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Astrology for Dummies

Astrology for Dummies

Learn how to get your precise horoscope, decipher astrological symbols, and benefit from the phases of the moon with A strology for Dummies, Second Edition. You ll learn how to construct your birth chart, interpret its component parts, and use that information to gain insight into yourself and others. With easy–to–follow, hands–on guidance, you ll discover how to:

  • Identify the signs of the zodiac
  • Understand the Sun, the Moon, the planets, the rising sign, and the 12 houses
  • Discover the rulers of the signs
  • Map your own horoscope (or a friend s)
  • Use astrology in daily life
  • Capture the heart of each sign of the zodiac, and more!
Astrology for Dummies, Second Edition demystifies astrological charts and uses plain English to show you how you can take advantage of the wisdom of the stars. Whether you re looking to assess relationships, examine your potential, or make some basic decisions like, when to go on a first dateAstrology for Dummies, Second Edition helps you discover how understanding your position in the cosmos illuminates the secret corners of the self, provides a key to understanding others, and even offers a glimpse into the future.


Part I: Mapping Your Place in the Cosmos

Chapter 1: An Astrological Overview: The Horoscope in Brief

Chapter 2: Getting Your Precise Horoscope: The Old Way versus the Easy Way

Chapter 3: Estimating Your Horoscope Using the Tables in This Book

Part II: Here Comes the Sun

Chapter 4: Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius

Chapter 5: Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn

Chapter 6: Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius

Chapter 7: Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces

Part III: Everything Else in the Cosmic Cookbook

Chapter 8: Moon Signs: The Lunacy Factor

Chapter 9: The Personal Planets

Chapter 10: The Outer Planets (Plus One Amazing Asteroid)

Chapter 11: What You See versus What You Get: The Rising Sign (And More)

Chapter 12: The Sun, the Moon, and the Planets in the Houses

Chapter 13: Amazing Aspects: The Secrets of Cosmic Geometry

Chapter 14: A Guide to Interpreting Your Birth Chart

Part IV: Using Astrology Right Now

Chapter 15: The Sun Sign Combinations

Chapter 16: The Times of Our Lives: Transits

Chapter 17: The Lunar Advantage: Using Astrology in Daily Life

Chapter 18: Retrograde Hell? The Truth Revealed

Part V: The Part of Tens

Chapter 19: Ten Talents You Can Spot in a Chart

Chapter 20: Ten (Plus One) Ways to Use Astrology in Your Life: The Art of Timing

Appendix: Planetary Tables