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Past Life Astrology: Use Your Birthchart to Understand Your Karma

Review Judy Hall’s Past Life Astrology: Use Your Birthchart to Understand Your Karma

When I told several astrologers that my new book, Stars Behind the Tortured Soul Healing Past-Life Memories Through Astrology is about past life astrology and Holocaust reincarnation, they have all said “good, we need more books out there on past life astrology”. They are right, because there are not enough. I am glad to have added one to the small …

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The Sextile

Book Reviews – Understanding Aspects: The Inconjunct and The Sextile By Alan Epstein

I am a student, and began a search for any information available regarding YOD configurations for a research project. I found only limited information and it would seem to me that the Yod has not warranted in-depth study, perhaps because it is a nebulous figure in itself or because it is considered a minor aspect. This was very frustrating as …

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Jungian Archetypes - Jung, Gödel, and the History of Archetypes

Book Review Jungian Archetypes – Jung, Gödel, and the History of Archetypes

A book can make definitive statements or it can provoke thought. Robin Robertson‘s book Jungian Archetypes – ‘Jung Gödel and the History of Archetypes’ does both. His overview of the development of philosophy, science, mathematics and psychology and their juxtapositioning shows interesting parallels in collective thought. Robertson delves into the ancient world, eastern and western traditions, selecting leading thinkers of …

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Review The Astrology of Sex by Kim Farnell

Even though relationships are tops among topics posed to astrologers, there are very few books that address them well. And there are even fewer books that discuss sexuality. This may be the reason that the soda pop Sextrology has done so well. Astrology and sex – who wouldn’t buy it? But a book on sex without mentioning Venus doesn’t do …

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Review The Next Step Complete Horoscope Interpretation by Maritha Pottenger

For many astrology students and budding professionals, the hardest step is moving from “bits and pieces” astrology to making sense of the whole chart. Although “cookbooks” in the field are a great place to begin (breaking down each interpretation as planet in sign, or planet in house, or planet in aspect), at some point, we all have to learn to …

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Review Solar Arcs – By Noel Tyl

Noel Tyl has written another wonderful teaching book. It’s also very interesting, especially the parts that are autobiographical. Noel uses his own well-timed chart to show hallmarks in his life, and moments of decision making. He urges the writer to use their own chart in a similar manner. Not only can you learn a great deal about an interesting technique, …

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Review The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Astrology

Despite the unfortunate title, a knock-off of the “Dummy” genre, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Astrology is actually a pretty good over-all “beginner’s guide” to astrology. Written in straightforward language, and a sometimes humorous, tongue-in-cheek style, the guide covers all the basics from house and planetary placements to aspects and relationship comparisons. Some purists may not like the fact that …

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Review The Book of Rulerships – Keywords From Classical Astrology by J. Lee Lehman

Lee Lehman is an wonderful scholar. For those of us with less patience, she created a most useful resource and one I am loath to leave at home. It is a book of rulerships. She willingly waded through old manuscripts to bring us a comprehensive list of astrological rulerships. It is organized into three sections: Planetary Rulerships, Sign Rulership and …

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Review The Ultimate Astrologer – Nicholas Campion

The Ultimate Astrologer is divided into 17 Chapters covering everything from the planets to becoming a professional astrologer. Also included are the necessary tables for calculating a birth chart so that you don’t need to go and buy extra books if you want to have a go at working out your own birth chart. The tables provided are aimed for …

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Review Perfect Match – Discovering Your Soulmate

If you are in a relationship and are interested in looking to the stars for checking on the astrological compatibility of your union then this is definitely a book for you. Anastatia Miller specialises in Eastern and Western astrology and is a certified astrological professional of the International Society for Astrological Research. She is also a research member of the …

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Review New Moon Astrology – Jan Spiller

Jan Spiller has done a great job on making astrological knowledge accessible to the everyday person in her new book ‘New Moon Astrology – Using New Moon Power Days to Change and Revitalize Your Life‘. She has a long history of involvement in the astrological field, including contributions as a monthly columnist for Dell Horoscope, the astrology magazine with the …

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Review Children’s Past Lives – How Past Life Memories Affect Your Child

Children’s Past Lives by Carol Bowman is a book that every parent, hypnotherapist, and family or child therapist needs to read. The personal accounts in the book will make you weep with joy and feel humbled by the extraordinary power of children’s wisdom. It gives you a profound glimpse into the souls of these beings in little bodies, renewing your …

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Review Business Astrology 101 – Weaving The Web Between Business And Myth – Georgia Stathis

Perfect timing Georgia! With the current Saturn/Pluto opposition demanding our immediate attention for the next year, what better book to read than Business Astrology 101. Even if you’re not interested in business, this book gives us an up close and personal look at Saturn and how our fears keep us stuck in dead end jobs and careers. Business Astrology 101 …

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