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German Astrological Association

The German Astrological Association (Deutscher Astrologen-Verband, DAV) takes great pleasure in introducing itself in the English language for its English-speaking friends and all those interested! We wish you interesting and inspiring reading!

For the Managing Board
Klemens Ludwig


With a view to the fact that astrology is mankind’s oldest symbolic language, it is the aim of the DAV to cultivate research and pass on this global cultural heritage in the most effective way. As a field of expertise which looks back on a history of some thousands of years, astrology is able to provide answers to the most diverse issues of human existence.

German Astrological Association

Would you like to learn what characterizes serious astrology? Are you interested in formal training or further education at one of the training centres of the DAV (german version), even if you do not intend to become a professional astrologer? Do you need professional support as a prospective or a practising astrologer (german version)?  Do you regard public relations and research under scientific conditions (german version) to be important? Our association is the largest community of astrologers in the German-speaking world and we support the employment of high quality astrology.

Would you like to avail yourself of an astrological consultation (german version)? Would you like to support us as a member and get to know more about the advantages (german version) offered by the DAV? Or do you have quite a different concern?

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The Objectives of the German Astrological Association

Information, research, training etc.

1.      Education of the public about the potentials and limitations of serious astrology.
2.      Open-minded support for unprejudiced research.
3.      Support of  professional astrologers in their everyday working life.
4.      Upholding the principle of tolerance towards other methods as long as no explicit research results or experiences appear to justify a decision for or against a particular method.
5.      Representation of the job-related interests of serious astrologers. This includes the certification of professional qualification, which is attained on completion of training as an astrologer at the DAV training centres and by means of the DAV examinations. This certificate of professional qualification authorizes the student to assume the title of ‘Certified Astrologer  (DAV)’. Attendant on the passing of the afore-mentioned examination is the pledge to uphold certain basic moral tenets which are recorded in the Rules of Professional Conduct of the DAV and which primarily ensure the protection of the client.

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The History of the DAV (German Astrological Association)

Overview of the history of the German Astrological Association from 1947 to the present

The post-war foundation of the German Astrological Association

After the establishment of the federal state of Hessen, whose constitution contains expansive rights concerning  the liberty of  association and coalition, on December 1st, 1946, prestigious astrologers met on the initiative of Ludwig Stenger in the state capital Wiesbaden in order to bring into being the German Astrological Association (Deutscher Astrologen-Verband, DAV) on October 16th, 1947, at 10.06  am CET,  and to have the association entered in the Register of Associations at the Wiesbaden district court. Thus a tradition from the beginning of the 20th century was resumed: The first astrological association in Germany (the German Astrological Society) and was founded in Leipzig on August 7th, 1910, at 8.12 am CET, and was named the Deutsche Astrologische Gesellschaft (DAG).


The first members

Among the first members were important names like Joseph Aumann, Willy Bischoff, Fritz Brunhüber, Dr. Walter A. Koch, Erich Carl Kühr, Christian Meier-Parm, Ernst Günter Paris, Dr. Heinrich Reich, Friedrich L. Thilo, Erich Trott, Johannes Vehlow, Fritz Werle and Prof. Hellmut Wolff.


Reintroduction of the examination by the DAV

The founders of the DAV (German Astrological Association) deliberately tied in with the golden age of German astrology and re-established an examination for astrologers in Germany. As early as 1912, the DAV, as the first professional organisation of astrologers, had introduced an examination in order to attest astrological knowledge. Before that there had been no obligatory attestation of the professional qualification of an astrological adviser. On October 30th, 1947, Joseph Aumann became the first certified astrologer in Germany.


Dissociation of classical astrology and reunion

In the early days of the DAV, astrologers adhering to the classical methods didn’t feel they were suitably acknowledged within the association. Their operating methods were regarded as outdated and they faced strong opposition. A number of founding members therefore decided  to create a new organisation, concentrating solely on classical astrology. The „Federation of Classical Astrology “ (Föderation für klassische Astrologie, FÖKA) was founded in Heidelberg on 31st of July 1951, 1:10 pm CET. Heinrich Daub and Julius Anweiler were elected Chairman and Vice-Chairman.

Yet some members remained in the DAV as well.  By 1960,  relations between the DAV and the FÖKA had improved considerably, so thedissolution of the FÖKA was  resolved.


The Chairpersons of the DAV up to 1981

Joseph Aumann (1947 – 1953)

Oswald von dem Hagen (1953 – 1959)

Dr. Julius Anweiler (1959 – 1966)

Eleonore Münch (1966 – 1969)

Dr. Julius Anweiler (1969 – 1973)

Werner E. Neumann (1973 – 1976)

Hans Matthaei (1977 – 1979)

Heinrich Christian Meier-Parm (1979 – 1980)

Paul Schulze (1980 – 1981)

Peter Niehenke (1981 – 1991)

Ulrike Voltmer (1991 – 1995)

Brigitta Liebstückel (1995 – 1996)

Detlef Hover (1996 – 2005)

Christoph Schubert-Weller (2005 – 2011)

Holger Fass (2011 – 2013)

Helen Fritsch (2013 – 2015)

Klemens Ludwig (since 2015)



Honorary Members 

Later, deserving astrologers became Honorary Members of the DAV:

Heinz W. Duphorn, founding member of the DAV

Thomas Ring for his comprehensive impact on and creation of a ‘revised astrology’

Alexander von Pronay and Dr. Ernst von Xylander for their journalistic achievements

Heinz Specht for his basic research in the field of House Systems

André Barbault for his research of cycles in mundane astrology

Hans Matthaei und Paul Schulze for their merits as DAV-chairpersons

Edith Wangemann for her engagement in the DAV and as first chairperson of the Cosmobiosophical Society

Udo Rudolph (director of the School of Hamburg), for his merits as co-founder of the „German Astrology Days“

Hermann Meyer (director, Institute of Psychological Astrology in Munich), for his research in the fields of astrology and psychosomatics

Walter Böer, for his research in the field of statistical and scientific compilation of astrological phenomena

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Structure of the German Astrological Association

Executive Board

Klemens Ludwig, 1. Vorsitzender Wolfgang Steven, stellvertretender Vorsitzender Silvia Brinckmann, Astrologin Kirsten Jolitz, Schatzmeisterin Franziska Engel, Socialmedia Beauftragte

committee's office

Birgit Lummer Astrologin

Erweiterter Vorstand

Training Commitee

Monika Heer Astrologin Heidi Treier Astrologin Petra Niehaus, Astrologin

Examination Commitee

Wolfgang Steven Astrologe Birgit von Borstel Astrologin Petra Dörfert Astrologin Ute Flörchinger Astrologin Jan Reimer Astrologe


Training Centre of the German Astrological Association (DAV)

Sabine Bends Astrologin Beatrix Braukmüller Astrologin Petra Dörfert Astrologin Anita Ferraris, Astrologin Ute Flörchinger Astrologin Helen Fritsch Astrologin Gertrud Hamers Astrolgin Monika Heer Astrologin

Markus Jehle Astrologe Petra Niehaus Astrologin Ernst Ott Astrologe Daniela Tawhid, Astrologin Eva Stangenberg Astrologin Wolfgang Steven Astrologe Heidi Treier Astrologin Detlef und Katja Hover

Conference Organising Commitee

Tom Knaup,Astrologe Klemens Ludwig, 1. Vorsitzender Franziska Engel, Astrologin

Social Media

Helga Eichner Astrologin Monika Schanz Astrologin Jana Kubatzki Astrologin Rita Gil Brand

Team Astro-Fon

Gabriele Vierzig-Rostek Astrologin Susanne Brinkmeier Astrologin Elke Buck Astrologin Monika Lüthje Astrologin


Klemens Ludwig, 1. Vorsitzender

Cash auditor

Dagmar Seidel Astrologin Elvira Grübel, Astrologin

Technical Support

Birgit Lummer Astrologin

"Golden Jupiter"

Rolf Liefeld Astrologe Karin Kruse, Astrologin

The Chronicler

Rolf Liefeld Astrologe

Public Relations an Communication Commitee

Klemens Ludwig, 1. Vorsitzender Reinhardt Stiehle Astrologe Heidi Treier Astrologin

Advisory Board

rani legde naskar dav astrologin Manfred Magg, Astrologe Tom Knaup, Astrologe

There are  many offices and committees within the DAV. First and foremost, the executive board, which is the final responsible body for everything concerning the DAV: its public appearance, its finances, the annual congress, etc.

Members of the board are now: Klemens Ludwig (chairperson), Rafael Gil Brand (vice-chairperson), Claudia Schulz (organisation and administration), Kirsten Jolitz (treasurer) and Franziska Engel (social media agent)


In addition there are various committees which work independently:

  • TTe training committee, ensuring a high standard of training within the training centres.
  • The examination board, responsible for the examination of astrologers who have completed a two-year training at one of the DAV training centres. After having successfully passed the exam, they will receive the title of DAV certified astrologer.
  • The conference organising committee, responsible for the organisation of the annual conference, always held on the first weekend in October.
  • At the moment, there are 18 training centres all over Germany, offering a high level of astrological training.
  • Our social media team regularly provides interesting news on Facebook and other social media platforms.
  • Another group is responsible for public relations and communications in the traditional media. This group will also respond to harsh and unjustified criticism of astrology when necessary.
  • An awards committee chooses the recipient of the “Golden Jupiter” Award, which is granted to commendable astrologers in honour of their achievements.
  • Additional tasks comprise the publication of a regular newsletter called “Sternenbotschaft” (Message of the Stars), technical support for our members, chronological documentation of the development of the DAV as well as the cash audit.
  • Finally, an advisory board supports the executive board in the event of internal differences or controversial issues.

The extended board meets twice a year. Apart from the executive board, this also includes the training committee as well as the examination board.

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Sections of the German Astrological Association (DAV)

One Organization – many subject areas

The subject-specific diversity in the association includes classical and Vedic astrology, classical rectification, humanistic and psychological astrology and fixed-star astrology. Numerous specific areas are represented in the association by the corresponding experts in the field, for example horary astrology, mundane astrology, electional astrology, astromedicine, financial astrology and the casting of horoscopes. Different schools are also represented in the organization, such as the School of Hamburg or the Huber School. The activities of the DAV are continually being enriched not only through new impulses, new techniques and new modes of interpretation, but also through the revival of methods which have temporarily been neglected or even forgotten. We recommend the magazine `Meridian´ as useful reading matter.


Research and Exchange – the work content of the DAV

The DAV not only aspires to represent the professional interests of its members, it also seeks to continually provide new impulses for astrological research. This work is carried out in the following six sections:

The section Mundane Astrology observes and analyses political and historical events such as the founding of states, elections, political parties, changes of government, crises and wars. Further objects of research are natural catastrophes such as earthquakes, floods and volcanic eruptions, also economic developments and astronomical/astrological phenomena and cycles such as eclipses, Saros series, ingress or retrograde. Experiences and findings are exchanged during two to three meetings annually.

The Astrological Research section aspires to encourage and accompany astrological research which is orientated toward practical application. This is of particular significance with regard to the specific situation of the field of astrology as a subject area which is recognized neither academically nor socially. Thus fundamental research must of necessity be carried out. At the same time, astrology is a field of study which can pursue the historical and socio-scientific conditions of astrological cognition. During section meetings, the various approaches to and methods and conditions of astrological research are discussed and research projects are presented.

The section Medicine and Astrology has the task of promoting the exchange of knowledge in the field of astromedicine and supporting common research projects. Astromedicine goes beyond the necessary, exact medical findings of conventional medicine, as the radix shows the human being in his or her entirety, thus containing indications of his or her disposition to illness and disease, which allows insight into possibilities for preventative health care. Opportunities for exchange are offered at the annual section meetings or by consultation of the internal list of contacts.

The section Cosmobiology follows the tradition of Reinhold Ebertin and strives to more fully integrate these techniques into astrological work and research. Included in cosmobiology is work with the  ninety-degree-dial and the ninety-degree-circle, the use of midpoint techniques, drawing up yearly or life cycle graphs using transits, directions and progressions, research into the aspects of planetary declination and declination midpoints with regard to their effectiveness and an increase in the validity of predictionn.

The Huber School section follows a different tradition, in that the section regards itself as a forum for astrologers who are interested in astrological psychology, known as the Huber method. It aims to promote friendly cooperation on astrological or astrological-psychological topics and encourages research through the exchange of knowledge and experience. As an advocate of astrological psychology, the section strives to contribute to the further development of an astrological method of consultation which is comparable to psychological counselling.

The Hamburg School section likewise follows a special tradition. The section is closely connected to classical astrology and aims for the interdisciplinary acknowledgement of the very different approach of the School of Hamburg by both the GAA and astrological experts. This approach includes first and foremost the application of direct and indirect midpoints instead of aspects and parallel equal house systems plus eight additional forces (‘Wirkpunkte’) in the horoscope, the so-called Trans-Neptunians.


If you are interested in meeting the active members in the various sections, we cordially invite you to sign up for our annual conference.


Are you interested in our work? Do you have any questions or suggestions? Please, do not hesitate to contact us. You are welcome to send an e-mail to the board: Klemens Ludwig,