These are works that I have found inspiring, helpful or useful during my journey with astrology. The very first book I have ever read on this topic was A Handbook for the Humanistic Astrologer by Michael Meyer, followed by Essentials of Astrological Analysis by Marc Edmund Jones.

 

Astrology, Psychology, and the Four Elements: An Energy Approach to Astrology and Its Use in the Counseling Arts by Stephen Arroyo

A recognized classic in modern astrology.

 

Chart Interpretation Handbook: Guidelines for Understanding the Essentials of the Birth Chart by Stephen Arroyo

How to develop reliable, in-depth interpretations for any birth chart.

 

Ancient Astrology Theory and Practice: Matheseos Libri VIII by Julius Firmicus Maternus

One of the finest ancient astrological texts, also, one of the best-translated.

 

The Development of Personality: Seminars in Psychological Astrology Volume 1 by Liz Greene

The first volume in the Seminars in Psychological Astrology series – for those who want to combine astrology and Jungian psychology. As always with Liz Greene, be aware that she tends to focus on pathology – placements do not always manifest in such dramatic and tragic ways.

 

Dynamics of the Unconscious: Seminars in Psychological Astrology Volume 2 by Liz Greene

The second volume in the Seminars in Psychological Astrology series – for those who want to combine astrology and Jungian psychology. Same advice on reading Liz Greene as with the first volume.

 

A History of Horoscopic Astrologyby James Herschel Holden

A history of the development of Western horoscopic astrology from its origin among the Babylonians and its subsequent creation in its present form by the Alexandrians down to modern times.

 

Essentials of Astrological Analysis by Marc Edmund Jones

Not an easy read, but it is worth it. A complete demonstration of the sixteen-point analysis of the horoscope in detail.

 

The Sabian Symbols in Astrology: Illustrated by 1000 Horoscopes of Well Known People by Marc Edmund Jones

THE reference book on the Sabian Symbols in astrology. Includes symbolical imagery for each of the 360 degrees of the zodiac, with interpretation.

 

A Handbook for the Humanistic Astrologer by Michael Meyer

One of the most influential and widely read books on serious astrology published in the 20th century.

 

Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets by Michael Munkasey

Midpoints express the astrological role of the points in subtle, yet powerful, ways.

 

Medical Astrologyby Eileen Nauman

Medical astrology explored through signs, planets and aspects.

 

The Twelve Houses by Howard Sasportas

Explores in detail the experiences and situations associated with each of the houses.

 

The Astrology of Family Dynamics by Erin Sullivan

Shows how astrology demonstrates the complexities of the family as an organic whole, the family’s place in the collective, and the role an individual plays in carrying on the ancestral line.

 

All Around the Zodiac: Exploring Astrology’s Twelve Signs by Bil Tierney

A revealing new look at the astrological signs.

 

Dynamics of Aspect Analysis by Bil Tierney

Astrological aspects in depth, not at all cookbook style.

 

Aspects in Astrology: A Comprehensive Guide to Interpretation by Sue Tompkins

Explains the significance and practical use of astrological aspects.

 

 

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