I've often been asked for a list of my favorite astrology books, the ones I thought best. For years I resisted as I did not want to slight all the other authors of all the other books. Also, I didn't think my personal biases should get any more attention than they already do. But we live in a world that is graded (good - better - best) & those who make the rankings take it upon themselves, for better or worse. All of these books are in print and in stock. Be forewarned: These are demanding books.

Traditional Astrology Books

The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need. The updated version of The Only. Kelly recommends her top five books to help you learn traditional astrology.These include books by Ben Dykes, Charles Obert, John Frawley, Helena Avelar. Introduction to Traditional Natal Astrology: A Complete Working Guide for Modern Astrologers by Charles Obert This is a comprehensive book that is ideal for those new to traditional astrology. The book was initially published twenty years ago, however, it has consistently been named one of the best astrology books to this date. Dirty, Sexy Astrology by Sabra Ricci and Jenny McCarty. Date of publication: April 22, 2015 Amazon rating: 5 stars Pages: 312 Who this book is for: Singles looking for a compatible partner.

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And now, the best of the best:

The best Text-books for Astrology:
  • The Modern Text-Book of Astrology - Margaret Hone, Astrology Classics
  • Planetary Powers, The Morin Method - Patti Tobin Brittain, AFA
  • A Beginner's Guide to Practical Astrology - Vivian Robson
  • Astrology for Dummies, A reference for the rest of us - Rae Orion, Wiley Publishing
  • Alan Oken's Complete Astrology - Alan Oken, Ibis Press (Red Wheel/Weiser)
  • Llewellyn's Complete Book of Astrology, the easy way to learn astrology - Kris Brandt Riske, Llewellyn
  • Astrology: Classic Guide To Understanding Your Horoscope - Ronald Davison, CRCS
  • Astrology, a Cosmic Science - Isabel Hickey, CRCS
  • Astrologer's Handbook - Sakoian & Acker, Harper
  • Secrets From a Stargazer's Notebook - Debbi Kempton-Smith, Topquark
  • Astrology, A Comprehensive Guide to Classical Interpretation - Kevin Burke, Llewellyn
Also consider:
Now That I've Cast It, What Do I Do With It? - Maxine Taylor, AFA
How to Read Your Astrological Chart - Donna Cunningham,Weiser
Message of the Stars - Max Heindel, Rosicrucian Fellowship
  • A Student's Text-Book of Astrology, Vivian Robson Memorial Edition - Vivian Robson, Astrology Classics
  • The Manual of Astrology, The standard work - Sepharial, Astrology Classics
  • The Key to Your Own Nativity - Alan Leo, Astrology Classics or Destiny Books
  • The Principles of Astrology, Intermediate Astrology book I - Charles E.O. Carter, Astrology Classics
  • Some Principles of Horoscopic Delineation - Charles E.O. Carter, Astrology Classics
  • The Best of Charles Jayne, a book of his books - Charles Jayne, AFA

The best authors:(Alphabetic)
Note: These authors have each written more than three books, all of which are of outstanding quality. Outstanding authors of a single book, such as William Lilly or Claudius Ptolemy (one-hit wonders), are excluded. Also excluded, for the moment, are authors whose best works are out of print at this time. Astrology has a long & distinguished past, with many outstanding authors. Get the printing presses fired up & this list could be quite long.

  • Vettius Valens of Antioch Anthology Book 1 edited and translated by Andrea Gehrz, Moira Press
  • Astrological Compendium: Containing his explanation & narration of the whole art of astrology, - Rhetorius the Egyptian, translated by James Herschel Holden, AFA
  • Matheseos Libri VIII - Ancient Astrology Theory & Practice - Firmicus Maternus, translated by Jean Rhys Bram, Astrology Classics
  • Matheseos - Julius Firmicus Maternus, translated by James Herschel Holden, AFA
  • Astrological Roots: The Hellenistic Legacy - Joseph Crane, Wessex
  • Introduction to the Tetrabiblos - Porphyry of Tyre, translated by Andrea L. Gehrz, Moira Press
  • Carmen Astrologicum - Dorotheus of Sidon, translated by David Pingree, Astrology Classics
  • The Book of Instruction in the Elements of the Art of Astrology - Al Biruni, Astrology Classics
  • The Introduction to the Science of the Judgments of the Stars - Sahl Ibn Bishr, AFA
  • The Book of Nativities & Revolutions - Avraham Ibn-Ezra, translated by Meira Epstein, Arhat Publications
  • Temperament: Astrology's forgotten key - Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum, Wessex Astrologer
  • Classical Astrology for Modern Living - J. Lee Lehman, Whitford
  • Practical Guide to Traditional Astrology - Joseph Crane, Arhat Publications
  • Judgments of Nativities - Abu 'Ali Al-Khayyat, trans.by James Holden, AFA
  • Six Astrological Treatises - Masha'allah, translated by James Herschel Holden, AFA
  • Ancient Whispers from Chaldea - Arthyr W. Chadbourne, Intelligenesis PublicationsAlso consider:
    Beginning of Wisdom - Avraham Ibn-Ezra, translated by Meira Epstein, Arhat Publications
    On Reception - Masha'allah, Arhat Publications
    The best books on Medieval Astrology, up to 1900:(In no order.)
    • Christian Astrology, books 1 & 2 - William Lilly, Astrology Classics
    • On the Heavenly Spheres, A treatise on Traditional Astrology - Helena Avelar & Luis Ribeiro, AFA
    • The Elements of Astrology - Luke Broughton, Astrology Classics
    • A Rectification Manual: The American Presidency - Regulus Astrology LLC
    • Christian Astrology, book 3 - William Lilly, Astrology Classics
    • The Text-Book of Astrology - A.J. Pearce, AFA
    • Classical Scientific Astrology - George Noonan, AFA
    • On the Judgments of Nativities - Johannes Schoener (trans: Robert Hand), ARHAT
    • Five Medieval Astrologers - James Herschel Holden, AFA
    • Essential Dignities - J. Lee Lehman, Whitford Press
    • Astrology & Sex - Vivian Robson, Astrology Classics
    • How toHandle Your Human Relations - Lois Sargent, AFA
    • Synastry - Ronald Davison,Aurora
    • Love Formulas-2 - Nance McCullough, Namac Publishing
    • Prediction Techniques Regarding Romance - Ana Ruiz, AFA
    • Astrology: A Language of Life vol. 4: Relationship Analysis - Robert Blaschke, Earthwalk School of Astrology
    • Planets In Composite- Robert Hand, Whitford Press
    • MercuryMethod of Chart Comparison - Lois Rodden, AFA
    • Astrology & Difficult Relationships: Why are you in my life? - Beverly Flynn, TLH Publishing
    • Composite Charts, The Astrology of Relationships - John Townley, Llewellyn
    Also consider:
    Skymates II: The Composite Chart - Steven & Jodie Forrest, Seven Paws Press
    Only Way to Learn About Relationships - March & McEvers, ACS
    Astrology & Difficulty Relationships - Beverly Flynn, TLH Publishing
    • Planets In Transit, expanded 2nd edition- Robert Hand, Whitford Press
    • Transits - Clara M. Darr, AFA
    • Transits of the Planets - Heber J. Smith, AFA
    Also consider:
    Modern Transits - LoisRodden, AFA
    Art of Forecasting - Sophia Mason, AFA
    Forecasting with New, Full & Quarter Moons - Sophia Mason, AFA
    Transits - Reinhold Ebertin, AFA
    • Delineation of Progressions - Sophia Mason, AFA
      The Progressed Horoscope: Alan Leo's book on forecasting: Progressions, Returns, Transits & Primary Directions - Alan Leo, Astrology Classics
    Also consider:
    Astrology: A Language of Life, vol 1: Progressions - Robert P. Blaschke, Earthwalk School of Astrology
    ProgressedHoroscope Simplified - Leigh Hope Milburn, McCoy Publishing
    The A.C.D. / L.D. Method of Progressions Simplified - Sandra D. McDow & Jo Anna Graziano, AFA
    • Art of Forecasting Using Solar Returns - Anthony Louis, Wessex
    • Solar Returns: Formulas & Analyses - Nance McCullough, Namac Publishing
    • The Key Cycle - Wynn, AFA
    • Planets in Solar Returns - Mary Shea, Twin Stars Unlimited
      Also consider:
      Interpreting Solar & Lunar Returns, A Psychological Approach - Janey Stubbs & Babs Kirby, Capall Bann Publishers
      Angles & Prediction - Martha Lang-Wescott, Treehouse Mountain
      Cycles of Light: Exploring the mysteries of Solar Returns, CPA Press
    • Solar Arcs, Astrology's Most Successful Predictive System - Noel Tyl, Llewellyn
    • Radix System - Vivian Robson, Darr Publications
    Also consider:
    Symbolic Directions in Modern Astrology - C.E.O. Carter, Astrology Classics
    • Primary Directions, A Definitive Study - Sepharial, Astrology Classics
    • Turn of a Lifetime Astrologically - Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson
    • Predictive Astrology: Cycles of change, seasons of meaning - Michele Adler, Hiden Water Publishing
    • Llewellyn's Complete Book of Predictive Astrology: The easy way to predict your future - Kris Brandt Riske, Llewellyn
    • Art of Predictive Astrology: Forecasting your life events - Carol Rushman, Llewellyn
    • Predictive Astrology, The Eagle & the Lark - Bernadette Brady, Weiser
    • Astrologer's Forecasting Workbook - Lloyd Cope, AFA
    • What Evangeline Adams Knew: A book of astrological charts & techniques - Karen Christino, Stella Mira Books
    • Astrology A Language of Life vol. 5: Holographic Transits - Robert Blaschke, Earthwalk School of Astrology
    • The House Connection: How to read the houses in an astrological chart - Karen Hamaker Zondag, RedWheel/Weiser
    • The Houses: Temples of the Sky - Deborah Houlding, Wessex Astrologer
    The best book on the 8th House:
    • The 8th House: Powers of the Soul, Sex & Money - Marc Robertson, AFA
    Also consider:
    Rulers of the Horoscope: Finding your way through the labyrinth - Alan Oken, Ibis Press
    • FixedStars & Constellations in Astrology - Vivian Robson, Astrology Classics
    • Brady's Book of Fixed Stars - Bernadette Brady, Weiser
    • Fixed Stars - Ebertin-Hoffman, AFA
    • Fixed Stars & Judicial Astrology - George Noonan, AFA
    Also consider:
    Star Names, Their Lore & Meaning - Richard Hinckley Allen, Dover
    • You & Your Ascendant - Sophia Mason, AFA

    Also consider:
    Rising Sign Problem - John Willner, AFA

    • Astrologia Gallica Books 13, 14, 15 & 19, AFA
    • Astrologia Gallica, Book 16: The Rays And Aspects of the Planets - Jean Baptiste Morin (Morinus), translated by James Herschel Holden, AFA
    • Astrologia Gallica, Book 17: The Astrological Houses - Jean Baptiste Morin (Morinus), translated by James Herschel Holden, AFA
    • Astrologia Gallica Book 18: The Strength of the Planets, AFA
    • Astrologia Gallica Book 21: Morinus System of Horoscope Interpretation, AFA
    • Astrologia Gallica Book 22: Directions, AFA
    • Astrologia Gallica Book 23: Revolutions, AFA
    • Astrologia Gallica Book 24: Progressions & Transits, AFA
    • Astrologia Gallica Book 25: Constitutions of the Caelum - Jean-Baptiste Morin (trans: Holden), AFA
    • Astrologia Gallica Book 26: Astrological Interrogations & Elections - Jean-Baptiste Morin (trans: Holden), AFA
    Also consider:
    Cornerstones of Astrology: Morin de Villefranche - Friedrich 'Sinbad' Schwickert & Adolf Weiss, Sangreal Foundation
    The Cabal of the Twelve Houses Astrological - Jean Baptiste Morin
    • Encyclopedia ofAstrology - Nicholas de Vore, Astrology Classics
    • Dictionary ofAstrology - James Wilson, Esq., Astrology Classics
    • Encyclopaediaof Medical Astrology - H.L. Cornell, Astrology Classics, hardcover
    • Encyclopaedia of Psychological Astrology - C.E.O. Carter, Astrology Classics
    • 200 Year Ephemeris, 1800-2000 - Hugh MacCraig, Macoy Publishing
    Also consider:
    Astrodyne Manual - Elbert Benjamine, Church of Light
    • Planetary Stock Trading (3rd edition) - Bill Meridian, Cycles Research
    • Planetary Economic Forecasting, 2nd edition - Bill Meridian, Cycles Research
    • The Key to Speculation on the New York Stock Exchange - Jack Gillen, AFA
    • Sepharial on Money: The complete texts of Law of Values, Silver Key, and, Arcana, or Stock & Share Key, Astrology Classics
    • Money:How to find it with Astrology - Lois Rodden, AFA
    • Using Astrology to Find Your Luck: What works? - Kathleen Powers, Newage Enterprises
    • Financial Astrology - LCdr David Williams, AFA
    • McWhirter Theory of Stock Market Forecasting - Louise McWhirter, AFA
    Also consider:
    Business Astrology 101: Weaving the web between business & myth - Georgia Anna Stathis, Star Cycles Publishing
    What Are WinningTransits? - Joyce Wehrman, ACS
    Mapping Your Money - Kris Brandt Riske, Llewellyn
    • Vocational Astrology - Judith Hill, AFA
    • In Search of a Fulfilling Career - Joanne Wickenburg, AFA,
    • Patterns of Professions - Emma Belle Donath, AFA
    • Astrology and Vocational Aptitude - H. Baron von Klockler, AFA

    Also consider:
    Money:How to find it with Astrology - Lois Rodden, AFA

    • Astrolocality Astrology, What it is & How to use it - Martin Davis, Wessex Astrologer
    • Planets in Locality, Exploring Local Space Astrology- Steve Cozzi, AFA
    Also consider:
    Astrolocality Magic: Advanced AstroMap features of Kepler - David Cochrane, Cosmic Patterns Software
    • Electional Astrology - Vivian Robson, Astrology Classics
    • Christian Astrology, books 1 & 2 - William Lilly, Astrology Classics
    • Horary Astrology: An Introduction to the Astrology of Time - Derek Appleby, Astrology Classics
    • Horary Astrology, Plain & Simple - Anthony Louis, Llewellyn
    • Martial Art of Horary Astrology - J. Lee Lehman, Whitford,
    • The Horary Textbook - John Frawley, Apprentice Books
    • Sports Astrology - John Frawley, Apprentice Books
    • Simplified HoraryAstrology - Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson
    • Astrologer's Guide (Anima Astrologiae) - William Lilly (and Henry Coley, Bonatus & Jerome Cardan), AFA
    • Time for Magick: Planetary hours for meditations, rituals & spells - Maria Kay Simms, Llewellyn
    • Skeet Shooting for Astrologers - David R. Roell, Astrology Classics
    • Real Astrology - John Frawley, Apprentice Books
    • The Real Astrology Applied - John Frawley, Apprentice Books
    • Horoscope Symbols - Robert Hand, Whitford
    • - Robert Hand, Whitford
    • Cosmic Loom: The New Science of Astrology - Dennis Elwell, Urania Trust
    • Astrology in the Year Zero - Gary Phillipson, Flare Publications
    • The Best of Al H. Morrison, selected & edited by Karen Christino, Stella Mira Books
    • Under One Sky: 12 Astrologers read the same chart - blind! - Rafael Nasser, Seven Paws Press
    • Essayson the Foundations of Astrology - C.E.O. Carter, Astrology Classics
    • Astrology for the 21st Century - David Cochrane, Cosmic Patterns
    • Astrological Body Types: Face/form/expression - Judith Hill, Borderlands Press
    • Man and the Zodiac - David Anrias, Astrology Classics
    See also:
    Astro Graphology: The hidden link between your horoscope & your handwriting - Darrelyn Gunzburg, Wessex
    • Astrology: A Language of Life vol. 3: A Handbook for the Self-Employed Astrologer - Robert Blaschke, Earthwalk School of Astrology
    • Encyclopaediaof Medical Astrology - H.L. Cornell, Astrology Classics, hardcover
    • Medical Astrology - Heinrich Daath, Astrology Classics
    • Medical Astrology: A guide to planetary pathology - Judith Hill, Stellium Press
    • Astrological Practice of Physick - Joseph Blagrave, Astrology Classics
    • Classical Medical Astrology: Healing with the Elements - Oscar Hofman, Wessex
    • Moon Time: The art of harmony with nature and lunar cycles - Johanna Paungger and Thomas Poppe, Rider
    • A Handbook of Medical Astrology, 2nd edition - Jane Ridder-Patrick, CrabApple Press
    • MedicalAstrology - Eileen Nauman, Blue Turtle Publishing
    • Howto Give An Astrological Health Reading - Diane Cramer, AFA
    • Medical Astrology: Healing for the 21st Century - Marcia Starck, Earth Medicine Press
    • Encyclopaedia of Psychological Astrology - C.E.O. Carter,Astrology Classics
    • Astrological Judgement & Practice of Physick, deducted from the position of the Heavens at the decumbiture of the sick person - Richard Saunders, Astrology Classics
    • Astrological Judgement of Diseases from the Decumbiture of the Sick - Nicholas Culpeper, Astrology Classics
    • Astrology of Death - Richard Houck, Groundswell Press
    • Astro-Diagnosis, a guide to healing - Max & Augusta Foss Heindel, Rosicrucian Fellowship
    • Essentials of Medical Astrology - Harry F. Darling, AFA
    Also consider:
    Traditional Medical Astrology - J. Lee Lehman, Schiffer
    Your Fertile Hours- Emily Faugno, AFA
    Astro-Guide to Nutrition & Vitamins - Lynne Palmer, AFA
    • Aspects in Astrology: A guide to understanding planetary relationships in the horoscope - Sue Tompkins, Destiny Books
    • Astrological Aspects - C.E.O. Carter, AFA
    • How to be a Great Astrologer: The planetary aspects explained - James Braha, Hermetican Press
    • Aspects Between Signs - Sophia Mason, Aquarian-Cancerian
    • Planets in Aspect- Robert Pelletier, Whitford Press
    • Dynamics of AspectAnalysis - Bil Tierney, CRCS
    • Aspect Patterns: What they reveal & how they are triggered - Stephanie Jean Clement, Llewellyn
    • UnderstandingAspects: The Inconjunct - Alan Epstein, Trines Publishing
    • Yod: Its Esoteric Meaning - Joan Kellogg, AFA
    • Circle Books Aspect Finder
    • The Book of Instruction in the Elements of the Art of Astrology - Al Biruni, Astrology Classics
    • Bonatti on Lots - Guido Bonatus, trans. Benjamin Dykes, Cazimi Press
    • Arabian Parts Decoded - Lind Weber, AFA
    Also consider:
    Arabic Parts in Astrology, A Lost Key to Prediction - Robert Zoller, Inner Traditions
    • The Chinese Astrology Bible - Derek Walters, Sterling
    • Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes - Theodora Lau, HarperResource
    • The New Astrology - Suzanne White, St. Martin's Griffin
    • Planets In Youth -Robert Hand, Whitford Press
    • Creative Step Parenting - Gayle Geffner, AFA
    • The Consultation Chart: A guide to what it is & how to use it - Wanda Sellar, Wessex Astrologer
    • Planets in Therapy: Predictive technique and the art of counseling - Greg Bogart, Ibis Press
    • Primer of SiderealAstrology - Fagan & Firebrace, AFA
    • A History of Horoscopic Astrology, from the Babylonian Period to the Modern Age, 2nd edition - James Herschel Holden, AFA
    • Astrological Pioneers of America - James Herschel Holden & Robert A. Hughes, AFA
    • Moment of Astrology - Geoffrey Cornelius, Wessex Astrologer
    • The Fated Sky: Astrology in History - Benson Bobrick, Simon & Schuster
    • Flirting with the Zodiac - Kim Farnell, Wessex Astrologer
    Also consider:
    Cardano's Cosmos: The worlds & works of a Renaissance Astrologer - Anthony Grafton, Harvard University Press
    Secret Architecture of Our Nation's Capital, The Masons & the building of Washington DC - David Ovason, Perennial
    • Tetrabiblos - Claudius Ptolemy(trans: J.M. Ashmand), Astrology Classics
    • The American Ephemeris Trans-Century Edition, 1950-2050 - Neil F. Michelsen & Rique Pottenger, ACS Publishing

    The best Ephemeris for the 20th Century:

    • Ephemerides 1950-2000 - Rosicrucian Fellowship

    The best Ephemerides for the 21st Century:

    • AstroAmerica's Daily Ephemeris, 2000-2020 (midnight) - David R. Roell, Astrology Classics
    • AstroAmerica's Daily Ephemeris, 2000-2010 (midnight) - David R. Roell, Astrology Classics
    • AstroAmerica's Daily Ephemeris, 2020-2020 (midnight) - David R. Roell, Astrology Classics

    Scorpio in kannada astrology. The best Vedic / Sidereal Ephemeris:

    • The Betz Ephemeris, 1940-2040 Sidereal-Midnight - Martha & Keith Betz, The Production Werks
      For ease of use, informal rectification:
    • Placidus Tables of Houses- Rosicrucian Fellowship

      For good, clear printing & cusps to the nearest minute of a degree:

    • Mechanicsof the Future: Asteroids - Martha Lang-Wescott, Treehouse Mountain
    • Asteroids in the Birth Chart - Emma Belle Donath, AFA
    • The Ultimate Asteroid Book - J. Lee Lehman, Whitford
    • Angles & Prediction - Martha Lang-Wescott, Treehouse Mountain

    The best book on Venus:

    • Venus, Her cycles, symbols & myths- Anne Massey, Llewellyn
    • The Mars Book, A guide to your personal energy and motivation, Donna Van Toen, AFA
    • Exploring Jupiter: The Astrological key to progress, prosperity & potential - Stephen Arroyo, CCRS
    • View from Chiron: Essence& Application - Zane B. Stein, Centaurean Astrology
    • Prometheus the Awakener- Richard Tarnas, Spring Publications
    • Healing Pluto Problems- Donna Cunningham, Weiser
    • Combinationof Stellar Influences - Reinhold Ebertin, AFA
    • Applied Cosmobiology: A 4th & Revised edition of The 90 Degree Dial in Practice - Reinhold Ebertin, AFA
    • Handbook of Techniques for the Hamburg School - Brummund & Rudolph, Penelope Publications
    • Uranian Astrology Guide, plus ephemeris - Sherman & Frank-Manske, American School of Astrology
    • A Course in 90 degree Dial Techniques (includes 2 C-90 cassettes) - Martha Lang-Wescott, Treehouse Mountain
    • Dial Detective: Investigation with the 90 degree dial - Maria Kay Simms, Cosmic Muse Publications
    • 90 Degree Dial, Penelope Publications
    • Midpoints: Identify & integrate midpoints into horoscope synthesis - Don McBroom, Llewellyn
    • Rules for Planetary Pictures - Witte-Lefeldt, Witte-Verlag
    • Phoenix Workshop, Uranian Astrology Manual, Cosmobiology Conference - Penelope Bertucelli, Penelope Publications
    • Orders of Light - Martha Lang-Wescott, Treehouse Mountain
    • Architects of Time - Martha Lang-Wescott, Treehouse Mountain
    • A Text-Book of Long Range Weather Forecasting - George J. McCormack, Astrology Clasics
    • Weather Predicting- CC Zain, Church of Light
    • Astrometeorology, Planetary Power in Weather Forecasting - Kris Brandt Riske, AFA
    • Mundane Astrology three books by H.S. Green, Raphael & C.E.O. Carter, Astrology Classics
    • Mundane Astrology(Course XIII) - C.C. Zain, Brotherhood of Light
    • Fixed Stars& Judicial Astrology - G.C. Noonan, AFA
    • Book of World Horoscopes - Nicholas Campion, Wessex Astrologer
    • Horoscopes of the USA & Canada, second edition - Marc Penfield, AFA
    • Horoscopes of Africa - Marc Penfield, AFA
    • Horoscopes of Asia, Australia & the Pacific - Marc Penfield, AFA
    • Horoscopes of Latin America - Marc Penfield, AFA
    • Horoscopes of Europe - Marc Penfield, AFA
    • Astrology & the Causes of War - Jamie Macphail, Wessex Astrologer
    • The Lunar Nodes: Your key to excellent chart interpretation - Judith Hill, Stellium Press
    • Lunar Nodes - Mohan Koparkar,Mohan Enterprises
    • Astrology for the Soul - Jan Spiller, Bantam
    Also consider:
    The Moon's Nodes & Their Importance in Natal Astrology - George White, AFA
    • Understanding Retrogrades - Helen J. Adams (aka Helen Adams Garrett), AFA
    • More About Retrogrades- Helen Adams Garrett, AFA
    • Sabian Symbols, A Screen of Prophecy- Diana E. Roche, Astrology Classics
    Consider also:
    Sabian Symbols in Astrology - Marc Edmund Jones, Aurora
    Astrology: A Language of Life vol. 2: Sabian Aspect Orbs - Robert P. Blaschke, Earthwalk School of Astrology
    Degrees of the Zodiac Symbolized - Charubel & Sepharial, Astrology Classics
    • Book of Rulerships- J. Lee Lehman, Whitford
    • Rulership Book- Rex E. Bills, AFA
    • Vertex: The Third Angle - Donna Henson, AFA
    • Cosmic Influences on Human Behavior - Michael Gauquelin,Aurora Press
    • - Michel Gauquelin, ACS
    • Sun - Earth - Man, A mesh of cosmic oscillations - Theodore Landscheidt, Urania Trust
    • Psychology of the Planets - Francoise Gauquelin, ACS
    • Harmonics in Astrology - John Addey, Urania Trust
    • New Study of Astrology - John Addey, Urania Trust
    • Harmonic Anthology - John Addey, AFA
    • Working With Astrology: The Psychology of Midpoints, Harmonics & Astro*Carto*Graphy - Michael Harding & Charles Harvey, Consider Publications

    Also consider:
    Predictive Techniques in Annual Harmonics - Charles & Lois Hannan, AFA

    The best intelligible book on Esoteric Astrology:

    • Cabalah of Astrology, The Language of Numbers - William Eisen, DeVorss
    • Esoteric Astrology - Alice Bailey, Lucis Trust
    • Soul-Centered Astrology - Alan Oken, Crossing Press
    • Kabbalistic Astrology, Sacred Tradition of the Hebrew Sages - Rabbi Joel C. Dobin, Inner Traditions
    • Astrology & Kabbalah, a rewrite of the Anatomy of Fate - Z'ev ben Shimon Halevi, Urania Trust
    • The Predictive Power of Eclipse Paths - Bill Meridian, Cycles Research
    • Eclipses and You: How to align with life's hidden tides - Judith Hill, Stelium Press
    • Your Prenatal Eclipse - Rose Lineman, AFA
    • The Cryptic Cycle: Astrology & the Lunar Saros - Murray Beauchamp, Madding Crowd
    • Lunar Shadows III, The Predictive Power of Moon Phases & Eclipses - Dietrech J. Pessin, Igloo Press
    • Astrology of the Brain, an introduction - Martha Lang-Wescott, Treehouse Mountain
    • The Prenatal Epoch - E.H. Bailey, Astrology Classics
    • Astrology of Accidents - C.E.O. Carter, Astrology Classics
    • Astrology: Thirty Years Research - Doris Chase Doan, AFA
    • Interpreting Geo-Helio Planets - T. Patrick Davis, Davis Research
    • Revolutionizing Astrology with Heliocentric - T. Patrick Davis, Davis Research
    • The Complete Book of Chart Rectification - Carol Tebbs, Llewellyn
    • In the Beginning, Astrology - Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson
    • A Rectification Manual: The American Presidency - Regulus Astrology LLC
    • America Is Born: Introducting the Regulus USA National Horoscope - Regulus Astrology LLC
    • Beyond the Solstice by Declination - Leigh Westin, Gheminee
    • Astrology, History & Apocalypse - Nicholas Campion, CPA Press
    • Ancient Hindu Astrology for the Modern Western Astrologer - James Braha, Hermetician Press
    • Light on Life, An Introduction to the Astrology of India - Hart deFouw and Robert Svoboda, Penguin India
    See many more books on Vedic Astrology here.

    Postscript: A great work is the result of great talent, combined with luck. As Gurdjieff pointed out, talent is like salt. It must be concentrated in order to be effective. Scattered or misapplied & it is lost or the effect ruined. Few authors have the talent for a great book. Few ever will.

    That said, there are many other good books. The books & authors above are mere springboards to further study. What do you want to know, what do you want to study, where do you want to go? The possibilities are endless.

    This list will be updated from time to time.

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With the fall of the Roman Empire and the onset of the Dark Ages in the 6th and 7th centuries, astrology was preserved in Byzantium and the advanced Islamic civilization of the Middle East. This astrology, enriched by the addition of observations and techniques, some from the Vedic astrology of India, passed to medieval Europe in the 12th and 13th centuries. There it flourished until the Enlightenment and went of out fashion due to the new materialism and mechanistic philosophies introduced in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

Over the 2,000 year span from the Greeks to the Renaissance astrology exhibited great continuity in technique and philosophy despite some significant changes. The phase of this astrology in Europe from 1200 to 1700 is referred to as traditional astrology while the first period, 1200 to 1500, is known as medieval astrology and the terminal period, 1500 to 1700, is known as Renaissance astrology. Here is more information on the History of Astrology in the Renaissance.

You can also learn about medieval and Renaissance astrologers like Thabit Ibn Qurra, Al-Biruni, William Lilly, Cornelius Agrippa, Marsilio Ficino, William Ramesey and Francis Barrett and authorities on astrological magic like Paracelsus, Albertus Magnus, Giordano Bruno and Johannes Trithemius and look at astrology texts like Guido Bonatti's 146 Aphorisms or the Liber Fructus, the 100 Aphorism Attributed to Ptolemy, and learn about the reputed founder of astrology, alchemy and magic Hermes Trismegistus.

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The focus of traditional astrology was on outer events, rather than psychology (a science that did not come into existence until the 20th century). By using a myriad of techniques, traditional astrology was able to provide precise, accurate prediction of concrete events. Here is an example of the accuracy and precision possible with traditional astrology, the Disappearance of Chandra Levy.

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