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  • Intro to Astrology

    Astrology is the study of the relationship between the planets and human lives. A special chart known as a horoscope or birth chart is a diagram of the sky drawn for the exact date, place and time a person was born. The chart shows where the Sun, Moon and planets were located in the sky at the moment of birth.

    An astrologer then applies the symbolisms of the the planets, their location in the chart and their relationships to one another to help delineate the client’s personality. The birth chart can be studied many times over the course of a lifetime and will continue to be a powerful tool for self discovery.

  • The initial introduction to astrology and it’s many symbols may feel intimidating, but with practice, one learns that the language of astrology makes sense because it’s based on systems of nature, such as the elements, the seasons, and the cycles of our planet.

    This course was written to help new students gain a working knowledge of the basics to the Language of the Stars. We will start with the building blocks, which are like the letters of an alphabet, and then move onto elements, zodiac signs, planets, aspects and more. Simply follow the lessons in order and leave comments if you have questions! -Nichole

The following is a brief intro to astrology from Astrodienst:

Astrology sees mankind as being not only influenced by hereditary factors and the environment, but also by the state of our solar system at the moment of birth. The planets are regarded as basic life-forces, the tools we live by as well as the basis of our very substance. These planetary forces take on different forms, depending on their zodiacal position and on the way they relate to one another.

Solar-SystemThe aspects formed between the planets describe these relationships, the positions of the planets in relation to the place of birth tell us of their expression in the spheres of life depicted by the astrological houses.

By interpreting the roles of these players (the planets) and their qualities (the elements, signs and houses) and creating a synthesis, astrology is able to present a complete and comprehensive picture of the person and his potential, based on the natal horoscope.” 


    A reading list for continued study from the Astrology Center of America.

    The best books on Relationships/Synastry:
    Astrology & Sex – Vivian Robson, Astrology Classics
    How to Handle Your Human Relations – Lois Sargent, AFA
    Synastry – Ronald Davison, Aurora
    Love Formulas-2 – Nance McCullough, Namac Publishing
    Karmic Relationships – Martin Schulman, Weiser
    Prediction Techniques Regarding Romance – Ana Ruiz, AFA

    The best book on Transits:
    Planets In Transit, expanded 2nd edition – Robert Hand, Whitford Press

    The best book on Progressions:
    Delineation of Progressions – Sophia Mason, AFA

    The best books on Solar Returns:
    Solar Returns: Formulas & Analyses – Nance McCullough, Namac Publishing
    The Key Cycle – Wynn, AFA
    Planets in Solar Returns – Mary Shea, Twin Stars Unlimited
    New Solar Return Book of Prediction – Raymond Merriman, Seek-it

    The best book on Solar Arcs:
    Solar Arcs, Astrology’s Most Successful Predictive System – Noel Tyl, Llewellyn

    The best books on Primary Directions:
    Primary Directions I , Rumen Kolev, Astro-Research
    Primary Directions II , Rumen Kolev, Astro-Research

    The best books on how to Combine Forecasting Techniques:
    Art of Predictive Astrology: Forecasting your life events – Carol Rushman, Llewellyn
    Predictive Astrology, The Eagle & the Lark – Bernadette Brady, Weiser

    The best books on Fixed Stars:
    Fixed Stars & Constellations in Astrology – Vivian Robson, Astrology Classics
    Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars – Bernadette Brady, Weiser
    Fixed Stars – Ebertin-Hoffman, AFA

    The best Astrological Reference Books:
    Encyclopedia of Astrology – Nicholas de Vore, Astrology Classics
    Encyclopaedia of Medical Astrology – H.L. Cornell, Weiser, Astrology Classics, hardcover
    Encyclopaedia of Psychological Astrology – C.E.O. Carter, Astrology Classics

    The best books on Money:
    Planetary Stock Trading (3rd edition) – Bill Meridian, Cycles Research
    Planetary Economic Forecasting – Bill Meridian, Cycles Research
    Money: How to find it with Astrology – Lois Rodden, Data News

    The best books on Employment & Careers:
    Vocational Astrology – Judith Hill, AFA
    In Search of a Fulfilling Career – Joanne Wickenburg, AFA,
    See also: Money: How to find it with Astrology – Lois Rodden, Data News

    The best books on Relocation:
    Astrolocality Astrology, What it is & How to use it – Martin Davis, Wessex Astrologer
    Where in the World with Astro*Carto*Graphy – David Meadows,AFA
    Planets in Locality, Exploring Local Space Astrology – Steve Cozzi, AFA

    The best book on Electional Astrology:
    Electional Astrology – Vivian Robson, Astrology Classics

    The best books on Horary Astrology:
    Christian Astrology, books 1 & 2 – William Lilly, Astrology Classics
    Horary Astrology, Plain & Simple – Anthony Louis, Llewellyn
    Martial Art of Horary Astrology – J. Lee Lehman, Whitford,
    Simplified Horary Astrology – Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson

    The best Essays about Astrology:
    Real Astrology – John Frawley, Apprentice Books
    The Real Astrology Applied – John Frawley, Apprentice Books
    Horoscope Symbols – Robert Hand, Whitford
    Essays on Astrology – Robert Hand, Whitford
    Cosmic Loom: The New Science of Astrology – Dennis Elwell, Urania Trust
    Astrology in the Year Zero – Gary Phillipson, Flare Publications

    The best books on Astrological Body Types:
    Astrological Body Types: Face/form/expression – Judith Hill, Borderlands Press
    Astrological Types – Howard Duff, AFA

    The best books on Astrology as a Business:
    Astrology: A Language of Life vol. 3: A Handbook for the Self-Employed Astrologer – Robert Blaschke, Earthwalk School of Astrology

    The best books on Medical Astrology:
    Encyclopaedia of Medical Astrology – H.L. Cornell, Weiser, Astrology Classics, hardcover
    Medical Astrology: A guide to planetary pathology – Judith Hill, Stellium Press
    Medical Astrology – Eileen Nauman, Blue Turtle Publishing
    How to Give Astrological Health Reading – Diane Cramer, AFA
    Medical Astrology: Healing for the 21st Century – Marcia Starck, Earth Medicine Press
    Encyclopaedia of Psychological Astrology – C.E.O. Carter, Astrology Classics
    Astrological Judgement & Practice of Physick, deducted from the position of the Heavens at the decumbiture of the sick person – Richard Saunders, Astrology Classics
    Astrological Judgement of Diseases from the Decumbiture of the Sick – Nicholas Culpeper, Astrology Classics

    The best books on Aspects:
    Aspects in Astrology: A guide to understanding planetary relationships in the horoscope – Sue Tompkins, Destiny Books
    Astrological Aspects – C.E.O. Carter, AFA
    Dynamics of Aspect Analysis – Bil Tierney, CRCS
    Understanding Aspects: The Inconjunct – Alan Epstein, Trines Publishing
    Yod: Its Esoteric Meaning – Joan Kellogg, AFA

    The best books on Astrology & Kabbalah:
    Kabbalistic Astrology, Sacred Tradition of the Hebrew Sages – Rabbi Joel C. Dobin, Inner Traditions
    Astrology & Kabbalah, a rewrite of the Anatomy of Fate – Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi, Urania Trust

    The best books on Eclipses:
    Favorable Eclipses – Helen Adams Garrett, AFA
    Your Prenatal Eclipse – Rose Lineman, AFA
    Lunar Shadows, The Lost Key to the Timing of Eclipses – Dietrech J. Pessin, Galactic Press

    The best Research (one tough book):
    Astrology of the Brain, an introduction – Martha Lang-Wescott, Treehouse Mountain

  • The best book on Arabian Parts:
    Arabian Parts Decoded – Lind Weber, AFA

    The best books on the History of Astrololgy:
    A History of Horoscopic Astrology, from the Babylonian Period to the Modern Age – James Herschel Holden, AFA
    Astrological Pioneers of America – James Herschel Holden & Robert A. Hughes, AFA
    Moment of Astrology – Geoffrey Cornelius, Wessex Astrologer

    The best translation of Ptolemy:
    Tetrabiblos – Claudius Ptolemy (trans: J.M. Ashmand), Astrology Classics

    The best Ephemeris for the 20th Century:
    Ephemerides 1900-2000 – Rosicrucian Fellowship

    The best Ephemeris for the 21st Century:
    The American Ephemeris 2001-2010 (midnight) – Rique Pottenger (Neil Michelsen), ACS

    The best Tables of Houses (Placidus):
    Tables Of Houses (Placidus) – Rosicrucian Fellowship

    The best book on Asteroids:
    Mechanics of the Future: Asteroids – Martha Lang-Westcott, Treehouse Mountain

    The best books on Chiron:
    View from Chiron: Essence & Application – Zane B. Stein, Zane Stein
    Chiron ephemeris: Chiron & the Healing Journey – Melanie Reinhart, Penguin Arkana

    The best book on the Moon:
    Moon in Your Life – Donna Cunningham, Weiser

    The best books on Pluto:
    Healing Pluto Problems – Donna Cunningham, Weiser
    Pluto: The Evolutionary Journey of the Soul – Jeff Green, Llewellyn

    The best books on Cosmobiology & Midpoints:
    Combination of Stellar Influences – Reinhold Ebertin, AFA
    Cosmobiology For the 21st Century, Kimmel, Eleonora, AFA
    A Course in 90 degree Dial Techniques (includes 2 C-90 cassettes) – Martha Lang-Wescott, Treehouse Mountain
    Dial Detective: Investigation with the 90 degree dial – Maria Kay Simms, Cosmic Muse Publications
    90 Degree Dial, Penelope Publications

    The best books on Uranian Astrology:
    Rules for Planetary Pictures – Witte-Lefeldt, Witte-Verlag
    Phoenix Workshop, Uranian Astrology Manual, Cosmobiology Conference – Penelope Bertucelli, Penelope Publications
    Orders of Light – Martha Lang-Westcott, Treehouse Mountain
    Architects of Time – Martha Lang-Wescott, Treehouse Mountain

    The best books on Weather Forecasting:
    Weather Predicting – C.C. Zain, Church of Light
    Astrometeorology, Planetary Power in Weather Forecasting – Kris Brandt Riske, AFA

    The best books on Mundane Astrology:
    Mundane Astrology three books by H.S. Green, Raphael & C.E.O. Carter, Astrology Classics
    Mundane Astrology (Course XIII) – C.C. Zain, Brotherhood of Light
    Fixed Stars & Judicial Astrology – G.C. Noonan, AFA
    Book of World Horoscopes – Nicholas Campion, Wessex Astrologer

    The best book on the Nodes:
    Lunar Nodes – Mohan Koparkar, Mohan Enterprises

    The best book on the Sabian Symbols:
    The Sabian Symbols as an Oracle – Lynda Hill, White Horse Book
    Sabian Symbols, A Screen of Prophecy – Diana E. Roche, Trafford

    The best books on Traditional Astrology:
    Matheseos Libri VIII – Ancient Astrology Theory & Practice – Firmicus Maternus, translated by Jean Rhys Bram, Astrology Classics
    Classical Astrology for Modern Living – J. Lee Lehman, Whitford
    Practical Guide to Traditional Astrology – Joseph Crane, Arhat Publications
    On the Judgments of Nativities – Johannes Schoener (trans: Robert Hand), ARHAT
    Essential Dignities – J. Lee Lehman, Whitford Press
    Judgments of Nativities – Abu ‘Ali Al-Khayyat, trans. by James Holden, AFA

    The best books on Rulerships:
    Book of Rulerships – J. Lee Lehman, Whitford
    Rulership Book – Rex E. Bills, AFA

    The best book on the Vertex:
    Vertex: The Third Angle – Donna Henson, AFA

    The best books on Astrology & Science:
    Cosmic Influences on Human Behavior – Michael Gauquelin, Aurora Press
    Planetary Heredity – Michel Gauquelin, ACS
    Tenacious Mars Effect – Suitbert Ertel & Kenneth Irving, Urania Trust
    Sun – Earth – Man, A mesh of cosmic oscillations – Theodore Landscheidt, Urania Trust
    Astrology as Science: A statistical Approach – Mark Urban-Lurain, AFA

    The best books on Harmonics:
    Harmonics in Astrology – John Addey, Urania Trust
    New Study of Astrology – John Addey, Urania Trust
    Harmonic Charts – David Hamblin, Aquarian
    Working With Astrology: The Psychology of Midpoints, Harmonics & Astro*Carto*Graphy – Michael Harding & Charles Harvey, Consider Publications

    The best intelligible book on Esoteric Astrology:
    Cabalah of Astrology, The Language of Numbers – William Eisen, DeVorss

    The best unintelligible book on Esoteric Astrology:
    Esoteric Astrology – Alice Bailey, Lucis Trust

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