The list author says: "Astrology is humanity's attempt to map the energies of the earth, their effects on seasonal changes, human personality, animal behavior, herbalism, ritual-based magic, religion, philosophy, probable future events, and is the mother of psychology and palmistry. That is quite a huge map, but I hear the Thomas Bros. (see below) are working on a portable version for you car.
So... how to learn astrology, how to master astrology, how to become a super-grand master of astrology who can charge outrageous fees to presidents and kings for your knowledge. Here is a collection of books I know you will profit from reading. I will start with 'easy' and progress to the more advanced stuff. I will update this list from time to time. I am currently searching my library for two books not on this list - one a classic analysis of sexual astrology, and another classic on career analysis that I can't seem to find at the moment (grr!)"
"Linda Goodman is "God." There, I said it. Linda writes in a casual, easy to follow style that is as addictive as it is fun. She reaches the masses. This is important. Astrology is not an elitist science that only scholars should study. It is an enlightening philosophy that everyone should have access to, and that is exactly what Linda does for tens of millions of readers. Therefore she is God :-)"
"One of the best astrological books is a calendar? I believe so. The best way to learn astrology is to study a little bit every day. When you see that Venus * Moon, go outside and take a look. What I like about Llewellyn's calendars is the amount of extra information they provide you with every month. They put a lot into each calendar with articles and beautiful art."
"This is a great book for the beginner. If you are asking yourself: Is astrology for me? START HERE. This book covers a lot of ground without confusing the beginner, and even has a nice set of ephemerides to help you get started casting your own charts. Makes a great text book for classes on Astrology."
"The rising sign is of particular concern. It is not a planet or constellation you can point to and say "it is here and it does this." It is an abstract notion that confounds "sun sign" astrology, and throws a wrench into any casual attempts to incorporate astrology into daily life. This book helps you understand the Ascendant and easily work it into every analysis of a chart, scenario, or event."
"This book should have been written 100 years ago. Make that 5,000 years ago. Astrology is really, really, really old (like grandpa). This is an overview of most of the terms and aspects of astrology you will encounter as an astrologer. It can be argued whether this text is all inclusive or correct on this point or that, but overall it rocks! An extremely valuable reference that you should own."
"BUY THIS BOOK! This is the quintessential astrology textbook. It is not an easy read and may give you headaches. That is stupidity leaving the brain. Bear with it. This author launched an empire with this book, and it is no wonder that in all of its various editions and versions that this ONE BOOK is one of the best selling astrology books to date. See my complete review on the book detail page."
"Far and away the most beautiful book on astrology ever written, and one of the most informative on several points found nowhere else, and it will be a hard act to follow. The concepts you will find here you will not find in any one other source. It is simply a book that you have to experience. This book will take you FAR into mastery of this intense science."
"These are the best map books ever - so why don't they make astrological, or astronomical maps? If you need to get anywhere from anywhere else these map books are your best friends. So where is the astrological version? I say write them and complain."
"Oh my god. Some clown wrote not one, but TWO comprehensive books on how to find, seduce, and influence women by using astrology as a guide, and then crammed them into one volume. Bah! What is this world coming to? Oh god. I think I'm going to vomit. Oh, that's right - I wrote this book. I am so ashamed :-)"