I am often asked for recommendations for the best astrology books to buy. Sometimes people what to know the best astrology books for beginners, while others want to know the best astrology books for Egyptian, Celtic or Mayan astrology.
As a result, I've put together a list of the best astrology books I've found. I will add to this list as I come across more books that I recommend.
Best Books to Learn Modern Astrology – Beginners through Advanced
Llwellyn's Complete Book of Astrology: The Easy Way to Learn Astrology is a great resource for astrology beginners. It's comprehensive and written in an easy-to-understand manner, covering everything from zodiac signs to how to interpret a chart. It includes instruction on relationships, money, career, and applying what you learn to day-to-day-life.
The Twelve Houses by Howard Sasportas – If you're looking for more information on houses and how they effect different areas of your life, this book is the one you want. Sasportas ranks among the best astrologers of all times and his book lives up to his reputation. It's perfect for beginners and intermediates looking to learn more about houses, aspects, moon nodes, Chiron, the planets, etc. There are numerous examples to help you understand how to put everything together.
Astrology, Karma and Transformation: The Inner Dimensions of the Birth Chart is an ideal astrology book to start with if you want more of a psychological and spiritual insight into astrology, this astrology book is the place to start. It really explains how the planets affect karma. You'll also learn about ascendants, transits and progressions. You don't need to be a professional astrologer to understand Astrology, Karma and Transformation, but you might want to have a basic understanding of astrology before tackling it.
Aspects in Astrology: A Guide to Understanding Planetary Relationships in the Horoscope – Like the title suggests, this astrology book is about aspects – how the planets relate to each other to create your individual chart and planetary influences. Good for intermediate and advanced students, this book explains how to use aspects in daily astrology readings and covers every possible planetary combination.
Lunar Nodes: Discover Your Soul's Karmic Mission – This astrology book gives you valuable insight into one of the most powerful forces in your astrology chart – the lunar nodes. It covers chart interpretation, prediction, personality, physical appearance, relationship, and so much more. It is a good reference for all levels of students – beginner to advanced.
Predicting Events With Astrology is a good book for intermediate and advanced astrology students. It thoroughly explains how to do predictive astrology for all areas of life – love, money, career, health, children, death, and more. It's easy-to-read and is filled with examples.
Best Celtic Astrology Books
The Healing Power of Trees: Spiritual Journeys Through the Celtic Tree Calendar is an insightful book on Celtic Astrology, revealing the gifts and guidance offered by the 15 trees in the Celtic Tree Calendar. It guides you on the astrological meanings of each tree, its ruling planet, and more.
Celtic Tree Mysteries: Secrets of the Ogham – This is a great guide into learning the Celtic Ogham and Tree Alphabet. It also has nice insight into each tree that makes up the Celtic Tree Astrology signs.
Best Mayan Astrology Books
How to Practice Mayan Astrology: The Tzolkin Calendar and Your Life Path is a lovely Mayan Astrology book covering the day-signs, the cycles of the Mayan Calendar, the Four Directions, and the importance of the planet Venus. It also provides charts to help you cast your own Mayan horoscope. While it's a contemporary version of Mayan Astrology, it is grounded in traditional Mayan Astrology. It does a nice job of breaking the complexities of the Mayan Calendar down to an easy-to-understand subject.
Signs of Time: An Introduction to Mesoamerican Astrology nicely explains Mesoamerican (e.g., Mayan, Aztec) astrology for the complete beginner. It covers day-signs, cycles, Venus, planetary pairs (e.g., Uranus-Pluto and Jupiter-Saturn), and more. The author did a good job merging Mesomarican and Western astrology.
The Mayan Calendar User's Guide: How to Apply Mayan Astrology to Your Daily Life – The author studied Mayan Astrology while living with the Maya in Guatemala. This astrology book teaches the meaning of day-signs, how to use day-signs in your daily life, and how to create various Mayan astrological charts.
Mayan Calendar Astrology: Mapping Your Inner Cosmos – This Mayan Astrology book provides you with a very thorough understanding of Mayan Astrology and the Mayan Calendar. You'll learn how to identify your Mayan day-sign, how to make your horoscope chart, how to do relationship compatibility readings, and more.
Best Egyptian Astrology Books
The Zodiac of Paris: How an Improbable Controversy over an Ancient Egyptian Artifact Provoked a Modern Debate between Religion and Science – Our knowledge of the Egyptian zodiac comes from the Dendera Zodiac – the oldest known representation of the 12 zodiac signs. It was discovered by the French during Napoleon's campaign in Egypt. The Zodiac of Paris is a wonderfully, vivid retelling of how the discovery of the Dendera Zodiac challenged science, religion and politics during the French Revolution.
I hope you enjoy these astrology books as much as I have!