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Astrology Books An ancient system of divination using the position of the planets, moon, and stars. According to astrology the celestial bodies exert forces and exhibit personalities that influence people and events below. These influences may be determined by mapping positions in the sky at various times. The origins of astrology may date to fifty thousand years ago, when Cro-Magnon people read patterns of stars in the sky and marked seasons by notching bones. It was not until about 3000 B.C. that astrology was developed into a system, first by the Chaldeans, who gazed at the heavens from their ziggurats. The ancient Chinese, c. 2000 B.C., also practised astrology. The emperor was considered the high priest of the heavens and made sacrifices to the stars to stay in harmony with them. With the development of science in the seventeenth century, astrology became relegated to superstition and the occult, but never fell out of public favour. Psychiatrist Carl G. Jung sometimes consulted the horoscopes of his patients to search for inner potentials and latent problems. He said that astrology is synchronistic; whatever is born or done has the quality of that moment in time. In the East modern astrology is used chiefly for divination. In the West astrology has been used increasingly in alternative forms of counselling and therapy.

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  • Star Magic: The Wisdom of the Constellations for Pagans and Wiccans

    Take a fresh look at the constellations and learn how to tap into their energy for divination, ritual, magic, astral travel, and psychic work. Go beyond moon magic and astrology to rediscover the power within the constellations of the entire night sky. Exploring the stars throughout the course of the Wheel of the Year, Star Magic shows you how to identify the changing constellations with instructions and illustrations. Along with describing the fundamentals of energy work and techniques for engaging with star energy, Sandra Kynes helps you discover the myths and magic of more than fifty constellations and asterisms with this new approach to Pagan and Wiccan ritual and magic. Learn More
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  • Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune

    Hellenistic astrology is a tradition of horoscopic astrology that was practiced in the Mediterranean region from approximately the first century BCE until the seventh century CE. It is the source of many of the modern traditions of astrology that still flourish around the world today, although it is only recently that many of the surviving texts of this tradition have become available again for astrologers to study. Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune is one of the first comprehensive surveys of this tradition in modern times. The book covers the history, philosophy, and techniques of ancient astrology, with a special focus on demonstrating how many of the fundamental concepts underlying the practice of western astrology originated during the Hellenistic period. Learn More
    £35.00

  • How to Survive Mercury Retrograde: And Venus & Mars, Too

    Don't just survive ...Thrive! This handy guide by popular astrologer Bernie Ashman shows how to succeed during a Mercury, Venus, or Mars retrograde. Plus, it's the only book that shows how to use your own sun sign element during a retrograde to achieve personal goals. Discover retrograde survival tips to help you maintain focus and correct mistakes during these challenging astrological periods. Explore how retrogrades can present unexpected opportunities when we approach them with creativity and patience. Use the Q and A section for answers to commonly asked questions, such as should I get married, accept a new job, or buy a car during a retrograde period. Learn More
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  • Shakespeare and the Stars: The Hidden Astrological Keys to Understanding the World's Greatest Playwright

    To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, this book offers fresh and exciting insights into the ever-popular works of the world's greatest playwright. It specifically highlights Shakespeare's use of the archetypal language of astrological symbolism in both obvious and subtle ways. Such references would have been commonly known in Shakespeare's time, but their deeper significance is lost to modern-day playgoers and readers. The most unique aspect of this book is the revelation that many of Shakespeare's plays are entirely keyed to a specific zodiacal sign and its associated (or ruling) planet. Shakespeare's audience would have immediately grasped their significance in revealing character, foreshadowing the plot, and establishing key themes for each play. The first half of the book provides necessary background for understanding the plays by describing the synthesis of both classical and Christian ideas in Shakespeare's time. The seven planets were considered an integral part of the cosmos and were instrumental in shaping human character. The Elizabethan worldview also explains why Shakespeare specifies a certain type of music and uses particular images and symbols in each of his plays. The second half of the book examines six of Shakespeare's best-loved plays in the light of astrological symbolism. The chosen plays include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, The Tempest, and King Lear. Each chapter ranges widely, incorporating related and relevant information from astrological tradition, classical and Renaissance philosophy, Greek and Roman mythology, esoteric wisdom, modern psychology (especially that of C. G. Jung), and great literature. Thoroughly researched and well-illustrated with many examples from the plays, this book is a clear and brilliant synthesis that challenges conventional literary criticism of Shakespeare's works. By grounding its analysis in verifiable historical information and conveying it in clear and accessible prose, modern readers will find that this book illuminates the plays from a fresh perspective that deepens and profoundly transforms their understanding of them. Learn More
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  • William Lilly's History of his Life and Times: From the Year 1602 to 1681

    Perhaps the last great astrologer, William Lilly (1602–1681) rose from modest countryside beginnings to the center of the London political scene during the height of the English Civil War. His astrological predictions were distributed in annual almanacs on the streets of London, and he earned the reputation of England’s cherished astrologer. His crowning achievement, Christian Astrology, still serves as the standard textbook of traditional horary and natal astrology. In his later years, Lilly wrote his autobiography and passed it on to his dear friend and confidant, Elias Ashmole. The autobiography was published posthumously as the contents could be damaging to Lilly’s reputation given the volatility of mid-seventeeth century England’s political landscape. The volume is colored with peripheral stories of crystal-gazing, dowsing with Mosaical rods and the summoning of spirits and fairy queens. Today’s students will find the read most illuminating, uncovering with exquisite detail the nature of the astrological scene in Lilly’s day, how Lilly came to be acquainted with those in political power, and the sly humor with which he recounts the various highlights of his active London life. This 300 year anniversary edition of Lilly’s History of His Life and Times has been introduced and annotated by Wade Caves to facilitate easy understanding, and is of interest to both historians and astrologers alike, and is sure to be a steady guide for those embarking on a study of the life of England’s greatest astrologer. Learn More
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  • Moonology: Working with the Magic of Lunar Cycles

    Have you ever tried to make something work and it just felt impossible? This book may well be the missing link you need. Understanding the Moon's magical eight phases will help you to improve and empower every aspect of your life. You will know better what to expect in the days ahead, and how to time important events in your life, from sending a crucial email to getting married! You can also use the Moon as a self-care guide and a planner. Discover: - Why getting in tune with the Moon can change your life for the better - How you can predict the weeks ahead based on the Moon - Powerful rituals and ceremonies for working with the Moon - How to work with each New Moon to create Magic in every part of your life - Why the high point of the Lunar Cycle - the Full Moon - is a powerful time for shifting blocks and practising forgiveness - The benefits of working with the energy of the Moon on any given day You will also learn affirmations, visualizations and chants to use, and discover the role of Archangels, Goddesses and Ascended Masters. This is a book for all those wishing to consciously create their own lives, to deepen their connection with nature and the Divine, and to take their spiritual practice to a new level. So climb aboard, we're off to the Moon! Learn More
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  • Secrets of the Combined Astrology: The Full 144 Combinations of the Chinese & Western Zodiac Signs

    144 Astrological Archetypes that reveal more about you than you knew about yourself. Secrets of the Combined Astrology is a comprehensive work focusing on the 144 combinations created when the 12 Chinese signs (Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Boar) meet the 12 Western Zodiac signs (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces). Starting with the traditional four BAZI pillars i.e. day, month, year and time of birth, this information is converted into Astrological language the Western world understands, making what is otherwise a very complicated process easily accessible by the mainstream. Celebrities and public figures are used as references to illustrate each individual combination. Learn More
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  • Practical Astrology For Witches And Pagans: Using the Planets and the Stars for Effective Spellwork, Rituals, and Magickal Work

    More often than not, people think of astrology as a tool for divination or the exploration of one's personality. Astrology is considerably more than that. It is a sacred science, a highly descriptive symbolic language and it is, also, a technology that can be applied to ritual, herbalism, the use of crystals and much more. This is a practical handbook for any practitioner of magic to use in building individual rituals and creating the most effective magic. Concise, focused and expertly presented, this book teaches the core concepts of astrology so that wiccans and pagans can truly apply it to their practices. Learn More
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  • Love in the Stars: Find Your Perfect Match with Astrology

    Are you curious about whether your crush or current flame is a match made in the stars? Whether you're looking for love, already dating, or just curious about your compatibility with other signs, find everything you want to know about your astrological love matches in this book. Learn More
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  • Venus Signs: Discover Your Erotic Gifts and Secret Desires Through Astrology

    Explore your Venus sign-a powerful astrological tool-and reacquaint yourself with your innermost desires and erotic strengths. Discover the must-have qualities of your soul mate, how to keep a long-term relationship happily humming, how to align with your own feminine energy, and how to draw your deepest heart's desires toward you. For millennia, Venus swaggered through the history books with unrivalled self-possession and sexual self-confidence, yet many women today have lost touch with the very aspects of their inner selves that Venus represents: joy, self-worth, sexual vitality, and eroticism. In Venus Signs, Jessica Shepherd breathes life back into the Goddess. Venus power will help you create, laugh, and love exceptionally well! Learn More
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  • Planetary Strength: A Commentary on Morinus

    An essential contribution to natal horoscope interpretation. Taking as its point of departure 'Astrologia Gallica' by Jean Baptiste Morin de Villefranche (1583 - 1656), 'Planetary Strength' compares and contrasts the differences between the strengths conferred upon planets by virtue of their sign placements (celestial state); house placements (terrestrial state); and aspects (aspectual state). The strength factors of retrogradation / station, synodic phase, and conjunction with fixed stars are also explained and interpreted. Learn More
    £11.99

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