Armand M. Diaz, Ph.D., approaches astrology from the perspective of growth and development. The challenges and opportunities we face are described by the astrological chart and its transits, but whether we use these energies as tools for our personal and spiritual evolution is up to each of us. The goal of an astrological consultation should not be for the client to leave with a sense of "what is going to happen" to them, but with a greater awareness of how they might navigate through the changes in life, learning and growing in the process.
In addition to astrological consultations, Armand also teaches astrology to individuals and groups. He lectures on a variety of astrological topics, and has led workshops in experiential astrology. Armand's first book, Transformation: The Four Keys to Thriving in Times of Change, abstracted astrological wisdom about transits and presented it in terms that non-astrologers could appreciate. His forthcoming book, Integral Astrology: Understanding the Ancient Discipline in the Contemporary World, presents a new approach to astrology, linking it to current thinking about the evolution of consciousness.
Armand completed his doctorate at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where his research (funded by a scholarship from the Esalen Institute) was on the lives and worldviews of psychic-mediums.