The Astrology of Death 0th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0964161252
ISBN-10: 0964161257
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  • Paperback: 404 pages
  • Publisher: Groundswell Pr (September 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964161257
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964161252
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.5 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #293,766 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Scott Snyder on May 26, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is a very special book. I am now on my third reading, and I appreciate it more each time.
Houck is very precise in his methodology. He establishes his rules of evidence at the start and then systematically works through many charts showing how his system works. There is no obfuscation in this book. It is as clear, crisp and pointed as a razor's edge.
The author packs the book with interesting facts, philosophies and news items about death. I came away from this book feeling a lot more at peace with death as a natural part of living. After years of "The Denial of Death" this book makes it something to look forward to if only because it is so interesting.
There are two more things I love about this book. Houck has a tremendous sense of humour. In an area of life that all too easily can be grim and macabre, filled with black humour, he manages to render death a humourous human foible. Nothing to take too seriously.
Lastly, I love the graphics in the book. Pick it up and see what I'm talking about.
All this before one even gets to the astrology. I have studied western and eastern systems for almost twenty years, and I agree with the author as to why Hindu or Vedic astrology is superior to the western system. What is new here is tertiary progressions, how they tie into the Vedic dasha/bhukti system, and the role of pre-natal eclipses in a chart. His technique has vastly improved my ability to time events in the charts I read. While I haven't instituted such a policy for myself, I can understand how Houck ofers a "double your money back" guarantee on his readings.
Thanks, Mr. Houck, for a great book.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Anna Noehre on October 22, 2001
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Rick Houck was a maverick Vedic astrologer who like many westerners was trying to extract what really works from the morass of accumulated Indian astrological literature. Rick's writing is pungent & entertaining. He has a weird sense of humor perfectly suited to his subject! Highly recommended for readers with a working knowledge of Vedic predictive techniques, who want the benefit of Rick's extensive death-timing research. Beware, however, that Rick saw himself as a Tropical/Vedic bridge thinker. Rick was a formerly accomplished tropical astrologer who was driven to study jyotish out of frustration with failed tropical predictions. He got much better predictions with jyotish & the sidereal zodiac of course, but he chose to retain tertiary progressions which he said improved his accuracy for predicting death. In 1994, he thought he still could or should address the tropical audience. Unfortunately the constant switching between these apples-and-oranges perspectives makes the book fairly cumbersome. Also he used his own private ayanamsha (-5.10 from Lahiri) - so if you want to use his examples in your own research, you'll need to accommodate his ayanamsha. (Luckily, Goravani Jyotish software v.2.x has a Houck's ayanamsha option programmed in.) When Rick left his body in spring 2001, he said that his books would not be reprinted again after his death - so if you want this book, get it soon.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Luc De Jaeger on July 21, 2000
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Here you have the only book that (un)covers a taboo by taking a very close look at the topic of death in a horoscope. Houck blends western and hindu astrology and shows how both systems do give valid information together. He uses progressions and tertiairies as well as the sidereal zodiac. Though well structured this is not a book for novices. You need a lot of astrological background to read the book but if you're willing to proceed further in your study of your devoted art, read this book as it will teach some enlightening new systems of forecasting. Indispensable for serious astrologers and worth incorporating in all new software.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B. Rackley VINE VOICE on September 23, 2009
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This instructional book of the timing of death, gives many astrological charts and goes over the explination of the timing of the planets to compair plantary movement
to get a handle on the subject of causes of death other than natural, Research of aids, cancer, drowning, Like most astrological research, personal natal charts are viewed with comparision of like aspects, showing a collective gathering or pattern to lookfor in natal charts.
This book shows predictive houses of death, disregarding the 8th house of treditional astrology.How certain planets qualify to signal death.
The study of Hundu Dash system really indicates death,

The study of eclipse give signals to watch for timing of death.

Astrologers have always been interested in specialized theories, One of the largest fields would be Health. I earned my Astrologers Certification many year ago from the American Astrologers Association, in Tempe, Arizona. As a girl I studs I ies a wide range of natal, progressive and relocation astrology. Later years gambleing,
Potions, Later life I became increasing interested in Health astrology. Many years
later I am still interested in Astrology, When first started all math was done by
pen and penciles bot even calculaters! Now, by entering coordinates, in a minute all is revealed ...I use a system called Blue Star for the math, but youstill have to roll up your sleeves and awaken the old brain to search out patterns.
Of late, being told Lupus was in my system, I look for similiar patterns. Not much is ever researched regarding Lupus, I deal with Cancer and the holistic system to deal with this disease.
Any astroler or astrologic student will enjoy the straight talking of this authors research.
This is a book, you just do not read through and put away, It is open for many months of study.
I recommend this book for specialized astrology.Great research tool.
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