Nicholas Campion

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"My own work is currently focused on teaching the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at the University of Wales, Lampeter, lecturing at Kepler College, and editing Culture and Cosmos, the journal of the history of astrology and cultural astronomy. Most of my historical work is contained in my two-volume cultural history of western astrology, The Dawn of Astrology (Continuum 2008), and The History of Western Astrology Vol II - The Medieval and Modern Worlds(Continuum 2009)." [1] In 2004 he obtained a PhD titled ‘Prophecy, Cosmology, and the New Age Movement: the extent and nature of contemporary belief in astrology’ from the University of the West of England/Bath Spa University College.

Campion is a former Daily Mail astrologer.



  • Campion, Nicholas (1982). An introduction to the history of astrology. London: Institute for the Study of Cycles in World Affairs.
  • Campion, Nicholas (1997). The Practical Astrologer.
  • Campion, Nicholas; Jaine, Tom (1988). Cosmic Cuisine. Harper & Row.[16]
  • Campion, Nicholas (1994). The great year : astrology, millenarianism, and history in the Western tradition. London: Penguin.
  • Campion, Nicholas (2000). Zodiac: Enhance your life through astrology. Quadrille.[19]
  • Campion, Nicholas (2000). Astrology, history and apocalypse. London: Centre for Psychological Astrology Press.
  • Campion, Nicholas (2001). Cosmos : a cultural history of astrology. London: Hambledon and London.
  • Campion, Nicholas; Nick Kollerstrom, eds. (2003). Galileo's Astrology. Culture and Cosmos. Cinnabar Books.[20]
  • Campion, Nicholas (2003). The Ultimate Astrologer: A Simple Guide to Calculating and Interpreting Birth Charts for Effective Application in Daily Life. Rider.
  • Campion, Nicholas (2004). The Book of World Horoscopes. Wessex Astrologer.
  • Campion, Nicholas (2006). What do astrologers believe?. London: Granta. ISBN 1862078386.
  • Campion, Nicholas (2008). Horoscopes and Popular Culture, in Franklin, Bob (ed.), Pulling Newspapers Apart: Analysing Print Journalism. Oxford, England: Routledge. p. 253.
  • Campion, Nicholas (2009). A History of Western Astrology Vol. 1: The Ancient World (first published as The Dawn of Astrology: A Cultural History of Western Astrology Vol. 1, The Ancient and Classical Worlds). London: Continuum.
  • Campion, Nicholas (2009). A History of Western Astrology Vol. 2: TheMedieval and Modern Worlds. London: Continuum.
  • Campion, Nicholas (2012). Astrology and Cosmology in the World's Religions. New York,NY: New York University Press.
  • Campion, Nicholas (2012). Astrology and Popular Religion in the Modern West: Prophecy, Cosmology and the New Age Movement. Farnham, England: Ashgate.

Resources and articles

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  • As Campion points out, sun sign astrology emerged in large part due to the efforts of Alan Leo (1860-1917), an astrologer whose ideas were ‘profoundly influential’ in placing the emphasis on the sun ‘as the most important single feature of astrological interpretation’ [1] Leo was a devout theosophist. For more on Leo see Besant, A. W., Leo, B., (1919). The life and work of Alan Leo, theosophist, astrologer, mason. London: Modern Astrology Office.
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  1. Nicholas Campion Home, organizational web page, accessed September 20, 2013.