Astro-Sphere Astrology is the website of Phoebe Foresight – the pen name of Lisa Mendes. An astrologer, writer and lover of all things esoteric, I have studied with the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London, as well the University of Kent, where I graduated from the Cosmology & Divination MA programme with first class honours. I also spent a year learning horary astrology with the late Vernon Wells, who proved to be an excellent mentor.
Perhaps as a result of my background in journalism, I has a particular interest in mundane astrology as a backdrop to current affairs, and uses her Astro-Insights Blog to comment on various world events and prominent people from time to time.
As well as a successful astrology practice, I also work as an astrology writer. Over the years, I has contributed monthly horoscope columns to a range of publications, from The London Project, to Energies in Action and Harmony Healing’s monthly newsletter. More recently, I worked with the Urania Trust to revise and update Harold Wigglesworth’s 1973 classic, resulting in the publication of ‘The New Astrology of Towns & Cities‘ in 2014.
My Philosophy of Astrology
My aim is to help my clients to tune into the cosmic cycles of their own lives and ultimately, to empower people through fostering greater self-awareness and thus acceptance of blind spots, bad habits, repetitive behaviour patterns etc. I strive to help clients mitigate problems and take positive action so that they can lead their best lives and grow into healtheir, happier, and more authentic versions of themselves.
I do not believe in a fixed fate. Although I do believe that we choose certain life lessons or preconditions as souls before we incarnate – and these patterns can be read in the natal chart, I also believe that every human being has free will to change their destiny and this can dramatically alter the outcome of any potential ‘forecast’ or reading. Equally, people have to ‘take up’ a judgement or act on a good transit – otherwise nothing is like to come of these cosmic windows of good luck and opportunity that coem around every so often… As my former teacher and astrologer, Geoffrey Cornelius, always used to say: “Destiny is negotiable!”