WRITTEN IN THE STARS
A Few Words about Phil Booth
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 in the wilderness areas of northern Ontario like Manitoulin Island fired up his passion for the message of the stars.
He studied political science and history at Glendon College, York University, with the goal of pursuing a career in law and politics. His plans changed after sensing that extensive and dramatic change to the stability of society and the world would happen in his life time. He felt that a greater understanding of the meaning of life and the natural cycles of nature that govern it was essential.
This desire drove him to take on life at ground level. After University, he travelled west where he worked with migrant farm workers in California and the Okanagan Valley, followed by a trek across Canada to Newfoundland.
His life was irrevocably changed when in July 1994 the Shoemaker-Levy comet plunged into Jupiter. The impact 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.
He has written for UK newspapers and has appeared on national TV in the UK in Channel 4’s reality show called Eden where he gave astrological observations on the contestants.
Much time was also spent on the magical island of Santorini, Greece where he researched ancient Greek mythology which became the basis of his astrological work.
Channel 4 TV’s UK Big Brother series invited him to appear as an astrological consultant on their show. He declined and instead began a 6-year tenure writing horoscopes for the Toronto Star from 2003 until October 2009.
He is currently devoting his time to writing horoscopes and articles on his highly popular website – boothstars.com, that feeds his thriving practice in Personal Consultations with clients at his office in Toronto as well as worldwide clients using skype.
He is frequently called upon to make TV and Radio appearances where he informs the public on the latest celestial developments and what they mean for us all in our human experience.
He believes that the essential heart of this universe is compassionate and loving. By disciplining our thoughts to focus on constructive and positive ideas, we can transform our lives and thus embrace the miraculous.
As of January 2017, he has been writing a Weekly Column and special astrology articles for the Canadian Broadcasting Company – CBC.CA/LIFE.