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]

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


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]


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


  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,, '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".