Blame Your Planet: A Wicked Astrological Tour Through the Darkside Zodiac

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9780007181810: Blame Your Planet: A Wicked Astrological Tour Through the Darkside Zodiac

Go beyond the sugar-coated astrology that fills the bookshelves and take a look at the less-nice aspects of your astrological destiny. Stella Hyde, tired of the Pollyanna versions by mainstream astrologers, guides us through the Darkside Zodiac and makes us confront our evil twin. But then, of course she would, being a grudge-bearing Cancer.; More honest than your best friend after three drinks, Blame Your Planet shows us the not-so-sweet truth about the signs of the Zodiac. Find out more that you want to know about yourself, friends, family, and co-workers.; This is real astrology-with a Darkside twist. Shocking analyses and conclusions of all 12 signs are supported by an armoury of astrological research. The personality of each sign, including annoying habits and favourite deadly sins, your ruling planet, lunar influences, polar opposites, and chart are all discussed. Or shall we say dissected.; Of course, the good stuff is given plenty of coverage-dating and sex, relationships, dream Darkside job (spy-assassin-drug baron-evil genius anyone?), which crimes you're most likely to commit, and many more goodies.

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Stella Hyde always felt that Zodiac groupies get off too lightly, only presented with sunny versions of themselves. She is, unsurprisingly, a grudge-bearing Cancer who lives on the south coast of England.

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"If your customers cling to their daily horoscope for hope and motivation, tell them to put this one back on the shelf. But if you're talking to a bad-girl-or-bad-boy-wannabe who takes pride in being able to access and acknowledge their Shadow Self, let them know that this is an answer to their prayers.

Hyde is a self-proclaimed grudge-bearing Cancer who specializes in documenting evil twins around the astrological wheel. Her intention is to cut through the clutter of heart-warming advice and talk instead about the skeletons in the closet. Of course, I turned to my own sign (Taurus) first. I discovered that I harbor a rut-bound bully, am annoyingly punctual, am intolerant of anyone who doesn't squeeze the toothpaste tube from the bottom, and am prone to temper tantrums every six months to five years. Plus this: 'Possessive seems like too weak a word.' Okay, some of that hit dangerously close to home but the writing is so humorous that I laughed outloud instead of cringing. I also know enough about astrology to recognize that there's a fair amount of expertise behind this tongue-in-cheek roasting. Laughing at our idiosyncrasies isn't such a bad thing, especially when 11/12 of the book is wittily 'dis-ing everybody else. There's a good time to be had by all those who have even a little bit of a sense of humor." --Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight (formerly New Age Retailer)

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Hyde, Stella
Published by Element Books (2004)
ISBN 10: 0007181817 ISBN 13: 9780007181810
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