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Astrology has been my passion ever since I can remember. When I think back to my younger years, I recall always knowing people’s Star sign, sometimes remembering that before I could think of their name! Linda Goodman, famous 60’s astrology write, was my “gateway drug” into this mysterious and ever fascinating world, and I pored over her magical words, feeling a deep resonation in what seemed to be able to explain myself to me.

Fast forward to my twenties, I began studying Vedic (Eastern) Astrology under the tutelage of my uncle, and became so hungry for more than I eventually enrolled in a 3-year Diploma Course with Rod Suskin’s School of Astrology. Having achieved a Scholarship for my final year, I graduated with a distinction and headed abroad, leaving my full-time job over my Saturn Return at 29 to build a career.

I returned to Cape Town, after building experience doing workshops and consults to conscious communities in the East, and began teaching my own 12-week astrology foundations course, as well as holding both Astrology & Tarot workshops on various topics. Tarot, for me, is the perfect pairing to the more rational focus of Astrology, allowing for my intuition to flourish and grow.

As I gained more experience and explored many different types of astrology, from natal (in simple terms, “personality”) astrology, to predictive astrology, relationship focussed astrology to question-based astrology. Eventually, I found what I resonated with the strongest, and that is “psychological” astrology, so to speak. Although I am not a psychologist, I began realising that I had a wonderful knack of showing people their complexes, shadows and gifts, and that my sessions were compared to a “really good therapy session”. I find pride in being bale to look back and see influences of the past, find resolution and shine a light on the things that perhaps have not been seen by the client.

This was further influenced by y studies of Jung, and over 2016 and 2018, I studied two life-changing courses, one in Yoga & Psychotherapy, and one being the “12 steps to Individuation” Jungian course, followed by the Conscious living program.

These two courses profoundly influenced my approach to Astrology, and lent me a further “Map of the Psyche”, helping me to learn how to break down the various concepts into astrological terms and to explore Archetypal meanings behind the planets.  These 10 planets can inform us of our own complexes, archetypal energies and behaviours, what parts may be strong and active within us, and what parts are neglected or unconscious.

Many of Jung’s theories fit beautifully with Astrological Symbols, such as the Persona with the Rising Sign, the Shadow with the planet Pluto, our subconscious longing and suppressions with our 12th house, and the Anima and Animus with Venus and Mars, with the Sun as the central “Self”, the core of our vitality.

At the same time, over the last few years I have been constantly contacted to do work on relationship astrology, from texts on astrological compatibility, to consults with couples looking for ways to improve their relationships. This is a particular area of interest for me, and something I am extremely passionate about.

My Qualifications:

  • 3yr Dipl. Traditional Astrology – Rod Suskin School of Astrology
  • Psychology & Yoga – Agama Yoga, Koh Phangan
  • 200hr Yoga Teacher Training – Rishikesh, India
  • 12 Steps to Individuation – Centre of Applied Jungian Studies
  • Intermediate Tarot Reading – School of Intuition and Healing

My Courses:

  • 12 week “Astrology for Self-Empowerment” Course (via School of Intuition & Healing)
  • 12 week “Power of Prediction” Astrology Course
  • 4-month Tarot Basics Course (Via Metavarsity)

Regular Retreats/Talks/Workshops:

  • “Retreat Yourself” – a yearly spirit-fest incorporating modern & traditional healing modalities
  • Monthly Astrology Talk on Cape Talk Radio
  • Yearly Astrology Retreats at The Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo, KZN
My sister called me from the car after the reading, she said it was incredibly accurate, and thanked me for “such a nice Christmas present” – so THANK YOU so much, I knew you would be amazing!!
Riana Weichers
I wanted to thank you for the workshop on Sunday. I really found it beneficial to explore tarots and get a few affirmations on how I have been doing so far!
Charnre De Mink
You have started a teeny tiny little magical blue fire under my butt, and lit the inspiration flame in my brain!
Liezl James
It was an honour meeting with you. You are truly passionate and knowledgeable with authority.
M Van Rooyen
Thank you for your time and effort! I really appreciate it and you were definitely very spot on and insightful.
L Gouws
Thanks again, I feel so much lighter! You have a very valuable gift!
A Pratten
Thanks for the brilliant presentation on Saturday night, it really opened my eyes. Especially the significance of the moon and moon phases.
C Poulter
Thanks for the reading, it was more than accurate ! There were no surprises and it was the perfect reaffirmation of who I am, where I’m going and what I need to do. Thank you so much !
C Poulter
I just wanted to say thank you again for such a wonderfully honest and detailed reading. I’m still blown away by how accurate it was.

I’m so happy we met and I’m glad you came into my life for the reading, I’d been searching for a little while and as soon as I saw you were an astrologist .. I knew you were the right person to ask.

I truly hope you get to live your dream and keep doing this, you really have so much heart and knowledge to share! The world needs this right now.

Jo Woodman
You are the best!!

Thank you soo much for the session – I walked way with renewed energy for stuff.

You are a real professional – your assessment was deadly accurate, and your delivery and presentation was so inclusive and uplifting.

You made me feel excited about what lies in my field for the next while, and I cannot wait to start.

You have given me hope to trust my intuition and the path that I have chosen. And I will be going full out to absorb and do and experience and feel as much as I can. It’s like you’ve said to me “you can do this” – and it’s a huge relief.

Thank you so much. You are awesome.

T Newdigate
“Oh wow! That was mind-blowing! In 10 minutes Margarita opened my eyes to stuff, and has started me on a very exciting renewal course. Thank you”.
Anon
“Lovely, and clear with insight”.
Anon
“Was very insightful. I was able to get confirmation as to the direction of my life. Thank you Margarita!”
Anon
“Very, very good! Thank you!”
Anon
“She was correct and I was able to resonate with the messages. Thank you so much. I am grateful”.
Anon
Thank you do much for sharing your knowledge and kindness with me today. It was indeed enlightening to hear my story. You are an inspiration.
M Hamilton
Today’s reading was amazing and has given me so much to think about – and more importantly, just really reinforced that I am on the right path and working through all this difficult stuff is so essential to my soul’s growth…! Thank you!
L McGregor
Thank you so much for that very comprehensive and detailed reading you gave me. I thought it was very accurate and it gives me inspiration for the future!
D Kretchmer
A million thanks for yesterday! A lot of what you said made perfect sense.
L Botha
Margarita, this is amazing! Thank you so much for your time yesterday. I really enjoyed it and found it insightful.
S Newdigate
I had a chance to read your feedback about 10 mins ago… So true with tears in my eyes. Thank you for the guidance!
J Lombard
I have always been a skeptic regarding tarot reading and the stars. I must say that I am very impressed. I work very closely with J as I am his eyes, PA and just about everything. For someone who knows him and his ways so well it was really a surprise to read the information and research you have gathered. So, so true!! every last word and description and personality traits. Thank you for the guidance and the answering of our questions. We now know which way to go
M Lombard
Thank you! Really enjoyed it and found it so Interesting, relevant and empowering
B Dadon
“Thanks so much for a brilliant reading. It really inspired me. So much to take in. I have recommended a few friends so you will be getting some more clients.”
T Parish
Thank you Margarita, and for the lovely session and all your preparation!
S Wood
What a fantastic experience. Thank you so much!
Chelley
Such a delight meeting you, thank you for the session today. So insightful and I took away so much more than I could have imagined, again many thanks – so much makes sense about myself and my life.
M Vaughn
Thank you so much for the reading! So insightful and totally accurate! What a fabulous birthday gift. I am giving my friend your information and he would like to contact you to set up a reading.
T Vaughn
I was a little speechless yesterday, sorry I didnt have to many questions! I felt however a little more at ease with myself yesterday and today, for a matter of fact – your readings were so accurate! And this morning I looked at the sun a little differently :)
K Fischer
“You communicated everything so beautifully! Feeling lots of relief and super positive about where I’m at… and where I’m going!”
G Van
Thank you so much :) Ive just went through it again now and its so spot on!! AMAZING!!

Thank you again for your time and energy, it was a great experience and will definitely touch base again!!

T Hill
Thank you for a wonderful session. It was very helpful – I actually feel relieved!
L De Vos
Thank you so much for casting a bright light onto my chart today.
It was a lot to take in and will take me some time to digest it all properly, but I appreciate all the information immensely.Looking forward to another chat some time next year!
M van Reenen