Melanie Reinhart


Melanie Reinhart is best known for her book 'Chiron and the Healing Journey', and her work on Chiron and the Centaurs Nessus and Pholus. She is a prize-winning diploma holder of the Faculty of Astrological Studies in the UK (Margaret Hone Award 1979), of whom she is also a patron. She was awarded the prestigious Charles Harvey Award in 2004, given by the Astrological Association of Great Britain for 'exceptional service to astrology'. Her work is an unusual combination of intuition and meticulous research.

Melanie was born in Zimbabwe, whose night skies inspired her vocation of astrology at an early age; she began studying the ancient Wisdom Traditions at the age of ten. She holds a B.A. Degree in English, Music and Drama, and has been a professional astrologer since 1975, this being a natural extension of her interest in soul, consciousness and the spiritual life. She has wide experience of many different psychotherapeutic approaches and spiritual traditions, and has studied with a number of fine teachers. Melanie was initially self-taught in astrology, immersing herself for many years in the work of Dane Rudhyar. Later she had the benefit of learning from the many gifted astrologers in the rich milieu of London, and that journey of learning continues.

She has taught for many highly esteemed astrology schools, in the UK and abroad, including the Centre for Psychological Astrology, the London School of Astrology, the Faculty of Astrological Studies and Astro*Synthesis. She has also presented astrological seminars, lectures and experiential programs in the UK, Europe, South Africa, USA, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Melanie has run her own programme of workshops, based mainly in London, for many years. In addition, she has written a number of highly acclaimed books which have been translated into several languages, and she has recently started her own publishing imprint - 'Starwalker Press'. She has published in several magazines, including 'Link Up', 'Caduceus' and the Journal of the Astrological Association of Great Britain.

Currently living in rural Bedfordshire, Melanie maintains a busy practice based mainly in London, with an international clientele. This intimate use of astrology as a vehicle for personal guidance is the heart and soul of her astrological work.

Melanie belongs to the following organisations:

Faculty of Astrological Studies (Patron)
Astrological Association of Great Britain (Recipient of Charles Harvey Award 2004)
Organisation of Professional Astrologers (Life Member)
Association of Professional Astrologers International (Fellow)
Buntie Wills Foundation (Trustee)

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Chiron, Pholus and Nessus: To the Edge and Beyond
Price: $22.99 USD. Words: 64,450. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Movements / transpersonal
This unique book offers the first comprehensive exploration of the Minor Planets now classified as 'Centaurs'. It was first published in 1996 (in 'Saturn, Chiron and the Centaurs'), and is still unsurpassed. This stand-alone version includes extra material on the naming of Nessus, and all technical information has been updated. If you resonate with Chiron, this material is sure to interest you.
Saturn: Time, Heritage and Substance
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 39,110. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
An exploration of Saturn, with special emphasis on the Saturn-Neptune 'signature'. Mythological images discussed include the Greek gods Kronos and Pan, Parsifal and the Fool, the processes of Alchemy and Karma. Whether you are new to astrology, or a seasoned pro, you will find something inspirational just for you in this book. Transcript of a live seminar given in London.
Chiron and the Healing Journey
Price: $34.99 USD. Words: 149,550. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
An in-depth study of the minor planet Chiron, discussing the archetypal Shaman or Wounded Healer as an image of the journey of the soul's awakening. This is reflected in the astronomical picture, and revealed in the astrology. Chiron's meaning is illuminated with skilled interpretation through sign, house and aspect. Essential reading for anyone seeking to shed light on the meaning of Chiron.

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    A wonderful, step-by-step guide!! So helpful. And kudos to Smashwords for offering this detailed help and support for authors and publishers. The book de-mystifies the process of ePublishing, and it also encourages sterling qualities such as patience and thoroughness -:) Absolutely excellent. A BIG THANK YOU to Mark Coker.