Maggie Hyde is an astrologer and diviner. In 1983, she co-founded the Company of Astrologers, originally a London based teaching body, and is currently its director. She continues to teach regularly for the Company, running classes in the North Kent area.
Maggie has always written astrology columns for the popular market and has in the past been the astrologer at Woman magazine and Harper’s Bazaar, Japan. In Japan, the Media Cosmics mobile site carries popular astrology forecasts and Tarot readings and its content also appears regularly on Yahoo. She has also acted as an agent for other UK diviners in the Japanese market.
Particularly interested in developing new astrology formats in the media, Maggie was the Media Medium for Media Guardian Online where she examined media companies and personalities from an astrological perspective. She also analysed company horoscopes using business astrology for the Company Futures column in The Business Observer. Maggie has presented a talk on business astrology to the Institute of Directors, and produced a study CD ROM on The Financial Winter with Jack Kenny (March 2008) which accurately described and dated the prevailing economic downturn. Maggie has worked for Public Relationships companies promoting products and has produced thousands of ‘instant’ horoscope and tarot readings for festivals and events such as the Brit Awards.
Maggie is interested in psychoanalytic thought and she is an associate member of the Philadelphia Association, a psychoanalytic training organisation. She has studied and written on Jung and the wider Jungian movement and has undertaken research into Jung’s intense engagement with paranormal phenomena and the occult, especially astrology, where his thought has had considerable influence. Maggie’s book Jung and Astrology, written for astrologers, deals extensively with these themes. ‘Introducing Jung’ was the first new book in the highly successful Icon cartoon series, and she gave a platform presentation on Jung, and wrote the program notes, for Christopher Hampton’s play “The Talking Cure” at the National Theatre.