(Photo courtesy of John Sakoian,
Business Systems Consulting, Inc.)

Frances Sakoian was the author of 19 down-to-earth and readable astrology texts, which many of us dog-eared and virtually memorized in our student days. Perhaps best remembered were those she co-authored with Louis Acker, still available at Barnes and Noble and other chains today: Astrologers Handbook and The Astrology of Human Relations.

Her biography in AstroDatabank adds that she was Director of the New England School of Astrology and president of the New England Astrological Association. She was an AFA Board Member and became second Vice-President in 1981. She was the first U.S. teacher of an accredited course in astrology, which she taught at JFK University. She also taught a syndicated television series on astrology. Between that and her mass-market books with Louis Acker, it can be said that she did a great deal to spread the word about astrology to a wider public.

BIRTH AND DEATH DATA: AstroDatabank gives the following birth information, rated A, which she gave to Ed Dearborn. She was born October 8, 1912, in Berea, OH, 41N22; 81W52, at 5:07 AM EST. She died on March 3, 1989, in Mt. Desert, ME, at 1:22 PM after a series of strokes.

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