The History of Astrology and Politics
Astrology and politics have always been intertwined. Western astrology was originally developed in Mesopotamia by an elite class of scholars who served the kings, sending them reports about their astrological observations and predictions.
In the Roman Empire this tradition was carried on by astrologers who held advisory positions under emperors such as Tiberius, Claudius, Nero and Vespasian. In the Medieval and Renaissance periods there were a number of famous court astrologers, such as Johannes Kepler, John Dee, and Nostradamus.
Even in modern times astrologers have worked with leaders in the very highest echelons of power, for example such as Ronald Reagan’s employment of the astrologer Joan Quigley throughout the course of his presidency.
The Purpose of the Political Astrology Blog
The purpose of the Political Astrology Blog is to carry on this long tradition of using astrology to study politics and word leaders.
Our agenda is not partisan, but astrological. We seek to identify and discuss the important astrological correlations that mirror events in the political world on a daily basis, thus helping to expand our understanding of how astrology works, while at the same time showing the world how it can be used as a useful tool for political speculation.
In some ways astrology itself might be characterized as the world’s greatest spectator sport, and part of our goal is simply to share some of our observations with our readers.
The Political Astrology Blog Writers
Some biographical information about the writers of the Political Astrology Blog:
Patrick is an astrologer originally from High Wycombe, England. After dabbling in journalism and student government, he graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a BA in Music, all of which uniquely contributed to his interests in and understanding of astrology. He’s a musician by day, astrology blogger by night, and a full-time politics/news junkie. Patrick is primarily a self-taught astrologer, although he has had some mentoring, and he has a particular interest in Hellenistic astrology. He is a member of the Association for Young Astrologers. He can be contacted at: [email protected]
Chris Brennan is a practicing astrologer and researcher from Denver, Colorado. He was educated at Kepler College, where he focused on cross-cultural comparisons between the astrological traditions. He is the former President of the Association for Young Astrologers as well as the former Research Director of the National Council for Geocosmic Research. He is also the author of the Horoscopic Astrology Blog. Chris conducts astrological consultations and teaches online classes through his website www.ChrisBrennanAstrologer.com. He can be contacted by e-mail at: [email protected]
Nick Dagan Best
Nick Dagan Best (certified NCGR Level III, 1999) is an astrologer and writer from Montreal, Canada. Known as “The Human Ephemeris”, he has written astrology articles for StarIQ.com, astrologyforthesoul.com and astrology.com, and has worked as a full-time astrologer for the U.K. based Astro Livelink company since October 2001. He can be contacted by email at: [email protected]