Mundane Astrology

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The nations' wheel of destiny[1]

Mundane astrology is the branch of astrology whose subjects are the events of geographical regions, places, countries and the whole world (as opposed to individual astrology).

The term comes from the Latin word mundus (world).


There are different approaches to mundane astrology.
They include analysis, interpretation and prediction of political and economic developments, historical developments and natural or man-made disasters.

Several main factors are taken into account when considering mundane events:

A chart is usually drawn when considering events related to a group of people, such as companies, clubs, countries, and so on. For this to work there must be a specific event such as the signing of a treaty or some other document or a clearly defined ritual that marks the beginning of a new process. A horoscope is then drawn for this time.

A chart drawn to a country is a national chart. Countries usually have several horoscopes (for example for the signing of the constitution or the beginning of a legislative period) which together give a better reflection of a country's complexity than any single horoscope.

Event charts are also drawn when considering natural events (such as earthquakes, eruptions and so on) or man-made disasters (such as accidents, fires and so on).

Early astrology was strongly influenced by mundane astrology. Up until the time of antiquity, the individual was not considered to be especially important. He or she was part of the community which astrology was meant to serve. Even the horoscopes of high ranking individuals were only viewed as having legitimacy for their significance for the wider community. At this time astrology played an important social role. It was expected to be able to predict when dangers would occur and how they might be avoided. Military action without some kind of astrological consultation was almost unthinkable.

In the course of history, the individual became the focus of attention in the western world and this development has led to the general decline of mundane astrology; its influence on the development of society has almost completely disappeared. However, it continues to be practised in small specialist circles. Politicians who consult astrologers before making important political decisions (as was the case with Ronald Reagan) are usually treated with derision.

The importance of mundane astrology has continued in Asia. In India or China representatives of the state would be met with looks of incomprehension if they were to ignore astrological advice.

The Fall of the Berlin Wall[2]

See also



  • Nicholas Campion: The Book of World Horoscopes (1987) ISBN 0850305276, 2004 updated edition The Wessex Astrologer Ltd. ISBN 1902405153 Review (by Deborah Houlding, 2004)
    • Nicholas Campion with Michael Baigent and Charles Harvey: Mundane Astrology, Thorsons 1992. ISBN 1855381400
  • Richard Tarnas: Cosmos and Psyche. Intimations of a New World View Viking, 2006 ISBN 0670032921
About the aspects of the slow-moving Generational Planets and human history
  • Ron Howland: American Histrology. 312 pages, American Federation of Astrologers 2014. ISBN-13: 978-0866906500
More than six hundred charts regarding the US

Notes and References

  1. ... and of the papacy on the leash. Historical illustration of a Nostradamus' prophecy
  2. Artist Kai Lietz, Berlin 1989