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Swiss physician Paracelsus uses astrology to understand the human mind or psyche.


Kopernicus and Nostradamus



Copernicus presents theory that Earth revolves around Sun, which is placed on the Papal Index of forbidden books until 1835.


At Council of Trent, the Church condemns judicial astrology.


Catherine de Medici consults astrologers Gauric, Ruggieri and Nostradamus.


Martin Luther supports astrology by writing preface to work by prominent astrologer Johannes Lichtenberger.


Nostradamus gains fame in Europe. His famous prophetic work 'Seven Centuries' is published in 1555. He works in

Henry II's court and publishes almanacs.


Girolamo Cardano, physician, philosopher, mathematical genius and astrologer. He writes commentary on Tetrabiblos.


John Dee is astrologer for Queen Elizabeth I and helps to arrange Gregorian calendar (1583) and dabbles in alchemy and magic.



Tycho Brahe and Kepler


Tycho Brahe, famous astronomer known for discoveries in observational astronomy. Dislikes frivolous astrologers.

He draws up charts for Danish royal family and in 1585 compiles accurate star catalogue.




Shakespeare helps to popularize astrology for centuries by inserting astrological references in almost all his plays.

Tommaso Campanella writes six books on astrology in accordance with the teachings of Church Theologians.

Francis Bacon attacks personal astrology but still accepts divinatory astrology on masses of people.

Richard Burton looks into the astrology of mental illness.


Kepler establishes facts that planets move in elliptical orbits around Sun. Discovers three famous laws of planetary motion which bear his name. Kepler is also astrologer- mystic. He links planet orbit spheres with geometric solids, and writes 'Music of the Spheres.'


Galileo denounced for his Letters on Sun- spots. In 1632 is condemned by Church for his heliocentric view of solar system. He dabbles in some astrology.


Morin de Villefranche is regarded as most noted astrologer of his time and serves as adviser to Cardinal Richelieu and to Cardinal Mazarin.


Nicolas Culpepper practices medicine using herbal astrology and publishes many books.


William Lilly writes Christian Astrology which becomes reference for subsequent astrologers. Publishes prophetic Almanac in 1644. Predicts Great Plague of London in 1665 and Great Fire of London in 1666.

Elias Ashmole inherits W. Lilly's library and publishes Lilly's works. He is historian and diary-writer and steward of astrological society in London.

Placidus de Tito devises house system.


Collectio Geniturarum, a collection of 150 horoscopes, compiled by John Gadbury.


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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