Nicholas Campion

Nicholas Campion is a writer and journalist living in Bristol. He read History at Queen’s College, Cambridge, International Relations at the London School of Economics, and History and Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He was president of the Astrological Association of Great Britain from 1994 to 1999, and is still actively involved on their Council. He has taught astrology since 1980, first at London’s Camden Institute, then at the Faculty of Astrological Studies and the Centre for Psychological Astrology, and currently at Kepler College in Seattle, Washington. He has also lectured on astrology to astrological, astronomical and literary societies across the UK and in the US, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, New Zealand, Australia and Russia. His astrological features have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world, notably in The Daily MailTodayHarper’s BazaarZestEveCompanyNew WomanWoman’s Realm and Vogue, and are published across Australia, New Zealand, India, Turkey, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Lithuania and throughout Latin America.

He is the winner of the 1994 Marc Edmund Jones Award for technical excellence, the 1994 Prix George Antares, and the 1999 Spica Award for Professional Image. He is the editor of Culture and Cosmos: A Journal of the History of Astrology and Cultural Astronomy. Other books by Nicholas Campion include: An Introduction to the History of AstrologyMundane Astrology (co-authored with Charles Harvey and Michael Baigent), The Practical AstrologerThe Book of World Horoscopes (1987), The New Astrology: The Science and Art of the Stars (with Steve Eddy), The Great YearZodiac: Enhancing Your Life with the Stars, and The Ultimate AstrologerAstrology, History, and Apocalypse is published by the CPA Press.

His web site, located at, includes an extensive bibliography on the history of astrology and apocalyptic belief. His next major work, Cosmos: A Cultural History of Astrology, is now available.