Relating, Synastry & Working With Clients

7 nights residential course in the south of France
10 to 17 June 2017
with Sue Tompkins & Kim Farley

This 'How To' course is designed to increase confidence in actually 'doing' astrology and working with clients. As well as trying to make sense of the chart in its entirety, by popular demand, we will explore the various techniques that the consultant astrologer might use when considering relationship and family matters. We will explore the notion of relating and relationship in some detail in psychological terms and in the natal chart before going on to explore the various techniques used in synastry (including inter-aspects, composite and relationship charts) and introduce some lesser know ones. It is hoped the course will be fun as well as potentially increasing our understanding of ourselves and others. A unique aspect of the course will be the opportunity to work on the charts of real clients.

Lectures will be in the morning and from late afternoon. The main part of the afternoons will be used for astrological problem solving around the pool, resting or sight-seeing.


La Maison Verte ( is a private house built in 1830. Complete with shutters, chandeliers, tiled floors and wood burning stoves, the house is typically French and retains the character of its heyday as the chief mansion of the village. The house is now owned by an English couple who rent out the house to major choirs and other groups; the original Sabatier family produced 'wine for the people' – half a million litres of red each year. The wine barn now has various uses, including that of summer dining room. The teaching/rehearsal room is large, airy, cool and quiet. Two kitchens and three large reception rooms service the 13 very individual bedrooms in the main house and there are more than enough bath/shower rooms for everyone. Rooms will be allocated on a strictly first-come, first served basis. In cases of disability, please discuss your own individual requirements with us. Some disabilities can be catered for. There is a garden – well, a series of mini-gardens – a courtyard (with boules and table tennis) and a swimming pool. Linen and towels are provided for use in the house but participants need to bring their own towels for use by the pool.


Breakfast (cereals/continental style) light lunch, and dinner as the main meal of the day. Also included: teas/coffees and other refreshments throughout the day (but not alcohol!). Vegetarian and other dietary requirements will be catered for wherever possible. Just tell us your requirements – in advance – so we can be well-prepared. Kim, who as well as being enormous fun and a great astrologer and teacher, is an accomplished cook; she has done the catering on many courses, as well as for weddings, parties and other events. As well as teaching on the course, Kim will be in charge of fine dining at La Maison Verte.


Roujan is a large village with shops and bars. Often considered an undiscovered part of the south of France and situated on roads not crammed with tourists, Roujan is well placed. The Black Mountains are a twenty minute drive away, whilst the Mediterranean is about half an hour. It is also close to Carcassone and Pezenas, to Aigues Mortes (a medieval walled town on the edge of the Camargue), to Le Gorge d’heric (rivers, falls, pools and picnics) and a host of other interesting places.


£850 inclusive of all tuition, accommodation (own room) and full board (except possibly for one optional dinner out) for 7 nights from 5pm on Saturday 10 June till after breakfast on Saturday 17 June. Earlybird fee = £800 if paid in full before 30/11/2016. Or save money by sharing a room - the earlybird fee for two people sharing is £1400 for two students or £1200 for one student plus non-student guest. After the 30/11/2016 the fees are £1500 or £1300 respectively. Astrological tuition will be for 4½ days and will commence late Sunday afternoon.

For further information or to book: contact Sue by email: or telephone: 0044 (0)208 883 3460


By Air: Low-cost airlines fly from many UK and European airports to nearby Beziers (nearest airport) and also to Montpelier, Carcassone, and Perpignan airports. Even Nimes is only 2 hours away. See Ryanair, Flybe, Easyjet and BMI.

By train: Eurostar: less than 10 hours from St. Pancras to Beziers (with an easy change at Lille). Or TGV from Paris Gare de Lyon to Beziers or Montpellier.

By Car: Travel time approx. 9–10 hours from Calais.

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