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Astrology for the Light Side of the Brain Paperback – October 1, 1995
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The back of the book gives great information on additional astrological resources such as books, magazines, associations, software and more!
Keep an open space next to this book on your library-shelf, for "Astrology for the Light Side of the Brain" might make you want to "Read More About It"!
I love the author's style and clear thoughts. She teaches the "sentence approach to astrology" which enables even newcomers to quickly put together planet with house with sign with aspect.
I have found my textbook!
Kim gives a very simple overview of the Planets, Houses, Signs, and Aspects and how they all go together. And she does so in such a light-hearted, (and verbally entertaining), way that any lay-person can easily understand what's-what about the basics of astrology.
I'm a professional astrologer, and have given this book countless times as a gift to those who express an interest in astrology; the latest being my 16-year-old niece who wanted to know where to begin.
Kim makes learning the basics of astrology fun because she is consummately funny in her expressive writing and will have you hooked before you know it. This book is a joy to read and will have you laughing in no time.
Astrology is a daunting subject simply because it is so complex... it's not exactly 'hard to learn', rather, that there is SO MUCH to learn... astrology goes very, very deep. And, as everything is symbolic, it's exactly like learning a new language such as higher mathematics or physics. Because of this, finding the right introductory book has been, itself, a daunting task.
But Kim has taken care of that... even after all these years, there has yet to be published a beginner's book that can usurp Kim's magnum opus. Many have tried, but all have failed to knock her off her rightful place on every astrologer's shelf... even if it's just there to give away to some fresh-faced astro-newbie! *lol*
Well, I might as well give my further recommendations since Kim's is a beginner's book and I assume that whoever is reading this may very well want to follow astrologer-Kim down the rabbit-hole, *lol*.Read more ›
there is a part of AFTLSOTB which pops into my head all of the time. Pets.... and where they belong. As both and astrology and pet lover myself,I would like to weigh in on this issue. Intuitively, I'd say the 5th, where loves, children, creativity, and play goes. Pets in my family are like little friends/ family, and my dog definitely sparks my creativity. Also, the after work walk is what breaks up my day -- right in between work (6th house) and home (4th house): the 5th house.
I think the single down-side with pets is that their lives are too short, so we can only have them for a limited number of years. This would also be the down-side of our other 5th house experiences -- childhood, love affairs, play time.
anyway, if you are looking for a fun and funny beginner's astrology book, this one is tops. i also like the sequal, which deals with transits.
This is a very simplified presentation of astrology for the simple minded - self included. And I don't mean this in a derogatory or demeaning way. I'm a Tarot student who has come to realize the need to incorporate and therefore research a topic I have long ago deemed overwhelming. Astrology is a very complex subject that demands decades of time devoted to understanding it fully. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the field of astrology as a primer and a must read for the serious Tarot student. The basic concepts are presented in a fun, friendly and often humorous manner to keep the reader on his/her toes. Now just to be clear to the Tarot folks out there... There are NO tarot references - that, you can and should find in greater detail elsewhere. But what it will do is give you a basic understanding of astrology so when you do come across the tarot to astrology cross references (i.e. Tarot Decoded by Elizabeth Hazel) you will have acquired a better idea of how, say, the Moon card is related to Pisces and why.
I would even go so far as to suggest and encourage metaphysical schools and teachers to use this as a light primer for their astrology courses and an accompaniment to palmistry, tasseography, and Tarot - to mention a few areas that incorporate astrological ideas into their craft.
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My first book on astrology. I bought it fearing I would not understand "more professional" books. Read morePublished 6 months ago by A. Vijunas
Great book for beginners. Easy read. Good use of images to help beginners learn the basics. Includes Chiron.Published 15 months ago by Nancy
I took an astrology course and my teacher recommended this book to me because I was struggling grasping certain concepts. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Jackie
The writer has my sense of humor. No other astrology book I've read can keep my attention like this one can. Read morePublished on March 26, 2013 by EarthShine
I did learn a lot. I would definitely recommend it to any other wannabe astrologer. It was an easy ready too.Published on February 19, 2013 by Sofia
Kim had written this book in a way which is fun to read without sacrificing the importance of the topic. Its great book for Astrology beginners.Published on April 6, 2012 by Barney