Llewellyn George

Llewellyn George

Llewellyn George is a venerable name in American astrology, and his easy-to-use books took the public beyond Sun signs. Many of us calculated and interpreted our charts for the first time using the still-available A to Z Horoscope Maker.

In 1906, he founded Llewellyn Publishing, still one of the oldest and most respected houses today. The annual Moon Sign Book, first published that year, is still relied on by farmers and homemakers as well as by astrologers for its invaluable advice on timing. His Planetary Hour Book, though not in print currently, was a valued reference work in its time.

According to George's biography in James R. Lewis' Astrology Encyclopedia, (pp.227-8) he began studying astrology in Portland, OR, under L.H. Weston. He then moved to Los Angles, where his publishing house was formed. He was a solid supporter of astrologers like Donald Bradley and other Llewellyn authors of that era, as well as of astrology organizations. In recognition of his service and support, the American Federation of Astrologers gave him an honorary life membership in 1939.

Lewis notes that in the mid-1940s, astrology was under legal siege in his home state of California, and George was among those activity in fighting ordinances against the practice of astrology.

BIRTH AND DEATH INFORMATION: AstroDatabank gives the following information rated A, from a copy of his own chart. He was born August 17, 1876, at LMT 4:18 AM, in Swansea, Wales, 3W57; 51N38. Long suffering from poor health, he died at age 78 on July 11, 1954, in Los Angeles, CA.

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