About Theo

Theodore has a background as a petroleum engineer in the oil and gas industry and has been practicing astrology professionally since 2014. He began learning psychological astrology in 2010, then moved onto traditional western astrology with qualifications in natal, horary, mundane, locational, and medical branches. He has a Diploma in Medieval Astrology (Zoller, 2012) and a Diploma in Astrological Studies (Suskin, 2014). Born into a strong Indian cultural heritage, he naturally gravitated toward eastern forms of astrology. Since 2016, he began studying a holistic form of Vedic Astrology, which combines meaning and techniques from astrological, scriptural, tantric, yogic and omenology in the Indian tradition and visits India 2-3 months a year for that purpose. His specialized consultations take into account factors from both Western and Vedic astrological traditions. Theodore runs retreats in South Africa, and hosts webinars, workshops, and private courses in South Africa and online. He has also run workshops and talks in Poland (2014) and the UK (2015-2017). Given his perspective for different forms of Astrology as complementary, he performs Rectification for clients and other astrologers around the world.

ASTROLOGICAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Qualifications and continuing education in WESTERN TROPICAL ASTROLOGY:
2012: Certificate of Medieval Astrology (Robert Zoller), mentored by Giacomo Calabrese
2012: Diploma of Medieval Astrology (Robert Zoller), mentored by Giacomo Calabrese
2012: Lecture Sets: Eminence, Status, Life Purpose, Spirituality, Solar Revolutions, Specialized Topics (Benjamin Dykes)
2012: Traditional Astrology Conference Recordings (Demetra George)
2012: Guidelines for Effective Astrological Consultations (Demetra George)
2012: Hellenistic Astrology Course on Annual Profections (Chris Brennan)
2013: Workshop on Revolutions (Benjamin Dykes)
2014: Medieval Astrology Diploma Lectures (Bernadette Brady), Astrologos UK
2014: Masterclass on Fixed Stars (Bernadette Brady), Astrologos UK
2014: Lecture Set on Zodiacal Releasing (Chris Brennan)
2014: Predictive Astrology Lectures (Bernadette Brady), Astrologos UK
2014: Masterclass on Aspects (Bernadette Brady), Astrologos UK
2014: Masterclass on Medical Astrology (Lee Lehman)
2014: Masterclass on Solar and Lunar Eclipses (Bernadette Brady), Astrologos UK
2015: Locational Astrology Workshop and Lectures (Moses Siregar III)
2015: Lecture Set on Diploma Delineation (Bernadette Brady), Astrologos UK
2015: Diploma in Astrological Studies (Rod Suskin), Rod Suskin School of Astrology
2015: Masterclass on Electional Astrology (Lee Lehman)
2015: Workshop on Electional Astrology (Deborah Houlding)
2016: Masterclass on Children’s Charts (Bernadette Brady), Astrologos UK
2016: Lecture Set on Zodiacal Releasing Updated (Chris Brennan)
2016: Locational and Mundane Astrology Lecture Set (Bernadette Brady), Astrologos UK
2016: Practitioner’s Level Horary Course (Deborah Houlding, Eve Dembowski), School of Traditional Astrology

Qualifications and continuing education in JYOTISH (VEDIC SIDEREAL ASTROLOGY of India):
2016: Nakshatras Course (James Kelleher)
2016: Nakshatras Course (Ernst Wilhelm)
2016: Career Cource (James Kelleher)
2016: Rashis Course (Ernst Wilhelm)
2016: Rahu and Ketu Course (Ernst Wilhelm)
2016: Debilitation Course (Ernst Wilhelm)
2016: Grahas Course (Ernst Wilhelm)
2016: Financial Astrology workshop (Sanjay Rath)
2016: Marriage and Relationships workshop (Sanjay Rath)
2016: Jaimini Course (Sanjay Rath, ongoing)
2016: Tithi Workshop (Visti Larsen)
2017: Jyotish Jaimini Upadesa Course (Sanjay Rath, ongoing)
2017: Jyotish Parashara Course (Sanjay Rath, ongoing)
2018: Four Soul Yogas workshop (Sanjay Rath)

WORKSHOPS and TALKS given on the field of ASTROLOGY:
2014: Workshop on Natal Interpretation and Synastry, Polish Astrological Association (Warsaw Poland)
2015: The Confluence of Astrology, Cape Astrology Association (Cape Town, South Africa)
2015: Astrology for Today, Extraordinary Women Business Group (Cape Town, South Africa)
2015: The Esoteric Venus, Radiant Life Centre House of Therapies (Cape Town, South Africa)
2015: The Astrology of Yoga, Radiant Life Centre House of Therapies (Cape Town, South Africa)
2015: The Astrology of South Africa: What the %(@)* is going on??, Radiant Life Centre House of Therapies (Cape Town, South Africa)
2015: Astrology Hacks for Daily Living, Radiant Life Centre House of Therapies (Cape Town, South Africa)
2016: Defying Natal Promise: Fertility and Queen Victoria, The Astrological Lodge of London (London, UK)
2016: The Pervasive Power of the 9th House, feature talk at the Starburst Local Astrology Group (Beaconsfield, UK)
2016: The Mundane and Esoteric Aspects of the Parts of Fortune and Spirit, keynote talk at Lilly Day 2016 for the Company of Astrologers (Walton-on-Thames, UK)
2016: The Pervasive Power of the 9th House, feature talk at the Scottish Astrological Association (Edinburgh, UK)
2016: Forensic Astrology: A Murder Case Study, The Astrological Lodge of London (London, UK)
2016: Relationship and Marriage Indicators, Breaking Down the Borders Conference 2016 (The International Academy of Astrology)
2017: The Pervasive Power of the 9th House, feature talk at the Astrological Lodge of London (London, UK)
2017: Traditional Astrology Day Workshop on Profections and Solar Returns, hosted at the Astrological Lodge of London (London, UK)
2017: Simple Secrets to Success and Sustainability, Extraordinary Women Business Group (Cape Town, South Africa)
2017: Essential Concepts in Jyotish, Astrology Society of South Africa (Johannesburg, South Africa)
2017: Supporting your Vitality through Jyotish, The Treehouse Holistic Centre (Somerset West, South Africa)
2017: Vedic Wisdom to Support Vitality, talk at the Soul Centre (Cape Town, South Africa)
2018: Day Workshop on Intro to Vedic Astrology, Johannesburg, South Africa
2018: Financial Astrology from the Sun, talk at the Cape Astrology Association (Cape Town South Africa)
2018: Financial Astrology Workshop (online, and in Cape Town South Africa)
2018: Profections: Basics to Advanced Worshop
2019: Mental Protection, talk at the Cape Astrology Association (Cape Town South Africa)
2019: Financial Astrology Workshop at the Astrology Society of South Africa (Johannesburg, South Africa)

EVENTS
2017: Astrology and Angel Retreat, Cape Town South Africa
2018: Astrology and Angel Retreat, Cape Town South Africa
2018: Sky Stories, an evening of sky mythologies and astrology, Tulbagh South Africa
2019: Astrology & Family Constellations Retreat, Cape Town South Africa
2019: OPA Live event in celebration of Astrology Day 2019

PUBLISHED WORK:
Oct 2016: A Case for Electional Astrology in Assessing Natal Fertility, the Journal of the Astrological Association of Great Britain
Sep 2018: Gifts of Jupiter in Sagittarius, OPA Magazine
2019: Regular Vedic Astrology column, OPA Magazine

RADIO an PODCAST GUEST INTERVIEWS
2015: Horary Astrology, LifeZone Radio (Cape Town, South Africa)
2016: Monthly Astrological Insights, The Ecstatic Existence Podcast, Daniel and Rachel Alcyone (Washington, USA)
2017: BlogTalkRadio: CafeEsoterica Radio interview (New York, USA)

WEBINARS hosted by SPICA ASTROLOGY:
Sep 2015: Getting Practical about Mercury Retrograde
Oct 2015: Working with the 12th House for Success
Oct 2015: The Power of the Moon in Astrology
Nov 2015: Consultation Charts and Natural House Rulerships
Jan 2016: Health Indicators made Easy
Jan 2016: The Secondary Progressed Lunar Return
Feb 2016: Solar Charts and Solar Returns
Feb 2016: “What do I want out of life?”
Feb 2016: Understanding the Astrological House Systems
Mar 2016: Working with Star Parans
Apr 2016: The Astrology of Personality & Projection
Apr 2016: Astrolocality: The World and You
Jul 2016: Discovering Your Personal Sanctuary
Jul 2016: Connecting with Confidence
Aug 2016: Discipline without Damage
Aug 2016: Family Dynamics
Sep 2016: Astrological Approaches to Holistic Health
April 2017: History and Rationale of Astrological House Systems
April 2018: History and Rationale of Astrological House Systems
April 2019: History and Rationale of Astrological House Systems