Hyde, Maggie

Maggie HydeHyde, Maggie
London, England

I am an astrologer and diviner, studying cosmology and divination at the University of Kent, where I am doing postgraduate research on divination for modern times.

In 1983, I co-founded the Company of Astrologers, a London based teaching body, and was its director until 1999. I continue to teach regularly at the Company.

I have always written astrology columns for the popular market and currently I am the astrologer at Woman magazine and Harper’s Bazaar, Japan. In Japan, the Media Cosmics mobile site carries popular astrology forecasts and Tarot readings and its content also appears regularly on yahoo.

I am particularly interested in developing new formats for astrology in the media. I was the Media Medium for Media Guardian Online where I looked at media companies and personalities from an astrological perspective, and I also analysed company horoscopes using business astrology for my Company Futures column in The Business Observer. I have talked on business astrology to the Institute of Directors, and my study CD rom on The Financial Winter with Jack Kenny (March 2008) accurately described and dated the current economic climate.

I work for PR companies to promote specific products and have done thousands of ‘instant’ horoscope and tarot readings for festivals and events such as the Brit Awards.

I am interested in psychoanalytic thought and I am an associate member of the Philadelphia Association, a psychoanalytic training organisation. I have also studied Jung and the wider Jungian movement and have undertaken research into his intense engagement with paranormal phenomena and the occult, especially astrology, where his thought has had considerable influence. My book ‘Jung and Astrology’, written for astrologers, deals extensively with these themes. My ‘Introducing Jung’ was the first new book in the highly successful Icon cartoon series, and I gave a platform presentation on Jung, and wrote the programme notes, for Christopher Hampton’s play “The Talking Cure” at the National Theatre.