The Hellenistic Astrology Website

Promoting the study of the history, philosophy, and techniques of ancient astrology

What is Hellenistic Astrology?

Hellenistic astrology is a tradition of horoscopic astrology that was practiced in and around the Mediterranean region between the 1st century BCE and 7th century CE. It is the source of many of the modern traditions of astrology that still flourish around the world today.

It originated out of a synthesis of the ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian astrological traditions, and went on to influence many other subsequent traditions of astrology across Europe, the Middle East, and India during the middle ages and through to modern times.

Despite its pivotal role in the history of astrology, many of the details surrounding the theory and practice of Hellenistic astrology were obscure or unknown until relatively recently. Many of the foundational texts of this tradition have only become available again over the course of the past century, and modern translations of these texts have only started to be published in the past few decades.

This website represents part of a broader effort that is taking place in the academic and astrological communities today to recover and reconstruct the ancient traditions of astrology.

The Purpose of This Website

The purpose of this website is to help facilitate the recovery of Hellenistic astrology by providing resources for researchers who would like to take part in the recovery effort, or who would simply like to learn more about this ancient tradition of astrology.

Online Courses on Hellenistic Astrology

For those who are interested in pursuing in-depth studies of Hellenistic astrology, we offer online courses on the history and practice of the subject. Our main online course is The Hellenistic Astrology Course, although we also offer some separate modules on individual techniques.