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First Taylor Trade Publishing edition 2006 This Taylor Trade Publishing paperback edition of The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need is a revised and updated edition of the work ﬁrst published in hardcover in 1982 and in paperback in 1990 and then issued by Taylor Trade Publishing in 2006. It is published by arrangement with the author. Copyright © 1982, 1990, 2001, 2006, 2008 by Joanna Martine Woolfolk All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without written permission from the publisher, except by a reviewer who may quote passages in a review. Published by Taylor Trade Publishing An imprint of The Rowman & Littleﬁeld Publishing Group, Inc. 4501 Forbes Boulevard, Suite 200 Lanham, Maryland 20706 Estover Road Plymouth PL6 7PY United Kingdom Distributed by National Book Network Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Woolfolk, Joanna Martine. The only astrology book you’ll ever need / Joanna Martine Woolfolk. —new ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN-13: 978-1-58979-377-4 (pbk.: alk. paper) ISBN-10: 1-58979-377-3 (pbk.: alk. paper) 1. Astrology. I. Title BF1708.1 .W68 2001 133.5—dc21
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Photo Credits p. 12 Colin Powell (Corbis), Peyton Manning (© Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images), Maya Angelou (Photofest) p. 17 John Paul II (© Porter Gifford/Getty Images), Stephen Colbert (© Scott Wintrow/Getty Images), Audrey Hepburn (Photofest) p. 22 Marilyn Monroe (Photofest), John F. Kennedy (Courtesy of the Library of Congress), Paul McCartney (Corbis) p. 27 Princess Diana (Corbis), George W. Bush (Corbis), Ernest Hemingway (Photofest) p. 32 Mick Jagger (Photofest), Madonna (Corbis), Bill Clinton (Corbis) p. 37 Richard Gere (Corbis), Mother Teresa (Photofest), Lance Armstrong (© Rob Loud/Getty Images) p. 42 Jesse Jackson (Photofest), Barbara Walters (© Brad Barket/Getty Images), Simon Cowell (© Jeffrey Mayer/Getty Images) p. 47 Whoopie Goldberg (© Brad Barket/Getty Images), Hillary Rodham Clinton, Julia Roberts (Corbis) p. 52 Frank Sinatra (Photofest), Jon Stewart (© Jeff Vespa/Getty Images), Miley Cyrus (© Kevin Mazur/Getty Images) p. 57 Martin Luther King Jr. (Photofest), Elvis Presley (Photofest), Tiger Woods (© Donald Miralle/Getty Images) p. 63 Oprah Winfrey (© Evan Agostini / Getty Images), Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Photofest), Justin Timberlake (© Steve Granitz/Getty Images) p. 68 Kurt Cobain (Corbis), Carrie Underwood (© Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images), Albert Einstein (Photofest)
I dedicate this book to William, who, with his Sun in Cancer, taught me the meaning of love and, with his Moon in Virgo, the meaning of work.
About the Book viii
PA R T T H R E E
About the Author ix
Understanding Astrology 291
8 • The Houses of Astrology 293
9 • How to Interpret Your Horoscope 319 10 • Aspects and Synastry: Probing Deeper into Your Birth Chart 349
PA R T O N E
Sun Sign Astrology 1 1 • Sun Signs 3
PA R T F O U R
2 • The Sun Signs in Love 71
Astrology in History and Legend 369
3 • The Decanates and Cusps of Sun Signs 145
11 • The Story of Astrology 371
4 • Astrology and Health 167
12 • The Zodiac: The Legend behind Each Sign 383
PA R T T WO PA R T F I V E
Less Well-Known Inﬂuences 1 9 1
Astrology in Our Time 397
5 • Moon Signs 193
13 • The Age of Aquarius 399
6 • Your Ascendant and Its Power 221 7 • You and the Planets: Their Role in Your Destiny 237
PA R T S I X
An Astrologer’s Lexicon 405
Recommended Reading List for Chart Casting and Interpretation 520
An Explanation of Terms 407
Recommended Ephemerides 521 Sources for Astrological Books, Ephemerides, Computer Charts and Software 522
PA R T S E V E N
Astrological Tables for the Years 1900–2100 423
Sun Tables 425 Moon Tables 429 Ascendant Tables 481 Planetary Tables 485
8 ABOUT THE
h e re h a s n ever b e e n an astrology book like this. Here is a book that with a few hours of reading will help you to see yourself better, interpret your own chart, and use your chart year after year to understand and predict trends and opportunities. The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need gives explanations of the inﬂuences that are often given scant attention in conventional astrology books: the Moon sign, the Rising sign, the placement of the planets, and the signiﬁcance of the twelve Houses. The value of this book is that an immense amount of knowledge is put into easy-to-understand language. The book is also easy to use, for it supplies simpliﬁed Tables that in most cases require only the laying down of a ruler across the birthdate. Even simpler, for those who have access to a computer, is to utilize the CD-ROM packaged with this book. Just
by typing in the birth information, this CD gives you a complete chart within seconds. The CD even provides the page numbers of this book on which to ﬁnd the meaning of every inﬂuence in your chart. The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need, ﬁrst published in 1982, is a classic in its ﬁeld. On its original publication it was a choice of Book-of-the-Month Club, the Literary Guild, and One Spirit Book Club, and has since become one of the best-selling astrology books published in the last 25 years. This new revised edition contains sections on the inner life of each sign; insights on one’s relationship, emotional needs, and drives; and how others see you. This edition is also updated to include the latest information about new discoveries in astronomy, projections of world events in the 21st century, and extended Planetary Tables for every year from 1900 to 2100.
8 ABOUT THE AUTHOR
st rolo ger Joanna Martine Woolfolk has had a long career as an author, columnist, lecturer, and counselor. She has written the monthly horoscope for numerous magazines in the U.S., Europe and Latin America—among them Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Redbook, Self, YM, House Beautiful, and StarScroll International. In addition to the best-selling The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need, Joanna is the author of Sexual Astrology, which has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Astrology Source, an interactive CD-ROM. Joanna is a popular television and radio personality who has been interviewed by Barbara Walters, Regis Philbin, and Sally Jessy Raphael. She has appeared in a regular astrology segment on New York Today on NBC-TV and on The Fairﬁeld Exchange on CT Cable Channel 12, and she appears frequently on television and radio shows around the country. You can visit her website at www.joannamartinewoolfolk.com.
Photo by Fran Collin
a m g r ate f u l for having known the late Capel McCutcheon, the brilliant astrologer who devised the unique, comprehensive, and easy-to-use Planetary and Ascendant Tables in this book. None of these tables requires more than the simple laying-down of a ruler (or two) in order to read the information that applies to you. These tables are computer accurate and are based on United States time, rather than Greenwich, England, time usually found in other planetary tables. Capel McCutcheon was a caring and inspiring teacher, counselor, and lecturer, as well as the founder of the Astrological Society of Connecticut. I miss his warmth, support, and generosity.
And I give special thanks to Matrix Software. This innovative astrological computer-software company graciously supplied for this revised edition additional Planetary Tables updated to the year 2100. Matrix Software was founded in the early 1980’s by Michael Erlewine, a visionary genius in the ﬁeld of computer astrology. Matrix Software also created the CD-ROM that is packaged with this book. You who have computers can now cast astrological charts within seconds. Just enter the birth information, and your chart is ready. The CD will even give you the page numbers in this book on which key information about your chart is to be found.
We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born. Ca r l G u stav Ju n g
written about, reﬁned, and pondered astrology’s signiﬁcance. It is the world’s oldest science and our own generation’s newest subject of inquiry. According to a Gallup poll, 35 percent of American adults believe their lives are inﬂuenced by the position of the heavenly bodies. The great majority of newspapers and magazines published in the United States carry an astrology column. Astrology as a serious subject is being offered in over a dozen university courses. Despite this new surge of interest, however, the general public has only a smattering of knowledge about the subject. The average person will say, “I’m interested, but I don’t know much about astrology.” One of the problems people encounter when trying to learn more about astrology is that most books deal with only one phase of the subject. If you want to know about your Sun sign, there are many books on this topic. If you want to know about your Moon sign, you will ﬁnd books on this topic also. If you want to learn about your birth chart, you will have to look for yet another book that explains charts (these...