If you have ever wondered what makes you think, feel, and act the way you do; why you get along well with some people, but not with others; or what makes you the complex person that you are-here are some answers. For centuries, people all over the world have been asking themselves these same questions. Different cultures and eras have developed ways to try to explain what makes each of us unique individuals. This book introduces five popular methods of self-exploration:
- Astrology looks at the position of the stars during the exact moment you were born.
- Palm reading explores the lines and shape of your hands.
- Numerology interprets the number in your birth date and name.
- Chinese Horoscopes look at the animal that rules the year of your birth.
- Handwriting analysis shows how the way you write is influenced by your personality traits.
Each method gives you a different slant on your strengths, your weaknesses, your career aspirations, and other special qualities that only you possess. All of them help you learn about who you are and what you may become. Enjoy your journey to self-knowledge!
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Karen Gravelle the author of Walker & Company’s best-selling nonfiction titles What’s Going on Down There? and The Driving Book. She lives in Long Island City, New York.From School Library Journal:
Gr 5-10-Astrology, palm reading, numerology, Chinese horoscopes, and handwriting analysis are explained in enough detail in separate chapters to give a good idea of basic tenets. Charts, graphs, and examples help to reveal the complexity of the systems. Simple black-and-white spot drawings add whimsical touches. Flashier works such as Sylvia Funston's The Book of You (HarperTrophy, 2000) and Jane Burns and Dale Gottlieb's Wise Gal Tarot (Crown, 2000) list just a few words or phrases to describe personality traits associated with numerology or astrology. Gravelle's descriptions are rich and lengthy. The appendix lists from three to five titles (the oldest was published in 1986) on each topic and can lead readers to the full exploration the author recommends. More than just a taste, this is a satisfying first course.
Ann G. Brouse, Steele Memorial Library, Elmira, NY
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Book Description Walker Childrens, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110802787495