Fifth House Astrology

Astrology & Creativity

Hi, I'm Sophie.

I'm an astrologer, writer, dance artist, and mom. I want to help you discover and use the powerful tool of astrology to live a happier, more creative life. 

Astrology provides us with a map of our life, describing overarching themes as well as areas in which we shine and those where we face challenges. Predictive techniques give us an idea of when and how certain themes may emerge. 

I've been humbled by the insight provided by astrology since I began studying it as a teenager in the 90s, when I'd hang out in new age bookstores in my Doc Martens and vintage cords, reading whatever astrology books I could get my hands on. Since then, I've incorporated various traditional and modern techniques into my astrological practice. 

I'm thrilled to be able to share these insights with you though consultations and my newsletter. 

Thanks for stopping by! Keep in touch for updates about my practice by subscribing to my newsletter

Why Astrology? Why Now?

Astrology provides us with a richly symbolic, multi-layered language for understanding life – everything from the particulars of our own existence, our impulses and triggers, to the events and contours of our lives. 

The practice of astrology goes back thousands of years, to ancient Babylon, when people first began keeping records of their observations of celestial phenomena and the connections they made to events on Earth. During the Hellenistic era around the Mediterranean region, astrologers synthesized ancient Babylonian and Egyptian practices into horoscopic astrology, the three-fold system that we use today, which incorporates signs, houses, and planetary aspects. 

This body of astrological knowledge was transmitted over the centuries, from the Greek and Latin-speaking Mediterranean to the Indian subcontinent, the Persian and Arabic-speaking empires, and to Europe through the cultural exchange that accompanied the Crusades. However, some elements were lost in translation, or simply lost. 

The Enlightenment split astrology from its earlier place in the sciences and led to a period of obscurity. In the 19th-century, under the growing influences of spiritualism and the nascent field of psychology, astrology experienced a renewed period of interest, leading to the 20th-century era of modern astrology. Modern astrology prioritized a psychological approach over earlier predictive and deterministic orientations, which were rooted in the ancient philosophy of stoicism and the idea of fate or destiny. 

Recent translation projects, beginning with Project Hindsight in the 1990s and continuing into the present time through the groundbreaking work of astrologers such as Demetra George and Chris Brennen, among others, have reintroduced the original practices of astrology to the contemporary world. 

This is an exciting time in astrology, when ancient knowledge and techniques are finally accessible to audiences already versed in the best practices of modern astrology, including counseling strategies and psychological insight. 

There has never been a better time to learn about astrology and how it can help you understand yourself and your life trajectory! 

© Copyright 2024 SM. All Rights Reserved.

Built with Mobirise - Click here