First Period: Babylonian Astrology: Technical proceedures.
Second Period: Classical Greek Astrology: Technical proceedures; Astrology in the Roman Republic & under the Empire; Romulus & the founding of Rome; Manilius; Thrasyllus; Balbillus; Critodemus; Teucer; Dorotheus; Mantheo; Ptolemy & Valens; Antigonus; Antiochus of Athens; Porphry; Firmicus Maternus; Paul of Alexandria; The Astrologer of the Year 379; Hephaestio of Thebes; Proclus; Rhetorius the Egyptian; Hermetic & Pseudepigraphic writings on astrology; Some special features of Greek astrology.
Third Period: Medieval Astrology: Arabian astrology; Theophilus of Edessa; Indian astrologers at Baghdad; Masha'allah; Omar Tiberiades; Albohali; Zahel; Albumasar; Al-Kindi, Albubater; The Nine Judges; Haly Embrani; Alchabitius; Haly Abenragel; Al-Biruni; Haly Abenrudian; Abraham Ibn Ezra; The 12th century translators; The Alfonsine tables; Albertus Magnus & Roger Bacon; Bonatus; Leopold of Austria; Two Byzantine astrologers; Two English astrologers; Campanus; Summary; Technical problems; Astrological images; The Mansions of the Moon; Centiloquies.
Fourth Period: Early Modern Astrology: Regiomontanus; Symon de Phares; Astrology on the Continent after 1500; Mundane astrology; Gauricus; Schoner; Melanchthon; Cardan; Junctinus; Ranzovius; Naibod; Stadius; Garcaeus; A primary critic; Tycho Brahe; Magini; Logarithms - a revolution in calculating; Argol; Kepler; Morin de Villefranche; Placidus; Tattoni & de Bonattiis; The decline of astrology; de Boulanvilliers; Astrology in England; Three doctors; A minor but persistent annoyance; William Lilly; Culpeper; Gadbury; Coley; Patridge; Whalley.
Fifth Period: Modern Astrology: Technical developments; Calendars & clocks; Methods of calculation; Planets, planets & more planets; And another Moon?; Availability of older books; Astrological libraries; Astrology since 1780; The Sibley brothers; Worsdale; Varley & Uranus; Corfield & Uranus; The asteroids; Wilson & Ashmand; The first Raphael; Zadkiel I & II; W.J. Simmonite; Ackroyd & Neptune; Alan Leo; Sepharial; Charles Carter; RH Naylor, Edward Lyndoe & newspaper astrology; Brig. Firebrace; Robson; Hone; Wemyss; Tucker; Gleadow; Davison; Olivia Barclay; Addey & Harmonics; Psychological astrology; Astrology & statistics; House division; Degree symbolism; Key words; History of Astrology;
Astrology in America; Dr. Broughton; Professor Chaney; Weston & Vulcan; Dr. Cornell & medical astrology; Max Heindel & the Rosicrucians; Evangeline Adams; Llewellyn George; Alice Bailey; Johndro; C.C. Zain & the Church of Light; Marc Edmund Jones; Wynn; Goldstein-Jacobson; Ernest & Catherine Grant & the AFA; Dane Rudhyar; Cyril Fagan & Sidereal Astrology; Grant Lewi; Doris Chase Doane; Friends of the asteroids; Charles Emerson & the NCGR; Donald Bradley; Holden; T. Patrick Davis; Lois Rodden; Michelsen; Michael Erlewine & Matrix; Astro*Carto*Graphy; Robert Hand; Schmidt; Zoller; Financial astrology; Data collection;
Linda Goodman & sun signs; The European revival of astrology; Julevno; Selva & Morin de Villefranche; Col. Caslant; Choisnard & astrological statistics; Picard; Hieroz; Gouchon; Volguine; Barbault; The Gauquelins & astrological statistics; Guinard; Astrology in Belgium; Visc. de Herbais de Thun; Brahy; Antares; Lescaut; Bessiere; Astrology in Germany; Kniepf; Tiede; Karl Brandler-Pracht; Glahn; Bethor; Vollrath & the Astrologische Rundschau; Witte & the Hamburg School; Dr. Korsch; Brunhubner & Pluto; Winkel; Koch & the Birthplace System of Houses; Von Kloeckler; Kuhr; Reinhold Ebertin & Cosmobiology; Parm; Troinski; Marr; Taeger's horiscope lexicon;
Astrology in Hungary; Astrology in the Netherlands; Hamaker-Zondag; Astrology in Austria; Sinbad the Sailor; Knappich; Gustav Schwickert; Countess Wassilko-Serecki; Belcsak; Astrology in Switzerland; Jung; Dr. Frankhauser; Krafft; Kundig; Ring; The Hubers; Astrology in Italy; Carelli; Capone; Ghivarelli; Sementowsky-Kurilo; Brunini; Morpurgo; Bordoni; Mirti; Bezza; Astrology in Greece; Astrology in some other countries; Argentina; Australia; Zariel; Kozminsky; De Dion; Furze-Morrish; Greaves; Brazil; Japan; Portugal; Spain;
Some Remarks on Astrology: Newspaper astrology - The daily guides; Different kinds of astrology; Astrological associations; Professional astrologers; Astronomy & astrology; Science & astrology; Astrology & medicine; Fate vs: free will; Psychology & astrology; Computerized astrology; Can astrologers predict the future?; The Three Wise Men - were they astrologers?
Selected bibliography; Index notes; Index of persons & publishers; Index of subjects & book titles.
List of illustrations: 1. A papyrus horoscope; 2. Augustus's horoscope in the Alexandrian zodiac; 3. Augustus's horoscope in the tropical zodiac; 4. Horoscope from Dorotheus set for 1-3 August 43; 5. Horoscope from Dorotheus set for 25-26 January 13; 6. Horoscope of Hadrian from Antigonus; 7. Horoscope of Hadrian in the tropical zodiac; 8. Question about a future battle; 9. A horse stolen.
List of tables: 1. Terms according to the Egyptians.
The second edition corrects minor typos, adds a handful of overlooked individuals (Robert Schmidt, Doris Chase Doane & the Holden himself among them), and updates those who have passed since the first edition of 1996. Page numbers differ slightly from the first edition.