Astrology in Ancient Mesopotamia
The Science of Omens and the Knowledge of the Heavens
Paperback ISBN: 1591432219
A detailed study of the earliest forms of astrology in Mesopotamia and their far-reaching hermetic influences from the Renaissance to the present day • Reveals the roots of modern astrology in the Babylonian science of omens, which was concerned not with individuals but with the state and king • Explores Mesopotamian mythology as it relates to the planets and to astrology • Traces the hermetic transmission of this knowledge over the centuries from Mesopotamia to Egypt to Renaissance Italy Among the many significant discoveries excavated from Assyrian king Ashurbanipal’s royal library in Nineveh were tablets documenting the development of Mesopotamian astrology, now recognized as the earliest astrological science. Drawing upon translations of the Nineveh library tablets as well as many other ancient sources, Michael Baigent reveals the roots of modern astrology in the Babylonian science of omens. He explains how astrology in the Babylonian and Assyrian empires was concerned not with individuals but with the king and the state. He shows that by the first dynasty of Babylon, around 1900 to 1600 BC, astrology had become a systematic discipline, the preserve of highly trained specialists intent upon interpreting omens from the movements of planets and stars. He explores Mesopotamian mythology as it relates to the planets and to astrology as well as to Mesopotamian religion, magic, and politics--for the mythology of Babylon and Assyria served the state and thus changed as the state changed. He shows how this ancient form of astrology uniquely represents both Sun and Moon as masculine entities and Saturn (Ninurta) as the principle of order imposed on chaos. He examines the connections between ancient astrology and the symbolism of Western religions, such as how the “Greek
The Fated Sky
Astrology in History
Hardcover ISBN: 0743224825
An exploration of astrology's impact on history considers such topics as the fervent observance of astrology by notable Greeks and Romans, St. Thomas Aquinas's belief that astrology was compatible with Christianity, and the astrological consultations of such modern figures as Winston Churchill and Ronald Reagan. 60,000 first printing.
What They Reveal & How They Are Triggered
Paperback ISBN: 0738707821
"Become a better astrologer! Using the methods in this book, you will learn to quickly identify and interpret natal chart aspect patterns for clients." -Stephanie Clement Sometimes chart interpretation is so complex, you can't see the forest for the trees. With Aspect Patterns, you'll actually begin by seeing the forest-the big picture. How the planets line up in a natal chart reveals an overall snapshot of one's personality, while specific aspect patterns offer details on how these traits unfold in character development, and in decisions concerning relationships, career, and life path. This valuable guide for astrologers presents a simple and systematic approach to aspect pattern interpretation-an important, but often difficult, element of astrological consultation. The natal charts of Carl Jung, J. K. Rowling, Paula Abdul, Celine Dion, and other cultural icons provide colorful examples of how aspect patterns reveal the true "story" of any individual 's natal chart. Using the tried-and-true techniques in Aspect Patterns, you will: • Learn to identify the aspect pattern in any natal chart, using the step-by-step instructions • Become familiar with the character traits, desires, and needs associated with each pattern • Find aspect patterns within picture patterns • Discover new insights into the classic patterns introduced by Jones and Jansky • Gain skill in integrating multiple chart factors into a consistent personalized story
The Minchiate Tarot
The 97-Card Tarot of the Renaissance Complete With the 12 Astrological Signs and the 4 Elements
Paperback ISBN: 0892816511
Bestselling tarot author Brian Williams brings us the first modern presentation of the unique Italian Renaissance tarot deck known as the Minchiate, with insightful commentary and subtle interpretations of the original art.
The Art Of Timing
Paperback ISBN: 0738707015
Learn to analyze the planetary alignments and compile an electional chart that pinpoints the optimal time to buy a diamond ring, adopt a pet, close a business deal, take a trip, move, or any other life events that can be scheduled. Original.
Western Astrology and Chinese Medicine
Paperback ISBN: 0892811099
A unique synthesis of two ancient disciplines from West and East. Making full use of his unique training in these two apparently divergent fields, Jonathan Clogstoun-Willmott shows how Western astrology harmonizes with Chinese medicine and explores the fascinating possibilities raised by the association of these ancient disciplines.
Mapping Changes in Your Life
Paperback ISBN: 0738714933
Saturn has an immense developmental impact on our lives at every major stage, from childhood to adulthood. This book introduces you to the technique of mapping Saturn transits, one of the most accurate and reliable predictive tools in astrology. As Saturn makes aspects to cardinal points in your natal chart, such as the Ascendant, Imum Coeli, Midheaven, and Descendant, it signals important changes and challenges in the crucial areas of self, home life, career, and relationships. Step by step, you will learn to map your personal development, make positive choices, and ultimately reach your full potential. A one-of-a-kind astrology book, Saturn Cycles highlights real events in the lives of real people to demonstrate this planet's powerful influence. Over two dozen biographical case studies of famous people show how Saturn has shaped the destinies of Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama, Britney Spears, and many others. Each person's birth chart reflects a unique pattern of valuable lessons and fulfilling rewards. What will Saturn reveal about the story of your life?