Astrology for the Light Side of the Brain
Author: Kim Rogers-Gallagher
Astrology Level: 1/2
Our Rating: A
The casual style of this astrology primer makes it an easy and fun read, and, at the same time, Astrology for the Light Side of the Brain is packed with valuable information.
The style is definitely light, but the information offered is weighty. Readers will come away from the book with a very solid understanding of the basics, including the signs, houses, planets, and all those astrology terms that might otherwise intimidate newcomers to the subject (such as retrograde, debility, and interceptions). The author covers topics that are not-so-basic as well, such as asteroids, Chiron, and composite charts. She introduces readers to such astrology branches as mundane and horary astrology. Introductions to the nodes, vertex, part of fortune, fixed stars, synastry, progressions, transits, astrolocality maps, minor aspects, and more, are also included. Each concept tackled is presented well and in such a way that readers truly “get it”. The book is entirely readable and the style is playful. For example, regarding empty houses, she writes, “If you’ve got oneor a whole bunch, evendon’t panic. You don’t need to call anyone.”
This is the type of book that I wish was published when I was starting out learning astrology. The title is a good one, and an apt one as well, but it isn’t quite gimmicky enough to earn it a lot of marketing appeal (such as The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need) and, on the other end of the spectrum, it suggests that the book might be “lighter” than it really is. This is an excellent book that shouldn’t be taken lightly, but that goes down very easily. It’s truly valuable for beginning students of astrology.
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