“Yeats Believes Entirely In Horoscopes”

“William Butler Yeats combined tarot card readings with astrological predictions (sometimes casting a horary chart for the moment the cards were read) and at the age of sixty-eight, five years before his death, was still calculating his own secondary progressions for the following year. Virginia Woolf noted in her diary: “[Yeats] believes entirely in horoscopes” and “will never do business with anyone” unless he first examines their chart. After his marriage in 1917 to Georgie Hyde-Lees, Yeats also became interested in automatic writing, but it is astrology that most permeates his work.”

-Benson Bobrick, The Fated Sky

William Butler Yeats by George Charles Beresford
William Butler Yeats by George Charles Beresford

 

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“Yeats Believes Entirely In Horoscopes”