How Do We Begin?

“Astrology: Using the Wisdom of the Stars in Your Everyday Life” by Carole Taylor.


In episode 327 of The Astrology Podcast, Chris Brennan discussed the eight best astrology books he would recommend to beginning and intermediate astrology students. Because every title on this list is a book I would either like to read or re-visit, I decided to work through these books in the order Chris Brennan presents them. #astrology


The first book he names is a very basic beginning book for those just getting started in their studies, “Astrology: Using the Wisdom of the Stars in Your Everyday Life” by Carole Taylor. While it is written with those 12 and older in mind, the clarity of the writing and beautiful presentation of the material makes it a good first stop for a new astrology enthusiast of any age – or for someone needing a brush-up on the basics.


Taylor introduces the subject with an overview of astrology’s role of placing us within an intelligent cosmos while describing the inner and outer circumstance of our lives. She outlines the history of astrology, from ancient sky watching to its use in our culture today as a means to understand our psychology and our soul’s journey. She advises those new to astrology to consider adopting the perspective that each individual is a microcosm of the cosmos, with the movements of the planets about corelating with the events below – and with our inner experiences and growth as well. And she instructs her readers who thought the position of the Sun in the zodiac when they were born says everything about them to take a step back and understand that many more symbols are woven together to create their birth chart.