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Jonathan Cainer, Latitude Festival, 2013
18 December 1957 (Sagittarius)
London, England, UK
|Occupation||Astrologer, journalist, author|
|Notable works||Jonathan Cainer's Guide to the Zodiac (Piatkus Books), Cosmic Ordering: How to Make Your Dreams Come True, Complete Book of the Zodiac, Jonathan Cainer's Guide to the Zodiac, The Psychic Explorer: A Practical Guide to the Magical Arts, The Junk Food Vegetarian and Psychic Explorer: A Down-To-Earth Guide to Six Magical Arts: Astrology, Auras, the Tarot, Dowsing, Palmistry, ESP|
Jonathan Cainer (born 18 December 1957) is a British astrologer. He writes astrological predictions six days a week for the Daily Mail, and forecasts for three Australian newspapers, the Sydney Daily Telegraph, the Melbourne Herald Sun and the Perth Sunday Times. Cainer's predictions are also published in Hello, the Auckland Sunday News, the Botswana Echo and Misty Magazine (Japan). It has been estimated that over twelve million people read his predictions.
He was working as a session musician when an acquaintance read Cainer's birth chart to him. Amazed by how accurately it summed him up, Cainer went on to study with the Faculty of Astrological Studies. He was interested only in drawing up full horoscopes, based on people’s exact date, time and place of birth. Indeed, when first approached, back in 1984 to write a Sun sign forecast column, he turned down the offer, opting instead to write books designed to help students learn the language of planetary symbolism. Cainer also co-designed one of the first astrological computer programs. He also wrote a cookbook in 1985, The Junk Food Vegetarian."
In 1986, when Eddie Shah launched Today, Cainer was approached once more to write a daily Sun sign column. Assured that he would also have the chance to introduce his readers to the deeper side of his subject, Jonathan took the post, and his column proved a great success. He left Today in January 1992 and joined the Daily Mail in December of the same year. In January 2000 Cainer's supposed powers of precognition inspired him to take his column from the Daily Mail to the Daily Express, and then in March 2001 to the Daily Mirror, returning to the Daily Mail in June 2004. Cainer's book, Cosmic Ordering, was published in 2006. He makes frequent contributions to the UK’s TV and radio stations, whenever astrology is in the news.
Jonathan is a widower. He has six children.
- The Observer Profile
- The Guardian, Monday 19 January 2004
- Daily Telegraph 08 Apr 2006
- "You ask the questions" at The Independent
- Biography at "exploreastrology.co.uk"
- "The Observer Profile: Jonathan Cainer"
- "Star of the stargazers"
- "Jonathan Cainer: The big business of astrology"