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General Meeting Info
SFAS invites you to join us on the last Thursday of the month for a lively astrological presentation, discussion and excellent company.
Meetings start promptly at 7:30 p.m.
Meeting location: The Women's Building 3543 18th St., San Francisco, CA, 94110
(In November and December, to accomodate the holidays - and when there are special events at The Women's Building - meetings may be earlier in the month, but still always on Thursdays.)
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THUND'ROUS PORTENTS: Astrological Forecasting and the American Civil War in the 1860s
Luke Dennis Broughton began publishing Broughton's Monthly Planet Reader and
Astrological Journal on April 1, 1860 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was
America's first astrological magazine. It began as a miscellany aimed at
combining the disciplines of Physiognomy, Phrenology, and Astrology but it was
soon taken over by the momentum of the American Civil War. Much of the material
concerns war predictions as well as the horoscopes of notable figures like
Abraham Lincoln and General McClelland. By cataloguing Broughton's successful
predictions (and errors) this lecture shows us how astrology was practiced
during America's most dramatic crisis. It also gives us a glimpse into the roots
of psychological Astrology as it evolved here in the United States.
Christopher Renstrom is the creator of Rulingplanets.com. It is based on his bestselling book Ruling Planets, which was published by HarperCollins in 2002 and has sold out its print run. Renstrom has been a practicing astrologer since 1985. He currently writes the daily horoscopes for the San Francisco Chronicle (replacing Jeanne Dixon in 1997) and SFGate.com. He created the horoscope column for ALLURE magazine (Conde Nast publications) and he conceived and developed Ask the Astrologer for LifetimeTV.com. Now the exclusive astrologer for Patti Stanger (the Millionaire Matchmaker, BRAVO productions) his popular forecasts appear in three weekly columns on SheKnows.com. Christopher was voted Best Astrologer by City Weekly's Best of Utah in 2012 and 2013.