In Astrology for AllAlan Leo opened up the secrets of divination by the stars to the general public in the early 20th century with a popular line of astrology manuals that set off a craze for horoscopes that continues to this day.
Many attempts have been made to bring the study of Astrology within the reach of all persons endowed with an active mind; but, owing to the magnitude of the subject, and the great amount of time and labour required to reduce a metaphysical science into terms of natural philosophy, the object has hitherto been only partly achieved.
In the present work a final attempt is made by the author to reach the multitude of earnest and thinking searchers after truth ; whose numbers are steadily increasing, and especially those who wish to have some practical demonstration of the widespread belief that a wise Ruler is behind all manifestation of life, guiding and influencing humanity towards a perfect ending-the Millennium-in which perfection is the goal.
The day is past for writing a defence of Astrology, and no amount of argument will ever convince the sceptic, who is either too perverse or too indolent to investigate so grana a science as Astrology, a science which explains the law that governs all things. The best test that can be applied to this, as to all other ·subjects where first hand knowledge is required, is that of experience.
Reason, thought, and experience are the basis upon which the system adopted in this work is built. The ripened fruit of many years’ toil and practice are offered to those who are sufficiently thirsty for the knowledge that Astrology brings to mankind, and the main object of the present publication is that of :satisfying a demand made by the growing students of Astrology for more light.
ASTROLOGY is the oldest of all sciences. Its history can be traced so far into the past tbat it becomes a hopeless task to actually discover when and where it had its origin. From Babylonia and the Chaldeans we find a belief in Astrology spreading throughout the whole world. Once the religion of a great and mighty race, it taught its people wisely, lifting their aspirations by faith, hope and reverence through the media of the planetary spirits to the supreme One and Universal Spirit, the Logos of the solar system.