Astrology for Writers

Author: Corrine Kenner
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738733334
Format: PDF, ePub
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Explains the core concepts of astrology and how they relate to elements of fiction, and offers guidance on developing characters, plots, and themes using astrological imagery and symbolism.

Sun Signs for Writers

Author: Bev Walton-Porter
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1582974039
Format: PDF, ePub
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Learn Why You Write and How to Write Better &break;&break;What if there were a reliable way to trigger your innate talents? What if you could become more creative, more self-aware, and more productive in your daily writing life? &break;&break;You can discover your unique writing personality in this one-of-a-kind guide that combines the insights of astrology with practical how-to writing instruction. By exploring the proclivities of your particular sun sign, you'll better understand your creative style and more effectively find your path to success. &break;&break;For each sign, you'll find: &break; Sure-fire ways to beat writer's block&break; How to deal with rejection&break; How to give critiques and understand critiques coming from other signs&break; Writing exercises tailored for your creative style &break;&break;Plus, fiction writers will discover a new tool that builds the perfect foundation for believable characters. &break;&break;Harness the power of the zodiac and you'll find your writing life more energetic and enjoyable than ever before.

Tarot for Writers

Author: Corrine Kenner
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738714577
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Once reserved for mystics and seers, the tarot is one of the best tools for boosting your creativity and shifting your imagination into high gear. Famous authors such as John Steinbeck and Stephen King have used the tarot deck to tap into deep wells of inspiration, and you can enliven your own writing the same way—whether you craft short stories, novels, poetry, nonfiction, or even business proposals. This book on reading tarot cards and applying them to your writing will guide you through each stage of the creative process, from fleshing out a premise to promoting a finished work. Enhance your storytelling technique through over 500 enjoyable writing prompts, exploratory games for groups and individuals, tarot journaling, and other idea-stimulating activities that call upon the archetypal imagery and multi-layered symbolism in the tarot. Infuse flair and originality into your work as you learn to: • Interpret symbols, myths, and learn to read all seventy-eight cards in the tarot card deck • Use classic tarot layouts and spreads to structure your story • Brainstorm story ideas and develop dialogue and plot • Create detailed settings, powerful scenes, and dynamic characters • Overcome writer's block and breathe new life into existing projects As a writer, you hold the power of creation in your hands. By exploring the tarot and incorporating it into your writing practice, you will set your creative potential soaring to new heights.

A History of Western Astrology

Author: S. J. Tester
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9780851152554
Format: PDF, ePub
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`Superb general account.' Times Literary SupplementThe story of the history of Western astrology begins with the philosophers of Greece in the 5th century BC. To the magic and stargazing of Egypt the Greeks added numerology, geometryand rational thought. The philosophy of Plato and later of the Stoics made astrology respectable, and by the time Ptolemy wrote his textbook the Tetrabiblos, in the second century AD, the main lines of astrological practice as it is known today had already been laid down. In future centuries astrology shifted to Islam only to return to the West in medieval times where it flourished until the shift of ideas during the Renaissance.

Tarot and Astrology

Author: Corrine Kenner
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738730513
Format: PDF, ePub
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Deeply entwined for six centuries, the art of tarot and the science of astrology have an undeniably powerful link. With this unique and user-friendly guidebook, you can easily learn to combine tarot and astrology for yourself—and expand your tarot practice while enriching your life. Well-known tarot reader Corrine Kenner expertly teaches you everything you need to know, starting with tarot and astrology basics, the cards' archetypal symbols and imagery, the twelve signs of the zodiac, and the planets. You'll discover how every card in the tarot deck relates to astrology, and learn to: Read tarot cards and interpret an astrological chart Recognize the twelve houses' ruling signs and planets Pair the planets, signs, and houses with their corresponding tarot cards Understand the astrological associations of the Minor Arcana Make connections among the Court Cards, tarot suits, and the four elements Identify each card's qabalistic associations Give insightful readings for yourself and others You'll also find practical astrological spreads, interpretive techniques, real-life examples, and sample readings for everyday people and famous figures, including Salvador Dali, Marilyn Monroe, and Prince William.

Queer Astrology for Women

Author: Jill Dearman
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 125008217X
Format: PDF, ePub
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A hilariously irreverent and startlingly insightful astrology guide for lesbians. Jill Dearman is a breakthrough astrologer for our time. No one has approached the stars with her sass and class ever before! Her guide to astrology for lesbians is lively, revealing--and naughty! Sections include: in life, in bed, how to seduce her, doing her and dating her, how to last over the long haul, how to get rid of her, and the three faces of each sign. How to get rid of an Aquarius woman: Ms. Aquarius will pack her bags soon after you start invading her personal space and drowning her in too much nonstop and irrational cemotion. Ms. Aquarius hates to feel trapped, so if you slowly take away all her freedoms, you will be watching her walk out the door faster than you can sing "This is the dawning of the..." The Cancer woman is intensely emotiona...and her moods change with the tides. Not that you can every completely figure her out. Would you dare to assume you could understand the sea or fully absorb or comprehend a beautiful piece of music? Or course not, you silly lesbian. So don't patronize this lovely woman. But getting rid of a Cancer woman: Please don't be a cad and pull off the old "I'm going out for a pack of cigarettes (or a bag of Kitty Litter)" and never come back routine. She'll have your mother sitting with her and holding her hand, worrying, before you've made it past the border. And a complete compatibility profile of each astrological combination: Take Aries and Cancer: The best par? They can be fiercely loyal and protective of each other. The worst part? They instinctively know how to hurt each other's feelings and often do, in a most brutal way. Ms. Aries, ruled by fire strikes quickly and forcefully and without thinking. "Don't each that doughnut! It'll make you fat!" Ms Cancer, ruled by water, knows how to create a mood of subtle emotional torture. "I don't feel like being touched...No, I don't want to be alone. Can't we just sit together in the same room and not talk and not touch and not make such a big deal about it?"

A History of Horoscopic Astrology

Author: James H. Holden
Publisher: American Federation of Astr
ISBN: 0866904638
Format: PDF, Docs
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This thoroughly researched book is a history of the development of Western horoscopic astrology from its origin among the Babylonians and its subsequent creation in its present form by the Alexandrians down to modern times. Special attention is given to background history and to the working conditions and techniques used by astrologers during the last two thousand years. Numerous footnotes provide additional information and bibliographic references. A separate bibliography lists reference sources of particular importance. Two comprehensive indices containing more than 2,800 individual entries enable the reader to locate persons, publishers, topics, and book and periodical titles that are mentioned in the history. The book also contains discussions of several questions and topics relating to astrology. James Herschel Holden is Research Director of the American Federation of Astrologers and has been especially interested in the history of astrology.

The Astrology Book

Author: James R Lewis
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578593018
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The scientific, historic, and popular basis behind the ancient art of astrology is explored in this comprehensive reference. The guide also includes a table of astrological glyphs and abbreviations, a section on casting a chart, and a chapter that explains and interprets every planet in every house and sign.

Mundane Astrology The Astrology of Nations and States

Author: H. S. Green
Publisher: Astrology Center of America
ISBN: 9781933303116
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Will there be peace? Will there be war? Find out with Mundane Astrology. Here, in one volume, are three classic books on the astrology of nations and states, by H.S. Green, Raphael, and C.E.O. Carter: H.S. Green organizes his book planet-by- planet. He tells what each planet will do in the 12 houses. Raphael organizes the topic by house. He tells how mundane houses work when planets are in them. In addition, both authors deal with solar and lunar eclipses, and earthquakes. Green shows the effects of eclipses in the houses, while Raphael describes them by decanate (100 sections of the zodiac). Both mention the effects of comets, although little about these mysterious bodies is known astrologically. Charles Carter, writing after WWII, discusses why astrologers failed to predict the war and what that means for mundane astrology. His plea for better data has largely been met, but the need for more study remains. All three authors give astrological rulerships for countries and cities. These are centuries old and are weighted to England and Europe. Carter's rulers are the most up-to-date. These are the essential texts for serious study of mundane astrology. About the Authors H.S. Green was an astrologer associated with Alan Leo's astrological revival back in the first decade of the 20th century. His various books are highly regarded (all but this one out of print, sadly), but biographical details are sketchy. Raphael was the pen-name of one Robert Cross, 1850-1923. He was the sixth in a series of astrological writers who used the name "Raphael" & remains the best known of them all. He wrote books on virtually all astrological topics. His book on mundane astrology dates from 1910. Charles E.O. Carter, 1887-1968, was one of the outstanding British astrologers of the 20th century. He succeeded Alan Leo as head of the Astrological Lodge of the Theosophical Society, a post he held from 1920 to 1952. He was editor of Astrology, The Astrologer's Quarterly, from 1926 to 1959. Carter's persistent genius reestablished astrology as a serious discipline in England, after two centuries of decline. He wrote his book on Mundane Astrology in reaction to the failure of astrologers to forecast WWII. In 1939, astrologers in London knew there was a full-scale war on in China, they knew the situation with Germany was tense, but they had studied the charts for the year, they knew the fuss would blow over. And they were wrong. Carter set out to discover why, his book was the result.