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Astrology

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“My experience with you, on Saturday and with the in-depth astrology consultation, was deeply rewarding and marvellous. You have helped me to clarify the path of my life, to enlighten my doubts, period of uncertainty and nonsense. Your consultation brought sense and awareness to all what happened in my life, happens at the present time and the future changes. I fell a change on myself, inner peace, harmony and strength to go ahead with my projects and with the changes.

Moreover, I deeply appreciate your caring approach towards me, your encouraging words, all the truths that you have communicated to me and aspects to be resolved and deal with.”

~ A.M. V.N., Brussels

Since ancient times, sages have understood our intimate relationship with the universe. Over millennia they developed a complex system charting the influence of heavenly bodies on our mortal lives.
From knowing the time and place of birth, you can understand your past experiences and future potentials, along with the life lessons and purpose.

Each person has a unique natal chart that highlights how each of the planets plays out in your life, offering a picture of your personality as well as life influences.

Astrological Readings can help with:

  • Finding your life’s purpose
  • Understanding past traumatic events
  • Exploring your potential future
  • Aligning various aspects of your personality for more harmony
  • Understanding karmic lessons
  • Determining what to do next

Together we can explore your entire birth chart and discover your life’s potential, simply understand what is going on in your life right now, or a combination of both.

See scheduling, payment details and conditions below

* * * Those who have already had an astrological consultation with Susan can benefit from a 10% discount – apply the code GRATITUDE the next time you book an appointment using the online form. Applies only to online sessions. * * *

90-minute Astrology consultation
Includes an in-depth natal chart interpretation (ancestral influence, childhood, life path) plus current transits
€155

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60-minute Astrology consultation
An overview of the natal chart plus current transits – €120

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45-minute Astrology consultation
A current planetary transit reading, also good as a follow-up to a full reading  – €95

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90-minute Relationship Astrology (Synastry) consultation
Based on the natal charts of two individuals, and that of the relationship itself. If no exact time of birth is available, a relationship chart can be created based on the time of first meeting between the two people involved – €165

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30-minute RECORDED Astrology reading
No appointment necessary. A basic natal chart interpretation and current transits in an Mp3 file sent via We Transfer. Please specify your time, date and place of birth, plus any specific questions at the time of booking. Allow up to 3 days for delivery.
Click here to order by email€60 (sent via We Transfer)

Astro-cartography Report
A pre-recorded report of the harmonious or disharmonious energies of up to 6 cities or regions around the world, as they relate to your personal natal chart. Click here to order by email – specify your time, date and place of birth plus the six cities or regions of interest. Allow up to 3 days for delivery.
€54 (sent via We Transfer)

VENUE:
Astrology sessions take place via internet
(Skype/FaceTime/Zoom, etc.)
or in person at 24-B Rue du Bourgmestre, 1050 Brussels

(Please arrive no more than 5 minutes early)
or by arrangement at the time of scheduling

PAYMENT:
Given the preparation involved for each session, advance payment is requested by bank transfer to BE95 3101 0475 7258 – BBRUBEBB –
OR via PayPal using hopkinsons@gmail.com
mentioning your full name & date of consultation.

Important – please take note!

Fees indicated include an Mp3 recording* for future reference
*This recording must be downloaded within a week
to avoid a €10 admin fee if it has to be sent again

Please include the exact time, date, and place of birth at the time of booking your appointment. Susan cannot be held responsible if an incorrect birth time is given, in which case a new reading will have to be ordered.

If you’re not sure of the time of birth, only a general reading will be possible. More precise readings will possible if the birth time is accurate, or within 10-15 minutes of the actual birth time.

Each reading requires a considerable amount of preparation time based on the data provided by the client, and the session fee reflects this.

If you have any questions you want to address specifically, you can let me know at the time of booking or during our session.

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Human beings have the capacity to make choices, and this perception of free will means that some will choose to live a life very different from his or her potential, which is likely to cause suffering and struggle. Living in accordance with one’s highest potential brings joy, creativity and a sense of accomplishment. Each person decides how to use the energy of the birth chart, which is like a personal roadmap for life’s journey, with many possible routes and detours.

What they’re saying:

“First of all to say thank you for our wonderful session, and most of all, for the generous, kind and delicate manner you presented me my astrology chart.  I just couldn’t write because I felt a mix of feelings I did not know how to manage: joy, fear, shock. Shock to hear with what accuracy you have been able to identify spot-on the tale of my life. But not only, also this soul-searching, my questionings, my doubts, my downs over the past two-three years and the sort of resurrection since September. To hear all this summarised was both deeply troubling and comforting.  I knew I was going to some transitional phase, but did not realise how transformational this was and would be.” ~ M.C., Brussels

“I just listened our astrological consultation recorded half a year ago.   Your lucidity, kindness and generosity were beautiful gifts for me in a moment of great disorientation. Thank you for shining light onto my constitutional strengths and difficulties. You clearly spoke of the intertwined nature of problems and healing. Moreover, you patiently listened to detailed information and recontextualized it in a broader context.  And thank you for your presence then and now.  … Your insights into [my child’s] personality, talents and sensitivity remain priceless.” ~ Y.M., Italy

Carl Jung in a letter to renowned Indian astrologer B.V. Raman, 6th September 1947:

“Since you want to know my opinion about astrology I can tell you that I’ve been interested in this particular activity of the human mind since more than 30 years. As I am a psychologist, I am chiefly interested in the particular light the horoscope sheds on certain complications in the character. In cases of difficult psychological diagnosis, I usually get a horoscope in order to have a further point of view from an entirely different angle. I must say that I very often found that the astrological data elucidated certain points which I otherwise would have been unable to understand. From such experiences, I formed the opinion that astrology is of particular interest to the psychologist since it contains a sort of psychological experience which we call ‘projected’ – this means that we find the psychological facts as it were in the constellations.”

Love yoga? You’ll love Susan’s book!

Teaching Yoga in an Upside Down World is a resource book to help yoga teachers and enthusiasts make sense of basic yogic premises and explore their own contributions to the direction yoga is taking in modern times. 🙏

[Susan] has written this rather wonderful book which I want to recommend to all of you who are yoga teachers or aspiring yoga teachers. (Here I’m using the word ‘yoga’ to mean Modern Postural Yoga as taught in studios worldwide.) It is really a much-needed book that addresses the many issues and problems in the modern yoga world, and points the way toward more grounded and responsible (and responsive) teaching of modern yoga.

~ Hareesh (Christopher) Wallis, Author and Śaiva Tantrik Teacher, Boulder, CO.

Insightful, wide-ranging, and informative, this book is an inspiring companion for emerging and established yoga teachers and students alike. It offers a solid foundation for understanding yoga today, clarifying confusion around yogic concepts and related topics. Find out how to identify the qualities of a good teacher and how to recognize a poor one, and explore ideas for harmonising yoga teaching with an integrated personal practice.

Susan Hopkinson’s understanding and expression of modern postural yoga in “Teaching Yoga In An Upside Down World” is extremely informed, beautifully insightful and practically approachable. A truly relevant reading for teaching asana based yoga in the 21st century and an essential guide for emerging and established asana based yoga teachers. Thank you Susan for this AMAZING resource!

~ Kristin Cantrell Varner, Oregon

I wrote this book because in over 30 years of practicing and over 20 years of teaching yoga, I was increasingly dismayed by the lack of basic understanding of yoga amongst ‘certified’ yoga teachers. I wanted to create a resource where all aspects of yoga that I see as fundamental are explained in clear language to avoid the confusion that arises about such things as understanding our modern habits in the context of yoga (for example, reflecting on the role of social media and on yoga as a business), while emphasizing the need for discernment and self-awareness — the most powerful evidence of a balanced yoga practice. 

Thankful for YOU and your beautiful book about teaching yoga…  a must for every sincere yoga TT’s book list.

~ Julia Götz, Yoga Teacher

I examine issues that concern all contemporary yoga teachers, like when to perform adjustments, yamas & niyamas for teachers, trauma sensitivity, avoiding cult dynamics, problems with modern YTTs, and the issues of accreditation and certification in an industry with no certifying body (which entails explaining the misconception that Yoga Alliance is a certification board). I intersperse my personal experience with teaching, and specifically how parenting, loss and illness affected (and ultimately benefitted) my teaching and practice. The feedback I have from teachers and practitioners who have read it is that they are learning things they never knew in decades of practice and even teaching.

Available at global Amazon stores, and from Pothi.com if you live in India.

Let me know what you think, and thanks for leaving your honest review on Amazon – it helps others decide if it’s the right book for them!

Time for Spring Cleaning!

With the buzz of spring in the air, the body naturally seeks out a change in rhythm and diet. Unfortunately, most people nowadays ignore this impulse and carry on eating the same foods year round, with a few seasonal vegetables thrown in to add colour to an otherwise recurring menu. Preferences become habits, then addictions. Annoying health issues – brushed aside for too long and ignored by most doctors as “normal” – become problematic.

Happy New Moon, Happy New Year of the Ox!

Think of this lunar cycle as the beginning of a roughly 28-day period and look to see some of the effects of what has been planted in the Aquarius Full Moons (there will be two!) of July 24th and August 22nd. We saw two Full Moons in Cancer in 2020, now in 2021 it is Aquarius’ turn to really focus on results. This adds another layer to the focus on the Aquarian energy this year. Finally, consider this as a general field of importance in your life since Saturn and Jupiter kicked off a longer cycle of change last December which lasts through this year and will have repercussions for many years to come.

What’s next?

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Conscious choice

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Spiritual Guidance

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There are times in life when events simply feel overwhelming, and choices become difficult when perspective is lost. 

Through compassionate listening, and a hard-earned understanding of life through the wisdom of yogic and Buddhist philosophy, as well as more contemporary models like Jungian archetypes, I can support you in your own process of change.


Dear Susan,
You made my day yesterday! The lesson you taught me was wonderful and your support is invaluable for me. 
I’m so grateful having you as my wise teacher and friend. You are THE person I address myself when I’m stuck and desperate and don’t see a way out. I can’t thank you enough for all you did for me, but here’s a try:
T hanks a million for your….
H elp– you’re (and have always been there) when I needed you
A bility to take away fear and anxiety
N on judgemental attitude
K indness and your sense of humor
Y our presence and authenticity
O neness – thank you for being you
U nderstanding

Love, Anna S., Brussels

Consider Spiritual Guidance if:

  • You have a personal dilemma and no one to confide in
  • You are experiencing a crisis of confidence
  • You are looking for clarity and insight into your current situation
  • You’re questioning your life purpose
  • You are grieving from a loss–either recent or in the past–of a loved one, a marriage, or a purpose
  • You feel chronic dissatisfaction with life

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Sessions last around 75 minutes, and the fee is €75.

Drawing from many ancient systems, yet bound to none, Susan’s spiritual guidance can help you integrate and overcome life’s challenges.

Over the past 7 years, Susan has helped me navigate turbulent issues – personal, professional and spiritual. At different times, and as different needs arose, she calibrated her approach in deeply sensitive ways, and always with a new set of tools to help me manage different transitions/challenges.

She has helped me gain a deeper understanding of what had blocked or sabotaged me, but also to better use my gifts and capacities. I am deeply grateful for the way she has shared her kind attentive wisdom, and nudged me to move on from negative patterns. I have benefited from individual consultations with her but also her Align with Purpose webinar, and can wholeheartedly and enthusiastically recommend both.

~ Magdalena G.

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The Heart is right to cry, even when the smallest drop of light, of love, is taken away.  You may kick, moan, scream in a dignified Silence, but you are so right to do so in any fashion, until God returns to you. 

~ Hafiz