COMING JUNE 10! The True History of Sun Sign Astrology

Kim Farnell


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This is the story of Sun sign astrology – the sort of astrology that makes up horoscope columns. The sort of astrology that leads people to believe that there are twelve types of people and that those types are described by their zodiac signs. In fact, this is often cited as a reason for its invalidity – how can there be only twelve types of people in the world? Oddly, this statement is often made by people who have no problem in classifying people as either extrovert or introvert.

There are plenty of histories of astrology. They detail thousands of years of astrological practice and theory, highlighting famous practitioners, placing them in their historical context and describing their techniques. Along the way, they mention Sun sign astrology, often as an aside. This book takes a different approach. Here our main concern is popular and mass market astrology, which in the West is Sun sign astrology, and it goes back a lot further than most people realise.



Weight 200 g

Past horoscope columnist for Company and Bliss magazines amongst others, Kim was President of the Astrological Lodge of London for twelve years.  She holds a Diploma from the Faculty of Astrological Studies and an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology.  Kim’s primary interest is the history of astrology and the occult, particularly in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She works as a freelance writer and editor and is the author of several books, including biographies of the astrologer and Alan Leo and the palmist Cheiro.