Ciro Discepolo was born in Naples in 1948, where he works as a journalist and writer. He worked for twenty years with the most popular daily of his town, Il Mattino. He worked for five years at the CNR (National Research Council). He has been dealing with astrology since 1970. He has published about sixty-five books, most of them best-sellers in Italy as well as abroad. In 1990 he founded the quarterly Ricerca '90, which he's been publishing since then. He has been doing statistical researches from the very beginning of his interest in astrology. At the beginning of the '90s, he obtained very brilliant results with researches on astral heredity on a sample of over 75,000 subjects. He has held seminars, courses and lectures in different universities in Italy and abroad, and in several culture clubs. He is deeply interested in informatics. Astrologically speaking, he followed the school of Andre Barbault. He founded the school of Active Astrology.