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Hello there,

Thankyou for reading my articles and I hope they help you in some way.


I do not analyse charts  and I do not answer unsolicited emails.

I just write articles and write books.


This is who I am:

I am a psychological astrologer with

*a Diploma in Psychological Astrology,

*a Diploma in Astrology  with the Federation of Australian Astrologers and

*a Rod Brandt Certificate in Astrology.

My teacher, for my two years of study in Psychological Astrology (1994-1995) was Gerry Taylor Wood, a Liz Greene graduate.

I have studied mainstream astrology since 1973.

I am also a qualified counsellor of thirty years experience and my job has been and still is to realign  and empower people, help them be realistic, calm, successful problem solvers on their life path. I helped children and adults on their life path so they become the “star” of their life. At the moment writing my book on Hygeia is my major focus.

I have been a professional teacher (in kindergarten, primary school, high school, TAFE and university) and astrologer since 1973. I  began counselling in 1983 and taught classes on the asteroid goddesses at South Brisbane TAFE from 1990-1995.  I worked with the Aboriginal Elders at Mornington Island community to prevent suicide  and stop drug addiction. I taught education subjects and social welfare subjects (including communication, team building, ethics and human rights, community building, attachment theory in relationships, mental health and sustainability) at university from 2000 to 2011. In 2011 I worked with the Department of Child Safety to keep children, from dysfunctional backgrounds, safe and happy.


Thankyou to beautiful Josephine Wall for painting this image on my “about” page.

I do hope you have fantastic day and year ahead.

~ Hilary (Starcounsell)~


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      • Thank you! Love your articles. My Hygeia is in a much larger pattern I was shown via a dream I had in 2016. My Hygeia is at 28° Cancer in my 5th house. It exactly opposes my 28° Chiron in my 11th house in Capricorn. The larger pattern includes my Sun, Jupiter, Pallas, Ceres, and much more. No astrologer has answered my questions about what the larger pattern I was shown in my dream may mean. I love astrology, but my intuition has served me best. The 1954 landmark Supreme Court ruling about school segregation has the same pattern. I was born a few hours after the ruling. Peace and blessings to you.

  2. Hello Hilary, I just came across your wonderful site after looking into the Holistic Healer, Hygiea. Mine is in Aries in the 2nd house, conjunct Venus and Chiron, Trine my North Node and Sextile my South node. It would be wonderful to receive an interpretation of my chart and guidance on my path
    Blessings to yoiu.

  3. Hi Hilary,

    I would love to have my chart done by you. I have been told that my yod lies in the sextile between Neptune and Pluto and the inconjunct/quincunx the sextile makes to my Sun (which is in Taurus). Unfortunately, I don’t know how to help myself with this information! I left my e-mail below.

    Many thanks.

    • Hi Jocelyn,

      It’s really great to hear from you. I am assuming you like my yod articles.

      I am sending you an email now. My email address is a gmail and begins with spi……

      When my email arrives can you send me your birth information. As I live in Australia, our date system is different to the USA. So could you send your information. DAY; ie 19th; MONTH ie May and YEAR IE. 1965. Please put in your place of birth, ie SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. and also can you let me know how you need to improve your life now and where are you living right now.

      Thanks again and take care,

  4. Good evening Hillary, it’s been fantastic coming across your blogs on Yods,quincunx and inconjunct aspects, I would so love for you to look at my chart, assuming costs have increased, if you could please email me ldeahne@yahoo.com with some info, itwould be much appreciated.
    Mainly I would like the reading to focus on Apparent Yod between 8th house Scorpio Uranus, 6th house Virgo North Node with Part of fortune in 1st house Aries. Some astrologers would not yod- classify this due to Part of fortune. Also the conjunctions with Vertex,8th house Scorpio Venus and galactic centre, why so many of my personal planets are at same degree, aswell as many house cusps also at same degree & due to stellium in 9th Sag/Capricorn how to balance the ridiculous energies that continues to grow through major transits. Thanking you for your time

  5. Hi Hilary,
    Just stumbled across your wonderful article on Hygiea, any thoughts on this from you, appreciated…. I have this in my eleventh house in Taurus(Whole House System). I live in Australia, Sunshine Coast, and have begun learning Astrology with a passion. I was wondering if you have a link to your courses.as i am looking to take up formally. Also have you published your book on Hygiea…. One more thing, I have had a health challenge that just came ‘out of the blue’, so to speak would love to connect with your view on this as well…..DOB: 26011964, Oakleigh,Australia….7.05pm birth time..(best to my knowledge) Thank you…Kind Regards Wendy

    • Hi Wendy,

      Nice to hear from you. I hope you are okay with those fires around Bell’s Beach.

      At the moment I haven’t a link to my astrology courses. I’ll work on it this afternoon.

      No I still haven’t published my Hygeia book because I still haven’t completed it. Mainly because I have realized more about Hygeia’s workings that really shocked me. I thought she was Snow White, but like every other planet/asteroid/planetoid she had many grades of vibrations ranging from purity to coarseness.

      I’ll send you an email now.

      Many Blessings,

  6. Hi Hilary!
    I was fortunate enough to stumble across your page after several google searches on yods. I am definitely at a crossroad in my life and according to my expansive natal chart I have 3 overlapping yods with sun in taurus in the 2nd house apex, Pallas in libra in the 8th house and Uranus in Sagittarius in the 9th house. I hope I said that correctly lol. Anyway I would love to have clarity regarding these yods and some advice on overcoming whatever difficulty they are presenting in my life (presumably with finances). My email address is kilashani82@yahoo.com.

    Thank you in advance for your help!
    Akilah 🙂

  7. Yay I finally found a page filled with Yod info! I’m hoping you may be able to help me and I’m not sure of any other way to reach out.. I have recently received a natal chart reading by a wonderful astrologer.. well only 1/3 of it ( due to life and it’s set backs, no biggy of course!) But in the first part of my reading I was told I have 4 Yods in my chart, and that she would explain them in the next part of the reading… but it’s been a few months since then and the questions I have are about to burst out of my head! So I would LOVE to hear your specialized understanding of my chart 🙂 please email me at abigail.cutcliffe@gmail.com if you can so we can set something up… I look so forward to hearing from you!!!

  8. Hi Hilary,

    I’ve just come across your articles on Yods. I have been studying astrology as a hobby for years but just now learning about the two Yods in my chart. I was wondering, do you do personal readings? I am sure you are very busy as you are very established and may not do these readings but please I would love to know. Thank you very much.

  9. Hi I’m interested in chatting with you further. Under synastry there is a yod created. But of our Pluto’s are the apex at libra 18 degrees in the 3rd house and quincunx to my natal mars and the south node in the 8th house. The other quincunx is to his chiron in his 11th house. So the sextile would be that. It’s like fatal attraction. We just cant stay away and it’s like a very dysfunctional relationship. The other yod the apex is his south node in the 9th house at 21 degrees aquarius and my venus is 23 degrees aquarius and he have cupido asteroid at 23 degrees aquarius and to my north node in the 2nd house 17 degrees virgo and also conjunct his Mars 22 degrees aquarius 4th house and Saturn 21 degrees 4th house sextile to his mercury 25 degrees cancer 2nd house and my Jupiter 29 degrees in 12th house cancer. This must mean something huge. His south node aquarius 23 degrees conj my venus 23 aquarius in my 6th house his 9th. I know you dont do readings but I need some healing done. I’ve been trying to break free from this for 2 years. Were not together it’s just the obsessive impulse. But were destructive when were together. A lot of fighting. Thank you soooo much!

    • Hello Michyscosmictouch,

      I do not know your name so I have to respond to this “pseudonunym”.

      1. As Pluto is the apex of the first yod I suggest that first this is most likely a “past life” and second, an obsessive relationship (Pluto in the 3rd house in Libra). 2. Transiting Saturn, which is also karmic is squaring this Pluto apex and you have become aware of its destructivesness (Mars quincunx Pluto) and no doubt with Pluto in the 3rd there is quite a lot of critical name calling and I’d say this is a repetition of past life behaviour. 3. With the South Node in the 8th house, I suggest there is at least two past lives involved.

      I suggest you do a forgiveness and cord destruction exercise as such:
      1. Allow yourself to fall into a deep and reflective state.
      2. Visualise your ex-partner and see the heart cord joining you both, a cord from your navels and the sacaral (sexual) cords and any other cords or anything keeping you together.
      3. Then speaking aloud say his name and say, “The resentment, anger etc I hold against you for….. (name these behaviours) I now release and I love you. As you say, “I forgive you ask archangel Michael to burn all cords, past lives and connections with spiritual fire.
      4. Repeat the process twice and then ask him (visualising him) why he resents you and to the process twice.
      5. Take Australian Bush Flowers Angelsword and Dagger Hakea to complete the healing of this dysfunctionful process.

      God bless you both,

    • Hi Michael,
      I am so sorry, but I do not do consultations. I may do so in 2021. At the moment I am finishing my two volumes on Hygeia the astrological goddess of preventative and holistic medicine.

      Best wishes for the Christmas season and may 2020 bring

  10. Hello Hilary
    I’ve just finished reading your yod article and would like some guidance. I’m thrilled to hear there is such a thing as a psychological astrologer. I had no idea about yods( I’m very interested in astrology but am still a novice) and apparently I own 3!
    I’m in a bad moment in my journey, and I’d like to understand my “fingers” (and a rectangle as well) so I can clear out the cobwebs and right my wagon.
    Thank you for your work.
    30/05/1966 2250hrs
    Baltimore Maryland USA

    • Hi Kimba,

      Thankyou for your message. My apologies for the late reply.

      I don’t do charts professionally.

      All the astrologers who work at Liz Greene’s school are excellent psychological astrologers. Why not try them.

      Good luck,

    • Hello Enzi,

      I am not offering chart reading services in 2020 Enzi. However, I will from February, 2021.

      Thankyou for asking and I wish you all the best on your path.

      Kind Wishes,

  11. Hello Hilary,

    I have somehow come across your articles and have now breathed a huge sigh of relief in finding you. I stumbled upon you in my search for more understanding of my Chiron in the 12th house, my 12th house is Pisces and my moon is situated there as well but they are not tight in their conjunction. Anyhoo, found your article most enlightening and then read up on so many more. I too am a big one for flower essences though my experience has only been through Bach Flower, I have found Walnut to be very helpful for me at crucial moments in my life. I hope your health is good after your blogs re antibiotics and your potassium levels, I was wondering if the dandelion had contributed to the decreased potassium levels.
    Just wanted to say thank you for sharing your incredible insights and I hope your book is going well.

    • Blessings to you too Danielle. Sorry, not to reply sooner. Have been locked down due to the horrid virus. Hope you are okay. I will have a think about potassium. I think that might have been food allergies. Yes, I should be finished my books by feb next years ready to publish.

      Take Care,
      Hilary. Hugs

    • Hello Supriya,
      I haven’t been taking private clients for a very long time, but I am happy to reply to your request via this message area of my Starcounsell website.
      Best Wishes,

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