Sun sign astrology is usually thought to have begun in the 1930s with R H Naylor's column in a popular newpaper. In fact, Sun sign astrology dates back to Babylonian times and has a rich and varied history. This incisive book covers the rise and fall and rise again of popular astrology in the context of history. The author's distinct and witty style has you laughing one minute and awe-struck the next. She delves into the lives of historical figures such as William Lilly, Cheiro and Evangeline Adams and manages to 'bring them to life' in a way that will fascinate anyone. Compelling reading.
Kim Farnell is a well known and prolific astrologer and writer who currently resides in London and writes on a wide variety of subjects. She holds a diploma in astrology, a degree in journalism and a Masters degree in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. Kim has worked as a professional astrologer since 1990, and in that time has written for numerous publications, appeared on TV and radio and lectured at conferences both in the UK and overseas. She has also authored several Sun sign columns. Her exclusive access to ancient writings and age-old texts helps her writing to be both eye opening and thoroughly researched. In her work as a writer, Kim has written, ghostwritten and edited numerous articles, ebooks and books on a wide variety of subjects. Her work has been published all over the world and translated into many different languages. She has also worked as a researcher, primarily in the area of nineteenth century occult and astrological history, where she has been widely published.