The Top 10 Books for Intermediate Astrology Students

Are you in love with learning astrology? At times…does it feel like you’re speaking a different language than your non-astrology-loving friends? You most likely are!


The good news is… the more you learn, the easier it is to interpret these messages for yourself and those near and dear friends who don’t understand what you mean when you say things like…


“So…where’s your Sun, Moon, and Rising?”


“Have you had your Saturn return yet?”


“What were your New Moon intentions…”


Astrology Hub’s Inner Circle community is composed of Astrology speakers of all levels. We asked them what books they recommended for those who are ready to go a little deeper into their astrological understanding.


The Top 10 Books for Intermediate Astrology Students


Yesterday s SkyNumber 1 

Yesterday’s Sky by Steven Forrest

How deep are the layers of your soul? 

It’s no surprise to find Yesterday’s Sky by Steven Forrest topping this list. Steven writes with beautiful imagery that allows his readers to absorb his lessons and retell them with an uncanny familiarity.

You’ve more than likely spent some time exploring your natal birth chart, but…what do you know about the chart behind the chart? What stories does that layer of your chart reveal about you? More gifts? Wounds? And how knowing this allows you to embrace the life you’re in now? 

Pick up Yesterday’s Sky and take a deeper look at the story behind the story. 


The 12 Astrological HousesNumber 2

The Astrological Houses by Dane Rudhyar

Knowing the WHO (planets), HOW (signs), and WHERE (houses) will help you understand the WHEN (transits). 

One of the first steps to diving deeper into Astrology is knowing the planets, signs, and houses well enough that you begin to understand where the keywords for each came from. And then you can begin to create your own! 

If you’re ready to dive into the houses, Dane Rudhyar’s classic book The Astrological Houses is the perfect resource for you! Rudhyar delivers comprehensive descriptions in a flowing format that will allow you to understand the planets and houses with newfound clarity. 


Key Words for AstrologyNumber 3

Keywords For Astrology by Hajo Banzhaf & Anna Haebler

Is it simply semantics? 

Hajo Banzhaf and Anna Haebler’s book, Keywords For Astrology will give you insight into the well-known associations and a peek into keywords that are less obvious but extremely relative.

Pick up this book and you’ll have a tool to lean into any time you’re looking for insight into the cosmos you are interpreting. 




Understanding the Birth Chart of Astrology

Number 4

Understanding the Birth Chart by Kevin Burk 

Everything connects… but how? 

At this point in your journey, you’ve likely come across different practices of astrology. As a rising student, understanding varying practices will allow you to adapt and lean into those that speak to you. Kevin Burk’s Understanding the Birth Chart offers readers a bridge between traditional and modern astrology. His work teaches why the principles in each practice are valid and useful. 




The Gods of Change

Number 5

The Gods of Change by Howard Sasportas

This too shall end…or begin! 

If you’re looking for a way to understand the season of life you’re in and the lessons waiting for you to grasp, pick up Howard Sasportas’ book The Gods of Change.

This read teaches the deeper meaning and psychological effects that the planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto bring into your life during their transits. 




Healing the Soul

Number 6 

Healing the Soul by Mark Jones 

What is given is returned…in this life or the next. 

Healing the Soul by Mark Jones is a powerful read that helps the reader unravel the underlying karmic ties and dynamics that we face throughout life. Learning how to work with the hidden story within is a powerful tool that both  novices and teachers can use to enlighten and grow spiritually. 




Planets in Transit

Number 7

Planets in Transit by Robert Hand 

How is the cosmic weather for you today?

Planets in Transit by Robert Hand is an outstanding tool to have in your library! Learning how the planets speak to each other through transits allows an unmistakable fluency that will build confidence in your understanding of astrology. More importantly, it will allow you to flow with the current comic weather.





The Light of Venus

Number 8 

 The Light of Venus by Adam Gainsburg 

The way you love is truly unique to your soul! 

The Light of Venus by Adam Gainsburg is an excellent way to embrace your inner feminine as you learn more about the cycles of Venus. This is an excellent resource for understanding what Venus phase you were born under and how the energy of this placement is revealed in your life. 





Hermetica Tryptycha

Number 9 

Hermetica Triptycha by Gary Caton

Magic is alive and moving through you right now…

Mercury Retrograde is a term that even your non-astrology-loving friends are familiar with! Magic, mystery, mysticism and so much more surround Mercury and Hermetica Triptycha by Gary Caton is the perfect book to help you dive deeper into the realms that Mercury traverses. 




Rulers of the Horoscope

Number 10

Rulers of the Horoscope by Alan Oken

Who is really in charge around here anyway? 

Rulers of the Horoscope by Alan Oken is a perfect resource for both students and teachers. Alan Oken does a masterful job diving into the topics of mutual reception, dispositors, and much more. You will discover more about what emboldens or stifles the power of a planet in natal and transit charts. A must-use tool and read!

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! 




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