Eaks, Duane L. (1940– )
Duane L. Eaks, a contemporary Australian astrologer, was
born in Montrose, Colorado, on March 6, 1940. He grew up in
Colorado and attended Northern Colorado University, from
which he earned a degree in chemistry in 1963. Following
graduation he switched to psychology and attended San Diego
State University. He earned his master’s degree in guidance
and counseling in 1967 and completed his education at the
University of California at Berkeley with a doctorate in counseling
psychology (1972). Soon afterwards he moved to Melbourne,
Australia, as a lecturer and counseling psychologist at
the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Victoria.
Eaks began his study of astrology in 1977 at the Melbourne
Academy of Cosmobiology, where he mastered the system of
uranian astrology as developed by Reinhold Ebertin. Over
several years he studied with some of the country’s leading astrologers,
including Pamela Rowe, Gillian Murray, and Doris
Greaves. With his educational background, he quickly emerged
as one of the most prominent voices in Australian astrology,
and he lectured widely on the psychological aspects of astrology,
drawing deeply from Jungian themes. He also pioneered
exploration of the gay experience and astrology. Sex and love
relationships have been a major theme in astrology, but have
dealt almost exclusively with heterosexual relationships.
In 1982 Eaks was elected to the National Executive Committee
of the Federation of Australian Astrologers (FAA) and
named its executive secretary, a post he retained for the next
six years. In 1985 he was made a professional member of the
FAA and in 1988 named a fellow. Through the 1980s he also
served as the treasurer of the Victoria branch of the FAA and
as the newsletter editor of the Regulus Ebertin Study Group
that began in 1981.
Sources
Eaks, Duane L. Student Project Guide on Astrology. Heidelberg,
Victoria, Australia Federation of Australian Astrologers, 1991.
———. ‘‘Symbolic Analogies of the Elements.’’ RegulusEbertin
Newsletter 1, no.1 (September 1981) 6–7.