Astrology in America

Broughton's Monthly Planet Reader

Broughton's Monthly Planet Reader - Abraham LincolnBroughton’s Monthly Planet Reader and Astrological Journal is the first astrological magazine to be published in America. It ran from 1860 to 1869 during the span of the Civil War. In it Broughton published the horoscopes of significant figures like Abraham Lincoln and General George B. McClellan along with predictions regarding battles and other important events of the day. Reproduced here from my own photocopies of the magazine, rulingplanets.com is proud to present Broughton’s Planet Reader as part of its Astrology in America feature dedicated to telling the history of Astrology in America.

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Astrology in America, Part 1

By Christopher Renstrom

Evangeline AdamsMay 13, 1914 was not a good day for Miss Evangeline Adams.  Venus was approaching its conjunction to Saturn in Gemini—an unfavorable aspect for business and ominously hinting at a betrayal by a two-faced woman.  Yet, like most professionals, Miss Adams’s mind was not on the stars, but on her long list of expectant clients and making sure that appointments began and ended promptly.  She ran what was described as “an astrological emporium” out of an expensive suite of rooms on the tenth floor of the Carnegie Hall building at Seventh Avenue on Fifty-sixth Street in New York City...

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