"...I would like to know more how you came to create this site your self and are you an aquarian. I would also like to know if you work as a professional astrologer and would you consider doing my own chart."
I thought other people may be interested to know a little about me, so here goes;
I'm a 1962 Aquarian, born January 30th. I don't know what time I was born and my mother died before I developed an interest in astrology, so I will probably never find out. But my chart has been rectified by a couple of astrologers and I believe my Ascendant is at about 23 degrees Gemini. My Sun, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Midheaven are all in Aquarius. My Moon is in the last degrees of Scorpio, squaring Uranus; the ruler of all my Aquarian planets.
My interest in astrology started when I was in my late twenties. Once I got past Sun sign astrology I found it really helpful as a means of psychological self-analysis. And I was fascinated by the predictive possibilities. I had studied philosophy and psychology in University, but I found advanced astrology to be much more interesting in many respects. The study of astrology was what eventually led me to eastern philosophy. I joined a Zen Centre for regular meditation in 1996 and if I was asked to divide my life into two distinct phases, this wonderful discovery would be it.
I have an MA in Economics and had quite an exhilarating career throughout my late twenties and thirties. I got married late in life and now, at the age of 44, have a two-year old baby. Here's a photo of the little goo. My secretive, privacy-loving and precariously-aspected Scorpio Moon is responsible for my reluctance to post my own photo.
I'm not a professional astrologer and have no astrology designation. I did publish an article in Mountain Astrologer back in 1996 and I have done tons of chart readings for my friends over the years. But it still takes me a few hours to read and really understand a chart. These days I really don't have the time for this, so I've stopped doing readings. My thought is that to be a good astrologer, you not only need to have a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of astrology, but you need also to be blessed with a bit of psychic prowess. I lack the psychic part. Recently, I've had a few requests from readers of this site to do a personal chart reading for them. Unfortunately, I'm not able to do this now.
I started this site over a year ago and at that time I had more spare time. Now, in 2006 I am swamped with other commitments and don't have as much time for this site as I would like. Maybe this will change again in the near future. One of the main objectives of starting this site was to connect other 1962 Aquarians together. See more about that here.
I would love to see other people participate and contribute short posts on any matter related to Aquarius, Aquarians and astrology. I am especially interested in personal stories. Please email me!
My thanks to everyone who reads Aquarian Digest.