Astrology for Lovers

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Weiser Books, Feb 1, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 368 pages
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A comprehensive astrological guide to life, relationships and lovers.

Astrology for Lovers is a seminal guide to learning how to interpret the subtle and not so subtle attributes of both your own and your partner's astrological sign in order to create a better understanding of one another.

Each person has a unique footprint in the map of the cosmos, and Astrology for Lovers guides the reader through each of the Sun signs in an enlightening and comprehensive manner. Each sign is given a lengthy description of its characteristics, as well its creation myth. Greene then expands upon the sign's shadowy side, and finally explicates the fine points of the individual sign as a lover. Astrology for Lovers will teach readers not only critical aspects of their own motivations, but also provide invaluable insight into the inner workings of their 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

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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.


Sun signs
About mirrors
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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Liz Greene is the cofounder of the Centre for Psychological Astrology in London and a contributor to the most respected astrology site on the web:, as well as a regular contributor to She is the author of Astrology for Lovers and Relating: An Astrological Guide to Living with Others on a Small Planet. Greene currently resides in Zurich, Switzerland

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