About Ciro Discepolo

Ciro Discepolo, astrologer, journalist and writer, was born in Naples in 1948. He worked for twenty years as external editor of the Neapolitan newspaper Il Mattino, publishing articles on medicine, science, information technology, literature and astrology and always refusing to write horoscopes. At the age of 20 he worked as a research assistant for five years at the National Research Council and for two years he was responsible for the Electronic Measurements Laboratory at the Istituto Motori in Naples. He has been studying astrology since 1970. He has published over 140 books in eight languages — most of which have also been very successful abroad — and has produced over 1,000 astrology lessons on YouTube and over 300 short essays on astrology, almost all of which can be found on Google Books. His books have been published by some of the most important astrological publishing houses in the world, such as the American Federation of Astrologers, the Éditions Traditionnelles of Paris, the Russian School of Classical Astrology of Moscow, the Armenia Editore of Milan, the Edizioni Mediterranee of Rome and many others. Books like “Transits and Solar Returns” or “The New Treatise on Astrology” have been bestsellers in multiple countries.

He founded Active Astrology, followed by thousands of students all over the world.

In the 1980s he developed algorithms that allowed him to publish, before any other colleague in the world, many volumes of ancient and modern ephemeris, studies of spherical trigonometry on the Primary Directions, studies on Placidus domification at extreme latitudes, highly advanced astrological software, such as MyAstral.org, which allow the automatic search of the best aimed birthdays in the world, for each year of a subject.

He was the author of what could be called a new “north-west passage”, combining astrology and analytical psychology in an unprecedented, unique path now followed by many colleagues: the exorcization of the symbol.

Only two of his astrological laws have been accepted by Official Science and they are, to all intents and purposes, the only two astrological paradigms accepted by Science. On this very important chapter of his bio-bibliography, it is possible to read (in Italian, English and French, within the same and following volume), downloadable for free and entitled “The 20 Days Before and After the Birthday”:


In 1990 he founded the periodical Ricerca ‘90, of which he is director. He has been engaged in statistical research since the beginning of his interests in astrology. In the early nineties he obtained very interesting results through his research on astral heredity, sampling over 75,000 subjects. His approach, calculations and research results have always been verified by various statisticians and also by university professors. Astrologically speaking, he trained in the school of André Barbault. His interests include literature, cinema, photography, good food and the Sorrento Peninsula. Since 2016 he lives in Milan.

Active Astrology

Active Astrology is a school of Astrology founded by Ciro Discepolo in the early 90's, based on researches that the Author has carried out from 1970.

It relies on two main subjects: Aimed Solar and Lunar Returns and the Exorcism of Symbols.

The main notion to which Active Astrology is anchored is that the beneficiary of this school strives to mitigate the so-called 'negative influences' that supposedly arrive from 'dissonant' positions of the Celestials in our solar system at the instant of the Solar or Lunar Return and also to potentiate the positive implications for the subjects who are examined every time.

An Aimed Solar Return consists in changing one's place of staying on the day of his or her birthday every year, thus relocating the Solar Return according to Discepolo's consolidated rules, and spending one day only (a few minutes in reality) in an accurately chosen place; which may be different for each year.

The Exorcism of Symbols, on the contrary, relates to the possibility of activating a symbol and therefore discharging it, according to the school of Carl Gustav Jung.

Main works

  • - Ciro Discepolo, Astralités d'Alberto Moravia, Etude de thème, l'astrologue, Numéro 54, Éditions Traditionnelles, 1981
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Un millénaire de conjoncture mondiale - Astrologie mondiale, l'astrologue, Numéro spécial 61, Éditions Traditionnelles, 1983
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Enquête sur l'hérédité astrale - Statistiques, l'astrologue, Numéro 63, Éditions Traditionnelles, 1983
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Nouvelle enquête sur l'hérédité astrale - Statistiques, l'astrologue, Numéro 67, Éditions Traditionnelles, 1984
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Statistique sur 834 nominations ministérielles - Statistiques, l'astrologue, Numéro 75, Éditions Traditionnelles, 1986
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Astrologia applicata [Applied astrology], Armenia, Milan, 1988, 294 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Nouvelle recherche sur l'hérédité astrale - Statistiques, l'astrologue, Numéro 94, Éditions Traditionnelles, 1991
  • - Ciro Discepolo, L'Hérédité astrale sur 50000 naissances - Statistiques, l'astrologue, Numéro 106, Éditions Traditionnelles, 1994
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Astrologie activiste - Réflexions sur l'astrologie, l'astrologue, Numéro 125, Éditions Traditionnelles, 1999
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Traité complet d'intérpretation des transits et des révolutions solaires en astrologie, Éditions Traditionnelles, 2001, 502 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo, A Few Facts on Aimed Birthdays, Ricerca '90, 2001, 104 pages.
  • Luigi Galli and Ciro Discepolo, Geographical Atlas for the Solar Returns, Ricerca '90 Publisher, 2001, 136 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Treatise on Solar Returns (in Hungarian), DFT - Hungaria 2006, 190 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Treatise on Medical Astrology (in Slovenian), Publisher: Hermes (Zalozba Astroloskega Instituta), 2007, 262 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Transits and Solar Returns; a New System of Analysis for Two Ancient Methods, Ricerca '90 Publisher; Reprint edition, 2007, 556 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Transits et Révolutions Solaires: Un nouveau système pour deux méthodes anciennes, Ricerca '90, 2008, 468 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Die Transite und das Solarhoroskop: Ein neues System für zwei klassische Methoden, Ricerca '90, 2008, 648 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Transitos y Retornos Solares: Un nuevo sistema de analisis para dos metodos antiguos, Ricerca '90 Publisher, 2009, 668 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Treatise on Solar Returns (in Russian), Publisher: www.Astrolog.ru, 2009, 208 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Aimed Solar and Lunar Returns; what you can do when you cannot leave, Ricerca '90, 2009, 222 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Lunar Returns and Earth Returns; two supporting methodologies for Active Astrology, Ricerca '90, 2009, 304 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Aimed Lunar Returns and Solar Returns; a Short Album, Volume 1, Ricerca '90 Publisher, 2009, 108 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Aimed Lunar Returns and Solar Returns; a Short Album, Volume 2, Ricerca '90 Publisher, 2010.
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Lunar Returns; the many things you should know about this fantastic tool of forecasting, Ricerca '90, 2010, 240 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo, The Protocol for Correction of Birth Time; a Practical Method to Correct Your Birth Time, Ricerca '90, 2011, 156 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Solar and Lunar Returns; many exercises, Ricerca '90, 2011, 154 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Astrologie Active: Voilà ce que vous devez faire si vous ne pouvez pas effectuer votre anniversaire ciblé, Ricerca '90, 2011, 192 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo and Andrea Rossetti, Astro&Geography; choose the best place on Earth to live with success or love or money or health..., Publisher: Ricerca '90, 2011, 138 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo, The New Guide to Astrology; casting, analysing and reading the birth chart, Vol. 1, Ricerca '90, 2011, 426 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo, The New Guide to Astrology; casting, analysing and reading the birth chart, Vol. 2, Ricerca '90, 2011, 502 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo and Luciano Drusetta, Relocating Solar Returns; the Importance of Being There, Ricerca '90, 2011, 136 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Solar Returns; Interpreting Solar Returns: Predictions, Ricerca '90, 2011, 228 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo, The Fundaments of Medical Astrology; the grounds for understanding the pathological tendencies of an individual by reading the stars, Ricerca '90, 2011, 238 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo and Danila Madau Perra, Evaluate Your Synastry; how to enhance the prospect of a stable and fulfilling relationship, Ricerca '90, 2012, 160 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo, The Reading of the Natal Chart; the secrets of interpreting the Natal Chart illustrated with simplicity and clarity, Ricerca '90, 2012, 402 pages.
  • - Ciro Discepolo, The Great Treatise of Astrology, Volume 1, Ricerca '90, 2012, 618 pages
  • - Ciro Discepolo, The Great Treatise of Astrology, Volume 2, Ricerca '90, 2012, 624 pages
  • - Ciro Discepolo, Elective Astrology, Ricerca '90, 2012, 106 pages
  • - Marina De Chiara and Ciro Discepolo, Science and Human Sciences, University L' "Orientale" of Napoli, 2013, 104 pages
  • - Ciro Discepolo, The New Dictionary of Astrology, Ricerca '90, 2013, 440 pages
  • - Ciro Discepolo, The 20 Days Before and After the birthday, Ricerca '90, 2013, 110 pages

Complete Bibliography

Main seminars

La soggettività e la oggettività nelle scelte di indirizzo astrologico [The subjectivity and objectivity in the astrologically oriented choices], paid seminar at the University of the Studies of Padua, Faculty of Sciences of Communication, in the course conceived by Professor Maurizio Barbagallo, 9th of May 2001 (Link where you can download the relevant video, ca. 80 Mb: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSvBGaz864M )

Miti, simboli, archetipi, astrologia, letteratura [Myths, symbols, archetypes, astrology, literature], University of the Studies of Naples "L'Orientale", Department of Comparative Studies and Italian Institutes for the Philosophical Studies, edited by Professor Vittorio Marmo and Professor Anna Maria Pedullà, 9th of May 2006 (Search on www.youtube.com the link where you can download the relevant audio file)

Miti, simboli, archetipi, astrologia, letteratura [Myths, symbols, archetypes, astrology, literature], Budapest University (ELTE BTK Romanisztikai Intézet), 10th of October 2006


Astrologia: sì o no?[Astrology: yes or no?], Italian Institute of Culture, Budapest (1088, Bródy S. u. 8.), 12th of October 2006 (see www.cirodiscepolo.it www.cirodiscepolo.it/)

A very short selection of the works in which Ciro Discepolo's works are quoted

Italian Institutes for the Philosophical Studies - managed by Gerardo Marotta - Palazzo Serra di Cassano - Naples, Annuario 1975-2000. In the premises of the Institute

(it quotes three conferences and a seminar held by Ciro Discepolo in different years)

L´uomo che sa leggere nei segreti delle stelle, [The man who can read in the secrets of stars] by Mimmo Carratelli, La Repubblica.it, 4th of February 2007

The only guest in the TV programme GAP (Generazioni alla prova), broadcast by RAITRE on the 16th of April 2004 on the subject: The young and the astrology. The program GAP is part of Format, a television space edited by Giovanni Minoli. You can download the video of the program (ca 80 MB) from www.youtube.com.

Guest, together with the president of CICAP Steno Ferluga, of the radio program La notte dei misteri, broadcast by RAI Radiouno on the 8th of August 2002 (it lasted all night long), hosted by Gabriella Vasile and Elio Cadelo.

You can download the audio files of the radio broadcast here:

Giorgio Galli - Stelle Rosse, Astrologia neo-illuminista a uso della sinistra [Red Stars - Neo-Enlightenement Astrology for the use of the Left wing], 374 pages, Alacràn Edizioni, Milan, 2006

A letter of Piero Chiara to Ciro Discepolo

Camilla Cederna - Casa Nostra [Our Home] - Mondadori, Milan, 1983

Luciana Marinangeli - Risonanze Celesti [Celestial Resonances] - Marsilio, Venice 2007, 334 pages

André Barbault - Un siècle de statistiques astrologiques, Éditions Traditionnelles, Paris

Astrologia e Informatica [Astrologia e Informatica] - Magazine BIT, Gruppo Editoriale Jackson, Year IV, number 19

Third Eysenck Research Seminar in Astrology - edited by Professor Hans J. Eysenck, former holder of the chair of Psychology at London University, known for having created psychological tests named after him, Museo Villa Pignatelli di Napoli, 3-4-5 of June 1988. Edition sponsored by the Regional Authority of Campania.

Contributions to the correction of data relevant to the various time zones

If you search Solar Returns (the astrological subject to which he is mostly committed) on www.yahoo.it, his name appears in the first six documents in a list of about 37 millions (www.cirodiscepolo.it/images/Yahoo20Novembre2011.jpg).

A nice André Barbault's letter ( https://plus.google.com/108726532055915587593/about )

A preface of André Barbault to a book of mine ( https://plus.google.com/108726532055915587593/about )

Ciro Discepolo's birth chart: http://www.cirodiscepolo.it/images/TN_Ciro.jpg

http://cirodiscepolo.blogspot.com www.solarreturns.com www.lunarreturns.com www.cirodiscepolo.it www.activeastrology.org

To the date of January 2017 the pages of his Google+ account are been visited from over 20 millions people.

Some of Ciro Discepolo's photos: http://www.cirodiscepolo.it/Images_of_Ciro_Discepolo_and_Active_Astrology.htm