The Top 10 Books for Beginning Astrology Students

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The Top 10 Books for Beginning Astrology Students


The Only Astrology Book You ll Ever Need


Number 1

The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need by Joanna Martine Woolfolk

Though the title is a bit deceiving, Joann Woolfolk’s book has captivated new students for decades. The ‘cookbook’ style Joanna uses leads the reader through their natal birth chart by exploring the Sun, Moon, and Ascendant before diving deeper into planetary house placements.

If you pick up this gem, be prepared to spend endless hours flipping through the text discovering more about yourself, and those around you.




Love Signs


Number 2

Love Signs: A New Approach to the Human Heart by Linda Goodman

Are we compatible?  Questions about relationships continue to top the list as the most asked questions astrologers receive. 

Love Signs is an outstanding book if you’re looking for a way to understand the “Love Story” that occurs when Sun Signs interlock. In this detailed, poetically written book, Linda unveils the archetypes of each Sun Sign.

You’ll never look at your relationships in the same way again!



You Were Born for ThisNumber 3

You Were Born For This by Chani Nicholas

Ready to step beyond the realm of your horoscope? 

Often we find ourselves seeking astrology when we want a solution to what’s going on right now in our lives. We want to know when it will end, begin, or even how it can help us make choices as we stand at a crossroads. Chani Nicholas does an outstanding job of taking her reader past the realm of horoscopes and bringing them back to their birth promise. 

The key to finding these answers does not begin in the present moment, but at the moment you were born. Understanding the unique gifts of your Sun, Moon, and Ascendant (and its ruler) will help you grasp the best approach to the current cosmic flow of energy you’re experiencing. No matter what you’re experiencing, you were born with everything you need to master it!


The Inner SkyNumber 4

The Inner Sky by Steven Forrest

How old is your soul? What does it seek in this life? 

The Inner Sky opens the reader’s mind and allows them to see the magic of the celestial influences at play and how you have a choice in how and when to engage with the cosmos. 

Steven Forrest is a remarkable teacher whose books can be followed deep into your journey of understanding astrology, especially from an evolutionary perspective.

Be prepared to be entranced by his unique storytelling style that will allow you to commit the lessons this book has to memory and practice. 



Astrology for Yourself


Number 5

Astrology for Yourself by Demetra George

Is astrology science? Spiritual? Magic? Perhaps it’s all of this and more…

Demetra George is a popular voice in astrology. Her books have guided readers from the early stages of learning astrology to advanced studies of the cosmos. In Astrology for Yourself,  Demetra George combines science with language and skills as she guides you through exercises that promote the understanding of how to interpret your natal birth chart. 

Readers have said Astrology for Yourself led them on a path of personal growth that was life-changing. 



The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology


Number 6 

The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology by April Elliott Kent

Ready to rock at making the most out of the cosmos?

April Elliott Kent is known to add a dash of humor to her organized style of writing and teaching astrology. The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology will weave together how best to work with the planets, signs, and houses as you plan daily, monthly, even yearly cycles of your life. 

The practical approach found in this work is one that both beginners and intermediate lovers of astrology can use as a tool. 



Number 7Planets in Solar Returns

Planets in Solar Returns by Mary Fortier Shea

Exactly how important is your birthday every year? VERY.

“Happy Solar Return” instead of “Happy Birthday” is something you may hear from your astrology lover friends. 

This sentiment points to the obvious: the Sun has returned to the same location in the sky it was when you were born. Like with everything in astrology, there’s another layer to your Solar Return, several actually! 

In this book, Mary Fortier Shea takes her reader deep into techniques that will help them reveal interpretations for what the year ahead holds, and how the next year builds on the past and future. 

Dive in and see what gifts your current and next Solar Return is bringing. 


The Only Way to Learn AstrologyNumber 8

The Only Way to Learn Astrology, Volume 1 by Marion D. March & Joan McEvers

Step one to learning anything is the foundation…

Astrology is a language, if you’ve ever learned a new language then you know there are building blocks that are helpful to know as you become more fluent. Marion D. March and Joan McEvers have laid out a clear path of learning in their 6 volume series of books, The Only Way to Learn Astrology.

In this first edition, they teach the basic principles of their critically acclaimed method. You will learn everything from symbolism to delineation of the planetary placements. 

A favorite concept this book offers are the quizzes you can use to test your knowledge.


New Moon Astrology


Number 9

New Moon Astrology by Jan Spiller

Are you in love with the Moon? 

The Moon is a popular gateway to discovering the wisdom and magic of astrology. Working with cycles of the Moon is an ancient practice that serves as an invaluable tool that can be used to sync emotional needs with the ebb and flow of the cosmos. This balance empowers you to frame your intent and desires to manifest your highest potential in every area of your life. 

Jan Spiller does an excellent job of breaking down the steps of this practice in her book New Moon Astrology: The Secret of Astrological Timing to Make All Your Dreams Come True.


Meet Your Planets


Number 10

Meet Your Planets by Roy Alexander

What mood are your planets in?

If you’re looking for a fun way to learn the personality of the planets through the lens of the Zodiac signs they transit, Roy Alexander with his book Meet Your Planets: Fun with Astrology will not disappoint. This fun read is equipped with cartoons that emphasize the multiple personalities the planetary energies take on in your natal chart as well as the current cosmic transits.





No matter where you are on your journey with astrology, these books are sure to carry you to new insights that will help foster growth and understanding in all areas of your life! 

Looking for next-level astrological reads? Check out The Top 10 Books for Intermediate Astrology Students.