If you’ve heard of political astrology, you probably believe it’s for fascists.
The 20th-century far right was invested in occultism, and fascists of many kinds were ardent occultists. As George Orwell noted, “A year before the war, examining a copy of Gringoire, the French Fascist weekly, much read by army officers, I found in it no less than thirty-eight advertisements of clairvoyants”. The Nazi interest in occultism was not just fodder for pulp movies and comic books, but a meaningful aspect of their politics.
Beyond fascism as such, political astrology has been associated with the broader right throughout the 20th century, where it shaped political decision-making in powerful and unsubtle ways.… Seguir leyendo »