Casting the Horoscope - Alan Leo
Alan Leo was of the most important British astrology authors of the twentieth century, and this book is a handsome copy of his classic, masterful how-to. It teaches the reader to to calculate the ascendant, how to the use of the table of houses, how to read an ephemeris, how to convert birth time to sideral time, and how to make adjustments of planetary motions.
Leo is often called 'the father of modern astrology' because he pioneered the movement towards a more psychologically-oriented horoscope analysis in astrology, being the first astrologer to argue for predicting possible trends of experience rather than the specific results or events. Leo was a devout theosophist and drew on the society's vast international connections to publish, translate and disseminate his work across Europe and America.
London: L.N. Fowler and Co., Ltd. 1973. Hardback with dustwrapper. xi+ 353 pages. Third printing overall. Bound in publisher's green cloth, titled in gilt to spine. Slight fading to spine ends, otherwise a very good, clean copy in a priceclipped but very sharp example of the grey dustjacket. Gift inscription to front flyleaf. Internally clean.