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Updated on March 11, 2013

Astrology

Astrology - The word Astrology is composed of two greek words that mean 'star' and 'speak'. In other words: Astrology let's the stars speak.

Astrology should not be confused with Astronomy, the scientific observation of the stars and the universe. Astronomy deals with hard facts, Astrology is about predicting personal characteristics and the prediction of the future through the interpretation of the constellation of planets in respect to one's bith date.

The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need - With a CD-Rom

Although this is not the only astrology book that your library will ever need, it is still a valuable title that should be strongly considered. Woolfolk, the horoscope columnist for Marie Claire and Redbook magazines, has updated her classic guide for the first time in 19 years. Thoroughly covered here are sun signs, moon signs, planets, and the significance of the 12 zodiacal houses, as well as the most recent discoveries in astronomy and 21st-century projections. The author gives an easy, logical way to integrate the interpretations of the sun signs, moon signs, planets, and houses in any given chart, something not easily done or often seen in general astrology books. The book's only shortcoming is its lack of instruction on making a detailed technical chart, which is necessary if one is to cast a complete and accurate horoscope. However, Woolfolk compensates for this by teaching a simplified method that is about 90 percent accurate enough to get a beginner started and includes a bibliography for further instruction. Astronomical tables are included to help cast the simplified chart. A great bargain for the price, this is highly recommended for all astrology collections. Marija Sanderling, Nesmith Lib., Windham, NH

The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need: With an Interactive CD-ROM
The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need: With an Interactive CD-ROM

If you are just beginning to study astrology and are looking for a book with ALL the basics, this is a great start. I always recommend this book to starters. I am deep into astrology and when my friends ask me how to begin, I tell them this book without hesitation. I have a library of books on the subject and I love many of them - although, if I were to pick one book to help one begin learning astrology, this is the one. However, when one becomes advanced with astrology this book leaves many questions unanswered. For example, it does not go in depth about retrogrades, nodes, or the part of fortune. Someone else mentioned Schulman and I 100% agree that he goes in depth with books on EACH of these subjects for the advanced astrologer. -- Stacie L. Henehan (New Albany, IN USA)

 

Astrology for Yourself - Douglas Bloch / Demetra George - How to Understand And Interpret Your Own Birth Chart

Astrology for Yourself is designed to introduce you to the language, art, and science of astrology through a series of self-directed, program-learning exercises that will literally enable you to write your own chart interpretation.

Aside from providing you a wealth of knowledge about your birth chart, Astrology for Yourself promises to promote personal growth and change your life.

Demetra George is a professor at Kepler College where she teaches the history of astrology in ancient and medieval civilizations as well as the techniques of Hellenstic astrology.

Douglas Bloch's recent publication, Healing from Depression: 12 Weeks to a Better Mood, has been acclaimed as "a lifeline to healing." He facilitates ongoing support groups for people who suffer from depression and anxiety.

Astrology for Yourself: How to Understand And Interpret Your Own Birth Chart
Astrology for Yourself: How to Understand And Interpret Your Own Birth Chart

I have not ever found a better astrology book for those people who simply want to understand their own chart. They don't want to wade knee deep through understanding the possible planet/sign/house/aspect combinations for the rest of the world. (or they don't want to dedicate the number of years it takes to become adept). This book can take them from zero understanding to a respect and deepened understanding of their own chart. It is also one of the best beginner books I have ever seen for those people who do want to begin a more dedicated study of astrology. Organized, well put together and in a logical and manageable order. I teach an intro to astrology course and am constantly asked which book I'd recommend for the students to delve into their own charts. This is the only one I've found out of a rather extensive personal library. Grab your copies while you're still able to find them or hope for a reprint on this amazing book. Intermediate students can also use it to further their depth of study. -- Jillianne Simpson (New York)

 

Chinese Astrology - Chinese Horoscope - Suzanne White

Here is a complete and easy-to-use guide to the Chinese horoscope, written by world-famous astrologer and best-selling author Suzanne White.

An ancient zodiac system, Chinese astrology is based on a cycle of twelve years, each governed by a particular animal. We are all born under the sign of one of these animals, and each of us has a unique destiny and character determined by that sign. In addition to learning how to determine and analyze your own horoscope, this book will provide you with startling insights into your friends, lovers and yourself as you gain a deeper understanding of the forces governing interactions between people.

Peppered throughout are anecdotes about famous personalities, illustrating how their characters are influenced by their birth years.Lively and engaging, Suzanne White's Chinese Astrology Plain and Simple is sure to be an instant best-seller.

Chinese Astrology Plain and Simple
Chinese Astrology Plain and Simple

Have you felt miffed and somewhat insulted in the past when someone told you that you were an animal? Wouldn't it be enlightening to find out just what kind of an animal you are? In Suzanne White's your beast. The book, as the name implies, is easy to understand and fun to read. For those who feel jaded and lackluster about everyday life, this book brings incredible insight detailing the different personas determined by the year in which you were born. The chapters also include a sub-category which combines your Western and Eastern signs to provide specialized info and a separate read for both the females and the males of the Chinese chart. Authoress Suzanne White sprinkles the book with stories of Horses, Tigers, Goats (...and so on!) she has known throughout her life, safeguarding the book against the dry and clinical air so many non-fiction books assume. You will learn compatabilities in affairs of the heart, social affairs, business affairs, and family affairs. And if all these juicy tidbits weren't enough, the best gift of all is bestowed upon the reader... the grand finale of the book tells what each year holds in store for your sign! Whether you have an passionate interest in astrology, or just like an amusing (and INTERESTING) read, I highly recommend Plain and Simple. This was Suzanne White's first book, and it is certainly no accident that it was plucked back out and re-printed for a whole new group of fans to devour! -- M. Mcdonald "Miss P" (Kauai, Hawaii)

 

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Vedic Astrology

What's Your Dosha, Baby?: Discover the Vedic Way for Compatibility in Life and Love
What's Your Dosha, Baby?: Discover the Vedic Way for Compatibility in Life and Love

Who would have thought that the ancient Vedic health science system from India could give rise to a highly effective and hip Western guide to creating successful, harmonious, and exciting relationships! WHAT'S YOUR DOSHA, BABY? does that and more. Take the quiz and learn your dosha. Take the quiz and learn about the dosha of your significant other. Bring greater harmony and joy to your relationship than you could have dreamed. The principles apply across the board - business relationships, the sister you never quite understood, the relationship patterns you'd like to do differently and with more satisfaction. I'm giving this book to everyone on my holiday list.

 
Vedic Astrology Simply Put: An Illustrated Guide to the Astrology of Ancient India
Vedic Astrology Simply Put: An Illustrated Guide to the Astrology of Ancient India

Vedic Astrology Simply Put is a colorful, fun, and simplified entry into the mysterious and captivating world of Vedic Astrology, called Jyotish in India. William R. Levacy, an astrologer with more than two decades of experience, offers beautifully rendered illustrations and text to ease your understanding of this ancient system of behavior and trend analysis. This book gives you straightforward guidance on:

- How to decipher the myths and origins of Vedic astrology

- How Vedic astrology differs from Western or Tropical astrology

- The Vedic style of interpreting the Sun, Moon, planets, houses, and signs

- How the Vedic seers used the Moon signs (called nakshatras) and other special techniques to zero in on how people behave

- How to use Ayurveda, the Science of Health; and Vastu-the Science of Space (India's counterpart to Feng Shui)-integrated with Vedic astrology, the Science of Time

Much of the Vedic art was custom created for this book by master artists in India. There's also a special bonus enclosed-a free CD-Rom of the popular "Parashara's Light SE" Vedic astrology software.

 
Beneath a Vedic Sun: Discover Your Life Purpose with Vedic Astrology
Beneath a Vedic Sun: Discover Your Life Purpose with Vedic Astrology

Beneath a Vedic Sun -Discover Your Life Purpose with Vedic Astrology, provides its readers with principles and practices used in career assessment drawn from the fields Vedic philosophy, modern career assessment, Vedic astrology, and the sister-sciences of Ayurveda and Vastu. These career guidelines will help readers discover the type of work for which they are best suited, and will encourage them to develop the competency necessary to reach the highest levels of their destiny.

Example charts, illustrations, graphs, Internet search tips, and resource lists are provided to enrich your learning experience. There is also a special bonus enclosed with the book--- a free CD of the popular "Parashara's Light SE" Vedic astrology software.

 
A Thousand Suns: Designing Your Future with Vedic Astrology
A Thousand Suns: Designing Your Future with Vedic Astrology

This book is best suited for absolute beginners to Vedic Astrology. If you don't have your Vedic astrology chart, the book guides you how to compose it based on Western astrology chart - roughly by deducting 23 degrees - specific degrees are listed for each year from 1930 - 2029. The book contains blank forms which you can fill in with your personal information as you follow along. What you'll learn in this book are descriptions of vedic signs, planets, houses, 12 adityas, qualities of the vedic houses, 27 nakshastras, how to gauge planetary strenghts and weaknesses, how to find several yogas, take a glance at few vedic subcharts, as well as dashas.

Explanation of points is further elucidated through several sample charts related both to people and to events.

Once you have a glimpse into your own chart, you can look at different remendial measures such as using mantras, fire rituals (yagyas), prayers to appropriate aspect of Divine, engaging in selfless service, and generally living as a spiritually conscious being.

This book is written in a simple language and is entertaining to read. There is also a lot of good, common-sense advice and Linda has managed to put astrology in a proper perspective, as a tool that helps the individual to navigate successfully through life. The idea is to make the most with your talents and well, if you find it's going to rain, you prepare yourself and get an umbrella before you go out, instead of bemoaning your destiny. There's always something you can do to live fulfilling life and about half of this book is dedicated to taking constructive action. -- Laura De Giorgio (Canada)

 

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