Astrology for Lovers
Weiser Books, Feb 1, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 368 pages
A comprehensive astrological guide to life, relationships and lovers.
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Astrology for Lovers by Liz Greene This is a very well presented and in depth look at the world of astrology. The information given for each sign is broken down into it's basic features, the myths ... Read full review
I agree with the the other review. There does seem to be some bias with some of the signs. Why do modern astrologers keep harping on the supposed strength of Taurus the bull and power of Scorpio the scorpion, but yet are reluctant to mention the rather considerable physical strength, power, and courage of Leo the LION (also a fixed sign!) of the Zodiac, ruled by the vital and powerful Sun, and the Western Zodiac's only natural apex predator?!
Honestly, modern astrologers need to STOP describing Leo as if it's some sort of housecat or kitten and start describing it as the mighty, fierce, aggressive, courageous, forceful, and tempermental LION it is.
And despite what was claimed, we fire signs do NOT "hate" the body. We might hate its restriction and get disappointed when it doesn't do exactly what we want, but we are NOT aloof, intellectual air signs who really can ignore feelings of hunger and thirst in their dedication to making innovative and inventive leaps.
If anything, we fire signs do our best to shape and excersice the body and are far more physically active than earth signs.
And for the last time, LEOS DO NOT NEED ATTENTION OR APPROVAL! A lion doesn't need the approval of sheep. The Sun doesn't need the adulation of the planets to know it's a star. THEY need IT. Why do modern astrologers keep ignorantly harping on this inaccurate claim when there's hardly ANY mention of this aspect of Leo's supposed personality in the ancient and medieval texts? Indeed, if anything, Leo's earliest descriptions said it had a "fierce countenance, was strong and courageous, destroyer of enemies, and liked to visit solitary places like deserts and forests." In other words, it sounded like an actual LION! Not this attention-seeking show kitty misconception modern astrologers try to invent.
Plus, why the heck was Hercules mentioned for the signs that had NOTHING to do with Hercules, but the ones that actually DID fight him (Leo and Cancer), he wasn't mentioned?! Leo was the near invincible Nemean Lion who not only fought Hercules but even managed to bite off one of his fingers, the ONLY adversary amount the hero's countless supernatural foes to truly injure him! And yet no word of Leo's considerable physical strength and courage? Ridiculous...
And finally, we Leos do NOT steal other people's ideas. We are widely regarded as the most creative sign so we have no NEED to steal anyone else's ideas.
So I also felt that much of the info here was at worst inaccurate and at best superficial.
Suns and rising signs and other things
Table of Ascendants
The Elements of Fire and Earth
The element of earth
Some last words
The Elements of Air and Water
The element of water
Some further last words
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Common terms and phrases
References to this book
Innovative Therapy in Britain
John Rowan,Windy Dryden
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Cosmic Navigator: Design Your Destiny With Astrology and Kabbalah
Gahl Eden Sasson
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