History of Huber Astrology
Astrological Psychology is based on 50 years of research, consulting and teaching by Swiss astrologers/psychologists Bruno & Louise Huber. Bruno Huber began studying astrology in 1947. When Bruno met (1952) and married (1953) Louise he was also a student of psychology and philosophy. Louise was deeply involved in the esotericism of Alice Bailey and theosophy, and The Tibetan. Combining all these influences, Bruno began to research and compare psychological test results against astrological terminology and ideas. In 1956 the Hubers moved to Geneva to set up an Alice Bailey arcane school. But the most important influence on the development of their astrological ideas came in 1958 when they moved on to Italy to study with Roberto Assagioli, the founder of Psychosynthesis.
Huber astrological psychology is sometimes called astrological psychosynthesis. It’s very growth oriented and more to do with the humanistic approach to astrology. It combines traditional astrological understanding with modern psychology, with the form of psychology being psychosynthesis developed by the Italian psychiatrist Dr. Roberto Assagioli. He was based in Florence, Italy, and he developed this particular approach to looking at the psyche. The psychology is very inclusive and it works on the principle of integrating the different components or parts of the personality. Rather than being a focus on analysis -- where Jung would analyze or take things apart. Assagioli was more interested in integrating parts of the psyche, and working towards a whole. Assagioli was a contemporary of Jung and he worked alongside Jung for a period of time. But their paths separated as Assagioli was very interested in the role of the will in the personality.
Assagioli was also very interested and concerned with bringing in a more spiritual or transpersonal approach to his psychology. Psychosynthesis is often known as the “psychology with a soul.” The Huber approach is very holistic and people-centered. In a way it’s less interested in what’s going to happen to you, or external events, and more focused on the inside of what’s going on at the moment and how am I interacting with the world around me.