The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need by Joanna Martine. Excellent book, but I hate to tell you it is definitely NOT the only astrology book you’ll ever need. It is a great first book to read. It is easy to understand with no prior knowledge of astrology required. It spends quite a bit of time on sun signs which probably makes most astrologers want to throw this book across the room.
It’s nice to have a copy of a birth chart when using this book. This book made me comfortable looking at a chart. However, don’t be like me and try to do a 10-page birth chart analysis from just using this book. It will not go well. It won’t be accurate because you need to know more than what is in this book.
The book covers moon and ascendant signs, cusps, and houses. It also goes into detail on each planet. I do recommend this book. Obviously. But know this is only the beginning.
Astrology for Yourself: How to Understand And Interpret Your Own Birth Chart by Demetra George and Douglas Bloch. This book was recommended to me by my astrology teacher. It’s great to read if you still have an interest in astrology of reading the first book on this list.
It’s not just a book: it is a workbook. Have your birth chart ready. You can get yours free here. By the end of the book, you will have an interpretation of your chart. This book is easy to understand and great if you want to know more about yourself and learn astrology at the same time. I think it is best to learn astrology by studying yourself first.
Astrology and the Authentic Self: Traditional Astrology for the Modern Mind by Demetra George Yes, another Demetra George book because she’s awesome. This book covers the basics as well, but in a different manner. It covers traditional astrology which is a little different than modern astrology. I believe people should learn both. I am more of a traditional astrologer because that is how I got started. This book offers a step by step process of chart translation using traditional astrology.
Astrology Realized: Your Journey to Understanding Astrology by Nadiya Shah This book provides a holistic approach to studying astrology. She covers the basics and goes over the planets, houses, signs, aspects and transits. This book is well written and comes mostly from an online course she offered in the past. Shah is one of my favorite astrologers. I love the way she teaches. This book doesn’t disappoint.
The Secret Language of Astrology: The Illustrated Key to Unlocking the Secrets of the Stars by Roy Gillett This book covers everything a beginner needs to know. It also happens to be nicely illustrated. It covers each sign, the planets, the houses, aspects and how to put it all together.
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