In the 20th century, astrology experienced a Renaissance.
The metaphysical exploration of the 1960s, the development of psychology and mythology as disciplines and the independent scholarly inquiry into the ancient roots of “the cosmic science” have all brought astrology into wider public consciousness. In fact, a 2003 Harris poll, demonstrates increasing public interest in astrology among younger generations. While 31 percent of the public overall believes in astrology that includes 43 percent of those aged 25 to 29 but only 17 percent of those aged 65 and over.
Nevertheless, despite these advances misinformation and misconceptions about astrology still persist in the public consciousness. So in 2010, major astrology organizations including the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR), the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR), the Association for Astrological Networking (AFAN), and the American Federation of Astrologers (AFA) began a discussion about the need to proactively improve astrology’s image by educating the public about astrology’s believability and value to society. The organizations agreed to work together to create the Astrology News Service (ANS), a non-profit news and information agency for the astrological community. In 2011, the Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA) joined the ANS.
ANS Advisory Council
Samuel Reynolds, International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR)
Christeen Skinner, National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR)
Terry Johnson, Association for Astrological Networking (AFAN)
Christine Arens, American Federation of Astrologers (AFA)
Donna Young, Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA)
ANS Editorial Board
Edward Snow, Managing Editor
Armand Diaz, PhD, Articles Editor, Book Reviews
Grace K. Morris, MA , Business Editor
Robert Currey, Science Editor
Samuel F. Reynolds, Social Networking
Frank Piechoski, Copy Editor
Gloria Star, Events Editor
Donna Page, Subscriptions
Dr. Dvora Weil, ANS Features
Barbara Schermer, Reporter
Alexandra Karacostas, Editorial Advisor