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Astrology for Dummies (For Dummies)by Rae Orion
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Did you know that Sir Isaac Newton, inventor of calculus, and discoverer of the universal laws of gravity and thermodynamics ,was interested in astrology? Or that, in his day, the seventeenth century astronomer, Johannes Kepler, was more famous for the uncanny accuracy of his astrological predictions than for his three laws of planetary motion? Julius Caesar, Queen Elizabeth I, Napoleon, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, Carl Jung...the list of greats who followed astrology is a very long one. Like you, those distinguished women and men sensed that the stars play an important role in shaping our characters and our destinies.
Astrology For Dummies is a fun, easy intro to astrology’s mysteries. Rae Orion, author of New Woman magazine’s monthly astrology column, offers a shortcut through the jargon and tells you how to:
Astrology goes much deeper than the sun signs covered in your daily paper, and Astrology For Dummies is your star chart for navigating its many depths, twists, and turns. You’ll explore the significance of the Sun, Moon, planets, rising sign, and the twelve houses. And in no time you’ll:
For millennia, people have used astrology to help them unlock the mysteries of their psyches, unleash their potentials, make the right matches, and even take an occasional peek into the future. Now let Astrology For Dummies show you how to make it work for you.
"A must read . Rae Orion illuminates the secrets of the horoscope." Daisy, astrologer for Guitar World magazine "If you still don't understand astrology after reading this book you probably have your moon in Uranus!" Kat Lane, astrologer for Mademoiselle Praise for Astrology For Dummies "Like most professions, astrology has its share of buzz words and complex techniques. But now budding astrologists have a shortcut to get through the jargon. It's refreshing to see an introductory book that is both professionally written and approachable." —Kelli Fox, cofounder and astrologer of astrology.net
Get heavenly tips on romance, relationships, and much more!
The easy way to figure out and interpret your birth chart!
You probably follow your horoscope in the paper. But there's much more to astrology than the familiar sun signs. This entertaining guide shows you how to cast your birth chart, understand the way planets affect you, and discover what your horoscope means for romance, work, and the future.
Discover how to: Figure out your horoscope Interpret sun signs, moon signs, rising signs, and more Analyze relationships Apply astrology to everyday decisions Take advantage of astrology software and Web sites
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Features updated charts, graphs, and planetary tables
Schedule your life events around the stars to 2012
Want to do more with astrology? This fun, interactive guide helps you map your place in the cosmos, showing you the latest ways to cast and interpret your birth chart, the newest technology and software for creating charts, the strengths and weaknesses of each Zodiac sign, ways to use astrology to improve your business and personal life, and much more!
About the Author
'Rae Orionhas been casting horoscopes since the Ford Administration, when she became the court astrologer for a metaphysical bookstore on the West Coast and began to prognosticate for strangers. She has taught astrology to high school students, social service professionals, friends, and relatives, and has written monthly horoscope columns and articles about astrology (among other topics) for New Womanand other magazines. She lives in New York City. '
Table of Contents
Part I: Mapping Your Place in the Cosmos.
Chapter 1: An Astrological Overview: The Horoscope in Brief.
Chapter 2: Getting Your Precise Horoscope: The Old Way versus the Easy Way.
Chapter 3: Estimating Your Horoscope Using the Tables in This Book.
Part II: Here Comes the Sun.
Chapter 4: Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.
Chapter 5: Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.
Chapter 6: Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
Chapter 7: Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.
Part III: Everything Else in the Cosmic Cookbook.
Chapter 8: Moon Signs: The Lunacy Factor.
Chapter 9: The Personal Planets.
Chapter 10: The Outer Planets (Plus One Amazing Asteroid).
Chapter 11: What You See versus What You Get: The Rising Sign (And More).
Chapter 12: The Sun, the Moon, and the Planets in the Houses.
Chapter 13: Amazing Aspects: The Secrets of Cosmic Geometry.
Chapter 14: A Guide to Interpreting Your Birth Chart.
Part IV: Using Astrology Right Now.
Chapter 15: The Sun Sign Combinations.
Chapter 16: The Times of Our Lives: Transits.
Chapter 17: The Lunar Advantage: Using Astrology in Daily Life.
Chapter 18: Retrograde Hell? The Truth Revealed.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Talents You Can Spot in a Chart.
Chapter 20: Ten (Plus One) Ways to Use Astrology in Your Life: The Art of Timing.
Appendix: Planetary Tables.
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