Marc Edmund Jones

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Marc Edmund Jones (ca. 1940)
Chart of M.E. Jones

Marc Edmund Jones (1888-1980) was an US-American astrologer, screenwriter, occultist, and Presbyterian minister.


Born October 1, 1888, 8:37[1] a.m. CST in St. Louis, Missouri, he grew up in Chicago. Early influences were the Christian Science, theosophy, later the Kabbalah. He became a prolific and successful writer of movie scenarios, and worked in that profession for many years. In 1913 his lifelong interest in astrology was kindled. He founded the special-studies group known as the Sabian Assembly in 1923[2]. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1934, and later received the PhD degree from Columbia University. He taught and lectured across the USA for many years. Jones died on March 5, 1980 (aged 91).


Marc Jones has been called the dean of American astrology, and is perhaps best remembered as the major leader in the twentieth century of a movement to reformulate the study of astrology. He wrote prolifically on many themes in astrology. Today he is best known for his work on aspect patterns and the Sabian symbols. In consultation with the clairvoyant Elsie Wheeler, he discovered or invented these symbols as a means of associating specific visual images with each degree of the horoscope (channeled in 1925, and in 1953 published). In the 1970s the Marc Edmund Jones Award was started by him personally.


Jones teaching astrology
M.E. Jones


  • The Guide to Horoscope Interpretation 195 pages. McKay, Philadelphia (PA) 1941; Sabian Publishing Society, Stanwood (WA) 1960; 1967; 1969; Illinois Theosophical Publishing (Quest), Wheaton 1974; 1975; 1982; New Age Books, 2003
  • Problem Solving by Horary Astrology: The Technique of Immediacies, with a Primer of Symbolism 416 pages. David McKay, Philadelphia (PA) 1943; Sabian Publishing Society, Stanwood (WA) 1954; 1966; 1969; Revised Edition 1971 ISBN 0878780041; Shambhala, 1975; Aurora Press, 1993
  • Astrology: How and Why It Works 364 pages. David McKay, Philadelphia 1945; Sabian Publishing Society, New York 1955; 1969; London: Pelican, 1971; 1972; 1973; 1975; 1976; Routledge & Kegan Paul, London 1977; 1978; Aurora Press, ab 1993 ISBN 978-0943358383 online
  • How to Learn Astrology David McKay Company, Inc., Philadelphia, Pa., 1946; Stanwood, Washington Sabian Publishing Society 1955; 1969; 1970; Doubleday 1971; Dolphin 1973; Shambhala Publications, Boulder & London 1977; Routledge & Kegan Paul, London 1969; 1977; 1978; 1979
  • Occult Philosophy: An Introduction, the Major Concepts and a Glossary. 436 pages. David McKay Company, Philadelphia (PA) 1947
  • Essentials of Astrological Analysis: Illustrated in the Horoscopes of One Hundred and Seventy-four Well-Known People 455 pages. Sabian Publishing Company, Stanwood (WA) 1953; 1960; 1970; Trefoil Publications, 2001. Trafford Publishing 2002 ISBN 978-1552129227
  • The Sabian Symbols In Astrology 437 pages. Sabian Publishing Society, Stanwood (WA) 1953; 1966; 1969; 1972 ISBN 0878780092; Shambhala, London und Boulder 1976; 1978; Aurora Press, 1993 ISBN 094335840X
  • The Sabian Manual: a Ritual for Living 288 pages. Sabian Publishing Society, New York 1957; 1961; Shambala, Boulder und London 1976
  • The Scope of Astrological Prediction. An Introduction to Dynamic Horoscopy 461 pages. Sabian Publishing Society, Stanwood (WA) 1969; 1973 ISBN 0878780122
    Primary, secondary & tertiary directions, Progression
  • The Sabian Book: Letters to Insight Sabian Publishing Company, Stanwood (WA) 1973
  • How To Live With The Stars: Simple Personal Astrology New York, Quest Books 1976
  • The Counseling Manual in Astrology: A Long-Tested Method for Accuracy Atlantic Books, 1979; American Federation of Astrologers, Tempe (AZ) 1982
  • The Sabian Book of Letters to Aspirants 369 pages. Sabian Publishing Society 1984 ISBN 0878780130

Notes and References

  1. Rodden Rating A
  2. Today there are several organizations called so