The most important thing to do for anyone learning astrology (or anything else) is to READ—copiously and critically.  I keep a running list of astro-books which have been important to me (and YOU SHOULD, TOO!)  Light your imagination…illumine your mind!

Here are some classics:

  • Busteed, Marilyn; Tiffany, Richard; and Wergin, Dorothy, Phases of the Moon: A Guide to Evolving Human Nature, Shambhala: Berkeley. 1974
  • Carter, Charles E.O., The Principles of Astrology, 1925
  • Carter, Charles E.O., An Introduction to Political Astrology, 1951
  • Davison, Ronald, Synastry: Understanding Human Relations through Astrology, ASI Publications: New York. 1978
  • Dodson, Carolyn R., Horoscopes of the US States & Cities, ACS: Pelham. 1975
  • George, Demetra, and Bloch, Douglas, Asteroid Goddesses: The Mythology, Psychology, and Astrology of the Re-Emerging Feminine, 2003
  • Goodman, Linda, Sun Signs, Mass Market Paperbacks: 1985 (originally published 1968)
  • Green, Jeff, Pluto: The Evolutionary Journey of the Soul, Llewellyn: St. Paul. 1985
  • Greene, Liz, Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil, Weiser: New York. 1976
  • Hand, Robert, Planets in Composite: Analyzing Human Relationships, Para Research: Rockport. 1975
  • Hand, Robert, Planets in Transit: Life Cycles for Living, Para Research: West Chester.  1976
  • Hone, Margaret E., Applied Astrology: A Companion to The Modern Textbook of Astrology, Fowler: London. 1974
  • Hone, Margaret, E., The Modern Textbook of Astrology, Fowler: London. 1973
  • Jansky, Robert Carl, Interpreting the Eclipses, ACS: San Diego. 1979
  • Jansky, Robert Carl, Astrology Nutrition & Health, Para Research: West Chester. 1977
  • Michelsen, Neil F., The American Ephemeris for the 20th Century 1900 to 2000 at Midnight (Revised Edition), ACS: San Diego. 1988
  • Michelsen, Neil F., and Pottenger, Rique, The American Ephemeris for the 21st Century 2001 to 2050 at Midnight (Revised Second Edition), ACS: San Diego. 1992
  • Michelsen, Neil F., and Potenger, Rique, The Asteroid Ephemeris 1900 to 2050, Including Chiron and the Black Moon Lilith, ACS: San Diego. 1999
  • Parker, Derek, and Parker, Julia, The Compleat Astrologer, McGraw-Hill: New York. 1971
  • Penfield, Marc, Bon Voyage: An Astrological Study of Relocation, AFA: Tempe. 1992
  • Reinhart, Melanie, Chiron and the Healing Journey, Penguin: London. 1998
  • Roell, David R., Skeet Shooting for Astrologers, Astrology Classics: Bel Air, 2011
  • Rudhyar, Dane, An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Degrees, Vintage: New York. 1974
  • Rudhyar, Dane, The Astrology of America’s Destiny, Random House: New York. 1974
  • Rudhyar, Dane, The Astrology of Personality: A Reformulation of Astrological Concepts and Ideals, in Terms of Contemporary Psychology and Philosophy, Lucis: New York. 1936
  • Rudhyar, Dane, The Practice of Astrology as a Technique in
    Human Understanding
    , Penguin Books: New York. 1970
  • Sakoian, Frances, and Acker, Louis, The Astrologer’s Handbook, Harper & Row: New York. 1973
  • Sellar, Wanda, The Consulation Chart: A Guide to What It Is and How to Use It, The Wessex Astrologer Ltd: Bournemouth (UK). 2001
  • Shea, Mary Fortier, Planets in Solar Returns: Yearly Cycles of Transformation and Growth (Revised Edition) Twin Stars: Clinton. 1998
  • Tarnas, Richard, Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, Plume: NY. 2006
  • Teal, Celeste, Eclipses: Predicting World Events & Personal Transformation, Llewellyn Publications, Woodbury (MN). 2006
  • Teal, Celeste, Identifying Planetary Triggers: Astrological Techniques for Prediction, Llewellyn Publications, Woodbury (MN). 2000

These are old friends for me, the foundation of my practice.  They gave me a springboard to discover new realms of thought in an very old discipline.  if you are setting out to learn this beautiful science, check them out: you will not be disappointed.