Erich Carl Kuehr was one of the greatest astrologers to ever live. For certain, Erich Carl Kuehr was the greatest German astrologer to ever live, in fact, to most students of astrology and historians of astrology and most astrologers themselves, Erich Carl Kuehr is considered to be the German astrologer, the one that made a difference in his native land and on astrology itself. While history has been remiss in counting Erich Carl Kuehr amongst the all time great names in astrology such as Morin, Kuehr's work certainly merits the discussion that indeed he should be mentioned in the same breath with the astrology legends. Kuer's influence abounds today, and not just in Germany or Europe either, but in the field of astrology itself. While many astrologers followed the simple paths set before them at the turn of the nineteenth century, Kuehr worked diligently to study, refine, and improve astrology using logic and fact as his tools and the querying mind as a building block. In fact, Kuehr worked on refining astrology right up until his death in nineteen fifty-one at the young age of fifty-two, during his all too brief influential life, he viewed astrology from an entirely different angle as those around him in his day. He set about working by devising mathematical theorems that he applied to astrology in an effort to make astrology itself more precise. If science and math aided great advances in the rest of the growing world, why couldn't astrology benefit from these studies as well? Certainly principles founded in fact and logic couldn't hurt astrology, which was in a sort of a renaissance, especially in Europe where it had been resurrected from a cartoon-ish existence. Astrology had been frowned upon for many years in most circles because of a belief that it was some form of fakery performed by charlatans, but after the thoughtful work of Morin and the heady work of Alan Leo, astrology was again accepted as the science it was becoming. This is precisely where Kuehr picked up. He began applying scientific principles of theory and formulating mathematic equations to help make astrology even a more precise science. He synthesized principles from the growing schools of thought in psychology as well, including the work done by Jung and Freud.
Soon he developed his own school of thought on astrology as well, devising theories he called the golden principal and refining the golden section utilizing primary directions as well as placidus houses in his work.
Kuehr cemented himself as a legend among legends in the field of astrology with his ground breaking well studied work. Unfortunately thus far, history has not recognized the German astrologer as the devoted historian and creative genius that he truly was. Perhaps he did not contribute as much as Morin De Villefraiche to the field of astrology, but he wasn't too far behind. There haven't been a whole lot of other people, though, that can claim they've given more to astrology than Keuhr, and for that, he should be thanked.