In the world of astrology Grant Lewi is a legend. A professor of English at Dartmouth College and others, Grant Lewi left the world of academia to become one of the truly beloved astrologers of all time. He was a professional writer who began his astrological career in 1934. He edited Horoscope Magazine and later founded his own, called The Astrologer. Part of his legend is that he even accuratedly predicted the time of his own death in 1951, a story related in this astrological masterpiece, Astrology For The Millions.
In Astrology For The Millions, we are introduced to what the planets in the various signs mean, and how to find their position using a very simple system. We are then taken into the world of transits, and how they affect the various planets in our own or others’ charts. The insights we are offered are most helpful to understand how best we can respond to the various pressure periods of our lives as indicated by the transits. In this book we are given a tool with which to take control of our lives through examining our responses at crucial challenge points, and offered ways to change them.
The unexpected gems of this volume, though, are the chapters preceding the part on the planets in the signs. They are almost like a series of essays that are remarkable in the perspectives they offer. Chapter 1, “Why I Believe In Astrology,” is a brilliant argument for the validity of the sacred art-science of astrology, and offers all a grounded and reasonable approach to take when challenged by those who are antagonistic toward astrology. In “The Everlasting Quest,” “The Pattern Of Life,” “The Truth About Prophesy,” and “Fate Or Free Will?” he offers us ways of happiness, ways of power, and ways of reasoning. He then shows us how the planetary patterns work in the charts of the powerful, as well as the charts of “ordinary” mortals.
The appendices are a special treat in themselves. This is one of the most outstanding astrological works of all time, and its pioneering approach to transits and aspects is as valid today as when it was written. It is a work for all time and all investigators of astrology.