Ronald Reagan's Astrologer, Joan Quigley, has Died

Steve KinsmanStarred Page By Steve Kinsman, 26th Oct 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/i51lmntb/
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After Ronald Reagan was shot in March of 1981, scarcely two months after taking office, Nancy Reagan engaged the services of San Francisco astrologer Joan Quigley.

Joan Quigley dies

Very few people realize it, but San Francisco astrologer Joan Quigley, who died on October 24, 2014, at the age of 87, was immensely influential in the decisions made by Ronald Reagan during his two terms in office.

Nancy Reagan hired Quigley to advise her and the president after the assassination attempt on Reagan's life in March,1981, because entertainer Merv Griffin had told her that Quigley had predicted to him that the day he was shot was going to be a dangerous one for him.

From that time on, based upon her frequent consultations with Quigley, Nancy would pick the dates for presidential press conferences and official trips.

Don Regan spills the beans

Joan Quigley's frequent consultations with Nancy Reagan were revealed, much to the chagrin of the White House, in a book written in 1988 by former White House Chief of Staff Donald Regan. In the book, Regan blamed Nancy for his termination a year earlier, and claimed that virtually every decision and action taken by the Reagans during his tenure as Chief of Staff was "cleared in advance with a woman in San Francisco who drew up horoscopes."

That woman was Joan Quigley, who told the Associated Press after her identity was revealed in 1988 that she was a "serious, scientific astrologer. I am really not one of these clowns, and I really don't like this circus atmosphere," she said. In the interview with the AP, Quigley claimed she advised Reagan to ease up the pressure on the Soviet Union, which resulted in detente.

The "Teflon" president

During Ronald Reagan's two terms in office, a record number of Republican operatives working for or affiliated with the Reagan administration were indicted, and many were sent to jail. Most notorious, of course, was the Iran-Contra scandal, where it was revealed that administration figures such as Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Admiral John Poindexter were directly involved in selling arms to Iran in exchange for the freedom of hostages. The money was then funneled to the Contras in Nicaragua who were fighting to overthrow the Sandinista Government.

Through all of the misdeeds of people like North, Poindexter, Ed Meese and others within or close to the administration, Reagan himself always emerged completely unscathed and unaffected. Factions in the press, as a result, labeled him "the teflon president." Those of us in the astrological community would suggest that Ms. Quigley's frequent advice to the president and First Lady was the main reason for his constant good fortune, and indeed, Reagan has since been canonized by the Republican party into virtual political sainthood.

Link: The Horoscope of George W. Bush

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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar Mutimut
26th Oct 2014 (#)

Very informative article, thank you for share it.

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author avatar Retired
26th Oct 2014 (#)

I always thought that Reagan was a dreadful President - his reliance on astrologers has become well known, and it doesn't help me to think any better of him!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
26th Oct 2014 (#)

John, your contempt for astrology and astrologers is palpable, but I don't let it bother me, because I understand that you are woefully uninformed about the subject. While your Gemini ascendant and the powerfully placed Mercury in your birth chart reveal you to be a man who knows a great deal about a great variety of subjects, your ignorance of the astrological art shows that you have never inquired of the matter.

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author avatar Retired
27th Oct 2014 (#)

As it happens, I am reading a book on the subject at present - but it hasn't changed my opinion - yet!

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author avatar AjaySinghChauhan
26th Oct 2014 (#)

good post very useful and informative. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

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author avatar Retired
26th Oct 2014 (#)

There are great many figures in political hemisphere that tacitly receive guidance from unseen astrological sources. I used to enjoy speeches of Al Gore for their depiction of astrological input in them, and such behaviours also exist since history. Thank you for a very nice read...Cheers

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author avatar Retired
26th Oct 2014 (#)

There are great many figures in political hemisphere that tacitly receive guidance from unseen astrological sources. I used to enjoy speeches of Al Gore for their depiction of astrological input in them, and such behaviours also exist since history. Thank you for a very nice read...Cheers

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
26th Oct 2014 (#)

Sachal, I used to live in Washington, D.C., and people might be very surprised to learn that many, many Senators and Congressmen and other government officials regularly consult with astrologers.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
26th Oct 2014 (#)

Steve, I will start by saying excellent article. Next I will say this does not surprise me at all. I've studied about how corporaions and individuals rely on astrologers before they make major decisions or travel for that matter. I think they are very wise. Nancy Reagan was a very smart lady to bring an astroger to the White House. Some people will never understand the importance of an astrologer's work. I will end by saying their work is what I would call priceless information.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
26th Oct 2014 (#)

Typing error corporations. I'm on my Nook and it's always jumping around.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
26th Oct 2014 (#)

I was not a fan of Ronald Reagan, but still I think he was somewhat of a puppet too.

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author avatar Ptrikha
27th Oct 2014 (#)

It seems that politicos in India and United States have a lot in common- reliance on astrologers is quite strong in India as well, though personally I do not pay much attention to astrology, and for me, karmic intent is much more important.

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author avatar viewgreen
28th Oct 2014 (#)

Awesome review for a President story. Thank you for sharing this informative article.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
28th Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you viewgreen.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
29th Oct 2014 (#)

Awesome post and interesting piece as well! Indeed Nancy Reagan loved to consult the stars what a grand and wise lady!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
29th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks for your comment Fern. I appreciate it.

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author avatar Sherri Granato
9th Dec 2014 (#)

Fascinating article. I wasn't aware that he even had one. He came across as such a simple, no nonsense type of man.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
9th Dec 2014 (#)

He and Nancy consulted astrologers going all the way back to their days in Hollywood. Thanks for commenting Sherri.

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