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
Astrology Made Easy
A Guide to Understanding Your Birth Chart
Paperback ISBN: 1788172485
A clear and step-by-step guide to understanding the age-old wisdom of astrology. Astrology is an ancient and well-known wisdom system, yet still shrouded in mystery. In this book, award-winning astrology writer Yasmin Boland provides the tools every astrology newbie needs to understand their chart and begin making accurate predictions. In this book, readers will explore how astrology can be used as a tool to better understand ourselves and others. They will also learn: - how to read and understand their chart - how the planets, the signs of the zodiac, the houses and their aspects relate to each other - the talents and challenges every person is born with - how to make predictions - how to be a better parent, friend and colleague through knowing your close-ones' charts The book includes a link for the reader to download their personalized astrology chart. This book was previously published within the Hay House Basics series.
The Western Mysteries
An Encyclopedic Guide to the Sacred Languages & Magickal Systems of the World : The Key of It All, Book II
Paperback ISBN: 1567184294
The Western Mysteries (previously published as The Key of It All, Book II: The Western Mysteries), by David Allen Hulse, is perhaps the most comprehensive, in-depth description of various aspects of the Western magickal tradition ever published. The uniting factor of this book is language. It begins with a discussion of the mysteries of the Greek alphabet, followed by the different forms of the Runes, and goes on to describe the mystical secrets of Latin. and then Enochian, where you will discover, for the first time ever, the correctly constructed Watchtower system. The book also includes the mysteries of the Tarot, a pictorial language, and it describes the development of the esoteric Tarot, how to do readings, and the significance of the symbolism on the Tarot cards. It concludes with the English language and its relationship to the Tarot, Enochian, and more. The introduction to The Western Mysteries serves as a complete introduction to the magickal tradition of the West. You will learn about the evolution of thought concerning the Elements, astrology, magick squares, geomancy, words of power, and more. You will find that each section of this book is a key that unlocks the meaning behind another of the magickal languages that you can relate to your own spiritual system. It is ideal for a beginning student to explore the mysteries of Western magick. It is a necessary tool for more advanced students, as it has collected hundreds of charts and lists which clarify and identify the similarities and differences between various systems. This is a reference book you will study over and over. The volume of information revealed makes The Western Mysteries an instant classic and a necessity for any spiritual practitioner.
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?
The Secret Language of Birthdays
Personology Profiles for Each Day of the Year
Paperback ISBN: 0525426884
Combining astrology, numerology, and pure psychic intuition, The Secret Language of Birthdays is a wholly unique compilation that reveals one's strengths, weaknesses, and major issues while providing practical advice and spiritual guidance. Many have suspected that your birthday affects your personality and how you relate to others. Nineteen years and over one million copies later, The Secret Language of Birthdays continues to fascinate readers by describing the characteristics associated with being born on a particular day. The 366 personality profiles are based on astrology, numerology, the tarot, and Gary Goldschneider’s observations of more than 14,000 people. Your strengths, weaknesses, and major concerns will be illuminated while you are given practical advice and spiritual guidance. After you study your profile, it will be hard to resist examining those of family, friends, colleagues, and even celebrities.
Intuition and Your Sun Sign
Practical Methods to Unlock Your Potential
Paperback ISBN: 0738738948
Discover your full intuitive potential with this practical guide to understanding astrology, your sun sign, and psychic development. With easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll instantly tap into your intuition to overcome any blocks and find the mental clarity you seek. Intuition and Your Sun Sign presents a unique, approachable way to develop your intuitive gifts and incorporate astrological guidance into your life—without needing any previous experience. Astrologer Bernie Ashman shows you how to improve both your intuition and your insights about other people, helping you communicate more effectively for greater harmony in your relationships. Learn to balance your strengths and weaknesses, achieve your goals, raise your self-confidence, and find personal empowerment through the incredible combination of intuition and sun sign.
Llewellyn's 2020 Moon Sign Book
Plan Your Life by the Cycles of the Moon
Paperback ISBN: 073874946x
A bestseller since 1905, Llewellyn's Moon Sign Book has helped millions take advantage of the moon's dynamic energies. With lunar timing tips on planting and harvesting and a guide to companion plants, this popular guide is also a gardener's best friend. Use this essential life-planning tool to choose the best dates for almost anything: getting married, buying or selling your home, requesting a promotion, applying for a loan, traveling, having surgery, seeing the dentist, picking mushrooms, and much more.
Sports Betting with Vedic Astrology
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1620555654
Predict the outcome of sporting events with increased accuracy • Describes the basics of Vedic astrology and how it can be applied to sports betting • Outlines 5 powerful techniques for predicting the outcome of any one-on-one competition • Details how to determine the physical strength of each side, whose motivation and drive to win is strongest, and who has fate on their side Everything that is born, which has a lifespan and an ending, is a space-time event. That includes contests as well as human beings. And just as your personal astrological chart can describe success or failure in various areas of your life, so too can a contest chart created from the time, date, and location of an event show us winners and losers of one-on-one competitions. Drawing on traditional Vedic Astrology as well as his own research and winning experience, Simon Chokoisky outlines 5 powerful techniques for predicting the outcome of any competition between two opponents with 70–80 percent accuracy. He explains how sports betting offers black-and-white outcomes and you do not have to be an advanced astrologer to understand the principles in this book or to apply them to daily life. Using examples from his bets in the World Cup and baseball, the author shows how to judge the favorite and determine the underdog’s chances by looking into the body, mind, and soul of a team and its players. He details how to use the planets to determine the physical strength of each side and whose motivation, mental toughness, and drive to win is strongest as well as the more subtle spiritual nature of each team—who is luckier and who has fate on their side. He details how he used these simple principles to win hundreds of bets and how he now uses them to fund charitable causes. Including personal stories of his experiences with grace, beginner’s luck, and the Vedic philosophy of karma and dharma, Chokoisky demonstrates how the planets and stars relate not only to our sports competitions but also our individual lives. He shows us how the astrologer must become part of the prediction, how a bad day can mean bad luck, and how to ride the wave of good fortune by avoiding specific days that are ill-disposed to betting. Chokoisky explains that one way to remain in the good graces of the gods is to donate a portion of your winnings to charity. He describes how right conduct is essential to continue profiting from this technique and how your own karma and dharma can indicate how to approach gambling as well as how to use your winnings.