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 (since 2009). 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 studied Horary Astrology with Geoffrey Cornelius in 1990-91, and with Feborah Houlding in 2012.
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 (Holland, Germany, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Ireland), South Africa, USA, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
In addition, she has written a number of highly acclaimed books which have been translated into several languages, and in 2010 she started her own publishing imprint - 'Starwalker Press'. She is published in several magazines, including 'Link Up', 'Caduceus', the Journal of the Astrological Association of Great Britain and The Mountain Astrologer.
Currently living in rural Bedfordshire, Melanie maintains a busy consulting practice 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)
Publishers Association (member)
Society of Authors (member)