Chart Interpretation & Working With Clients

7 nights residential course in the south of France
16 to 23 June 2018
with Sue Tompkins & Kim Farley

This 'How To' course is designed to increase confidence in actually 'doing' astrology and working with clients. Much of the week will be spent on chart interpretation. As well as trying to make sense of the chart and current transits, directions and progressions, we will also spend time considering how to have a meaningful conversation with our clients. What are the kind of questions that clients bring? How can an astrological conversation be of help with these and also with the often unasked questions. What special skills or psychological understanding, if any, are required of the modern astrologer? 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. All in a wonderful venue with home-cooked food. Participants also receive copies of their own chart (with transits, directions and progression) and have opportunity to discuss these.

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.


£875 inclusive of all tuition, accommodation (own room) and full board (except possibly for one optional dinner out) for 7 nights from 5pm on Saturday 16 June till after breakfast on Saturday 23 June. Earlybird fee = £825 if paid in full before 30/11/2017. Or save money by sharing a room - the earlybird fee for two people sharing is £1550 for two students or £1350 for one student plus non-student guest. After the 30/11/2017 the fees are £1600 or £1400 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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