Using Astrology to Create a Vocational Profile
by Faye Cossar
Reviewed by Mary Plumb, appearing in the Oct/Nov 2012 issue of The Mountain Astrologer magazine.
As I was reading Using Astrology to Create a Vocational Profile, recognizing how practical and thorough it is, I thought that it could be used by astrologers to develop a specialty in career counseling. At the end, in the author’s biographical notes, I found out that Faye Cossar does indeed offer an online apprenticeship using this book as the basis. The material is also the foundation of training courses she offers through the Amsterdam School of Astrology and the London School of Astrology.
Faye Cossar has worked with career counselors outside of astrology and has integrated tools and processes from those fields into her work. One of the essential reference points in her work is to engage the client in the process. Although she includes what the astrologer can realistically cover in matters of career and vocation if the client is only coming for one session, her forte is an ongoing (and clearly structured and organized) process that actively involves the client (e.g., in writing assignments, “to help them create their own matrix”); this results in their Vocational Profile, something that can be referred to throughout life.
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Saturn in Transit: Boundaries of Mind, Body, and Soul
Red Wheel/Weiser; 2nd edition (October 1, 2000)
$21.95 paper (337p) ISBN 1578631815
Erin Sullivan gives a thorough account of the astrology, mythology and psychology of Saturn's role as the source of divine discontent and longing for the ideal, out of which is born our greatest work. She draws on her Classical Myth background, the work of CJ Jung, and Joseph Campbell's monomyth and reveals Saturn's useful and developmental influence in our lives. Saturn assists the modern hero and heroine, during its transit around the zodiac, by destroying the old and outmoded within, and throwing us periodically into chaos, which invariably generates a creative transformation of purpose in our lives. Sullivan's contribution is an elegant guide to working with Saturn energy in your life.