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The modern text-book of astrology, Hardcover


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: L. N. Fowler; Revised edition (1972)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0852430329
  • ISBN-13: 978-0852430323
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,280,859 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Margaret Hone was born in Birmingham, England, on October 2, 1892, at 2:13 am. Her ascendant was 27 Leo; her Sun was 9 Libra; her Moon was 13 Aquarius. Her midheaven was 15 Taurus.

Of Ms Hone, James Holden wrote, English astrologer, educator, and author. She was a professional astrologer and private teacher for many years and later was Principal and Director of Studies of the Faculty of Astrological Studies 1954 1969 and Vice President of the Astrological Lodge of London. Mrs. Hone was an advocate of the Equal House system of house division. She is best known in the U.S. for her two instruction manuals.

During her lifetime, Margaret Hone was known as one of the most outstanding teachers of astrology. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Irving on August 4, 2007
Format: Paperback
this was my first textbook when I went to astrology classes. It has not been surpassed over all these years
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Miss M. L. English on April 11, 2012
Format: Paperback
Cannot get out-of-date as it includes information on all the planets, signs and if you're brave, how to make a chart using an ephemeris and NO computer.

My edition has a pale blue cover, not the one in the illustration.

That aside, my copy came from my Auntie who had an avid interest in Astrology.

I like the way Margaret explains things carefully and without any fluff. She gets to the heart of Astrological principles. I don't agree that this book can age. How can it? The principles of Astrology haven't changed. They way we make chart is still the same and I, personally, like use and write about in my Astro series book/s starting with How to Survive a Pisces, the Equal House System.

If you really want to learn Astrology deeply, there is nothing more empowering, but difficult, in making a chart from only using the Ephemeris, and Margaret takes you through all the steps in how to do just that.

She even gives a very plausible explanation for the reason 'we' follow Astrology, which will never go out of date.

I celebrate her writing expertise, and only wish it were made into a Kindle E-Book so that more people could read it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Margo on February 15, 2013
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There is so much information you don't have to purchase other books it's all there. I think every Angel's name is there. Has a lot of detail.
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This book covers all the basics of astrology in a clear and readable manner. It is a perfect primer to more advanced study of astrology and this book should be a part of every aspiring astrologer's bookshelf. It was written decades ago, but it is still highly relevant pertaining to a perfect understanding of the essentials of astrological knowledge and practice. I consider The Modern Text-Book of Astrology by Margaret Hone to rank with the best of astrology books written anytime and anywhere! If you want to learn all you can to become proficient in astrology, this book is an excellent starting point in your quest.

Essentially astrology is a complex divination system utilizing knowledge of the Zodiac signs, planetary correspondences and the 12 houses of the Zodiac. The Hermetic Maxim "As Above, So Below" exemplifies the approach and interpretation of astrological correspondences and symbol systems.
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