Dane Rudhyar

From Astrodienst Astrowiki
(Redirected from Rudhyar, Dane)
Jump to: navigation, search
Dane Rudhyar
Rudhyar's birth chart

The French-American Daniel Chenneviere was born on 23.3.1895 at 0:40 in Paris, and died on 13.9.1985 in San Francisco, CA.[1]

He came to prominence as one of the leading authors in Spiritual Astrology, as one of the most important astrologers of the 20th century under the pseudonym of Dane Rudhyar[2].


At the start of the First World War he left his home city of Paris and moved to New York where he immersed himself in Buddhism and other Eastern religions and wisdom teachings. During that time he was also influenced by psychology and Theosophy.

Rudhyar managed an impressive synthesis of astrology, philosophy, psychology and art. He was a painter, composer, lyricist and, during times of financial hardship, an author of science fiction novels. He had to struggle for a long time before he gained recognition for his astrological work, which first really came in the 1960s.


He had a decisive influence on psychological astrology and emphasized the importance of individual personal and spiritual growth. His ideas were also noticeably influenced by Eastern philosophies, which view the individual within a greater transpersonal backdrop. He often described his own work as humanistic astrology. Rudhyar published hundreds of astrology articles and several books. He revised some of his earlier articles and books for republication later in life. The Astrology of Personality is considered to be his most important work.

See also


Also about Rudhyar's use of the Campanus House System
Chart of Elvis Presley drawn by Rudhyar[3]

Selected Articles

Mercury, Pluto, and the human mind
Venus and Neptune in composers' charts
National crises and the Saturn-Uranus-cycles
Two ways of love: Venus-Mars and Neptune-Uranus
The symbolism of the sun and the moon
The planets' meanings
The 84-years-cycle of Uranus
Astrology and Free Will
Astrology and prognosis
The whole universe is depicted in the individual chart
Sun, Moon, and the Ascendant
The problems of astrology and statistics
A painting of Rudhyar's: "Stormgods"
On the chart of the USA (with 13° Sagittarius rising)
The horoscope's "heavenly" message
Should astrology be acknowledged officially?
Transits of Saturn, Revolutions of Saturn and transits of Neptune
How to discover your life's potential with astrology
The meaning of Solar Return Charts. Exemplified by Rudhyar's Uranus-revolution


  • The Astrology of Personality - A Re-Formulation of Astrological Concepts and Ideals, in Terms of Contemporary Psychology and Philosophy. 537 pages. 1936; Servire, Wassenaar 1963; Doubleday, 1970 ISBN 0385066996; Aurora Press, 1990 ISBN 978-0943358253; Kessinger Pub 2004 ISBN 978-1417978465
Pioneering work which was the first to link Jung's ideas with astrology
  • New Mansions for New Men. 273 pages. Lucis, New York 1938; Servire/ Wassenaar, Netherlands 1971; Hunter House, Alameda (CA) 1978 ISBN 0897930029; Kessinger Pub 2004 ISBN 978-1432611460
Cover of The Pulse of Life (1978)
  • The Pulse of Life - New Dynamics in Astrology David McKay, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1943; Servire/ Wassenaar 1963 and Shambala Publications, London 1973
  • The Moon: The Cycles and Fortunes of Life 1946. David McKay, Philadelphia, 1946; Kessinger Pub 2004 ISBN 9781417978335
  • Gifts of the Spirit 143 pages. New Age Publishing Co, Los Angeles (CA) 1956
  • An Astrological Studiy of Psychological Complexes and Emotional Problems 1966
  • The Rhythm of Human Fulfillment - In Tune with Cosmic Cycles 81 pages. The Seed Center, Palo Alto, CA, 1966; 1975
  • The Lunation Cycle - a key to the understanding of personality Servire (Aurora Press), Wassenaar 1967; Shambhala, 1974 ISBN 978-0394730202
  • The Practice of Astrology - As a Technique of Human Understanding Servire/ Wassenaar Publishing 1968; Penguin Pub., Baltimore 1970 ISBN 0140212353
  • Astrological Triptych - Gifts of the Spirit, The Way Through, and The Illumined Road Sevire-Wassenaar, 1968; Aurora Press, 1978 ISBN 0943358108
  • Astrology for New Minds - A Non-Dualistic Harmonic Approach to Astrological Charts and to the Relation between Man and the Universe. (Humanistic Astrology Series, No. 1) 50 pages. CSA Press, Lakemont (GA) 1969
  • Birth Patterns for a New Humanity: A Study of Astrological Cycles Structuring the Present Worldcrisis 273 pages. Servire/ Wassenaar, The Netherlands, 1969
  • The Astrology of Self-Actualization and the New Morality (Humanistic Astrology Series No. 2) 37 pages, CSA Press, Lakemont, Georgia, 1970 ISBN 0877070350
  • Form in Astrological Space and Time (Humanistic Astrology Series) 47 pages. CSA Press, Lakemont (GA) 1970
  • First Steps in the Study of Birth Charts (Humanistic astrology Series No. 4) CSA Press 1970
  • The Planetary and Lunar Nodes (Humanistic Astrology Series, No. 5) CSA Press, 1971
  • Interpreting a Birth-Chart as a Whole (Humanistic Astrology Series, No. 6) 64 pages, CSA Press, 1971
  • Astrological Timing - The Transition to the New Age 246 pages. Joanna Cotler Books, Harper & Row, 1972 ISBN 0060902604
  • Person-Centered Astrology Lakemont (GA): CSA Press. 1972; Aurora Press, 1987 ISBN 978-0943358024
  • Astrological themes for meditation CSA Press 1972 ISBN 0877071136
  • My stand on astrology 31 pages, The Seed Center, 1972
  • The Astrological Houses - The Spectrum of Individual Experience Doubleday Paperbacks, Garden City, N.Y 1972 ISBN 0385038275; CRCS Publications, 1986 ISBN 0916360245
  • An Attempt At Formulating Minimal Requirements For The Practice of Natal Astrology 24 pages, Portland Astrology Center/ Oregon 1973
  • An Astrological Study of Psychological Complexes 159 pages, Servire/Wassenaar, The Netherlands 1970; 1973; Shambhala, 1976 ISBN 978-0394731742
  • The Astrology of America's Destiny - A Birth Chart for the United States of America Random House, 1974; Vintage Books, 1975 ISBN 978-0394714417
  • An Astrological Mandala - The Cycle of Transformations and Its 360 Symbolic Phases Random House Pub 1974 ISBN 978-0394719924
  • The Sun Is Also a Star - The Galactic Dimension of Astrology 209 pages E.P. Dutton & Co., New York 1975 ISBN 978-0525474043; Aurora Press 2004 ISBN 978-0943358130
  • From humanistic to transpersonal astrology The Seed Center, Palo Alto (CA) 1975 ISBN 0916108058
  • Astrology and the Modern Psyche - An Astrologer Looks at Depth Psychology Crcs Pubns, 1976 ISBN 0916360059
  • The Astrology of Transformation - A Multilevel Approach Theosophical Pub House, 1980 ISBN 0835605426; Quest Books, Wheaton/ IL, 1984 ISBN 0835605426
  • The Planetarization of Consciousness Harper, 1972 ISBN 978-0060902414; Red Wheel/Weiser, 1977 ISBN 0882310380
  • Astrological Aspects - a Process Oriented Approach ASI Publishers, N.Y., 1980 ISBN 0882311123
Rudhyar with fourth wife, Leyla
  • Astrological Signs - The Pulse of Life Shambhala, 1972; ISBN 978-0394735771; Random House Inc, 1978 ISBN 0394735773
  • Astrological Insights Into the Spiritual Life. ASI Publishers, 1979 ISBN 978-0882310688;
  • The New Sense of Space - A Reorientation of the Creative Faculty in Man Kessinger Pub, 2005 ISBN 1425464122
  • Person Centered Astrology. Aurora Press, 1976
Together with Michael R. Meyer:
  • Handbook for the Humanistic Astrologer iUniverse.com, 2000 ISBN 0595089356

Notes and References

  1. AstroDatabank/Rudhyar, Dane: Leyla Rael quotes him, rectified by him from a given time of midnight to 1:00 AM; Rodden Rating AA
  2. From Sanskrit rudra, meaning sower
  3. With progressions for August 1965