The Huber Method of Astrological Astrology....
First, what is astrology?
Astrology is the method of charting the positions of the
planets in the heavens at the time of birth to create a map of the sky at that
precise moment. Where the planets are in relation to each other, and in
relation the backdrop of the star signs, and how they look from our position
here on earth when plotted on this map, can tell the astrologer a great deal
about the person who has just been born. Obviously, one has to learn the
language of astrology in order to interpret the information that this map can
No one yet really knows how, or why it should be, that the
positions of the planets relates to the kind of people we are and what we may
be experiencing at any given moment following our birth, however empirical
knowledge, over probably thousands of years, has verified this fact.
The Huber Method of Astrological Psychology
There are a great many approaches to chart interpretation, but the Huber Method of Astrological Psychology is a branch of psychology that uses astrology in the
same way as depth psychotherapy in order to gain insight on traits that
unconsciously influence our natural processes. In fact, Bruno Huber and his wife Louise developed Astrological Psychology whilst working alongside Itallian psychologist Roberto Assagoli who founded Psychosynthesis, a method of integrating the many parts of the human psyche into a coherent whole. We found one of the most exciting things about using the Huber
method of astrological psychology is that the chart is drawn differently. They
established the use of primary colours and really bold graphics in their charts
because it allows a really strong image to emerge, enabling the astrologer to
grasp fairly quickly the essence of the inner motivation, unconscious
predispositions, and the inner and outer life goals of the client. They also use the Koch house system as it is vital to gain the correct
aspect structure image. Using Koch houses also allows for the Huber’s ‘LifeClock’ system (see
below) to be used to pinpoint the age at which a psychological event is occurring. Some
of the main features of the Huber method are indicated below, however if you
would prefer more in-depth information please check out the Astrological Psychology
Association web site from our links page.
The Five Layers
The Huber’s make a distinction between five layers of the
horoscope; these centre on the first layer which is the Central Core. Next,
moving outwards comes the layer that shows our Unconscious Motivation (the
aspect pattern), then comes our Psychological Drives (the planets) followed by
our Inherited Traits (signs), and finally the 'Houses', or the area in which life is played out.
1. The circle in the Centre
Here is where our inner self resides. No aspect lines are drawn through this central circle as it represents the Self that is uninfluenced by worldly concerns. This central core symbolises our higher or spiritual self.
2. The Aspect Pattern
The aspects form a unique pattern for every individual and
show our unconscious motivations. The lines show the connections between the
planets and indicate how the energy of our psychological drives (the planets) are ‘coloured’,
3. The Planets
The planets representing our psychological drives, can be
positioned anywhere around the chart and show in what area of life we focus our
attention. The three ‘Red coloured’ planets indicate our ego personality: the
Sun shows our Mental self, the Moon shows our Feeling, or Emotional self, and
Saturn shows our Physical self. The ‘condition’ of these three planets and where
they are positioned can tell us a great deal about ourselves. The other planets represent the tools we use and our transpersonal self.
4. The Signs
The planets (our psychological drives) are each positioned
in a sign, which can modify the energy of the planets depending on the ‘colour’
of the sign. The signs represent our inherited traits.
5. The Houses, or
Each of the Planets is positioned in an area of life, or
house. These houses correspond to areas in which we live out our lives. For
instance, the 3rd house is like the school of life where we learn
from others in order to survive and fit in with our collective. The 7th house shows what partnerships we form and how we endeavour to share with them
on equal terms.
The Huber’s have defined over 45 distinct aspect patterns each of which have a different meaning, and combined with the use of bold
graphics and colour, these patterns can provide immediate and significant
revelations about the chart owner.
The Dynamic Energy Curve
The Huber's have devised a system they call the Intensity Curve, which shows the weakest and strongest positions in each house.Whether our psychological drives (planets) can fulfil a role outwardly in the world
depends on whether a planet is positioned strongly enough in one of the houses.
The horoscope can be seen as a Clock of the person’s lifetime,
with the big hand pointing to their Age Point as the ‘time’ on the clock. This
allows for psychological crises and meaningful events to be pinpointed.