|Adrian Ross Duncan|
I am a full-time astrologer working from my base in Copenhagen, Denmark. I started this website both to show what’s going on astrologically at any give moment, to give astrologers the opportunity to offer advisory services…and also to market my astrology software.
|I am Welsh but was born in York, England during my mother’s temporary sojourn in that town … and oddly, I have never been back there. During my youth I went to boarding school in Cambridge – for 6 long years – and if you are curious about whether to send you children to boarding school, a word of advice. Don’t.
Naturally I did the opposite of what boarding school had trained me to do, dropped out of university and headed out East. As a consequence of a year-long stay in India in 1970, I was gripped by the magic of astrology. My eldest son Tommy was born in Goa.
At my Saturn return – aged 30 – I moved to Denmark, which just happens to be one of the most astrologer-friendly countries in the world. Here you go to a bank and say you want to loan to start up as an astrologer, and the manager asks you to do his/her chart.
After about 5 years in Denmark – after some struggling with what is rather a difficult language – I became president of the Copenhagen Astrology Society – and remained so for about 7 years. One of the more significant events Ekliptika organized was the 1991 Copenhagen Astrology Conference which invited Russian astrologers to the West for the first time, after which the Congress profits were give in full to Russian astrology organizations.
Full – time astrology
During the Eighties I had the opportunity to speak at conferences and astrological societies as far apart as Atlanta, San Diego, Montreal, Dublin, Manchester, London, Holland, Norway and Sweden. Gripped by the exciting atmosphere of New York whilst on tour there in 1987 I commenced my first book Doing Time on Planet Earth , which is published by Element Books. (ISDN 1-85230-190-2).
World of Wisdom
In the nineties I developed the Horoscope Interpreter software . This was a result of my frustration over incomprehensible DOS programs and the general elitist approach to astrology. I find it very embarrassing when astrologers use incomprehensible language. My goal with WOW is to enable ordinary people to get to understand their horoscopes in greater depth without necessarily having to visit an astrologer. Sales of WOW have now reached over 100,000 copies in 12 languages.
Synastry and AstroCalendar
In 1998 our second program Astrology for Lovers, designed specifically for relationships, was released. It has many unusual and “intelligent” features, which makes each analysis unique. This software also contains fantastic animations of Venus and Mars in the 12 signs, creates unparallelled written reports, and displays fascinating compatibility graphs. Later in 2003 we released the Astrological Calendar, which describes daily trends and how to handle them.
Editor for the AA
In March 1998 I moved rather suddenly from Denmark to England – after 19 years in Denmark. Did I foresee it? Hmm…Well, I met another astrologer who predicted I would move, but I didn’t believe him. The opportunity arose to be editor for the Journal of theAstrological Association of Great Britain, and it seemed an exciting thing to do. Denmark suddenly felt rather small, so off I went. This lasted just 3 years, and in 2001 I returned to Denmark. It’s a nice country for astrologers, and Copenhagen is a beautiful city. Everyone should come to Copenhagen in the “rush hour” – after London, it is total peace.
Married – again
On my return to Denmark, I remarried in August 2002 in a Buddhist ceremony conducted by Lakha Lama. My wife Charlotte is also a skilled astrologer and psychotherapist.
|It wouldn’t be polite of me not to give the complete picture, when I have just written so much self-promotional material, so for those in the know, here is my chart. In my opinion it’s not a very complicated horoscope. Actually I quite like it: I would be quite normal really, if Uranus wasn’t sitting on top of my MC, and – ahem – the Sun wasn’t on the Uranus/Pluto midpoint.
Astrology is my passion, but it is not the most important thing in my life, as I have been a practising Buddhist since 1981. One of my special interests is Holy Island, which is a meditation community off the West coast of Scotland