Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune

Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and FortuneHellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune is a survey of the history, philosophy, and techniques of Hellenistic astrology, which is a tradition of horoscopic astrology that was practiced in the Mediterranean region from approximately the first century BCE through the seventh century CE.

Although Hellenistic astrology is the source of many of the modern traditions of astrology that flourish around the world today, it is only recently that many of the surviving texts of this tradition have become available again for astrologers to study.

During this process many techniques and concepts have been recovered that were lost in the transmission of astrology over the past 2000 years.

The product of over a decade of research, this book provides one of the first comprehensive treatments of Hellenistic astrology in modern times.


Some of the highlights that the reader can expect from the book:

  • Learn the history and origins of western astrology.
  • Explore the philosophical foundations of astrological practice.
  • Become acquainted with the works of the most influential astrologers of antiquity.
  • Understand the original conceptual motivations for many techniques that astrologers use today.
  • Recover powerful timing techniques that were lost during the transmission of astrology.
  • 50+ diagrams and tables, which provide rich visual illustrations of the concepts covered.
  • 100+ example charts, which demonstrate how the techniques work in practice.
  • A foreword by award-winning astrologer Demetra George.

Table of Contents and Introduction

Click the links below in order to read the table of contents and introduction by Chris Brennan:

The Details

  • 696 pages
  • Softcover, 7 x 10.
  • ISBN: 978-0-9985889-0-2
  • Publication date: February 10, 2017
  • Price: $48.00 USD + shipping and handling

About the Author

Chris Brennan

Chris Brennan is a professional astrologer from Denver, Colorado, USA. He was educated at Kepler College, where he focused on cross-cultural comparisons between the astrological traditions. He is the former President of the Association for Young Astrologers, and former Research Director of the National Council for Geocosmic Research. He is a regular contributor to The Mountain Astrologer magazine, and is the host of an award-winning weekly program called The Astrology Podcast. He has lectured widely on Hellenistic astrology since 2006, and teaches a certification course on the subject with students from around the world.

Optional Package Deal with the Hellenistic Astrology Course

Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune is now part of the required reading for students of the Hellenistic astrology course, and as a result of this new students will receive a free copy of the book when they sign up for the course. The course provides a nice companion to the book, with over 90 hours of lectures and other material. If you would like to purchase the book and the course together at the same time then you can do so on the Hellenistic astrology course description page.

How to Order the Book

You can place an order for the book by using the PayPal button below. The book costs $48 + shipping and handling. Shipping to the United States costs $5, while shipping to other countries costs $10. Select your shipping destination from the drop-down menu below, and then click “buy now”. You will be taken to the PayPal website in order to make your payment, and then you will be asked for your shipping address, which will be sent to me. Domestic shipping usually takes about a week for delivery, while international shipping speeds vary between 1 and 3 weeks. If you run into any problems or have any questions please email Chris at: astrologue@gmail.com.

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