Astrology: Understanding the Birth Chart

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Llewellyn Publications, 2001 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 351 pages
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In  Astrology: Understanding the Birth Chart, Kevin Burk takes you step-by-step from the core basics to the finer complexities of chart interpretation while avoiding sidetracks into obscure techniques and fuzzy thinking. As a teacher, Burk also understands that a real grasp of the subject entails more than just learning the techniques-it also involves grasping the underlying principles that make those techniques valid.

Astrology: Understanding the Birth Chart is designed to be useful to all students of astrology, from beginners to more advanced practitioners, and will help you develop an integrated, synthesized approach to understanding the birth chart. You will discover how classical astrology can enrich your understanding of the planets, signs, and houses. You will explore the meaning of the Lunar Nodes, eclipses, the angles, retrograde planets, and aspect patterns. You will also learn how to identify key themes in the chart, and how to relate the different aspects and elements together to gain a holistic understanding of the birth chart-and of the individual. An up-to-date listing of astrological organizations and software programs is included that offers a wealth of resources for any astrologer.

In short, this is a well-designed course that provides a solid foundation for anyone who is interested in practicing astrology quickly and with confidence. While many books at this level simply give you a set of techniques and ready-made interpretations, this book will give you a deeper grasp of an art and science that has its expression in the world around us, but its roots in the invisible world of primal origins.

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Review: Astrology: Understanding the Birth Chart: A Comprehensive Guide to Classical Interpretation

User Review  - Nadia - Goodreads

Wow, just wow- a must have when it comes to learning Astrology; he is clear, concise and to the point about chart reading and the basics- please get it if you are into Astrology, it is well worth the $ :D! Read full review

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User Review  - Solar-Moon - LibraryThing

This is one of the best books I have found on interpreting natal charts. The author does a good job describing the process and how everything fits together. Read full review

About the author (2001)

Kevin Burk (California) holds a Level IV NCGR certification in astrological counseling and has practiced astrology in the San Diego area since 1993. His website ( has won several internet awards for design and content, and has hosted more than 400,000 visitors since its inception.

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