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About me

Artur Święch, born 18 March 1974 in Krakow, astrologer, cosmo-ecologist, educator, political scientist, former press, radio and TV journalist, former long-time volunteer and currently an endorser of volunteer work. Participant of the license program of the Polish Association of Process Oriented Psychology.

He became interested in astrology in 1991 after reading Mandala of Life by Leszek Weres and Rafał T. Prinke. He met Professor Leszek Weres seven years later, in 1998 and immediately became fascinated with his open and practical approach to astrology. He accepted the honour of becoming his assistant with gratitude.

In 1999 he taught his first astrology course. Since then he has been a dedicated teacher of the ‘royal science’ with more than two hundred astrology courses and workshops all over Poland. He is a graduate, and now also a lecturer, of approximately fourty Schools of Humanistic Astrology and Cosmoecology of Culture.

Piotr Podemski, Leszek Weres, Artur Święch, 43 School of Humanistic Astrology and Cosmoecology of Culture, Borki, April 2005

In 1999, as a co-founder and vice-president of The Association of Natural Medicine, he set up Section of Astrology in Kielce. In July 2007 a similar section was established in Lublin, then in 2004 in Warsaw and in 2007 in Wroclaw. Currently the section meet regularly in Warsaw for practical astrology workshops. In October 2007 he established the Institute of Humanistic Astrology (IAH) with a group of astrology enthusiasts and researchers. The mission of the Institute is to propagate a professional approach to astrology and the associated areas of knowledge.

2009-2014 he studied psychotherapy of Process Oriented Psychology (POP). His studies made him sure that astrology and psychology are complementary fields of recognition of human psyche. Both astrologer, who do not know psychology and psychologist who do not know astrology, will be limited in the possibilities of their help. (foto: with Arnold Mindell, founder of Proces Oriented Psychology)

He provides consultations and astrological counselling – always face to face during an individual meeting. Each individual session is recorded; the recording is kept by the client. He specializes in natal chart interpretation and in synastry as well as in discovering and pointing out ways of reaching potentials shown in the charts of children and teenagers.

As a lecturer he has taught about 3000 hours and has recorded almost as many hours of individual and partnerships consultations.

Popularizing astrological knowledge, he gladly takes part in TV and radio programmes so that the public have a chance to hear that astrology has much more to offer than the pseudo-horoscopes and ‘prophecies’ found in popular magazines or on the Internet.

Artur Swiech in TVP2 with Joanna Brodzik, April 2007

He considers astrology to be the most complete of all known systematic typologies of personality. It is a kind of knowledge which allows everyone to find out what their potentials are, to learn about their capabilities and gifts and to get to the bottom of any blocks and difficulties – in short, to learn the truth about oneself. Nobody is a single Zodiac sign. Each individual makes a zodiac journey from the Warrior (Aries) to the Mystic (Pisces) a number of times throughout a single lifetime. Astrology will tell you which stage you have reached on your Path and how to utilize this period the most effectively.

Individual horoscope interpretation

Individual horoscope interpretation

Individual chart reading is a face-to-face consultation with the client. The session usually takes three to five hours and can take place in Warsaw. The whole consultation is recorded on the mp3 and given to the client after the session. The client can also make his/her own recording.

Natal chart (individual chart): your potentials, talents, paths of self-development; difficulties, blocks, doubts: discussion of their causes and ways of solving current problems in partnership, family, life calling, crises; ten-year forecast; recurring dates: an individual yearly cycle of developing one’s potentials; elements of synastry and relocation analysis – an astrocartography map; Dr Jonas cycle (optional).

Before the meeting I require the following information:
Name, date of birth, exact time of birth (if it is unknown or debatable please contact me), place of birth, current place of residence; in some cases I also require a current photo. For people in stable relationships I require the same information regarding their partners (the exact time of birth is extremely useful, yet it is not indispensable and its lack does not make the consultation with the client impossible).
The price of the consultation depends on a number of factors (such as the place of the session, the age of the client and other additional elements of the interpretation, e.g. relocation analysis, an astrocartography map, dr Jonas cycle, etc.). The price is thus set individually with each client.

Bookings and arranging appointments:
tel. +48 609 733 762
or e-mail:

I provide invoices for my services.

See also: Relationship Horoscope

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Introductory Seminar

An introductory seminar is a training module designed to clarify the concept of astrology to total beginners.
The offer is aimed mainly at centers for personal development, societies and institutes as well as at organizers of conferences and workshops. The seminar may also be an interesting addition to company staff integration trips, especially if the management wish to combine relaxation with personal development.
The seminar is conducted as a participatory lecture: participants are welcome to ask questions. Its duration is flexible: from three to six hours depending on individual needs. There is no maximum number of participants.

Example subject matter of the seminar (5 – 6 hours):

* origins and basic tenets of astrology

* energies carried by zodiac signs

* characteristics of each zodiac sign presented with reference to mythological figures, and literary and film protagonists

* what does an astrologer do? what can a client learn from him? what should a client demand from an astrologer?

* what is a horoscope and what does it say? how is it cast? how can astrological knowledge be put to good use?

* introduction into synastry, which studies compatibility in human relations and between love partners; do ideal partners exist?

* how does one plan personal development responsibly and in accordance with individual needs and rhythms?

The price of the seminar depends on its duration and the number of participants and, consequently, is always set individually.
For example a five-hour seminar for 25 people costs 750 PLN gross price.
Please book in advance, especially as regards weekend seminars.


tel. +48 609 733 762

Invoices for services provided

See also: Beginner’s Course

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Ascendant: Determining the Time of Birth

Ascendant: Determining the Time of Birth

In astrological terminology, the methods and techniques of determining the precise time of birth are known as rectification.
The lack of knowledge about the exact time of birth may be a hindrance in studying astrology and in seeking professional astrological counsel. Astrology novices, who are not able to cast their own charts, may simply get discouraged from studying. Others, instead of visiting a professional astrologer, will turn to magazine or Internet horoscopes for Taureans or Librans or they will consult Internet astrologers, who often do not consider the accurate time of birth as absolute necessity.
It does not have to be this way. The following miniguide is dedicated to all those who have difficulty verifying their time of birth or the exact time of birth of those closest to them. The following text will also let more advanced students of astrology systematize their knowledge and learn a new useful technique.

Astrology, rectification

Miniguide to Chart Rectification

There is no horoscope if the Ascendant is unknown (the Greek word horoskopos means one who watches the time). A chart interpretation may occur if the birth time is known with the accuracy of +/- 15 minutes. Astrology is a precise branch of knowledge, though, which means that the more accurate the data, the more accurate analysis and conclusions will be. It is worth remembering that one does not rectify the Ascendant only, but the whole birth chart. The following are twelve steps leading to chart rectification (ours or somebody else’s).

1. Collect all the data that you might need
a) look for the wristband that all newborn babies receive after birth in a hospital or try to find newborn patients’ medical records, which are the most trustworthy sources regarding the accurate time of your birth;

b)  ask you mother, aunt, grandmother what time you were born (women usually remember better what time it was and father often remembers very little). Do not take no for an answer and pay no attention to comments like: “I don’t remember”; “Leave me alone”; “Are you crazy? Why do you need to know?”; “It was so long ago”. Push and ask further questions, which will enable you to narrow the search field: “Was it day or night?”; “Was dad going to work or coming from work?”; “Was there a shift change in the hospital?” The mother might remember some vital details, such as church bell sound or she may remember watching the news on TV just before going to hospital;

c) look up your birth time at General Register Office. If a clerk refuses to provide you with the information, submit a formal request for “a copy of birth certificate with birth time”. In some offices it is possible to obtain the information by phone; make sure you do not disclose any information on your birth time that you already have;

d) look up your birth time in hospital files; this might be tricky, however, as all the files are destroyed after 10 years at the most;

e) if you were born at home or in a small town, you can find your birth time (accurate or approximate) at the local parish;

2. Remember that:
a) mother and other family members usually remember only approximate time; so if you were born at 3.12 p.m., thirty years later they can only remember 3 p.m. or that it happened in the afternoon;
b) the time recorded at General Register Office, on the wristband or in the medical record also is often only approximate and is usually 10 to 20 minutes belated compared to the actual birth time (in hospitals,  for example, it is usually written some time after the delivery is complete);
c) the information that the birth time was either 6 a.m. or 8 p.m. should be treated with suspicion, especially if the source of the information are the hospital files. Often hospital shifts ended at these hours and the nurses just recorded the same birth time for all the children born during a given shift. Fortunately, such practices have been discontinued;

Those who are not familiar with astrology cannot go beyond the above points. The information gathered so far should be presented to a professional astrologer, who will try to rectify the chart. If none of the above have been successful, it will be sadly impossible to perform a professional astrology reading for you (see introduction).

The following guidelines are destined for those who practise astrology and would like to try their hand at chart rectification.
3. Print your chart. You might use a trial version of Urania – an astrological program which you can download from (see Interesting Websites)
4. Based on the information that you have acquired, make a list of all possible combinations of signs and dvadasamsas (and in some cases planets) on the Ascendant, Descendant, Medium Coeli and Imum Coeli that occurred within the given time parameters.
This is the key moment of rectification. I recommend exploring all the possibilities thirty minutes before the time suggested by your sources and fifteen minutes after it. The rule might not apply in all cases. Note that the change of ASC/DSC dvadasamsas does not necessarily entail the change of MC/IC dvadasamsas; and vice versa. We are interested in all the possible combinations.
It is worth pointing out at this juncture that for the people born in Poland the dvadasamsas of the Ascendants in Leo, Virgo, Libra and Scorpio change every 14-15 minutes, and for the Ascendants in Aquarius, Pisces, Aries and Taurus the change occurs every 4-5 minutes. There are fewer people born with the signs of short ascension on the Ascendant and the rectification process for them requires more effort.

5. In the time period that you are exploring check for any planet changing dvadasamsas (especially the Moon). If so, make a note of it.

6. If you have a list of all the possibilities, discard those that seem most improbable. If you are not confident in your complete understanding of astrological archetypes, you should ask a more advanced person for help at this point.

7. A planet positioned near an axis in the chart may be very helpful in rectification. If it is positioned on the Ascendant you might want to decide if it lies in the 12th or 1st house (in the case of MC the relevant houses are the 9th and 10th). As a rule, planets in conjunction with the axes make rectification more difficult because they introduce a whole new energy, yet they can be useful in the whole process. Some planets are easier to pinpoint, for example Mars in the first house is totally different from Mars in the 12th house. Neptune on an axis, however, may cause confusion, so any conclusions must be drawn with caution.

8. Strive to reduce the search area maximally by rejecting the least probable combinations.
When you are left with 2-4 possibilities, explore the connections between the ruling planets of the signs and the ruling planets of the dvadasamsas, and think how they play out in a given sphere of your life. By now you should be able to draw significant conclusions regarding the time of your birth.

9. Make use of the observations of cyclical transits of the Sun and Mars. For example, the Sun or Mars which transit the Ascendant every year and every two years respectively, boost vitality and activeness. Naturally, this refers to the transits of these planets across other axes of the chart as well. Such observations should be made constantly and they take time.

10. Explore the transits of generational planets (especially of Uranus and Pluto) across the axes. This may be merely a way of corroborating the previous suspicions about the right birth time. It is out of the question to try to rectify the time solely relying on these transits.

11. Do not rectify the chart with reference to the transits of planets through the inner houses, because they are always fuzzy. Besides, there are numerous systems of houses at use.

12. Never use a pendulum to determine the time of birth. It cannot bring you any dosage of certainty. The pendulum has different uses, and so do other “intuitive” or “visionary” methods.

The above text contains basic information on chart rectification. In most cases these guidelines should enable you to find and specify the time of your birth.
It is worth pointing out in the end that there are other methods, which are used by a number of astrologers. These include progressions, specifically the primary progressions of the Ascendant, the changes in dvadasamsas of secondary progressed planets or their conjunctions with the axes. Those are all valid methods, yet their discussion is beyond our scope here.
Another important factor in rectifying the chart is the appearance of a person. This cannot be of help unless you are an accomplished astrologers and there are very few of those.
Some astrological schools utilize Sabian Symbols and other esoteric approaches to Zodiac. They might be of use, but only as supplementary techniques; a sole reliance on them will produce faulty results.
„An astrologer is neither a baker nor a chemist,” says Professor Leszek Weres to his students. The rectified time does not have to be exact to a second. A rectified chart is one in which the signs and dvadasamsasof ASC, DSC, MC and IC are accurate. Naturally, you can always perfect your rectification, based on the information that you have. A precise rectification may take years. Be patient and the effects will come.
The Sun in Virgo, 2004; supplemented with the Sun in Taurus and Leo, 2007

The text was based on the materials owned by the Section of Humanistic Astrology.
Copyright (C) by Artur Święch
Copying and disseminating of this article or its part, both in the electronic and paper form requires author’s authorization.

Relationship horoscope

Relationship Horoscope

The consultation always takes place in the presence of both partners; it usually takes from two to three hours and can take place in Warsaw. The whole consultation is recorded on the mp3 device, which is later kept by the client.

A partnership horoscope (synastry and composite): life together, opportunities and the path of mutual development; how to find ways out of tensions and dilemmas; an objective look at the source of the problems and the needs of the relationship

Before the meeting I require the following information from both partners:
Name, date of birth, exact time of birth (if it is unknown or debatable please contact me), place of birth, current place of residence;

The price of the consultation depends on a number of factors (such as the place of the session, the age of the clients). The price is thus set individually with the client.

Bookings and arranging appointments:
tel. +48 609 733 762
or e-mail:

I provide invoices for my services.

See also: Dr Jonas Cycle

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Beginner’s Course

Astrology Course for Beginners

The course comprises twenty-eight hours of lectures and classes. Its syllabus was designed by Professor Leszek Weres, Ph.D. (the author of Mandala życia – Mandala of Life and Homo Zodiacus).
The course is destined for total beginners in astrology as well as for those who have mastered the basics but still have difficulty doing astrological interpretations confidently. The main focus of the course are the basic tenets of astrology. The aim is to equip the participants with practical skills, which will enable them to interpret astrology charts by themselves, as well as to recognize the potentials inherent in the charts. No elements of astronomy will be taught, such as calculating the positions of the planets, etc., as all the calculations are performed by a computer (an astrology program).
The participants will receive printouts of their charts and a free trial version of Urania, the best astrological software on the market, which will enable them to calculate charts and print all kinds of chart wheels (natal charts, synastry charts, transits, progressions, etc).

Subject matter of the course:

* astrological symbols
* energies carried by planets and zodiac signs
* the concept of archetypes with examples of archetypal mythological figures and literary and film protagonists
* dvadasamsas and decans – ways of dividing the zodiac
* planetary aspects (the angles between planets in a horoscope)
* the houses of the horoscope, Ascendant, Medium Coeli
* horoscope rectification: basic techniques of finding accurate birth time
* the concept of the horoscope dominant
* practical exercises in chart interpretation: discovering potentials
* astrological prognosis (transits, progressions, recurring dates): planning your personal development in accordance with individual needs and rhythms
* synastry (energy combinations in interpersonal relationships and romantic involvements)
* relocation (mapping the development of individual potential)
* your own place in the world (astrocartography, locational space)

The number of participants is usually 6 to 10. There are individual certificates issued at the end of the course. The course comprises lectures and workshops, which take place during two weekends (four days, 7 hours of classes with lunch break; coffee, tea, cold beverages, snacks included in the price).

tel. +48 609 733 762

Those who complete Astrology Course for Beginners will be able to further their education by participating in the following:
–    course in horoscope interpretation
–    course in synastry
–    astrology workshops
–    special workshops
–    Leszek Weres’ School of Humanistic Astrology and Cosmoecology of Culture

List of past astrology courses for beginners:

WARSAW, April/May 2008
WARSAW, December 2007/January 2008
WĄSOWO, December 2007/January 2008
WROCŁAW, October/November 2007
BIELSKO–BIAŁA, March/April 2007
WARSAW, October/November 2006
WARSAW, April/May 2006
WROCŁAW, January/February 2006
LUBLIN, October/November 2005
KIELCE, October/November 2005
WARSAW, May/June 2005
KRAKOW, February/March 2005
WARSAW, November/December 2004
KIELCE, October/November 2004
WARSAW, May/June 2004
KIELCE, May/June 2004
WARSAW, March/April 2004
LUBLIN, November/December 2003
WARSAW, November/December 2003
WARSAW April/May 2003
LUBLIN, April/May 2003
KIELCE, April/May 2003
KIELCE, May/June 2002*
LUBLIN, April 2002 – June 2002*
KIELCE, April 2000 – June 2000*
KIELCE, November 1999 – March 2000*

* afternoon classes

See also: Individual Tuition

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Humanistic Astrology

Humanistic Astrology

Humanistic astrology makes use of the knowledge passed on by generations of astrologers mainly for understanding the reality around us with all the richness of its constantly ongoing processes; it addresses the questions of our essential identity (who are we?), why are we the way we are?; can we change anything in our lives despite the inescapability of certain occurrences?; could we be different, and how to achieve it?

The purpose of astrological knowledge is not to satisfy our curiosity regarding the future. The details of what is to happen are not the most important; however, the information about what kind of developmental trends will be visible in our lives may be crucial for our inner work. The key to all this is the life process itself, the ability to recognize which phase of it we are currently in, how it originated and where it is going. Probably the only influence that we can have on the process is to understand it, learn about it and make it conscious as a result. Consciousness comprises not only the intellect (air), but is also emotional (water), sensuous, material and corporeal (earth) and involves action (fire).
Any different kind of understanding will always be faulty, partial; and it really will not be an understanding but merely its imitation and illusion. Only a recognition happening in those four dimensions leads to true consciousness. Feeling it, experiencing it, living through it will result in moments of insight. If we are able to go through life and experience those moments of insight more and more frequently, Consciousness is bound to emerge.
Humanistic astrology, which describes the human experience and the reality surrounding an individual, is an apt tool for developing consciousness.
Artur Święch
The Sun in Aquarius, 2008

Dr Jonas Cycle

Dr Jonas Cycle

Dr Jonas method is invaluable help in the case of problems with conception and it also helps to choose the sex of the baby. Dr Jonas cycle is employed here with the aid of other natural methods, for example the officially recognized Dr Shettles Method, which increases the efficacy of Dr Jonas method by 90%.

Read more about dr Jonas method here.

Before the consultation I require the following information:
Name, date of birth (the exact time if it is known), place of birth. The price of the consultation including the calculation of dr Jonas cycle and the presentation of how to use the method is 150 PLN. The calculation of the cycle extended by the information concerning the choice of the sex of the baby is 300 PLN.

Bookings and arranging appointments: tel. +48 609 733 762
or e-mail:

I provide invoices for my services.

See also: Astrocartography, Relocation

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Chart Interpretation Course

Chart Interpretation Course

The training is destined for those who wish to perfect their astrological skills and learn new techniques useful in chart interpretation. Based on a creative syllabus, it is conducted in the form of a workshop with the main emphasis put on practising chart interpretation.

Subject matter of the course:

* dvadasamsas – their meaning and use in interpretation
* aspect figures (e.g. Grand Trine, Small Trine, Grand Cross, T-Square, Mystic Rectangle) and their role in the horoscope
* putting the pieces together in chart interpretation
* dominants and dominating planets in the horoscope
* natal chart interpretation – group work
* prognostic astrology: how to use transits and progressions – examples
* introduction into synastry– case study of a sample synastry chart and a composite chart

The course comprises 15 hours’ of tuition in a group and is conducted at weekends. The size of the group is about 10 to 14 people. There are individual certificates issued at the end of the course.

tel. +48 609 733 762

List of past courses in horoscope interpretation:

WROCŁAW, 2-3 January 2008
BIELSKO-BIAŁA, 30 June – 1 July 2007
WARSAW, 11-12 November 2006

See also: Beginner’s Course

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