Why An Astrologer Planned Every Detail Of Ronald Reagan's Schedule

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With all of their power and authority, it can be hard to remember that the president is a person just like us, with their own quirks and interests.

Thomas Jefferson had a wine cellar built in the White House, while Richard Nixon and his wife Pat loved bowling so much they had a lane built in in West Wing. But none of these secret passions got as much attention - and negative publicity - as the Reagans' interest in astrology.

Nancy Regan was always interested in astrology, and it turns out the stars played an important role in some of President Reagan's biggest decision. It all began John Hinckley Jr. tried to assassinate the president in 1981.

The Reagan's wave at crowds from the president's hospital room.Libyan Express

Nancy told her astrologer, Joan Quigley, that she was worried about her husband, saying "I'm scared every time he leaves the house." Quigley said she could help prevent another attack by reading Reagan's star signs, and from that moment on she worked closely with the First Lady.

The Reagans' astrologer, Joan QuigleyThe Hollywood Reporter

But when news broke about Quigley's job, it quickly became a national scandal.

Read about some of Quigley's predictions on the next page!

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