John Goad( English astrologer, the largest specialist in the field of meteorological astrology.)
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Biography John Goad
(15.02.1615/1616), London - 28.10.1689) was --
G. was educated at Oxford, where in 1646, Mr.. He "gave a presentation with the help of the divine fire of artillery Parliament". Having ordained, D. became vicar of the church sv.Egidiya in Oxford (1643-1636), then vicar of Thornton. Then G. taught at school Tunbridge, and in 1661, Mr.. became director of commercial Taylors School in London. G. was in this capacity until 1681, when he was (during the active struggle of the Anglican Church and Pope) was removed from office, accused of popish habits. During the three years before the death of Mr.. openly declared himself a Catholic. At this time, his closest friends were well-known astrologers Eshmoul Elias and John Gedberi.
The main work of Mr.. - "Astro-Meteorologica" (1686), the fundamental book, based on thirty years of weather observations, in which Mr.. tried to find a correlation of these data with the position of the planets. Perhaps it was the most determined attempt to verify the impact of planets on the weather and simultaneously purify and reform of astrology through the analysis of space and meteorological correlations. As Childri, D. tried to rely only on the aspects of the arc and was a supporter of the scientific approach of Francis Bacon. He fought against the widespread opinion that the weather is changeable, just never predictable, is the very randomness, and chance is incompatible with science and can not be its subject. G. was one of the first astrologers to use statistics in their studies, and was the forerunner of scientific astrology in the twentieth.