The London School of Astrology is proud to offer students some of the finest astrological teachers – many of whom are world-renowned in the field. All tutors are consultant astrologers, many are published authors, and four of our regular tutors have won the prestigious Charles Harvey Award for Exceptional Service to Astrology, a lifetime achievement honour voted for by members of the astrological community. In fact, 18 of the award’s 22 winners have lectured at our school over the years.
Frank Clifford has written a dozen books on astrology and palmistry, guest edited The Mountain Astrologer numerous times, and given over 1000 talks, lectures and seminars in over a dozen countries. The author of the Year 2 text, Getting to the Heart of Your Chart, Frank also publishes books by other authors. In 2012, he won a lifetime honour for his contribution to astrology, and a writing award from ISAR and Regulus Award nomination followed.
Kim Farley has been practising astrology since the late 1980s and has been instrumental in introducing the subject to a generation of astrologers, many of whom now teach around the UK. Kim has a consultation practice and, alongside her astrological work, is a funeral celebrant and a part-time cook. Kim’s handy Mind Maps mini-book is a popular reference work for students.
Richard Swatton is a highly-experienced astrologer and psychotherapist, as well as an accomplished jazz pianist. Richard’s astrology education began in 1976 when he learned traditional, horary and occult–Theosophical approaches to the subject. His first mini-book, From Symbol to Substance, was published in 2012 and a full length, much anticipated volume, The Horary Process, is due in early 2020.
Wendy Stacey is a dynamic force in our community. She runs the Mayo School of Astrology, chairs the Astrological Association of Great Britain and lectures internationally. A mundane astrologer, her recent projects include the book Uranus Square Pluto and Consulting with Astrology, which was recently published in Turkish. Wendy was the recipient of The Charles Harvey Award in 2014.
Sue Farebrother has been practising as a professional astrologer and tarot consultant for 30 years. She teaches tarot at the LSA and occasional astrology classes at diploma level. Back in the mid-1980s, she trained as a psychotherapist with the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust. Sue’s first book, Astrology Decoded, was published by Rider in 2013 to great acclaim. A second, Astrology Forecasting, was released in October 2019.
Lynn Bell has been a highly-regarded consulting astrologer for more than 30 years and travels widely as a popular speaker and teacher. She was a regular lecturer at the CMED Institute with Caroline Myss, and Lynn’s book on family patterns, Planetary Threads, was re-issued by Ibis Press in 2013. Lynn visits us from her home in Paris every year to teach facets of psychological astrology.
Faye Blake (Cossar) lives and works in Amsterdam and visits the LSA to teach on subjects such as vocational astrology, aspects, working with clients, and dwarf planets such as Ceres. A business astrologer, Faye’s first book was recently updated and retitled Vocational Astrology: Finding the Right Career Direction (Flare, 2017). She lectures online for various schools including for New Moon, the LSA’s branch in China.
Darby Costello is a much-loved astrologer, lecturer and student mentor. She was Head Tutor at the CPA for many years and has written books on the four elements and the Moon. Darby gained an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology and in 2013 won the prestigious Charles Harvey Award. Each year, Darby joins us to teach on the outer planets or planetary combinations.
Vicky Maloney holds the CPA’s Certificate in Psychological Astrology, has completed the LSA’s Apprenticeship Programme, and earned the CSCT Certificate in Counselling Skills. She taught an astrology beginners’ class at Biddenham College and continues to see clients and give workshops. Vicky teaches Chiron and the centaurs for us at the London School of Astrology.
Kira Sutherland divides her time between Australia and Canada and works as an astrologer, naturopath and herbalist. Known for her vibrant, fun and straightforward teaching style, she is also an internationally-recognised, award-winning sports nutritionist. Kira visits us once every couple of years to teach on a number of subjects around health, nutrition and wellbeing.
Mark Jones is an evolutionary astrologer, psychosynthesis therapist and hypnotherapist. He is a very popular workshop leader in the U.S. and has written Healing the Soul: Pluto, Uranus and the Lunar Nodes, and The Soul Speaks: the Therapeutic Power of Astrology, and the new mini-book Dialogues with Frank Clifford.
Over the years, visiting and regular lecturers to the LSA and our annual Student Conference have included Dr Catherine Blackledge, Christian Borup, Dr Bernadette Brady, Wade Caves, Brian Clark, Rev Pamela Crane, Robert Currey, Dr Armand Diaz, Sue Dibnah, Adrian Duncan, Bernard Eccles, Dennis Elwell, Debbie Frank, John Frawley, John Green, Dr Liz Greene, Judy Hall, Dr Mike Harding, Jenni Harte, Derek Hawkins, Tony Howard, Maggie Hyde, Mark Jones, Babs Kirby, Dick van der Mark, Tracy Marks, Dietrech Pessin, Melanie Reinhart, Jane Ridder-Patrick, Damian Rocks, Dawn Roffe, Alexander von Schlieffen, Dr Percy Seymour, Christeen Skinner, Neil Spencer, Marcia Starck, Kira Sutherland, Komilla Sutton, Sue Tompkins, Sue Ward, John Wadsworth, Pete Watson, Dr Mark Williams, and Lynne (Beale) Wilson.
Guest speakers at the annual Palmistry Conference and the Life Patterns Society seminars have included Janet Birdseye, Maura Bright, Darren Brittain, Johnny Fincham, Johan Hjelmborg, Robin Lown, Suzi Morris and Peter West.
Some of the LSA’s alumni (Vicky Maloney, Stefanie James, Marcos Patchett and others) have returned to give classes of their own.