Jim Lewis has single handedly changed the public image of astrology with his pioneering work, studies, theories, and research that helped further the cause of the science along. He is considered a prophet in a field supposedly full of prophets. He won the Regulus prize in nineteen-ninety-two shortly before his death. Jim Lewis died far too young at the age of forty-four in nineteen-ninety five, and there is a Jim Lewis award named after him today in the field of astrology. In his short lifetime Jim Lewis altered the way that horoscopes are viewed. The field of astrology will never be the same thanks to Jim Lewis and his distinctive practice of accurate astrology known as Astro*Carto*Graphy, or A*C*G. A*C*G is a system of devising astrological charts based on where you are in the world, and where the planets, moon, and sun are in conjunction with your location. It only makes sense that if horoscopes and astrological predictions are based on lunar and gravitational pull affecting your day to day life, that these influences would be affected by where you are on the planet.
Sadly Jim Lewis did not live long enough to fully explore his theories on astrology and the depth to which the field must dig to paint an accurate horoscope, but his body of work lives on and will be visited, experimented with, and practiced for some time to come.
Jim Lewis was the first to develop software that read world maps in conjunction with the theories of astrology, the planets, and so forth. If it were not for Jim Lewis and his charmed life, astrology might still be in the "dark ages" as far as collecting data. The key to accurate astrology as proven throughout history is its advancement as a science, and Jim Lewis further improved the public image of astrology by incorporating software, computers, and data mining into the process. Like the greats before him, Morin and Lilly, Jim Lewis made his mark utilizing research and not going by guess work or gut feeling. Like those two legendary astrologers, Jim Lewis was exceptionally accurate, and while he has passed on, he predicted the state of international affairs today over ten years ago before his untimely death.
Jim Lewis is sorely missed by the astrological community today, though a large staff of researchers work at an institute in his name, and grants are awarded at his behest as well.