Joan Quigley, astrologer who advised Reagans, dies
- Joan Quigley, a San Francisco socialite and writer who became famous as the astrologer who advised President Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan in the 1980s, has died after a recent illness. She was 87.Mrs. Quigley, who was fashionable and social but had a flinty stare, spent seven years as the White House astrologer, advising the Reagans on everything from when to schedule Air Force One takeoffs to the best time for summit meetings and surgeries. She also took credit for reshaping the presidentâ€™s views on the Soviet Union, recommending a conciliatory rather than confrontational tone. It was Mrs. Quigley who urged President Reagan to stop using the term "Evil Empire."
No wonder Reagan was "the bestest president ever" :)