The STA Tutors

Since 1996 STA courses have been delivered both online and at venues as far afield as Australia, Bali, Canada, England, France, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Scotland, Tasmania and the USA.

Our course material is written by recognised experts in specialist astrological fields and our courses benefit from a world class tutorial team which includes some of the most experienced and highly regarded internationally known horary astrologers.

Deborah Houlding

Deborah Houlding, founder of the STA School, is based in the UK and has worked as an astrological consultant since the late 1980s. Her articles on horary have been translated into many languages and have appeared in numerous international journals. She was the founder of Ascella Publications (specialised in the republication of traditional astrology texts), editor of The Traditional Astrologer magazine (1993 to 2000), and creator of the Skyscript astrology website. She has also worked as the Horary Editor for the Astrological Association of Great Britain's Journal, and the The Mountain Astrologer magazine, which presented her serialised 'Introduction to Horary Astrology' in 2013.

Deborah's book, The Houses: Temples of the Sky is regarded as an essential text for anyone seeking an informed knowledge of the development and practical use of astrological houses. It is available in Czech, English, German, Italian, Japanese and Turkish. Deborah is also the author, with Oner Doser, of Soru Astrolojisi: Horary Astrology (Astroloji Okulu, 2015).

Deborah established her own horary course in 1996, in a completely unique format, which demonstrates theoretical principles through their application to chart work. This approach was motivated by her observation that many astrologers who gain qualifications in horary courses, admit to knowing the theory, but lacking the confidence to apply the techniques in practice.

In 2010 Deborah was awarded the Charles Harvey Award by The Astrological Association of Great Britain in recognition of her 'exceptional service to astrology'. In 2012 she received the Jayavidya Cultural Association International Award for her cultural contributions to the field of astrology. In 2018 Deborah received the UAC Marion March Regulus Award for 'advancing the theory and understanding of astrology'.

Lee Lehman Ph.D

In her four decade development as an astrologer, practical application has been a persistent hallmark which has defined Lee Lehman. Lee has a Ph.D. in Botany from Rutgers University. She is author of The Ultimate Asteroid Book (1988), Essential Dignities (1989), The Book of Rulerships (1992), Classical Astrology for Modern Living (1996), The Martial Art of Horary Astrology (2002), Astrology of Sustainability (2011), Traditional Medical Astrology (2011), Classical Solar Returns (2012), The Magic of Electional Astrology (2014), and a translation from the French of Papus’ Astrology for Initiates, available for purchase here. Lee is the former Academic Dean of Kepler College, and has taught regularly at the Midwest School of Astrology, and Avalon School of Astrology, as well as serving as a faculty member of the STA and Principal of the STA Medical Program. Lee has trained students in horary, medical and electional all over the world, in both live and online formats.

An early adherent of the current neo-classical movement in astrology, Lee’s focus has been to speak the method of classical astrology in modern language, and to help encourage people to learn how to apply ancient knowledge in modern systems. Her Perennial Herbal takes ancient astrological herbalism onto the web.

Lee was the recipient of the 1995 Marc Edmund Jones Award, and the recipient of the 2008 Regulus Award for Education.

Eve Dembowski

Eve Dembowski runs her astrological practice in Melbourne, Australia. She has trained as a musician, flower essence therapist, and astrologer. She was one of the founding members of the Flower Essence Foundation of Australasia, (serving as its president in 1999-2000); and in 2009 and 2010 she was one of the conveners of the Regulus Traditional Astrology Conference, held in Australia.

Eve first became fascinated by astrology at the age of 11. She has 20 years’ experience as a practicing horary astrologer and has been tutoring for the STA since 2013, being the first of our tutors to develop the course into a format for online delivery. In addition to her Master’s Level Diploma from the STA, Eve studied medieval astrology with Robert Zoller and her astrological qualifications include diplomas from Astro-synthesis and the Federation of Australian Astrologers (FAA), in which she was awarded the silver medal of excellence for the Interpretation exam.

Eve consults, teaches, and frequently presents workshops and lectures on traditional astrology and astrological philosophy. She has had many articles published in the FAA journal, The Mountain Astrologer and Astrolog. Eve presents STA courses through classes with small study groups in Melbourne, over distance as part of hte online tutorial team, and as residential intensives.

Eve's personal astrological blog is at astrologicalmind.wordpress.com. She can be contacted via email at eve@sta.co.

Wade Caves

Wade Caves, based in New York, USA, is an astrological consultant and educator specializing in horary, electional and classical astrological technique. Wade was certified with honors from the Mayo School of Astrology in London, and has expert knowledge of both traditional and modern psychological methods of chart delineation. Wade's passion is in understanding the historical and philosophical origins of astrological symbolism, whilst finding new and reliable ways to put this information to use in a consultation setting. He is the editor and annotator of the 300th anniversary edition of William Lilly's History of his Life and Times (Rubedo Press, 2015).

Wade received his certification as a horary practitioner from the STA in 2013, and now serves as a faculty member. He began tutoring for the STA in October 2015 and delivers the Practitioners Level Horary Course as an intensive attendance program and online.

Wade has a busy consultation practice, lectures widely and publishes frequently on horary through journal articles and online podcasts. Wade's personal website is at www.wadecaves.com. Wade can be contacted via email at wade@sta.co.

Jupiter Lai

Jupiter Lai teaches astrology in Hong Kong, China and Malaysia. She is the co-founder, along with Rod Chang, of the Academy of Astrology, which was founded in 2008 with the aim of promoting Western Astrology to Chinese speakers. Jupiter lectures on a wide range of astrological subjects and also incorporates Chinese astrology, I-Ching and Feng Shui into her own astrological practice. Through the work of the Academy, Jupiter has helped to introduce many international speakers to Asia, where they have shared their astrological insights to local students.

Jupiter began her formal study of astrology with the Faculty of Astrological Studies, and later received certification as a horary practitioner from the STA in 2013 after becoming enthralled by the philosophical principles and techniques of classical astrology. Jupiter's personal website is at www.magiclife.com.hk. She can be contacted via email at jupiter@sta.co.

2008年跟台灣占星師魯道夫成立「Academy of Astrology國際占星研究院」,為華人提供正統專業、有系統的占星教育。學院提供香港、台北、中國的現場課及網絡課程,學生來自各地區的華人。本學院亦多番邀請不同的國際級占星大師來亞州講課,提升學生之占星學問至國際水平。 Jupiter主要於香港授課,以及不定期往不同城市如深圳、吉隆坡、台北講課。Jupiter先於英國占星學院Faculty of Astrological Studies修讀,其後於英國STA School of Traditional Astrology獲取卜卦占星證書,並成為其認證導師,獲授權翻譯其教材並教授STA之卜卦占星師證書課程。同時亦跟隨STA創辦人及國際著名占星師Deborah Houlding作古典占星之研究。
Jupiter於2014年開始翻譯STA卜卦占星師課程的教材,並於2016年開始於香港教授相關課程。
個人網站 Personal Website : www.magiclife.com.hk Email : jupiter@sta.co.

Vasilios Takos

Vasilios Takos, who resides in Greece, has pursued a fascination with astrology since an early age. He has a long-standing interest in researching ancient Greek astrological texts (including the works of Ptolemy, Dorotheus, Theophilus, etc.), with particular interest in exploring how the techniques in these works continue through to later Persian and Arabic astrological texts (such as the works of Ibn Ezra, Masha'allah, Abu Ma'shar, etc.).

Vasilios (also known as ‘Bill’) combines his talent as a web designer and artist with his passion for astrology and runs a multi-lingual astrological consultation service from his home in Thessaloniki, Greece. His formal training in astrology began with graduation from Noel Tyl’s Master's Degree Certification Program, in 2015. He then completed Chris Brennan’s Hellenistic Astrology Course before making his way to the STA programme; initially through the STA Practitioners Level Horary Course, which he now teaches on behalf of the STA in his native Greek language.

Vasilios has his personal website at vasiliostakos.gr and can be contacted by email at bill@sta.co

Ο Βασίλειος Τάκος, ο οποίος διαμένει στην Ελλάδα, ασχολείται με την αστρολογία από μικρή ηλικία. Έχει ένα μακροχρόνιο ενδιαφέρον για την έρευνα αρχαίων ελληνικών αστρολογικών κειμένων (συμπεριλαμβανομένων των έργων του Πτολεμαίου, του Δωρόθεου, του Θεόφιλου κ.α.), με ιδιαίτερο ενδιαφέρον να διερευνήσει πώς οι τεχνικές σε αυτά τα έργα συνεχίζονται μέχρι αργότερα στα περσικά και αραβικά αστρολογικά κείμενα (όπως όπως τα έργα των Ibn Ezra, Masha'allah, Abu Ma'shar κ.α.).

Ο Βασίλειος συνδυάζει το ταλέντο του ως σχεδιαστής ιστοσελίδων και προγραμματιστής με το πάθος του για την αστρολογία και διευθύνει μια πολύγλωσση υπηρεσία αστρολογικής συμβουλευτικής και διαδικτυακής εκπαίδευσης στη Θεσσαλονίκη. Η επίσημη εκπαίδευσή του στην αστρολογία ξεκίνησε με την αποφοίτησή του από το Πρόγραμμα Πιστοποίησης Master's Noel Tyl, το 2015. Στη συνέχεια ολοκλήρωσε το Hellenistic Astrology Course του Chris Brennan πριν φτάσει στο πρόγραμμα STA, αρχικά μέσω του STA Practitioners Level Horary Course, το οποίο διδάσκει τώρα σε αποκλειστική συνεργασία με την σχολή STA στην ελληνική γλώσσα.

Ο Βασίλειος έχει τον προσωπικό του ιστότοπο στο vasiliostakos.gr και μπορείτε να επικοινωνήσετε μαζί του, μέσω email στο bill@sta.co