Photo of 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 Astrological Lodge 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 the following, 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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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:

The Astrology of Accidents

The Zodiac and the Soul

Introduction to Political Astrology

Symbolic Directions in Modern Astrology

An Encyclopedia of Psychological Astrology

Essays on the Foundations of Astrology

Here is a Website dedicated to Charles EO Carter.   Sincerely,  Charles J Hillman

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