Recommended Astrology Books
There are tons of astrology books out there - a few are excellent, most are
good, and then there are some that are just plain awful. The books listed
below range from good to excellent. I've also tried to include a variety
of astrological subjects.
I've always believed that if you want to be a good astrologer, you need a
good library of astrology books. Here are some titles we can recommend:
- Arabic Parts in Astrology: A Lost Key to Prediction, The, by
Robert Zoller. Zoller is probably the world's premier medieval
astrologer, and is well worth studying, especially for those with an
interest in prediction.
Art of Predictive Astrology, by Carol Rushman.
- Astrological Neptune and the Quest for Redemption,
by Liz Greene. Advanced. I've always been a bit weak in
understanding the outer planets, and this book was very helpful in that
Astrology for Beginners: A Simple Way to Read Your Chart.
This is an excellent introduction to astrology for
those just getting involved in the subject.
Astrology for Lovers, by Liz Greene.
for the Soul, by Jan Spiller.
Karma and Transformation, by Stephen Arroyo. There aren't
many good books on astrology and karma, but we're glad there is this
Astrology of Family Dynamics. Advanced, but interesting reading.
- Astrology: Transformation and Empowerment, by Adrian Ross Duncan. About
counseling astrology - good book.
Astrology: Understanding the Birth Chart. Kevin Burk. Takes you
step-by-step from the core basics to the finer complexities of chart
Brady's Book of Fixed Stars. Fixed stars played an important role in ancient
astrological teachings. As an aside, an essay on
Fixed Stars in Ancient
Astrology appears on the Abraxas Tarot website.
Interesting area of study, especially (and obviously) if one is interested in both Buddhism
Interpretation Handbook, by Stephen Arroyo.
Chinese Astrology: Forecast your Future from Your Chinese Horoscope.
- Handbook for the Self-Employed Astrologer,
by by Robert P Blaschke. Being an astrologer is not the
easiest way to make a living, but if you're considering it, you'll
want this book.
How to Read Your Astrological Chart, by Donna Cunningham.
Identifying Planetary Triggers: Astrological Techniques for Prediction, by Celeste Teal.
- Origin of the Zodiac. Rupert Gleadow.
Not strictly an astrology book, this work examines the nature,
philosophy, and mythology of the zodiac in ancient Mexico, Tibet,
China, India, Greece, Rome, Babylon, and Egypt. Interesting
from a historical perspective.
Planets on the Move: The Astrology of Relocation.
This is a fascinating subject, well covered by Maritha Pottenger and
Zipporah Dobyns. Read it before you move somewhere.
Predictive Astrology: The Eagle and the Lark,
by Bernadette Brady.
Retrograde Planets: Traversing the Inner Landscape. By Erin
Sullivan. A sometimes confusing astrological subject made clear.
Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil. A classic book, by Liz Greene.
Saturn in Transit: Boundaries of Mind, Body and Soul. By Erin
Science of the Soul and Stars: Private Studies in Occultism, by
Thomas H Burgoyne. First published in 1903, this book can now
be read for free as an online text.
of Your Rising Sign, by William Lamb.
Solar Arcs: Astrology's Most Successful Predictive System Including Midpoints, Tertiary Progressions, Rectification,
etc. Noel Tyl.