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My 3 Favorite Astrology Books

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The thing about astrology is the more astrology books your read the more you realize there is to learn. Astrology is such a fantastic tool to understand yourself and your own actions, as well as the behavior of people around you. I bought my first astrology book when I was 14. It was a book about my Sun sign, Virgo, and I still remember the excitement – I couldn’t wait to get home to read it, but opened it there and then on the street, as soon as I got out from the book store. Since then I’ve read quite a few astrology books and here are my review of some.

My 3 Favorite Astrology Books 

Linda Goodman: Sun Signs – Every astrologer will tell you: Don’t read books about only the Sun sign! Well, this is the book that is the exception to that rule. Goodman was one of the most brilliant astrologers that ever lived, and this thick book, first published in 1968, is a classic and a must-read for everyone interested in astrology. She had solid knowledge, very strong intuition and a great pen. Goodman was incredibly observant and so spot on in her descriptions that it’s almost scary. Reading her descriptions makes me laugh of loud sometimes because they are so accurate and so funnily written. A description of Sun signs tends to be plain and general. But there’s nothing plain and general about this book. Reading it you’ll get very good foundation knowledge of the qualities of the different signs. And it’s so entertaining you won’t put it down, either! 

My 3 Favorite Astrology Books

Julia and Derek Parker: Parkers Astrology – This is an excellent guide to astrology. The book takes you through all you need to know, starting on scratch – from basic astronomy and how to draw a chart to different astrological techniques and methods to analysis of birth chart, relationship chart, as well as a section on all the aspects, and the planets in different signs and houses. Julia Parker is one of the world’s top-notch astrologers, with a diploma from the renowned Faculty of astrology Studies in London, where she also was a president for 12 years.

This is the astrology book I find myself using constantly. It’s so easy to use for reference and when I need to be reminded of a certain aspect or position, and I always start by looking up here if there’s something I need to know. The only thing that annoys me (a bit) is that it’s quite old fashioned. Not in the sense that the Parkers don’t know the latest news or developments in the science of astrology – because they do – but they simply look on the world with old eyes. Also, they’re determined that you need to hand draw chart to get a feeling of them. I do agree it can be useful to hand draw a few charts for a better understanding of this science, but otherwise – thank you so much for computer programs! Still – if you only would buy one astrology book then this is the one. 

My 3 Favorite Astrology Books

Stephen Arroyo: Astrology, Karma & Transformation – This is such an incredibly fascinating read. We all would like to know what we did in former lives, but despite this book having karma in the title, it won’t tell you if you were a saloon keeper in the Wild West or an Indian farmer, but it does explain how experiences in former lives on the earth plane or even between earth lives, might influence you today. Arroyo mainly sticks to this life time, and is analyzing the factors in your chart that lead to change and transformation. He concentrates on the factors that are associated with karma: the water houses and signs, Virgo, the Moon, Saturn and the outer planets. You need a foundation of astrological knowledge to benefit from Arroyo’s book. It’s a great book for the astrology student who is ready to move onto a higher level (or, should I say, deeper level?). One of the things that is so great about this book is that the author obviously have tons of practical, hands on knowledge and comes with lots of real life examples.