Gemma’s bio

I first became interested in Astrology back in the summer of ’96, during important Pluto, Neptune and Uranus transits to my natal chart. I’d started hanging out with an older crowd who (I felt) were intimidating and much more cryptic than I and I somehow ended up with a copy of Zolar’s ‘Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Knowledge’.

Instantly hooked at 15 years of age and enamoured with the mysterious title and pen name, chapters of the astral world and the soul, reading Zolar’s introduction to Astrology marked the moment I began consciously (and unconsciously) looking at energies with the Zodiac as a backdrop. I still do this almost unceasingly, with my technique and purpose constantly evolving. Everything he wrote of spoke to me deeply. The Astral world is my home and Astrology was a new way of understanding others on this daunting physical plane that requires respectable navigation to survive.

Numerous jobs and courses later, I found myself in a lab carrying out experiments while going home at the end of the day to focus on Astrology. Then some difficult events, which were in fact blessings in disguise and which, looking back now seems like divine intervention, I found myself completely jobless and it is in that space I found the room to take my passion seriously.

Fast forward to today I’m finally working as a professional Astrologer and it feels that this was destined for me from the beginning.

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As well as teaching Astrology and consulting, I write articles for Healing Crystals’ phenacite club and I’m the UK satellite for OPA (the Organisation for Professional Astrology). I have a diploma in Astrology, with a distinction in both Natal and Mundane Astrology and I’m a member of the APAI (the Association of Professional Astrologers International).

I help my clients to find meaningful ways of working through important, major transits that many people find notoriously difficult, using a deep understanding of how each transit tends to unfold and how uniquely a natal chart might respond to each transit. Using accurate applying, exact, and separating dates really helps my clients prepare for their transits and anticipate when the energies of the transits are being released.

Astrology can open up for us a space in our minds through which we can see the opportunities and energies available for us in this lifetime and through which we can work to achieve our highest potential. Whether or not you are spiritually inclined, viewing your upcoming journey through your future transits and your unique abilities through your natal and progressed charts can help you tap into a wealth of wisdom you may not have previously been aware of. If you’d like to find out more or book a consultation, I’m available via email (gemma@vineastrology.com). From here, I can explain the consulting process to you, while finding out more about yourself and realising the best way for us to progress.

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One of the things that led me to Astrology and studying the charts of people and places is a thirst for a deep understanding of why we are all here on our unique life paths and the innate drives that lead us towards our different destinies. On our own paths, we all face the realm of the collective unconscious and the external forces of the material world, but I believe that we each also have a self-empowering free will that can unlock life’s hidden blessings, as they’re revealed to us through Astrology. I have achieved a wealth of understanding through years of uncovering such knowledge with a huge desire to realise Astrology’s application in real-life circumstances and to pass this wisdom on to others.

I’m passionate about Astrology, nature, our environment and universal truth. I believe that spiritual growth and answering to the soul’s true calling begins with understanding the self and others and that viewing ourselves and our karmic paths through Astrology charts is one of the most insightful and helpful ways of achieving much deeper levels of insight (in our present, our past and when looking to the future) that can help us immensely in navigating through our transits in life.

My approach to Astrology is based on the archetypes and energetic themes of the planets and signs, Psychological Astrology, Progressions and Transits and how we might receive these alongside the energies of our progressed lunar phases.
Astrology as a tool can help us immensely on our journey by shining a light into our deeper selves and our lives that uncovers our soul’s hidden depths and existential meanings as reflected in the planetary positions at our time of birth.

I thoroughly enjoy reading my clients’ natal charts, as I will no doubt enjoy reading yours too and I always do my best to accommodate and adjust my consultations to my clients’ specific needs, wherever possible. I work in a completely confidential reader-client environment, where I can listen to all you have to share about your current situations and what it is you are looking for, so that I can use the knowledge I have accumulated from years of studying advanced Astrology to help you on your journey. I look forward to getting to know you and working with you.

I’m a member of the Astrological Association of Great Britain and a graduate of the Mayo School of Astrology, with a distinction in both natal and mundane Astrology.

My other work and interests include clairvoyancy, clairaudience and clairsentience, spiritual healing and growth through visualisation techniques, meditation and meditation with crystals. I will often offer gentle advice towards further healing through my consultations, if this is what is desired, so don’t hesitate to ask if you need this. Many of us carry wounds from the past and I believe that our healing journeys are on-going in much the same way that our learning journeys are; it is never possible for one person to know all there is to know about one thing and I firmly believe we are all here to help each other.

You can find more information on my consultations here and my contact information here.

Blessings, Gemma Harwood BSc D.M. Astrol MAPAI