This book will introduce the components of astrology with depth right from the start, with classic elements like keywords and positive and negative traits, but spending more time illustrating how to dig deeper to go beyond stereotypes into the heart of each planet, sign, house, and aspects. While this can be looked at as a beginning astrology book, it can serve for intermediate students as well, who have memorized keywords but struggle to draw the depth from each component and are ready for a deeper review.
In light of modern scepticism towards the practice, it is easy to overlook just how important a role astrology played in the career of Rome’s first Emperor, Augustus. Augustus’ enthusiasm for employing astrological predictions and symbols to cement his own position of power was matched by an equally forceful desire to restrict their use by his political rivals. Astrology in Rome was, then, to use Tacitus’ neat formulation, both “forbidden and maintained” (Tacitus, Histories, 1.22).
This volume is the first to take seriously this imperial complex as a key to understanding the diverse ways in which contemporary commentators handle the volatile topic of astrology in their writings. It shows how Roman writers engage in elaborate discourses of discretion as they simultaneously celebrate the power of astrology and shy away from the sort of astrological revelations that might offend imperial sensibilities. With a particular focus on the key astrological poem of Manilius, this study provides a new conceptual framework in which to appreciate the complex treatments of astrology during the period of Octavian/Augustus.
The Book of the Treasure of Alexander, attributed to Alexander the Great and the philosopher Aristotle, is a medieval Hermetic text of alchemy, astrology and astrological magic. This is the first complete English translation and contains a fascinating look at Arabic alchemy with instructions for preparing the Great Elixir or Philosopher’s Stone. The Book of the Treasure of Alexander contains 30 new astrological talismans, most provided with special images from the original Arabic manuscript and new planetary invocations. Translated from the Portuguese critical edition by Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold and edited by the leading contemporary astrological magician, Christopher Warnock, the Book of the Treasure of Alexander is an invaluable addition to the library of scholars and practitioners of authentic Hermetic astrology, alchemy and magic.
Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide Is Your Personal Star Power Planner
Plan your days using cosmic energies—it’s easy with the most trusted and astrologically detailed guide available. Before you plan a vacation, sign a contract, or schedule an important event, consult the weekly forecasts and Opportunity Periods—times when the positive flow of energy is at its peak. Designed with both astrological newcomers and professionals in mind, this comprehensive and essential guide is your key to a smooth and successful year.
Weekly forecasts by Pam Ciampi ? Opportunity Periods for 2016 by Jim Shawvan ? Planet retrograde and direct station times Moon sign, phase, and void-of-course periods A guide to planetary sightings & eclipses in 2016 Planet and moon aspects and ingress times? Ephemeris tables that include Chiron & four asteroids ? Planetary hours with complete instructions ??
The world’s leading planetary guide for over 30 years
Published since 1932, Llewellyn’s Astrological Calendar is the best-known, most-trusted astrological calendar sold today. Everyone, even beginners, can use this beautiful and practical calendar to plan the year wisely. There are monthly horoscopes, best days for planting and fishing, rewarding and challenging days, travel forecasts, and an astrology primer. Advanced astrologers will find major daily aspects and a wealth of other essential astrological information. This edition features Kim Kincaid’s gorgeous and inspiring artwork.
Looking For Love (or sex) In All The Wrong Places, People or Zodiac Signs? Do you wish you knew how to seduce that passionate Scorpio you’ve had your eye on? Want to get a serious Capricorn out of the boardroom and into your bedroom? What to do to get a Leo to stop admiring himself in front of the mirror and to check out your curves? You first need to know if any of them are even a match for you or a big waste of time. And just how do you do that? There’s a formula for almost everything in life, and that’s just what Sabra Ricci and Jenny McCarthy provide for you. Think of Dirty, Sexy, Funny Astrology as a roadmap to finding the one, or a few, who will rock your world! Ricci, with her vast knowledge of astrology, and McCarthy, with her comedic genius, lay it out! Who’s the hottest for you! The great one-night stands! And the ones you need to avoid at all costs! This book is a must have for anyone in the single scene, as well as those couples who want, or need, to spice up a ho-hum sex life!
In this book you will experience the life of astrologer Joni Patry as she grew up in a conservative realm of non-believers of astrology in Dallas, Texas. She was first introduced to the world of astrology through the profound prediction of Jeane Dixon as she forebodes President Kennedy not to come to Dallas, Texas, on November 21, 1963. The very next day the unthinkable occurred and it has been a part of Joni’s awareness with her ties to the circumstances living in Dallas, Texas. This brought her to the discovery of astrology. The intricate and complicated world of astrological prediction has been Joni’s passion. She has explored the depths of western astrology leading to her discovery of the incredible predictive value of Indian Vedic astrology. She takes the values of both systems and devises a way to blend both systems to understand the cycles to forecast the future. The first part of the book discusses her techniques for world predictions, including her prediction of Japan’s catastrophic earthquake before it occurred March 11, 2011. There is an explanation of the grand cycles siphoning down to the smaller cycles for the specific timing of these events. There are cycles within cycles of the planetary patterns in the heavens. It ranges from the grand cycle of Precession of the Equinoxes, to the cycles of the outer planets, cycle of Saturn and Jupiter, Rahu and Ketu, eclipses, retrograde planets, and the cycles of the faster planets, Mars, Venus, and Mercury. But the most specific timer that predicts down to the day is seen through the Moon. The second part of the book breaks down the incredible predictive power of Vedic astrology using the nakshatras and how they determine the cycles of a person’s life. This complicated system of prediction used in Vedic astrology is broken down to a step-by-step system that can be understood by even a novice. To bring home the predictive value and accuracy of this system, Joni explores the well-documented lives of the Kennedy family. Beginning with Joseph Kennedy Sr., through the trials and tribulations of the tragic deaths of his children to the traumas of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, John Kennedy Jr. and Caroline Kennedy. Through the scandals and affairs you will come to glean the insights of a soul through the prediction of astrology. From beginning to end of this compilation of essential tools for prediction, you will come to appreciate the power and insights of astrology. With this surfaces the sense of destiny and free will. Coming back full circle to November 1963 arises the age-old question concerning fate and free will. Could this be avoided with information ahead of time? What if President Kennedy listened to Jeane Dixon? This has haunted Dallas astrologer Joni Patry her entire life as she delved into understanding the cyclic process of humankind and the Universe through the profound study of astrology.
Encompassing astronomy, mythology, psychology, and astrology, Pluto offers a wealth of knowledge about our most famous dwarf planet. First observed in 1930 and once defined as the ninth and final planet in our solar system, Pluto and its discovery and reclassification throw a unique light on how we generate meaning in science and culture. This anthology, timed to appear in concordance with NASA’s New Horizons’s approach to Pluto in July 2015, shows that while the astronomical Pluto may be little more than an ordinary escaped moon or tiny Kuiper Belt object, it is a powerful hyperobject, for its mythological and cultural effigies on Earth incubate deep unconscious seeds of the human psyche.
Certain astronomical features pertain to Pluto in terms of its distance from the Sun, coldness, and barrenness. These also inform its mythology and astrology as befitting a planet named after the God of the Underworld. Among the issues central to this collection are the meanings of darkness, loss, grief, inner transformation, rebirth, reincarnation, and karmic revelation, all of which are associated with the astrology of Pluto. Pluto also embodies the meaning of true wealth as being nonmaterial essence instead of property, conventional accolades, ego identity, achievement. It is the marker of negative capability.
Table of Contents
Dana Wilde: Pluto on the Borderlands;
Richard Grossinger: Pluto and The Kuiper Belt;
Richard C. Hoagland: New Horizon … for a Lost Horizon;
J. F. Martel: Pluto and the Death of God;
James Hillman: Hades;
Fritz Bruhubner: The Mythology and Astrology of Pluto;
Thomas Frick: Old Horizons;
John D. Shershin: The Inquisition of Pluto;
Stephan David Hewitt: Pluto and the Restoration of Soul;
Jim Tibbetts: Our Lady of Pluto, the Planet of Purification;
Shelli Jankowski-Smith: Love Song for Pluto;
Robert Kelly: Pluto;
Dinesh Raghavendra: Falling in Love with a Plutonian;
Steve Luttrell: Dostoevsky’s Pluto
Philip Wohlstetter: Ten Things I’d Like to Find on Pluto;
Jonathan Lethem: Ten Things I’d Like to Find on Pluto;
Robert Sardello: Ten Things I’d Like to Find on Pluto;
Ross Hamilton: Ten Things I’d Like to Find on Pluto;
Robert Phoenix: My Father Pluto;
Ellias Lonsdale: Pluto is the Reason We Have a Chance;
Rob Brezsny: Pluto: Planet of Wealth
Suzanne White, known the world over as “The High Priestess of Chinese and Western Astrology”, has done it again! She’s funny. She’s accurate. And she keeps you spellbound with her intimate knowledge of how the next year will pan out for you. Don’t pass up this opportunity to find out what’s in store for your Double Zodiac sign in the Sheep Year 2015. Whether it’s love, money, health, career or family concerns, they are all covered in this outstanding 350-page book about the future of your two astrological signs in the Year of the Sheep 2015.
The easiest way to learn astrology is to start with yourself. Your astrological birth chart is a powerful tool for gaining a deeper understanding of your unique gifts, talents, challenges, and life’s purpose. As you begin to decipher the wealth of information in your own birth chart, you’ll experience astrology in a personally meaningful way-which makes it easier to understand and remember. Once you learn the basics of astrology, you’ll be able to read the birth charts of yourself and others.
This friendly guidebook is the most complete introduction to astrology available. Popular astrologer Kris Brandt Riske presents the essentials of astrology in a clear, step-by-step way, paying special attention to three areas of popular interest: relationships, career, and money. She explains the meaning of the planets, zodiac signs, houses, and aspects, and how to interpret their significance in your chart. Over 30 illustrations, including the birth charts of several famous people—Al Gore, Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, and Tiger Woods, to name just a few—add a helpful visual dimension to your learning experience.
Practical and positive, Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Astrology offers techniques for using astrology to identify the qualities you seek in an ideal mate, realize your career and financial potential, calculate your luck, and discover your inner strength.