page is mostly about English magicians and their
contemporaries. The English Example is illuminating. Others
have also been included to provide a more international view
of Western Tradition magicians. The presentation also
demonstrates the fusion approach to astrology: using
traditional principles along with the modern, invisible
planets and appropriate modern discoveries. It explores what
we might look for as the signature of a magician, what
factors might dispose one to sympathy but not practice, and
what might dispose one to patronage
of magicians. For the English line we will look at the
charts and well documented lives of four magicians, an
astrologer, and a queen.
In addition to the original English six, I have added a
Czech magician, and two Canadians. One of the Canadians is
an astrologer and magician and the other an enchantress. The
Canadian magician operated mostly in the United States.
The essay summarizes and identifies considerations in
arriving at an astrological signature for magicians. The
examples point out these factors and note biographical bits.
The notes also include other relevant astrological
indicators. Please contact us if you
spot any errors.
To complete the examples each case includes a picture (with
one exception), a chart, a brief discussion, and links for
biographies and books as appropriate. If you know of a
particularly good link or biography, please
contact us to
request its inclusion.