The Astrological Association Archive

Multilingual books, runs of back-issues Astrological periodicals and data reference books

The Astrological Association Archive

The Astrological Association is pleased to announce that a substantial portion of its library holdings, previously stored in boxes, has now been shelved and will soon be available for members to visit. This portion of the AA library has been catalogued by our long-serving librarian Trudie Charles, but exceeds the available shelf space at our main library premises.

We are very pleased that this second library space will be overseen by Philip Graves, an experienced astrological archivist and historical researcher who has been a member of the AA for more than eleven years. To avoid confusion with the main AA library, we have decided to call this second library space the AA Archive! 

The AA Archive is distinctive in character from the main Astrological Association library in that it holds different types of printed materials. Whereas our main library in Cornwall contains chiefly English-language books and the AA’s own magazine publications, the Archive in Newport contains items in the following three categories:

  • Books in French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, and a few other modern languages
  • Runs of back-issues of astrological periodicals (magazines and journals) in all languages – except for those published by the AA
  • Data reference books such as printed ephemerides, tables of houses, and Gauquelin birth data files.
  • AFA Bulletin (American Federation of Astrologers)
  • American Astrology Magazine
  • The Aquarian Agent (Henry Weingarten)
  • Aspect (Astrological Society of South Africa)
  • Aspects (Aquarius Workshops)
  • Astrologers’ Forum (Dymock Brose)
  • The Astrological Bulletin (Katina Theodossiou)
  • The Astrological Magazine (B. V. Raman and successor)
  • The Astrological Review (Astrologers’ Guild of America)
  • The British Journal of Astrology (E. H. Bailey)
  • Considerations
  • Cycles (Foundation for the Study of Cycles)
  • The FAA Journal (Federation of Australian Astrologers)
  • Journal of the Seasons (Astrological Society of New Zealand)
  • Kosmos (ISAR)
  • Mercury (British Astrological and Psychic Society)
  • The Mercury Hour (Edith Custer)
  • The Mutable Dilemma (Zip Dobyns)
  • NCGR Member Letter (National Council of Geocosmic Research)
  • Modern Astrology (Alan & Bessie Leo)
  • Prediction
  • Spica: a Review of Sidereal Astrology
  • Today’s Astrologer (American Federation of Astrologers)
  • Whitman’s New World Astrology
  • Astralis (French)
  • Astrologie Heute (German)
  • Astrologische Monatshefte (German)
  • Astrologisk Forum (Norwegian)
  • L’Astrologue (French)
  • Astro-Vizier (Dutch)
  • Les Cahiers Astrologiques (French)
  • Hamburger Hefte (German)
  • Kosmischer Beobachter (German)
  • Kosmobiologie (German)
  • Linguaggio Astrale (Italian)
  • Maison III (French)
  • Meridian (German)
  • Ricerca 90 (Italian)
  • Sein und Werden (German)
  • Sestile (Italian)
  • Sterne und Mensch (German)
  • Stjernerne Horoskopbladet (Danish)
  • Symbolon (Dutch)
  • Zenit (German)

Further housed at the same premises as the AA Archive but in separate bookcases is Philip’s own extensive collection, which includes a wide range of modern astrological books and periodicals in English, French and German, as well as historical studies and critical editions and translations of ancient, medieval and Renaissance astrological texts. These may also be consulted by visiting AA members on request and will often be found to complement the books in the Archive itself for particular purposes of research. A full online catalogue of these is found via www.astrolearn.com. This is a vast catalogue, but Philip also provides a summary, which gives an impressive idea of the range of books.

The combination of the AA Archive and Philip’s private astrological library is located in Newport, South Wales, with easy access off the M4 motorway and within 20 minutes’ walk from Newport railway station.

Visits to the AA Archive, like those to our main library, must be booked in advance. Please email Philip on archive@astrologicalassociation.com if you wish to visit, specifying that you are an AA member and what it is you wish to research. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are usually available. Those who wish to undertake extended research over a whole weekend will find a number of hotels in the city centre offering rooms from under £40 per night.