Ed Helin in Aspects, Summer, 1988:
"A graduate in law at the University of Pennsylvania, Carroll Righter was an attorney
who originally set out to disprove astrology and ultimately became one of its most influential promotors.
Righter was a student of Evangeline Adams, who guided him to relocate to the southwestern US so that he could
enjoy better health and reduce the lung and respiratory problems that plagued him in the northeast.
"Righter had the first syndicated astrology column, and, with Sydney Omarr, who also wrote for the newspapers, their astrological
columns were featured in over 500 daily newspapers nationwide. Righter and Omarr perhaps did the most this century to popularize
astrology and pave the way for subsequent astrology columnists.
Righter settled in Hollywood and his clientele was like the Who's Who in film and political
circles. Carroll Righter was Ronald Reagan's astrologer for 45 years. He was the initial astrologer to hire a press agent: his first was Robert Mitchum, who later carved his own niche
on the silver screen.
"For 26 years, Righter ran a non-profit educational foundation and astrological school (the Carroll Righter Astrological Foundation), taught weekly classes in his home,
and became known for exclusive monthly Sun sign parties featuring live animals or representatives of the sign being celebrated.
With Sydney Omarr, Manly Palmer Hall and Ivy Jacobson, Righter was honored by the AFA with a special award for astrological pioneering.
The California State Legislature issued a proclamation signed by the governor and stating that Righter was the most influential astrologer
of the 20th Century."
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BIRTH AND DEATH DATA: AstroDatabank
shows the following information, rated A, given by him to Angela Gallo. He was born on February 2, 1900,
at 9:00 AM in Salem, NJ, 75W28; 39N34. He died of cancer on April 30, 1988 at 11:15 PM,
in Santa Monica, CA, at the age of 88.
He was nicknamed The Gregarious Aquarius by the media, and it couldn't describe his chart better. He had a conjunction
of Sun, Mercury, and Mars in Aquarius in the eleventh house. (His Moon, Venus, and
Ascendant were conjunct in Pisces.)
See the Chart
BOOKS BY CARROLL RIGHTER:
Righter wrote mostly for laypeople. His books included Understanding Astrology
and Astrology and Diet. Only one of them, Astrology and You is still in
print and available at Amazon.com, none at AstroAmerica. A series of records featuring
music Righter chose for each of the twelve signs is avilable at World
The Righter-Reagan Connection
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CREDITS: Biographical information for this memorial came from AstroDatabank and Aspects Magazine.
The background comes from Crazy Girl. The golden Aquarius symbols are part of a set at
This memorial was created by Donna Cunningham.