AVAILABLE NOW Grief: A Dark, Sacred Time

Darrelyn Gunzburg


In 2004 we published Life After Grief: An Astrological Guide to Dealing With Loss (which is still in print). The first 100 pages deal solely with the process of grief and grieving (and no astrology), and they struck a chord with many of our readers who aren’t astrologers – and who wanted more.

The idea of expanding that section out into a whole book fermented through the intervening years, and now we’re delighted to present the result.

Grief doesn’t discriminate. It will touch all of us at some point; an uninvited guest that can’t be shown the door, that takes over our lives and changes us forever. In this gut-wrenchingly beautiful book, Darrelyn shows us how knowing the shape of grief and its consequences over time give edges and boundaries to this dark pathway, revealing that through the prickly branches and the mist, life awaits us at the edge of the forest, dressed in cloths of gold and sustained with love and warmth.

Helping ourselves first means we gain the wisdom that grief gives us to help others on their unique journey to encounter a changed future with focus, determination, and understanding when grief comes to call. To allow someone in grief to give voice to their experiences is not just being kind. It is saving their life.

Weight 300 g
  • ISBN 13: 9781910531341

Darrelyn Gunzburg has a PhD in History of Art (2014) from the University of Bristol and a BA Hons (Open) (2006) from the Open University. She is co principle of Astro Logos Ltd and is a professional consulting and teaching astrologer. From Oct 2010– Jan 2015 Darrelyn taught for the Department of History of Art at the University of Bristol and is now on staff at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK as a tutor on the MA program for the Study of Cosmology in Culture. Her research interests lie in the art historical and visual astronomical exploration of frescos and sculpture in medieval Italy, and medieval Italian building alignments, as well as how, in contemporary western astrology, meaning is derived from natal horoscopes.


Darrelyn’s academic publications include The Imagined Sky: cultural perspectives, Equinox Publishing (forthcoming 2016) and ‘Giotto’s Sky: The fresco paintings of the first floor Salone of the Palazzo della Ragione, Padua, Italy.’ Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 7:4 (2013): 407-433. She has also written extensively for The Art Book (Wiley-Blackwell) and Cassone: The International Online Magazine of Art and Art Books. Her astrological publications are: (editor) Under Capricorn: An Anthology of Australian Astrology (1990), Life After Grief: An Astrological Guide to Dealing with Loss (2004), AstroGraphology, the hidden link between your horoscope and your handwriting (2009), and co-author of the monthly Visual Astrology Newsletter (2005-2012).