Sasportas, Howard

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Howard Sasportas (born on 12th April 1948 at 1:46 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died on the 12th May 1992 in London, GB). He was one of the leading astrological figures of the 20th century. He initially studied psychology and moved to London after his exams in 1973 where he attended the Faculty of Astrological Studies. Ten years later, together with Liz Greene, he founded the Centre for Psychological Astrology. It became one of the most influential schools of its kind worldwide. Apart from being greatly admired as a teacher, Sasportas was also a productive author whose writings (including The Twelve Houses and The Gods of Change) were characterised by his clear and insightful language. In his writings Sasportas, like Liz Greene, often refered to the ancient Greek myths. The ability of astrology to overcome some of the more wide-spread prejudices in the English-speaking world in the 1980s and 1990s is due in part to his efforts.

In the last years of his life Sasportas battled ill-health caused by a congenital deformity of the spine and other problems. His severe illness did not affect his productivity and although wheelchair-bound he attended many congresses and seminars until shortly before his death. He died in the presence of his closest friends, as astrologer Erin Sullivan described, "in peace and full of courage and awareness".


  • 1985, (reprinted 2009,) The Twelve Houses, The Aquarian Press.
  • 1989, (reprinted 2007,) The Gods of Change: Pain, Crisis, and the Transits of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, The Wessex Astrologer.
  • 2002, Direction and Destiny in the Birth Chart, Cpa Press.