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  • Naked Tarot
    Janet Boyer
    This is Janet Boyle's latest tarot book and it is brilliant. Although it is a thick book, with loads of information inside, it isn't waffley. It gets straight to point. Naked Tarot is also original - Janet looks at a huge variety of different ways you can view tarot when doing readings. She includes ways of using symbolism from everyday life - such as music and TV programmes - as well as more traditional things like the elements, the seasons or Jungian archetypes. Pick what works for you and don't feel you have to stick to meanings made up in prudish Victorian times.

    I'm an experienced tarot reader myself, but Naked Tarot has helped me see the cards in new ways that are, as the subtitle says, both sassy and stripped-down. ~ A Bad Witch's Blog

  • Earth: Astrology's Missing Planet
    Chrissie Blaze
    Earth: Astrology’s Missing Planet: Reconnecting with Her Sacred Power is a book of its time, promising astrology as a new frontier for study and exploration. This book is suitable for anyone with an interest in astrology or nature-based spirituality. The information provided is sure to stimulate insight into one’s own spiritual path, written in the stars to be lived out here on Earth, for people of all levels of astrological knowledge — from beginner to seasoned professional. Reconnecting with Mother Nature, giving Earth a place within astrology, and remembering the wisdom of our planet are key pieces to the evolution of consciousness at this time. ~ Alanna Wright, Spiral Nature Magazine

  • Earth: Astrology's Missing Planet
    Chrissie Blaze
    Indie Shaman Book Review

    Earth: Astrology’s Missing Planet has a basic premise that seems so simple that you can’t help wondering why no one has thought of it before.

    Generally speaking, books on Astrology tend to emphasise the incoming influences and energies that affect and move through us and our home planet. This book turns that idea on its head and examines the one aspect of that influence and energy which, considering our closeness to it, might well have the greatest effect on us all; the Earth herself.


    Beginning with an historical overview and an explanation of the astrological significance of the Sun, Moon and other planets; Chrissie Blaze then goes on to describe how to locate the Earth in your own horoscope, the influence she has throughout the signs of the Zodiac and also on the twelve houses of an individual’s chart. This forms the main body of the book.

    Chrissie then provides advice and exercises enabling the reader to attune more closely to the Earth not just astrologically but physically and spiritually also.

    As a whole, this book examines an element that has been missing from many other works on this subject; there is something here not only for astrologers but environmentalists, spiritual seekers and humanitarians too, as we move into the unknown future of the twenty first century.

    It is an informative and thoughtful blend of science and spirituality, written with clarity and perception. If you are looking for the next chapter in the story of Astrology’s enlightening journey, or feel a connection with the Earth and wish to explore the fascinating possibilities of her influence on your life; then this is the book for your shelves. ~ Martin Pallot, Indie Shaman Magazine

  • Earth: Astrology's Missing Planet
    Chrissie Blaze
    Thanks to this book, I realized that I have been neglecting a key element in astrology after all these years. How can one exclude one of the most important planets in our solar system, and the one known for life - Earth? I have read MANY astrology books over the years and this is the first one that made me literally slap myself in the head. Chrissie Blaze recounts the traditional planetary objects, i.e. Saturn, Mercury, and even Pluto, and she goes even further in bringing into light the lesser known ones such as Chiron. She breaks down the connection between the planets and our astrological signs, aiding in the interpretation of birth charts. I can admit that after reading her descriptions, a few questions I had concerning my own birth chart have been cleared up. If you are just beginning your universal journey into the stars, then I definitely recommend her book as she describes things into laymen's terms providing a guidebook. ~ Bejaka Caim , NetGallet

  • Earth: Astrology's Missing Planet
    Chrissie Blaze
    Chrissie Blaze is a Spiritual teacher, professional astrologer, and columnist. She is an international speaker and radio show host of On the Edge with Chrissie Blaze, and Aetherius Radio Live with Body Mind Spirit Radio. Her new book, Earth: Astrology’s Missing Planet is a fusion of the traditional and spiritual perspectives applied in using astrology as a tool for discovery and growth.

    Earth is often left out of most traditional astrology readings; the thought being that we as beings of earth view the cosmos from the center-point of earth as our home planet. Chrissie brings the more esoteric approach, which includes Earth as a prominent and very important planet in the natal blueprint, Because it is our planet of center-point.

    In her very well planned book, Chrissie takes the reader through the basis for reconnecting to the Earth as part of a broader and more inclusive stream of cosmic awareness that we are currently being called to. Chapter One speaks to the bridge of connection between Earth as the foundational principle from which we perceive and formulate our identification and the inroads of energetic understanding of the role of the planets in astrology.

    Methodically, the author provides a general and easily understood Astrology 101 that begins to weave the threads of connection introduced as the energy of Earth in the guise of the 12 astrological signs and houses of the Great Zodiacal Wheel are presented for the reader to make the desired applications to their personal birth chart. The importance of Earth and our deepening of connection to Her gifts as expressed through our own cosmic connection is brought into its rightful place as the center-point of who we are as soul-centered beings within a living and breathing universe of energy.

    Ms. Blaze has crafted a true treasure of practical information and esoteric wisdom that moves the reader fully into the Aquarian Age of inclusion and vision of what the potential is not simply within our own world, but in all of the worlds. ~ Robin Fennelly, paganpages.org

  • How to Read Your Horoscope in 5 Easy Steps
    Chrissie Blaze
    Chrissie Blaze has created a deceptively simple “introduction” to astrological chart reading. Yes, the book covers the basics of chart interpretation and how to work with each factor as an entry point into chart analysis. But Blaze takes us into advanced “seeing” by moving past these individual factors into what I call “the blend” – she teaches us to weave the parts into a greater whole that reflects the creation story written in each birth chart. If you have ever looked at your birth chart and wondered how to make sense of your Venus in Aries AND your Mars in Libra opposing each other, Blaze’s book will help you sort it out! As she points out, all of the elements of the chart combine as if they are playing in a symphony. Parts are harmonious, parts are discordant – and you can teach yourself to make a whole out of all the parts.

    Blaze’s “five easy steps” are not simple! Each step contains many baby steps that culminate in leap forward. I have studied astrological charts for many years and found her process outline to be clear and quite useful, with each step building to a sense of competence. Suggestions for weaving the many parts together are excellent. Blaze tells us that working with what seem like a bunch of disconnected pieces is like learning a language. We have to learn the vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Once we practice putting them together, we speak effortlessly! And like getting the “gist” of a language we don’t yet understand, we can work with our first impressions to find a way into the chart. In fact, Blaze starts out in Step 1 by taking us into deep waters – chart shapes! We look at the overall pattern the planets make in the astrological wheel – are they “splashed” all over or in a “bucket” in one part of the chart? The shape tells us something about the overall energetic design of this person’s lifetime. Identifying chart shapes can be tricky, but Blaze wades right in and use our intuition to feel into the chart as life’s destiny blueprint. She asks us to see and to trust what we are seeing. So, in Step 1, we begin reading the chart without any feeling of overwhelm!

    Blaze is correct – you can stop reading other books and use the great technical information in this one to dig deep into your chart. She addresses all of the key factors – chart shapes, planets, signs, houses, chart angles, elements, modalities, nodes – and more. And you can add to the technical information the ability to weave the multiple factors together into a creation story. There are short descriptions of the signs and the qualities of the Sun and Moon in each sign that you can use as references and an excellent discussion of using the Sun, Moon and Ascendant to identify themes and characteristics in a person’s inner and outer selves. But this is no ordinary cookbook of canned interpretations. Blaze shows us her process of analysis in discussing examples of each factor, which I found invaluable. These discussions are a great reference as reading and re-reading them will teach you to think in “astrological language.” And as with learning a language, you will begin to recognize the energies and metaphor that the symbols convey. Blaze emphasizes fluency, rather than rote memorization, and offers practices that will help you achieve it.

    At the end of each of the five steps are a “jargon” list and a set of exercises that almost trick you into chart reading without a sense of overwhelm. At the end of Step 1, you are already identifying chart shapes, looking for empty and “full” houses and listing “missing” and predominant elements. Blaze asks you simply to sense how these factors might affect you. You are encouraged to study Sun signs, but not to memorize a list of meanings. She also encourages you to be curious, wide-eyed, to explore and to trust your instincts. It’s a shamanic approach – ask the living energies of the planets how they are working through the houses and signs they occupy! By Step 5, you will know enough to look for themes, using Blaze’s list of interpretation guidelines and working with your findings in the very useful interpretation outline. The outline is a fantastic starting point for looking at your life as a whole through the lens of the chart. Do you want to know about your character and leadership potential? Blaze suggests that you look at placement of the Sun, Saturn, Mars, the Ascendant, what sign and planets are in the first house and how these relate to each other. Blaze will tell you that this is not a hard and fast “rule,” but a good place to start. You will evolve your own way of seeing into these destiny patterns, but these guidelines are a fantastic place to start. I printed them out to use!

    Learn the “jargon,” use your intuition and work with “the blend,” and you will be reading a chart by the time you finish this book! ~ Susan Rossi, PaganPages.org

  • Earth: Astrology's Missing Planet
    Chrissie Blaze
    I don't believe any reader of this marvelous book can fail to comprehend the importance of its core messages: Mother Earth is the most important aspect of any spiritual philosophy, she is a living and breathing entity with her own heartbeat or resonance, and we cannot and should not avoid the key role she plays in our lives. Chrissie Blaze's writing is easy to read and digest, enjoyable and uplifting, and most of all, profoundly eloquent. No matter what your philosophy, this book contains core truths for each of us. Rather than providing more of the same in a field already crowded with books about astrology, Blaze delivers a truly different, absolutely fresh, and thoroughly fascinating 'science meets spirituality' view of her subject. The book is a well-researched, well-written tour-de-force. I believe every person who is engaged in reaching 'beyond' to better understand themselves and their world will find this a 'must-have' for their library and a fabulous gift for any seeker. I am profoundly grateful to the author for bringing to my awareness the role of Earth in astrology, in spirituality, and in my own life. Thank you, Chrissie Blaze. ~ Karen Stuth, Colorado, USA, www.Satiama.com

  • Earth: Astrology's Missing Planet
    Chrissie Blaze
    Written with beautiful simplicity, Earth: Astrology’s Missing Planet has arrived at a pivotal time in our planet’s evolution, giving guidance not only on how we can connect and heal ourselves, but to help us preserve and nurture this beautiful living Mother Earth on which we reside.
    Chrissie Blaze explains not only how to locate the Earth in our charts and why we should now be including Earth in our astrology readings, she also brings in uncannily accurate cookbook style delineations for Earth in each sign and house.
    Calling upon the work of the late Dr George King, founder of the Aetherius Society along with other spiritualist teachers, Chrissie explains many self-help spiritual techniques, such as the power of the violet flame, etc.
    Immensely readable, this is one little book that can be understood by everyone, whatever their level of astrological understanding. It draws us down to Earth helping us to recognise and reconnect our soul with our beautiful living planet Earth, which has been neglected and ignored for far too long. ~ Eileen Richardson, Astrologer, Lynne McTaggart's email

  • Earth: Astrology's Missing Planet
    Chrissie Blaze
    What is of prime significance to me in this nonfiction book is the author's tremendous emphasis on the urgency of a change, actually a transformation, in human consciousness and perspective, from selfishness, greed, and plundering of this planet's resources, to a perspective of valuing Spaceship Earth, becoming thoughtful stewards of Earth's resources, and caring for the planet and its populations. I have for some time feared that it may be too late, that the planet may have reached the tipping point. So to read a book like this is encouraging, with its emphasis on science, quantum physics, rational thinking and enlightenment, as well as a conscious determination to evolve, each of us (not devolve) ~ Mallory Anne-Marie Haws (, NetGalley

  • Earth: Astrology's Missing Planet
    Chrissie Blaze
    Written with beautiful simplicity, Earth: Astrology’s Missing Planet has arrived at a pivotal time in our planet’s evolution, giving guidance not only on how we can connect and heal ourselves, but to help us preserve and nurture this beautiful living Mother Earth on which we reside.

    Chrissie Blaze explains not only how to locate the Earth in our charts and why we should now be including Earth in our astrology readings, she also brings in uncannily accurate cookbook style delineations for Earth in each sign and house.

    Calling upon the work of the late Dr George King, founder of the Aetherius Society along with other spiritualist teachers, Chrissie explains many self-help spiritual techniques, such as the power of the violet flame, etc.

    Immensely readable, this is one little book that can be understood by everyone, whatever their level of astrological understanding. It draws us down to Earth helping us to recognise and reconnect our soul with our beautiful living planet Earth, which has been neglected and ignored for far too long. ~ Eileen Richardson, Spiritual Astrologer

  • Spiritual Look at the 12 Signs, A
    Joseph Polansky
    This was a really interesting read! I can definitely see why 'Spirituality' was in the title - it provides way more than your standard astrology book with something for each sign that is a variation of what is often found in those books.

    For instance, all the signs are depicted at a roundtable in the clouds sort of thing, where each sign appears and is described in detail (from their appearance, to the words they use, etc.) claiming what is the "meaning of life" (most important facets of life) according to each sign. I thought this was a really clever and creative way of delving into the more spiritual aspects of the signs and how they all make up a 'wheel' that symbolizes the evolution of the soul in different incarnations. Definitely a great way to explain how the signs are different yet different evolutions of 1.

    This book is succinct and highly original where there was a mix of really philosophical insight and also great explanations about what each sign represents (Aries - the Infant, etc). This volume contains a high number of very new concepts yet was easy for me to grasp. ~ Diamond's Reads blog

  • How to Appreciate an Aries
    Mary English
    This thin volume is the perfect read for any astrology-lover or learner looking to understand each sign directly and in great detail.

    If you're like me, you've read several astrology books up until this point. I think I've only read one other book/series that goes into each sign with its own book. I really like how she has different titles for each one; titles that she was determined 'fit' each zodiac sign. She even goes into detail in the beginning chapter about coming up with the title and the email exchanges back and forth between several different Aries....It was brilliant! We got so much out of those and I think it really helped me contextualize what is sometimes very repetitive behavior descriptors (enthusiastic, driven, selfish, etc). What does that look like IRL? Mary English shows us.

    I'd love to read her other works and compare. I think next I will try to read the Aquarius one. It's always more telling how well the author writes your own sign...

    If you are an Aries, or are looking to understand an Aries close to you in your life, I definitely recommend reading this book!It's short and sweet, but very dense. You may have to read it several times (like I did) to get the full amount of information she is conveying!

    So go ahead and read it, you can thank me later! ~ Diamond's Reads blog

  • Earth: Astrology's Missing Planet
    Chrissie Blaze
    I devour Astrology books. This one... no less. I always wondered why earth is not considered as a planet in astrology. And this book is the perfect answer. If you are an astrology addict like me then this book is definitely for you. ~ Curious Reader, NetGalley/GoodReads

  • Palmistry Made Easy
    Johnny Fincham
    This is a small book, it is only 80 pages in length, but the author Mr. Johnny Fincham does seem to pack a lot of information into those 80 pages. In the introduction, Mr. Fincham mentions Charlotte Wolff who was a physician and psychoanalyst in 1936 and John Manning who wrote several articles in Psychology publications in the early 2000’s. And he also says that Palmistry is a vibrant and powerful tool used now in criminology, psychology and anthropology and genetics. On page 1 he writes,”The palm is proving to be an incredible mirror into the workings of the human mind.”

    One of the first things Mr. Fincham says to do when doing a palm reading is to use water soluble ink to take prints of both hands of your client. You’ll need these to do the full reading that he is talking about doing. He then goes through the book breaking down all the different parts of the hand from different sections to the texture of the skin and the flexibility of the fingers. And one thing that I notice missing in the section on the flexibility on the digits on the hand is any type of warning when bending the digits to check for flexibility. The author instructs you to bend the thumb back toward the wrist, not to have the client do it.

    There are 10 chapters in this book, each taking a look at a specific area of the hand. Chapter 7 is where he starts talking about the lines of the hand. And how they each have their own meanings and what part of a client’s or your mental approach to life they connect to. He also breaks the pattern of lines down into race and gender. In Chapter 8 he talks about the teacher’s square, and how that relates to careers. But later in Chapter 9, Mr. Fincham writes that stars and other shapes hold little to no meaning in a palm reading. He does mention in Chapter 9 a line he calls Spirit Line and writes:” It shows psychic perception and intuitive potential. It’s a very rare marking.” pg 60.

    I feel that this is a base book, that you would need this and maybe an older book that talks about the “Mount of Mars” or the “Mount of Saturn” to do a full palm reading. This is a good book to have as part of a toolkit in studying Palmistry, but this is only part of a toolkit. ~ Dawn Borries, PaganPages.org

  • Spiritual Look at the 12 Signs, A
    Joseph Polansky
    I used to be into Astrology, tarot cards, palm reading, etc. back in high school (who wasn't, right?) so this book really took me back and allowed me to tap into my spiritual side and get a new perspective on the different areas of my life as well as the lives of others. Some parts of the book were repetitive, but at the same time, I can see how the author needed to reiterate certain things because some people tend to pick up books like these and only read the parts about their specific zodiac sign. I really loved the insight I got from reading through this and am looking forward to learning more.

    ~ Jessica Kim, NetGalley

  • Spiritual Look at the 12 Signs, A
    Joseph Polansky
    Enjoyed the concepts of the spiritual side of each sign. It was obvious that a great deal of thought, research was done writing this book. I will keep and re-read as a reference tool. ~ Pam Reiss, NetGalley

  • Naked Tarot
    Janet Boyer
    Janet Boyer’s newest take on the Tarot is sharp and saucy as F*&#. A few reasons you should strip down with Naked Tarot? 1. The correspondences are current and varied (I love interconnection!). 2. The face time given to the Minor Arcana and the Court Cards. Courts are difficult. This book lays them bare. 3. It’s a fun read. Thanks to Janet’s conversational flair, reading Naked Tarot is like chatting with a friend over tea. No. Make that a hot pink cosmo. ~ Natalie Zaman, Wandering Witch and author of Magical Destinations of the Northeast

  • Naked Tarot
    Janet Boyer
    Vibrant, witty, and full of wisdom, Janet Boyer’s newest book, Naked Tarot, is a gourmet feast for those hungering for Tarot insights. Her words magically and magnetically guide us to consume her instructions and follow her astute pointers, helping us discover our core connections with each card. Because of Janet’s upbeat tone, Naked Tarot is an easy read—yet the content is meaningfully deep and esoterically perceptive. Her reader-friendly discussions on how to use the cards are thoughtfully detailed and well-organized. Positively delightful, the book assists beginning readers in developing a firm foundation for building their Tarot practice, while also providing tools enabling the advanced reader to soar to new mystical heights. ~ Kooch Daniels, author Tarot at a Crossroads

  • Naked Tarot
    Janet Boyer
    In Naked Tarot, Janet Boyer leverages her significant experience with Tarot to break down each of the cards into impressive detail. While other books may tell you how each card’s meaning changes with different questions and points of curiosity, Naked Tarot does it an utterly unique and sassy (sometimes, NSFW) way, calling up contexts and references I haven’t seen in other books. From using the Tarot to explore a personality, find a career, solve a problem and deepen your spirituality—to divining the future and even discovering your Disney totem—Naked Tarot covers all the bases. It’s a significant undertaking by someone well worthy of the task. ~ Tierney Sadler, Author/Creator of the Deck of 1000 Spreads

  • Naked Tarot
    Janet Boyer
    Janet Boyer's newest book Naked Tarot is a hard hitting, belly-laugh inducing, no nonsense guide to Tarot. Its audience, from beginners through experienced readers, can aim for the underbelly with their clients with the help of this book. Drilling straight to the core Naked Tarot enables the Tarot to reveal depth, hurt and hope in a contemporary language. It broadens the reader's horizons with innovative spreads and correspondences--including Australian Flower Essences. I couldn’t put in down; it was like reading a racy Tarot thriller on a rollercoaster! For example, Janet’s description of the Knight of Swords includes the "first rumblings of revolution with spray cans and crowbars". Naked Tarot deserves to be a key Tarot text for those readers with a contemporary, direct style. ~ Jenne Perlstein

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