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Astrology For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Rae Orion

ISBN: 978-1-118-05115-3 March 2011 408 Pages


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.

Introduction 1

Part I: Mapping Your Place in the Cosmos 7

Chapter 1: An Astrological Overview: The Horoscope in Brief 9

Chapter 2: Getting Your Precise Horoscope: The Old Way versus the Easy Way 21

Chapter 3: Estimating Your Horoscope Using the Tables in This Book 29

Part II: Here Comes the Sun 39

Chapter 4: Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius 41

Chapter 5: Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn 53

Chapter 6: Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius 65

Chapter 7: Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces 77

Part III: Everything Else in the Cosmic Cookbook 89

Chapter 8: Moon Signs: The Lunacy Factor 91

Chapter 9: The Personal Planets 101

Chapter 10: The Outer Planets (Plus One Amazing Asteroid) 119

Chapter 11: What You See versus What You Get: The Rising Sign (And More) 135

Chapter 12: The Sun, the Moon, and the Planets in the Houses 149

Chapter 13: Amazing Aspects: The Secrets of Cosmic Geometry 171

Chapter 14: A Guide to Interpreting Your Birth Chart 197

Part IV: Using Astrology Right Now 213

Chapter 15: The Sun Sign Combinations 215

Chapter 16: The Times of Our Lives: Transits 231

Chapter 17: The Lunar Advantage: Using Astrology in Daily Life 253

Chapter 18: Retrograde Hell? The Truth Revealed 261

Part V: The Part of Tens 269

Chapter 19: Ten Talents You Can Spot in a Chart 271

Chapter 20: Ten (Plus One) Ways to Use Astrology in Your Life: The Art of Timing 281

Appendix: Planetary Tables 289

Index 361