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Astrology for the Light Side of the Brain Paperback – October 1, 1995

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Astrology for the Light Side of the Brain provides years of psychological personality analysis under one cover as the reader uncovers his or her foibles and conflicts and then understands how to use them to advantage. Think of astrology as telling us about different parts of ourselves. Picture the SUN as the Executive Director of our horoscope; the MOON as our Security Department head; MARS as head of the department of "Mess With Me And You Die", and JUPITER as your built-in Advertising Department -- and you have a taste of the magic Kim Rogers-Gallagher paints in this wonderfully humorous book. -- Midwest Book Review
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Acs Pubns (October 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0935127356
  • ISBN-13: 978-0935127355
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #611,192 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie E Watson on October 13, 1997
If you have recently begun staring at the night-sky in your backyard, secretly wondering if the stars really do hold some sort of new way of looking at life's little ups and downs, but you're not really a "new-age" type....then this is the book to pick-up. Kim Rogers-Gallagher introduces you to astrology through her wonderful playfullness and great sense of humor. Finally, a book for those of us who are curious, but would never tell anyone! Kim lets us enter the astrological community as just a "tourist", yet makes us feel like we've always been there. She will tickle your funny bone while imparting actual astrological fundamentals, so that you might "stun and amaze" your friends with your new-found astrology accumen!
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"!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 3, 1999
This is the best book I have ever read about astrology. It is so interesting I couldn't put it down until I was finished with it. She puts astrology into a language that everyone can relate with and therefore it's fun and easy to understand.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 29, 1998
I am a professional astrologer who is just starting to teach. This book provides newcomers and teachers with solidly funny metaphors upon which to hang the astrological jargon.
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!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By FaireMaiden on July 20, 2011
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This is a true beginner's introductory book on astrology... one that is excellent and that I highly recommend, (see Pics).

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*.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rachel Fawn on January 19, 2005
i find some of the astrology books which try to take on a playful and funny tone can be dumb, and fall short of the mark in terms of content. not so with Kim Rogers Gallagher! she is the master of "light-hearted" astrology.. this book is informative and very insightful!

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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 21, 1997
This was a book I wish I had read way back in the beginning. I highly recommend this book to be read before you pick up any other astrology book. So easy to follow, light, funny. Just a great read.
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Gallagher did a wonderful job at summarizing the astrological concepts in a very approachable way. This is NOT a comprehensive or exhaustive treatise on the subject of astrological horoscopes. However what she has managed to do so effectively is take much of the mystery out of a complex subject and present it in a way that a novice could comprehend and perhaps pursue the topic in greater detail with further reading and finding a mentor to study under.

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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