Category Archives: Astrology software and books

My First Steps in Astrology

I was introduced to my horoscope through Russell Grant’s Astrology Kit. I received the astro-pack from my parents. It was easy to follow, but I messed up the chart drawings quite a few times until I got it right. The planetary positions and finding the rising degree was difficult to work out at first, along with… Read More »

The Astrological Alphabet

The Astrological Alphabet is a system developed by Zip Dobyns, who is the author of several astrology books. The main premise of the astrological alphabet was to develop a way for astrology students to understand repeated themes in the chart. The numerical division is quite simple. The first sign/house of the zodiac and ruling planet,… Read More »

An Astrological Analogy

Astrology and a Packet of Garden Seeds The natal chart is basically a map of potential. Like the picture on a packet of garden seeds, it shows what you might become. The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook (Astrology Now) Fate and Free Will – Map to Birmingham or Kalahari Desert Perhaps the best way of viewing the… Read More »

Liz Greene Interview

I have all of Liz Greene’s books and always look forward to reading all her work. Most of her books contain seminars that have been published. The authors other books are Saturn a New Look at an Old Devil and Astrology for Lovers, along with Relating and Astrology of Fate, which are all favourites of mine.… Read More »

The Astrology of Film

I found this book an interesting and enjoyable read (click to view). I particularly like the way the author connects astrology and the movies. I feel that it sometimes helps to have a visual view of the planets, and a projection of astrological archetypes on screen. The connection of “Pleasantville” to the planet Uranus is… Read More »

Saturn a New Look at an Old Devil

Saturn a New Look at an Old Devil, written by Liz Greene, and published in 1976. It firmly remains the best treatise on Saturn describing all of our physical, spiritual and psychological limitations. Its influence, some years after publication, seems quite undiminished. The beginning of the book centers upon the story of Beauty and the… Read More »

Astrology, Karma & Transformation

Astrology, Karma and Transformation by Stephen Arroyo was published in 1978. The premise of this work is to help the reader understand how astrology can be used as a tool for enlightened awareness, emphasizing the transformative power of our astral-art. Deeply inspired by astrologer Dane Rudhyar, this book also takes a philosophical, humanistic, psychological, and even… Read More »

How to be a Great Astrologer

How to be a Great Astrologer, (the planetary aspects explained) is written by James Braha, published in 1992. He is the author of Ancient Hindu Astrology for the Modern Western Astrologer, the most widely acclaimed text on the subject for Western readers. Also, behind the book “Astro-Logos, Language of Life,” an autobiographical account of his astrological… Read More »

Aspects in Astrology

Aspects in Astrology is written by Sue Tompkins, and it was first published in 1989. The book is a guide to the planets and their aspectual relationships. It is considered to be a goldmine of information regarding natal aspects. The author takes a psychological approach and each aspect delineation is given a generous overview. It… Read More »

Astrology for Lovers

Astrology For Lovers by Liz Greene, first published in 1986. Astrology for Lovers, is one of the best books on the twelve zodiac signs. Liz Greene probes the psychological depths and characteristics inherent in a sign’s nature. According to the author, temperament is a priori subjective nature. And included in this colorful astrological guide, is… Read More »