About the book...
In 1951 renowned British astrologer Charles Carter wrote the groundbreaking book Introduction to Political Astrology. Carter used the term "political astrology" to differentiate it from the traditional practice of mundane astrology which had failed miserably to predict the rise of Hitler and Nazi Germany. Carter's insights inspired astrologers to begin monitoring national events by examining national horoscopes.
Today, political astrology is an exciting branch of astrology filled with great potential for practical application in the real world. By using an accurate national horoscope, the astrologer can make meaningful forecasts, much like a meteorologist makes weather forecasts. The challenge for those interested in political astrology is finding and working with an accurate national horoscope.
In Part One of Political Astrology, Michael O'Reilly demonstrates the validity of the Scorpio Rising U.S. national horoscope, and then shows how this chart works through historical cycles. Once the national horoscope is verified, it can be relocated to various power centers around the world to help understand historic developments in that area, and to project likely future scenarios.
Part Two focuses on Asteroid Studies, and how they add tremendous depth and accuracy to chart interpretation, in both personal and national horoscopes. This section includes an astrological look into the Kennedy Curse, and how the asteroids Juno and Ceres play key roles. Part Three is an anthology of O'Reilly's weekly column, NewsScope, covering 2001 to 2005.