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 Publishers Board
Dorothy Oja, International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR)
Mark Wolz, National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR)
Donna Page, Association for Astrological Networking (AFAN)
Christine Arens, American Federation of Astrologers (AFA)
Sandra-Leigh Serio, Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA)
ANS Editorial Board
Edward Snow, Managing Editor
Lisa Benjamin, Executive Secretary
Ron Akanowicz, Webmaster
Samuel F. Reynolds, Social Networking
Armand Diaz, PhD, Articles Editor, Book Reviews
Grace K. Morris, MA , Business Editor
Nina Gryphon, MA, JD Contributing Editor
Gloria Star, Events Editor
Linda Furiate, Community Relations
Dr. Dvora Weil, ANS Features
Donna Page, Subscriptions
Karen Johnson, Technical Advisor
Barbara Schermer, Reporter