The Astrology Institute

Based in southern New England, The Astrology Institute began in 1991 and has certified over 100 graduates in astrology skills and has included a two-year training program in consulting skills for astrologers. We meet the needs of the astrological public through individual consultations, providing ongoing educational opportunities for astrologers, and through research projects within the field of astrology.

Joseph Crane, M.A.

Before working as an astrologer, Joseph’s academic background was in philosophy, psychology, and literature.  Joseph’s prior vocational background has been in human services, as a teacher and faculty advisor, neurofeedback clinician, and many years in the kitchen of a meditation center.

Joseph has taught astrology in many settings, including certificate and consulting skills programs, classes and courses on astrology’s history and interpretative techniques, and more recently with Kepler College.  He has also worked with people striving to improve their astrological knowledge and application to establish or further their astrology practice.

Joseph’s applications of astrology have a broad range: traditional and modern, situational, psychological, and spiritual, including horary and electional astrology as the need arises.  They also reflect his diverse background and interests outside the field of astrology.

Joseph is author of A Practical Guide to Traditional Astrology (1997), Astrological Roots: The Hellenistic Legacy (2007), Between Fortune and Providence: Astrology and the Universe in Dante’s Divine Comedy (2011) and Astrology and the Lives of People (2023).

He has also written articles on astrological technique, ancient understanding and practice of astrology, and astrology in literature.  Over the last decade Joseph has written astrological profiles of extraordinary people and has reviewed many recent books on astrology.

Joseph has been a Buddhist practitioner in the Tibetan tradition since 1980.  Reflecting his personal background, he has worked as counselor and astrologer for those in addiction recovery.  He currently lives in Rhode Island with his wife Penny and dog Winston.