A Few Words about Phil Booth
WRITTEN IN THE STARS
Phil Booth’s interest in astrology began very early in his life as he was growing up in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Starry nights in mystical locations like Manitoulin Island fired up his passion for the message of the stars. In University he studied political science and history with the goal of pursuing a career in law and politics. His plans changed after sensing that the next few decades would bring extensive and dramatic change to the stability of society and the world. A greater understanding of the meaning of life and the natural cycles of nature that govern it was essential. This desire meant he had to take on life at ground level. After University, he travelled west worked with migrant farm workers in California and the Okanagan Valley in 1976. In 1977, a trek across Canada to Newfoundland preceded his arrival to Europe where he remained for the next 25 years.
He learned to speak French after 6 years in France before settling down in England to marriage and raising a family and running a gift shop. His life was irrevocably changed when in July 1994 the Shoemaker-Levy comet plunged into Jupiter. It coincided with him rupturing his Achilles tendon during a friendly game of tennis. The prospect of a long rehabilitation period pressed him into finally undertaking the serious study of astrology; something he had always wanted to do. His passion for the subject took him to London, England where he studied with some of the world’s top astrologers.
In 1999 he began a 3 year stint working with UK newspapers manning telephone lines and receiving calls from over 10,000 clients seeking astrological insights. In 2000, he became the resident astrologer of BBC Radio South in Southampton, England where he gave astrological forecasts and took live calls from eager listeners. The switchboard was invariably flooded with requests.
By early 2002, he found himself on national TV in the UK in Channel 4’s reality show called Eden. Here he gave astrological observations on the contestants on television and on the Channel 4 TV website. He decided to spend the reminder 2002 in Santorini, Greece and research ancient Greek mythology. In 2003 he was asked to appear on Channel 4 TV’s UK Big Brother series. He declined it and instead began a 6 year tenure writing horoscopes for the Toronto Star until October 2009.
He is currently devoting his time to writing horoscopes and articles on his rapidly growing website – boothstars.com – where he currently receives over 300,000 hits a day that feeds his thriving practice in live personal consultations. He’s frequently called upon to make TV and Radio appearances where he informs the public on the latest celestial developments and they mean for us all.
He believes that, although the world we live in is tough and challenging, the essential heart of this universe is compassionate and loving. By disciplining our thoughts to focus on constructive and positive issues, we can transform our lives to embrace the miraculous. The end of the Mayan Long Count calendar on December 21, 2012 is of critical importance to us all. It is abundantly clear to us all that dramatic changes are sweeping over the world, socially, economically, politically and ecologically. He believes the stars are guiding us through the cryptic language of symbolism. We ignore their message at our peril. But by listening we will find the doorway to a new and enlightened age.