Astrologer, Researcher, and Writer at Cigno Astro
Deborah-Anne Swanepoel is an eclectic Astrologer combining modern methods with traditional techniques, who does astrological research and writing, and creative design. Focus areas include natal astrology and forecasting, relationship astrology, and weather astrology.
Deborah-Anne is a married wife and mother, who is a full-time home caregiver to her two Autistic children, having left behind a background in admin, commercial property research, and renewable energy. (Sabian Symbol: "A rug placed on the floor for children to play on" ~Deborah-Anne's natal Sun.)
Having a keen interest in Astrology, since a very young age, Deborah-Anne has been studying Astrology most of her life. Deborah-Anne has her natal Pluto on her Saturn/Midheaven midpoint: "A driving urge to rise to the highest possible level in one's profession." (~John Sandbach). She considers herself an eternal student of Astrology, due to the complexity of specialization possible in the various fields and schools of Astrology. (Saturn Opposition Mercury in Capricorn in her 10th House). Deborah-Anne also has an added love of Space Weather, Meteorology, Astronomy, Numerology, Genealogy, History, and Psychology.
Dealing with Psychology has become part of daily life accommodating the special needs of her children, therefore Deborah-Anne also devotes a large amount of self-study to Psychology and the application thereof, with an advantage of combining it with Astrology. Deborah-Anne completed the UCT Mental Health, Mindfulness, and Self-Care short course (2022), thereby learning the spirit of Motivational Interviewing (M.I.) (Stephen Rollnick) and how to be a Guide on the Side, similar to the 'Person Centred Approach' (Carl Rogers). Deborah-Anne, through attending Kay Taylor's 'Power Dynamics in the Astrology Session' webinar (2023), also strives to apply the 'Karpman Drama Triangle' and 'Psychosynthesis Triangle' concepts in working with and relating to people when assisting them with Astrology.
As a self-taught Astrologer, Deborah-Anne concerns herself with the depth and quality of her private collection of Astrology library books and e-books, spanning Astrology articles, dissertations, and theses - (written both for and against Astrology); contemporary Astrologers who are published Authors in modern and traditional Astrology; lost and found ancient Astrology texts which have been translated; and even those in other languages, which Deborah-Anne tries to translate herself in order to read and understand them. This rich resource library allows Deborah-Anne insight into the history and development of Astrology over time, and to become well-versed to cite reputable and interesting references with confidence when discussing Astrology and writing articles on Astrology.
Through Deborah-Anne’s long-standing relationship with the Centre For Astronomical Heritage (CfAH), she has permission to utilize their Full Moon Project illustrations and content for her Astrological Lunar Calendar and Full Moon social media posts.
Deborah-Anne is currently studying Astrometeorology through the "Sky Guide Advanced Weather Astrology Course" offered by Karen James.
Deborah-Anne is an intuitive Pisces Ascendant and has a Mystic Rectangle in her natal chart. Deborah-Anne is a Life Path Number 9, “The Hermit”, in Numerology. Natal Pluto on her Saturn/Midheaven midpoint. Saturn being in opposition to Mercury in Capricorn. Ascendant Trine Chiron.
"...We each have different horoscopes, and it is no use to expect others to see things as we see them. Thus, those who study astrology must in time become exceedingly tolerant, because they know that each individual is fettered by his own nativity, and it is the duty of the astrologer to help him to unfetter himself...." ~Alan Leo, 'Astrology For All', L.N. Fowler, & Co., Ludgate Circus, London, 1899.
As a young girl with a Scorpio Lunar North Node, and a Gemini Moon, Deborah-Anne wanted to become a Secret Agent Intelligence Spy, much to her parents horror, that they called out a Priest to convince her not to! So, as the adult version her no longer does due diligence for commercial property interests, these days she uses her sleuth capabilities to conduct astrological research and write Astrology articles. She hopes you find them interesting.