HOWARD SASPORTAS

(1948-1992)



Click here to hear Howard Sasportas speaking.

The Astrology Encyclopedia by James R. Lewis, p. 468, gives the following biographical information:

Howard Sasportas recieved an MA in humanistic psychology at Antioch University in New York. In 1973, he moved to London and began to study astrology at the the Faculty of Astrological Studies. He received the FAS's Gold Medal in 1979 and began to teach for them. He also graduated from Psychosynthesis. In 1983, Howard and Liz Greene founded the Centre for Psychological Astrology in London.



Erin Sullivan writes in the NCGR Memberletter, April-May, 1992:

"Aside from his vast contribution to astrology and our global community, Howard Sasportas touched each individual in a uniquely personal way. All astrologers and friends worldwide will miss him tremendously.

"In his last two and a half years, Howard had two back operations to correct a congenital spinal syndrome which crippled him; simultaneously he began to experience symptoms related to the HIV virus. Howard's personal desire for privacy was respected in this matter until his illness became acute. His death was due finally to the complications of AIDS.

"You will be happy to hear that he died peacefully and courageously and consciously, cared for by the tireless staff at Middlesex Hospital who gave him every possible assistance, all the while helping him maintain his life with his friends and family. He died with his closest loved ones at his side all the day, who soothed, touched and helped him go."



BIRTH INFORMATION: AstroDatabank quotes the data, rated A, from his book written with Liz Greene, Inner Planets. He was born April 12, 1948, at 1:46 AM EST, in Hartford, CT, 72W41; 41N46.
Melanie Reinhart confirms his date of death:"His date of death was May 12th 1992, not May 16th. I know the May 12th date is correct, as I had the privilege of being there in the room."
He died at the age of 44 on May 12, 1992, at 5:12 PM, in London, England.

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BOOKS AND TAPES BY HOWARD SASPORTAS:

Howard wrote a number of valuable books combining astrology with his psychological and mythological perspectives. After Richard Idemon's death, Howard also compiled and edited a book based on Richard's lectures, Through the Looking Glass. They are all available at major chains and at AstroAmerica. They include:

The Twelve Houses

The Gods of Change

The Inner Planets
(with Liz Greene)

The Development of the Personality, (with Liz Greene)

Dynamics of the Unconscious (with Liz Greene)

The Luminaries(with Liz Greene)

Howard's charisma is reserved in the sets of seminar tapes offered by Pegasus.



TRIBUTES TO HOWARD SASPORTAS:

Loretta Proctor writes,

In 1987 I joined the CPA and Howard Sasportas became my main tutor. I asked him to read my chart and this was the first time I had asked anyone to do this. The experience was very special. Howard made me feel confidence and faith in my creative abilities for the first time ever...till that time, eveeryone seemed to make me feel I was not that good at anything. He said...I shall be a good father to you today...and he was...he fathered my creativity.

It was so awful to see him change almost overnight from a healthy, handsome man to the thin, crippled person he became towards the end of his life. He had been such a restless Aries before, pacing the room as he taught us in his own inimitable way, full of warmth, laughter, vitality and humour. But the illness forced him to sit still and strangely it made him seem far deeper, more serene and more Capricornian as the bones of his face became more gaunt. (He had Capricorn rising, Sun Aries) But it was the saddest thing to see such a change.

I missed him when he died as if he had been a close relation. There was something truly special about Howard Sasportas...a man of great charisma and real worth as a human being. As well as a brilliant psychological astrologer. I felt as if a part of me had died with him and I still see his vivid face and hear his voice occasionally as if we were all still at his flat in London enjoying his wise teachings, laughing at his wicked wit.


I have only recently become acquainted with howard sasportas' work and it has fundamentally changed my world. he has reached out and touched me from beyond the constraints of the physical plane.

today i was reading one of his books and i reflected that i would have been a much more complete person had i had the luxury of a father with wisdom such as his.

it is wonderful and consoling to think that we can touch one another with writing and that god (however you perceive the word) cannot stop that. i send him thanks every day. regards, david


NOTE: Howard has a block on the real AIDS quilt, number 4251. To see it, go visit www.aidsquilt.org.

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CREDITS: Howard's photo was on the cover of one of his books. The background comes from Cameo. Most book covers on this site are courtesy of AstroAmerica or the publishers. This memorial was created by Donna Cunningham.