The best astrology books

4 authors have picked their favorite books about astrology and why they recommend each book.

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Classical Scientific Astrology

By George C. Noonan,

Book cover of Classical Scientific Astrology

Early on in my research on Neronian astrology I had the good fortune to discover this book and visit its author, a real live astrologer. When he showed me the chart he had done for me I felt a  shiver of excitement, convinced that I was the first person to pay an astrologer to cast Nero’s horoscope in 2,000 years. Dr. Noonan’s book is an excellent introduction to astrology as it was practiced in the ancient world. 


Who am I?

The deeper I looked into Nero’s history the more references I found to astrology about which I knew nothing except that it was a “pseudo science”. Then an idea hit me like the proverbial lightning bolt. It didn’t matter that astrology was mere superstition. All that mattered was that Nero and his contemporaries believed in it. Nero’s birthday and time are known so it must be possible to re-create his horoscope. With this mysterious wheel in hand, anyone familiar with ancient astrological lore should be able to make some very intelligent guesses about what Nero’s astrologer would have been advising his imperial client on perhaps a daily basis.


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The Nero Prediction

By Humphry Knipe,

Book cover of The Nero Prediction

What is my book about?

Nero is widely regarded as the most despicable Roman emperor who “fiddled” while Rome burnt. In fact Nero was a man of considerable generosity, talent, great ingenuity and boundless energy intent on making his life a work of art, dreaming of an age in which music, not military force, is power. What’s missing here?

Astrology, the seductive mixture of astronomy and superstition which in Nero’s time exceeded every religion in power and influence. So ardent was the belief that horoscopes were roadmaps to the future that believers tailored their actions to match astrological predictions. Meet the self fulfilling prophecy. When Nero’s horoscope became widely known it bedeviled his reign because it predicted when he would be fortunate and when he would be vulnerable, invaluable information for his enemies in the aristocratic class who believed that he was dishonoring the imperial throne by performing in public. All this seen through the eyes of the ex-slave who rose to the position of Nero’s right hand man but who also had a star-crossed destiny hanging over his head.

The Development of the Personality

By Liz Greene, Howard Sasportas,

Book cover of The Development of the Personality: Seminars in Psychological Astrology, Vol. 1

I was fortunate to have attended a lecture in 1988 presented by Liz Greene, I didn’t quite understand much of what she said because I was just a beginner, but I loved her passion and how other astrologers held onto every word she spoke. This was one of my first books on psychological astrology and I have bought nearly every book she has ever written since. Understanding the very basics of personality gives astrology an incredible foundation on which to then learn how to read the natal chart. This does just that.


Who am I?

I've had a deep passion for the esoteric world since childhood. I read books on everything to do with ghosts, magic, and astral travel, and began drawing up astrology charts from books I had borrowed from the library as a teenager. I studied astrology back in the mid-1980s when the new age was in full swing. Ten years later I went back to university and studied to become a psychologist. I am a firm believer that an understanding of personality through depth psychotherapy, and the hidden wisdom found in alternative schools of knowledge, can enhance one’s personal and spiritual growth in the difficult times we face today.


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Psychological Astrology And The Twelve Houses

By Noel Eastwood,

Book cover of Psychological Astrology And The Twelve Houses

What is my book about?

I spend a lot of time preparing for a reading, and when mentoring students and professionals, by first examining the house position of the planets. The planet’s house position allows you to see a side of your personality that you would normally miss in a general reading. Dig deep and you will find gold. I wrote this book so that I could show astrologers how to do just that.

Dynamics of the Unconscious

By Liz Greene, Howard Sasportas,

Book cover of Dynamics of the Unconscious: Seminars in Psychological Astrology, Vol. 2

Liz Greene and Howard Sasportas are brilliant at uncovering the very nuts and bolts that form our personalities. Your unconscious urges, drives, and instincts are clearly shown in the astrology chart through the planets, their signs, and house placement. Understanding these foundational aspects of the chart gives you an enormous advantage when doing readings for your clients, your friends, family, and particularly for yourself.


Who am I?

I've had a deep passion for the esoteric world since childhood. I read books on everything to do with ghosts, magic, and astral travel, and began drawing up astrology charts from books I had borrowed from the library as a teenager. I studied astrology back in the mid-1980s when the new age was in full swing. Ten years later I went back to university and studied to become a psychologist. I am a firm believer that an understanding of personality through depth psychotherapy, and the hidden wisdom found in alternative schools of knowledge, can enhance one’s personal and spiritual growth in the difficult times we face today.


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Psychological Astrology And The Twelve Houses

By Noel Eastwood,

Book cover of Psychological Astrology And The Twelve Houses

What is my book about?

I spend a lot of time preparing for a reading, and when mentoring students and professionals, by first examining the house position of the planets. The planet’s house position allows you to see a side of your personality that you would normally miss in a general reading. Dig deep and you will find gold. I wrote this book so that I could show astrologers how to do just that.

Astrology, Psychology, and the Four Elements

By Stephen Arroyo,

Book cover of Astrology, Psychology, and the Four Elements: An Energy Approach to Astrology and Its Use in the Counseling Arts

If you want to become an astrologer who reads a chart to uncover the many hidden aspects of personality then you need to know how to interpret the four elements – earth, air, water, and fire. Stephen Arroyo and only a few other astrologers have mastered this concept. Psychologically oriented astrologers can give their understanding a boost by learning these simple, yet profound insights that are explained in this book.


Who am I?

I've had a deep passion for the esoteric world since childhood. I read books on everything to do with ghosts, magic, and astral travel, and began drawing up astrology charts from books I had borrowed from the library as a teenager. I studied astrology back in the mid-1980s when the new age was in full swing. Ten years later I went back to university and studied to become a psychologist. I am a firm believer that an understanding of personality through depth psychotherapy, and the hidden wisdom found in alternative schools of knowledge, can enhance one’s personal and spiritual growth in the difficult times we face today.


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Psychological Astrology And The Twelve Houses

By Noel Eastwood,

Book cover of Psychological Astrology And The Twelve Houses

What is my book about?

I spend a lot of time preparing for a reading, and when mentoring students and professionals, by first examining the house position of the planets. The planet’s house position allows you to see a side of your personality that you would normally miss in a general reading. Dig deep and you will find gold. I wrote this book so that I could show astrologers how to do just that.

The Modern Text-Book of Astrology

By Margaret Hone,

Book cover of The Modern Text-Book of Astrology

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.

Who am I?

I am a full-time practicing astrologer who’s been in practice for over 35 years. There’s a lot of misconceptions about this noblest and holy science and I’ve written extensively over the years to explain things to the best of my ability. I am the author of Sun Sign Success, Pendulum Power, Your Personal Horoscope (a series that is going on for 29 years now), The Magic Stone, A Spiritual View Of The 12 Signs, The Moving Universe, and numerous articles in the astrological press. I live in Florida and I deal with an international clientele.


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A Spiritual Look at the 12 Signs: An Introduction to Spiritual Astrology

By Joseph Polansky,

Book cover of A Spiritual Look at the 12 Signs: An Introduction to Spiritual Astrology

What is my book about?

This is not your typical sun sign book, though I deal with the 12 signs. It is an explanation of the astrological signs from a spiritual perspective. Beyond its obvious psychological insights and forecasting uses, Astrology is in essence a spiritual science with deep spiritual roots. It is also a spiritual path. Every person - because of his or her Horoscope - resonates with different spiritual paths. Even the advent of major religious movements have their origins in the stars. This book doesn’t cover all the aspects of astrology and spirituality but is meant to be an introduction to it. 

The Only Way to Learn Astrology

By Marion D. March, Joan McEvers,

Book cover of The Only Way to Learn Astrology

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. 


Who am I?

I am a full-time practicing astrologer who’s been in practice for over 35 years. There’s a lot of misconceptions about this noblest and holy science and I’ve written extensively over the years to explain things to the best of my ability. I am the author of Sun Sign Success, Pendulum Power, Your Personal Horoscope (a series that is going on for 29 years now), The Magic Stone, A Spiritual View Of The 12 Signs, The Moving Universe, and numerous articles in the astrological press. I live in Florida and I deal with an international clientele.


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A Spiritual Look at the 12 Signs: An Introduction to Spiritual Astrology

By Joseph Polansky,

Book cover of A Spiritual Look at the 12 Signs: An Introduction to Spiritual Astrology

What is my book about?

This is not your typical sun sign book, though I deal with the 12 signs. It is an explanation of the astrological signs from a spiritual perspective. Beyond its obvious psychological insights and forecasting uses, Astrology is in essence a spiritual science with deep spiritual roots. It is also a spiritual path. Every person - because of his or her Horoscope - resonates with different spiritual paths. Even the advent of major religious movements have their origins in the stars. This book doesn’t cover all the aspects of astrology and spirituality but is meant to be an introduction to it. 

Heaven Knows What

By Grant Lewi,

Book cover of Heaven Knows What

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.

Who am I?

I am a full-time practicing astrologer who’s been in practice for over 35 years. There’s a lot of misconceptions about this noblest and holy science and I’ve written extensively over the years to explain things to the best of my ability. I am the author of Sun Sign Success, Pendulum Power, Your Personal Horoscope (a series that is going on for 29 years now), The Magic Stone, A Spiritual View Of The 12 Signs, The Moving Universe, and numerous articles in the astrological press. I live in Florida and I deal with an international clientele.


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A Spiritual Look at the 12 Signs: An Introduction to Spiritual Astrology

By Joseph Polansky,

Book cover of A Spiritual Look at the 12 Signs: An Introduction to Spiritual Astrology

What is my book about?

This is not your typical sun sign book, though I deal with the 12 signs. It is an explanation of the astrological signs from a spiritual perspective. Beyond its obvious psychological insights and forecasting uses, Astrology is in essence a spiritual science with deep spiritual roots. It is also a spiritual path. Every person - because of his or her Horoscope - resonates with different spiritual paths. Even the advent of major religious movements have their origins in the stars. This book doesn’t cover all the aspects of astrology and spirituality but is meant to be an introduction to it. 

Teach Yourself Astrology

By Jeff Mayo,

Book cover of Teach Yourself Astrology

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.

Who am I?

I am a full-time practicing astrologer who’s been in practice for over 35 years. There’s a lot of misconceptions about this noblest and holy science and I’ve written extensively over the years to explain things to the best of my ability. I am the author of Sun Sign Success, Pendulum Power, Your Personal Horoscope (a series that is going on for 29 years now), The Magic Stone, A Spiritual View Of The 12 Signs, The Moving Universe, and numerous articles in the astrological press. I live in Florida and I deal with an international clientele.


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A Spiritual Look at the 12 Signs: An Introduction to Spiritual Astrology

By Joseph Polansky,

Book cover of A Spiritual Look at the 12 Signs: An Introduction to Spiritual Astrology

What is my book about?

This is not your typical sun sign book, though I deal with the 12 signs. It is an explanation of the astrological signs from a spiritual perspective. Beyond its obvious psychological insights and forecasting uses, Astrology is in essence a spiritual science with deep spiritual roots. It is also a spiritual path. Every person - because of his or her Horoscope - resonates with different spiritual paths. Even the advent of major religious movements have their origins in the stars. This book doesn’t cover all the aspects of astrology and spirituality but is meant to be an introduction to it. 

Linda Goodman's Sun Signs

By Linda Goodman,

Book cover of Linda Goodman's Sun Signs

This is the book that ignited my spark of interest in astrology, along with so many other practitioners. How anyone could pinpoint characteristics of people from the month of their birth astounded me, and from this premise I continued to read every astrology book I could get my hands on. One of the most user-friendly books in this field, anyone from any walk of life can glance through it and, knowing only their birthday, learn their place in the scheme of the heavens. In addition to her piercing insights, Linda Good was an exceptionally good writer who keeps you turning the pages. 


Who am I?

As a Certified Astrologer and Education Director of The National Council for Geocosmic Research, I host monthly webinars with experienced astrologers from around the world who present state-of-the-art lectures on every facet of astrology. I taught astrology in-person and online for 10 years, have consulted professionally for 40, and have written many articles in astrological newsletters and magazines, some of which have been published internationally. For the past 14 years I’ve been a staff writer for Horoscope Guide Magazine, and have been interviewed frequently on talk radio, podcasts, and newspapers, including The New York Post.


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Finding Success in the Horoscope: The Slevin System of Horoscope Analysis

By Jackie Slevin,

Book cover of Finding Success in the Horoscope: The Slevin System of Horoscope Analysis

What is my book about?

In my book I outline the Slevin System of Horoscope Analysis, a 12- step system that provides a step-by-step approach to determining the best route to success based on your individual horoscope. Expanding beyond Sun-Sign Astrology, all you need is a computer print-out to discover the aspects of your Midheaven (one of the four angles in a horoscope) and define abilities, develop talents, and ultimately attain your goals. More than 40 example charts are included and delineated to help you follow the specific steps  Extending beyond standard Sun-Sign Astrology, this unique method has not been published anywhere else, and revolutionizes astrological career counseling

The Inner Sky

By Steven Forrest,

Book cover of The Inner Sky: How to Make Wiser for a More Fulfilling Life

The first installment in a series from the modern-day guru of evolutionary astrology, The Inner Sky is a must-read for anyone with a strong interest in how horoscopes function in our lives. Written in excellent prose with subtexts of symbol, strategy, endpoint, resources, and shadow for each Sun sign, Forrest takes us on a journey of discovery of the finer points and lesser qualities of each zodiac sign, and presents more contemporary explanations of planets in signs, houses, and aspects. Referring to a copy of your chart while reading this book brings your chart to life, bringing inner revelations in the process. 


Who am I?

As a Certified Astrologer and Education Director of The National Council for Geocosmic Research, I host monthly webinars with experienced astrologers from around the world who present state-of-the-art lectures on every facet of astrology. I taught astrology in-person and online for 10 years, have consulted professionally for 40, and have written many articles in astrological newsletters and magazines, some of which have been published internationally. For the past 14 years I’ve been a staff writer for Horoscope Guide Magazine, and have been interviewed frequently on talk radio, podcasts, and newspapers, including The New York Post.


I wrote...

Finding Success in the Horoscope: The Slevin System of Horoscope Analysis

By Jackie Slevin,

Book cover of Finding Success in the Horoscope: The Slevin System of Horoscope Analysis

What is my book about?

In my book I outline the Slevin System of Horoscope Analysis, a 12- step system that provides a step-by-step approach to determining the best route to success based on your individual horoscope. Expanding beyond Sun-Sign Astrology, all you need is a computer print-out to discover the aspects of your Midheaven (one of the four angles in a horoscope) and define abilities, develop talents, and ultimately attain your goals. More than 40 example charts are included and delineated to help you follow the specific steps  Extending beyond standard Sun-Sign Astrology, this unique method has not been published anywhere else, and revolutionizes astrological career counseling

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