Quigley, Joan

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Quigley, Joan Gender: F
Joan Ceciel Quigley
born on 10 April 1927 at 16:17 (= 4:17 PM )
Place Kansas City, Missouri, 39n06, 94w35
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Doane
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 20°03' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 11°55 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 20°11'


American astrologer whose interest in astrology began when she was 15. She became the most noted astrologer in America as Nancy Reagan's private astrologer from the early 1970s, which became public when Donald Regan's book came out in 1988. "For The Record" revealed for the first time that the Reagans had an astrological advisor.

The story broke in Time magazine on 16 May 1988, where she was called "conservative, very private and a little wacky." She was introduced to Nancy Reagan by TV talk show host Merv Griffin in the early '70s and began to work as Mrs. Reagan's in-house-astrologer in 1973.

A San Francisco heiress, she and her sister were the daughters of John B. Quigley, a hotelier. They grew up in the social milieu, living their lives in penthouse suites. Though both girls were noted for their beauty, neither married.

Quigley began an active study of astrology after her graduation from Vassar. She wrote for Seventeen magazine and authored three books, including "Astrology for Teens" and "Astrology for Adults." She made regular radio and TV appearances. Her mother died on 18 September 1986.

In 1995 she got her first computer, continuing her research and study on volumes of charts that she had formerly done by hand. Quigley sought to channel her talents and notoriety into a dotcom business in late 2001 but did not have the pull to draw in Silicon Valley venture capitalists.

After spending two years working on an Internet company that would bring her personalized astrological predictions to the masses, she hadn't yet been able to secure the $6 to $10 million she needed to develop her first products -- a personalized daily, monthly and yearly prediction service, for which she expected to charge a $15 a month subscription fee. She may have helped end the Cold War, but all the hints that the heavens can provide had not been enough to crack a venture capitalist's coffers in a cooling market.

Quigley died after an illness on 21 October 2014 in San Francisco, California, aged 87.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) benefactor relationship with Reagan, Nancy (born 6 July 1921)


  • Social : Begin a program of study 1943 (Began study of astrology)
  • Work : New Job 1973 (Began work for Nancy Reagan)
  • Work : New Job 1981 (Began work for Ronald Reagan)
  • Social : Great Publicity 16 May 1988 (Time magazine broke story)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Financial : Worst Period August 2001 (Failed to get venture capitol)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Edna Rowland quotes Doris Chase Doane, from Quigley.


  • Traits : Body : Hair (Blonde)
  • Traits : Personality : Principled strongly
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Wealth and privilege)
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (One sister)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Inheritance (Family money)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Neighborhood (Urban penthouse suite)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Same location lifetime (San Francisco)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer (Pro)
  • Vocation : Writers : Astrology
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Famous : Newsmaker (Known for being Nancy Reagan's astrologer)