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AstroGraph's Select Astrology Books are recommended reading as another tool to enhance your study, knowledge, and practice of astrology. Additional reading coupled with TimePassages Astrology Software facilitates a much deeper understanding of astrology.

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Classics Advanced Transiting Planets
Specifically Recommended Chiron and Centaurs Outer Planets
Overview Lilith Political Astrology
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Classics
 
Astrology: A Cosmic Science
by Isabel Hickey.
The classic text on the art of Astrology.
Level: Beginning to Intermediate
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Making the Gods Work for You
by Caroline W. Casey.
A great new work by the pioneering "Visionary Astrologer" Caroline Casey.
Level: Beginning
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Heaven Knows What
by Grant Lewi.
Grant Lewi interprets the influence of the Sun and Moon positions at birth and describes the effects of every possible planetary aspect in language designed for the modern readers.
Level: Beginning to Intermediate
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Astrology for the Millions
by Grant Lewi.
A classic. Grant Lewi was the inspiration for a practical astrology. Nowhere is this more clear than in his work on transits -- the keys to astrological prediction -- as covered in this masterwork. He explains lifetime phenomena in terms of growth, development, and the process of becoming. His insights about the transit of Saturn literally transformed astrological understanding, teaching, and implementation everywhere.
Level: Beginning to Intermediate
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Specifically Recommended
 
Astrology, Karma & Transformation: The Inner Dimensions of the Birthchart
by Stephen Arroyo.
A terrific book, full of clarity and insight.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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Cosmos and Psyche
by Richard Tarnas.
I'm very impressed by this book. Rick has done what no one has done before - created an astrology book for the layman. In scholarly terms he has laid out a basis for looking at astrological synchronicity that makes compelling sense to anyone who reads it closely. It is a daring and beautifully executed achievement.
Level: Beginning to Advanced
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Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil
by Liz Greene.
A great classic work by the well-known psychological and mythological astrologer.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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Overview
 
The Art of Chart Interpretation
by Tracy Marks.
Good basic text. A Step-By-Step Method of Analyzing, Synthesizing and Understanding the Birth Chart.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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Chart Interpretation Handbook: Guidelines for Understanding the Essentials of the Birth Chart
by Stephen Arroyo.
A good basic textbook. He shows how to develop reliable, in-depth interpretations for any birth chart.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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Horoscope Symbols
by Robert Hand.
Excellent and philosophical take on the planets, signs and houses by an acknowledged master of the field.
Level : Beginning to Advanced
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How to Be a Great Astrologer: The Planetary Aspects Explained
by James Braha.
A hard hitting, plain spoken guide to interpreting the planetary aspects in Western astrology. It is a comprehensive work on the subject and includes 23 descriptive pages on the Moon's nodes in the signs & houses.
Level: Beginning to Intermediate
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The Inner Sky: The Dynamic New Astrology for Everyone
by Steven Forrest.
A well-written and witty explanation of natal Astrology.
Level: Beginning to Intermediate
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Aspects and Personality
by Karen Hammaker-Zondag.
A great beginning text on natal aspects.
Level: Beginning to Intermediate
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The Rising Sign: Your Astrological Mask
by Jeanne Avery.
By a well-known psychic and astrologer, a revealing psychological/astrological exploration of the masks we wear and the many ways our rising signs affect our personalities.
Level: Beginning to Intermediate
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Relating: An Astrological Guide to Living with Others on a Small Planet
by Liz Greene.
An excellent book on humanistic / mythological astrology and relationship dynamics.
Level: Beginning to Intermediate
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Moon Tides, Soul Passages
by Maria Kay Simms
An extended meditation on the astrological Moon and her phases and their use in daily life.
Level: Beginning to Intermediate
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How to Handle Your Human Relations
by Lois Sargent.
An excellent slim volume on synastry aspects and relationship astrology.
Level: Beginning to Intermediate
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Advanced
 
The Astrological Houses: The Spectrum of Individual Experiences
by Dane Rudhyar.
One of the only books devoted to the deeper meaning of the twelve houses in astrology. Rudhyar explains their meaning as "fields of experience."
Level: Advanced
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Asteroid Goddesses
by Demetra George & Douglas Bloch.
A classic study of the four feminine asteroids discovered in the early 1800’s.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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The Dynamics of the Unconscious
by Liz Greene.
Studies in the astrological Sun and Moon, from lectures.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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The Luminaries
by Liz Greene.
Studies in psychological astrology, from lectures, by two modern masters.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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The Inner Planets
by Liz Greene.
Studies in the astrological impact of Mercury, Venus and Mars, from lectures.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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Mars Quartet
by Liz Greene.
Studies on Mars, from lectures, includes an early description of the astrology of 9/11.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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The Magic Thread: Astrological Chart Interpretation Using Depth Psychology
by Richard Idemon.
A good discussion of analyzing the chart as a whole.
Level: Advanced

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Pluto: The Evolutionary Journey of the Soul - Vol. 1
by Jeff Green.
A great and unique work exploring the nature of Pluto, as well as other factors in the natal chart.
Level: Advanced
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Pluto: The Soul's Evolution Through Relationships - Vol. 2
by Jeff Green.
A further exploration of evolutionary astrology. This book explores the astrological/Pluto model that embraces the evolutionary development and progression of the Soul from life to life.
Level: Advanced
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Soul-Centered Astrology: A Key to Your Expanding Self
by Alan Oken.
A seminal work on esoteric astrology. Oken guides the reader to the next step in the progression of astrology, incorporating spiritual, new age and global community ideologies.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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Inside Degrees - Developing Your Soul Biography Using the Chandra Symbols
by Ellias Lonsdale.
Lonsdale explores the symbols and images of the degrees of the zodiac signs with his introduction of the Chandra symbols. Lonsdale's approach to astrology encourages personal growth Inside Degrees emphasizes restoring memory, rekindling imaginative experiences, and fostering appreciation for personal challenges, capacities, and struggles.
Level: Intermediate
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The Sabian Symbols in Astrology
by Marc Edmund Jones.
A classic work on the Sabian degree symbols
Level: Intermediate

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The Sabian Symbols as an Oracle
by Lynda Hill.
A terrific treatment of the 360 Sabian degree symbols
Level: Beginner to Advanced

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Chiron and Centaurs
 
Chiron and the Healing Journey: An Astrological and Pychological Perspective
by Melanie Reinhart.
An excellent work on the planet Chiron, both natally and in transit. Rich in mythological anecdotes, literary allusions, and historical perspective, this comprehensive study of the significance of the planet Chiron in each of the twelve astrological houses.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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Chiron: Rainbow Bridge Between the Inner and Outer Planets
by Barbara Hand.
Explore Chiron's mythological background and history and analyze its effect in each sign and house. Learn how Chiron rules Virgo and the 6th house and much more.
Level: Intermediate
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Saturn, Chiron and the Centaurs
by Melanie Reinhart.
An excellent discussion of the Centaurs.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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Chiron: New Planet in the Horoscope
by Richard Nolle.
An early work on Chiron.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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Lilith
 

The Black Moon Book
by Francis Santoni.
About Black Moon Lilith in house and sign
Level: Intermediate

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Black Moon Lilith
by Kelley M. Hunter.
Descriptions of the astrological Lilith.
Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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Mysteries of the Dark Moon: The Healing Power of the Dark Goddess
by Demetra George.
Offers some information regarding Lilith in the context of a description of the Dark Goddess in mythology.
Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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Progressions
 
Secondary Progressions: Time To Remember
by Nancy Ann Hastings.
A good basic textbook on progressions.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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Predictive Astrology: The Eagle and the Lark
by Bernadette Brady.
Both transits and progressions are covered. Covers techniques and methods necessary for making accurate astrological predictions. Learn to reveal the future and put various aspects of life into perspective.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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The Astrology of Personality
by Dane Rudhyar.
The classic explication of Humanistic Astrology.
Level: Advanced
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Transiting Planets
 
The Changing Sky: A Practical Guide to Predictive Astrology
by Steven Forrest.
Begins with a brief review of basics, followed by in-depth explanations of transits and progressions. Forrest leads the reader past the fatalism of traditional astrological prediction into the realm of choice-centered personal analysis with clarity, ease, and humor.
Level: Beginning to Intermediate
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Saturn in Transit: Boundaries of Mind, Body, and Soul
by Erin Sullivan.
Drawing on classical myth, and the work of C. G. Jung and Joseph Campbell, the author examines Saturn's useful and developmental influence in our lives and the manifestation of the astrological symbols in the individual and collective unconscious.
Level: Advanced
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Retrograde Planets: Traversing the Inner Landscape
by Erin Sullivan.
Penetrates the veil of myths, mystery, and false assumptions which surrounds the phenomenon of retrogression as applies to both astrological natal charts and transiting cycles.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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Planets in Transit: Life Cycles for Living
by Robert Hand.
Classic cookbook format.
Level: Beginning to Intermediate
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Transits of the West, Dasas of the East: How to Predict Your Future
by James Braha.

Level: Beginning to Intermediate
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Outer Planets
 
The Outer Planets & Their Cycles: The Astrology of the Collective
by Liz Greene.

Level: Advanced
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The Gods of Change: Pain, Crisis, and the Transits of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto
by Howard Sasportas.
Through the use of revealing case studies, this work examines the psychological effects of Pluto, Neptune, and Uranus as they pass though different houses.
Level: Advanced
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Phoenix Rising: Exploring the Astrological Pluto
by Haydn Paul.

Level: Intermediate
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Visionary Dreamer: Exploring the Astrological Neptune
by Haydn Paul.

Level: Intermediate
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Revolutionary Spirit: Exploring the Astrological Uranus
by Haydn Paul.

Level: Intermediate
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Prometheus the Awakener
by Richard Tarnas.
A thoughtful essay on the archetypal meaning of Uranus in astrology.
Level: Beginning to Intermediate
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The Astrological Neptune and the Quest for Redemption
by Liz Greene.
The definitive work on Neptune in astrology.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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Political Astrology
 
The Astrology of America’s Destiny
by Dane Rudhyar.
A great discussion of the character of America as revealed in the 1776 chart, which he rectified to a 13 Sagittarius Ascendant.
Level: Advanced
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Soul-sick Nation: an Astrologer's View of America
by Jessica Murray.
A quintessential discussion along the lines of Rudhyar, using the same chart, from a left political perspective.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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General
 
The Astrology Encyclopedia
by James R. Lewis.
A good reference work on Astrology.
Level: Beginner
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Larousse Encyclopedia of Astrology
by Jean-Louis Brau.
Another excellent reference work.
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sun astrology The Sun

The Sun represents the Self, one's way of being in the world. It can represent, on different levels, both the ego and the higher Self or soul purpose. It rules Leo and is exalted in Aries. The Sun is the most important 'planet' in the chart and symbolizes one's will and sense of vitality. When the Sun is afflicted (poorly placed or poorly aspected) it could indicate problems with the father, or male role model. The Sun energizes your entire chart, and planets in close relationship to the Sun (by planetary aspect) are emphasized in your personality. If your Sun is prominent in your chart, you will exhibit great power to do and to be.

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moon astrology The Moon

The Moon represents the personal self, the feelings and the unconscious. It is a reflection of the true self, represented by the Sun. The Moon also stands for security and instinctual or habitual patterns, as well as the ability to relate to others, and to be nurturing to others. The Moon rules Cancer and is exalted in Taurus. It is often contrasted with the Sun as the female receptive principle versus the masculine or positive principle. The Moon represents the feminine and nurturing part of oneself. In a male chart, the Moon represents the feminine within, or the 'anima' and also indicates the type of partner you will attract. The Moon also represents an attunement from the past, which operates at an instinctive or habitual level in your present life.

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mercury astrology Mercury

Mercury represents the mind and intellect, and rules Gemini, sign of duality also Virgo, and has its exaltation in Aquarius. Mercury is an airy planet, associated with all forms of communication and the in-flow and out-flow of intelligence. Its position indicates how your mental function will be expressed, and where techniques and skills are available to you.

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venus astrology Venus

Venus is the planet of love and relationship. Venus is in-taking, rather than out-going (as represented by Mars), and rules the signs Libra and Taurus. Venus has its exaltation in Pisces, and is associated with aesthetics, beauty, refinement and romance. Its position in the chart indicates the area in which the give and take of love, affection and sensual pleasure will be expressed.

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mars astrology Mars

Mars is the planet of outward activity and animal passion. It rules Aries and is exalted in Capricorn. This fiery planet is masculine in action, versus softer more receptive Venus. When strong in the chart it can indicate a volatile temper, and also great courage. Its position indicates how your personality will assert itself, and what modes of activity will stimulate your physical energies.

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jupiter astrology Jupiter

Jupiter is the planet of faith, positivism and optimism. It rules Sagittarius and is exalted in Cancer. Jupiter represents the principle of expansion, versus contraction (as represented by Saturn) and the aspirations of the higher self. Its position in the chart indicates how your faith will be expressed, and what modes of activity will stimulate self-confidence.

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saturn astrology Saturn

Saturn is the planet of limitation and contraction, and the trials of life experience. This includes disciplive, punctuality, and the conservation of material resources. Saturn rules Capricorn and is exalted in Libra, and is limited and material, versus unlimited faith (as represented by Jupiter). It indicates areas where the personality will be restricted by fears and lack of confidence, and also areas which are important to be worked on in this lifetime.

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uranus astrology Uranus

Uranus is the planet of freedom and revolutionary vision, the urge for change and the ability to visualize new possibilities. Uranus rules Aquarius, and is exalted in Scorpio. It is also associated with mental studies, electricity and astrology. Its position indicates the arena of originality and freedom from conventional thinking in your life.

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neptune astrology Neptune

Neptune represents the universal ocean of oneness with all beings. It is thus highly compassionate, also idealistic, imaginative and self login or even self undoing, and can be associated with drugs or media, as fantasy expressions. Neptune rules Pisces, and finds its exaltation in Cancer. Its position indicates where there may be confusion and also great creativity in poetic or musical fields. Neptune has been called the higher octave of Venus.

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pluto astrology Pluto

Pluto is a force for change that can be destructive in its power. Pluto rules Scorpio, and is exalted in Leo. Pluto is related to will, and intense passion, and has a reputation for ruthlessness. As god of the underworld Pluto brings the deepest compulsions into the light. Its position indicates areas of life that must ultimately become transformed as part of the soul's evolution.

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chiron astrology Chiron

Chiron is a small planet, or 'planetoid' that was only discovered in 1977, and which has already shown itself to be quite powerful in an individual's chart. Occupying an eccentric orbit between Saturn and Uranus, and named for the centaur physician of Greek myth who taught ancient wisdom to mankind, Chiron represents the archetype of the "Wounded Healer" and is associated with shamanism and going within to heal oneself. Its discovery is synchronous with the rise of the holistic health movement. Chiron's position in the chart reveals where one has been wounded, and where also there is the opportunity for discovering healing from within and sharing this discovery with other people, since from our wounds arises our compassion for the suffering of others. The position of Chiron, by house and sign, can also show where we have talent and access to ancient wisdom, as well as where we may depart from the mainstream in service to a higher practicality. Those with prominent Chiron are likely to be educators and spiritual healers.

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ceres astrology Ceres

As goddess of the harvest and the natural process of fertility and renewal, Ceres represents the process of nurturing and motherhood in an individual chart, and has been attributed to the sign Cancer as a co-ruler with the Moon, as well as to the signs of Taurus, Scorpio and Virgo.

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pallas astrology Pallas

The astrology of the asteroid Pallas indicates the creative use of the mental faculty in combination with ageless wisdom, and is also involved with the arts, especially the plastic arts such as sculpture and pottery, and with medicinal remedies.

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juno astrology Juno

The astrology of Juno indicates partnering energy of intimate relationships, as in the more modern issues of where the boundaries are with another person, how much sharing is appropriate, versus holding back, are there issues of bitterness and jealousy, or projected authority and control onto another person, and intimacy needs in general.

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vesta astrology Vesta

In the astrology of Vesta issues of sexuality and completeness unto oneself predominate. Possible associations are the woman (or man) who chooses celibacy, but as a nun or monk takes on a higher purpose than normal family life, also issues of sexuality and who is ultimately served in the process, self or other.

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eris astrology Eris

While the lower expression of Eris might manifest as the lust for struggle and violence, there is also a more positive manifestation in the most basic defense of one's rights in standing up to established power, by violence if necessary. By recognizing and coming to terms with this potentially violent factor in ourselves we can grow as humans and become more whole.

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part of fortune astrology Part of Fortune

The Part of Fortune (from the Latin Pars Fortuna) is the only Arabian astrology part still commonly used in modern astrology. It indicates an area of life that is a fortunate one for the native. The house in which the Part of Fortune is placed indicates an area of your life which is likely to be a successful one for you; an area where the applications of your skill will bear fruit. Its is where you will find good luck and happiness.

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north node astrology The North Node

The Nodes of the Moon indicate areas of life that are of special concern to you. Also referred to as the dragon's head, The North Node indicates your goals. The placement of the North Node indicates work that needs to be done in your life, or new faculties that need to be developed in the present lifetime.

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south node astrology The South Node

The Nodes of the Moon indicate areas of life that are of special concern to you. Also known as the dragon's tail, the South Node indicates areas of mastery, often from a previous lifetime.

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aries astrology Aries

Aries people tend to be energetic, forceful and outgoing. They are good at getting things done, although they prefer starting to finishing. Like the energy of the first rush of spring, they move into the world in a headstrong, pioneering way. Aries people are likely to rush into things before reflecting, and may also be impatient or unwilling to sit back and allow events to mature.

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taurus astrology Taurus

Taureans revel in the pleasures of life. They crave the security and comfort of relaxing in the warmth of their home environment. They value the senses and the enjoyment of material things. Taureans are likely to work hard to make their home an attractive one. They also have the makings of a healer and have a large capacity for kindness.

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gemini astrology Gemini

Gemini is the sign associated with communication, logical thought processes (based on duality) and the conscious mind. Gemini people tend to be airy and intellectual, glib of tongue and curious about life and other people. They can experience two sides of things at the same time, and may tend to be flighty.

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cancer astrology Cancer

Cancerians are nurturing and protective of others. Their ruling planet is the Moon, and they tend to be moody, with constantly changing emotions. Cancerians are also likely to be security-conscious and highly value their home life. They may appear passive, and tend to rely on their feelings to make decisions. They are subtle, rather than direct, and are likely to reflect the moods of those around them.

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leo astrology Leo

Leos are likely to express themselves in dramatic, creative and assertive ways. They are also likely to enjoy the warmth of the physical Sun. Leos have great energy, courage and honesty. They are likely to be self-confident and maybe even a bit self-indulgent as they expect to be the center of attention, and often are. Leos can be quite determined and usually get their way when they really want to. They also possess great integrity, and are a natural leader.

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virgo astrology Virgo

Virgos love work, service to others and the gathering of the fruits of the material world, as symbolized by the harvest. They are also likely to be a good conversationalist, with wide-ranging knowledge and interesting ideas. They can be analytical and perhaps overly fond of detail, with perfectionist tendencies, and they may miss out on the big picture by concentrating on the micro. It also benefits them to learn the fine line between discrimination and criticism.

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libra astrology Libra

Libra is the sign of harmony and relationship. The Sun in Libra is at the time of the Equinox, when day equals night, and similarly Libra strives for balance between polarities. Librans are known for their good taste, elegance and charm. They are seekers of harmony and beauty.

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scorpio astrology Scorpio

Scorpio is the most intense sign of the Zodiac, and is associated with sexual activity and with the symbolism of death and rebirth. Their emotions run deep. Scorpios have great personal magnetism and great powers of persuasion or even the ability to coerce others.

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sagittarius astrology Sagittarius

Sagittarius is an optimistic, positive-thinking sign associated with the quest for freedom from all restriction as well as idealism, religion and philosophy. Sagittarians are direct and forthright, good-natured and affirmative in their outlook.

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capricorn astrology Capricorn

Capricorn people are ambitious and practical, and are likely to have an excellent sense of social responsibility. They also tend to be conscious of social mores, perhaps to the point of over-concern. Their natural caution allows them to advance slowly and steadily to the top.

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aquarius astrology Aquarius

Aquarians have a rebellious nature, and are eccentric, spontaneous and original. They are forward thinking and detached, and can seem conservative though they really are not very much so. They are scientifically minded and logical, and confident in manner.

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pisces astrology Pisces

Pisceans are friendly and likable, and yet can be very moody and introspective as well. Pisces is a watery sign, concerned with subtle emotions and secret mystical depths. Pisceans are not entirely at home in this world.

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