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. It spends quite a bit of time on sun signs which probably makes 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.
Psychological Astrology And The Twelve Houses by Noel Eastwood As a psychology major, I appreciate that Eastwood created this book. This book starts at the beginning. It begins with the twelve houses. It also covers the Ascendant and the very important Midheaven. It breaks down the four elemental houses (AKA trinities). Eastwood also offers meditations!
Modern Astrology: Harness the Stars to Discover Your Soul's True Purpose by Louise Edington This is a self-help type of astrology book, but don’t be fooled, there is a lot of astrology covered here. She includes the houses, aspects, transits and more. You will learn a ton about reading a natal chart. The book has activities and meditations which I always find helpful. I wasn’t going to put this book on the beginner’s list because it is more intermediate. However, it’s nice to know what else there is to learn. I put this at #4 for a reason. I wouldn’t recommend a beginner start with this book. This would be an okay second or third book.
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.
So what do you think? What books did I leave out for beginners? I would love to know.
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