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. The Hubers 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 Hubers' ‘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 Hubers 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’, or modified.
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 Life Areas
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 cooperate with them on equal terms.
Aspect Pattern Astrology
The Hubers 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
8The Hubers 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 persons' lifetime, with the big hand indicating their Age Point as the 'time' on the clock. This allows for psychological crises and meaningful events to be pinpointed.