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Astrology For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-05115-3
408 pages
March 2011
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Learn how to get your precise horoscope, decipher astrological symbols, and benefit from the phases of the moon with Astrology for Dummies, Second Edition. You’ll learn how to construct your birth chart, interpret its component parts, and use that information to gain insight into yourself and others. With easy-to-follow, hands-on guidance, you’ll discover how to:
  • Identify the signs of the zodiac
  • Understand the Sun, the Moon, the planets, the rising sign, and the 12 houses
  • Discover the rulers of the signs
  • Map your own horoscope (or a friend’s)
  • Use astrology in daily life
  • Capture the heart of each sign of the zodiac, and more!

Astrology for Dummies, Second Edition demystifies astrological charts and uses plain English to show you how you can take advantage of the wisdom of the stars. Whether you’re looking to assess relationships, examine your potential, or make some basic decisions — like, when to go on a first date — Astrology for Dummies, Second Edition helps you discover how understanding your position in the cosmos illuminates the secret corners of the self, provides a key to understanding others, and even offers a glimpse into the future.

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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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Author Information

Rae Orion has been casting horoscopes since 1973 and has written the astrology columns for well-known periodicals. She's also taught astrology to high school students and social service professionals.

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