Western Sidereal Astrology for Beginners

 
9780692531266: Western Sidereal Astrology for Beginners
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Finally the first easy-to-understand, large 8 1/2 by 11 format book on the basic nuts and bolts of Western Sidereal Astrology! The essentials of this fascinating new approach to astrology are presented in step-by-step instructions, illustrations, examples and charts. You will learn about precession, solar time and sidereal time, how to reconcile the differences between tropical and sidereal astrology, right ascension and declination, how to use an astrological speculum, how to calculate the rising, culminating (at the midheaven), setting and anti-culminating (opposite the midheaven) sidereal times of planets including eight examples covering the rising and setting of planets in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, and how to create and use primary directions (your natal chart angles directed to your natal planets) to enhance your life. Even instructions for using the Casio fx-260 solar calculator in the examples are provided. Perfect for beginners in astrology and for experienced professional astrologers who want to know more about sidereal astrology. The fun gift for anyone interested in Astrology, New Age Spirituality and Astronomy. To contact John Savarese, please use the http://myprimaries.com/ website.

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About the Author:

John Savarese was educated at Syracuse University and the City University of New York, Hunter College. An avid historian and outdoors- man with a continued interest in astrology and archaeology, he has traveled to Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, South America and East Asia.

Review:

"I was definitely impressed with your book. Your 'For Beginners' title is
a nice invitation for an easy exploration of the idea of Western Sidereal
Astrology. It's simple to pick up and will fascinate technical people with
your time calculations. At the same time, your speculum concept will tease
interpretive people like me. I'm glad you wrote it!"

- MaryFrances Clinton, Palominas AZ

"A real student of astrology will have a field day reading Western Sidereal
Astrology for Beginners." - Gerald D'Souza, Princeton NJ

Review by Mary Plumb, The Mountain Astrologer, August/September 2016: 

"I don't think there is another book like this - a text for those who are 
interested in not only understanding the celestial mechanics of Western 
Sidereal Astrology (WSA), which takes precession into account, but also 
working with Primary Directions, i.e., directing the angles of a natal 
chart (not the same as Solar Arc directions and notoriously difficult to 
calculate). The author explains precession, the differences between 
tropical and sidereal astrology (which measures in Right Ascension and 
Declination), and more - on the way to showing how to calculate Primary 
Directions (which employs a calculator) and tables of sidereal times (aka 
speculum)for a birth or other event. I can't say I've tried the 
calculations in this book, but I see how clearly written it is and am 
intrigued by the author's final comment. 'Now that you know how to 
calculate the sidereal times at which planets and stars rise and set on 
Earth using Right Ascension and Declination, you will really appreciate 
the NASA website which has really great photos of planetary bodies and events.' " 

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