Ebertine, Reinhold (1901–1988)
German astrologer, born on February 16, 1901, in Görlitz,
Saxony, Germany. Ebertine became interested in astrology
during World War I and in the early 1920s became a professional
astrologer. He became a student of Alfred Witte’s
(1878–1943) and cofounder of the Uranian (Hamburg) School
of Astrology. Ebertine appreciated the scientific rigor of the
Uranian system but came to reject various elements of it, especially
the postulation of hypothetical planets that Witte and his
colleague Friedrich Sirggrün had developed. In 1928 Ebertine
began the periodical Mensch in All.
Through the 1930s Ebertine developed ‘‘cosmobiology,’’ an
approach to astrology based on, but distinct from, the Uranian
system. Its distinguishing trait was its use of a simplified form
of the midpoint combinations originally utilized by Witte (midpoint
theories suggest that halfway between two planets a mutual
influence converges that can then form a significant relationship
with another planet in the horoscope chart).
Ebertine’s work was suppressed by the Nazis, but he survived
the war and began anew with a new periodical, Cosmobiologie.
He died on March 14, 1988. Over the years he wrote more than
sixty books, most of which have yet to be translated into English.
Sources
Ebertine, Reinhold. Applied Cosmobiology. Aalen, Germany
Ebertin Verlag, 1972.
———. Combination of Solar Influences. Aalen, Germany
Ebertin Verlag, 1972.
Holden, James H., and Robert A. Hughes. Astrological Pioneers
of America. Tempe, Ariz. American Federation of Astrologers,
1988.