After almost a century of steady decline…

“After almost a century of steady decline, the years from 1780 onwards witnessed the faint beginnings of a revival of astrology, for reasons which are not easy to explain. Was this revival connected in some way with Romanticism, with the cult of nature or of the past? The evidence is very slight; Goethe is probably the only serious European writer of this period to mention astrology, giving some details of his own horoscope in the course of his autobiography, yet it plays no part in his dramas, even where we might expect it, in Faust. “

P 191. Astrology: a history. By Peter Whitfield. Abrams, 2001