Cape Astrology Association

CAA Monthly Lecture: Astrology and the Soul, by Rod Suskin, 29 Jan 2017, Shamballah

Krishna and Arjuna

Date: Sunday 29 January 2017
Time: 10:30am for 11:00am
Venue: Shamballah, near Cape Point (directions)
Fee: Members free, non-members R50, all welcome!

Astrology and the Soul

In ancient times one of the ways astrology was understood in some cultures was as a map which revealed the soul, or as the Vedic astrologers saw it, a map of karma. In astrology’s chequered relationship with the church, and with the oppression from both religion and science in the West, astrology lost any context in which to model and explain the deeper urges of karma and towards higher consciousness.

Astrologers and the seekers who come to it have never lost the need to learn about the soul and to grow spiritually, and the vague New Age mysticism of the 20th century has done more to obscure astrology’s spiritual tools than to reveal them.

In this presentation, Rod will explore astrology’s traditional models of the soul. He will introduce some of the tools that were traditionally used to understand the challenges of karma, and show how they can be used, along with the tools of modern astrology,  to offer clients an authentic understanding of deeper issues and real, practical spiritual counsel.


About Rod Suskin

rodsuskinimageRod Suskin is well known as an astrologer and sangoma in Cape Town and has been in practice in both fields for over 30 years.

He has a special interest in traditional medicine both in the African and European contexts, and his interest in medical astrology has led him to study the history of medicine and its relationship with cultural belief systems about health and healing.

His astrology is grounded firmly in the tradition and ancient principles but contextualized in the modern world with the modern practice of astrology. He teaches astrology in a three-year Diploma course at the online Rod Suskin School of Astrology.

Rod is the author of a number of astrological books including Synastry and The Rules of Chart Interpretation, as well as books on spirituality published in South Africa. He also contributes regularly to a variety of publications in South Africa and was commissioned to write about the national astrological chart for the official parliamentary newspaper. Rod had astrology slots on national TV for 9 years and on Cape Talk radio on for 17 years. He currently has his own weekly show “Rod Suskin’s World” on CTV.

He has recently completed an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at the University of Wales where he specialised in the relationship between cosmology and healing practices.

Rod can be reached via his website and at

We look forward to seeing you there!

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