My first love is Astrology, which I have self-studied since a teenager. I went on to learn under the guidance of my uncle, a respected Vedic Astrologer in Cape Town, Robert Rittel in 2010, and then decided to formalize my studies under the well known South African Astrologer, Rod Suskin, completing my 3-year Diploma with a distinction. I further myself by attending various workshops and have spoken at the Cape Astrology Association in August 2015 on the subject of Cycles.

I am well known amongst my peers for having a boundless enthusiasm for Astrology and a love for sharing that information among others – of course, with my Aquarian Sun! My Astrology workshops are built around having guided work as well as informal discussions in which we work with your chart in a group environment.

My workshops are aimed at the individuals who wish to understand Astrology for themselves, empower themselves, and most of all, get to know themselves. They are focussed entirely on the individual, and you will work with your OWN chart. These workshops are not intended to get you ready to practice, rather to further your own growth. For those who wish to open a professional practice, I encourage application for formal studies.

As from 2017, I am pleased and proud to announce my working partnership with the School of Intuition and Healing, in order to take the Amazing Art of Astrology to as many folks as possible!


2017 : Bookings through the School of Intuition & Healing

  • Dates : Monday 18 Sep – Monday 4 Dec 2017
  • Days : Mondays
  • Times : 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Venue : 24 Roeland Square, Drury Lane, Gardens
  • Cost : R1, 800.00 p/p
  • To bring : Notebook, pen, laptop / tablet if possible
  • Bookings : email
Thank you so much for putting together a 2 hour workshop that was so enlightening and incredibly informative. You’ve clearly put so much effort into, not only the workshop, but also from your passion, years of study and heart into the subject of astrology. I now have a new found interest. I feel this is the start of a new journey and pathway for me.
J Woodman
“I really loved your teaching style. I liked that you differentiated between lecturing the content and then allowing the group to do the exploration / application of the knowledge afterwards. This kind of experiential learning I believe to be really beneficial as it grounds the knowledge. “
M Fourie
“I really really enjoyed this course and am excited by the new possibilities for growth that I have access to as a result of having taken this journey with you. Thank YOU for sharing your gifts and holding the space for me to learn and explore.”
M Fourie
“We want more!!!!”
AM Breen
Thanks for the great workshop today. Enjoyed it so much! You are such a confident teacher !
M Webb
I honestly loved everything about the course and really think Margarita is an excellent teacher: she’s patient and knowledgeable!
L McGregor
“I enjoyed the relaxed but thorough teaching style Margarita has, and the class was not too big either which made it more intermediate
A Rhighini
Margarita is a passionate, well read excellent teacher and has a great style of teaching
M Hamilton
I really think it is a beautiful course for anyone interested in astrology and Margarita is excellent!
G Vignoli
I just want to thank you for sharing your gifts with us and teaching us in a most attentive, gentle, playful and non judgemental way.
T Gelle

Astrology Basics Course Details:


Course length:
12 weeks // 30 hrs.
Days & times :
19 June – 4 Sep, Mondays at 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Venue :
75 Roeland Square Drury Lane Gardens
To bring :
A laptop or mobile device to view notes // printed notes, book for notes & pen, snacks & most of all –a willing heart!
Aim :
To help you to understand your own birth chart (not for professional practice)
R1, 800 per course (6 student’s minimum needed to start)


Monday: (12 evenings // 2.5 hrs. per class // 6.30pm – 9pm)

Day One:

• Introduction of Margarita Celeste
• Forming a sacred circle; introduction & meditation
• Introduction to Astrology – what is Astrology, why do we use it, what can it do?
• A brief history of Astrology
• Hand out of Birth Charts

Day Two:
• The Elements
• The Triplicities
• The Quadruplicities
• The Ascendant & Midheaven as planets
• Chart Shapes
• Brief workshop with charts

Day Three:
• 5 personal Planets & their meanings
• 5 impersonal Planets & their meanings
• Workshop 10 Planets in elements, triplicity & quadruplicity

Day Four:
• The 12 Signs & their meanings
• Essential Dignity – Planets in signs
• Workshop Planets in signs & strength – WHAT & HOW principle

Day Five:
• The easy aspects : trine & sextile, sometimes conjunctions
• Workshop Planetary aspects

Day Six:
• The hard aspects : opposition, square, sometimes conjunctions
• Workshop Planetary aspects

Day Seven:
• The Houses 1 – 12 : cadent, succedent & angular
• The ASC, IC, DESC & MC
• Easy & Challenging Houses

Day Eight:
• Merging & putting it all together – workshop Planets in and ruling Houses – WHAT, HOW & WHERE principle.
• Equations for putting Planets & Houses together

Day Nine:
• Going over Houses
• The Ascendant’s motivation & the Chart Ruler (your most important planet)
• The Midheaven and the Career
• The Sun and the Soul – our Purpose in life
• The Moon & her phases – how do we fulfil our purpose
• Putting the 3 together

Day Ten:
• Life Cycles
• Reflection & Discussion on ours or someone else’s Life Cycles

Day Eleven:
• Transits
• Workshop with partners

Day Twelve:
• Final Class – questions and answers, revision
• Swopping partners and interpretation of class charts – pick someone you know, a celebrity or famous person.

The topics will be the same as above, and can be made available on request.

Classes will be held at the student’s home / space and times & cost to be negotiated dependent on the level of the student.

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