= Before Common Era
(before 1 C.E also known as A.D.)
C.E = Common Era
(also known as A.D.)
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B.C.E. Sargon of Agade uses astrologer priests for purposes
B.C.E Ziggarut at Urak, Ur and Babylon, ancient observatories
that allowed the ability to record the movements of the celestial
B.C.E. Ramses II fixes the CARDINAL
points, Aries, Libra,Cancer and Capricorn
B.C.E. Earliest surviving horoscope
B.C.E. Pythagoras theory:what embodies greater wisdom=numbers,
what embodies great beauty=harmony. The source of planetary aspects
as we know today.
B.C.E. Plato's Timeus
identifies the universe as a living entity created by therein,composed
of four elements which distinguish form another by molecular
although all four elements are interconnected and interrelated
in a perfect harmonious form.
B.C.E. Empedocles replaces theory of matter with theory of
all substances derive form the four elements: fire,air,water and
earth. Basic principle of developing astrological interpretations.
B.C.E. Hippocrates uses astrological principles by the studying
the human body in relation to rhythms which astronomers had observed
within the universe as a whole.
B.C.E Aristotle's Elementary properties of matter:
EARTH= Cold, dry
B.C.E. Berossus (Chaldean Astrologer that Alexander the Great
returned to the west with)found School of Astrology at the Island
of Cos. Greek Astrologers taught there.
B.C.E The period of the Stoics, which regarded the celestial
bodies as living deities that governed human destiny through
at this time and a Stoic, claims Earth revolves around the Sun.
B.C.E-14 C.E. Augustus has coins stamped with his sign, Capricorn
of Christ announced by the Magi, astrologers following a star.
C.E. Claudius Ptolemy, author of Tetrabiblios, the
greatest astrological textbook
C.E. Plotonius, founder of Neoplatonism, accepts validity
of astrology, but insists on free will.
C.E. St. Augustine. He accepts Astrology when young but then
turned violently against it. The arguments he advanced are still
used by churchmen today.
C.E. The great library of Alexandria is dispersed with the
loss of many Astrological texts.
C.E. Proclus, philosopher and successor to Plato, writes paraphrase
of Ptolemy's Tetrabiblios.
C.E. Gaius Julius Solinus writes long interpretation of the
horoscope of Rome
C.E. Horapollon publishes Hieroglyphics, describing how the
sacred beetle lives in strict conformity with astrological theory
C.E. Arab scientists and astrologers keep alive Classical learning.
Century, Ibrahim Al-Fazari invents Astrolabe
Century, Ibn Yunis, Moslem astronomer, compiles at Cairo the
Hakamite tables of planetary motions
C.E. Firdausi, or Abul-Qasim Mansur,Persia's epic poet, writes
the Sah-Namah of over 60,000 couplets , containing many astrological
C.E. Murasaki, author of the Tale of Genji, the oldest
work of fiction in the world includes references to Japanese astrology
C.E. University of Bologna founds Chair of Astrology
C.E. St. Thomas Aquinas accepts idea of Astrology as applied
to natural phenomena: 'the celestial bodies work indirectly on
the condition of understanding.'
Century John of Holywood, called Sacrobosco, writes Sphaera
Mundi, an early English textbook of spherical astrology.
C.E. Roger Bacon, a distinguished Franciscan philosopher,
praises the new art of mathematics as essential for the proper
practice of astrology.
C.E. Cambridge University founded. Astrology taught there
C.E. Marco Polo, Venetian explorer, estimates that 5000 astrologers
work in China (Kanbalu) alone.
C.E. Dante, author of Divina Commedia, uses astrological
imagery in his works.
C.E. Johannes Campanus, mathematician and chaplain to Pope
Urban IV, devises a new method of House division.
C.E. Cecco d'Ascoli, Professor of Astrology, burnt at the stake
for heretical views.
C.E. Chaucer, the first great English poet, whose poems contain
more direct allusions to astrology than any other work.
C.E.Pope Sixtus IV, the first of the great astrologer popes.
C.E. The Popes that supported Astrology thrived during this
time: Sixtus IV, Julius II, Leo X, and Paul the III.
C.E. Copernicus advances theory that the earth revolves around
the sun. He dedicates his main work to the astrologer pope, Paul
C.E. Lucrezia Borgia shares a think tank of astrologers with
her father, Pope Alexander VI.
C.E. The Kalendar of Compost of Shepherds projected influence
in all mens lives that astrology has in matters of health, love
and the future.
C.E. Nostradamus in the patronage of Catherine de Medici.
C.E John Dee, astrological advisor to Queen Elizabeth the I,
and practiced alchemy and espionage for the Queen.
C.E. Tyro Brahe, court astronomer and astrologer, says anyone
who denies astrology is ignoring the 'clear evidence'. He then
proved the physical effect of the planets on the Earth.
C.E. William Shakespeare references astrology in all his plays.
C.E. Tommasso Campanella performs magical and astrological
ceremonies for Pope Urban VII.
C.E. Johannes Kepler, holds that Astrology 'derives from experience
which can be denied only by people who have not examined it.'
C.E., author of Anatomy
of Melancholy, states stars 'incline not compel' exercise
of free will. However, he did predict his own death with accuracy.
C.E. William Lilly, the best known astrologer of his day, simultaneously
patronized by the Roundheads and the Cavaliers.
C.E. Placidus, a monk and a Paduan professor, originates the
still popular House system for division of the celestial sky.
C.E. Greenwich, leading Briish observatory was founded. Rev.
John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal. The beginning of the
rift between astronomy as the science and astrology as the mathematical
C.E. Isaac Newton,
age of the Rationalists.
C.E. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet, dramatist and prose writer,
supports astrological theories.
becomes the eighth astrological planet
C.E. Richard James Morrison as 'Zadikiel',with Robert Cross
Smith 'Raphael' were the most popular astrologers of their time.The
popular astrological press is established.
C.E. Helena Blavatsky founds the Theosophical Society in 1875.
She has developed her own astrological theory and has a following
the ninth astrological planet, discovered after work done by John
Couch Adams and U. J. J. Leverrier.
C.E. Evangeline Adams, nationally known American astrologer,
begins the first radio astrology program.
C.E. Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss psychologist, performs astrology
experiments which revives interest in Astrology.
Charles Carter, founds the Faculty for Astrological Studies in England
C.E. Jawaharalal Nehru, first prime minister of India whose
primary objective was to modernize India, plays down his own interest
in Astrology but has birth charts drawn up for all his grandchildren.
C.E. Dane Rudhyar another pioneer in astrological theory.
C.E. Reinhold Ebertin, founder of the Kosmobiologische
Akademie Aalen, noted for his astrology theory on harmonics.
C.E. Clyde William Tambaugh discovers Pluto,
the tenth planet.
Bristish astrologer columnist, R.H. Naylor, correctly predicts
in the Daily Express one week before tragedy, "serious danger
for British Aircraft". British airship R101 crashes one week
New coagulation of study of cosmic rhythms that bring together science
International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) founded.
C.E. Chiron discovered
and named by the Astronomical community
C.E. Chiron recognized as a significant celestial body influence
by the Astrological community.
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