Two noted astrologers teach in China

western astrology in ChinaOur friends Steven Forrest and Jeff Jawer along with Noel Tyl have been teaching workshops in China as part of an effort to bring western astrology to that country which has its own brand of astrology that is over 5,000 years old. I discovered this from  giving the workshops some good press.  However, it does illustrate some confusion over the type of astrology practiced by western astrologers such as Steven and Jeff and this:

 PeiEn is a full-time astrologer who is also familiar with the teachings of Forrest, havingheard him lecture when he came to China in 2010. Most of her clients come to her after finding out about her online or through word-of-mouth feedback from satisfied customers. Their needs include requiring a reading ofthe future, finding out more about themselves or seeking help to overcome personalanguish. Pei then reads their future using an astrolabe, the predecessor of the sextant used to find the altitude of stars, and offers her advice.

Astrolabes are amazing instruments, but I don’t know of too many western astrologers that use them. The article also indicates a fair amount of suspicion.  One woman is quoted as saying “Who knows where these ‘meanings” attached to stars come from? If it’s not from statistics, then where does it come from?”  Which will open up a whole other door of discussion, but as most of us who follow astrology know, human behavior simply cannot be broken down into statistical variants. A claim that “the astrological profession is strictly regulated” in the US and Europe sent me off into a peal of laughter.  Still, over the past ten years astrologers HAVE been able to educate the Western public about what astrology is and isn’t.  China is probably a bit behind the curve. To read more about Western offerings in China,  and use the translator.

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By | 2018-08-04T08:44:28+00:00 October 19th, 2012|Astrology in the news|6 Comments


  1. Greg F October 20, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Nice new banner on your website, Lynn. I like it.

    I know the Internet in general, and astrology sites like yours, have more than doubled my knowledge of the subject over the past ten years. Being able to interact on blogs with other people undergoing…or enduring…major transits has been comforting to me to know I am not the only one whose life is being disrupted during those times. I continue to be amazed by the major role that asteroids and Lilith play in my chart and those of others.

    As for the general public being educated? I was dismayed about the recent news reporting two amateur “astrologers” discovered a new planet that is simultaneously orbiting two stars, which also orbit two different stars. A great “astronomical” discovery to be sure. But…oh well.

    • October 23, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Thanks Greg! This is part of my general website redesign. And I’m working on a post about my own hugely difficult summer, so stay tuned. 🙂

      • Greg F October 25, 2012 at 5:02 pm

        I will be interested to read about your take on your Saturn return when you finish writing it.

        Something that comes to mind, as we were born during the same week and yeart, is the effect of precession on the Zodiac degrees as we age. It seems that the effects of aspects in transit occur sooner to me, as the spring equinox (First Point of Aries) has slid a half degree west or so since my birth date.

        Have you noticed that is true for your older clients? Might be the subject of a future article.

        Anyway, have a great weekend, and thanks for your insights as always.

        • October 27, 2012 at 7:10 am

          Hi Greg, I’m afraid I haven’t noticed the effect that you mention but it’s an interesting point to ponder. Sidereal astrologers do use the actual placement of the planets in the current constellations but most people who investigate sidereal astrology come back to tropical as being more accurate.

  2. Neil Ormsby December 6, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I love the Chinese Zodiac !
    Their New Year (Lunar New Year) is celebrated on the second New Moon (after the winter solstice) between January and February and ends on the Full Moon 15 days later.
    How Wonderful !

  3. Astrology December 23, 2012 at 9:07 pm


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