The best books on astrology for beginners

Joseph Polansky Author Of A Spiritual Look at the 12 Signs: An Introduction to Spiritual Astrology
By Joseph Polansky

The Books I Picked & Why

The Modern Text-Book of Astrology

By Margaret Hone

The Modern Text-Book of Astrology

Why this book?

This is a classic way for a beginner to learn the basics of Astrology. It is written clearly and by an expert. The author has been a professional for many years. I’m not sure if she is still alive. But no matter. This is a must-read.


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The Only Way to Learn Astrology, Volume 1

By Marion D. March, Joan McEvers

The Only Way to Learn Astrology, Volume 1

Why this book?

While nothing replaces going to school or studying under a real teacher, this series comes close. It assumes the reader knows nothing and starts you off from the fundamental basics (the basic vocabulary) and takes you step-by-step into the more advanced topics. This is not something you just read - like a novel - it is something you study and work with.

I recommend all 3 volumes of this series. 


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Heaven Knows What

By Grant Lewi

Heaven Knows What

Why this book?

Grant Lewi was a legendary astrologer. He was the editor of Dell’s Horoscope magazine in the 1930s and '40s. He died in 1951 and this book is most likely out of print, but you can still get it on the Internet. He was such a master that he simplified the casting and interpretation of Horoscopes to a level that beginners could understand. A great entry point into astrology. The legend is that he knew the date of his death from his horoscope and bought a large life insurance policy shortly before that! His heirs did well and he paid next to nothing.


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Teach Yourself Astrology

By Jeff Mayo

Teach Yourself Astrology

Why this book?

A short simple book that deals only with essence. He gets right to the heart of the matter. Excellent for the novice to dip his or her toes into the subject. The book is clearly written and the author is an expert.


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Astrology: A Cosmic Science: The Classic Work on Spiritual Astrology

By Isabel M. Hickey

Astrology: A Cosmic Science: The Classic Work on Spiritual Astrology

Why this book?

Isabelle Hickey is no longer alive, but she managed to combine astrology, metaphysics, and her psychic gifts into a beautiful whole. This book deals more with the philosophy of astrology rather than the nuts and bolts. A beginner won’t learn how to cast a Horoscope from this book, but will understand more of the cosmic and philosophical infrastructure.


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