CHARLES E.O. CARTER
The following was written by Gavin Kent McClung
in his article, "A SALUTE TO OUR HERITAGE: What Makes A True Astrologer?"
Dell Horoscope, June, 2000, pp. 66-77. (Portions reprinted with
permission of the editor.)
"CHARLES E. O. CARTER was a leading astrological
teacher and writer, who early in his career undertook to revive the
of the Theosophical Society, after its
founder Alan Leo had died. Carter was then
president of this
significant group for more than thirty years.
"He began publication
of the magazine Uranus in 1923, founded the quarterly, Astrology,
in 1926, and edited it for thirty-three years. Carter wrote many
articles, editorials, and books, showing a high degree of
development in all areas of astrology.
"In 1948, at his suggestion,
the important the Faculty of Astrological Studies commenced its
valuable services, and he was its first president. His intellect,
common sense, and the value he placed upon well-founded standards
in astrology all mark him as a great contributor to the field.
In the search for first principles, his skill as observer and
experimenter had a broad positive effect on the Astrological
Association of John Addey as well as the Faculty of Astrological
Studies itself, and his direct or indirect influence among all
astrologers' lives today.
"The man lives on through his work,
because today little is done in astrology that cannot be seen
to be significantly connected to Carter's legacy from the early
to mid-twentieth century."
BIRTH AND DEATH DATA: AstroDatabank cites
rated A, from Carter in his book Symbolic Directions in Modern Astrology: He was born on January 31, 1887,
at 11:01 PM GMT, in Parkstone, England, 50N47; 2W20. Having introduced a whole new Sixties generation to
the study of astrological aspects, he died at the age of 81
on October 4, 1968 at 4:30 PM, in London.
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BOOKS BY CHARLES E.O. CARTER
Chances are, for many of us who took up astrology in the
1960s, Carter's book on aspects was one of the first--and
the few--that we owned. Charles Carter wrote many books, many of them now rare and out of print,
but AstroAmerica carries most of them. They include:
Symbolic Directions in Modern Astrology
The Astrology of Accidents
The Zodiac and the Soul
Introduction to Political Astrology
An Encyclopedia of Psychological Astrology
Essays on the Foundations of Astrology
Here is a Website dedicated to Charles EO Carter.
Charles J Hillman
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