Review by Arlan Wise
Originally published in OPA’s Quarterly Magazine Dec 2019
Steven Forrest’s The Book of Earth Making It Real is a thorough exploration of the unique qualities of earth element. The earth family consists of the signs Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn; the planets Venus, Mercury, Saturn; and the houses 2, 6, and 10. The work of the earth family is to ground us, to turn dreams into reality, to bring spirit into flesh. Earth accomplishes the “process of sacred manifestation”. It is needed in order for us to succeed in accomplishing our purpose in this lifetime.
Steven writes detailed yet accessible descriptions of the three earth clans. He then demonstrates how to put an earth planet in a sign, in a house, and then “ makes it real” by giving more descriptions of those three planets in the twelve signs and the twelve houses. Steven then goes on to show us how to use these planets in transits progressions, and solar arcs.