CHRONOLOGY

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1996

Frank edits Lois Roddens Profiles of Women book; he founds Flare Publications and begins writing British Entertainers; he begins writing the astrology column for Candis magazine (from the March 1997 issue) – a job that continues until 2009

1997

Frank begins Data Plus UK magazine with Sally Davis; publishes British Entertainers: the Astrological Profiles in late May (first edition) and September; compiles The Clifford Data Compendium for Solar Fire; writes columns and phone lines for Marie Claire; starts writing articles for Astrolore, The Astrological Journal, Transit and Lois Rodden’s Data News; appears on various TV shows for live phone-ins; interviewed by The Daily Mirror

1998

Frank continues writing astrology columns and phonelines

1999

Frank publishes The Essentials of Hand Analysis booklet; through Flare, he publishes Shorthand of the Soul: The Quotable Horoscope by David Hayward

2000

Frank publishes The Sun Sign Reader by Joan Revill, The Draconic Chart by Rev. Pamela Crane and Astrology in the Year Zero by Garry Phillipson; he also produces two astrology booklets Mars and Venus with Anna Stuart (Fiona Graham); revises The Clifford Data Compendium for Solar Fire

 

2001

Frank signs a book deal with Rider (Random House) and begins writing Palmistry 4 Today; he begins lecturing in astrology with an evening talk to the Royal Overseas League

2002

Palmistry 4 Today is published by Rider; Frank lectures at the LSE, the SSPP, the LSA and various astrology groups; he is profiled in The Guardian and interviewed on various BBC radio stations; he also works with Universal Studios

 

2003

Foreign versions of Palmistry 4 Today are published in Dutch and Spanish; Frank signs a book deal with Hamlyn for a new palmistry book; he lectures at the Inner Potential Centre and begins co-running the Bromley Astrological Association (until 2007); a new version of British Entertainers is published; Frank is interviewed on various radio shows and by The Sun newspaper wanting to know the whereabouts of then-missing Saddam Hussein!

 

2004

Frank takes over The London School of Astrology and lectures at various astrology groups, Sussex Downs College and his first Astrological Association Conference; he teaches his first annual palmistry course at the LSA; Frank starts writing for Reveal magazine, plus various online sites including Astrodatabank; the Italian version of Palmistry 4 Today is published; Hamlyn publishes Palm Reading; Frank is interviewed for the Serbian astrology magazine Astrologos; he appears twice on Sky One’s Russell Grant Show; he begins working with singer-songwriter Sarah Jane Morris on media projects and promotional work

 

2005

Frank continues as astrologer to Reveal magazine (until 2007), and his column is featured in an episode of EastEnders; he writes for the US magazine Quick & Simple (until December 2006); Frank begins to help with the running of the Society for the Study of Physiological Patterns (later the Life Patterns Society) until 2007; he begins a regular teaching slot on the Psychology Course for London Metropolitan University; he is profiled in The Daily Mirror; Frank contributes a foreword to one of his favourite books, Lunar Shadows II, by Dietrech Pessin (republished in 2010 as Lunar Shadows III)

 

2006

Frank edits and publishes The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook by Sue Tompkins, and Jupiter and Mercury: An A to Z by Paul Wright; he lectures at the AA Conference; Frank begins the first annual Hand Analysis Conference at the LSA; he is asked to appear on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here UK show; he writes for Vision magazine; he is interviewed for a TV documentary on the comedy show Little Britain; Frank fundraises with Make Some Noise for Great Ormond Street Hospital; he is profiled in The Daily Express

 

2007

Frank publishes The Twelve Houses by Howard Sasportas; Palm Reading cards are published; Frank lectures at the AA Conference and organises the Life Patterns Society Conference and edits/writes their newsletter; he is interviewed by the Oxford University Press as a subject for their EFL courses on DVD; Frank is interviewed for the TV documentary on Danny Boyle's feature film Sunshine

 

2008

Frank writes two articles for The Mountain Astrologer (including a cover story on President Obama) and begins a new column for The Astrological Journal; he writes for Soul and Spirit magazine and the Forturi website; Frank writes course material for the Mayo School; he is interviewed for and featured in The High-Heeled Guide to Enlightenment by Alice Grist (pub. date Autumn 2009) and interviewed on Norwegian radio; he lectures at the United Astrology Congress (UAC) in Denver and the AA Conference again; he co-founds The Astrology Student Conference with the Mayo School of Astrology

 

2009

Frank compiles and publishes The Astrologer's Book of Charts; he begins writing ‘Data Compendium’ for the ISAR Journal; he revises and publishes Palmistry 4 Today; Frank organises the first Astrology and Music Conference; he lectures in Amsterdam for Faye Cossar's school and at Hakan Kirkoglu's school in Turkey with Melanie Reinhart; Frank lectures at various other conferences (including two talks the Astrological Association) and returns to Sue Dibnah’s school in Hull; he begins a post-Diploma study group at the LSA and a new palmistry course

 

2010

Frank begins a regular column for The Mountain Astrologer called ‘Horoscope Detective; he lectures in Turkey in May and celebrates the Uranus ingress into Aries in a hot air balloon over Cappadocia; he publishes two booklets for LSA students: Astro Mind Maps (Kim Farley) and 101 Questions for the Student Astrologer (Jane Struthers); he begins co-publishing Flare ebooks with a leading publisher (Faber & Faber) and Flare’s books are published in various languages; he lectures at various conferences and groups including ones in the Midlands, Bath, Blackheath, Devon, Edinburgh and Glasgow; Frank lectures at the College of Psychic Studies with Robin Lown, organises another Palmistry Conference at the LSA and gives a double-session talk at the Astrological Lodge; he writes an article on the history of data collection for the NCGR Journal and attends the NCGR Conference in February 2010; Frank creates The Astrologers’ Booklist with Alice Ekrek for The Astrological Journal and project manages an article on Derek Bird for the magazine; he records a podcast on The Astrology of Humour for The Astrology Show

 

2011

Frank publishes a small volume Solar Arc Directions in spring and writes a textbook for students and astrologers, Getting to the Heart of Your Chart, in the autumn/winter; he is invited to give consultations at the Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath and lectures at Ston Easton Park Hotel; Frank organises the 6th Annual Palmistry Conference and 4th Astrology Student Conference; he returns to lecture at the Astrological Conference and to groups in Bath, Woking, Oxford, Plymouth, Birmingham, Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Glasgow and, with Wendy Stacey, is the guest speaker at the Bolton Conference; he attends Deborah Houlding's Horary Course in Scotland; he continues to write for The Mountain Astrologer (including a feature article on Republican presidential candidates), The ISAR Journal and The Astrological Journal, and contributes a piece on Shadow Transits for www.noeltyl.com; Frank starts a new Palmistry beginners’ course at the LSA in the autumn; continues to see clients and teach students at the LSA

 

2012

Frank begins the year teaching Solar Arc, the Midheaven, and chart synthesis in Melbourne at his first of four consecutive FAA conferences; he is interviewed on palmistry for the show Stars in the City; Frank returns to The Royal Crescent Hotel to give consultations; his piece on the history of data collecting (already published in The Astrological Journal, The ISAR Journal and The NCGR Journal) is posted on Deborah Houlding's Skyscript website; his textbook Getting to the Heart of Your Chart is published in April and follows his first webinar on the same subject (with the Mayo School of Astrology); May sees the publication of From Symbol to Substance by Richard Swatton and a first book from Faye Cossar, Using Astrology to Create a Vocational Profile, and a collection of essays on astrology by 14 young authors (Astrology: The New Generation), which is launched at UAC in May, where Frank talks on Pluto: A History and Biography of America; in June, the books are launched at Barry Street’s landmark Astrology Shop in Covent Garden; Frank organises a Tarot Conference for the LSA and a 5 Ways to Understand Yourself workshop with talks on graphology, tarot, numerology, astrology and palmistry; in August, Frank lectures with Wendy Stacey in Istanbul; in September, Frank opens the Astrological Association Conference with a plenary called Speaking Your Chart. That night he is given The Charles Harvey Award for Exceptional Service to Astrology. Frank returns to Birmingham to lecture, gives a webinar on Solar Arcs for the Mayo School and an online class to a palmistry group in Amsterdam. In December, Frank gives various newspaper and TV interviews while teaching in China, where the Press dub him 'the Dean of the Harry Potter School'!

 

2013

Frank starts the year teaching in China at the Science Museum in Shenzhen and for a book club; in February, Frank launches a blog in Chinese on Weibo, and the long-awaited revision of The Draconic Chart by Pamela Crane is published; Skyscript publishes Frank's article on T-squares; he teaches a seminar at the Astrological Lodge of London; in April, Frank gives sixteen lectures, tutorials and seminars in the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, celebrates his 40th birthday, and interviews a group of Australian actors for a forthcoming book; in May, he gives his first ever seminar for the renowned Centre for Psychological Astrology, and later in the year returns to the Astrological Association Conference and Aquarius Rising in Glasgow; Frank is the first ever Guest Editor of The Mountain Astrologer for their June/July issue on interpretation; in August, he travels to Philadelphia to lecture at his first NCGR Conference and then on to New York with Wendy Stacey, and will spend part of December in Bali teaching palmistry

2014

In January, Frank travels to China, Japan and Australia (the FAA Conference in Hobart, Tasmania) to teach at various schools and conferences – the memorable trip includes being granted access to star maps at a temple in Kyoto especially opened for Frank and meeting pianist (Shine) David Helfgott in Hobart; in February (and again in May), he gives an online webinar for Tony Howard's Astrology University, and later that month teaches again for the CPA (both talks are on Awkward Planetary Combinations, the topic of his new series of articles for The Mountain Astrologer); in March, The Mountain Astrologer's special Music Issue (April–May) is published, with Frank once again acting as Guest Editor; Frank gives an online webinar for the Mayo School and a two-part Palmistry course in March.

Frank celebrates 25 years in astrology and 10 years running the LSA by arranging a special boat trip on the Thames with 100 friends and current/former students; from May to September he teaches in Amsterdam (on three occasions), in London the Summer Skies/Astrology Student Conference, in Warsaw for the first time, in Birmingham, online for Breaking Down the Borders, at the Astrological Association Conference and Astrological Lodge (giving the prestigious Carter Memorial Lecture in both places), and to a standing-room only audience at his first ISAR Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. At the AA, Frank presents Wendy Stacey with The Charles Harvey Award; in September, he publishes Horoscope Snapshots: Essays in Modern Astrology, a collection of 18 essays (some are new and others are from various publications). Towards the end of the year, Frank lectures on Palmistry at the LSA, on consultations at the Lodge, again for the CPA, and online for Breaking Down the Borders, and returns to his friends in Preston to give a talk for the annual Norther Lights Christmas Lunch

2015

In January, Frank's Carter Memorial Lecture (on the first and final degrees of the signs) is published by new editor Victor Olliver in The Astrological Journal and his article with Samuel Reynolds on the astrology of Alex Haley and Roots is published in The Mountain Astrologer; in January Frank presents the first lecture (a tribute to Dennis Elwell and his Carter Memorial Lecture) of the Astrological Lodge's Centenary year celebrations; during the year, he guest edits three issues on forecasting for The Mountain Astrologer; in February and March, Frank travels to California and lectures for the NCGR group in Sacramento and two in San Francisco, as well as spending time with the Mountain Astrologer team in Grass Valley; in April, the LSA has its second Thames boat trip; Frank writes an in-depth profile of Queen Elizabeth II for The Astrological Journal and a chapter on writing for OPA’s book The Professional Astrologer; in May, he flies to Boulder, Colorado, to give two workshops for Tony Howard, and lectures four times at his first Norwac conference in Seattle, Washington (one is a keynote on Humour in the Horoscope: The Astrology of Comedy, the title of a new mini-book published later in the year along with Love, Sex and Attraction); Frank begins a new column entitled ‘Moments in Time’ for The Mountain Astrologer; in October he returns to Holland to speak for Dick van der Mark’s organisation; during the year, Frank also lectures for the CPA, Mayo School, Cosmic Intelligence Agency, Kepler College, MISPA, RubiCon, and Astrology University, and travels to Oslo for a conference; he co-hosts three classes at the Lodge with LSA students; in October, he arranges a special dinner in honour of Liz Greene

2016

The year begins with the publication of Frank’s The Midheaven: Spotlight on Success, and Frank being featured in The Independent, and returning to China (to speak for a business school at a university and to a bank in Guangzhou) and Australia (for GCAS in the Gold Coast, the FAA Conference in Sydney, where his surprise guest for his pre-conference workshop is actress Rowena Wallace); in February, he travels with Wendy Stacey to Athens for a Mayo School conference; Frank continues to write for The Mountain Astrologer (including guest editing an issue on synastry and articles on US First Ladies and on the astrology of fame) and The Astrological Journal.

In April, Frank travels to Dallas and Fort Lauderdale to teach weekends for various groups; a month later, he publishes Dialogues: Tools for the Working Astrologer (a co-write with Mark Jones) and travels once again to teach in San Francisco, Sacramento and for Norwac in Seattle (where he gives the Saturday after-dinner stand-up comedy talk ‘Speaking Your Chart’ and receives a standing ovation).

Frank also lectures at John Wadsworth’s group in Glastonbury, for the Astrological Lodge and online for Astrology University, Breaking Down the Borders, Astrology Hub and Damian Rocks’s DPTA course, and returns to the Bolton and Birmingham astrology groups, and continues running courses at the LSA throughout the year; in September, ISAR awards Frank the Best Article 2014–2016 for his work on the Power Degrees of the Zodiac, which is also published in The Astrological Quarterly

 

2017

Frank organises another Palmistry Conference in February, which leads to a new Diploma Course starting in September at the LSA with Johnny Fincham; Frank continues to lecture at the LSA and for Astrology University, and lectures online for the NCGR chapter in Mexico City and gives his first seminar in Monterrey, Mexico in July; The Mountain Astrologer publishes the first two of his planet compendiums (on Mercury and Uranus) and Frank writes his third article (on vocation) for Kelly Surtees’ Wellbeing magazine. In July and August, Frank gives interviews for the BBC World Service, for an astrology show in Taiwan (Tang’s Magic Trippresented by Jesse Tang, for the Astrological Association’s YouTube channel, and for Anne Whitaker’s website (Writing from the Twelfth House). In September, Flare publishes Faye Blake’s Vocational Astrology, a new version of Faye Cossar’s Using Astrology to Create a Vocational Profile, and publishes an updated version of Frank’s Getting to the Heart of Your Chart (both are released simultaneously on ebook).

2017 also sees the 10th annual Astrology Student Conference, Frank’s 10th time speaking at the Astrological Association annual conference, his 14th year owning/running the LSA, and his 55th article for The Mountain Astrologer (two articles in the Dec 2008 and Apr 2009 issues, followed by a series of articles [totalling 53] that appear in 46 consecutive issues from June 2010 to December 2017).

 

Upcoming lectures/projects:

an online Forecasting Certificate course for New Moon in China

an online course for the LSA

an LSA textbook

a book of music charts and articles from various astrologers

a lecture tour of Mexico, China, Japan and Australia in early 2018

• an 11th visit to the Astrological Association conference (21-24 June 2018), with Frank giving a talk on forecasting and a workshop on ‘Palmistry for Astrologers.

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