Reviews of New Astrology Books
The following are short reviews of some recently published astrology books.
This book is part of the Astrology Made Easy CD-ROM Series by Llewellyn. It’s a complete book with an included CD-ROM that allows users to input birth data and generate personalized reports that detail money skills, challenges, and possible strategies for better management of one’s finances. The interpretations are pulled from the book itself.
The author discusses the “money planets” and “money houses”, aspects involving the second and eighth houses, and discusses specific money topics, such as inheritance and speculation. The book is appropriate for those relatively new to astrology, as it offers some astrology basics. There are ample examples, and they are intriguing. The interpretations of individual positions, to me, are a little too generalized and often suggest consulting financial advisors. Intermediate students of astrology may not find the interpretations especially valuable, although they are likely to enjoy the case examples. As such, I recommend borrowing this book from the library for intermediate students of astrology as it is unlikely to be especially useful as a reference. However, for newer students of astrology, this book helps point them in the right direction in terms of how to approach chart analysis with money and finances in mind.
More information or to buy: Mapping Your Money: Understanding Your Financial Potential (Astrology Made Easy)
Electional astrology books are few and far between, so I was excited to get my hands on this new book by Joann Hampar. It’s a fresh and modern treatment of the subject of “electing” a favorable day and time for an undertaking. General rules are offered, including discussions of such things as occultations, combustion, eclipses, house rulerships, and more. The bulk of the book is devoted to illustration of different electional subject matter (such as “purchase a car”, “acquire a pet”, and “marriage”) largely through example charts. The appendices include “Principal Horary Rulerships”, which is a list of question matter linked to the houses, planets, and signs, an “Alphabetical List of Electional House Rulerships” (so that readers can, for example, look up a word like “wallet” and find the associated house – the second house), and “Sample Election Charts” that are the author’s actual election charts for clients. Highly recommended.
More information or to buy: Electional Astrology: The Art Of Timing