Arroyo, Stephen (1946-)

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Arroyo, Stephen (1946-)

Stephen Arroyo is an outstanding contemporary astrologer and leader in the move to integrate it with modern psychology. He was born on October 6, 1946, in Kansas City, Missouri. His father, Joseph Arroyo, was a successful businessman and founder of Karr Products, Inc., in Chicago. Arroyo began his college career at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, but received his B.A. at the University of California at Davis in 1968. He received a master's degree in psychology at California State University in Sacramento in 1972 and was licensed as a marriage, family, and child counselor in the state of California. He married in 1971.

As a young man, Arroyo had become interested in astrology and while still in college began to study it seriously. He was able to make contact with Dane Rudhyar during the period he was developing transpersonal astrology, and he both studied and carried on an extensive correspondence with Rudyhar. He also studied with other astrological notables such as Isabel Hickey. In 1970 he opened a counseling practice in which he used both his astrological and psychological training. In addition, Arroyo became a frequent contributor to astrological publications. His writings led to his first book, Astrology, Psychology, and the Four Elements, in 1975. He has subsequently written a half-dozen additional books, most widely used as textbooks. His Chart Interpretation Handbook has proved a popular beginning text as it attempts a more sophisticated approach to interpretation centered on an understanding of the overall relationship of the various elements of the horoscope.

Arroyo has emerged in the 1990s as one of the most internationally honored astrologers. His work has been recognized by the British Astrological Association, the Fraternity of Canadian Astrologers, and the United Astrology Conference.


Arroyo, Stephen. Astrology, Karma, and Transformation. Reno, Nev.: CRCS, 1978.

. Astrology, Psychology, and the Four Elements. Reno, Nev.: CRCS, 1975.

. The Practice and Profession of Astrology. Sebastopol, Calif.: CRCS, 1985.

. Practicing the Cosmic Science: Key Insights in Modern Astrology. Sebastopol, Calif.: CRCS, 1999.

. Relationships and Life Cycles. Sebastopol, Calif.: CRCS, 1980.

. Stephen Arroyo's Chart Interpretation Handbook. Sebastopol, Calif.: CRCS, 1989.