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 date Astrology 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.
Rae Orion has been casting horoscopes since 1973 and has written the astrology columns for well-known periodicals. She's also taught astrology to high school students and social service professionals.
Introduction 1 Part I: Mapping Your Place in the Cosmos 7 Chapter 1: An Astrological Overview: The Horoscope in Brief 9 Chapter 2: Getting Your Precise Horoscope: The Old Way versus the Easy Way 21 Chapter 3: Estimating Your Horoscope Using the Tables in This Book 29 Part II: Here Comes the Sun 39 Chapter 4: Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius 41 Chapter 5: Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn 53 Chapter 6: Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius 65 Chapter 7: Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces 77 Part III: Everything Else in the Cosmic Cookbook 89 Chapter 8: Moon Signs: The Lunacy Factor 91 Chapter 9: The Personal Planets 101 Chapter 10: The Outer Planets (Plus One Amazing Asteroid) 119 Chapter 11: What You See versus What You Get: The Rising Sign (And More) 135 Chapter 12: The Sun, the Moon, and the Planets in the Houses 149 Chapter 13: Amazing Aspects: The Secrets of Cosmic Geometry 171 Chapter 14: A Guide to Interpreting Your Birth Chart 197 Part IV: Using Astrology Right Now 213 Chapter 15: The Sun Sign Combinations 215 Chapter 16: The Times of Our Lives: Transits 231 Chapter 17: The Lunar Advantage: Using Astrology in Daily Life 253 Chapter 18: Retrograde Hell? The Truth Revealed 261 Part V: The Part of Tens 269 Chapter 19: Ten Talents You Can Spot in a Chart 271 Chapter 20: Ten (Plus One) Ways to Use Astrology in Your Life: The Art of Timing 281 Appendix: Planetary Tables 289 Index 361