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21. Astrology for Lovers
22. Spiritual Astrology: A Path to
23. Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions
24. Spiritual Astrology: Your Personal
25. The New Chinese Astrology
26. The Only Way to Learn Astrology,
27. Alan Oken's Complete Astrology:
28. The Complete Book of Astrology
29. The Complete Idiot's Guide to
30. Astrology Really Works!
31. Light on Life: An Introduction
32. Fundamentals of Vedic Astrology:
33. Sextrology: The Astrology of Sex
34. Astrology of the Seers: A Guide
35. Chinese Astrology for 2011
36. Astrology: A Cosmic Science
37. History of Western Astrology Volume
38. Tetrabiblos
39. LoveScopes: What Astrology Knows
40. The Art of Predictive Astrology:

21. Astrology for Lovers
by Liz Greene
Paperback: 368 Pages (2009-02-01)
list price: US$18.95 -- used & new: US$10.19
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Asin: 1578634261
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A comprehensive astrological guide to life, relationships and lovers, Astrology for Lovers is a seminal guide to learning how to interpret the subtle and not-so subtle attributes of both your own and your partner's astrological sign in order to create a better understanding of one another.

Each person has a unique footprint in the map of the cosmos, and Astrology for Lovers guides the reader through each of the Sun signs in an enlightening and comprehensive manner. Each sign is given a lengthy description of its characteristics, as well its creation myth. Greene then expands upon the sign's shadowy side, and finally explicates the fine points of the individual sign as a lover. Astrology for Lovers will teach readers not only critical aspects of their own motivations, but also provide invaluable insight into the inner workings of their lovers. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Good info
Bought to help with recognizing my sun sign traits and though I did not by this for the "Lovers" reference, it was recommended to me as a good book to help with recognition of the traits of the various signs. So far so good.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing book, inadequate title.
I first bought an old hard cover edition of this book back in 1997 at an used books store in Hollywood. The book was stolen in 2007 so I decided to order it again, this time through amazon. This book has a wrong title in my opinion. Although it does cover the "love" part of each one of us, this book is much more than that. It allows the reader to learn about himself/herself, and that's how books like this should be used for anyways. Very interesting reading, and the "shadow" sections on each one of the signs is of great insight because all shadows are related to aspects of our personality that we don't recognize and don't accept. Everyone casts a shadow. The only ones that don't are those standing in complete darkness. If you want to keep learning about yourself, this book is for you.

3-0 out of 5 stars A bit on the negative side
I'm not sure if this book was written to see mostly negative things about each sign, but that is how I read it.I was hoping to see some positive qualities as well as reading about the challenges with each sign.

5-0 out of 5 stars Astrology for Lovers
It is a very interesting book... about our inner and outer expressions that can help us understand ourselves and others in a very different and significant way. I like it very, very much!!

5-0 out of 5 stars I love this book
I love this book she is right on about the shadow base of the signs and she is an excellent writer. i was only going to read my own sign but then had to read them all i was very intersted and it kepted my attention through out the book. people from where i work fight over reading this book.this book also helps those whom are into astrology you can use the descriptions in doing your tarot card readings for self and others its awsume. ... Read more

22. Spiritual Astrology: A Path to Divine Awakening
by Jan Spiller, Karen McCoy
Paperback: 448 Pages (2010-06-29)
list price: US$16.00 -- used & new: US$5.98
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Asin: 1416599517
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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With more than 100,000 copies in print and now completely revised and updated, Spiritual Astrology is a simple yet complete astrological guide to understanding life’s higher purpose and finding the key to your personal

• Self-expression

• Self-worth and emotional security

• Independence and freedom of spirit

• Emotional ecstasy

• Self-mastery and personal power

Spiritual Astrology’s breakthrough—the startling rediscovery of the importance of the solar and lunar eclipses occurring just before one’s birth—reveals the lessons you came here for, and provides a revelation to anyone who has ever looked to the zodiac for guidance. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Resource YOU Can't Live Without
Spiritual Astrology is one of those rare resource books that come along that you just can't live without. Easily understood, Jan Spiller and Karen MCCoy go to great lengths to explain in such a way that's easily understood. A must have tool in understanding not only yourself but all of those who come into your life.They are there for a reason...learn why. Amazingly accurate and true....go get,give it as gifts, and use it every day....you'll be glad you did. Thanks Jan and Karen!! ... Read more

23. Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing "Hoax"
by Philip C. Plait
Paperback: 288 Pages (2002-03-01)
list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$8.00
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Asin: 0471409766
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Advance praise for Philip Plaits Bad Astronomy

"Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space you never knew you suffered from." —Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia

"Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip Plait, who is the worlds leading consumer advocate for quality science in space and on Earth. This important contribution to science will rest firmly on my reference library shelf, ready for easy access the next time an astrologer calls." —Dr. Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, and author of The Borderlands of Science

"Philip Plait has given us a readable, erudite, informative, useful, and entertaining book. Bad Astronomy is Good Science. Very good science..." —James "The Amazing" Randi, President, James Randi Educational Foundation, and author of An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural

"Bad Astronomy is a fun read. Plait is wonderfully witty and educational as he debunks the myths, legends, and 'conspiracies that abound in our society. 'The Truth Is Out There'–and it's in this book. I loved it!" —Mike Mullane, Space Shuttle astronaut and author of Do Your Ears Pop in Space? ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Read for Laypeople and Astronomy Buffs
Phil Plait does a pretty concise review of basic astronomical facts that people should know. He points out several cases of common bad science.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
I love Dr. Plaitt's blog, and I really enjoyed this book.It's easy to understand but contains really good information.

5-0 out of 5 stars A highly informative and enjoyable book.
This book was like a breath of fresh air - dealing with something very different than any other book out there and in a really fun way too. It cleared many of my "bad" concepts about astronomy. Mr. Plait has a knack of making simple explanations so detailed and interesting at the same time that the reader can't help but go on until the end. Even found myself smiling at some parts. Highly recommended. 5 Stars.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful fun and loaded with invaluable information!
Phil Plait is a treasure. He takes the time to address kooky claims and mistaken beliefs held by the majority of the public. Our world would be far better off if more scientists cared enough to try and educate people who have been led astray by those who preach nonsense.

Bad Astronomy is loaded with interesting stuff. From explaining away Moon Hoax looniness to fixing common mental errors about seasons, quantum leaps, light years, tides, UFOs, and so on, this book is fantastic fun and intellectually invaluable.

Beyond his astronomy expertise, Plait is a wonderful example of the sort of positive and constructive science-based skeptic who brings more light to the world. His sincerity and enthusiasm jump out at you from every page.

"It's too easy to simply accept what you are told," writes Plait. "This is extraordinarily dangerous. If you just assume without thinking critically that someone is right, you may be voting for the wrong politician, or accepting a doctrine that has a bad premise, or buying a used car that might kill you. Science is a way of distinguishing good data from bad."

I highly recommend Bad Astronomy for everyone. It's highly readable. Anyone can handle it. Save the world, buy a copy for a high school kid today!

I also loved Plait's book, Death from the Skies!: These Are the Ways the World Will End . . .

--Guy P. Harrison, author of

50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God


Race and Reality: What Everyone Should Know about Our Biological Diversity

5-0 out of 5 stars Bad and Good Astronomy
"The Eagle has landed." Neil Armstrong

"Houston, we have a problem."

"Stop goofing around, Charlie, and get that rock spiked center stage, and let's break for the day. I'm as dry as a nun's gusset."

It's the summer of 2009, and the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 NOT going to the moon, or at least according to Bill Kaysing, author of We Never Went to the Moon, which details the findings of a purported NASA hoax. That's right: the Apollo moon landings were staged in a top-secret sound stage in the Nevada desert, conveniently located near Las Vegas with easy access to air-conditioned casinos, cold beer, and exotic dancers.

I believe there's a little conspiracy theorist living in all of us, or maybe that's just my alien implant talking, but save your money for the slots. Let's take a small sanity check here. It's now well known that the Soviets were well on the way to sending men to the moon in the 1960's. While the missions never got off the ground, the Soviets worked very hard on them, and were watching carefully when NASA broadcast the historic footage. Both governments spent billions of dollars and countless man hours on their lunar projects; national prestige was at stake for two superpowers. Do you really think Pravda would have acknowledged the truth of the moon missions if there was any doubt?

No one is more appalled that millions of people actually agree with Bill Kaysing than Philip Plait, author ofBad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing "Hoax".Philip Plat debunks the "moon hoax" as well other astronomy-related urban legends--such as you can make an egg stand on end only during the vernal equinox.

What manner of data could possibly convince someone that the moon still lies beyond our grasp? The answer is in the photographs themselves. If you look carefully at the images, the hoax believers say, you'll see the lie. What lie? Thousands of photos were taken, and many of them are quite famous. Most consist of the astronauts performing their duties, and are unremarkable, except for the fact that they show space-suited humans on an alien landscape; unremarkable, unless you are looking for a dark conspiracy.

There are five basic concerns raised by the conspiracy theorists. These are: 1. There are no stars in the astronaut photos 2. The astronauts could not have survived the radiation during the trip 3. There is dust under the lunar landing. 4. The high temperature of the moon should have killed the astronauts, and 5. the play of light and shadows in the surface proves that the photos are faked.

Plait systematically dismantles every point made by the hoax believers with clear, understandable explanations. The hoax believers in many cases use simple physics and common sense to prove their point. Initially, their accusations make sense; however, common sense may not apply on the airless surface of the Moon, and the theorists tend to misunderstand basic physics. Upon closer logical inspection, their arguments fall apart. After all, do you really think that after building elaborate sets, and hiring hundreds of technicians and cameramen and spending millions on the hoax and hookers that NASA would forgot to put stars in the pictures? It is indeed 40 years of inspiration and innovation we celebrate when we acknowledge mankind's epic journey to the Moon, a triumph of human engineering and the human spirit...
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24. Spiritual Astrology: Your Personal Path to Self-Fulfillment
by Jan Spiller, Karen McCoy
Paperback: 448 Pages (1988-11-15)
list price: US$16.00 -- used & new: US$30.00
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Asin: 0671660411
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The first book to link the influence of the planets to the growth of the soul, Spiritual Astrology is a simple yet complete astrological guide to understanding life's higher purpose and finding the key to your personal

* self-expression
* self-worth and emotional security
* public achievement
* independence and freedom of spirit
* emotional ecstasy
* self-mastery and personal power
* and much more

Spiritual Astrology's breakthrough -- the startling rediscovery of the importance of the solar and lunar eclipses occurring just before one's birth -- reveals the lessons you came here to learn and teach, and provides a revelation to anyone who has ever looked to the zodiac for guidance. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very Insightful!
I really liked this book and Jan Spiller's explanations ofthe solar and lunar eclipses cleared up a lot of confusion for a beginner like me. Well worth the price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Spiritual Astrology: Your Personal Path to Self-Fulfillment
I really Love her books!!
I don't agree with what astrology says about "Capricorns" (my sign) but because of all her books I see myself VERY good in the ways she has broken down astrology/signs!! My friends that want to know more of themselves also like what they read out of her book when I share it with them :-)
Thank you, for writing these books!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Unique approach
the only astrology book that focusses on the full moons of your gestation time, and how they influence your role in relation toothers

5-0 out of 5 stars A gift for my son
I bought this book for my son because he had expressed an interest in learning to do astrological charts.He said that it was easy to do following the directions of the author.He really likes this book and has recommended it to several people.We are interested in an updated version as this one does not go further than the 80's.

5-0 out of 5 stars Understand yourself
A fabulous book to help you to understand yourself and why you do the things you do.Helps also to focus on your life purpose. ... Read more

25. The New Chinese Astrology
by Suzanne White
Hardcover: 624 Pages (2009-11-24)
list price: US$27.99 -- used & new: US$14.94
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Asin: 0312586442
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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In Suzanne White's revised and updated New Chinese Astrology, the world-famous astrologer and bestselling author demystifies the complexities of the Chinese Zodiac. This fun-to-read volume describes each animal sign's individual characteristics, special capabilities, and particular health problems. White also explains in depth how the Chinese element that rules the whole year affects each individual sign. Discover the terrible Tiger's inimitable charms and glaring foibles. Find out why Rats get married so often and why Goats make perfect hippies. Even learn why Oxen should avoid spicy foods! All you need is a date of birth to figure out anyone's animal sign.
This savvy book tells us how people of the various signs combine and relate to one another as friends, lovers and colleagues. Suzanne White reveals which matches are truly harmonious--and which unions could be a recipe for disaster. She explains which celebrities were born under the various signs, and offers valuable advice for improving your destiny. Best of all, The New Chinese Astrology predicts what the upcoming years bode for you, your friends, and even your enemies.
Lively, accessible, and witty, this book is full of invaluable advice. Whether you're a seasoned expert or merely curious about your own or your loved ones' Chinese animal signs, Suzanne White's New Chinese Astrology is an indispensable aid to those seeking a higher understanding of human nature.
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3-0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, but somewhat lacking.
I purchased this book to take the place of a much loved, dog-eared edition I bought years ago.I thought that this newer, revised and updated version would have a lot more to offer.

Well, it does have more pages, but it hasn't evolved much.

While the over-all descriptions of each sign might be enlightening to someone new to Chinese (lunar) astrology, it is in the specifics for each sign that things break down.The book does divide each sign into the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal and water), but it does not take into account the Western signs.For example, a Virgo pig differs from a Scorpio pig.A Pisces horse differs from a Sagittarius horse.These differences are not noted in the book.

So the result is that you end up with a one-size-fits all generalization of each Chinese astrological sign.This is far from accurate for everyone.

If you are looking for entertainment, or for a general overview of Chinese astrology, this book is a good start.But, despite the size of the book, much of the information is very general and superficial. After reading this book, I'd suggest that you also purchase a book that combines both Western and Chinese astrology.It will give you a broader picture.

5-0 out of 5 stars More in depth
This book is better than the original because it is more in depth so that pretty much sums it up.The first one was great and this is better.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Chinese Astrology at it's best!
This is one of the best Chinese Astrology books I've read out there.It's very detailed, multi-layered, full of insightful stories to give those a glimpse into the personality traits of each of the twelve eastern signs.I was very impressed and highly recommend this one to ad to the collection.I still refer to it for information on new people that come into my life.Fun stuff!

5-0 out of 5 stars Explains inconsistency in zodiac
I loved this book. It finally explained to me why I don't fit the typical spaced out pisces type, because I'm balanced by the bull or water buffalo. The traditional zodiac just never felt like enough, even when you added in all the complicated moon rising and planets. This was more complete and balanced.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fine Guide to Chinese Astrology
I've read several of Suzanne White's books regarding Chinese astrology, and is an excellent reference on the subject.It combines each of the twelve signs with each of the five elements to give one a deeper understanding of the sixty possible combinations of human nature in this zodiac.Add to this thoroughness the ease of the book's readability (all of White's books are fun to read), and you have a book that is excellent for the beginner and can offer the experienced Chinese astrologer some new insights.Highly recommended. ... Read more

26. The Only Way to Learn Astrology, Volume 3, Second Edition
by Marion D. March, Joan McEvers
Paperback: 284 Pages (2009-12-30)
list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$12.15
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Asin: 1934976032
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This Second Edition of the highly popular and best-selling The Only Way to Learn Astrology series continues the traditions of Volumes 1 and 2 by presenting refinements of astrological interpretation, as well as the actual process of "putting it all together" into a meaningful, informative analysis. Part I, liberally sprinkled throughout with horoscopes of many famous and fascinating personalities, takes you through the 144 possible placements of house rulers-valuable information that is otherwise difficult to find in contemporary astrological literature. Part II presents examples of depth analysis using the horoscopes of four prominent individuals. Part III covers special, specific areas of delineation such as health, vocation, personal appearance, marriage and more. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Really the best way to learn.
I am a beginner to astrology (at least an in depth study).I have several books on astrology for beginners, but have found this to be the best organized book on how to learn the basics I have read. Probably because information is presented concisely, without a lot of extraneous description in a fashion that builds upon the previous information.

All those interested in astrology should have this in their CORE LIBRARY. ... Read more

27. Alan Oken's Complete Astrology: The Classic Guide to Modern Astrology
by Alan Oken
Paperback: 640 Pages (2006-10-01)
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Asin: 0892541253
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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"Our job is to lovingly and consciously cooperate with the forces at work on this globe at this time.  Astrology provides a way to link the individual with a conscious attunement to the planetary forces that are part of and affect the whole." More than fifteen years ago, Alan Oken pioneered the development of New Age astrology with the publication of three books collected in this comprehensive edition.Now, newly updated, Alan Oken's Complete Astrology charts the cosmological pathway to greater personal fulfillment and spiritual attunement through a deeper, more intuitive understanding of our own power--and the age we live in. Featuring state-of-the-art astrological charts and diagrams, line drawings, charts of contemporary celebrities, an exhaustive bibliography and much more, this new edition of the classic trilogy is one of the most accessible and informative guides to the heavens ever written.For beginners and experts alike, Alan Oken's Complete Astrology is your key to understanding the laws of the new planetary age. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A must-have for serious astrologists
If you're looking for a playful and light book about astrology, then this book is NOT for you. This book is quite serious and academic with tons of valuable information. It delves quite deep into the history of astrology and this forms the foundation of this book. It's written and reads like a text book. As an amateur astrologer, I found this book very helpful and I have recommended it to anyone who is rather serious about learning astrology. It's a must-have for anyone wanting to approach their interest in the stars and their horoscopes with any degree of seriousness.

5-0 out of 5 stars Complete Overview in one book
I have learned so much from this book.Very well written and explained. Very comforting philosophical discussion as well on the universe and our place in it. Goes through everything thoroughly and has an outstanding bibliography at the end for further study.Strongly recommended for those wanting a thorough overview & understanding of astrology.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must have
I've had a copy of COMPLETE ASTROLOGY by Alan Oken since the early 1990s and it just keeps on delivering relevant and useful insights into the astrological field.I haven't yet been able to absorb all the wisdom contained within it, every now and then new passages leap out which I could've sworn were not there before.

Plenty of 'a-ha' moments in this book, including much material that dove-tails into other disciplines such as sacred geometry and occultism in general.

I'd give COMPLETE ASTROLOGY six stars if it was available, and I'm not even a practicing astrologer!What's even better is that you can now purchase the revised and updated 2006 edition - so go for it.

Daniel John Hancock

5-0 out of 5 stars No Astrology Reference Library is Complete Without This Book.
This book, hands down, is the most recommended book for serious astrologers as well as those that are more than just curious, those that want to delve a little deeper.This is definitely in my top five of most valuable books on astrology.

5-0 out of 5 stars Invaluable reference book for astrologers
No astrological library is complete without this book. Designed for quick reference to signs, planets, houses, and aspects, I use it constantly when interpreting charts. It's the first book I recommend to others interestedin studying astrology. ... Read more

28. The Complete Book of Astrology
by Ada Aubin, June Rifkin
Paperback: 320 Pages (1998-06-15)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$9.04
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Asin: 0312180705
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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An easy-to-use guide to astrology that takes you beyond your Sun Sign and helps you gain insight into your personality and potential.

Achieve a deeper understanding of astrology-- a complete guide to understanding your Sun Sign, ascendant, natal planets, and more.

Both a science and an art form, astrology is as old as recorded human history. It is the "science of possibilities,"showing the influence that the position and interaction of the planets at the time of birth have on a person's life, character, and innate potential.

The Complete Book of Astrology is a concise, easy-to-use guide that introduces and explores Sun Signs, as well as ascendants, planets, houses, aspects, transits, and other advanced concepts that educate and enlighten. With worksheets, useful resources, and a planet finder to quickly locate planetary positions, The Complete Book of Astrology provides the knowledge and tools for readers who want to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and those around them. An instructive and inspiring guidebook to the most widely practiced of the ancient arts.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Experience
This was a great purchase. Quick and easy delivery! Book was exactly how described!
Very please!

3-0 out of 5 stars surprisingly good
I bought this book when i was just starting to get to know astrology, and i have found myself going back to it again and again, its not in depth but i have found it very accurate in its interpretations.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Resource
This book is great if you are a beginning or intermediate student of astrology. It is a concise and accurate tool for teachers. I would recomend this book to all who have an interest in astrology and self help. ... Read more

29. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Astrology, 4th Edition
by Madeline Gerwick-Brodeur, Lisa Lenard
Paperback: 384 Pages (2007-01-02)
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Asin: 1592575811
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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From birth charts to sun signs—the ideal introduction to understanding astrology …

This new, simplified edition offers more content on each of the sun signs and further explains how each one relates to the bigger and more specific astrological picture—the birth chart. You’ll learn how the planets, moon phases, and twelve houses shape your birth chart and how to use the birth chart to shape your life.

--Approachable and easy-to-understand guide for beginners
--Fourth edition features more information on the sun signs and astrological charts ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Really great for beginners or for quick reference
Bought this book as a reference for a class and it really helps brings astrology to life... more than simply symbols in a pie shaped wedge floating about in the heavens.It has some great key words for the interactions of planets, signs and houses. The language is easy to understand, but not so simplistic that an intermediate person would feel it was a waste of time.Great job, ladies!

5-0 out of 5 stars Astrology Primer with Great Basic Information & Insights
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Astrology, 3rd Edition is a comprehensive, detailed and specific guide to learning the basics of astrology. As my first astrology book, it helped ground me on what I want to learn, the importance and history of astrology and many basic questions. It is a primer and I use it for that. Madeline is a good writer. I just got the 2010 Good Timing Guide after using it the past few years, I wanted to learn more about astrology. I also bought the Pocket Idiot's Guide to HoroscopesThe Pocket Idiot's Guide to Horoscopes The 2010 Good Timing Guide

5-0 out of 5 stars Hooked from the beginning
I opened the covers and I was hooked....what a well written easy to understand and follow the information book.
This was recommended to me by theastrology teacher I was taking classes from....she was right...
You cannot put it down once you begin to read it....
Hightly recommend
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30. Astrology Really Works!
by Magi Society
 Paperback: 336 Pages (1995-07)
list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$142.08
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Asin: 1561701343
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The Magi Society offers convincing arguments as to the reasons why certain companies and individuals are so successful. The Society maintains that it is not just through chance or hard work that these people and organizations succeed, but that rare "aspects" in their astrological charts influence the outcome of their futures. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars $50 for a $13 dollar book
This book is hard to find and out of print but people still keep looking for it. I have a collection of astrology books and the books by the Magi Society are by far the finest. I bought the second book for $200 dollars and will not even think about selling it.

But the greatest thing is that the Magi Society continues to make new discoveries in Astrology. As a member I have learned the symbolism for Juno, Vesta, Ceres, Pallas and most recently Sedna. These are not used by most astrologers but I have found them to be very insightful.

This is their 1st book and doesn't do justice to Magi Astrology today. But it is still revolutionary in the world of Astrology.

4-0 out of 5 stars An Old Idea With A New Twist
"Astrology Really Works" presents a new approach to an age old study.It demonstrates a new technique for studying charts, especially when the time of birth is missing.Best of all, the writers only include information they can prove statistically without debunking old information that may be valid but is not proveable at this time.The Magi Society shows a healthy respect for ancient astrology but is focused on what can be proven by modern methods.Since so many people don't know and cannot obtain their time of birth, this is an extremely useful and promising technique.The method and new chart construction can be used with or without an accurate birth time.I did not give the book 5 stars because the writing style was a little childlike.Despite this shortcoming, I would strongly recommend the book to Astrologers and to skeptics. The Society states and proves its case well. I think established Astrologers will begin to take Magi methods seriously as they begin to open their minds to the possibility that there can be something new under the Sun.

5-0 out of 5 stars Proves Astrology is a mathmatical Science not occult
This book has been based on what could be called observational astrology and takes the occult out of of what once was a mathmaticalscience.It along with the Magi Emphemeris and there latest book "Key to Successin Love and Money" is based on proving that observational research andnot myths/occult is what astrology is all about and it works!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Book Today
I read this book after browsing it a few times. I really like the way it teaches one how to look at an ephemeris to see where, exactly, one has more power to use as governed by these Magi Astrologers. The historical factualdata presented here is endlessly interesting and allows one to do his owndeducing. I really think this book is one of the best kept secrets(?) ofthis modern age. Anyone who reads it cover to cover will be blessed withgreat intelligence and wisdom. It should be required reading in school. Iswear I did not write this book and I do not work for Hay House Publishing.I am just a very in-depth person who enjoys analysing things to the finestdetail, this book is tailor made to my mind. If I knew this book 10 yearsago, who knows who much MORE intelligent I would be.

5-0 out of 5 stars this book is about new scientific astrology
This book is very different from other astrological books. In fact the Magi Society claims to have done their research on thousands of horoscopes (without taking into account the hour of birth !). I find this a verypositive approach since not all people know their time of birth and theresearch makes it possible to come to certain very innovative conclusions.In this book you will find a lot of forgotten techniques (the importance ofdeclinations and midpoints thereof - see also the books of the Germanastrologer R. Ebertin). I have followed some of their rules and have foundthem useful and very true too. This is a book you will often read again,and again. There is a lot in it and this book is not for novices - thoughit reads like a novel. The Magic Society's approach on astrology may changeyour look on astrology in a very positive way. They may be right to havefound a method which proves that astrology really works ! I can't wait toread all their other books too ! ... Read more

31. Light on Life: An Introduction to the Astrology of India
by Hart de Fouw, Robert Svoboda
Paperback: 464 Pages (2003-11-24)
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Light on Life brings the insight and wisdom of Indian astrology to the Western reader. Jyotish, or Indian astrology, is an ancient and complex method of exploring the nature of time and space and its effect upon the individual. Formerly a closed book to the West, the subject has now been clarified and explained by Hart de Fouw and Dr. Robert Svoboda, two experts and long-term practitioners. In Light on Life they have created a complete and thorough handbook that can be appreciated and understood by those with very little knowledge of astrology. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I did not expect the book to be THIS good
I read all the raving reviews about this book on Amazon as well as on Vedic Astrology sites, but I have to say that I was still shocked at how great this book was when I got it.It's written well- Concise & honest so it's not boring at all.So have no fear-- all the stellar reviews are genuine.The information in it is so valuable I must say I'm somewhat angry that there isn't a sequel to this book that discusses more advanced topics.If they ever came out with one I'd be first in line to order it.Was also surprised to find that the book seems to be out of print and you can only get it direct from the manufacturer which is why you won't find this book in bookstores. (although if you pay in advance bookstores will contact the manufacturer and order the book for you).WHAT???The absolute best book you can buy on Vedic Astrology out of print?I guess this is what happens when people tend to go more for quirky astrology cook books that don't really do much teaching.I don't know what the future holds, but my advice to anyone would be to get it now & treasure it, lest the manufacturer stops selling it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book, late delivery...
The book is great to whoever wants to learn about Vedic Astrology. It took me almost a month, though, to receive it... the book was in perfect conditions, but I believe that due to the period of the year i ordered it, end of the year, It took the mail forever to deliverer the book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
This is a excellent read. Personally having Indian roots but having studied western Astrology, I found that this book helped fill so many gaps in my knowledge, which I simple accepted as facts earlier.

If you want to dive into why ? and how ? this book is the best one you can choose. The language is fluid, at times its hard, but makes a very good read. Would recommend it to anyone with a bit of western knowledge who wants to learn the Indian system as well.

Anand Chawra

5-0 out of 5 stars For the Beginner up to the Expert
-Great book to grow into; many, many layers.
-All things Jyotish under one roof.
-Two GREAT and well respected authors.
-Solid binding, durable, small, compact.
-Read from cover to cover or skip around for reference.
-Relevant and easy to follow Chart samples.

5-0 out of 5 stars Still Skeptical, but reverent
I don't believe in astrology. Or rather, I'm skeptically agnostic. However; as someone deeply interested in Indian culture, religion and philosophy, the time had come to get a book on Jyotish. I'm not disappointed in my selection, even if it at times it was like reading a manual on Quantum Physics. I knew I didn't want a bubble gum book, but something that would treat the subject seriously. Unfortunately for me, my eyes started glazing over at times (I have had no considerable background in Western astrology either). I can deal with Vedanta and highly abstract Hindu ideas, but the detail in this book was quite overwhelming in its complexity to sort out for a neophyte like myself. Nevertheless, if you want a reference book to read through and stick on your India shelf for later use, this seems more than just fine. I could of used more visual aids, but I trust their information to be sound and of the utmost integrity to the tradition (and their respective ishta devatas). So for that I have not punished them for my own lack of insight, and given it five stars.

As far as Svoboda goes though, I still prefer his Aghori books! ... Read more

32. Fundamentals of Vedic Astrology: Vedic Astrologer's Handbook Vol. I (v. 1)
by Bepin Behari
Paperback: 280 Pages (2003-07-15)
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This book introduces the concepts and operations of Vedic Astrology.It presents the component's of the astrologer's art-the planets, signs, houses and lunar mansions.The author goes into the rules that determine planetary strength, the construction of the divisional charts and the principal combinations, and much more. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Good SECOND place to start....
For me, as a novice of Vedic Astrology, this one was a bit heavy as a place to start my studies.With that said, Vedic astrology is an amazingly complex system...After reading Beneath a Vedic Sky, this one by Behari was a very helpful, natural next step.He does not write it for the Western mind and leaves out things that, as a Westerner, I didn't know.I have found that Beneath a Vedic Sky and this one have been very complimentary to each other.Beneath A Vedic Sky

4-0 out of 5 stars Well Organised contents
The book is well organised in terms of explaining the Vedic houses/Planets etc.The concept of each house is explained very well and its connection with the other houses. The philosophical explanation is really good but takes time to understand. You have to read carefully few times. I wud say the language is bit more difficult side and the author cud have used simple language. This (language) is the only negative point I find in this book.Otherwise the book is Fantastic for the beginers as it tries to explain the Vedic astrology concepts in a very deep theoratical way. I really liked this book and it gave me a different dimension to my understanding of Vedic Astrology. I wud say that this book is a good start.

5-0 out of 5 stars Recommended Reference Guide for Jyotisha Beginners
Like its companion volume, "Planets in Signs and Houses" (2003), this book is a well-organized, portable reference guide to Jyotisha basics. Nicely typeset with clear chapter headings. Assets for the learner include an extensive table of contents, index, glossary, and a variety of handy charts.

Introductory Topics in Part-1 and Part-2 = rashi (signs), bhava (houses), signs (rashi), yogas (combinations), nakshatra (lunar astrology), varga (divisional charts), Kalapurusha (the cosmic man, for medical astrology) and planetary friendships. Part-3 interpretation = more esoteric but still basic enough to guide beginners.

Because this list of topics would be covered in any introductory Jyotisha class, Behari's "Fundamentals" makes a convenient textbook for a first class in Jyotisha or for self-learning. For my beginning classes, I recommend the pair, Vedic Astrology Handbook 1 and Handbook 2. Intermediate students are directed to more comprehensive English texts such as "Light on Life" (1996) and "Three Hundred Important Combinations" (1947, 1983)and others.

The nakshatra descriptions are scaled-down versions from "Myths and Symbols" (1990). These simplified versions = 3-4 paragraphs each, which seems just right for the beginner who is already overwhelmed with the complexity of Jyotisha terminology. Intermediate students can search "Myths and Symbols" for more depth. Behari's drishti patterns seem a bit exotic, esp. for Rahu-Ketu (p 158-160). If the beginner needs more background on planetary aspects (drishti) there is an introductory treatment of Parashari drishti in David Frawley's "The Astrology of the Seers" (1990).

Overall, a right-sized reference guide that is easy to buy and use for a class. Recommended to students and teachers who need an introductory English-language text for ready reference to basic Jyotisha concepts.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Fundamental Book
I had interests in Astrology since childhood, but in India I was not able to find the good books. Although I had leared the hard way of creating Birth-Chart (Janam Patri)through Panchang and some knowledge of my Pandit Jee. Resently I had started reading lots of books about Astrology written by Western and Indian Authors. Both has different approches as Western wrtiers makes the book easy to read while Indian writers narrates more about the subject. This book is great for fundamentals. It clears all the aspects of Vedic Astrology. Only thing you need is you have to create serious interests and then you will be able to follow each and every words. If not, then just go though this book, let it sink and then read again and again. Thanks to Bepin Behari to provide this misterious and auspicious knowledge to the world. ... Read more

33. Sextrology: The Astrology of Sex and the Sexes
by Stella Starsky, Quinn Cox
Paperback: 560 Pages (2004-02-01)
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In sophisticated, uninhibited language, Sextrology candidly explores each sign of the zodiac through a unique, wholly original astrological philosophy. In this highly entertaining and illuminating treatise, Starsky + Cox uncover the naked truth behind each of the zodiac's twenty-four gender signs.

Featuring brainy, frank, and fearless discussions that are sure to feed the head and tickle the funny bone if not other parts of the anatomy, the authors examine the sexual makeup of each sign in titillating detail -- male, female, straight, and gay.

Within each profile, you'll find three parts:

  • Sign + Mind -- offers a comprehensive psychological reading, drawing from wide-ranging sources, ancient and modern
  • Body + Soul -- exposes the individual’s physical attributes from head to toe, as well as his or her mode of expression
  • Sex + Sexuality -- details sexual behavior and attitudes, both inside and outside the bedroom
  • Finally, compatibility sections evaluate all possible cosmic couplings, straight and gay.
  • From fantasies to favorite positions, erogenous zones to emotional needs, Sextrology will help you better comprehend your and others' sexual character, improve your understanding of relationship roles, and find out what to expect from the new person in your life. No stone is left unturned in this intelligent and enlightening investigation of sex and the sexes that will once again have people asking, "What's your sign?"

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    5-0 out of 5 stars i love this book
    this is book is amazing. i love astrology and this book nail it. i have everyone asking for this book. people that didnt believe in astrology now do. this book describes everything about a sign. any questions you have on a person can be answered with this book. i learn some things about myself that i didnt know about my sign and it explains alot its actually pretty scary but i still love this book

    5-0 out of 5 stars Interesting Book
    This book is highly recommended to anyone who is interested in astrology.Not only does this book give in-depth analysis of each of the astrological signs, it accommodates both sexes as well as both gay and straight sexual orientations.From reading this book, you will learn about some of the historical, including biblical traditions, and lore related to your sign.For each sign, male or female, gay or straight, this book describes topics such as sex and relationships, emotional tendencies, as well as general personality traits.I would keep this book on my coffee table.At the very least, you will have an interesting icebreaker for new acquaintances, as well as a generally interesting peak into the mind of your friends.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Goes deeper than most astrology books.
    Typically, astrology guides tend to over generalize the signs and how they effect the planets in them.Fortunately, this is not a typical astrology guide.

    Sextrology develops a far more intuitive and in-depth examination of each sign in regards to sex and sexuality.It distinguishes between males and females of each sign which is a nice change from many other astrology books.Despite the focus on sex, each description helps the reader develop a sense of how the sexual functioning of the sign effects the other aspects of life.

    The only thing this guide lacks is a better overview of the planets in each sign.Being as the average reader only knows their Sun sign, this is understandable, but Mars and Venus have a lot more to do with sex in astrology.I was disappointed there was not more information about them here.

    As it is, Sextrology is still excellent.It was recommended to me by several very well-versed astrologers.I've jotted in the margins and underlined several passages, and that is the sign of a very useful book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars What a fun read!!!!
    Just a delightful read - and I must say, pretty accurately describes this Taurus woman. Recommended!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Fun, especially for skeptics
    A fun book.It's great to show friends, and get a laugh when it is surprisingly correct.I bought it after a friend showed it to me, and blew my mind with how much it hit the nail on the head in the Body & Mind section. ... Read more

    34. Astrology of the Seers: A Guide to Vedic/Hindu Astrology
    by David Frawley
    Paperback: 304 Pages (2000-05-25)
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    Vedic Astrology, also called Jyotish, is the traditional astrology of India andits profound spiritual culture. It possesses a precise predictive value as wellas a deep interpretation of the movement of life, unfolding the secrets of karma and destiny.Astrology of the Seers, first published in 1990, is regarded asone of the classic modern books on Vedic astrology, covering all the mainaspects of its philosophy, background and practice. The present edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Presentation on Vedic Astrology
    I've never seen a more brilliant presentation of Vedic Astrology than this! This is the definitive and authentic introductory book (level: beginner/intermediate) on Vedic Astrology.

    2-0 out of 5 stars A heap of facts
    Having been introduced to western astrology by Charles Carter's "The Principles of Astrology" back in 1983, it took a reading of "Astrology of the Seers" to realize just how brilliant and pedagogic the late Carter was. This introduction to Vedic Astrology suffers quite a bit from muddleheaded thinking and an imprecise, sometimes ambiguous writing style.

    The writer is also in the bad habit of often taking for granted topics that are yet to be presented later on in the book. In a similar vein, I found the two first pages "explaining" the House Lords totally mystifying until - finally - the author gave a clarifying example on the third page. Such things make a book a tough read, since you have too keep unresolved problems and an ever-growing amount of text in your short term memory.

    And what does the author really explain by informing the reader that "planets can appear to go retrograde, or backward in the zodiac, because of their different orbits than the Earth"? Cases of bad thinking/bad writing like these abound.I strongly suspect this same author was responsible for the astronomy chapter in the collective effort "In Search of the Cradle of Civilization" I bought to "warm up" in preparation for this book on Vedic Astrology. That text presents some simpler astronomic facts but takes for granted a general reader already knows about the peculiarities of the precession of the equinoxes!

    I felt compelled to write this review with 100 pages as yet unread. But the verdict is pretty clear. Reviewers on Amazon may not have read much in the way of text books, because this is no way a five or even three star book.

    Yes, it serves as an introduction to a large numbers of new concepts to a student of western astrology, and occasionally serves up some nice metaphysical food for thought, but there must be better introductions out there. The character delineations of the 12 signs read as taken directly from a teen magazine. And "mental problems" is mentioned so often one really starts to wonder...

    From a short survey of the Internet, it would appear there are introductory writings by the late B.V. Raman, a towering figure in modern Vedic Astrology. His writing may exhibit the logical stringency any half-witted novice may need for his/her education in this fascinating topic.

    My grading scheme: 5 stars = a work of genius; 4 = excellent; 3 = good craftsmanship, well worth the time and money; 2 = acceptable; 1 = waste of time and money

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Best books on vedic astrology!!!
    Five stars all the way!I initially got this book from the local library... I must have read it atleast 10 times before I knew I needed to add it to my permanent collection.This is perhaps the BEST book to have if you want to start learning the basics on vedic astrology. This book will not confuse you with technical stuff on astrology... I have read 10-12 books by now on hindu astrology and I know how tough this subject is to grasp.This book forms a good foundation on the 'whys' rather than the 'hows'.I highly recommend it.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Another Shallow Book
    This is another in the line of many shallow & superficial books
    released by DF.

    It sets out to be an introduction for the complex science of Jyotish and ends up being like a school textbook which at the end of the day makes you yawn more than excite.

    It fails miserably in comparision to other Jyotish intro books.
    The analysis of famous figures in example charts is especially hilarious as it reveals a shoddy incomplete knowledge of this vast science of which I have been a student for over 20 years.

    In the end I can only say that the works of this author are not suitable for IQ above 60!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best introduction to jyotish ever.
    When I signed up for Brendan Feeleys' introductory
    course in jyotish (vedic astrolgy), this was the textbook.
    Need I say more?
    OK, for the person new to vedic astrology, this
    is probably the best first step.
    It covers all the basics; the philosophy behind it,
    the planetary significators,signs,houses, aspects,lordships,planetary periods (dashas), harmonic charts, introductions to medical astrology & remedial astrology, and a bevy of sample charts.
    Deep concise and fun! Worth every penny. ... Read more

    35. Chinese Astrology for 2011
    by Joey Yap
    Paperback: 245 Pages (2010-08-01)
    list price: US$25.00 -- used & new: US$25.00
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    This information-packed annual guide to the Astrology for 2011 goes beyond the conventional 'animal book'. In addition to the annual outlook for all 12 animal signs and the 12-month outlook for the year 2011 for each animal sign, the forecast also includes a personalised outlook for 2011 based on the individual's BaZi Day Pillar (Jia Zi), and a 12-month mini-analysis for each of the 60-Day Pillars (Jia Zi). Find out what 2011 holds in store for you from the 4 key aspects of Health, Wealth, Career and Relationship with Joey Yap's Astrology for 2011.

    It's the one-stop guide to learning all about what's in-store for your Animal Sign in the Year of the Metal Rabbit. ... Read more

    36. Astrology: A Cosmic Science
    by Isabel M. Hickey
     Paperback: 351 Pages (1992-04)
    list price: US$17.95 -- used & new: US$269.55
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Computer Report a la Isabel Hickey
    I studied with Issie in the '60s & '70s, and oversaw the combined edition of her 2 astrology books with CRCS. I have dozens of letters by her readers expressing how her book changed their lives profoundly; they were passed along to me from her daughter Helen before her death.

    I am writing a book with excerpts of these letters along with unpublished essays / articles that Issie herself was writing as her 4th book.

    Also, Helen and I, with CRCS's permission, adapted Issie's text into a computer report to give personal interpretations drawn from Issie's teachings.

    Anyone wishing more information on these works are invited to email me.
    Amy Shapiro (AmySun@aol.com)
    Author and astrologer.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for beginners...
    Nicely written book that covers all aspects of astrology without all the fluff that many others fill their pages with.Very easy to read and I highly recommend it for people just starting out with their study of astrology.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My first "real" astro book
    It must have been 15 to 20 years ago that one of my friends lent me her hard bound copy of this book in which I became instantly enthralled. It was several years later that I finally got a reprint paperback (it was out of print for quite a while). Frankly I'm shocked at the negative reviews. This book was written at time when the genders were more patriarchal defined (not that I agreed w/ that by any means), long before the global economy. My point is she was writing of her present overtly "accepted" social conditions in the same manner as did Jane Austen for her time. If one gets so stuck on that surely it is more telling of the person reading vs. that of the author. In my humble opinion, this is a beautifully written book-is it perfect, no. What this book did for me was to enlighten me to the prospects of authentic astrology-quite a gift. That lead me to explore other greats of out time, Adams, Green, Spiller, Parker, Pond, etc. I still reference it and take heed to its wording. For me the most important of her words were we select our chart (life circumstances) when we decide to come on this earth plane and the planets impel us, but do not compel us due to our free will in making choices while on the path journeyed. The beauty of our birth chart is clearly defining our potential use of our strengths and weaknesses, as often we are blind to how we utilize both. This book is quite a gift to all.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Still the best astrology book
    I have used this book for 25 years and recommend it to all my astrology students. I continually seek out other astrology books and have found some good ones, however Isabel Hickey's book is still the best.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Insightful but with a definite point of view.
    Isabelle Hickey was my first astrology teacher more than 30 years ago, and I still own this book. It offers good astrological insights.Yet much of it reflects Hickey's point of view and is not without prejudice.
    For instance, "Venus Square Mars.Emotions and passions need controlling." (true) "Animal self need domesticating." (a bit to judgmental to my way of thinking) Yet, despite this a lot can be learned from this book

    Joyce Levine, author of Breakthrough Astrology & A Beginner's Guide to Astrological Interpretation. ... Read more

    37. History of Western Astrology Volume I: The Ancient and Classical Worlds
    by Nicholas Campion
    Paperback: 400 Pages (2009-06-16)
    list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$18.51
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    This first volume comprehensively charts Western astrology from 30,000 BCE up to the 17th century, with particular focus on its magical, political and apocalyptic movements and use in everyday life throughout history. This is the first comprehensive examination of astrology's origins and examines the foundations of a major feature of popular culture in the contemporary west, one which has its origins in the ancient world. Campion explores the relationship between astrology and religion, magic and science, and explores its use in politics and the arts in a fascinating and readable fashion. The book's scope and depth is greater than any other comparable text. Beginning with theories of the origins of religion in sun-worship, it spans the period between the first Paleolithic lunar counters around 30,000BC and the end of the classical world and rise of Christianity. Campion challenges the idea that astrology was invented by the Greeks, and asks whether its origins lie in Near-Eastern religion, or whether it can be considered a decadent Eastern import to the west.He considers the evidence for reverence for the stars in Neolithic culture, Mesopotamian astral divination, Egyptian stellar religion, and examines attitudes to astrology and celestial prophecy in the Bible. He considers such artifacts as the mysterious, fifteen-thousand year-old "Venus of Lauselle", the reasons for the orientation of the pyramids, the latest theories on Stonehenge as a sacred observatory, Greek theories of the ascent of the soul to the stars and the Roman emperor Nero's use of astrology to persecute his rivals. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The best history of ancient astrology out there
    Campion's history of ancient astrology does what other such histories do not:it places astrology in the context of the societies in which it developed.So Campion's book describes the religious practices and beliefs of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome and the British Isles and shows why and how they spawned astrology.This method is far preferable to that used by other histories, which often treat astrology as a subject unto itself without fully explaining its connection to the societies that gave it birth.Campion relies on both primary and secondary sources -- the bibiliography is staggering in its size and scope -- as well as on his own insights.Highly readable for a work of this type (which can easily suffer from dryness), comprehensive and thorough, The Dawn of Astrology is simply the best treatment of its subject I have yet encountered.Highly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars More than just a good book
    The first reviewer of this book is perfectly correct in giving this book a five star-rating and calling it a must read.But she doesnt go far enough!This book, and its sequel, Volume Two, are masterpieces of good history and good writing.I review both books under Volume Two but feel compelled to repeat my analysis here as well, and I am not even an astrologer, nor actually believe in it with any certainty.Having completed Volume One, and now, finally, Volume Two after an entire summer of reading, I stand in awe at this man's ability to wade through an ocean of conflicting and confusing history, involving philosophy, religion and social upheavals, and somehow never lose cite of his central thesis--the ebb and flow of astrological beliefs. And all in very readable prose, carefully documented, and largely unbiased. Of course, with such a broad overview, and with so many influences and trends to dissect and analyze, there is no doubt that experts in individual fields may quibble about certain points and generalizations. After all, this is controversial material concerning a movement embraced by some, but reviled by many powerful forces.But that doesn't detract from the value of this encyclopedic work. Whether you believe in Astrology or not, noone can deny that it has played a major role in the intellectual and psychological life of Man since the beginning of time, and a respectful interest in its development is certainly warranted by anyone, whether academic or not. And noone does this with such clarity and insightful prose through the jungle of intellectual ideas than Campion, in two massive volumes of scholarship. I should know...I am a college writing teacher, and can professionally declare that this is great writing, not just great scholarship.I only regret that having read the complete work through once, I will probably have to do it several times over again, before I retain even a tiny portion of the information presented in these dense but fascinating texts.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Dawn of Astrology Volume
    this is a must read for everyone.you do not have to be an astrologer to appreciate the historical sequence of reglion and the sciences.astrology was the first science and without it we would not have medicine, mathematics, astronomy or any of the knowledge we have today.The Dawn of Astrology clearly outlines the rise and fall of oldest science, astrology. ... Read more

    38. Tetrabiblos
    by Claudius Ptolemy
    Paperback: 165 Pages (2005-03-23)
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    Claudius Ptolemy (c.100 - c.178 AD), of Alexandria, was one of the greatest philosopher/scientists of the ancient world.Among his books are the Almagest, Geography, Optics, Planispherium and Tetrabiblos.

    The earliest surviving version of Tetrabiblos is the paraphrase attributed to Proclus the Philosopher (412-485).Tetrabiblos (literally, "four books") was long thought to be a complete survey of Greek astrology.Recent research suggests this not to be the case, but Ptolemy’s work remains the foundation of western astrology.In particular, his persuasive use of the Tropical Zodiac, rather than the Sidereal, changed western astrology forever.

    Book 1 of Tetrabiblos defines various technical terms and supplies other information needed by the astrologer.Chapters 9, 10 and 11 detail the influence of fixed stars in various constellations.

    Book 2 is the astrology of nations and their rulers.Books 3 & 4 are devoted to Natal Astrology.Book 3, chapter 2, explains Ptolemy’s method of rectifying the Ascendant.Chapter 10 gives a method for determining life expectancy.Book 4 deals with fortunes of wealth & rank, as well as employment, marriage, children, death, etc.

    Also included are extracts from Ptolemy's Almagest (a compendium of Greek astronomy), as well as "Ptolemy’s Centiloquy," a list of aphorisms, the authorship of which is disputed.Many of the 100 deal with horary astrology.They have been studied by astrologers for centuries.

    Translations:Gardner (1911) lists four English translations of Tetrabiblos.The first was by John Walley, 1701.The second was Walley’s translation, edited by Sibley and Brown, 1786, which is said to be worthless.The third, by James Wilson (author of the famous Dictionary of Astrology), was published in 1820.The fourth (this one, by far the best), was by J.M. Ashmand, 1822.A fifth translation was made in 1940 by F.E. Robbins.Of these several translators, only Ashmand could claim to be both a Greek and Latin scholar as well as an experienced astrologer.We are honored to present Ashmand’s translation to a new generation of students.

    Every serious astrologer, from the 3rd century to the present, has studied the Tetrabiblos.With the current revival of traditional astrology, it remains essential reading. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very nice edition
    Ptolomy's "Tetrabiblos" (as most call it today) is the seminal work on western Astrology.It covers a tremendous area including nativities, astrology of events, and advanced matters of interpretation.The work has been one of the most influential works assembled in its day and had a wide-ranging impact on the later developments in Hellenistic times, among the Christian late middle ages, and the Islamic golden age as well.

    This book is nicely typeset with facing page translation.The translation is clear and easy to read, but careful to preserve the original meanings and hence preserving more of Ptolomy's style than many readers might desire.The footnotes are generally helpful and the introduction places much in context.

    Anyone interested in studying the Hellenistic world, Astrology, or the Classics will want to get this book.Highly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars That Aries the Ram was the Sign of the Jews
    Astrologers and astronomers searching for the Star of Bethlehem have long overlooked this primary source for an important piece of evidence: Aries the Ram ruled over Judea. This helped me reveal the Star that pointed the Magi to Judea where the King of the Jews was born on April 17, 6 BC - two years before King Herod died. My book, The Star of Bethlehem: The Legacy of the Magi also made use of other astrological primary sources which showed that to understand the Magi's Star, we need to understand astrology as it practiced as Ptolemy described.

    The Tetrabiblos belongs on every classical historian's bookshelf. It is a major primary source on astrology as it was praticed in Roman times.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must for any Astrology/Metaphysical Library
    The wonderful thing about this translation of Ptolemy's seminal work in Astrology is the conscientious and painstaking work to adhere to the original text which appears on the opposing side of the english texttranslation. I am in a position to corroborate myself its accuracy. As aresult however the English text is not an easy or flowing contemporarystyle. This is not a quick read, and probably should be used as reference.It covers a multitude of Astrological areas and can serve as a springboardto further inquiry. The book is a compact size, typeface and spacingpleasant and non-fatiguing.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Bible amongst astrology litterature.
    This book is the source for most astrology - the ancients as well as the moderns students - who have respect for the art.Claudius Ptolemy was born in Egypt and lived in the years 100-178 (ref. Tetrabiblos)and left thescripts which is presented here in the four books "TetraBiblos".

    It is from this scripts astrologers through the times hasfound the descriptions of the strength of dignities and debillities of theplanets, the methodes of making predictions, subdivisions of the science ofnativities, bodily descriptions etc. ... Read more

    39. LoveScopes: What Astrology Knows about You and the Ones You Love
    by Mark S. Husson
    Paperback: 384 Pages (2009-04)
    list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$9.44
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    Asin: 1401920047
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Each week thousands of listeners tune in to Mark Husson’s Power Peek Hour on Hay House Radio. They know they’ll gain insights into themselves and their relationships that they can only get from astrology, and they trust Mark as the one to lay it on the line for them. Now he leads you on this expedition of love by zodiac sign.

    In this book, Mark takes the astrological signs two-by-two and shines the light of understanding on their relationship with each other. He gives each a LoveScope score to predict the potential success right from the beginning. You can use that score to learn how things can go better, how much effort you’ll need to invest, and how to take a good relationship and make it into a great one.

          Do you want to know what draws you to your partner? Or how to draw out the best in this person? Mark maps this out for you with wisdom, humor, and simplicity, all from his perspective as a trained psychologist. LoveScopes addresses specific characteristics of each sign alone and in partnership, referencing powerful mythological archetypes to illustrate the principles. Let LoveScopes help you fix relationships you have . . . and help you prepare to plunge into those you want!
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    5-0 out of 5 stars LOVE the LOVE!
    Mark Husson is genius! His love of astrology & his desire to teach others is evident in his work & his writing. He beyond hand holds, he guides us to greater versions of ourselves.I highly recommend this book!...For that matter-tune into everything that Mark does.[...] for his extremely informative, enlightening, & fun-loving hour of 'The Power Peak Hour' where you will learn more about astrology, what is happening astrologically & why... You will learn more about yourself & those that you love. It is all SO GOOD!

    5-0 out of 5 stars the astrological Bible that is a must for beginners and advanced students
    This is an amazing astrology book, filled with wit and humor. Very easy to read and it should be kept at one's finger tips for easy reference. I thoroughly recommend this book for everyone. It is full of practical information that we can all use.
    Great, must have book. Mark Husson has really out done himself with Lovescopes!

    5-0 out of 5 stars LOVED this book
    I learned about Mark from Hayhouse Radio.He is so knowledgeable and makes astrology so easy to understand.If you want to learn more about your relationships - this is a must have!

    He takes a lot of confusion out of the astrology signs.Thank you Mark for the wonderful book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars This book helped me save my relationship with a friend
    This book is the best.There was a growing conflict with an old friend and after reading this book I was able to better understand what the differences were and improve our friendship.Thank you for a book with so much useful information.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love Scopes
    Great book, Right on and too the point, Easy to read and understand.
    Had to buy 2 to share with family and friends.
    Mona ... Read more

    40. The Art of Predictive Astrology: Forecasting Your Life Events
    by Carol Rushman
    Paperback: 288 Pages (2002-02-08)
    list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$4.00
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    Asin: 0738701645
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Are you likely to meet a new love soon? Is the coming year a good time for that major career change you've been contemplating? Are you likely to make a lot of money in your life, or will you always be challenged to make the most of what you have?

    The techniques presented in The Art of Predictive Astrology show you how to forecast upcoming trends and life events for yourself, friends and family, and astrological clients. Author Carol Rushman, a practicing astrologer for over twenty-five years, shares her method for astrological prediction, including: the "natal promise" of the birth chart; secondary progressions, including the progressed Moon, and progressed house cusps; transiting planets; lunations (New and Full Moons) and eclipses.

    After reading this book you will be able to predict major events such as marriage, and minor events like receiving a small gift. Real-life examples drawn from the author's experience show you firsthand how to practice the art of predictive astrology.

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    Customer Reviews (12)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good Stuff
    I have been studying astrology for quite a while now, and my biggest issue with it is putting it all together to make a cohesive and informative reading of a chart...this book is a great help.She lays out a plan of action that is easy to understand and follow.I would recommend this book for beginners and advanced students alike.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very clear and helpful instruction
    This is one of the most clearly written and insightful books that I have read - of many astrology books in my library.Carol has a wonderful way of clarifying what other authors have often made confusing.She goes through the natal promise, prediction, and eclipses and the importance of the lunation cycle.Wonderful read!Couldn't put it down.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Worth buying, but not the best
    I refer to 'The Art of Predictive Astrology' relatively often. I think Carol Rushman is a competent astrologer. If you don't have anything else, the book is a great guide to the progressed planets, using aspects to predict marriage and divorce, et cetera.

    My complaint is in the way it's written. No one likes a dry textbook but her book would be much better in a textbook format. Charts (charts in the traditional sense, not astrological charts) and tables would be useful and in fact, would have worked much better than her fleeting glimpses of what some of the signs denote in certain situations. Equally annoying is how personal she made the book ("I don't like the moon in Cancer, but that's because mine is natally in Aquarius" - ?). Personal anecdotes about having children, divorcing, and making money and blah blah blah just detract from the book.

    I have encountered many of the ideas in the book for the first time (for example, early and late degree planets) but again it's tough to make the ideas useful based on what is in the book - she probably means to provoke thought in the reader and have him or her do their own research and discovery, which is good, but the flip side to that is if you're not advanced enough you won't be able to do the predictive astrology that she outlines in the book.

    Good for advanced students of astrology, but beginners and intermediate students will need to learn from other sources. econ

    1-0 out of 5 stars An Inaccurate Mess
    I have been studying astrology for twenty years and practicing it for a few.I bought this book based on the glowing recommendations here on Amazon.I wish I had not.

    The premise of the book is sound.It is that, unless something is promised in the natal chart, then it will not manifest in the life of a client.But the author almost immediately contradicts herself.On page 42 she says: "We are not stuck with the natal promise of our chart.There is always the potential to outgrow the more difficult aspects."WHAT?Does the natal promise matter or does it not?Please make up your mind!

    From there it just gets worse and worse.The chapter called "The Natal Promise" is laughable and exemplary of the rest of this book.The author reduces everything to childish, ridiculous generalizations.For example, the entire section on "Success" is about the Nodes.Apparently, at least if you follow her advice, you have no chance of success unless your North Node is in an angular house (1, 4, 7 or 10).In the section "Violence/Rape," all she discusses are hard aspects between the Moon and Pluto.Try telling my friend who was savagely raped and beaten that she must have imagined it happening to her since she has no aspect in her chart between the Moon and Pluto.

    Not only is this book shoddily written and edited, as another reviewer mentioned, but there are some GLARING errors.In the section on "Vocation," page 68, she claims that "Jackie Kennedy had her tenth-house Neptune in Scorpio, and she was a book editor."Well, Neptune did not even enter Scorpio until 1956 so unless Jackie O. was about seven years old when JFK was shot, then this is completely impossible.

    Finally, a large bulk of this book, maybe a third of it, is devoted to childish, cookbook interpretations which are vastly oversimplified.But my biggest complaint comes with the author's system of making predictions itself.It ultimately relies on eclipses, progressed house cusps and the position of the progressed Moon in order to pinpoint dates and times of events.This, in my experience as an astrologer, simply doesn't work.And as someone else noted, she makes no mention of Solar Arc Directions whatsoever.

    The author's rambling narrative and anecdotes occasionally bring up an interesting observation here and there.But based on all of her other glaring errors and omissions, it makes one wonder if her observations are even worth considering.Ironically, she even promotes in the introduction to the book that astrologers develop a "personal method" in making predictions (in other words, she is suggesting that you may not want to use her method).Honestly, I'm amazed that her method has worked for her, but if you are expecting it to work for you, then you are likely in for a big surprise.

    This book was a huge waste of my time and I wish that I had not purchased it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful Book on Advanced Techniques in Astrology
    First of all, I need to forwarn you, this book is NOT for beginers to astrology, it assumes you're already familiar with the basics.

    I found this book very helpful in my studies; it was a turning point in my use of this ancient science.Where basic natal astrology is useful for providing a basic pyschological profile for the client, the techniques described in this book point out how the progressions point to the evolution of the individual.It also goes into eclipses and how they describe events in the life.
    I would consider this book mandatory reading for anyone beyond the basics.5+ stars for this one! ... Read more

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