About Damian Rocks
Founder, Stars Like You
Hello fellow Star-Gazers,
This is where I tell you a little bit about me.
I’m a professional astrologer, coach and wellness consultant, originally from Australia but now travelling the world.
People often ask me if astrology is actually a real job, and how I got into it?
I remember being as young as 6 and asking the kids at my school for their birthdates so I could work out their Zodiac signs! I got my first astrology book about 14 and have been reading, reading, reading ever since. Around the age of 30, I decided to train as a professional astrologer and have never looked back.
The funny thing about life is that when you are on the right path, things happen quickly. Not long after I started training I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to obtain a Masters degree, majoring in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology, from Bath Spa University, UK. I had the immense fortune of being able to combine my love of astrology with rigourous academic study, in the company of some of the world’s best astrologers.
If you ever have the chance to spend some time in a room full of astrologers then best you have your wits about you, because these are some seriously intelligent people! It really taught me to think hard about what this thing called astrology is, and why it continues to fascinate people.
After graduating, I went back to Australia and stepped straight into a full time career.
I’ve been really lucky, having scored some major firsts.
In 2007, I started working at The Victoria Room, an iconic Sydney restaurant, hosting Dinner & Astrology nights. We welcomed guests from all over the world, some of whom would fly in for an unforgettable dining experience.
Then, in 2014, I opened The Ninth House, Australia’s first holistic wellness centre – dedicated to Astrology, Ayurveda and Yoga.
In 2017 I helped set up the world’s first astrology hotel, The Ultimo in Sydney, and then went on to work with Golden Door, Australia’s biggest health and wellness retreat as a consultant.
Now I’ve got a Masters degree, Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy (Ayurvedic Medicine) and Diploma of Astrology under my belt, plus I’m a qualified coach, author and teacher.
From time to time I also get the opportunity to speak at various conferences around the world.
Astrology has worked out well for me 🙂
What about Stars Like You?
Throughout that time, Stars Like You has been very much a labour of love.
The site got started in 2007, mostly as a way to advertise myself to potential clients. But over the years it has grown, and ventured down a number of different roads. It has also built up a pretty loyal fanbase.
From the outset, I decided I wanted to provide quality information that could help people live a happier life, rather than entertain with predictions. So while I do have a monthly horoscope section, the purpose for Stars Like You is personal development, helping clients and visitors reach their full potential.
Nowadays, the focus is on happiness. We publish great astrology articles, as well as well-researched pieces on nutrition, wellness and Ayurveda drawn from years of clinical experience. We run courses and workshops, plus have a fun travel section reviewing unique wellness experiences from around the world.
Damian on Mornings Channel 9
Damian speaks with Sonia Kruger and David Campbell
A Personal Interview
Find out more about how Damian became an astrologer