book review

Let’s analyze the astrological books, let judge what is good, adding valuable information, helping people to learn, opening our minds and what is useless, ordinary, making us to waste our time.

 

I think astrology is not something we must just “feel”, just understanding a couple of symbols, ideas and match them to give the results we want. I think who wants to learn astrology must read a lot and study to see if what he is learning is applying in day to day life. There are a lot of people, who call themselves astrologers, who read three or four trash-books, understood some things about the planets, houses etc. and when they are not having results, when their astrology is not working, they are just hiding under all kind of  philosophies and metaphysical ideas. It is not a good approach! I don’t say that is someone who knows astrology perfect and he has always results. No! But, when we are not “hitting the target”, let do not hide under those philosophies, let accept that we are not good enough, that we don’t fully understand astrology. Because not astrology or other philosophical ideas are the problem. We are the problem. Astrology is perfect. We are not and we can’t understand everything is happening.

So, in order to improve our skill and our attitude we must read books to see what others are thinking and integrate what is useful in our system.

I hope you will enjoy my reviews which will help you choose the book you really need. I also hope you will comment them and add your own reviews. I always like comments and…critics.

P.S.  I will try to explain the books rating system used here in relation with the astrological dignities.

 

Astrological       Book

  Dignity            Rating                         Opinion/Advice

 

Domicile             9-10             it is extraordinary, any person interested in astrology

should read it

Exaltation           8-9              you will enjoy reading this book, it is a very good one,

you will learn a lot

Triplicity              7-8              it is a good book, useful information

Peregrine          6-7               it is a mediocre one, read it if you have a special interest

on the subject, it won’t be a pleasure to read

Fall                      5-6              avoid it

Detriment          0-5              don’t touch it

 

Astrology book reviews:

1. Horoscope Symbols by Robert Hand – 9,7

2. Planets in Transit by Robert Hand – 9,6

3. Mundane Astrology by M. Baigent, N. Campion and C. Harvey – 9,5

4. The Art of Stealing Fire: Uranus in the Horoscope by Liz Greene – 9,4

5. Angles and Predictions by Martha Lang-Wescott – 9,35

6. Astrological Roots by Joseph Crane – 9,3

7. Predictive Astrology by Bernadette Brady – 8,9

8. Cosmic Loom by Dennis Elwell – 8,85

9. Matheseos Libri VIII by Firmicus Maternus – 8,8

10. The Outer Planets and Their Cycles by Liz Greene – 8,79

11. Les Astres et l’Histoire by Andre Barbault – 8,75

12. Essays on Astrology by Robert Hand – 8,72

13. A Practical Guide to Traditional Astrology by Joseph Crane – 8,7

14. Night and Day Planetary Sect in Astrology by Robert Hand – 8,6

15. The Book of World Horoscopes by Nicholas Campion – 8,5

16. Harmonics in Astrology by John Addey – 8,45

17. Exploring Jupiter by Stephen Arroyo – 8,4

18. Cosmic Influences on Human Behavior by Michel Gauquelin – 8,3

19. Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars by Bernadette Brady – 8,3

20. The Houses by Deborah Houlding – 8,2

21. Progressed Horoscope by Alan Leo – 8,1

22. The Fixed Stars & Constellations by Vivian Robson – 8

23. Chronology of the Astrology by Robert Hand – 7,95

24. Eclipses by Celeste Teal – 7,9

25. Astrology and the Causes of War by Jamie Macphail – 7,85

26. The Beginning of Wisdom by Avraham Ibn-Ezra – 7,8

27. Saturn by Liz Greene – 7,75

28. Whole Sign Houses by Robert Hand – 7,5

29. The Sabian Symbols in Astrology – 7,2

30. The Arabic Parts in Astrology by Robert Zoller – 7,1

31. The Abbreviation of the Introduction to Astrology by Abu Ma’shar – 7

32. Classical Astrology for Modern Living by Lee Lehman – 6,5

33. Essential Dignities by Lee Lehman – 6