Astrology Reading List

Recommended Reading
In addition to Steven's books, we recommend the following astrology books for further study.

BASIC, GENERAL AND NATAL ASTROLOGY

Alli, Antero.
Astrologik: The Oracular Art of Astrology

One of the best cutting-edge astrology books by a truly original and challenging thinker is back in print. As Steven says, "You'll be learning 21st century astrology. If you've been consorting with the cosmic muses for years, this guy will rattle you!" Vertical Pool.
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Greene, Liz & Howard Sasportas
The Luminaries: The Psychology of the Sun and Moon in the Horoscope (Seminars in Psychological Astrology)
Crucial for students, invaluable for seasoned practitioners. Weiser, 256 p., $14.95.
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Greene, Liz
Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil
A modern classic on the topic and an indispensable reference. Greene covers the mythological background and psychological interpretations of the Lord of Maturity, and its significance in the signs, houses, aspects and synastry. Weiser, 200 p., $9.95.
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Hand, Rob
Planets in Youth: Patterns of Early Development (The Planet Series)
Interpreting young people's astrological configurations. 384 p., $19.95.
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Marks, Tracy
The Art of Chart Interpretation: A Step-by-Step Method for Analyzing, Synthesizing, and Understanding Birth Charts
Excellent for students. CRCS, 180 p., $10.95.
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Marks, Tracy
Planetary Aspects: From Conflict to Cooperation-How to Handle Your T-Square
Revised edition of How to Handle Your T-Square. Techniques for working with stressful configurations both natally and by transit and progression. CRCS, 225 p., $13.95.
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Marks, Tracy
The Astrology of Self-Discovery: An In-depth Exploration of the Potentials Revealed in Your Birth Chart
Starts with the need for groundedness in the Moon's baseline emotional needs, and its nodes. Covers eclipses and the transformative potentials of the outer five planets' transits. Journal exercises and a wealth of quotes.
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Pottenger, Maritha
Astrology, The Next Step : Complete Horoscope Interpretation
Very detailed! Teaches synthesis of all the pieces of a birthchart into basic themes.
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Spring, Elizabeth
North Node Astrology: Rediscovering Your Life Direction and Soul Purpose
This book does a fine job of exploring the lunar nodes and also provides a solid introduction to the outer planets. Elizabeth is a very fine writer too, which is a curiously rare quality among astrologers. She brings a very personal perspective to bear on the symbolism, generalizing effectively from her own experience to the broader principles which apply to everyone. Truth in advertising: Elizabeth has studied with me (SF) in my apprenticeship program. She is my favorite kind of student -- one who respectfully internalizes what I teach, and who then goes on to find her own voice.
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RELATING

Arroyo, Stephen
Relationships and Life Cycles: Modern Dimensions of Astrology
New edition of the classic on synastry and transits. CRCS, 228 p., $14.00.
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Arroyo, Stephen and Liz Greene
New Insights in Modern Astrology
Relationships, chart comparisons, mythology, chart synthesis and more. CRCS, 216 p., $14.95.
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Pottenger, Maritha
Your Starway to Love: Better Romance With Astrology
Easy-to-follow compatibility analysis. ACS, 608 p., $19.95.
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TRANSITS AND PROGRESSIONS (astrological "current events")

Arroyo, Stephen
Astrology, Karma and Transformation: The Inner Dimensions of the Birth Chart
Revised and expanded edition of this popular book on using astrology for spiritual and psychological growth. Applications of the theory of karma and the human desire for self-transformation.
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Hand, Rob
Planets in Transit: Life Cycles for Living
Covers astrological prediction, transits, progressions, directions, precession, correction, interpretation of transits to all natal planets and houses. A comprehensive reference. Whitmont, 532 pages, $24.95.
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Sasportas, Howard
The Gods of Change: Pain, Crisis and the Transits of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto
Outer planet transits are a call for transformation "by choice or by 'chance,'" writes Sasportas. Covers transits in natal houses and to natal planets. Sound theory thoroughly expounded with both mythological background and practical illustrations from case histories.
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FOR THE PRACTICING ASTROLOGER AND INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED STUDENT

Blaschke, Robert
A Handbook for the Self-Employed Astrologer (Astrology: A Language of Life, Vol. 3)
This is the book we recommend to people who want to set up their own practices. A practical handbook for self-employed astrologers that addresses all of their concerns: transitioning from a student to a professional; establishing a professional practice; handling income, expenses and taxes; marketing and advertising; navigating the client relationship; teaching and local public speaking; writing, publishing and lecture travel; participating in the astrological community; overcoming occupational hazards; fostering personal and spiritual growth; notes for astrologers in the UK and Australia; and more. Dimensions, 182 pgs., $18.94.
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Green, Jeffrey Wolf
Pluto: The Evolutionary Journey of the Soul, Volume 1 (Llewellyn Modern Astrology Library)
Analyzes how Pluto, its aspects, and the Nodes of the Moon relate to the soul's evolution. Numerous examples of Pluto through the signs, houses, by aspect and in the charts of eminent people. Groundbreaking work in studying and using Pluto for soul growth. Llewellyn, 353 pgs., $15.00.
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Green, Jeffrey Wolf
Pluto: The Soul's Evolution Through Relationships, Volume 2
Illustrates the evolutionary & karmic patterns in the relationships that our souls need in order to evolve. Covers essential relating needs & types; social conditioning; the nature, function & phasal relationships of Venus, Mars and Pluto; Pluto in the composite chart. Numerous examples.
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Hand, Rob
Essays on Astrology
Groundbreaking material by one of the foremost minds in astrology. Whitford, 126 p., $19.95.
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Jones, Mark
Healing the Soul: Pluto, Uranus and the Lunar Nodes
One of Jeffrey Wolf Green's brightest students, Mark Jones shares his insights from over ten years using the techniques of Evolutionary Astrology in his professional therapeutic counseling practice. Includes full description of his techniques for chart interpretation from start to finish, as well as additional elaboration on the planet Uranus and its association with trauma in the birth chart.
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Tarnas, Richard
Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View
One of the most important astrological studies of our time, this book represents Tarnas' life work studying astrological transits against the backdrop of unfolding cycles in history and Western thought. Tracing political movements, philosophy and art, the book is an exhaustive resource and must-have for any serious student of astrology.
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Tyl, Noel, ed
Communicating the Horoscope
Chapters by 9 consulting astrologers on establishing better rapport with clients, listening, empathizing, illustrating concepts with stories and keywords--in short, how to do more effective readings. Don't miss the chapter by Diana Stone, "A Communication Model for Astrologers." Llewellyn, 244 p., $12.00.
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