Astrology for Beginners: An Easy Guide to Understanding and Interpreting Your Chart

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Llewellyn Worldwide, 1992 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 278 pages
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The Best Self-Teaching Guide
for Beginning Astrologers

Learn the basics of astrology in one easy-to-read book! This popular introductory guide starts with the philosophy of astrology, and simple definitions of its terms. Next, it explains all of the essentials, including planets, houses, aspects, and chart construction and interpretation. With this book, you can learn:

·How to create and interpret your own birth chart
·The basics of timing and prediction techniques
·Simple methods to construct a rough chart in minutes without using math
·An easy method to calculate an accurate chart mathematically

Astrology for Beginners includes a free birth chart offer to help you get started, and references to more detailed material for those who wish to go further with their studies.

 

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Mixed feelings about this book. One the one hand, it still po rtrays Leo as too soft for the powerful and fierce LION it is. They forgot to mention that Leo too is the Warrior-king of the Zodiac and like the lion will defeat any and all rivals.
And lol...Capricorn is certainly NOT the "strongest sign in the Zodiac" and neither is Scorpio. Who was the first modern astrologer to come up with such nonsense? In fact, they are the emotionally weakest signs since they are the weakest placements for the Moon which rules over emotions and the inner self. Capricorn in particular was seen by the ancients as a malignant and sickly sign. And since Saturn was seen as the Sun's enemy, Sun in Capricorn was usually not a good placement.
Also, Leo isn't the "performer" or "clown" but rather the warrior-king or conqueror of the Zodiac. Again..lions.
But on the other hand, at least this author did acknowledge that power is Leo's keyword and is integral to the sign and its qualities. But still... it's a LION and should've been described as having the traits of one.
 

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Astrology Basics.
Examples required.
Good Read.

Contents

AstrologyThe Big Picture
3
Natal Astrology
15
The Language of Astrology
23
Sun Sign MiniProfiles
39
The Planets
61
The Aspects
85
The Houses
95
The Modern WayBy Computer
111
The Original WayBy Math
135
Planets in the Signs
155
Planets in the Houses
185
The Aspects
215
Signs on the House Cusps
265
Putting It All Together
271
References
277
Index
283

The Fast WayBy Eyeballing
121

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About the author (1992)

William W. Hewitt was a freelance writer, the author of eight books and several hypnosis audio tapes published by Llewellyn.  He spent more than thirty years as a professional writer and editor in the computer, nuclear power and mining industries.  He was a certified clinical hypnotheriapist and frequently lectured on hypnosis, mind power, self-improvement, metaphysics, and related subjects.

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