Llewellyn Worldwide, 2001

Astrology: Understanding the Birth Chart

A Comprehensive Guide to Classical Interpretation

This beginning to intermediate-level astrology book is based on a course to prepare students for the NCGR Level 1 Astrological certification exam. It is a unique book for several reasons. First, rather than being an astrological phrase book or "cookbook," it helps students to understand the language of astrology.

From the beginning, students are encouraged to focus on the concepts, not keywords. Next, as soon as you are familiar with the fundamental elements of astrology, the focus shifts to learning how to work with these basics to form a coherent, synthesized interpretation of a birth chart.

Astrology: Understanding the Birth Chart explains how to work with traditional astrological techniques, most notably the essential dignities. All interpretive factors are brought together in the context of a full interpretation of the charts of Sylvester Stallone, Meryl Streep, Eva Peron, and Woody Allen.

Author’s Note: This was my first published book, and while it remains a classic, I no longer recommend it, because it no longer represents how I approach natal chart interpretation.