SignMates: Understanding the Games People Play

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Llewellyn Worldwide, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 478 pages
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Somehow, your relationship that started out so wonderfully is having problems. Or perhaps you'd like to anticipate what problems could occur in a potential relationship. More importantly, you need to know how to resolve the problems.

Problems of interpersonal relationships are most often caused because everyone has conscious and unconscious needs and behaviors that can conflict with those of another. Recognizing and dealing with them can save relationships. You'll find out how to do this in Bernie Ashman's SignMates.

Contrary to what some people think, your astrological sign doesn't "force" you to do anything. It is simply an indicator of what you are. By understanding how the signs relate, you can better understand relationships and how to overcome problems that may arise. In a nutshell, that is what this book will do for you.

The book relates potential problems in a relationship between every sign of the zodiac. For example, if you are a Virgo and your partner is a Scorpio, you may play the "Sabotage Game," where you make it difficult for your partner to reach goals because of unresolved anger or jealousy. To deal with this you need to become aware of negative, unproductive comments and support your partner. Two other games and coping strategies are given.

Or perhaps you are a Libra and your partner is an Aquarius. You may experience the "Lovers and Strangers Game" where your sense of closeness vacillates between extremes. This is a test to see if you can handle emotional heat. You have to be willing to simply and honestly discuss your feelings. Again, two more games and strategies for dealing with the conflicts that cause them are given.

No matter what sign you and your partner are, this book will pinpoint the potential pitfalls and how to deal with them. Also included for each pairing is the good news, a "rainbow" at the end of the difficulties, which indicates how great such a relationship can be. Ideal for both non-astrologers and astrological pros, this book can help save your relationship.


  

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Contents

Let the Games Begin
49
The Eager Ones
104
The Enterprising Ones
118
The Planners
133
The Jolly Ones
146
The Nature Lovers
161
The Entertainers
178
The Detectives
193
The Socialites
282
The Confident Ones
295
The Actors
313
The Thorough Ones
330
The Resourceful Ones
347
The Calculators
364
The Surprisers
381
The Motivators
398

The Brainy Ones
210
The Industrious Ones
227
The Secretive Ones
243
The Hotwired Ones
259
The Broadcasters
276
The Mysterious Ones
416
The Freedom Seekers
433
The Strategists
446
The Rebels
463
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About the author (2000)

Bernie Ashman has been a professional astrologer for almost thirty years, having discovered his passion for astrology while reading Dane Rudyhar's Astrology of Personality. nbsp;Since that time, his astrology practice has expanded to include writing, lecturing, and counseling clients from all over the world. nbsp;He is now a recognized authority in the astrology field, and his writings have earned accolades from his readers and peers alike. "I see astrology as a wonderful blueprint in assisting individuals to more clearly define their life choices," says Ashman, and his person-centered approach to astrology has made him a favorite with his readers. Ashman is known for his ability to make even the most complex topics accessible to the novice astrologer. nbsp; Ashman is the author of SignMates: Understanding the Games People Play (Llewellyn, 2000), and Astrological Games People Play (ACS, 1987), and Roadmap to Your Future (ACS, 1994, reprinted nbsp;by American Federation of Astrologers, 2000). He has also written for various astrology magazines and journals, including Dell Horoscope, Astro Signs, The Mountain Astrologer , and Welcome to Planet Earth . His insightful interpretations have also been used for three different astrology software programs.

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