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   You can also go to the AFA website to order my book, at www.astrologers.com , where you might find more useful books to purchase.

 

Here are some thoughts about my book written for students of astrology who are already familiar with the twelve signs of the zodiac, the meaning of the twelve houses of the horoscope, and have some understanding of what the aspects between planets mean in the chart. You do not need to be an advanced learner to read and benefit from this book, but you may have to put on your thinking cap. It is not technically advanced, but it will require your appreciation of a psychological perspective.

This book "Emotional dimensions of astrology", published by AFA in 2018, presents the story of the tensions that live within us, and refers to them as emotional dimensions within our lives. These dimensions can be viewed in the horoscope for our greater understanding of our self, and how we are motivated to build on the tensions that live within us. All tensions are found in the “hard” aspects in the horoscope (the conjunctions, squares, and oppositions), between planets, and between planets and the angles in the chart. These aspects hold tremendous emotional energy for us, and tremendous potential. They are not something to "get around" or to calm down or overcome. They are there for the development of our presence here on Earth and for the development of our spirits in eternity.  

 

The key to these emotional areas in our life is in the recognition of the houses which are ruled by the planets that are in tension (in hard aspects), The houses in which these planets reside are of course the areas in life where these functions can most likely find their fulfillment; but the SOURCE of these tensions and motivations are in the areas of life ruled by those planets. This is nothing new, but what is rather new is to consider that these two or more houses involved in this tension are areas of life permanently creating tension and that demand our attention for the development of those life areas TOGETHER, in tandem.

 

This cannot be stressed enough. The key to our emotional centers are seen in our early development in life.  These hard aspects point to areas of life which came under tension when we were very young. Any planets in hard aspect with an orb of less than 12 years can be considered to be developmental. At the age that these planets (by solar arc) made the exact aspect we will find a circumstance in the home which reflected this emotional situation. We felt it. We lived through it. We carry it with us emotionally for our whole life.  If we work at it, we will develop it into something awesome. It is not just something to overcome and heal. 

 

This book also includes a somewhat different view of the Lunar nodal axis, though it does not deviate much from the traditional, and only perhaps redefines it some to accompany this approach of viewing life as an emotional response; for that is what we all do, we manage our life from our emotional point of view, whether we think we do or not.  A large part of the book is devoted to the Lunar Nodal axis and how it defines our "place" in this world amongst other people.  Our mother-figure influence in the early home is very much what defines our sense of place and belonging in the world, and any planets in hard aspect to the Lunar Nodal axis (conjunct or square) are especially revealing. The book goes through each planet that might be making contact in that way.

 

Please read my book and let me know if  you think using this process has helped you or might help someone else, or go to the book review section of Amazon and leave a critique  there for people who are considering reading my book.  Thank you so much for you input.