What is “The New Astrology”?
A summary bibliography on historical principles
– 24 February 2011

The term “[The] New Astrology” is sometimes encountered in astrological literature and practice. But what does it mean? The answer, as this summary bibliography on historical principles that I have just compiled clearly demonstrates, is many different things to different astrologers.

1. A book by C. Heydon Jun., Astro-Philo:
“The New Astrology; or, The Art of Predicting or Foretelling Future Events, by the Aspects, Positions, and Influences of the Heavenly Bodies . In Two Parts” (London, 1786)

2. A system proposed by Belle Bart:
“The heavens proclaim: Being an analysis and explanation of the New Astrology” (Roycrofters, 1928)

3. A system proposed by A. S. Vickers:
“The Cosmic Key of Life: The Symbol of the New Astrology Lesson 1: Your Solar Horoscope” (Cosmic Publishing Company, Detroit, c. 1930)

4. A short-lived astrological magazine edited and published by Carl Payne Tobey starting July 1940: “New Astrology” (Illinois, 1940-)

5. A later stand-alone pamphlet written by Carl Payne Tobey:
“The New Astrology” (Grant Lewi Service Inc., Tucson, Arizona, 1952)

6. A book by Creighton LaBarr:
“The New Astrology” (Belmont Books, 1969)

7. The subtitle of a book by Owen S. Rachleff:
“Sky Diamonds: the New Astrology” (Hawthorn Books, 1973)

8. A system championed by Mark Lerner in his long-running astrological journal:
“Welcome to Planet Earth: A Journal of the New Astrology in the Contemporary World” (1981-)

9. A system of galactic astrology proposed by James Jason Francis in his book:
“Galactic Models for a New Astrology: a post-Einsteinian Update of a Cosmic Science” (No Publisher Stated, 1982)

10. A system of astrology proposed by Buz Overbeck in his book:
“Matrix Seminar Series 1: an Introduction to the New Astrology” (American Federation of Astrologers, Inc., Tempe, AZ, 1982)

11. A book by Poppe Folly:
‘The New Astrology” (Macmillan, 1985)

12. A system proposed in a book by Ry Redd:
“Toward a New Astrology: the Approach of Edgar Cayce” (Inner Vision Publishing, 1985)

13. A book and system by Suzanne White:
“The New Astrology – A Unique Synthesis of the World’s Two Great Astrological Systems: The Chinese and Western” (Macmillan & Co. Ltd. / St. Martin’s Press, 1986)

14. A system proposed by Steven Forrest:
“The Inner Sky: The Dynamic New Astrology for Everyone” (ACS, 1989)

15. A book by Dr. Titus Vinereanu: “The New Astrology: a handbook of scientific astrology”. (1990)

16. A system implied by the title of the English translation of a book by Panisha (pseud. of Shamyeh, Paul Younis):
“The New Astrology Versus Classical” (American Federation of Astrologers, Inc., Tempe, Arizona, 1990)

17. A book by Taina Ketola:
“The New Astrology: Sun Signs” (SPI Books / Shapolsky Publishers, Inc., New York, N.Y., 1994).

18. A system proposed by Douglas Baker in the revised edition of his: “Esoteric Astrology: A New Astrology for a New Millennium, Vol. 1” (1998)

19. A book by Nicholas Campion and Steve Eddy:
“The New Astrology: the Art and Science of the Stars” Bloomsbury Publishing plc, Soho, London W1V, 1999

20. A book by Jessica Adams:
“The New Astrology for Women” (Corgi Books, 1999)

21. The suggestion of a system in the subtitle to a book by Madalyn Aslan:
“Madalyn Aslan’s Jupiter Signs: How to Improve Your Luck, Career, Health, Finances, Appearance, and Relationships Through the New Astrology” (Viking Studio, Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2003).

I am in possession of copies of about half of these (or, in the cases of magazines, issues thereof) to date.

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