1929 - 2007
Michel and Françoise Gauquelin
(born Marie Schneider)
Swiss astrologer and statistician, born in French-speaking
Switzerland. She attended the University of Paris, where she received a
degree in statistics. In Paris she met and married Michel Gauquelin.
While still in school, the two began to collect birth dates of large
groups of people to determine if there was any relationship between the
positions of the planets in the solar system and such factors as a
person's choice of profession.
In their search for correlations
they concentrated on outstanding professionals—sports champions, army
officers, scientists, and so on. One of the first patterns they found
was the presence of the planet Mars at either the horizon or the
mid-heaven (two significant positions in the birth chart) at the time
of birth. The frequency of these occurrences far exceeded any normal
distribution due to chance alone and gave rise to the name "Mars
effect" denoting a significant correlation between the position of the
planets and professional achievement. Writers, for example, had a
significantly positioned Moon, and scientists a significantly placed
The Gauquelins' findings began to appear in publications in the 1960s. Michel published an initial book in 1967, The Cosmic Clocks,
and then through the 1970s more than 25 volumes of statistical data
were published by the couple from the Laboratoire d'Etude des Relations
entre Rythmes Cosmiques et Psychophysiologiques, which they had founded
in Paris. Their collaboration, however, as well as their marriage, came
to an end in the 1980s.
Since that time Françoise continued to write and publish (Michel died in 1991). For a number of years she edited Astro-Psychological Problems (1982-88). Her 1982 Psychology of the Planets emphasizes the agreement of her and Michel's statistical results and traditional astrology, the differences having been emphasized in several of Michel's writings.
Françoise SCHNEIDER-GAUQUELIN (born Marie Schneider)
- born June 19, 1929 at
4 am (04:00) in Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
(sources : Patrice Guinard (r.p.)
and Jacques de Lescaut, 1994, from Lois Rodden's, AstroData News, No. 3,
- married to Michel Gauquelin from 1954 to 1985.
- director of
Astro-Psychological Problems magazine (1982-1995), not well known in
France, but appreciated by the English-speaking community.
- author of books
on applied psychology, of Psychology of the Planets (San Diego, ACS
Publications, 1982), and of Problèmes de l'heure résolus pour le monde entier
(Paris, Trédaniel, 1987).
- Her contribution to the works of the "Gauquelins" has been considerable,
notably in the research of data and the technical organization of statistical
procedures, while her husband can be credited with the initial intuitions (which
are those of his predecessors, notably Lasson), the will to get results, and the
writing of most of the works. Françoise Gauquelin has demonstrated, through her
magazine, that she was a first rate researcher. She only believes in the results
that she has found, and remains skeptical, if not hostile, to current practices.
She will probably be the other great lady of French astrology in the XXth
articles can be found here :
The Greek Error or Return to Babylon
Clefs pour la
Recherche Statistique en Astrologie
And see of
course the ARCHIVES GAUQUELIN (143,860 Data)
Psychology of the Planets
The Gauquelin Book of American Charts
Michel Gauquelin, Francoise Gauquelin
BIRTH AND DEATH DATA: AstroDatabank gives the following
BIRTH: Date: 6/19/1929 Time: 04:00 MET
(-1:00) Place: Neuchatel, Switzerland
Lat: 46 N 59 Lng: 06
E 56 RoddenRating: A DataSource: From memory
DEATH: August 10,
2007 in Joigny (in the department of Yonne)
SourceNotes: LMR quotes
Biography: Swiss-French psychologist and statistician. Though
skeptical of astrology, she began collaboration with Michel Gauquelin before
their marriage in 1954; they had one son together before a bitter separation in
1982, divorcing in 1985. The Gauquelins became the most famous names in
astrology with their work that cross overed into the scientific community.
Françoise is the author of books on memory and communication, with papers on
psychology published in science journals. She is Director of
"Astro-Psychological Problems" magazine 1982-1995 and author of "Psychology of
the planets," ACS Publications, 1982 and "Problèmes de l'heure résolus pour le
monde entier," 1987.
Category: Healing Fields:
Category: Writers: Publisher/
CategoryNote: Publisher, editor
Category: Science: Mathematics/
Category: Book Collection: American
Category: Education: Public
CategoryNote: International speaker
Category: Occult Fields:
Category: Famous: Top 5% of
Category: Relationship: Mate -
CategoryNote: Michel Gauquelin
Category: Relationship: Divorce
CategoryNote: Michel Gauquelin
Category: Relationship: Marriage
CategoryNote: Married 28 years
Category: Parenting: Kids
CategoryNote: One son
EventNotes: Michel Gauquelin
Relationship: End significant relationship
RelationshipNotes: Bitter veryvery
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