Carter, Charles E. O.

Carter, Charles E. O.

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Charles Ernest Owen Carter, born January 31, 1887, in Parkstone, England, was a well-known and highly prolific astrologer of the early twentieth century. He graduated from the University of London and began to practice law in 1913. He also served in the army during the First World War. Carter became deeply involved with astrology in 1910 and met such eminent practitioners as Alan Leo. He started composing practitioner handbooks in the twenties, which were well received by the astrological community. He also wrote many articles that appeared in such periodicals as The Astrologers’ Quarterly, issued by the London Astrological Lodge.

In later life, Carter came to be considered the dean of British astrologers. He served as first principal of the London Faculty of Astrological Studies, as president of the Astrological Lodge of the Theosophical Society from 1920 to 1952, and as editor of The Astrologers’ Quarterly from 1926 to 1959. He died on October 4, 1968, in London.


Carter, Charles E. O. Astrological Aspects. 11th ed. London: L. N. Fowler, 1971.
Astrology of Accidents. 2d ed. London: Theosophical Publishing House, 1961.
Astrology of Accidents. Encyclopedia of Psychological Astrology. 4th ed. London: Theosophical Publishing House, 1954.
Astrology of Accidents. An Introduction to Political Astrology. London: L. N. Fowler, 1951.
Astrology of Accidents. Some Principles of Horoscopic Delineation. London, 1934.
Holden, James H., and Robert A. Hughes. Astrological Pioneers of America. Tempe, AZ: American Federation of Astrologers, 1988.