Category: coaching

  • Dear Taurus – ready for revolutionary change?

    On 16 May 2018, Uranus enters the zodiac sign of Taurus. This will mean different things to different people. But one thing that’s for certain is that sometime between 16thMay and April 2026, each and every Taurean will be for an interesting ride when Uranus conjuncts his or her natal Sun. This is a perfect […]

  • Transference & Countertransference for Coaches

    The psychological realty is that both coaches and their clients come into a session with personal agendas that will feed into the session for better or worse. One aspect of this is what is known by therapists and psychologists as transference/countertransference, something they are trained to spot as well as to deal with it. Usually, […]

  • Raising Client Awareness through coaching – why and how?

    Under the Association for Coaching (AC) Guidelines (Rev. June 2012), raising awareness in clients is one of twelve key competencies for coaching. So, what might constitute awareness, why is it important, and how might it be achieved? According to the OED (n), awareness brings one into a state of consciousness (OED, n, b) which in […]

  • Psychological projections – uncomfortable gifts for a more authentic you

    It’s only natural to assume that the world is as we see it and that people are as we imagine them to be. But the reality is a bit more complicated than that and part of the reason is because of the psychological phenomena known as ‘projection’. According to psychology folks, projection is an automatic […]

  • Today and Tomorrow are ‘serious play’ days. YEAH!

    With the Sun in Pisces (oneness with life & nature) and the Moon in Gemini (student/child) today is a ‘serious play’ day. In the Joie de Vivre tarot deck, we find Bliss and her mer-bunny friends, Charity and Innocence, swimming side by side. Oh, what fun! A lovely day spent with best friends playing in […]

  • Why not tell yourself a new & better story?

    You’ve worked hard. But to date, your actions have not delivered the desired results. More likely than not, this is because of undesirable (i.e. outgrown) behaviours, which in turn, have been driven by undesirable (i.e. outgrown) stories about yourself to which, over time, you’ve become attached. It only makes sense that to get desired results, […]

  • Lunar Implications for Coaching

    The first step in coaching practice is to create a holding container or space where clients feel safe and secure enough to explore themselves and their situation. In order to accomplish this, the coach must first feel safe and secure in his or her own container or space. Astrologically, the ability feel safe and secure […]

  • Mercurial Implications for Coaching

    MYTHOLOGICAL MERCURY presides over exchanges, barters, and communication. As the patron god of crossroads, he presides over connections of every kind, is the god of thieves (the other side of the business deal), although a god in his own right, he is the winged messenger of all the gods, presides over every aspect of the […]

  • Happy Birthday Aquarius

    What might those with Sun in Aquarius expect this year? Goals and values serve each other. With Venus and the Sun conjunct (in Aquarius), you can look forward to a harmonious period. Enjoy music, the arts, anything and everything that not only makes you feel good, but also that is in keeping with your personal […]

  • The Astro-Reality of Person-Centred Coaching

    Originally developed by Carl Rogers in the 1940’s and 1950’s, the philosophy underpinning this approach to coaching is that under the right circumstances, we’re all capable of sorting ourselves out. To achieve this, the coach needs to offer his or her client both a ‘safe space’ for talking and a heavy dose of empathetic listening. […]