Mundane Astrology

Mundane astrology, or history astrology as I call it, deals with and explains astrological influence on the historical process. Most of the material here is not found in mundane astrology books, just here. But some of it is: The works of Rudhyar and of Nicholas Campion, for example, deserve mention. There are others.

While the focus of this site centers on the astrology of American history, it also covers UK astrology, people and places in Europe and around the world.  Included are historical horoscopes, synodic planetary cycles, and mundane planetary definitions. While historic astrology is our focus, we do offer a brief history of astrology in various places. For these astrology histories, see the sections on Sumerian astrology, and on Egypt, Babylon, Greece and on Roman astrology.

Mundane astrology is not a be all and end all; it is not a final determiner of fate. Think of it as more a tool, a mechanism, which carries out the laws of nature and of nature’s God.

The influence is eternal—the event that results from that influence is different, always.

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Detail of US chart

For example, on 9 August 1974, when the planet Saturn was conjunct the natal Sun of the US chart (July 4, 1776), the president of the United States resigned from office. That transit denoted the influence of the planet Saturn on history. Using our example above, when some twenty nine and a half years later Saturn again crossed the natal Saturn of the Declaration chart (July 4, 1776), the only event to occur was the passing of President Ronald Reagan (June 5, 2004), a dignified and quiet funeral. Yet the wheel of karma had turned, and this ceremony highlighted the changes that president brought to the planet, changes that would affect it for centuries. You can learn more about cycles of Saturn here.

Historical horoscopes abound on this website; they include ascent-to-power charts, nation founding charts, birth charts of the players of history, numerous event charts, and on and on.

Historical astrology has more to do with the study of influence and meaning, rather than the prediction of specific events. Someone gifted with true prophesy can possibly predict the future. Nostradamus predicted Louis XIV and Hitler (who he called “Hister”) and the rise and fall of the Soviet Union (prophesied in a letter to a French king, but not found in the Quatrains); Daniel, the Hebrew prophet in exile in ancient Babylon, predicted the rise and fall of civilizations, and all those writings still exist in the Bible. These kinds of prophesy are rare and almost useless to the historian, except to show that there is an order far beyond what we see. Even true prophesy can be changed by the mind of man and prayer: Witness the Cayce prophetic work and the outcome of his predictions. Historical astrology must humble itself before prophesy, and should never attempt it. It concerns only the assessing and measuring of influence; prophesy comes from a higher order and arrangement called revelation.

Some of the topical subjects on this site are:

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Of deep interest is the planet Eris, newly discovered, and we discuss Eris here, and I will keep adding stuff about Eris


SibleyThumbThen there is America’s Sun/Jupiter/Venus which is being opposed by the planet Pluto for years. Interesting! Go here for that.


declarationThumb imageWe discuss the Declaration Chart extensively. Every major event in American history can be referenced back to this chart.


wilsonThumbThen there is Pluto opposed the Sun, which will exert a deep influence on the executive branch  of our government.



VonStauffenbergThumb imageAnd Pluto and corruption. How this is handled historically.



PlutoCharonThumbAnd Pluto by itself, how it influences the processes of history.


So here we will weigh and evaluate planetary and stellar influence as they influence the historical process.

by Doug Walker