BIO

Alex Trenoweth is an astrologer, author, musician and high school teacher. She is the author of the newly released book “Growing Pains,” written as an aid for adolescents, their parents and their teachers.

Born in Port Huron Michigan, she now resides in London England. Alex first became interested in astrology when she discovered there was so much knowledge beyond star sign columns.

“I initially rejected astrology as a teenager because I did not fit the stereotype of my sun sign of Cancer,” she has said in the past. “I was always quick to point out that I was on the “cusp” of Leo because I identified so much more with the big cats than the little crustaceans.” She has often pointed out that her ascendant in Gemini also reflects her dual heritage: her father is of Eastern European descent and her mother is a full blooded Native American Ojibwa Indian.

Upon discovering her Moon was in Leo, Alex became hooked on astrology. To this day, she refuses to write a star sign column.

“I didn’t want to feel owned by or sold out to the media or feel that I had to write something that I knew would mislead other people into thinking astrology stopped at the sun,” she has said after turning down several lucrative offers to write a star sign column.  “I’d like to think I encourage people to look at astrology with a far more discriminate eye rather than the extremely narrow lens of star signs. It is a big universe,” she has acknowledged, “a big enough playground for all of us to explore, practice and play with the craft but we should encourage even the most casual followers of astrology to delve a little deeper.” In the past, she has likened star sign columnists to priests selling fake holy water.

Alex studied astrology independently for several years then worked with Rainbow Circle as an astrology camp co-ordinator and also with the Wheel of Astrologers. She has worked at the world famous Glastonbury Music Festival and The Big Green Gathering as an astrologer, palmist and tarot reader. Her skills as a psychic are still highly sought following her appearances at numerous Psychic Fayres in the British Isles and beyond. More recently, she has worked with The Alchemical Journey at the Sunrise Festival and other camps. Her skills as a “wandering psychic” continue to be popular at the May Balls held at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

In the late 1990s, Alex embarked on a more structured course of study with the Faculty of Astrological Studies (FAS). “I loved the fact that the FAS allowed me to learn from like minded people because studying astrology can be an enormously isolating experience. It’s like being the only speaker of an obscure language.” She later reflected that although astrologers speak the same language, they all have different accents. She is rightly proud of the fact that her engagement with a more formal level of study enhances rather than replaces her skills at a grass roots level of astrology.

Alex has also earned an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology from Bath Spa University and is due to become one of the few people in the world to hold an MA from BSU as well as a diploma from the FAS. In addition, she is a highly successful History teacher and pastoral care provider at an inner city London secondary school.

Alex is the current editor of the Astrology Quarterly for the Astrological Lodge of London, a contributor to The Astrology Show (with Jessica Adams, Neil Spencer and Adam Smith)  and was a speaker at the internationally renowned United Astrology Conference (UAC), Denver Colorado in 2008. She is due to speak at the Astrological Association of Great Britain in September 2014 and the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) later that month.  In October 2014, she will be speaking at the State Of The Art Astrological conference (SOTA) in Niagara Falls. In addition to her prestigious speaking engagements, she teaches astrology at The Mill in London, plays the trumpet in the South London Jazz Orchestra, is a self professed cat lover and still supports the Detroit Tigers baseball team from across the Atlantic. Her books on Palmistry, Astrology and Adolescence (“Growing Pains”) and a collection of astrological essays are due out later this year. Additionally, Alex has three books of fiction and poetry pending publication.

Out new this year is “Don’t Sweat It, Planet,” a series of astrology video lessons created by  Alex in London UK. Short, quick and to the point, “Don’t Sweat It, Planet” is a daily tonic for people with busy lives.

The articles on this site reflect some of Alex’s work. Have a look around. If you like what you see or would like to learn more, drop Alex an email via the contact page.

Alternatively, you can visit her blog to see what she’s been up to or to have an astrological giggle: www.alextrenoweth@blogspot.com

Wearing the robes from BSU, Alex meets Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Alex in Marrakesh

Alex watching the sunrise after the lunar eclipse in Marrakesh.

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