How many people know that astrology played an important propoganda role during World War II? This article by Emma Garman from The Awl describes Louis de Wohl's part in this effort.
In the summer of 1941, delegates at the American Federation of Scientific Astrologersâ€™ convention in Cleveland, Ohio, listened to a keynote address from an astrologer named Louis de Wohl. The bespectacled German-Hungarianâ€”late thirties, rather corpulent, flamboyant in dress and confident in mannerâ€”told his rapt audience that Hitler was operating under advice from â€śthe best astrologers in Germany,â€ť who had plotted out the course for Germany to attack the U.S. The invasion, it seemed, would occur sometime after the following spring, once Saturn and Uranus, the two â€śmaleficâ€ť planets, had entered Gemini, Americaâ€™s ruling sign: â€śAmerica,â€ť he warned, â€śhas always been subject to grave events when Uranus transits Gemini.â€ť