Famous Astrologers from the United Kingdom

List of notable or famous astrologers from the United Kingdom, with bios and photos, including the top astrologers born in the United Kingdom and even some popular astrologers who immigrated to the United Kingdom. If you're trying to find out the names of famous British astrologers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These astrologers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known astrologer from the United Kingdom is included when available.

List features people like Aleister Crowley, John Partridge.

This historic astrologers from the United Kingdom list can help answer the questions "Who are some British astrologers of note?" and "Who are the most famous astrologers from the United Kingdom?" These prominent astrologers of the United Kingdom may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected British astrologers.

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  • Aleister Crowley
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    Aleister Crowley (; born Edward Alexander Crowley; 12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947) was an English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer. He founded the religion of Thelema, identifying himself as the prophet entrusted with guiding humanity into the Æon of Horus in the early 20th century. A prolific writer, he published widely over the course of his life. Born to a wealthy family in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, Crowley rejected his parent's fundamentalist Christian Plymouth Brethren faith to pursue an interest in Western esotericism. He was educated at Trinity College at the University of Cambridge, where he focused his attentions on mountaineering and poetry, resulting in several publications. Some biographers allege that here he was recruited into a British intelligence agency, further suggesting that he remained a spy throughout his life. In 1898 he joined the esoteric Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, where he was trained in ceremonial magic by Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers and Allan Bennett. Moving to Boleskine House by Loch Ness in Scotland, he went mountaineering in Mexico with Oscar Eckenstein, before studying Hindu and Buddhist practices in India. He married Rose Edith Kelly and in 1904 they honeymooned in Cairo, Egypt, where Crowley claimed to have been contacted by a supernatural entity named Aiwass, who provided him with The Book of the Law, a sacred text that served as the basis for Thelema. Announcing the start of the Æon of Horus, The Book declared that its followers should "Do what thou wilt" and seek to align themselves with their True Will through the practice of magick. After an unsuccessful attempt to climb Kanchenjunga and a visit to India and China, Crowley returned to Britain, where he attracted attention as a prolific author of poetry, novels, and occult literature. In 1907, he and George Cecil Jones co-founded an esoteric order, the A∴A∴, through which they propagated Thelema. After spending time in Algeria, in 1912 he was initiated into another esoteric order, the German-based Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.), rising to become the leader of its British branch, which he reformulated in accordance with his Thelemite beliefs. Through the O.T.O., Thelemite groups were established in Britain, Australia, and North America. Crowley spent the First World War in the United States, where he took up painting and campaigned for the German war effort against Britain, later revealing that he had infiltrated the pro-German movement to assist the British intelligence services. In 1920 he established the Abbey of Thelema, a religious commune in Cefalù, Sicily where he lived with various followers. His libertine lifestyle led to denunciations in the British press, and the Italian government evicted him in 1923. He divided the following two decades between France, Germany, and England, and continued to promote Thelema until his death. Crowley gained widespread notoriety during his lifetime, being a recreational drug experimenter, bisexual and an individualist social critic. He was denounced in the popular press as "the wickedest man in the world" and a Satanist. Crowley has remained a highly influential figure over Western esotericism and the counterculture, and continues to be considered a prophet in Thelema. He is the subject of various biographies and academic studies.
    • Age: Dec. at 72 (1875-1947)
    • Birthplace: Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
  • Charles E. O. Carter
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    Charles Ernest Owen Carter (1887-1968) was an English astrologer and astrological writer. Generally regarded as one of the masters of astrology during his lifetime, Carter's work, especially his insistence on first principles, remains a powerful influence on astrology and astrologers to this day. He is chiefly known as the co-founder and first principal of the London Faculty of Astrological Studies (indeed it was his idea). He was born on 31 January 1887, at 11:01 p.m. GMT, in Parkstone, Poole, England. Carter began his career by graduating from the University of London in 1913 and practicing as a barrister. He served in the army during the First World War and it was at this time he became interested in astrology after requesting one of Alan Leo's famous "one-shilling reports". Besides co-founding the Faculty of Astrological Studies, Carter was the second President of the Astrological Lodge of the Theosophical Society from 1922 for many years. He also founded the Astrological Quarterly magazine in 1926 and was its Editor until 1959. As a final flourish, in 1955 Carter correctly predicted his own death would be in 1968. He died at age 81, on 4 October 1968 at 4:30 p.m.
    • Age: Dec. at 81 (1887-1968)
    • Birthplace: Parkstone, United Kingdom
  • Sir Christopher Heydon (14 August 1561 – 1 January 1623) was an English soldier, Member of Parliament, and writer on astrology.
    • Age: Dec. at 61 (1561-1623)
    • Birthplace: Surrey, England
  • Deborah Houlding (born 14 May 1962 in Mansfield) is an English author researcher, educator, and publisher who specializes in astrology. She has been referred to as "one of the UK's top astrologers". She wrote The Houses: Temples of the Sky. (Ascella, 1996) and created the Skyscript website. Houlding has been awarded by the Astrological Associations of Great Britain, Romania, and others.Houlding's views about such subjects as the twin Gemini stars have been commented on in journals such as the Mountain Astrologer. She has written about the development of the zodiac as well as the cycles of Venus. She was editor of The Traditional Astrologer magazine and is principal of the STA School of Traditional Horary Astrology, and has spoken at conferences on astrological topics.
    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Mansfield, United Kingdom
  • Dennis Elwell was a British astrologer, journalist, author, and lecturer. He is the author of the book Cosmic Loom, and has contributed articles to the publications The Future of Astrology, the Astrological Association Journal, American Astrology, Prediction and Mountain Astrologer.
    • Age: 93
    • Birthplace: Stourbridge, United Kingdom
  • John Partridge
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    John Partridge (1644 - c. 1714) was an English astrologer, the author and publisher of a number of astrological almanacs and books.
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1644-1714)
    • Birthplace: East Sheen