Cyril Fagan (1896-1970) was one of the finest astrologers of the 20th century. A great astrological scholar, brilliant technician and extraordinary interpreter, Cyril Fagan left behind an important legacy for the astrological world.
In the 1940s, after studying the work of scholars who had translated the ancient Babylonian astronomical and astrological texts excavated from the Near and Middle East, Fagan realized that the Babylonians had used a sidereal zodiac—aligned to the stars—rather than a tropical zodiac—based on the seasons—later introduced by the Greeks. Fagan, a long time tropical astrologer, knew that this discovery would have profound implications for the modern day practice of astrology.
Fagan’s books include Zodiacs Old and New (1950), Symbolism of the Constellations (1962) and Astrological Origins (1971). However, many believe that his greatest contribution to the field may have been "Solunars," the monthly column he wrote on western sidereal astrology for American Astrology magazine. This column, which ran from 1953 until his death in 1970, has been called “the greatest astrology book ever written.” We recently secured the rights to this material and will publish these articles in a series of books. We will also post selected articles on Facebook, and on this page, below. We will also publish a new edition of Zodiacs Old and New in 2019.
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