Academic Articles

Academic Journal Citations on Astrology

Academic Articles

Below is a list of citations of academic astrology research. Most of the citations focus on the role of astrology in history, but there are also references to astrology in literature, and other scholarly topics.

History of Astrology

Aston, Margaret. “The Fiery Trigon Conjunction: An Elizabethan Astrological Prediction.” Isis, Vol. 61, No. 2, Summer 1970, 158-187.

Bamborough, J.B. and J.C. Eade. “Robert Burton’s Astrological Notebook.” The Review of English Studies, Vol. 32, No. 127, Aug. 1981, 267-285.

Barnes, T.D., “Two Senators under Constantine.” The Journal of Roman Studies, Vol. 65, 1975, 40-49.

Brosseder, Claudia. “The Writing in the Wittenberg Sky: Astrology in Sixteenth-Century Germany.” Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 66, No. 4, Oct. 2005, 557-576.

Cerny, J., Kahle, P.E., and R.A. Parker. “The Old Coptic Horoscope.” The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 43, Dec. 1957, 86-100.

Dodds, Madeleine Hope. “Political Prophecies in the Reign of Henry VIII.” The Modern Language Review, Vol. 11, No. 3, Jul. 1916, 276-284.

Grafton, A.T., and N. M. Swerdlow. “The Horoscope of the Foundation of Rome.” Classical Philology, Vol. 81, No. 2, Apr. 1986, 148-153.

Hartner, Willy. “Notes on Picatrix.” Isis, Vol. 56, No. 4, Winter 1965, 438-451.

Hayes, Walter M. “Tiberius and the Future.” The Classical Journal, Vol. 55, No. 1, Oct. 1959, 2-8.

Housman, A. E. “Manilius, Augustus, Tiberius, Capricornus, and Libra.” The Classical Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 2, Apr. 1913, 109-114.

Kennedy, E.S. “A Horoscope of Messehalla in the Chaucer Equatorium Manuscript.” Speculum, Vol. 34, No. 4, Oct 1959, 629-630.

—. “Comets in Islamic Astronomy and Astrology.” Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Vol. 16, No.1, Jan 1957, 44-51.

McCready, Warren T. “Lope de Vega’s Birth Date and Horoscope.” Hispanic Review, Vol. 28, No. 4, Oct. 1960, 313-318.

Neugebauer, O. “The Horoscope of Ceinonius Rufius Albinus.” The American Journal of Philology, Vol. 74, No. 4, 1953, 418-420.

Popper, Nicholas. “’Abraham, Planter of Mathematics’: Histories of Mathematics and Astrology in Early Modern Europe.” Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 67, No. 1, Jan 2006, 87-106.

Quinlan-McGrath, Mary. “The Astrological Vault of the Villa Farnesina Agostino Chigi’s Rising Sign.” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, Vol. 47, 1984, 91-105.

Ramsey, John T. “’Beware the Ides of March!’: An Astrological Prediction?” The Classical Quarterly, Vol. 50, No. 2, 440-454.

Rochberg-Halton, F. “Elements of the Babylonian Contribution to Hellenistic Astrology.” Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 108, No. 1, Jan-Mar 1988, 51-62.

Shapiro, Maurice L. “A Renaissance Birth Plate.” The Art Bulletin, Vol. 49, No.3, Sep. 1967, 236-243.

Smith, Warren D. “The Elizabethan Rejection of Judicial Astrology and Shakespeare’s Practice.” Shakespeare Quarterly, Vol. 9, No. 2, Spring 1958, 159-176.

Spoer, H. Henry. “Arabic Magic Bowls II: An Astrological Bowl.” Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 58, No. 2, Jun 1938, 366-383.

Winship, Michael P. “Cotton Mather: Astrologer.” The New England Quarterly, Vol. 63, No. 2, Jun 1990, 308-314.

Wright, Peter. “Astrology and Science in Seventeenth-Century England.” Social Studies of Science, Vol. 5, No. 4, Nov. 1975, 399-422.

Astrology and Society

Feher, Shoshanah. “Who Looks to the Stars? Astrology and Its Constituency.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Vol. 31, No. 1, Mar 1992, 88-93.

Gauquelin, Michel. “Concerning the Possible Influence of Planets on Human Beings.” Leonardo, Vol. 8, No.3, Summer 1975, 228-231.

Wuthnow, Robert. “Astrology and Marginality.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Vol. 15, No. 2, Jun 1976, 157-168.

Astrology in Literature

Camden, Carroll, Jr. “Astrology in Shakespeare’s Day.” Isis, Vol. 19, No. 1, Apr. 1933, 26-73.

Camden, Carroll, Jr. “Chaucer and Elizabethan Astrology.” Modern Language Notes, Vol. 45, No.5, May 1930, 298-299.

Cawley, A.C. “Astrology in ‘The Owl and the Nightingale.’” The Modern Language Review, Vol. 46, No.2, Apr. 1951, 161-174.

Gay, David. “Astrology and Iconoclasm in Milton’s ‘Paradise Regained.’” Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, Vol. 41, No. 1, Winter 2001, 175-190.

Rusche, Harry. “Edmund’s Conception and Nativity in ‘King Lear.’” Shakespeare Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 2, Spring 1969, 161-164.

Sondheim, Moriz. “Shakespeare and the Astrology of His Time.” Journal of the Warburg Institute, Vol. 2, No. 3, Jan. 1939, 243-259.