There are many different approaches and branches of astrology and learning can take decades. So take it slow and move through what calls to you naturally. Below are just a few of the books and places I started with and recommend based on what has spoken to me over the years.
Awakening Astrology by Molly McCord This is a beautiful introduction to the five personal planets from a Soul Growth perspective and walks you through how to use your astrology for deeper personal transformation.
Elements & Evolution by Eric Meyers, MA This is a beautiful introduction to the symbolism of the 4 elements in Astrology and it's connection to our evolution. This is a wonderfully written and priceless resource for connecting ourselves to the language of astrology through mind, spirit and nature. And I also recommend any of Eric's work!
An Astrological Triptych, The Illuminated Road by Dane Rudhyar I love anything and everything by Dane Rudhyar. But this one is special because whether you are knowledgeable in astrology or not, this offers a beautiful, rich and insightful look into the zodiac from a psychological and spiritually meaningful place and shows how our unique synthesis of all of it is our gift and power in this life.
Astrology for the Soul by Jan Spiller I love this book on the North Node of the Moon. It reveals insight into the special path we are each on in this lifetime and the hidden talents we possess for achieving our purpose. She offers in depth, detailed interpretations of it's influence and explains the life lessons we are here to learn and ways to overcome obstacles to reach our ultimate desires and fulfillment.
The Heavens Declare, Astrological Ages and the Evolution of Consciousness by Alice O. Howell This book offers a beautiful and profound perspective of astrology through the lens of Jungian psychology, history, mythology and religion. It's written in simple pen pale letter form offering thought provoking insight as she walks us through the five great astronomical ages of the past ten thousand years, explaining the logic of the signs and the synchronicity of all humanity and life. That may sound complicated, but the way it is written makes these huge concepts easily understood and digestible.
Kidwheels by Cornelia Hansen This is an amazing and ground-breaking book about temperament and child development through the lens of Astrology! Perfect for parents, teachers, and anyone working with children. And a simple basic understanding of Astrology is all that's necessary. Temperament is something we are each born with and it does not change, just as the Natal Chart for the moment of birth never changes. And it's amazing how temperament can be seen in the chart. Imagine the benefits of knowing this about your children right from their first breath?! This book will walk you through how to discover this for your own children and offer tangible ways to better nurture and manage each individual child as needed to thrive. As an Astrologer and mother, this book has greatly expanded and advanced my passion for Astrology as a priceless resource for parenting and offers the scientific proof to support it. A MUST READ!
Understanding Children through Astrology, by Samantha Marshall This is a great cookbook style book for beginning the process of understanding your child's chart through astrology. This is a comprehensive handbook that breaks down the ABC's of astrology, gives insight for each sign through the personal planets and wonderful keys for effective communication, discipline strategies, and even gift giving by sign. She even writes a sweet poem Birthday message poem for each Sun Sign.
Astrology & Your Child by Gloria Star This is a great handbook for beginning the process of understanding your child's chart through astrology and gaining deeper insight into your child's emotional needs, discovering their gifts, intellectual and learning needs, how they perceive their parents and how to prepare them for developmental challenges. As well, she offers new perspectives on the signs, houses, planets and elements in childhood.
Planets in Youth by Robert Hand This is a wonderful resource for walking you through each possible planet placement, sign and aspect aimed at helping the reader understand the basic psychological issues that confront children. This can be priceless insight for nurturing your child's early development or even looking back at your own childhood to discover the psychological energies behind your adult personality.
A New Vision of Astrology - by A.T. Mann This book offers amazing insight into prenatal astrology and how the chart and planetary events can predict significant occurrences from conception through the whole life. This one really blew my mind!
Nurture The Nature - Understanding and Supporting Your Child's Unique Core Personality by Michael Guian This is a great book for parents. Although not an astrology book, astrology knowledgeable parents will absolutely see how it relates. The author gives self-tests in the beginning to help you hone in on the core personality, which you can then compare to the child's natal chart for confirmation. Then it walks you through the different developmental ages with science, tips and specific guidance to nurture your child's nature.
The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary, PhD This is a priceless, non astrology, resource that holds the key foundations for understanding what it means to parent well and from a conscious mind, body, spirit place. And it shows parents how to start with knowing themselves first and elevating their own consciousness in order to be the best parents we can be.
The Way They Learn by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias This, non astrology, book offers valuable insight into understanding the different ways our children learn and how we can teach them to their strengths. And I believe this can also be seen in the chart, particularly through looking at Mercury. This book gives actual breakdowns and questionnaires for discovering your child's learning style. Then you can look to validate and support that through their insight as well as astrology knowledge.
Children's Astrology Books ~
The Little Crab Finds a Friend by David Bensimon This is the first addition of a beautifully illustrated astrological kid's book series chronicling the Little Crab's encounter with twelve different friends, each of whom represents the twelve signs of the zodiac. Through every interaction, the Little Crab learns a valuable life lesson embodied by each sign and friend.
Each book also includes a special Parenting Guide, written by myself, Dominique Jaramillo, that offers valuable teachings, key insight and actionable tips for how Astrology can support and empower you in nurturing your little ones according to their Sun sign.
Other Educational Resources & Sites
Mountain Astrologer Magazine - This is a popular magazine that comes out every 2 months with endless insightful and educational articles that all levels of students and professionals can gain from.
Cafe Astrology - this is a priceless website for learning astrology and getting a strong foundation for the basics. Astro.com- This is a home base for getting free charts and a vast amount of education on Astrology, daily horoscopes and a door into endless other articles and resources for learning about the current astrological weather and conditions for us all.
Astro-Seek- This is another great home base site for getting free charts and reports on past and future planetary placements and cycles, as well as connect with a community of like minds seeking the same meaningful insight and connection to the cosmos.
Learn from Others!
Astrology Hub - Simplifying the Language of the Stars This is a wonderful online Astrology community! You can enjoy a ton of free content, podcasts, courses and web events to learn and keep up with the current planetary energies. And they also open their doors a couple of times a year to join their Inner Circle Membership community where you get a ton more! There is a professional Astrological guide that hosts each lunation cycle, sharing insight about the current energies, offering soul work and support for best embodying and navigating them, along with a Masterclass teaching unique to each Astrologer's specialty. This is a priceless online home where everyone is welcoming, encouraging, accepting and loving to each other in our common goal of learning and making Astrology a part of our life.
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