How do we choose our careers? Forces At Work shows what influenced 85 people in a long-term study, correlating career path to the natal chart. This book gives new perspectives on career development, with "blind" insights by astrologer Oskar Adler, a new look at Gauquelin Sectors, Part of Fortune, Asteroids, Chiron, Ceres and Eris. A great tool for Astrologers and Career Counselors. Reviewer comments from the back cover: "Amy Shapiro's new book, Forces at Work: Astrology and Career is a thorough and comprehensive astrological guide for anyone wishing to understand the uncanny connections between their astrological chart and their work path. Every HR department should have a copy for reference!" -- Shelley L. Ackerman, Astrologer, Author, Columnist, Karmic Relief.com, TheAsthete.com "Amy's Forces at Work fills a gap in the astrological literature of career by providing in-depth research that combines personality theory with astrology. Her study, based on a thorough career survey, incorporates insights from the work of Dr. Oskar Adler, along with comments from study participants to pinpoint astrological findings. This work will appeal to the intermediate to advanced astrologer who wants to refine career counseling methodology." -- Stephanie Jean Clement, Ph.D., Astrologer, Author, President, American Federation of Astrologers "Amy Shapiro's comprehensive book on the use of astrology in career counseling is unique for its detailed case studies through which her depth of counseling experience shines. I was particularly intrigued by her inclusion of the new (since 2006) planets Eris and Ceres in her interpretations—not many astrologers are using Eris at all yet, and most still treat Ceres as an asteroid. Amy's description of Eris as 'provocateur' is interesting, insightful and well supported within her analyses." -- Maria Kay Simms, Astrologer, Artist, Author ~Starcrafts Publishing "Besides relationships and health, choice of a career and life direction is commonly one of an astrological client's most pressing issues. Uniquely, Shapiro not only discusses the usual vocational indicators in the horoscope, she also adds unfamiliar but powerful concepts and interpretations from the legendary Dr. Oskar Adler. Plus, she backs up the theory with scores of charts accompanied by feedback in the subjects' own words. This book will give seasoned counselors new and useful insights. Augmented by handy tips, definitions and checklists, it will also set beginners on the road to perfecting this all-important part of their practice."--Patricia White, Vice-President, Astrolabe "Amy Shapiro is a brilliant Astrologer whose writings illumine deep cosmic connections between one's personal passions and professional path. Amy reveals the power of Astrology as a healing and guiding force and innovative and profound tool for Career Counselors." -- Patricia Huxley-Cohen, MSW, LICSW, Psychotherapist / Counselor; pioneered programs adopted by the Dept of Labor. "Forces at Work combines traditional career counseling techniques with classic astrology. Amy's unique ability to employ her technical skills in both disciplines is revealed in this in-depth study, which the serious practitioner will find insightful." -- Ed Kaznocha, Labor Market Economist In his Foreword, Economist Ed Kaznocha explains how this book explores realms beyond the tools of standard career evaluation surveys.