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10 Tips For Learning Astrology
October 19, 2007 – 3:23 am | 62 Comments

So you want to learn about astrology? Not the generalized Sun-sign stuff that you find in newspapers and magazines, but serious astrology. The advanced type where you can actually determine specific information about a person’s life through the observation of the planets and other celestial phenomena. Here are some tips to help you get started.

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Book Review: Biographical Dictionary of Western Astrologers by James Holden
January 10, 2014 – 4:04 pm | No Comment
Book Review: Biographical Dictionary of Western Astrologers by James Holden

Biographical Dictionary of Western Astrologers by James Herschel Holden, American Federation of Astrologers, Tempe, AZ, 2013. Hardcover – 792 pp. – $79.95 (ISBN 0-86690-641-X). Available through Amazon.com.
James Holden spent the vast majority of his life …

New Book on the Star of Bethlehem and Birth Chart of Jesus
December 23, 2009 – 5:55 am | 11 Comments
New Book on the Star of Bethlehem and Birth Chart of Jesus

A book just came out in which the author proposes a new theory about the Star of Bethlehem and the birth chart of Jesus.
The book is aptly titled The Star of Bethlehem.  It was written …

Book Review: Rhetorius the Egyptian, translated by James Holden
November 24, 2009 – 1:05 am | 3 Comments
Book Review: Rhetorius the Egyptian, translated by James Holden

Rhetorius the Egyptian, Astrological Compendium Containing His Explanation and Narration of the Whole Art of Astrology, translated by James Holden, American Federation of Astrologers, Tempe, AZ, May 21, 2009. Available through Amazon.com
The phrase “Hellenistic astrology” …

Book Review: Astrology and the Authentic Self by Demetra George
December 1, 2008 – 7:48 pm | 7 Comments
Book Review: Astrology and the Authentic Self by Demetra George

A review of Demetra George’s recent book Astrology and the Authentic Self. In the book Demetra outlines a practical synthesis of modern and traditional astrology.

Book Review: Works of Sahl and Masha’Allah by Ben Dykes
June 7, 2008 – 1:28 am | 12 Comments
Book Review: Works of Sahl and Masha’Allah by Ben Dykes

It was with great pleasure and excitement that I read Ben Dykes’ latest contribution to the field of astrology with his new book Works of Sahl & Masha’allah. Ben is well known in traditional astrological …

Book Review: A Brief History of Ancient Astrology by Roger Beck
December 28, 2007 – 5:27 am | No Comment
Book Review: A Brief History of Ancient Astrology by Roger Beck

It is not the purpose of this article to give a full review of Roger Beck’s new book on Hellenistic astrology titled A Brief History of Ancient Astrology. The major shortcomings of the book, as …

Book Review: The Fated Sky by Benson Bobrick
June 11, 2007 – 7:09 pm | 11 Comments
Book Review: The Fated Sky by Benson Bobrick

Benson Bobrick, The Fated Sky: Astrology In History, Simon and Schuster, 2005.
I’m going to get it out of the way and just say right from the onset that I did not like this book. …