Garry Phillipson has been working on the book Astrology in the Year Zero for a number of years containing interviews with influential astrologers. It was published in the year 2000.
He became interested in astrology in 1976, the year he graduated in philosophy. He lived for six years as a Buddhist monk with the Aukana Trust, a registered charity with which he still serves as a meditation teacher and trustee. Since returning to lay life in 1993 he has continued to practise and ponder astrology. His articles and lectures have appeared under the aegis of groups including the Astrological Association of Great Britain, the Company of Astrologers, the Urania Trust, the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism, The Mountain Astrologer, and Ascella.