New Astrology Books
Karmic Astrology: Past Lives, Present Loves by Ruth Aharoni
“Is there a karmic connection that binds us to the closest people in our lives? If so, how can we gain insight from past incarnations? Perhaps the answers to these mind-boggling riddles lie in the stars.
In Karmic Astrology, Ruth Aharoni demonstrates how to learn from the karmic footprints visible in an astrological birth chart. She identifies the distinctive karmic characteristics found in the astrological signs, planets, aspects, houses, nodes, and elements. This groundbreaking book can help readers identify karmic partners, understand why a particular mate was chosen, and improve current relations with friends, family members, and spouses. In addition to valuable relationship insight, this book also provides advice and meditations for attracting a soul mate.”
Between Past & Presence by Eric Meyers, M.A.
“Between Past & Presence: A Spiritual View of the Moon & Sun, is an astrology book written at an advanced-beginner to intermediate level for a general audience. This book addresses the relationship between the Moon and Sun and the relevance to spiritual growth. Through exploring signs, houses, aspects, rulerships, nodes, cycles and eclipses, a new paradigm of the luminaries is offered. In short, spiritual growth is furthered by integrating awareness and vitality (Sun) into the depths of the unconscious (Moon). By resolving the past (Moon), we are able to be fully in the present (Sun).”
Aspects by Robin Antepara
“Planetary aspects-the dynamic relationships and energy exchanges between planets-can influence birth charts in profound ways. Picking up where sun sign astrology leaves off, aspects open up new dimensions in understanding how the stars affect us.
This innovative guide challenges the conventional notion that certain planetary relationships (squares, oppositions, and conjunctions) are “bad,” while harmonious ones (sextiles and trines) are “good.” Using plain language, Robin Antepara explores both types and explains how each is important. Her down-to-earth, lively approach includes many case histories of famous people, ranging from historical figures to celebrities. Readers will learn how Princess Diana alchemized a square between Venus and Uranus and about Martha Stewart’s problematic trine between the Sun and Mars.”
Venus by Anne Massey
“Who is an enticing beauty, a bitch goddess, and the queen of every natal chart? Venus, of course! Investigating this heavenly body from all angles, Anne Massey brings new dimension to this undervalued planet.
Exploring Venus in mythology, fairy tales, and contemporary archetypes such as Marilyn Monroe, Massey uncovers this planet’s striking personality. A close look at her cycles reveals gorgeous symmetry and sacred geometry, linking Venus to the golden mean, the pentagram, and other significant symbols. The author also focuses on this extraordinary planet’s aspects and phases, in addition to her impact in the houses and signs, and discusses Venus retrogrades in depth. Lastly, no book on Venus would be complete without examining her dynamic influence on love and marriage.”
Houses (Special Topics in Astrology) by Gwyneth Bryan
Blending astrology, psychology, and metaphor, this astrological guide helps readers grasp the dynamics of each of the twelve astrological houses. Humor and personal anecdotes bring astrological concepts-such as the Ascendant, Descendant, Midheaven, and the Nadir-to life. The astrological birth charts of Bill Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Donald Trump, Martha Stewart, George W. Bush, and other important icons are used as colorful examples to demonstrate how the planets within each house can influence childhood, physical appearance, personality, career, relationships, spiritual growth, and other aspects of life.”
The Houses – Temples of the Sky by Deborah Houlding
“In this revised and expanded edition of her first book, Deborah Houlding presents original research into the history and development of house meanings. The astrological circle of houses is perceived as a wheel of life, covering the full spectrum of human experience from formation of character through to death. Why did the ancient astrologers devise the scheme in such a way that it does not seem to follow the natural order of life? Where do the meanings for each house come from and how have they been adapted over the centuries – more importantly, why? Other books have attempted to resolve these issues, but none have provided adequate answers. In The Houses: Temples of the Sky Deborah Houlding’s clear narrative & original research into the history & development of house meanings explores the symbolic threads that are embedded into the philosophy of houses, strengthening our understanding of their use in practical application.”
Vocations (Special Topics in Astrology) by Noel Tyl
“People spend more of their lifetime working than doing anything else. A job is important not just for survival but also for a sense of personal fulfillment. Choosing the right vocation means having the ability to support yourself financially as well as gaining a sense of significance and success.
Seeing the vocation’s profile within the horoscope has been one of the most difficult tasks astrologers encounter, burdened with laborious details. Now, for the first time ever, master astrologer Noel Tyl presents the “Midheaven Extension Process,” a highly innovative approach to vocational astrology that is elegant in its simplicity and relevance to the modern job culture. Vocations: The New Midheaven Extension Process is a much-needed guide that will change forever the process for vocational consulting.” See our full review.
Mapping Your Travels & Relocation (Astrology Made Easy) Finding the Best Place for You (Book and CD-ROM set) by Maritha Pottenger and Kris Brandt Riske, M.A.
“Some of the most important life decisions involve choosing a new place to live. Whether you’re selecting a college, planning retirement, launching a fresh career, or seeking a soul mate, your new location will have a significant impact on your life.
No matter your goal, Mapping Your Travels & Relocation can point you in the right direction. This astrological guidebook demonstrates how to take advantage of the planets and their powerful influence upon entrepreneurial efforts, artistic talent, family dynamics, scholarly success, and romance. No previous astrological knowledge is required. Included with the book is an easy-to-use CD-ROM which makes it a cinch for beginners to calculate the ideal location to meet their needs.”
Managing Your Health & Wellness A Guide to Holistic Health (Book and CD-ROM set) by Diane L. Cramer
“Whether it’s feeling more energized, losing a few pounds, or alleviating a chronic condition, almost everyone would like to improve some area of their health. With the easy-to-use, completely personalized system found in Managing Your Health & Wellness, anyone can achieve and maintain optimum health.
All you need to know is the birth date, time, and location for yourself or the person whose report you are running. The report includes an easy-to-understand astrological birth chart. It analyzes the following factors: exercise and behavior patterns, mental outlook, cravings, resistance to disease, activity level, ability to handle stress, and much more. Finally, it offers suggestions for improving health and well-being that are tailored specifically to the individual whose chart is under consideration.”
Skymates, Vol. II: The Composite Chart by Steven Forrest and Jodie Forrest has been some time coming, and we’re thrilled it’s been released. This book is entirely devoted to interpretations of the composite chart, with delineations of composite planets and nodes in the signs and houses (not in aspect). We will have a full review of the book soon.
Cycles Of Life: Understanding The Principles Of Predictive Astrology by Rod Suskin, with a Foreword by Noel Tyl. Includes planetary cycles, such as Venus and Mars cycles for love, sex, and money, and Mars and Jupiter cycles for success. Moon cycles reveal our changing feelings, and long-term cycles of the outer planets help us to understand crises and change in our lives. We are currently reviewing this title, and a full review is coming soon.
“Change is an inevitable part of life. Major life changes can propel us toward exciting growth or difficult setbacks. Renowned astrologer Rod Suskin describes how the planets are implicitly connected to important transitions in our lives, and offers advice on how to use these times to our advantage.
In straightforward language, Suskin explains the nature of each planetary cycle, as well as seven-year-rhythms, personal development in specific age ranges, Mercury retrograde periods, birthdays, midlife crises, and living according to the Sun’s natural rhythm. With the easy-to-follow tables and worksheets in this book, you can determine the specific timing of your own cycles as you are learning about them. This one-of-a kind guidebook also explores how to benefit from the influence of the planets on many day-to-day aspects of life, including relationships, money management, business and home life.”
Mapping Your Money: Understanding Your Financial Potential (Astrology Made Easy)“Mapping Your Money starts with a step-by-step exploration of your birth chart. No previous astrological knowledge is required. From there, you will learn basic techniques to interpret a birth chart from a financial perspective-such as discovering which of the birth chart’s twelve houses are considered money houses, and determining where your money planets are in your own birth chart. The CD-ROM enables you to quickly and easily generate personalized financial astrological profiles for yourself or others, while learning the essentials of astrology at your own pace.
With this book and CD-ROM, you will be able to look at a birth chart and create a detailed profile that reveals both money management aptitudes and challenges as well as individualized strategies for strengthening your financial status. Specific areas covered in Mapping Your Money include:
-Windfalls & speculation
The CD-ROM included with this book runs on Windows 95/98/ME/XP and was developed by Cosmic Patterns, a leading developer of astrological software.”
This book is designed for beginners. For a slightly more advanced exploration of the astrology of money, see our review of Astrology & Money: What’s Your Wealth Quotient?.
Mapping Your Sex Life: Understanding Your Approach To Passion, Trust & Intimacy (Astrology Mage Easy) by Stephanie Clement is another title in the Astrology Made Easy series, which is designed for beginners, and comes with a CD-ROM that generates reports based on the text in the book.
“Mapping Your Sex Life can help you understand the desires, fantasies, motivations, and expectations of you and your partner. Learn how love, karma, spirituality, shame, secrets, and self-awareness impact sexuality. No previous astrological knowledge is needed. A birth date and time is all that’s required to gain astrological help in achieving a physically, emotionally, and spiritually satisfying sex life.
The CD-ROM included with this book runs on Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP and was developed by Cosmic Patterns, a leading developer of astrological software.”
Astrology of Midlife and Aging (May 2005) by astrology veteran, Erin Sullivan. Expect some heavy reading from an expert.
“The first in-depth analysis of how an individual’s natal horoscope reveals the unique challenges and opportunities of midlife.
Between the ages of thirty-seven and forty-one, something mysterious takes place within the psyche. Jung called this phase our “unlived life,” assuming rightly that midlife did not inaugurate a time of rapid decay, loss of libido, and inevitable deathbut rather ushered in a period in which one might review one’s life and build upon a strong foundation toward the next phase of adulthood.
Acclaimed astrologer Erin Sullivan takes us through the vast changes that astrology reveals as we reach middle age. It is a moment in life that is characterized by the planet Uranus, one filled with opportunities to both rethink the past and move forward toward the future, “witnessing” our lives in the way Uranus connotes. There exist no maps of the terrainexcept the natal horoscope.”
Electional Astrology: The Art Of Timing (June 2005) by Joann Hampar. This book is designed for intermediate students of astrology, and offers tips and techniques for choosing the right dates for business deals, weddings, and more. This book explores the complex branch of astrology called electional astrology.
“Planning a wedding? Scheduling surgery? Buying a house? How do you choose a date and time that offers the best chance of success? The odds are in your favor when you plan life events using electional astrology-a branch of astrology that helps you align with the power of the universe.
Professional astrologer Joann Hampar teaches the principles of electional astrology-explaining the significance of each planet and how to time events according to their cycles. Readers will learn how to analyze the planetary alignments and compile an electional chart that pinpoints the optimal time to buy a diamond ring, adopt a pet, close a business deal, take a trip, move, file an insurance claim, take an exam, schedule a job interview, and just about anything else!”
“Astrology as a spiritual discipline rather than a predictive system. Most of what has been written in the name of astrology refers to personality and prediction. Divine Astrology presents Astrology in its true sense as a spiritual rather than predictive system. It sees personality as being an expression of Spirit, and life as being a journey of Spirit driven by cosmic forces and governed by definite laws. Seen in this way the user is no longer simply a hapless puppet of the astrological influences prevailing at birth and through life. He or she is seen as an entity who can become en rapport with the very energies that are the stuff of astrology, the Planetary Powers. It relates these to the nature of God, to other religions and to modern cosmology and physics. We are co-creators with God, and by communing with the Hands of God, the Planetary Powers, we can change our destiny for the better.
To this end, Divine Astrology first equips the reader with the Scriptures, the planets, Signs and Houses that tell what forces we are all subject to. But we are direct expressions of these Powers and Conditions, and so are able to commune with them. This paves the way for the esoteric teaching that we are able to become as Gods. It leads onto the Rituals that are the Practice of Astrology, the Cosmic Religion. Like any religion, this involves prayer and ceremony, but more precisely Invocation. The equipment of these Rituals are the 40 Cards that come with the book. The seeker is shown ways to resolve problems, have questions answered, attain support and security, receive enlightenment, become empowered.”
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