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Chart interpretation handbook : guidelines for understanding the essentials of the birth chart
Arroyo, Stephen.
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Sebastopol, Calif. : CRCS Publications, [1989]

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181 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Cover title: Stephen Arroyo's chart interpretation handbook.
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BF1708.1 .A78 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Thousands of readers worldwide have found personal meaning in Arroyo's bestselling books, which are widely used by students, practitioners, and teachers searching for a method that reveals the essential truths of their lives that they can immediately identify with. Here, he shows how to develop reliable, in-depth interpretations for any birth chart, utilizing a precise, modern language.STEPHEN ARROYO's eight books have made him one of the best-selling authors of modern astrology books worldwide. Among his works are Astrology, Psychology & the Four Elements; Astrology, Karma & Transformation; Relationships and Life Cycles; Stephen Arroyo's Chart Interpretation Handbook, & Exploring Jupiter. His writings have elicited such tremendously enthusiastic response internationally that they have now been translated into 20 languages, and he has been awarded the British Astrological Association Astrology Prize, the Fraternity of Canadian Astrologers' International Sun Award, and United Astrology Congress's Regulus Award.Arroyo's work spans the spectrum of modern, psychologically oriented astrology, supported by his many years of one-to-one counseling work (he holds a California Marriage, Family & Child Counseling license), and body- and energy-centered therapies such as Polarity Therapy. With a background in mathematics and the arts (an honors degree in literature from University of California), and a master's degree in psychology, Stephen Arroyo has developed a system in which the individual's experience is foremost, disregarding the fatalism and negativity of old-fashioned astrology. His writings are renowned for the reliable methods he has distilled for understanding astrological principles in relation to the human energy field, in a way that people of all cultures and backgrounds can easily relate to. As Library Journal stated, his work is particularly notable for his unique ability to express complex concepts in clear, simple language that the reader can identify with and apply in his or her own life.In addition to numerous appearances in the USA, Arroyo has been a guest speaker or seminar leader in the UK, Spain, France, Italy, Mexico, and Switzerland. He has taught some of the first college courses on astrology in the USA, at four different schools.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
1 Astrology at the Thresholdp. 9
2 How to Use This Bookp. 19
Key Concepts & Definitionsp. 27
3 The Four Elements & The Twelve Signsp. 29
The Fire Signs: Aries, Leo & Sagittariusp. 31
The Air Signs: Gemini, Libra & Aquariusp. 32
The Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio & Piscesp. 33
The Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo & Capricornp. 33
4 The Planetsp. 35
Key Concepts for the Planetsp. 35
Positive-Negative Expression of Planetary Principlesp. 37
The Planets in the Elementsp. 39
Sunp. 39
Moonp. 40
Mercuryp. 41
Venusp. 42
Marsp. 44
Jupiterp. 45
Saturnp. 46
Uranus, Neptune & Plutop. 48
5 The Planets in the Signsp. 49
Zodiacal Signs & Their Key Conceptsp. 49
Functions of the Planets in the Signsp. 51
The Sun in the Signs-Interpretive Guidelinesp. 52
The Moon in the Signs-Interpretive Guidelinesp. 57
Mercury in the Signs-Interpretive Guidelinesp. 62
Venus in the Signs-Interpretive Guidelinesp. 67
Mars in the Signs-Interpretive Guidelinesp. 72
Jupiter in the Signs-Interpretive Guidelinesp. 77
Saturn in the Signs-Interpretive Guidelinesp. 83
Uranus, Neptune & Pluto in the Signsp. 89
6 The Ascendant (or Rising Sign) & the Midheavenp. 91
Key Concepts for the Ascendantp. 91
The Element of the Ascendantp. 93
The Ruler of the Ascendantp. 95
Sign Position of the Ruling Planet
House Position of the Ruling Planet
Aspects to the Ascendantp. 97
Guidelines to Interpreting the Ascendantp. 99
Aries Ascendantp. 101
Taurus Ascendantp. 102
Gemini Ascendantp. 102
Cancer Ascendantp. 102
Leo Ascendantp. 103
Virgo Ascendantp. 103
Libra Ascendantp. 104
Scorpio Ascendantp. 104
Sagittarius Ascendantp. 105
Capricorn Ascendantp. 106
Aquarius Ascendantp. 106
Pisces Ascendantp. 107
The Midheavenp. 108
The Ruling Planet of the Midheaven
Planets in the 10th House & Aspects to the Midheaven
7 The Houses-Interpretive Guidelinesp. 111
The Wholistic Approach to Interpreting Housesp. 112
Water Houses: The Psychic Trinity
Earth Houses: The Trinity of Wealth
Fire Houses: The Trinity of Life
Air Houses: The Trinity of Relationship
The Water Houses: 4th, 8th & 12thp. 115
The Earth Houses: 10th, 2nd & 6thp. 117
The Fire Houses: 1st, 5th & 9thp. 119
The Air Houses: 7th, 11th & 3rdp. 121
Interpretive Guidelines for Understanding House Placementsp. 123
Interpretive Guidelines for Each Planet's House Positionp. 125
Interpretive Guidelines for the Signs on the House Cuspsp. 129
8 Understanding Planetary Aspectsp. 131
A Law for Interpreting Aspectsp. 135
The Major Aspectsp. 136
Orbs & Planetary Interactionsp. 139
Guidelines to Planetary Interchanges & Blendingsp. 141
Aspects with the Sunp. 144
Aspects with the Moonp. 148
Aspects with Mercuryp. 152
Aspects with Venusp. 155
Aspects with Marsp. 158
Aspects with Jupiterp. 160
Aspects with Saturnp. 163
Aspects to the Ascendantp. 165
Aspects with the Outer Planetsp. 167
9 Guidelines to Chart Synthesisp. 169
An Outline of Chart Interpretationp. 180