Campion, Nicolas (1953-)

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Campion, Nicolas (1953-)

Nicolas Campion, an astrologer known for his scholarly accomplishments, was born on March 4, 1953, in England. He traces his interest in astrology to his childhood, and was only 12 years old when his horoscope was cast. He began the study of astrology as a teenager. While pursuing that study, he also attended Queen's College, Cambridge, the School of African and Oriental Studies (B.A. History, 1974) and the London School of Economics (M.A., 1976). He taught school while establishing himself as an astrologer and in 1984 became a full-time professional. He was named to the managing committee of the Astrological Lodge of London. He served as president of the lodge on two occasions (1985-88 and 1992-present).

Above and beyond his work with individual clients, Campion has devoted himself to the study of astrological history and especially to the relationship between politics and astrology. Campion is himself very active in environment politics. His work led to his most important book to date, The Book of World Horoscopes. He has also written important essays on the history of astrology, the best known being his debunking of the idea of an "Age of Aquarius." While his conclusions about the nonexistence of an Age of Aquarius were widely accepted, his work was weakened by his assumption that ancient astrologers were unaware of the progression of the equinoxes.

His work has been widely acknowledged by his contemporaries, and in 1992 he received the Marc Edmund Jones Award for his contributions to astrological studies by the National Astrological Society of the United States. He has lectured widely to astrological organizations across Europe and North America.


Campion, Nicolas. "The Age of Aquarius: A Modern Myth." In Joan McEvers, ed. The Astrology of the Macrocosm. St. Paul, Minn.: Llewellyn Publications, 1990.

. The Book of World Horoscopes. Wellingborough, UK: Aquarian Press, 1988.