The Ascendant

The official journal of the Association for Young Astrologers

The Association for Young Astrologers (AYA) is now accepting submissions for the second issue of The Ascendant, the official journal of the AYA. The first issue, released in 2014, welcomed previously unpublished work around the topic of ‘New Frontiers for Astrology’ and featured work by emerging astrologers and culminating veterans of the celestial art.

The second issue of The Ascendant seeks papers that cover the reconstruction of previously unknown traditional material, innovations in the application of astrology, novel perspectives on the philosophical implications of the art, astrological practices in various global geographies, considerations of the new crop of academic studies of astrology, as well as the conversation unfolding in our community about astrology and intersectionality.

The Ascendant promises to deliver a curated selection of work that will simultaneously showcase what the younger generations of astrologers are doing and serve as an introduction to the myriad forms of astrological practice and research methods. We are looking for articles that demonstrate the cutting edge of astrological praxis.

Our editorial board will review submissions for originality, timeliness, relevance, and readability. Authors will be notified as soon as possible of the acceptability of their submissions. AYA does not discriminate against authors based on age, race, creed, or gender. AYA is for young astrologers, not of them, and the aim of the journal matches this mission statement.

Papers should be submitted by February 28, 2018. They should be between 2500-8000 words and should be submitted to If larger files are being transferred please use a service such as

The second issue is scheduled to launch at the United Astrology Conference in Chicago Illinois, May 24-29, 2018. All profits from journal sales go to supporting AYA’s mission. Wholesale options available.

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Editorial board

The editorial board consists of Jenn Zahrt, PhD, Nicholas Civitello, and Danny Larkin. More extensive bios forthcoming!