Monday, November 16, 2009

Book Review: Intuitive Astrology

I've been recommending Astrology for Yourself: How to Understand And Interpret Your Own Birth Chartfor people who want to learn about astrology, or at least about what their birth charts can tell them about their lives, but now I have an alternative for those of you who are more right-brain-oriented. It's Intuitive Astrology: Follow Your Best Instincts to Become Who You Always Intended to Be by Elizabeth Rose Campbell.

This book takes a unique approach in that it doesn't just tell you what the planets, sign, houses, and aspects mean, but instead give you questions to ask yourself, and encourages you to access your own intuition to find out what the components mean for you personally. Now we all need to relate the components of the birth chart to our own lives, but this book has you do that up front. You can always read the laundry lists given by other books later.

The best part of this book is the chapter on the planets. A description is given for what each planet does, and you are asked how this applies in your own life. This is a very useful exercise because it can show you parts of yourself that you didn't know existed. This alone makes the book worth the admission price.

I recommend the book to anyone who wants to learn about astrology, but especially to those who like to use their intuition and to those who are given to self-examination.

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