LSA Tutors

We are proud to offer students some of the finest astrological teachers – many of whom are greatly renowned in the field. All tutors are consultant astrologers, many are published authors, and four of our regular tutors have won the prestigious Charles Harvey Award for Exceptional Service to Astrology, a lifetime achievement honour voted for by members of the astrological community.

  • Frank Clifford, Principal of the LSA (Years 1, 2 and 3)

    Frank has written a dozen books on astrology and palmistry, guest edited The Mountain Astrologer numerous times, and given over 2500 talks, lectures and seminars in over a dozen countries. The author of the Year 2 text, Getting to the Heart of Your Chart, Frank also publishes books by other authors. In 2012, he won a lifetime honour for his contribution to astrology, and a writing award from ISAR and Regulus Award and ISAR nominations have followed.

  • Kim Farley, Head Tutor (Year 1)

    Kim has been practising astrology since the late 1980s and has been instrumental in introducing the subject to a generation of astrologers, many of whom now teach around the UK. Kim has a consultation practice and, alongside her astrological work, is a funeral celebrant and a part-time cook. Kim’s handy Mind Maps mini-book is a popular reference work for students.

  • Richard Swatton, Head Tutor (Years 1, 2 and 3)

    Richard is a highly-experienced astrologer and psychotherapist, as well as an accomplished jazz pianist. Richard’s astrology education began in 1976 when he learned traditional, horary and occult–Theosophical approaches to the subject. His first mini-book, From Symbol to Substance, was published in 2012 and a full length, much anticipated volume, The Horary Process, is due in 2023.

  • Mario Trevino, Head Tutor (Tarot)

    Mario began studying tarot and astrology 20 years ago in his native Mexico and has been practising as a consultant for the past 16 years, using tarot as an insightful tool to encourage self-determination. He also works as a psychologist, trainer and teacher. Mario teaches tarot at beginner and advanced level online for the LSA.

Visiting Tutors

  • Kira Sutherland, Health & Wellbeing

    Kira divides her time between Australia and Canada and works as an astrologer, naturopath and herbalist. Known for her vibrant, fun and straightforward teaching style, she is also an internationally-recognised, award-winning sports nutritionist. Kira visits us once every couple of years to teach on a number of subjects around health, nutrition and wellbeing.

  • John Wadsworth, Money & Vocation

    John has been an astrologer for 30 years and is known for his innovative work using experiential astrology. His first book, Your Zodiac Soul, is a very popular introduction to the deeper meanings and purposes of the twelve signs of the zodiac.

  • Brian Clark, Synastry & Forecasting

    Brian has been a consulting astrologer and educator for most of his adult life. His series of recently published books on relationships, family, vocation, forecasting and consultancy reflect on his 40-year participation and practice of astrology as a student, counsellor and teacher.

  • Mark Jones

    Mark is an evolutionary astrologer, psychosynthesis therapist and hypnotherapist. He is a very popular workshop leader in the U.S. and has written a number of books on evolutionary astrology.

  • Lynn Bell

    Lynn has been a highly-regarded consulting astrologer for more than 30 years and travels widely as a popular speaker and teacher. She was a regular lecturer at the CMED Institute with Caroline Myss, and Lynn’s book on family patterns, Planetary Threads, was re-issued by Ibis Press in 2013. Lynn visits us from her home in Paris on occasion to teach facets of psychological astrology.

  • Faye Blake (Cossar)

    Faye lives and works in Amsterdam, A business astrologer, Faye’s first book was recently updated and retitled Vocational Astrology: Finding the Right Career Direction.

  • Other Guests

    Over the years, visiting and regular lecturers to the LSA and our annual Student Conference have included Stephen Arroyo, Dr Catherine Blackledge, Greg Bogart, Christian Borup, Dr Bernadette Brady, Linda Kubota Byrd, Dr Nicholas Campion, Gary Caton, Wade Caves, Tanya Cohen, Rev Pamela Crane, Robert Currey, Dr Armand Diaz, Sue Dibnah, Adrian Duncan, Bernard Eccles, Adam Elenbaas, Dennis Elwell, Sue Farebrother, Debbie Frank, John Frawley, Adam Gainsburg, Stormie Grace, John Green, Dr Liz Greene, Pam Gregory, Judy Hall, Karen Hamaker-Zondag, Dr Mike Harding, Derek Hawkins, Lynda Hill, Maggie Hyde, Babs Kirby, Christian König, Vicky Maloney, Dick van der Mark, Tracy Marks, Victor Olliver, Dietrech Pessin, Melanie Reinhart, Samuel Reynolds, Jane Ridder-Patrick, Damian Rocks, Dawn Roffe, Alexander von Schlieffen, Dr Percy Seymour, Nadiya Shah, Christeen Skinner, Neil Spencer, Wendy Stacey, Marcia Starck, Shelley von Strunckel, Kelly Surtees, Komilla Sutton, Dr Richard Tarnas, Yvonne Smith Tarnas, Gisele Terry, Sue Tompkins, Sue Ward, Patricia Walsh, Pete Watson, Dr Mark Williams, and Lynne (Beale) Wilson.


This section chronicles the various fundraising activities of the LSA and the scholarships awarded for non-LSA events and conferences. So far we have raised over £25,000 for various worthwhile causes.

The Cordelia Feldman Scholarship: Cordelia was unable to complete her studies with us due to illness. She kindly donated three terms to students who would benefit. Sadly, Cordelia passed away 8 January 2022, and we thank her and her family for their generosity with the scholarship.

Recent donations (2020–) from lectures and book sales, including entire profits from The Book of Music Horoscopes):

Astrological Association 2020 Conference (online): 12 full scholarships: £1434.00.

FAA Conference (Melbourne, Australia): Frank’s book sales were donated to the Zodiac Appeal for the Bushfire Wildlife Rescue Support/National Animal Rescue Centre: AU$1500.

Kira Sutherland Medical Astrology fundraiser: UCH Hospitals Charity for NHS meals: £1725.67.

Kira Sutherland Medical Astrology fundraiser: Children Today Charitable Trust: £423.09.

Ian Shaw lecture fundraiser: Side by Side Refugees: £180.00.

Frank’s ISAR Intensive fundraiser (6 February 2021) for Side by Side Refugees: £1878.03.

Frank’s Palmistry fundraiser (7 February 2021) for the Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary: £827.54.

Samvedana children’s charity in honour of the LSA's first administrator Linda Seale (13 April 2021): £1000.00.

Frank’s Palmistry fundraiser (8 May 2021) for MindOut LGBTQ mental health charity: £586.45.

Brian Clark fundraisers (September and October 2021) for animal rescue/support charities ( in the UK and Lort Smith in Australia): £2067.46. Plus an additional £500 to the Greyhound Rescue Shelter in Australia.

Palmistry 2021 Conference fundraiser (23–24 October 2021) for ELIFAR (Every Life is For a Reason): £2552.16.

Frank’s Draconic day (Apr 2022) for the Peter Tatchell Foundation: £850.

Spring 2022 Fundraiser (three talks given by Lynne Wilson, Vicky Maloney and Kira Sutherland) for the homelessness charity St Mungo’s: £2870.00.

Boy George Fundraiser for £3560.

Frank’s What’s Love webinar (June 2022) and talk for SA–FAA on The Astrology of Crime for Breaking the Chains animal rescue charity (for Ukraine and worldwide): £1500.

The LSA donated £500 to tutor Kim Farley’s swimming fundraiser for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (July 2022).

£5000 Gonna Live Forever book and humour talk for Claire House hospice (Liverpool).

More details to be added soon.