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ASTROLOGY, HISTORY & APOCALYPSE - Nicholas Campion, $45.00

Contents:

Part 1: The history of astrology:

The origins of astrology

In the beginning: Babylonian astrology

The Greek world view: The Greek thinkers & their influence; Plato's cosmology; Aristotles's contribution; Thrice-great Hermes; The Stoics; Ancient astrological techniques; Ptolemy & the Tetrabiblos

When in Rome: Mithraism; Roman astral religion

The medieval world: The advent of Islam; Astrology in the medieval west; The rediscovery of Aristotle; Astrology & the Church

The Renaissance: Marsilio Ficino & the revival of the pagan gods; The decline of astrology; The new astronomy

The modern world: The astrological revival; Esoteric undercurrents; Alan Leo's astrology; C.G. Jung; The emergence of psychological astrology; Sun-sign astrology

Part 2: Apocalypse:

Myths of time: The vocabulary of millenarianism; Recreating the world

The myth of progress: The psychology of millenarian thinking

Myths of rebirth: Equinox festivals; Astrology & the unfolding of time; The doctrine of inevitability & the belief in personal choice; Astrology & salvation; The cult of the messiah; Inner & outer New Ages

The theory of historical cycles: The Platonic Year; The idea of spiritual evolution; The precession of the equinoxes; The beginning of the Aquarian Age

Part 3: The Age of Aquarius - a modern myth:
The New Age
Millenarianism
The Platonic Year
The precessional year
Precession in classical astrology
Precession in the modern period
The beginning of the Age of Aquarius
The nature of the Age of Aquarius
The evidence
New Age millenarianism
The impact of precession on astrological thought
The uses of precession in astrology
Conclusion

Bibliography
Index
About the author

Comment: Part 1, The history of astrology, was given on March 22, 1992, at Regents College, London. Part 2, Apocalypse, was given on March 10, 1996, at the same location. Both dates were Sundays. Part 3 is a revision of a paper originally published in The Astrology of the Macrocosm: New directions in mundane astrology (Llewellyn, 1990, now out of print).

This is not only the best CPA title I have yet found, it's a darn good book as well. It has earned its yellow star. Astrology, history, the New Age, are subjects that Campion has studied intensively, read widely, and thought deeply about. He has also worked quite hard on the original lecture transcripts. He has not only made them pleasing to the eye, he has also supplied a useful index.

In the first lecture, Campion displays his grasp of astrological history. He moves effortlessly through the subject, illuminating everything he touches. It isn't a complete history, of course, as that can't be given in a single lecture, but it will tell you where astrology came from & how it prospered over the centuries. The section where he describes how the astrology of Alan Leo turned into the astrology of Liz Greene is both fascinating and unique. Campion witnessed the last stages of this process first-hand, and knew/knows many of the principle people involved.

Part 2, Apocalypse, is about the run-up to the turn of the 21st century, some years ago now. Campion, like me, like many others, expected isolated outbreaks of mass suicides to mark the event. I am happy that we were all proven wrong. Otherwise, Campion's description of Millenarianism is comprehensive & thorough, one of the best I have read.

Part 3, an essay on The Age of Aquarius, is a general debunking of the myth of the Aquarian Age. Personally I think Campion is mistaken, but, on the other hand, I believe that I am the first & only person to figure out how the Ages actually work, and I didn't do that until 2001 or so, some years after this paper. Campion's essay is a useful corrective to the fantasy & wooly thinking that continue to pervade this subject.

Some people may be surprised that I would like a CPA Press book, as I am supposedly "hostile" to them. I am never hostile to honest scholarship. I quite enjoy it. I am opposed to untalented fools. While the Centre for Psychological Astrology has a lot of those, I am pleased to reaffirm that Mr. Campion is not one of them. I like to think that Campion is helping to make the CPA a better place, one little bit at a time.

CPA Press, 170 pages, hardcover with dustjacket.


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CYCLES OF LIGHT: Exploring the mysteries of solar returns - Lynn Bell, $45.00

Contents:

Part 1: How to "see" solar returns:

Introductory matters: Birthdays, more or less; SolaVision: what to look for

Angular planets in the solar return: Saturn angular in the solar return; Natal & solar return planets in the same degree; The Moon angular in the solar return; Pluto angular in the solar return; An example; Scandal & power: Uranus & Pluto; Summing up

Timing in the solar return: Using the Moon as a timer; A degree for a month; Using the sun as a timer

Understanding aspects in the solar return: Aspects to the luminaries; Solar return moon opposition Venus; Solar return Jupiter conjunct sun; A solar return grand cross; Solar return Pluto square sun; A natal aspect repeats: Moon square Uranus

Part 2: The Moon in the solar return:

The Moon in the elements: The solar return moon in air; The solar return moon in water; The solar return moon in fire; The solar return moon in earth; Aspects to the solar return moon; A partile aspect to the moon; Pluto rising in the solar return

Solar return new moon: The progressed moon & the solar return moon; New moon plenitude with Jupiter; A new moon in the solar return 12th house; A nineteen year cycle

Solar return full moon: A solar return with an eclipsed full moon; Nineteen years later: full moon again; Solar return full moons in other houses

Part 3: Location, location:

Relocated solar returns: Steven Spielberg; Degree areas in the solar return

Differences & similarities: Aspects that repeat: Moon-Pluto-Saturn

When a solar return doesn't make sense

Part 4: Aspects in the solar return:

Trines smooth the way: The grand trine in the solar return; Squares into trines; Sun trine Saturn; Mars & Venus: taking hold of desire

The repetition of natal aspects in the solar return: Repetition & planetary cycles; The metamorphosis of natal aspects

Exceptional years in the solar return: Jacques Cousteau's exceptional year

Retrograde planets in the solar return: The cycling midheaven in the solar return

A solar return in progress: Shifting ground: Pluto on the IC; Secrets from the past; A family pattern: Mars-Pluto-Sun; Sun-Neptune: letting go; A dream come true; Solar return planets filling in a natal T-square; Oppositions between 4th & 10th: a parental power struggle

Collective aspects in the solar return: Jupiter-Neptune aspects; Uranus trine Saturn: opening the structure; Relocating the story; Lunar returns

Part 5: Interpreting the solar return houses:

Basic concepts: The sun illuminates the houses; Foreground, middleground, background

The water houses in the solar return: The solar return 4th house; Saturn in the solar return 4th house; Mars in the solar return 4th house; Sun-Uranus in the solar return; Neptune-Moon in the solar return 4th house: ideal or illusion?; The lunar nodes in the solar return; The solar return 8th house; The solar return 12th house

The air houses in the solar return: Siblings & the solar return 3rd house; A Jupiter-Venus-Pluto T-square; Jupiter's sign in the solar return; Saturn's sign in the solar return; The solar return 7th house: adversaries & partners; The solar return 11th house: opening to the future

The fire houses in the solar return: The 1st house: is that me?; Pluto-Moon: a mother's death; Moon-Mars: fighting for feelling; Neptune-Midheaven: without guidance; The solar return 5th house: will I fall in love?; The solar return 9th house: finding our way; The 9th & 12th houses & spiritual awakening; Solar return Mars on the natal MC; Thalia's natal chart; When planets repeat in natal & solar return houses

The earth houses in the solar return: The solar return 6th house; Oppositions between the 6th & 12th houses; Natal contacts give meaning to hte solar return; From grand trine to conjunction; The solar return 10th house: taking direction; The solar return 2nd house

Appendices: Examples of solar & lunar returns:
1. Sigmund Freud, solar return for 1906
2. Carl Gustav Jung, solar return for 1906
3. Paul Eluard, solar return for 1928
4. Bob Dylan, solar return for 1965
5. Jenny, solar return for 2003
6. Antoine de Saint-Exupery, solar return for 1942
7. Mia Farrow, solar returns for 1991 & 1992
8. Annie, solar return for 2003
9. Francois, solar return for 2000
10. Sandra K., lunar return for February 2004
11. Martha Stewart, lunar return for December 2001

Bibliography & chart sources

Comment: Before giving these lectures, the author had previously given many similar lectures on solar returns. Her technique is to highlight angular planets in the solar return and, secondarily, planets in the solar return which fall on angles in the birth chart. She does not precess, and, for the most part, she does not relocate charts to the birthday location. For the most part, this works rather well.

When this technique fails - see Part 3, When a solar return doesn't make sense - she is stumped. On pgs. 82-86, she tells us of Bob Dylan's transformative solar return of 1966, set for his birth place of Duluth, Minnesota. The problem is that it's not remarkable in any way. This was the year in which Mr. Dylan suffered a serious motorcycle accident in Woodstock, NY, which ended his concert career, and which happened approximately two months after his 25th birthday. So where was Bob on that birthday? Bell doesn't seem to know. Probably not in Duluth, but probably not in Woodstock, either. So we can't draw a return chart for his birthday location, which means the mystery of non-angularity of the solar return remains.

But not so. For a time I was bi-coastal, moving from New York to Los Angeles & vice-versa. I had opportunity to observe, and my conclusion was that regardless of where one spent his birthday, and regardless of where he was born, the solar return changed with each new location during the year. The solar return is, in other words, portable. It is a moment in time which can be pulled up & redistributed elsewhere, for the duration of the year in question. In the case of Bob Dylan, relocating his 1966 solar return for Woodstock produced the angularity that Bell sought. Which she has noticed. She is only lacking the theoretical framework in which to orient it.

Which is this: If your birthday was a month ago - or six months ago - and it was a near miss and it would have looked a lot better if you had been down the road over there someplace, well, it's not too late. Pick yourself up, go & remain there for the rest of the year & get it (whatever "it" is) before the year ends, ie, before your next birthday.

This amounts to a specialized use of Astro*Carto*Graphy, specifically Cyclo*Carto*Graphy, but when I Google the idea, I find the Astrocartographers are as daft here as they are with the rest of their craft.

As a corollary, if the old war wound suddenly flares up, if an old flame phones from the blue, if the government takes you to court for student loans you defaulted 30 years ago (it happens), if, in other words, some event from the deep dark past threatens to overwhelm the placidity of your current life, Relocate your natal chart to the scene of the crime (ie, battlefield, first meeting site, your university, etc.) and see if planets in your most recent solar return hit any of the relocated angles. These tricks are not in Lynn Bells book. I, David R. Roell, WORLDS GREATEST ASTROLOGER (TM REGISTERED) (might as well puff myself up) have given them to you.

This isn't the book that will teach you solar returns, but if you're already familiar with them, this will expand your thinking considerably. Which brings up another point. Liz Greene is running a school & sponsoring lectures & publishing the results. Why not lift one's horizons a tiny bit & open the Regents College lecture hall to the finest astrologers in the world today? Expand beyond the psychological crowd Greene favors so much. Why not Hindsight? Why not Arhat? Why not Alan Oken? Lee Lehman? Why not bring in the biggest names, charge the bigger bucks, publish bigger books to bigger acclaim? Why not move out from the Jungian ghetto into full astrological daylight? If anyone's paying attention to my ramblings, know I could really get behind such a series. The "CPA Press Premium Seminar Series," perhaps.

CPA Press, 212 pages.


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PLANETARY THREADS: Patterns in relationships among family and friends - Lynn Bell, $21.95

Contents:

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Family inheritance:
Ghosts of our ancestors
Family inheritance related in the individual's chart
Being good enough: Values in family dynamics
Success, sacrifice and redemption
From the individual to the family system

Part 1: Planetary threads:
The never-ending story
The family of planets
The genogram
Planetary genograms
A case history
Genealogy and identity
Inheriting a notion of self

Part 2: Siblings and friends
Connecting with others
The 3rd house
An example chart: Lorna
Two brothers
Silent for seven years
Gertrude Stein and her brother Leo
Beyond the 3rd house: Synastry between siblings
The 11th house
The Bonus Daimon
Terms of engagement
Seeding the collective

Bibliography
About the author

Comment:

The Introduction is a good intro to the book, which is otherwise lecture transcripts. I went page by page from the beginning, to see if I could find simple rules for, well, reading the essence of a family in the natal charts of its various members. My family, for example (I am the eldest of nine, I have my own family), but what Bell gives are scattered anecdotes. I found the book frustrating. My parents are now both gone and it is fascinating to discover how each of us saw them in a different light, based on our respective 4th (daddy) and 10th (mommy) houses. If this is in Bell, I could not find it, alas.

Here is what Greg Bogart says on the back cover:

This finely woven text describes how natal chart symbolism portrays family stories, patterns, and secrets that shape our lives and relationships. Bell's intellectual clarity and emotional wisdom elevate the practice of astrology by illuminating family conflicts and dynasties, envy and rivalry, affinity of family members, and, most importantly, how to individuate within our family.
Here is what Steven Forrest says on the back cover:
In Planetary Threads, one of the world's most lucid psychological astrologers addresses what is perhaps the single most fundamental issue in all forms of psychological counsel: the family. The combination adds a big, bright emerald to the treasure chest of serious astrological literature.
And, for good measure, what Erin Sullivan says, on the back cover:
Planetary Threads is a significant and fascinating read; we recognize and come to terms with what appear to be mysterious connections to family relations and friends. Habits and patterns emerge through astounding astrological images and in Lynn's teaching.
The best quote of all is at the very top, from Caroline Myss, once of UCLA, who says the book is pure genius and a superb work of original scholarship . . . exploring family patterns to perfection. A must read . . .

This is the second edition, the previous having been published by the CPA Press. The copyright is 2013, there is no note that anything of significance was revised, omitted, or added.

Ibis, 324 pages.


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THE MARS QUARTET: Four seminars on the astrology of the red planet - Lynn Bell, Darby Costello, Liz Greene, Melanie Reinhart, $48.00

Contents:

Foreword, by Liz Greene

Between Conflict & Desire, by Lynn Bell
Introduction
Gods & battles
Integrating Mars
Disconnected from Mars
Mars & Pluto
Mars & Neptune
Mars & Saturn
Mars & the Moon
Loving Mars

Ardour, Desire & Excellence, by Darby Costello
Introduction
Ares as individuation
Mars in fire
Mars in earth
Mars in air
Mars in water

Thugs & Warriors, by Liz Greene
Introduction
Myth & martial struggle
Mars in air: The civilized war-god
The nature of cruelty
Mars in water: The subtle war-god
Mars in earth: The pragmatic war-god
Mars in fire: The visionary war-god
Mars in synastry
When wars begin: Mars on the collective rampage

The Best & the Worst of Mars, by Melanie Reinhart
Introduction
General astronomy
The themes
The mythology
The developmental stages of Mars
Some chart examples
Aspects to the inner planets
Mars & the social planets
Mars & the outer planets
The Mars exercise
Mars through the signs

Appendices:
The terrorist attack on America, by Liz Greene
Live from New York, by Darby Costello

Comment: The first seminar, Between Conflict & Desire, by Lynn Bell, was given on October 29, 2000, at Regent's College, London. The date was a Sunday

The second seminar, Ardour, Desire & Excellence, by Darby Costello, was given on March 12, 1995, at Regents College, London. The date was a Sunday.

The third seminar, Thugs & Warriors, by Liz Greene, was given on March 18, 2001, at Regents College, London. The date was a Sunday.

The fourth seminar, The Best & Worst of Mars, by Melanie Reinhart, was given on October 26, 1997, at Regents College, London. The date was a Sunday.

In the Appendices, The terrorist attack on America was first published on September 15, 2001 at the Astrodienst web site. It was the Saturday after the horrible day. On that day, and for many days thereafter, you could smell the fires of that ghastly pyre throughout the five boroughs. Especially as we laid awake during those long nights.

Live from New York, by Darby Costello, is a memoir of her trip to America & New York, which she made in October, 2001.

This book was nearing completion when the planes of 9-11 struck. To be fair, 9-11 has nothing whatever to do with this book, though, to be fair, to have published it & not acknowledged the grim event would have been impossible. In her Foreword, dated October 1, 2001, Greene mentions the "six thousand" who were killed that day. The actual figure, of 3000, took another few weeks to arrive.

The actual seminars are of similar quality to the other CPA books in the series. They are presented alphabetically by author's last name, though I do not know if this was intentional.

CPA Press, 358 pages.


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ANIMA MUNDI: The astrology of the individual & the collective - Charles Harvey, $35.00

Contents:

Foreword by Suzi Harvey
Editor's preface, by Liz Greene

Part 1: The astrology of the individual & the collective:
The part & the whole

Establishing the context
I would say that, wouldn't I?
Fate & free will
Hiroshima & the doctrine of submission
Signatures of individual-collective balance
What's in a name?
The journey from unity to identity
Chinese boxes
The nature of the collective
The collective unconscious
Defining the collective
"Above all else, keep your gaze on unity"
The fickleness of the mass psyche
Mass consciousness & mob unconsciousness
The Platonic world-view
Microcosms & macrocosms
Listening to the unfolding cosmos: an exercise

The evolution of collectives

The foundations of the first German empire
The "Iron Chancelor": German unity in the 19th century
The creation of the Nazi party
Hitler as collective embodiment
The Third Reich
Germany reborn
From idea to manifestation
The relationship between individual & collective
Relations between collectives: Britain & Germany
Party politics
The mechanistic nature of mundane horoscopes
The philosophical dimension
Where is it?
The chart of the Centre for Psychological Astrology
Howard Sasportas & the CPA
Anima mundi
Oneness & manyness
Nested hierarchies
The ruler as embodiment of the people
The individual's place in the cosmos
The artist & the collective
Frederico Garcia Lorca
The Duende Garcia Lorca's Spain
Spain's Aquarius Sun
Potential & choice
Chart sources
Bibliography

Part 2: The Zeitgeist
The spirit of the time

Plays within plays
The ultimate video
Weaving the cosmic tapestry
The qualities of time
Some philosophical foundations
The Zeitgeist in flux
The archetypcal cycle
The cycle of Pluto
The Great Ages
Cycles within cycles
More about Pluto's cycles
The cycle of Neptune
Cycles of duads
The Neptune-Pluto cycle
Idas & zodiacal degrees
The Uranus-Neptune cycle
The Uranus-Pluto cycle
Dyad cycles in the theatre of the world
The Saturn-Neptune cycle
The Saturn-Uranus cycle
The Jupiter-Pluto cycle
Dyad cycles at work in nations
The incarnations of Russia
The incarnations of Great Britain
Individuals & collectives
Britain & Queen Victoria
The astrologer as historian
Tony Blair's Britain
Havel & the incarnations of Czechoslovakia
The current Zeitgeist
Individuals as embodiments of cycles
Jupiter in Sagittarius
The nature of Sagittarius
Pluto in Sagittarius
The rebirth of China
Essential resources
Books
Computer software
Bibliography

About the author
About the CPA
About the CPA Press

Comment: The first seminar, The Individual & the Collective, was given on October 4, 1992, at Regents College, London. Part 2, The Zeitgeist, was given on December 4, 1994, at the same location. Both dates were Sundays.

Charles Harvey (1940-2000) edited Part 1, but did not live to edit Part 2, which was edited by Liz Greene. To his original seminar, she has added two of Harvey's articles, which were originally published in the short-lived Apollon: The Journal of Psychological Astrology. They were: Anima Mundi: Astrology in the Theatre of the World, and, Hymns Ancient & Modern: The Saturn-Uranus Duet.

Wiki defines Zeigeist as

"Zeitgeist" refers to the ethos of a select group of people, that express a particular world view which is prevalent at a particular period of socio-cultural progression.

Zeitgeist is the experience of a dominant cultural climate that defines, particularly in Hegelian thinking, an era in the dialectical progression of a people or the world at large. Hegel's main contribution to the formulation of the concept of Volksgeist is the attribution of a historical character to the concept. The spirit of a nation is one of the manifestations of "World Spirit" (Weltgeist). That Spirit is essentially alive and active throughout mankind's history. Now, the spirit of a nation is an intermediate stage of world history as the history of the World Spirit. The World Spirit gives impetus to the realization of the historical spirits of various nations (Volksgeister').

The spirits of individual nations are both the articulations (Gliederungen) of an organization and its realization. The spirits of individual nations represent a segment of the World Spirit out of which emerges the unlimited universal spirit. A comparison is introduced here between the status of an individual and that of a nation's spirit. In the process of his formation the individual undergoes various changes without, however, losing his identity. As a part of world history, a nation - exhibiting a certain trend expressed in its Volksgeist - plays its part in the total process of world history. But once it contributes its share to world history it can no longer play a role in the process of world history. The submersion in the total process prevents a people's cultural rebirth, because it has exhausted its creativity in the historical growth of its guiding spirit. It is for this reason that one of Hegel's disciples, Michelet, considered the idea of a renaissance of the Jewish people as philosophically impossible.

CPA Press, 244 pages.


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DIRECTION & DESTINY IN THE BIRTH CHART - Howard Sasportas, $40.00

Contents:

Preface, by Liz Greene

Part 1: Vocation
Vocation as a calling: Inner & outer, the sun-sign, vocacation & visibility, vocation & reincarnation, discipline & commitment, blocks & obstructions, psychological factors
Astrological significators: the traditional indicators of vocation, a different approach, the 10th house, the 6th house, intercepted signs, the 2nd house
Untraditional significators: the ascendant, the sun, other chart factors, the personal myth
Example charts from the group: chart 1: Karen, transits over the MC, chart 2: Marianne, chart 3: Andy, chart 4: Gillie

Part 2: The Moon's Nodes:
Sun, Moon & Earth
Basic interpretations:
the south node & the lunar principle, lunar goddesses, the south node & karma, the north node & the solar principle, solar gods, will & choice
The nodal axis by sign & house: Aries/Libra & the 1st & 7th houses, Taurus/Scorpio & the 2nd & 8th houses, Gemini/Sagittarius & the 3rd & 9th houses, Cancer/Capricorn & the 4th & 10th houses, Leo/Aquarius & the 5th & 11th houses, Virgo/Pisces & the 6th & 12th houses
Natal aspects to the nodes: conjunctions, balancing the axis, trines & sextiles, squares, the nodes & the angles, the nodes & the Part of Fortune
Transits & progressions involving the nodal axis: transiting conjunctions to the nodes, the transiting nodes, transiting to natal nodes: the nodal cycle, Progressed planets to the natal nodes
The nodes in synastry: planets on the south node, planets on the north node, planets in square to the nodes, nodes aspecting nodes
An example chart: Laura
A guided imagery exercise

Part 3: The Astrology of the Helper:
Putting Neptune under Saturn's microscope Namaste, Neptune & unity, the motives of the helper
Hidden agendas: mother & caretaking, the separation of the ego, Moon-Saturn & Moon-Neptune, mothering mother, Sun-Neptune: mothering the father, Moon-Chiron: healing the mother's wounds, Neptune: serve or suffer, Pluto: making reparation, the yod or "finger of fate"
Group discussion: magical thinking, the family inheritance
More hidden agendas: Saturn: becoming more loveable, the Moon & self-nuturing, helping for rewards, power & lonliness, saviors & victims
The astrological Chiron: a guided imagery exercise, Virgo & service, an example chart: Mercury & the moon, signature of the helper

About the author
About the Centre for Psychological Astrology
About the CPA Press

Comment: The first seminar was given on July 7, 1991, at Regents College, London, a Sunday. The second seminar was given on July 29, 1990, at Regents College, London, also a Sunday. The third seminar was given on December 15, 1990, at Regents College, London, a Saturday.

From the book, we learn that Howard Sasportas was born on April 12, 1948, at 1.46 am in Hartford, CT. He died on May 12, 1992 at 5.11 pm BST, presumably in London. The natal chart shows Capricorn rising, ruling planet Saturn debilitated in Leo, disposed by the Sun, itself in mutual reception to Mars, which is conjunct Saturn, giving him a 3rd house / 7th house focus. The angles of his chart are sextile those of Liz Greene's.

CPA Press, 234 pages.


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WHERE IN THE WORLD?: Astrocartography & relocation charts - Erin Sullivan, $45.00

Contents:

Part 1: Astrocartography

Introduction
Here & now: everywhere
Seeing the world
Being global, thinking local
Living all over the world
Astrology works differently "up there"
As above, so below

The angles: orientation to life
Ascendant, descendant & MC lines
Orbs
Latitude & declination
The power of angularity
A Moon/Neptune story
More on the angles
IC lines

Crossings: all across the world
Parans
Zenith points
Moving right along: Cyclocartography
"Real" movement
Changes in latitude, changes in attitude

As the world turns: the planetary lines
Sun lines
Moon lines
Mercury lines
Venus lines
A Venus family line
Mars lines

Shadowed planets, sleeping self
Latest degree planet as a "shadowed" planet
Unaspected planets as shadowed forces

Planetary lines continued
Jupiter lines
Saturn lines
Moving beyond the boundaries of the ego
Uranus lines
Neptune lines
Pluto lines

Real lives, real lines
Pluto down under: hauntings of the Antipodes
Transits to lines
Andrew Cunanan: Mars on the loose

Rectification with ACG
Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales
Diana: Sagittarius rising
Diana's ACG map for Sagittarius rising
Diana: Libra rising
The ACG map for Libra rising
Diana - creating the future
A woman's work is never done
Manifestation of an archetype
Sans everything

Stories from the group
Christopher: ships ahoy!
Pluto/descendant - mutiny
Moon/Pluto in mundo at sea
Jackie: healing the family lines
Roots - black & white
Opening the doors for the future
Post script
Susie: all over the map
Right lines, wrong place
The mutable dilema - full Moon lines

Bibliography

Part 2: The astrology & psychology of relocation - Finding your place in the world

Introduction
Relocating within AstroCartoGraphy lines
Thinking globally while living locally
Changing places: why move?
Subtle changes: same person, different perspective
Choices: heaven on earth
Sphere of influence: zodiac, ecliptic, equator
Pluto: what you see is not always what you get
Aspects recreated

Moving house: relocation
Solar return relocation charts

Planets in the relocated chart
The voice of an angle
Planets moving house
Relocating an event: the "long-distance phone call" charts
Global sympathy: feeling the world inside
Other places, other lifetimes
Moving with intent

Progressions & transits to relocated charts
Nita: Saturn on the move
Pluto in transition
The manifestation of illness
Work & play
Clearing the past
The progressed full Moon in the relocation chart
Living in two places
Mars out of hiding

Post script: Diana

Pars Fortuna: you can take it with you

Comment: The first lecture, Astro*Carto*Graphy, was given on September 28, 1997, at Regents College, London. The second, The Astrology & Psychology of Relocation, was given a week later, on October 5, 1997, at the same location. Both dates were - can you guess? - Sundays.

CPA Press, 261 pages, hardcover.


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MAPPING THE PSYCHE: An Introduction to Psychological Astrology, vol. 1: Planets & the zodiac signs - Clare Martin, $35.00

Contents:

Introduction

1. Introduction to the planets
2. The cast of characters: Sun, Moon & Mercury
3. Venus & Mars
4. Jupiter & Saturn
5. The outer planets
6. Introduction to the signs of the zodiac
7. Constructing the zodiac
8. Modes & elements
9. The fire & earth signs
10. The air & water signs

Bibliography
Recommended reading list
About the author
About the Faculty of Astrological Studies
About CPA

Comment:

This book is a transcript of ten lectures in astrology, given weekly, making up one term. Martin starts from the very beginning, with the ten planets & Chiron, before proceeding to the signs of the zodiac. As Martin teaches introductory astrology for a living, the result is quite polished & well-presented. Sprinkled through the book are many good insights. It is a good read.

CPA Press, 232 pages.


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MAPPING THE PSYCHE: An Introduction to Psychological Astrology, vol. 2: The planetary aspects & the houses of the horoscope - Clare Martin, $41.00

Contents:

1. An introduction to the houses
2. Houses 1 to 6
3. Houses 7 to 12
4. Polarity & the angles
5. The nodes of the moon
6. Introduction to the aspects part 1
7. Introduction to the aspects, part 2
8. Introduction to the aspects, part 3
9. Chart imbalances
10. Whole chart interpretation

Chart data
Bibliography & recommended reading
About the author
About the Faculty of Astrological Studies
About the CPA

Comment:

This was Clare Martin's second term class, again, given weekly for ten weeks. In this book, Martin answers specific chart questions from her students. These off-the-cuff delineations were sometimes good, sometimes not. Martin is hurt by a rigid interpretive model. For example, for Martin, Sun & Moon are always your parents, and while this is true of some charts, it is not of others, and the astrologer needs to be able to distinguish between the two. An example:

Yes, the square between the Moon & Venus is always interesting, because it describes some kind of tension between our basic security needs & our adult desires. In a woman's chart this often seems to manifest as competition between mother & daughter, the grown woman (Venus) and the young girl (Moon). (pg. 194)
Maria, the woman in question (born late December, 1960 - data not supplied, but easily worked out), has Venus in late Aquarius in the 2nd (security), square Moon in in late Taurus in the 5th (adult desires). Neither the signs, nor the houses, nor the aspect, indicates mother or daughter. As Venus in Aquarius disposes the Moon in Taurus, there would be a fun, romantic, somewhat impersonal image of money. As there is a square underlying the two planets, this happy-go-lucky attitude doesn't quite work, or so I would imagine.

The book is marred by its use of equal houses. There is some reason for this, given earlier in the book, but the result is awkward. On pg. 198, Mary says,

I have a cardinal grand cross in my chart, with Chiron & Mercury in Capricorn in the 10th house opposite Uranus in Cancer in the 4th house, and Jupiter in Aries in the 1st house opposite Saturn in Libra in the 8th house.
The chart, printed directly under it, shows Jupiter in the 1st, Uranus in the 4th, Chiron (and Mercury) in Capricorn in the 10th, and Saturn in Libra in the seventh. Why? Because Clare & Mary are talking about two different charts. Mary has a chart in Placidus. Clare has it in equal. The results are not the same.

Increasingly I think those who advocate equal houses for births outside the Tropics should be made to explain how they view houses in general. The excuse that "Placidus doesn't work above 66 degrees north/south" will not do, as no known house system does. For its part, Equal is fine in the Tropics, but breaks down as we get further north or south, which is why unequal house systems were invented to start with. Perhaps someday some great savant will solve the puzzle of polar houses, but until then I am grateful there are few significant population centers above 66 degrees north latitude. (Virtually none below 66 south.)

Overall vol. 2 is good, but could have been better.

CPA Press, 279 pages.


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THE ASTROLOGICAL MOON - Darby Costello, $35.00

Contents:

Part 1: The Moon as source:

Introduction

Lunar myths
Goddesses
The Moon & the dead
The Moon & the body
The harmonic conversion
The disturbance of natural rhythms
The Moon & mind
Traditional lunar rulerships
Mother & child

The Moon in the signs
The Moon in the fire signs
The Moon in the earth signs
The Moon in the air signs
The Moon in the water signs
Fate & freedom

The Moon in the houses

Lunar aspects to other planets
Aspects to the outer planets
Aspects to the personal planets
"The problem with mother"

Transits to the Moon

The progressed Moon
The Moon & soul-making
The progressed Moon in the signs
The progressed Moon in the houses
The Saturn cycle & the lunar cycle

Bibliography

Part 2: The Moon & its cycles:
Introduction

Sun-Moon relationships
The lunation cycle
New Moon
Crescent type
First quarter moon
Gibbous Moon
Full Moon
Disseminating Moon
Last quarter Moon
Balsamic Moon

Progressed Moon to natal Moon
First square: building a nest
First opposition: falling in love
Returning square: mending walls
Lunar return: bearing yourself
Second cycle, first square: relining your nest
Second cycle opposition: falling in love again
Incoming square: mending walls & windows
Second lunar return

An individual chart

Acknowledgements
Bibliography
About the author
About the Centre for Psychological Astrology
About the CPA Press

Comment: The first seminar, The Moon as Source, was given on July 26, 1992, at Regents College, London. The second, The Moon & its Cycles, was given on November 12, 1994, at the same location. The first date was a Sunday, the second was a Saturday.

As mentioned on pg. 12, the date of the first seminar, July 26, 1992 was the date of the "Harmonic Conversion". Google says "harmonic conversion" is a term relating to lasers. The date fell during the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. If you look very hard, you will find that Jose Arguelles designated it to be the date of a Time Shift Energy. It was described, here as,

THE TIME SHIFT OF 1992: (This is the 2nd excerpt from a wonderful 28 pages article by Barry Martin*) In the spiral toward Zero Point, the Time Shift in 1992 was also a crucial marker, because at this point in the journey to Omega-Alpha, we entered what might be analogous to a wormhole within a black hole. This passageway between dimensions was graphically depicted in the movie "Contact," when the Jodie Foster character got into the "inter-dimensional pod" and traveled through a wormhole from 3-D to a higher dimension.
Darby Costello has her own website.

CPA Press, 210 pages.


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EARTH & AIR - Darby Costello, $46.00

Contents:

Part 1: Earth, the ground of life:

Roots: A brief history of the world; The earth deities; Magic & religion; Psychological & alchemical earth; Gaia consciousness

Astrological earth: The importance of ritual; Earth stelliums; No earth; Shadow & denial

Taurus: Planets in Taurus; Planets in the 2nd house; Taurus rising

Virgo: Planets in Virgo; Outer planets in Virgo; Planets in the 6th house; Virgo rising

Capricorn: Planets in Capricorn; Outer planets in Capricorn; Planets in the 10th house; Capricorn rising

Teilhard de Chardin: Earthy roots; The search for treasure; The visionary & the scientist; The Christian Neoplatonist; Taurean celibacy

Bibliography

Part 2: Air, the Breath of Life

On wing: Heaven's breath; A dictionary browse

Idea & ideal: From mesosphere to earth; The idea of beauty

Astrological air: The sea of things invisible; Missing air; Singleton in air

Gemini: Mercury; Planets in Gemini; Gemini rising; Planets in the 3rd house

Libra: Venus; Planets in Libra; Libra rising; Planets in the 7th house

Aquarius: Saturn & Uranus; Planets in Aquarius; Aquarius rising; Planets in the 11th house

William Butler Yeats: A biography; Mapping reality; Beauty passing like a dream; The true wife; Saturn the wordsmith; The man & the masks

Bibliography
Acknowledgements
About the author

Comment: The first lecture was given on April 20, 1997, at Regents College in London. The second lecture was given on February 2, 1997, at the same location. Both dates were Sundays.

This seems to be the only CPA Press book which, when the table of contents says, "Planets in [sign]" or "[house]" actually delineates all the planets in the stated sign or house. This speaks to Costello's focus as she gave the lecture, as it is easy to be distracted by the audience & never finish. The book is also helpful in that the planets are Bold Faced in the text, so you can find the passages easily. Her delineations, while spontaneous & informal, are drawn from observation, rather than theory. This is a better book than I had expected.

CPA Press, 235 pages, hardcover.


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THE FAMILY INHERITANCE: Parental patterns in the horoscope - Juliet Sharman-Burke, $35.00

Contents:

Part 1: Images of Mother & Father in the Natal Horoscope:
Introduction
The MC, the IC & the 4th & 10th houses
The house of Atreus
Family patterns
Children & the parental unconscious
The Sun in the 4th & 10th houses
The Moon in the 4th & 10th houses
The Moon & Pluto in the 4th & 10th houses
Uranus in the 4th & 10th houses & Moon-Uranus aspects
Neptune in the 4th & 10th houses
Mercury in the 4th & 10th houses
Venus in the 4th & 10th houses
Mars in the 4th & 10th houses
Saturn in the 4th & 10th houses
Chiron in the 4th & 10th houses
Bibliography

Part 2: Zodiacal Myths & Their Correlation with Parental Images
Introduction
Aries the ram
Taurus the bull
Gemini the heavenly twins
Cancer the crab
Leo the lion
Virgo the virgin
Libra the balance
Scorpio the scorpion
Sagittarius the archer
Capricorn the goat-fish
Aquarius the water-bearer
Pisces the fishes
Bibliography

Comment: The first lecture was given on July 5, 1994, at Regent's College, London. The second was given on May 25, 1995, at the same location. The first date was a Tuesday, the second was a Thursday. (Surprise!)

The first lecture starts with the attribution of the father to the 4th, the mother to the 10th. This was an early discovery of Hindsight, but is here attributed to the genius of Liz Greene. Sharman-Burke's explanation of how these rulerships were determined is rather convoluted. (It's the mother who prepares the child for the outside world: 10th. The father's influence is hidden: 4th.)

The first lecture then gets down to basics. Each section starts off with a questions from the audience, which produces rambling responses, before the speaker gets down to her main points.

The second lecture reverses this. Each of the 12 myths is given a lengthy, detailed recitation, before we are told what parts of each myth are important, and (in the contrasting silence) which parts to ignore. So, for example, with Aries we are to ignore the part where Jason, having ruined himself, is in the process of committing suicide when he is accidentally killed by the massive prow of his own ship. For Taurus, we are to ignore the fact that when Gilgamesh spurned Ishtar, Ishtar sent a bull to murder Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh slew the bull of Taurus, which is why Taurus is a fertile sign to this day. (Inconvenient details like these are why I keep astrology & myth separate, but I digress.) In the introduction, Sharman-Burke compares these myths to fairytales told to children. At the end of each myth, she asks for audience response. And for each myth, there are at least a couple of members of the audience who can relate. Audience response is where the parents come in, as the lecturer does not mention parents or parental roles in the myths themselves.

CPA Press, 151 pages.


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THE ASTROLOGER, THE COUNSELLOR AND THE PRIEST: Two seminars on astrological counselling - Juliet Sharma-Burke & Liz Greene, $40.00

Contents:

Part 1: Astrological Counseling, by Juliet Sharman-Burke
Introduction
Boundaries
Exercise one: listening & hearing
Communication skills
In the session
Difficulties, dangers & risks
Exercise two: practice at interpretation

Part 2: The Astrologer, the Counsellor and the Priest, by Liz Greene
Chaotic times
The historical role of the astrologer
The archetypal background
What motivates us: charts of astrologers
What happens in an astrological session
First encounters with astrology
Charts from the group
Interlude: Alfred Adler & the will to power
Another chart example from the group
The astrologer & money troubles
The problem of power

Comment: The first lecture, Astrological Counselling, by Sharman-Burke, was given on February 11, 1996. The second lecture, The Astrologer, the Counsellor & the Priest, by Liz Greene, was given on November 16, 1996. The first date was a Sunday, the second, a Saturday. Both were given at Regents College, London.

Sharman-Burke's lecture is a useful discussion of the hazards of hanging out a shingle. Good, practical stuff. Greene makes the same subject mythical & abstract.

CPA Press, 221 pages.


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WHEN CHIMPANZEES DREAM ASTROLOGY: An introduction to the quadrants of the horoscope - Alexander Graf von Schlieffen, $37.00

Contents:

Prologue

The 1st quadrant: The lone wolf: Aries: one more time; Taurus: down here on the ground; Gemini: chimpanee technique; The missing element is water: "its tough out here!"; A duckling under the lamp post: Moon in the 1st quadrant

The 2nd quadrant: The eternal child: Cancer, the portable mother milk office; Leo: thy will be done; Mars in the 5th house: no gear, no fear; Sun-Jupiter in the 5th house: what a wonderful world; A ham in the deep freezer; Virgo: organ assimilation; Neptune in the 6th house: ants in the vacuum cleaner; Jimi Hendrix, part 1; The missing element is air: no time to breathe

The 3rd quadrant: Mirror, mirror me! Libra: like a bridge over troubled water; Scorpio: the parasite & the host; The Sun in the 8th house: driving lessons; Saturn in the 8th house: a cow in the garden; The Great Wall of China; Sagittarius: "it fits!"; Saturn in the 9th house: one size fits all; Petra: far, far away; The missing element is earth: "don't eat me!"

The 4th quadrant: Astronauts in the desert: Capricorn: when excrement hits the ceiling; The midheaven: the point of no return; Aquarius: sex, sex & nothing else; Pisces: paradise lost; The missing element is fire: why every boy wants to become a fire-fighter

Elements, polarities & crosses: Linguistics: the trines; The polarities; The crosses

Interlude: Sandra; St. Christopher: Saturn in the 1st house; Matrix

The Moon in the quadrants & houses

The Sun in the quadrants & houses

"When the Sun & the Moon": Weird creatures: Sun & Moon in the same quadrant with planets in the opposing quadrant; Sun & Moon in the 1st quadrant; Sun & Moon in the 2nd quadrant; Sun in Aquarius in the 2nd quadrant: "Early morning sweat is like a shower of gold for your daily erection"; Sun & Moon in the 3rd quadrant; Sun & Moon in the 4th quadrant; A flamingo in a diving costume; Normal creatures: when Sun & Moon are in different quadrants; Moon in the 1st quadrant & Sun in the 3rd quadrant: the emotional dinosaur; Litany; Moon in the 1st quadrant & Sun in the 2nd quadrant: David & Goliath; Moon in the 1st quadrant & Sun in the 4th quadrant: Lighthouse Rambo; Louis; Moon in the 2nd quadrant & Sun in the 1st quadrant: self-mate; Paula; Moon in the 2nd quadrant Sun in the 3rd quadrant: "If I could only"; Emily; Moon in the 2nd quadrant and Sun in the 4th quadrant: Star Trek; Konrad Lorenz; Moon in the 3rd quadrant and Sun in the 1st quadrant: Prima Donna; Moon in the 3rd quadrant & Sun in the 4th: Jimi Hendrix, part 2; Marilyn Monroe & the USA; Moon in the 4th quadrant and Sun in the 1st quadrant: Noah's ark; Passacaglia; Moon in the 4th quadrant and Sun in the 2nd quadrant: glutamate, or, desire develops an edge; Olaf; Gerhard Schroder; Moon in the 4th quadrant and Sun in the 3rd quadrant: pent-up house; Ludmilla

The transmutation express: Neptune in the quadrants; Miriam; Pluto & Uranus: tribal survival & tribal mutation; Finis

What is left after we die

Acknowledgements

About the author

Comment: The book is the compilation of two seminars, the first given on September 16, 2001, and the second on March 24, 2002, both at Regents College, London. Both dates were Sundays. Cover art is by the author.

In this book you will find the usual confusion of houses with signs. How anyone makes sense of that muddle I do not know. Usually when they say, "signs", they actually mean the houses on the natural wheel, ie, the one with Aries rising. When it suits Von Schlieffen, quadrants mean houses. When it suits him, "quadrants" mean the zodiac divided by four.

"Early morning sweat is like a shower of gold for your daily erection" (pg. 101) is a quote from a client with 20 Capricorn on the 5th, Mercury retrograde at 25 Cap, the south node at 29 Cap, the Sun at 3 Aquarius, and Saturn at 12 Aquarius, all in the 5th. The term, "golden showers" has to do with urination. Go Google for yourself. For the first time, we have a definition: Cap on the cusp of 5, retro Mercury in Cap, south node for spice, Sun/Saturn conjunct in Aquarius. Like Martha says, your chart is true. Right down to the deviance. Von Schlieffen hasn't a clue. He's just about as stupid as I thought.

Birth data for that chart was not given. Anybody want me to work it out?

CPA Press, 167 pages.


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