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GREGORY CLARE As a commercial fisherman for 28 years Greg steered the boat at night with the aid of the stars. These many years of familiarity with the night sky set the scene for what was to become his passion, Astronomy and Astrology.

Greg is recently retired after 7 years as President of the Astrology Association of NSW Inc. (AANSW) and 8 years for the Sydney Astrological Research Society Inc. (SARS).

Greg is a member of the Australian Professional Astrologers (APA). He is a recently retired member of the Federation of Australian Astrologers National Council and the Australian Council of Vedic Astrologers (ACVA).

He has lectured Internationally at UAC, pubished in Mountain Astrologer and also lectured on Hellenistic and Classical Astrology in Sydney and on the Gold Coast Greg also presented a series of talks at the Sydney Theosophical Society on Hermetic understanding and the work of Gurdjieff.

He was a co- convener of the 2008, 17th International Bi-Annual FAA Astrology Conference held in Sydney.

Greg wrote a monthly 'Planet Watch' for the AANSW Newsletter and has had his work on Vettius Valens published in the FAA Journal.

I was a commercial fisherman for 28 years retiring in 2002. In those 28 years as a fisherman I gained a Master Class 5 in navigation and skippered many fishing vessels up to 60 feet in length. I travelled as far east as the continental shelf some 20 miles from my home port of Iluka on the far north coast of NSW. http://www.youtube.com/user/MrIluka

At age 19, learning the trade from traditional fishers, we had to steer the boat at night with the aid of the stars as there were no radar or color depth sounders let alone GPS. Our only aid was a magnetic compass. Most of the work was done at night, so familiarity with the night sky set the scene for what was to become my passion, Astronomy/Astrology. After 4 years learning the ropes I then travelled to Indonesia pursuing my other passion at that time, surfing which I have done for 35 years. (Mars in Pisces).

In 1978 I travelled to all the Islands up to Singapore. When I returned I started my land based fishing, using traditional methods which involved, among other things, fishing according to the lunar phases. Prawns and fish use different parts of the lunar phases to travel from the rivers to the ocean and vice versa. So after many years of observation of the lunar phases and the signs the moon was transiting I started to become interested in astrology. I travelled to the Himalayas in the 2000 where I walked 300 kms on foot to Tibet reaching 6,000 metres {21 thousand feet} in height and stood on the roof top of the world.

5,5oomts High in the Himalay

Again in October 2004 [pic] I made another assent to the top of the Himalayas, also traveling to Sikkim in north east India.

While on my travel's in the Himalayan mountains, I was asked on many occasions to do astrology charts for the the local Tibetan people, which also included monks from Mukitnath. On my last travels I had the aid of my pocket PC, which they all found astonishing. My other interests include music playing the guitar and I've written many songs about my adventures. Visiting museums and bush walking are other passions.