Robert Currey

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Robert Currey
Robert Currey 2010.jpg
Born (1955-09-24)24 September 1955
Dundee, Scotland
Occupation Astrologer
Awards Lifetime Achievement, Kolkata, India 2016[1]
Charles Harvey award, Astrological Association of Great Britain 2017[2]
Website www.equinoxastrology.com

Robert Currey (born 24 September 1955),[3] is an astrologer and entrepreneur.

Career[edit]

In 1981 he founded the astrological company Equinox and in 1989 The Astrology Shop in Covent Garden, the first prime location store to be dedicated to astrology, which became a well-known London haunt for astrology enthusiasts.[4] This gained an international reputation due to Currey's pioneering development of computerised astrological reports,[5] and developed a global reach through subsequent outlets in the USA and Australia.[6] As an astrologer Currey specialises in Astrocartography - a form of locational astrology in which he was certified by the technique's leading developer, Jim Lewis.[7]

Media[edit]

Currey has been consulted on and appeared in various televised documentaries which feature astrology. These include Strictly Supernatural for the Discovery Channel,[8] The New Age for Channel 4[9] and Solar Empire for Discovery TV.[10] He has appeared in the media as an astrological spokesman concerning several points of controversy, including time twins,[11] precession of the Zodiac/13th sign confusion,[12] and on BBC Newsnight to respond to Richard Dawkins.[13] In 2010, his reply to Professor Brian Cox's comment that "astrology is a load of rubbish"[14] caused the physicist to refer to Currey in his televised Huw Wheldon memorial lecture as someone who flew the flag for irrationalism.[15] Currey has also made media reports for mundane astrological predictions.[16][original research?]

Currey has also acted as a trustee of the Urania Trust, a registered astrological charity.[17] In 2016, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award at the 26th International Conference organized by the Institute of Vedic Culture and Krishnamurti Institute of Astrology, Kolkata, India.[1] Currey won the Charles Harvey award for exceptional service to astrology from the Astrological Association of Great Britain in 2017.[2]


Co-authored books[edit]

  • From Here to There - An Astrologer's Guide to Astromapping. Edited by Davis, Martin, 2007 Bournemouth, UK: Wessex. ISBN 978-1-902405-27-8
  • Astro*Carto*Graphy - Explanatory Handbook. Lewis, Jim 1997 London: Equinox. ISBN 978-1-874116-05-9
  • The Ultimate Birthday Book : revealing the secrets of each day of the year:Foreword. Clare Gibson 2001. New York, NY:Barnes & Noble Books/Saraband Ltd. ISBN 978-0-760-71102-6
  • Astrology Considered: Articles and stories from the Astrology News Service. Edited by Edward Snow 2014. Arlington Heights, IL:Astrology News Service. ISBN 978-0-692-28413-1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sharon Knight and Robert Currey receive awards at the KIA Conference in Kolkata, India" (PDF). The Astrological Journal. March 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-25. Congratulations to Robert Currey who received a lifetime achievement award 
  2. ^ a b "Twelve Logical Fallacies Every Astrologer Should Know". The Organization for Professional Astrologers. September 2017. Retrieved 2018-02-06. Robert Currey awarded the Charles Harvey Award for Exceptional Service to Astrology (2017) 
  3. ^ Moseley, Charles, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th ed., vol. 3, p.3771. Delaware: Burke's Peerage Genealogical Books Ltd, 2003. Also, Lundy, Roger, thepeerage.com, 'Robert James Drummond Currey'; October 2006.
  4. ^ Grist, Alice, The High Heeled Guide to Enlightenment; pp.270-271. O Books, 2009. ISBN 978-1-84694-221-1.
  5. ^ Collins, Patricia, Psychic New York; p.77. City & Company, 1996. ISBN 978-1-885492-28-9. "It's called the Equinox chart ... prepared while you wait. This electronic age approach was developed by a team of esteemed astrologers headed by English astrologer Robert Curry. With the aid of a computer programmer, the group created one of the world's most impressively detailed electronic astrological service".
  6. ^ Adams, Jessica, 21st Century Goddess: The Modern Girl's Guide to the Universe; p.58. O Books, 2009. ISBN 978-1-84694-221-1.
  7. ^ Cunningham, Donna (1995). "Certified Astro*Carto*Graphy Practitioners". Continuum, The Jim Lewis Slayden Foundation. 
  8. ^ 'Strictly Supernatural (1997); part 1 (Astrology) of 3 part series, narrated by Christopher Lee. Café Productions for the Discovery Channel USA and DVD release.[1]
  9. ^ The New Age (1992), for Channel 4 TV series (source: Best of British Men, ed. Martin Miller. Bath Press (1993) p.268 "Robert Currey and Equinox have been featured extensively on television , including Channel 4's series The New Age." ISBN 0-9518631-1-8)
  10. ^ Solar Empire (1997), for Discovery TV Channel, USA. York Films, London.
  11. ^ Kilroy (chat show) on Twins, Kilroy Television Company, (Middlesex) for BBC TV, July 1997.
  12. ^ 'Beyond Belief?' James Langton interviews Liz Greene, Nicholas Campion and Robert Currey. The Sunday Telegraph Review, 23 August 1992.[2]
  13. ^ Newsnight, BBC TV (London WC12), live interview later repeated on CNN, 3 January 1996.
  14. ^ Wonders of the Solar System presented by Brian Cox, BBC2; aired 28 March 2010.
  15. ^ Cox, Brian, Huw Wheldon Lecture 2010: 'Science - a challenge to TV Orthodoxy'; broadcast on BBC2, 1 December 2010. [3]
  16. ^ Tirbutt, Edmund, Financial Mail on Sunday 'Taurus to End Bull Run'; pp.56-57, (26 March 2000). “Currey says that the signs are that a financial bubble may be about to burst, … the alignment of Uranus means shares in new technologies may be heading for a fall”.
  17. ^ The Urania Trust: Guide to Worldwide Astrology 2002/3; p.4, para.7. Urania Trust (2002). "The present Trustees are Jonathan Powell (Chair), Julia Parker, Babs Kirby, Robert Currey, Lindsay Radermacher and Christeen Skinner".