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1.0 out of 5 stars Buy this book if you want to feel badly about yourself., February 7, 1999
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This review is from: Astrology for the Soul (Bantam Classics) (Paperback)
My North Node is in Libra. Ms. Spillar described this placement as a person that is "selfish," "inconsiderate" and "insensitive." Why not just tell me I'm a "bad" person, thank you very much!! There is an old Catholic school girls saying that goes something like this, "what you say to me bounces off me and lands on you." A psychologist would call it projection. Ms. Spillar seems to see in people with their North Node in Libra what she can not acknowledge in herself. Her writing is insulting and destructive, not affirming or helpful. Compare this with what the World of Wisdom Horoscope Interpreter by WizardWorks says about the North Node in Libra, "A major dilemma in your life is in finding a balance between listening to and acting upon your own personal needs as opposed to taking into consideration and compromising with the needs of others." Ms. Spillar, you should be ashamed of yourself, for trying to make money by insulting others in such a judgmental fashion. And shame on you Amazon.com, for promoting this book. I'm sorry I took the time to seek it out based on your promotion.
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Initial post: Sep 5, 2007 6:10:09 PM PDT
Drummer Boy says:
FWIW, this psychologist doesn't agree with you. If you truly considered it projection, it wouldn't have had nearly (let alone arguably any depending on your emotional maturity) the effect it obviously had on you. Clearly it touches a nerve, which should, in a healthy, self-aware person, lead one to further examine their negative tendencies. I realize it's difficult to face, but sadly we all have "negative" aspects to our personality. I do (TRUST me...lol), you do, everyone does. The trick is to manage and learn from them. Ironically, the one quote you chose to include has lead me to consider this book a good resource and a potential purchase. She seems to have nailed proper emotional/social growth as based on the works of psychologists like Maslow and many others. I'm not trying to be harsh, but you spoke for psychologists and I wanted to set the record straight.

DB

P.S. Being "selfish, etc." isn't necessarily bad, it's all in terms of what is considered maladaptive. You need a certain amount of those qualities to properly take care of your own needs. It's when they get out of balance that you begin to have difficulties, a point that it sounds like she was trying to make.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2007 3:19:41 PM PDT
Schulie says:
Well said, DB!
Clearly the book touched a nerve...touche.
WES

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 29, 2009 4:43:51 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2009 3:10:22 PM PDT
J. Snyder says:
Hmmm. "If astrology says you're a selfish person, then you might as well embrace it because you can't change it. If you could, astrology would be wrong, and it can't be wrong."

I wonder why you checked this book out, since it's about astrology and also about CHANGE!
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