Jim Lewis (astrologer)

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Jim Lewis
James Lewis Slayden

(1941-06-05)June 5, 1941
Yonkers, NY
DiedFebruary 21, 1995(1995-02-21) (aged 53)
Known forAstro*Carto*Graphy
AwardsMarc Edmund Jones Award (1978)
Regulus Award (1992)

Jim Lewis (born James Lewis Slayden; 5 June 1941 in Yonkers, NY) was an astrologer, writer and entrepreneur. He is best known for pioneering the technique of Astrocartography.


Locational astrology[1] is an old concept, but Lewis expanded a little-known field, using detailed maps and modern software. In 1979, Lewis published his first edition of his annual Sourcebook of Mundane Maps.[2] His theories were subsequently developed by other authors.[3]

Lewis eventually trademarked the term Astro*Carto*Graphy® (A*C*G). This registration is still maintained by the Astro*Carto*Graphy Living Trust.[4] A non-profit division of the Astro*Carto*Graphy Trust - Continuum - the Jim Slayden Lewis Foundation - lists over 20 book titles including those by Lewis that are either devoted to Astro*Carto*Graphy or where the technique features extensively.[5]

For his original work in developing and promoting the technique of Astrocartography, Lewis received the Marc Edmund Jones award in 1978[6] and the Regulus Award for discovery, innovation, and research at the United Astrology Congress in Washington, DC 1992.[7]

Lecturer & Teacher[edit]

Lewis regularly conducted seminars in which he trained students in Astro*Carto*Graphy techniques. He later went on to administer a certification exam. Candidates who passed his stringent qualifications were given a certificate as a professional Astro*Carto*Grapher. As of February 2008, Continuum list 88 certified practitioners around the world.[8]

Lewis lectured throughout the world. However, in his travels he was not immune to the negative potential on A*C*G's ‘planetary power lines’. In the mid ‘80s he was struck by a vehicle while crossing Military Road, in Sydney, Australia on his Mars Ascending line.[9])

Selected publications[edit]

  • The Astro*Carto*Graphy Book of Maps- The Astrology of Relocation (1981) with Ariel Guttman. Llewellyn Publications; 1st edition ISBN 978-0875424347 Out of print
  • The Psychology of Astro*Carto*Graphy (Contemporary Astrology), (posthumous)(1997) with Kenneth Irving. Penguin Arkana ISBN 0-14-019512-2. Revised edition (Words and Things, 2012) ISBN 9780984428007.
  • The Future of Astrology (1985) Edited by A T Mann; A T Mann, Karen Hamaker-Zondag, Dane Rudhyar, Robert Hand, John Addey, Jim Lewis, Roger Elliot, Bruno & Louise Huber, Michel Gauquelin, Dennis Elwell, Layla Rael, Alan Oken. Allen & Unwin: London. ISBN 9781931044875 (Revised edition Cosimo, Inc. 2004) Chapter 9 by Jim Lewis. And the future will be nothing less than the flowering of our inwardness. pp. 115–130

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Davis, Martin, From Here to There, An Astrologer’s Guide to Astromapping, (Wessex Astrologer, England, 2008) Ch1. History, p.2 ISBN 978-1-902405-27-8
  2. ^ Michael Baigent, Nicholas Campion & Charles Harvey (1984). Mundane Astrology. The Aquarian Press. ISBN 0-85030-302-8. ..the advent of the computer and the ingenuity of Jim Lewis's AstroCartography has now made it a relatively simple matter to plot out on a map of the world exactly where each planet is on an angle for any moment.
  3. ^ Dr Damian Ruth & Graham Ibell (11–12 February 2010). A Sense of Place: a contribution from astro-cartography (PDF). Organisation, Identity and Locality (OIL) Conference 1. Aotearoa/New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington. Astro-Cartography is a relatively technical branch of astrology that is described in detail by Lewis & Irving (1997), Cozzi (1988) and Davis (1999){{cite conference}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  4. ^ "US Serial No: 75667982 USPTO Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)". August 5, 2010.
  5. ^ Thompson, Angel Continuum Astro*Carto*Graphy® Literature and Distributors. Retrieved November 2012
  6. ^ "Marc Edmund Jones". Archived from the original on 2012-11-14. List of Winners
  7. ^ "United Astrology Conference Marion D. March Regulus Award Categories and Nominees". Archived from the original on 2011-01-12.
  8. ^ Thompson, Angel Continuum - the Jim Slayden Lewis Foundation List of Certified Practitioners. Retrieved November 2012
  9. ^ Currey, Robert (May–June 1995). "Jim Lewis 1941 - 1995 (Obituary)". The Astrological Journal. London: Astrological Association of Great Britain. ISSN 0144-6754. Also published in Astrolocality Astrology by Martin Davis (2000) Wessex Astrologer, Dorset, UK. Appendix 7. Jim Lewis pp.225-226 ISBN 978-1902405056

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