With its lavish color illustrations, detailed discussions of astrological techniques, and comprehensive chart building tools, Parkers' Astrology
is an outstanding book for any serious student of astrology. The husband and wife team of Julia and Derek Parker reissued this edition that offers many new components, such as the recently discovered comet/asteroid Chiron and its eccentric orbit. (For example, when Chiron is in Aries, the typical Arian could experience considerable restlessness.) It also includes new discussions on eclipses, Relocation Astrology, and Horary Astrology (which focuses on where and when a question is asked, rather than a birth chart). The first half offers rich color graphics and compelling narratives about the 12 sun signs, various chart reading techniques, and how astrology influences sexuality, health, business, and family. The second half delves into the nitty-gritty work of astrology and is downscaled to three-color visuals. It includes a hefty 150- page section on "The Planets at Work" and a 75-page section on astrological tables. The 1994 edition was faulted for being too difficult to build a chart from. Hopefully, astrologers will find this revised edition more accessible and consistent. --Gail Hudson
From Library Journal
Seldom has a handsome coffee-table book offered so much detailed information. This assemblage should be an eye-opener to those who think astrology is an easy craft for amateurs. In addition to the plethora of charming illustrations, there are many diagrams. Included are an ephemeris covering the years 1921-2000, sidereal times, houses for Northern latitudes, progressions, aspects, and forms for charts. The authors also collaborated on The Compleat Astrologer (McGraw, 1971). While their book may be useful to large reference collections, it is more practical as a book to own, since it offers much more than the usual popular surveys that attract the library browser.-Jeanne S. Bagby, formerly with Tucson P.L., Ariz.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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