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Back in Blogging Land

Posted in Astrology, Music, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on October 30, 2016 by sudhirastropoetica

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It’s been a very long time between drinks – but here I am back at my keyboard tying up a blog entry. My life has been immersed in the world of acute mental health support. And what a journey it has been. I’ve am having a very real encounter with the system and met a wonderful collection of characters along the way. Still, no matter what has been going on I keep tapping out astrology columns for various newspapers and www.osho.com. Astrology continues to be a vehicle for expression. Mythology keeps being a way to understand things in that mid-land between logic and meditative silence. People keep finding me to have sessions; mostly on-line these days. Life goes on.

The other thing that I have done over the last year and a bit is an on-line Certificate in Trauma and Stress Studies put together by the Trauma Centre in Boston. I even went to Boston in June/July to go to the 27th Annual Trauma Conference. I am truly gob-smacked by the work that is going on in this realm. It is the future of mental health. Check out Bessel van der Kolk (The Body Keeps the Score), Peter Levine, Steven Porges and more. They are empirical scientists whose research is starting to affirm the sanity and effectiveness of such things as body awareness, meditation/mindfulness, relating, creativity and flow. Bless them for bridging a whole lot of really important gaps.

For the rest, it’s feels like consolidation time. My book is now available on Etsy. Go to www.etsy.com and search for Sudhir Astrology. You’ll find two shops with it. Either work. $20 with free shipping anywhere in the world. Also, I have a remastered collection of old songs up at https://sudhir.bandcamp.com/ Bandcamp now take Credit Card payments as well as Paypal. They have finally made life easier. I also post articles from time to time on Linked In. If you feel like getting in touch – do. Love and fun – Sudhir

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Skype Sessions + Free Books

Posted in Astrology, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on May 16, 2013 by sudhirastropoetica

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I am on a semester break from uni, so at last some moments free from assignments and some seriously interesting reading to post some news.

The big news is that I am now set up to do Skype Astrology Sessions. Wherever you are in the world, I can now interpret your chart, your transits or do a relationship reading face to face on Skype. I really look forward to connecting with those of you who are interested enough in the approach you find in these pages, in my astrology columns, or in my book, to send me an e-mail and book yourself in.

The first couple of hundred people to book in will get a free copy of my book – ‘Astrology for Those Who Won’t Admit They’re Interested’ along with their session. Each session will last for a little over an hour. If you can’t record it, then I will – and send you the recording as an MP3 file on a flash drive. You will also have the opportunity of a short (half hour max) follow up question and answer session should you need it, as part of the session price (and of course a free book if you get in early).

This all works, wherever you are in the world (as long as we can figure out time differences and if you have paypal). I charge $100 AUS.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. My e-mail address is astropoetica@gmail.com  Send me an e-mail and I’ll send you all the practical details. They are very simple.

Much love and fun

Sudhir

Sudhir Astrology in Print and on Your Coffee Table!

Posted in Astrology with tags , , , , on February 3, 2013 by sudhirastropoetica

A bit of brilliant Jinesh illustrative geniius in my paw.

“Astrology For Those Who Won’t Admit They’re Interested” is a lovely colourful gift book I have out, that looks at Astrology and the meaning of the star signs, in unique and original ways. It’s designed to go on your coffee table or kitchen bench and inspire discussion, conversation and assorted ‘aha’s’. It is cheekily illustrated by my good friend Jinesh. It’s also a mighty fine present for anyone you know who might be up for a good astrological ponder – and a chuckle here and there.

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For those who are just hearing about the presence of this little literary gem, all you need to do to order your copy, is to send me a message via this blog, or e-mail me at astropoetica@gmail.com. It’s $25 including postage, to anywhere in the world. There’s a limited supply of copies of this edition left, so get in soon. You can pay by PayPal (worldwide), or cheque/money order, or direct deposit (if you are in Australia). I’ll need your name and postal address, however you order it – and will get your copy on its way to you ASAP.

Roll on regenerative year of the Snake!

Sudhir

Postmodern Astrology

Posted in Astrology, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2012 by sudhirastropoetica

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I love astrology – mainly for its mythological, hence psychological, depth. The superstition that still surrounds it however has always driven me to distraction. That people in the 21st century still cling to the idea that it has scientific credibility in its present form, defies belief. Perhaps one day someone will find an empirical connection between the planets, stars and life on earth. Maybe once in the days of genuine intuitive cognition it was understood correctly. Presently it’s a dog’s breakfast.

Up until now, rather than get tangled in the muddy soup of that argument, I have focussed on identifying the witness of it all. There is a witness to the whole dance of energy that we are and that life is. This witness is the core of awareness which provides the hub of silence that offers refuge from the noise – or a counterpoint to the noise.

Going to Uni has opened up another way of looking at these things for me. I am blessed to finally get my head around postmodernism. We are made up of stories – and these stories are malleable. To put astrology into this mix is a fascinating journey. The stories, archetypes and mythological patterns that form the template of astrology, are malleable. We can read them however we want to read them, make meaning of them in whatever way we want to make meaning of them – and shift them around to affirm the very best of who we are, as we please. That takes all the dogmatic lunacy out of astrology and empowers we lovers of grand archetypal narrative, in whole new ways.

My greatest joy so far in finally doing a counselling degree, is to have discovered narrative therapy – and in particular the works of Michael White and David Epston. To sum it up briefly, narrative suggests that when we are in a bit of a ditch, we are often plagued by problem-saturated narratives that distort our view. Through externalising our problem/s, we can deconstruct them, see what ideas beliefs etc drive them – and then go looking for other, hidden healthy narratives that are also present in our lives but are operating out of sight. As we strengthen these alternate narratives, so we can move from ‘problem’ to creativity, strength, awareness, love, whatever.

To put astrology into this context, imagine not being hoodwinked into certain not very constructive predictive interpretations of your sign, or your present day transits but instead being free to rewrite the interpretation according to your unique healthy creative narrative – the one that lives underneath any deterministic power-drenched superstitious nonsense you might have had put on you by some apparently authoritative astrologer, or cook-book astrological manual. This opens up the possibility of each person finding their most unique astrological self – one that identifies their strengths and celebrates them.

And then we can find the witness!

Much love
Sudhir
PS I still have books for sale. $25 including postage anywhere in the world!

Books for Sale

Posted in Astrology, Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 5, 2012 by sudhirastropoetica

There are exactly 300 copies of my book in existence and available for sale. They are $25(Australian) each. Get one while you can. The postage is free worldwide. To buy one, contact me here or at astropoetica@gmail.com or send $25 Australian to my e-mail address via paypal. Be sure to include your name, postal address and contact details. It’s a very cool little book with a unique take on astrology – and because it is small and full of colour pictures, it’s makes a great gift. Let’s get these little babies out of here.

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Free Music, Academia and The Pole Star

Posted in Astrology, Music with tags , , , , , , on September 2, 2011 by sudhirastropoetica

I’ve just been and had some fun on my Bandcamp page. www.sudhir.bandcamp.com Having managed to get my mastering program up and running on my new computer, I have remastered all my old songs, and put 12 of them up for downloading. You can name your price – which includes FREE if you so desire – and are one of the first couple of hundred to do so each month.

And oh my god – it’s been over nine months since I updated this page! So – where have I been? aside from going through floods and storms and having a solid encounter with the fact of aging, via my 94 year old mum, I have been studying. Somewhere near the end of last year I got possessed by the idea to get a Counselling Degree. As it turns out, I am having a whole lot of fun with it. I’m studying on-line via the Jansen Newman Institute in Sydney and am pretty damn impressed so far. There’s been heaps of sociology, which has meant me getting my head around folks like Michel Foucault after years of avoiding them – and I’m discovering counselling models that I really like. Mostly those that have arisen through a trail that leads to Milton Erickson (Narrative/Brief Solution Focussed). Erickson had the idea that the Unconscious is a huge positive resource, rather than a fathomless Freudian cesspit. I like it.

Astrology goes ever onwards and upwards however. I am intrigued by the idea of the Pole Star – that point in the sky that doesn’t move – which symbolises that within us that also doesn’t move. I found a meditation technique in ‘The Book of The Secrets’ by Osho that is all about remembering this stillness, as everything around it dances, shifts and changes. It’s a lovely metaphor for astrology. The planets dance and change. The Pole Star hints at the axle around which it all dances. The parts of us that are represented by the planets and signs go through their crazy dramas; the bit within us represented by the Pole Star, doesn’t. It is a witness.

Lovely.

Astrology Gift Vouchers – Available Now!

Posted in Astrology, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on December 19, 2010 by sudhirastropoetica

It being a week before Christmas, and you are still looking for a last minute gift. Here’s an idea – A ‘Gift Voucher’ for an Astrology Reading. They are $70 (Australian Dollars) and can be paid for by Paypal wherever you are in the world – or by Direct Deposit if you are in Australia. E-mail me at  astropoetica@gmail.com for all the details. I can send them anywhere in the world on MP3 by e-mail or post. They are about an hour and a half in length – and cost $70 (Australian Dollars).

I can do Natal Charts, Transits, Relationship Readings – whatever. The whole tone of my readings matches the angles I take on Astrology here on this Blog site – and in my columns if you read them in newspapers, magazines or on websites around the world.

My book “Astrology For Those Who Won’t Admit They’re Interested” is also out there ready to make it into your Christmas Stockings. If you are in Australia it can be found in most good bookshops. Notably Collins Smithfield in Far North Queensland, Dymocks in Fremantle, Angus and Robertson, Mary Ryans, Black Kat, New Farm Editions and more in Brisbane – and at  www.boolarongpress.com.au if you are anywhere else.

Reading or Book, I can promise you a thoroughly original and entertaining take on the stars. Now is a very good time to check them out!

Sudhir

The Buddha Image is drawn by and Copyrighted by Jinesh Wilmot