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- Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
- Format: Paperback | 312 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 18mm | 363g
- Publication date: 1 October 2002
- Publication City/Country: Rochester, VT
- ISBN 10: 0892819650
- ISBN 13: 9780892819652
- Edition: 2
- Edition statement: Reissue
- Sales rank: 53,879
Illustrates how aspects can offer a profound depiction of an individual and his or her destiny. - Contains comprehensive sections full of interpretations for every planetary combination. - Concepts are explained through the use of actual birth charts and diagrams. - A core textbook at the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London. Aspects are an essential piece of the astrological puzzle when it comes to interpreting and using the information that astrology can give us. It is not enough to know the placement of the planets on the horoscope. It is the "relationships" between the stars and planets that let us grasp the destiny of the individual. Aspects describe the drama of our lives--the complex configurations that influence what will happen to us over time. Sue Tompkins, a fellow of the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London, shows how to interpret aspects when doing daily astrological readings. She uses the lives of real people to plot the aspects and offers examples of every possible planetary combination. Detailing the influence of oppositions, trines and elemental trines, and cardinal, mutable, and fixed crosses, Tompkins shows how aspects provide the energy in the chart that transforms the horoscope into something symbolizing an alive and vital human being. With "Aspects in Astrology," Tompkins provides both the novice and the experienced astrologer the evidence and concrete methods needed to grasp the vast knowledge offered to us by our horoscope.
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Sue Tompkins has been a practicing consultant and teacher of astrology since 1981. She was Director of Schools for the prestigious Faculty of Astrological Studies in London for 15 years and now operates her own school, the London School of Astrology. In addition to her independent courses and workshop offerings, she is a practicing homeopath in central London.
By Ramona 05 Dec 2010
I'm a beginner and this book is really great!
It explains the meaning of the planets very thoroughly, describes the aspects, not just the ones considered as major, has an amazing cookbook section which provides a very insightful and quite accurate description of the aspects.
It is very well written and is an amazing study material, which allowed me to rethink the way I look at astrology in the way that this isn't an area that follows strict rules, that is more important to study and to have a flexible open-mind and just experiment.
It's also a powerful instrument to an accurate natal chart, giving the steps and all the information to fully and correctly interpret one. Too bad I didn't find yet it's equivalent, describing the aspects in relationship astrology as well! By far, the best one I have in my small collection.
"In this 21st century where relationships are increasing in importance, volume, and complexity, "Aspects of Astrology" is especially meaningful and timely. This book is a wonderfully insightful and erudite map for managing our relations with others, and for understanding the many aspects within our own innerself."