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Vern E. Smith author of The Jones Men Thelma Balfour has written a droll, entertaining travel through the astrological universe...on the black hand side.

Jamie Foster Brown publisher of Sister 2 Sister magazine and editor of Betty Shabazz: A Sisterfriends' Tribute in Words and Pictures Easy, enjoyable, informative reading!

Sybil Wilkes co-host of the Tom Joyner Morning Show All signs point to great fun and keen insight, thanks to Thelma and her work in Black Love Signs.

Leslie Lockhart Quarterly Review of Books Cosmically informed and culturally specific.

John Beifuss The Commercial Appeal A sexy, slangy, chatty book, written with a twinkle, and a wink.

About the Author

Thelma Balfour, author of Black Sun Signs, writes the astrology column for Heart & Soul, a national health and fitness magazine for African Americans, and is a stringer for USA Today. Thelma has studied and practiced astrology for more that twenty years. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone (February 11, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684847833
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684847832
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #352,773 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was initially introduced to "Black Love Signs" on my 25th birthday as I called myself escaping to another city from a recent, confusing heartbreak. As my cousin allowed me to thumb through his copy, I became mesmorized and relieved. The guy I was dating was a Scorpio man, and though I am a Cancer woman and we were compatible, I ended up with a broken heart. But what was killing me the most was I didn't know why it ended and so suddenly!It had only been a month long liason. So as I read about the Scorpio man, I saw what I was dealing with unfolding before my eyes word by word. I was already mind blown and then I reached two life altering sentences which stated, 'If you're left holding the bag, without so much as a word of warning, it may be a relief to you and a blessing in disguise. In short, you ain't gettin' out of this relationship until he decides it's over...' Though the pain remained, it was lessened. I realized that in this case the situation was beyond me and that his actions were totally in his nature. At this point I was hooked, so I began to read my true love's sign, Virgo man. This truly took my breath away even moreso. Not only were we compatible, we are a true match! I was reading validity in black and white. Reading our signs matched up against each other made my stomach tingle like a child waiting to open gifts on Christmas Eve. My inquisitive hunger was fed indeed. So to further solidify this, I wrote him and gave him an outline of the Virgos and the Virgo man. He returned a letter to me stating that I had to have added to what I said the book was saying or he knows the author personally. He said that it was all too true to have all come from this book. I did not vary from Thelma's words. And then it hit me!Read more ›
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The one I thing I like/love about astrology is that it applies to everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, etc. That's why, when I discovered this book, I was pretty ambivalent towards the issues it presented. I was curious to learn what Ms. Balfour had to add to the astrological community, but at the same time, I was skeptical that it had anything new to add at all. So far, the book has not disappointed in that regard.

Astrological Advice:
As far as astrology is concerned, an actual student of astrology would be well advised to pick up something else. This is obviously a beginner's book for those people who don't know or care very much about the general make-up of astrology, but would rather be entertained. For those of you who already know what Decanate, Ruling planet, tenth house, conjunction, and Ascendant/Rising planet means, and were expecting better than just an overall description of the sign, you've wasted your money. If you're going to talk about Love Signs, you could have atleast included SOMETHING about Mars, Venus, The Moon, and the Ascendants. This also leads me to believe that the author either didn't know about the planet's effects on Love and Sex or thought the audience would be to stupid to catch on. In which case, she could have easily explained it. But, she probably was, most likely, waiting to write another book about it to capitalize on.

Overall Execution: The author had an annoying tendency to repeat herself when it came to, well, pretty much every chapter in the book. Some lines were repeated in various other chapters, and After almost every one of the diatribes, it'd end with Well Now! Ok then! Well Alrightly then! While this might not have bothered some people, it makes the book repetitive and sometimes, hard to read.
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I think this is a excellent book, because it really has helped me to understand people under certain zodiac signs. I have read parts of this book to other people and they are amazed how much the sign they were born under is so true about their personality or life style. I would recommend this book to any black singles.
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i've had this book for many years and finally decided to write a review about it. the book is tailored towards black people so that makes it unique. i really love this book and everytime i encounter a new guy i flip to the book, i almost have it memorized on certain parts. the author is on point. i read what she said about my sign and realized that yes, she knows what she's talking about. there are tons of good examples throughout the book and solid information about each sign. it's not filled with a lot of heavy jargon, it's actually funny without being silly and useless. you can get a quick fix or read more in-depth, it's all there. this is a wonderful book to share with friends that get a kick out of astrology and are dating, engaged or married. i would love to see the author update the book, i'd be among the first to buy the revised edition!
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This is my third time purchasing this book. Every time I loan it to someone they never return it and I have to purchase it again. Note to self: this book would make a great gift holiday, birthday, or someone coming out of a bad break up. The zodiac traits and compatibility connections are soo true, that I only date signs that I'm compatible with, and I have a very stable relationship with the one matched for me.
Thanks Thelma
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