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A Lifetime of Astrology
An Interview with Judith Hill
by Tony Howard
This Interview was first published in the December 2011 issue of The Mountain Astrologer magazine
Judith Hill is a lifelong, second-generation astrologer and award-winning author. She has given more than 6,000 in-depth personal astrology readings and excels in most branches of Classical Western astrology, but she is perhaps best known for her medical and vocational work, to which she has devoted much of her energy.
Judith is a gem and a great asset to the Oregon area, where she has a long and successful local astrology practice and teaching presence. She is truly one of Oregon’s best-kept secrets. Her books are practical and detailed; through them, she shares a wealth of knowledge, the kind that can only be gained over a lifetime of research and direct experience.
Her books include The Astrological Body Types; Medical Astrology: A Guide to Planetary Pathology; The Lunar Nodes: Your Key to Excellent Chart Interpretation; Vocational Astrology; The Part of Fortune in Astrology; Astro-Seismology; and The Mars-Redhead Files. Judith has recently written and lavishly illustrated a delightful book of twelve profound and amusing children's stories, entitled Mrs. Winkler's Cure (under the pseudonym Julia Holly).
Judith administers an online course in Medical Astrology through her website.
She can be reached at www.judithhillastrology.com
This interview with Judith was recorded in February 2010.
Tony Howard: Who was your first astrology teacher? How did you meet, and what was his or her most profound influence on you?
Judith Hill: My father was a fine amateur astrologer. When I was three, he would sit me on his knee, and we would peruse his fine collection of hand-drawn charts, which he kept in a blue binder. Being a strange child, I was fascinated and took to astrology quickly. Between ages 10 and 14, he tutored me in the fine art of reading natal and transit charts. I spent almost the entire ninth grade studying astrology.
Fritzi Armstrong’s Metaphysical Town Hall bookstore in San Francisco was one of the first stores offering a full shelf of astrological books. This was a major pilgrimage site of mine between the ages of 10 and 25. I’d bus downtown as a twelve-year-old and get lost in the book stacks.
I gave my first professional paid reading at 14 years old, following an intensive four-year study period and what one might call a semi-apprenticeship. In my later teens, books were my main teachers, augmented by lecturers. Breadth being important, I made deep studies of palmistry, phrenology, anthropology, numerology, prophecy, world theology, music, art, herbology, and gemstones.