• Qualifying Horary Practitioner (QHP)

    Established 1984

  • Marcos Patchett

  • Marcos Patchett,

    Affiliated Tutor QHP, BA, BSc, MAMH, LSA

    Marcos is a medical herbalist and medical and horary astrologer. He is particularly interested in the practical application of astrology, which he uses primarily as an adjunct in the treatment of private herbal medicine clients. He received several academic awards while studying herbal medicine, and gained the London School of Astrology’s Certificate in 2006. Since that time, Marcos has developed his knowledge of traditional astrology through reading, home study, and experience in practice. He worked as a medical herbalist in King’s Cross for several years (2005-2007 and 2012-2013) specialising in complementary care for people living with HIV, and also practiced from Neal’s Yard remedies’ Therapy Rooms in Covent Garden for 9 years (2007-2016). He was a clinical supervisor and lecturer for Middlesex University’s Western Herbal Medicine BSc & MSc courses (2013-2017). Marcos is currently completing his first book. He has been assembling this work on the ancient history, usage, pharmacology, and cultural meaning of cacao/chocolate since 2007, due for publication in 2020.
    Recent Presentations and Papers
    Westminster University (22nd November 2017): Interpreting Culpeper. The use and understanding of Culpeper's herbal, and the use of his astrological symbolism for non-astrologers
    Brighton Astrology Circle (6th December 2017): Introduction to Decumbiture
    UAC conference (Chicago, May 24th-29th 2017): Life Purpose in Astrology [v.2]
    Kepler College [U.S.], Webinar (July 2017): 'A Digression of Plagues' (The Mundane Astrology of Epidemics)
    Astrological Lodge of London (May 2017): Profections & Solar Returns Workshop [collaboration with Theo Naicker of Spica astrology]
    Beaconsfield Astrology Group (December 2016): Decumbiture reading (live)
    Astrological Association UK Conference, (St Neots, September 2016): Life Purpose in Astrology, and Prediction: Possibility or Certainty?
    Academy of Astrology (China, Taiwan, Japan), 6-webinar course, October 24th, 25th, November 14th, 21st & 28th, December 19th 2015: Primary Directions [includes Firdaria and other traditional timing techniques) [with Rod Chang, translation & commentary]