Astrology Book Review: Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need
The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need
Author: Joanna Martine Woolfolk
Astrology Level: 1
Our Rating: B-
The title of this book is a mite ambitious. In fact, it almost invites criticism right off the top. However, the author’s direct and simple style is commendable, making this book a decent choice for beginners. While it’s not a thorough exploration of Astrology (the subject is so vast that no book could possibly be the “only” book you’ll need), this book gives a decent foundation from which to begin a study of Astrology.
Interpretations of the sun signs, moon signs, and the Ascendant, as well as health and love topics are some of the book’s stronger points. Each Sun Sign is delineated in a general sense, and then in terms of love and relationship. Sun Sign compatibility is also explored (that is, how an Aries relates to a Taurus, and so forth). The author breaks down the signs into decanates before moving onto an exploration of the Moon signs, Ascendants, and the positions of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto by sign. Interpretations of the placement of the planets in the natal chart by house are given. The rather basic descriptions of the planetary aspects are somewhat disappointing — we find them to be oversimplified.
The author offers a “simplified” method of casting a birth chart — although rather accurate, we recommend using a free chart service on the web for an even easier, and more professional, method of obtaining your birth chart. Synastry, the study of relationships, is touched upon, and a lot of attention is given to Astrology in history and legend.
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