Books about the Basics of Astrology
Literature not just for Beginners
All books described here can be bought in any good bookshop and offer a solid introduction to Western astrology - they give guidelines that even beginners can apply.
Astrology, How & Why It Works: An Introduction to Basic Astrology
by Marc E. Jones
Originally published in 1945, this easy to understand beginners guide is an in depth investigation of astrological symbolism. It demystifies astrological prediction, and relates theoretical understanding to the experience and practical concerns of the reader. At each stage of the book, Dr Jones anticipates and answers the readers' questions, so that the explanation of the houses, signs and planets of the horoscope becomes a guide that even a beginner can understand and apply. Every element of the horoscope is illustrated in terms of everyday living, and each technical detail is lucidly explained. This classic text has demonstrated its value in serving the needs of students and friends of astrology for almost 50 years.
448 pages, Aurora Press
Llewellyn's Complete Book of Astrology: The Easy Way to Learn Astrology
by Kris Riske
The easiest way to learn astrology is to start with yourself. Your astrological birth chart is a powerful tool for gaining a deeper understanding of your unique gifts, talents, challenges, and life's purpose. As you begin to decipher the wealth of information in your own birth chart, you'll experience astrology in a personally meaningful way - which makes it easier to understand and remember. Once you learn the basics of astrology, you'll be able to read the birth charts of yourself and others.
336 pages, Llewellyn Publications
The Only Way to Learn Astrology, Vol 1: Basic Principles
by Marion D. March and Joan McEvers
There are many introductory astrology books on the market, but only this one follows March and McEvers' unique, systematic method. "The Only Way to Learn Astrology" is a true teaching text that shows you how to proceed step by step toward mastery of the fundamentals of astrology.
320 pages, ACS Publications
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Various Topics for the Interested Reader
All books described here can be bought in any good bookshop and deal with topics that are of special interest for the intermediate and advanced astrologer.
Astrology is a group of systems, traditions, and beliefs which hold that the relative positions of celestial bodies and related details can provide information about personality, human affairs, and other terrestrial matters. A practitioner of astrology is called an astrologer. Astrologers believe that the movements and positions of celestial bodies either directly influence life on Earth or correspond to events experienced on a human scale. Modern astrologers define astrology as a symbolic language, an art form, or a form of divination. Despite differences in definitions, a common assumption of astrologers is that celestial placements can aid in the interpretation of past and present events, and in the prediction of the future.
Books you need to cast a Horoscope
Basics and Special Horoscope Types
The books described here explain different aspects that should (or can) be considered when casting a horoscope - basic principles and new elaborate methods are given by the authors. The books can be bought in any good bookshop.
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