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Taoist Astrology: A Handbook of the Authentic Chinese Tradition Paperback – June 1, 1997
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“A lucid and penetrating foray into the mysteries of Taoist natural science. The material is presented with a dynamic animism that breathes such life into the characters that they virtually leap from the page. Levitt and Tang have clearly created the reference standard for anyone interested in the profound study of Asian astrology, medicine, and psychology.”
--John Mini, Chinese medicine practitioner and licensed acupuncturist
“Clear, thorough, and beautifully written, this book will satisfy anyone from the beginner to the most accomplished scholar.”
--Seann Xenja, Feng Shui consultant and educator
The ancient Chinese people developed a sophisticated science of astrology that continues to have profound influence in China today. Rooted in the fundamentals of Taoism, which sees life as the play of opposing forces and cycles, it evolved into a system vastly different from Western astrology. In Taoist astrology the year in which you are born determines your character. The years form a cycle of sixty unique signs, each with distinct strengths and weaknesses.
Taoist Astrology provides in-depth descriptions of each of the sixty signs and offers important advice for making life decisions. It gives valuable insights into personality, relationships, child–parent dynamics, and rising and falling fortunes. Special sections on yin and yang, Confucianism and Buddhism, and Taoist alchemy return this Chinese tradition to its ancient sources. Explanations of rising signs and of the connection between Taoist astrology and Western astrology give you all the background you need for understanding one of the oldest systems of divination known to mankind.
SUSAN LEVITT is a professional astrologer and Tarot consultant. Her articles have appeared in New Age Journal, Gnosis, and Magical Blend. JEAN TANG, a native of Taiwan, is a lifelong student of Chinese history, literature, and metaphysics. Both authors reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Top Customer Reviews
It is very basic. A good place for an absolute beginner but those with prior knowledge might find it a tad too generalized and be disappointed. If you like to spend an afternoon reading the newspaper or magazine horoscope then this is the book for you.
The Pros? It is an easy afternoon read. The writing is clear and lucid.
The Con? I question the accuracy... read for yourself and you will know what I mean.
Overall... an interesting lazy afternoon read.
I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in Chinese Astrology.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pretty darn accurate in terms of describing the personalities of each type of sign (12 signs with 5 elements, means 60 combinations). Read morePublished 8 months ago by bandazar
The book arrived quickly,well packaged and was as expected. Very enjoyable as a well researched reference guide. I would recommend it to those interested in this subject matter.Published on May 9, 2013 by Bhairavi
As a coach and consultant I have been using this book to help my clients (and myself) get a broader view into their lives. It helps to see a big picture, which this book provides. Read morePublished on April 19, 2013 by Beca Lewis