Astro-Coaching

Check-in with yourself and your sacred journey of healing & unfolding through a session with astro-coach Hugh Smiley

Astrological symbolism plays out in real lives clearly demonstrating the validity of the astrological model as a means of attempting to understand ourselves both individually and collectively.

Rather than a “reading”, in an astro-coaching session, we participate in an authentic dialogue consisting of mindfulness-based, self-enquiry through the exquisite language of symbols flowering throughout the fertile garden of your birth chart and your heart. We might also work with transits, ‘intercepted signs’, progressions and helio charts.

My name is Hugh. I grew up in a very small town on Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada and have travelled the world (some bio info: here).
Having devoured Alice Bailey’s “Esoteric Astrology” in 1972-3, was a corresponding student of the Buenos Aires branch of the Arcane School while living in Paraguay in the late 70s.

During the 80s I read a lot, drew up charts and attended classes & conferences. In the 90s, was active with an online group (including Melanie Reinhart & Zane Stein) studying the astronomy and co-creating the emerging astrology of Chiron & the other Centaurs as they were being discovered in our solar system.

Put the books away for 20 years. Three years ago was drawn back into this wonderful world, pleased and surprised to experience a whole new depth of resonance and understanding through my own & others’ natal charts.

I bring various resources into a session with a client. Having practiced and taught the Hakomi Method of somatic psychotherapy  for 35 years, am familiar with character typology & psychological belief systems. Having developed, since childhood, the Korason Method for Authentic Voice & Dialogue, there is access to a system combining intention, sound production, movement, visualization & the chakras to deepen new ‘neural pathways’ in consciousness – a powerful vehicle to bring the chart to life. With Sun, Saturn & Pluto conjunct in Leo and Midheaven in Sagittarius, am developing a form of Agni (‘fire’ in Sanskrit): Yoga of the Heart & Yoga of the Future.

Graduating in Peace & Conflict Studies from the University of Toronto, I’ve been deeply engaged in creating experiential community learning and practice of Authentic Dialogue for more effective decision-making, resolution of conflicts and healing of trauma. Am also a bodyworker and know well, after 40 years practicing, how trauma, psychological beliefs, and of course the planets & stars dwell in the soma (we are stardust, connected with remote galaxies as well as our own solar system).

I have a special interest in Chiron and the other centaurs as symbolic agents for the deep changes human consciousness & society is undergoing during these challenging times. People are more ready now to work with the unconscious and the shadow. Chiron can be a most excellent warrior-shaman-healer-messenger to accompany and illumine this journey of awakening and transformation. My friend & colleague Adela Dumitriu and I have created a video called Chiron: Windhorse Messenger and offer a free, bi-weekly, experiential class on Zoom exploring Chiron’s archetypes (Tuesdays, 1:30 pm ET).

After an optional free 20-minute phone or zoom consultation, you can book a 45- or 90-minute astro-coaching session.

Click below to pay US$65 for a 45-minute astro-coaching session:




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