Astrology Books 101: What are the top 10 beginner astrology books?

Astrology Books 101: What are the top 10 beginner astrology books?

It’s a lot better to understand and interpret your own astrology chart rather than leaving the interpretation of your chart in the hands of someone else (professional or amateur)
Computerized reports and astrology cookbooks are helpful, but they are only one person’s personal interpretation of the cosmic energies. Getting some basic knowledge of the planets, houses and aspects for yourself will not only help you understand the cookbooks and reports but will also equip you with a basic ability to discern if your Astrologer’s interpretations are on target or not.

Just like a little knowledge of classical music, jazz or wine can help you weed out the good from the bad. A little knowledge about astrology will make you a connoisseur of planetary info in no time.

Astrology Books for Absolute Beginners

Astrology Books 101: What are the top 10 beginner astrology books?Astrology Books 101: What are the top 10 beginner astrology books?

1. Secrets from a Stargazer’s Notebook: Making Astrology Work for You

By Debbi Kempton Smith
“The Irreverent Classic,” Debbi Kempton-Smith’s Secrets From a Stargazer’s Notebook is the brilliant, witty, outrageous, groundbreaking, wildly popular book that forever changes the way people look at astrology. Surf the easy look-it-up tables (1930-2030) for all the planets plus Chiron and the X-O planets.”

Astrology Books 101: What are the top 10 beginner astrology books?Astrology Books 101: What are the top 10 beginner astrology books?

2. Parkers’ Astrology

By Julia Parker and Derek Parker
“The first half offers rich color graphics and compelling narratives about the 12 sun signs, various chart reading techniques, and how astrology influences sexuality, health, business, and family. The second half delves into the nitty-gritty work of astrology and is downscaled to three-color visuals. It includes a hefty 150- page section on “The Planets at Work” and a 75-page section on astrological tables.”

Astrology Books 101: What are the top 10 beginner astrology books?Astrology Books 101: What are the top 10 beginner astrology books?

3. The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need

By Joanna Martine Woolfolk
“Thoroughly covered here are sun signs, moon signs, planets, and the significance of the 12 zodiacal houses, as well as the most recent discoveries in astronomy and 21st-century projections. The author gives an easy, logical way to integrate the interpretations of the sun signs, moon signs, planets, and houses in any given chart, something not easily done or often seen in general astrology books.”

Astrology Books for Beginners

Astrology Books 101: What are the top 10 beginner astrology books?Astrology Books 101: What are the top 10 beginner astrology books?

4. The Astrologer’s Handbook

By Frances Sakoian, Louis S. Acker
“Precise, comprehensive, and richly detailed, The Astrologer’s Handbook moves far beyond the common 11 sun signs to the important planetary aspects — trines, squares, oppositions, conjunctions, and sextiles — discussing their impact on the human personality and exploring their subtle but firm influence on all our lives. Although undertaken originally to meet the demands of professional astrologers, The Astrologer’s Handbook is, happily, a book that serves every reader. The authors, two respected innovators in the field, explain carefully all of the central concepts and provide easy-to-follow instructions for doing a complete interpretation — both general and specific — of any natal chart. For those who wish to actually cast their own charts, step-by-step directions are provided.”

Astrology Books 101: What are the top 10 beginner astrology books?Astrology Books 101: What are the top 10 beginner astrology books?

5. Alan Oken’s Complete Astrology: The Classic Guide to Modern Astrology

By Alan Oken
“Our job is to lovingly and consciously cooperate with the forces at work on this globe at this time. Astrology provides a way to link the individual with a conscious attunement to the planetary forces that are part of and affect the whole.” More than fifteen years ago, Alan Oken pioneered the development of New Age astrology with the publication of three books collected in this comprehensive edition.”

Astrology Books 101: What are the top 10 beginner astrology books?Astrology Books 101: What are the top 10 beginner astrology books?

6. Chart Interpretation Handbook: Guidelines for Understanding the Essentials of the Birth Chart

By Stephen Arroyo
“Thousands of readers worldwide have found personal meaning in Arroyo’s bestselling books. Here, he shows how to develop reliable, in-depth interpretations for any birth chart.”

7. The Inner Sky: How to Make Wiser Choices for a More Fulfilling Life

By Steven Forrest
“Assuming intelligence, motivation and ignorance of the subject on the reader’s part, the book introduces all the astrological basics–signs, planets, houses, aspects–and pulls them together in a strategy for synthesis. We receive frequent praise from astrology teachers working with this book.”

The Inner Sky is beloved by both beginning and seasoned astrologers. The book introduces all the astrological basics–signs, planets, houses, aspects–and pulls them together in a step-by-step strategy for synthesis that anyone can learn. One of the most popular texts for beginning the study of astrology, the book has received praise by professional astrology teachers as well as celebrities such as Sting and Robert Downey Jr. Readers will learn an approach to astrology that is positive and affirming, and which celebrates human diversity, in the style of Evolutionary Astrology that Steven Forrest has become renown for the world over. The writing is both accessible and poetic, reaching the reader through clear imagery and storyline that is easily memorable and retainable. Differing from astrology texts that are simply descriptive, The Inner Sky takes the reader on a journey into the astrology of freedom and choice, where we discover the interplay of celestial influence and free will, and the magic that we all can find there.

8. Astrology, Psychology and the Four Elements by Stephen Arroyo

A recognized classic in modern astrology, is truly a pioneering book in the field of astrology. It establishes a new science of astrological psychology. Arroyo presents a language of energy that has enabled astrology to be widely and reliably used in the helping professions as well as by the general public. As Library Journal stated, “Transcending the boundaries of separate disciplines, this work represents a major distillation of astrological principles.”

Astrology Books 101: What are the top 10 beginner astrology books?Astrology Books 101: What are the top 10 beginner astrology books?

9. The Twelve Houses

By Howard Sasportas
“In The Twelve Houses, acclaimed astrologer Howard Sasportas explores in detail the experiences and situations associated with each of the houses, describing not only their tangible associations but also the more subtle meanings of each of the different spheres of life. A pioneering volume and a favorite among students and professionals alike, this is the recognized as the definitive work on the subject.”

Astrology Books 101: What are the top 10 beginner astrology books?Astrology Books 101: What are the top 10 beginner astrology books?

10. Moon Signs: The Key to Your Inner Life

By Donna Cunningham
“When this book was originally published, Sun Sign astrology held sway over popular astrology and MOON SIGNS offered a much needed corrective. The author’s very readable, entertaining advice is still valuable for novices and veterans alike, and helps readers understand how the moon can help us understand our emotional weather, changing moods, inner life and our sometimes dark side of the soul.”

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Rather than leave the interpretation of your astrology chart in the hands of someone else (professional or amateur), wouldn't it be better if you could understand and interpret your own cosmic design?
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