Simon Forman the Astrologer
Simon Forman was an Astrologer in the Time of Elizabethan England. He is something of a notorious fugue, participating both Astrology and Physic (Medicinal) the latter without license. He had clients from the top of Elizabethan society, to its lowest end. He kept meticulous of all of his clients and these have been made available to the modern reader in British historian A.L. Rowse’s seminal work Sex and Society in Shakespeare’s Age (Charles Scribner’s Sons NY 1974)
Forman kept records not only on his clients lives, in vivid detail, but on himself as well. That allowed this writer to use key events in Foreman’s life and rectify his natal horoscope, form the time given by the native himself. This paper is a demonstration of rectification techniques, applied to a historical figure.