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Astrology is banished from French Academy of Science.

Great Fire of London (capital of world's superpower at the time) burns to the ground, as predicted by Lilly.


Sir Issac Newton presents universal law of gravity in Principia Mathematica. He invents calculus and studies astrology.


America and England


The Chapter of Perfection, an esoteric astrological community, in Germantown, Pennsylvania, is led by John Kelpius. Its astrologers help to upgrade the almanac pub- lished by Daniel Leeds. It practices occult arts based on the principles of European Rosicrucians and Freemasons, and is the offspring of a secret order in London, the Masonic Rite of Perfection, which involved John Jacob Zimmerman and Jane (Ward) Lead, former members of the Philadelphians, a mystic cult inspired by Jakob Boehme in Germany.


Johann Seelig, member of the Chapter of Perfection, is commissioned to find the best astrological time for building the Swedish Lutheran Church at Wisaco.




John Partridge and Henry Season are major British astrologers. Almanacs with many astrological sections are published. In America, Yale and Harvard Universities cautiously accept astrology. American astrologers such as Joseph Satfford of Rhode Island, Nathaniel Low of Boston, John Tobler of Carolina provide advice to merchants and common people. Much of the astrology is done secretly in Masonic Lodges in Britain and America.


The Husbandman's Guide provides astrological advice for farmers.


Benjamin Franklin publishes astrological Almanac 'Poor Richard's Almanack' under alias R. Saunders.


Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington are influenced by astrology and Egyptian-Alexandrian occult ideas supplied by esoteric astrologers in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Christopher Witt, the esoteric community's magister is a physician and astrologer. Much of the concern is to select the best times, ideas, designs of seals and monuments, to initiate activities that would lead to the creation of a nation powerful enough to withstand the attempts of Britain, the world superpower, to regain its prized colonies. Egyptian magic is evident.


7th planet from Sun, Uranus, is discovered by William Herschel.


Ebenezer Sibly compiles a voluminous illustrated book on astrology, A New and Complete Illustration of the Celestial Science of Astrology.


The Magus, written by Francis Barrett, is synthesis of astrological-magical lore.


Astrology for all


A Complete Dictionary of Astrology by James Wilson is published. For the first time a book provides all the basic information for anyone to construct and interpret charts. This marks a new era in astrology.


Raphael introduces a periodical with weekly predictions on love, finance and travel, the first of its kind.


Robert C. Smith, known as Raphael, writes Manual of Astrology, compiles ephemeris (still currently in use), and launches first successful astrological publishing house.


The Herald of Astrology by Zadkiel (alias for Richard James Morrison) is the first work that is produced in editions of tens of thousands of copies, which indicates the mass interest in astrology. Alfred J. Pierce continued Morrison's work under the same pseudonym.


The Vox Stellarum is the most popular almanac in Britain because of its predictions.


The British Association for Astral Science is formed.


Neptune is discovered by Leverrier.


The History of Magic by Eliphas Levi (Alphonse Louis Constant) sums up much of the sort of astrology favored in his time. In 1861 he writes The Key of the Mysteries.


Frances Rolleston publishes Mazzaroth (Hebrew for "Zodiac") in which she explains zodiacal references in the Bible.


Mark and Luke Broughton publishes many astrological journals in America. Luke teaches thousands of astrologers.




1. The Antiquity
2. The Roman period
3. The Middle Ages
4. The Renaissance
5. Enlightenment Period
6. Modern times
7. First World War
8. Second World War
9. America
10. The postwar period
11. Information society
12. Professionalism
13. Globalization



Quoted from  Astro-Charts (1999)

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