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Product Details

  • Paperback: 526 pages
  • Publisher: Topquark Pr; Revised edition (June 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1892881268
  • ISBN-13: 978-1892881267
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #525,003 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

OVER 150,000 COPIES SOLD!

"THE MINUTE WE HEARD ABOUT DEBBI KEMPTON-SMITH, WE DASHED FOR THE PHONE." - THE NEW YORKER

THE IRREVERENT CLASSIC

An almanac of hot tips and sneaky tricks of timing stolen from the crumbling ancients and the Hubble-hugging moderns- from Venus' sleazy sex and eternal love to the brand-new woo-woo exoplanets

Secrets From a Stargazer's Notebook will amaze you and shake your world

Debbi Kempton-Smith's Secrets From a Stargazer's Notebook is the brilliant, witty, outrageous, groundbreaking, wildly popular book that forever changes the way people look at astrology.

* Know when to spot love, lust, or a beautiful friendship
* Master million-dollar timing tricks to win at nearly everything
* Learn to read a chart - in less than five minutes
* Discover secret starry shortcuts that would have taken you 5.000 years to learn
* Surf the Easy look-it-up tables for all the planets
* Unlock hidden clues about how and when you and the people near you tick and go tick-tick-tick
* Master sneaky timing tactics for everyday living and that once in a lifetime opportunity.

save time with easy-to-use planet tables
- PLUS Chiron and the X-O PLANETS
Take charge of your life Secrets From a Stargazer's Notebook is the ultimate party book.


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It's such a fun read that you don't even realize how much you are learning.
L J Fox
I first bought this book in 1991, and then I had to buy this reprint when the first one fell apart.
Famin
It's easy to read, informative, it's to the point, creative and expressive and wickedly funny.
astro junkie

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By L J Fox on December 28, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is the new and updated "Secrets" that Debbi's fans have been waiting so patiently for. I bought the first "Secrets" in 1993 and learned from Debbi how to read an astrology chart, particularly my own. I'd been interested in astrology for years but had never before found a book that explained the basics so clearly. This book is actually not just useful in helping novices, it's terrific for more experienced stargazers. You won't find any book as informative and entertaining. I used the easy to follow charts to find out the planets in signs for all my friends, potential lovers, bosses and enemies. Debbi really teaches you how to find out what makes people tick. The information you will learn and read in this book will impress any skeptic. It's such a fun read that you don't even realize how much you are learning. The best thing about reading this book was that I was able to contact Debbi and she has been my personal astrologer since 1994. She has helped me tremendously and it has been a pleasure to have her as my astrologer and friend.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By carolyn sheridan on January 2, 2004
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Wise and funny and true and life-changing. A professional astrologer since 1977, charging $100 for an individual/$200 hourly for corporate... I've used this book and this book ONLY as the text for my beginner's classes since 1983... The only book you need at the entry level, then The Astrologer's Handbook, if you want to get to the beginning professional level... order the Liz Greene computer generated horoscope report from Astrolabe... this is how to wade into astrology to see if you want to go further... and altogether $5000 worth of psychological insight into yourself for $20 + $25 + $45. A bargain that will help you make the most of your best qualities and the best of your worst traits... and enjoy the trip! Once you have studied some, have fun going to astrodatabank.com - which offers a lot of celebrity and famous people's charts - especially people in the news now... and you can look up the chart of anyone you admire - Julia Roberts or Condoleeza Rice or Justin Timberlake or Michael Crichton... for free or a nominal $5 fee...
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By C. McCoy on December 16, 2005
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This is one of the top 10 books on Astrology. I have been a professional astrologer since the late 60's and when this book was published I grabbed it up. It is mandatory reading for my beginner and intermediate class'. One of the things that places it in the top 10: It's an easy read presented in a very humorous way and keeps my students really interested. Way to go Debbi (so when are you putting out another?).

I originally made this statement in December 2005. It is now September 2012 and I'm still of the opinion it's one of the top 10 if not top 5 book for an Astrologer's library
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By D. Chichester on June 10, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Debbie Kempton Smith's Secret's from a Stargazer's Notebook is an exorcise in clarity cutting through the fuzzy and obscure descriptions found in many astrology reference books. With humor, grace and wit she takes the reader on a journey from the basics of astrology to a deeper understanding of the art. One of the many delights in the book is the way she revels an aspect of astrology through an example (a story) of how it manifested in someone's life. Astrology may have a focus on the stars but Debbie Kempton Smith brings it all down to earth. If you've ever been frustrated with the vagaries of astrology than this is the book to get. If you can get hold of a copy. I've owned two copies that now exist in other people's libraries. The next copy I get stays in my own hands. No mercy to would be borrowers! My advice is to get two copies and keep one of them a secret. I give it 6 stars.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Vee M Aries on November 6, 2005
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I bought this book over 20 years ago to learn about astrology. Kempton-Smith's chummy, humanistic approach to interpreting the aspects, planets, etc. shys of pretentious science speak, enabling her to relay her comprehensive understanding of the cosmos in a way that'll get through to just about anyone. Her generous injection of wit taught me and many I know more about astrology than any other book. Can't recommend it enough for either the novice or seasoned astrologer!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Au Raven on May 20, 2005
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This book provides the reader with the nuts and bolts of Astrology and then takes off from there. Debbie Kempton-Smith reminds me of Linda Goodman but with more depth and ALOT more wit.

Here is a serious piece of work that doesn't take itself seriously; the reader is learning a great deal about astrology and never notices that they are, beacuse the book is such a fun read!!! I couldn't put it down for the first go around - and it also remains my book of choice for a reference...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Candid One on March 23, 2010
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Your post, in reply to an earlier post on Mar. 23, 2010 3:52 PM PDT
Candid One says:

This is in response to Plutonian Fire's presumptuous remarks about this wonderful book.

Talk about reaching!!!

I was in a small bookstore in San Anselmo, California in 1993 and was going out of my mind over the conditions in my life. I was startled when a book fell off a nearby shelf when I brushed up against it and it happened to be Debbi's book. I was about to put it back on the shelf but decided instead to read it.

It wasn't too long after reading it that I contacted Debbi and for the next several years, Debbi tried to help me to put my life in order with the help of astrology.

She is not only completely ethical, she struggled with me as I tried to do find my way through the mystery of my life. My journey took many twists and turns and always, Debbi was there giving much purposeful and good advice. I cannot describe how grateful I am for her assistance. I fought her on many steps of the journey but what no one can do for you is get you to see and then to accept yourself before you can ever move forward.

She would never spend any amount of time trying to write up a bunch of phony emails to make herself look good. She helps many without charge and she puts the infirm and downtrodden high on her priority list of things to do. NEVER would she be writing her own press as you've accused her and I suspect you of possibly being a jealous competitor. Or worse, a judgmental and highly afflicted Scorpio.

Having to replace my original copy of her book due to excessive use and what the elements tend to do to paperbacks, I found it ridiculous that you would hone in on common statements from various fan postings.
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