A Beginner's Guide to Astrological Interpretation



Guides beginning students and professionals alike. Beyond cookbook interpretations. Profound, yet simply written By Levine, Joyce

This book teachers it readers how to interpret an astrological chart. It shows a step-by-step coherent system that anyone can understand. Readers learn how to translate the symbolism of astrology--planets, houses, and aspects--into the way people actually life.


"This is a wonderful book for the beginning astrologer who needs to learn the basics of astrology, as well as for the more advanced student who is making the jump into reading for others. Extremely thorough and easy to understand chapters on planetary meanings, sign and house meanings, as well as chart synthesis and interpretation make this an excellent resource book." -- Horoscope Guide's 1996 Yearbook. 1996 Astro-Annual. TOP SHELF BOOKS.\

From the Author

This book attempts to combine the art and science of astrology. Astrology is a symbolic language, and its symbols speak to each of us differently. No two astrologers look at a chart and see exactly the same picture.

 I practice astrology full time. The method of chart interpretation set forth in this book has been developed over the last twenty-five years of seeing clients. I work to give people a better understanding of themselves and how they can best actualize their potential. I accomplish this by pointing out their natural talents and addressing their inherent stumbling blocks. My approach is psychological, and I deal with deeply rooted issues, everyday concerns, and how deeply rooted issues affect everyday concerns. I do this by approaching charts based on the way people actually live.

 I know that astrologers frequently go through the chart house by house or planet by planet. For me, this doesn't make sense because life is not arranged that way. People coming in for consultations care about their families, their relationships, their careers, maybe their spiritual potential. They don't really care what the planets mean or what the aspects are. Obviously, this doesn't mean that I, as the astrologer, don't have to know these factors and consider them all. It just means I don't talk about them in this way. I give my clients what I believe helps them the most--information in plain English.

 By addressing topics such as family upbringing, relationships, and career, the consultation reflects the way people live. My orientation is very practical. I believe it's my job to interpret the planetary energies and to help my clients to understand those energies. As much as is humanly possible, I leave my own point of view out of the consultation. A right decision for me isn't necessarily correct for my clients. I let the chart tell me what I need to say.

About the Author

Joyce Levine is a professional astrologer with twenty-five years experience. Her training in psychology contributes to her approach to counseling/consulting with clients who range from individuals, couples, and families to businesses.

She also teaches astrology, meditation, visualization, and stress management classes and lectures to astrology associations, professional and business associations, colleges, and cruise ship passengers.

From Joyce's point of view, "Your chart is a picture of your life potential. Recognizing what you do well and naturally and recognizing your habitual stumbling blocks puts you on the right tract to achieving that potential."

Joyce's clients characterize her as "bringing metaphysical wonders down to earth." And those in the media must agree. She is the only astrologer in the Boston areas ever to have her picture on the front page of the Boston Globe as well as the front page of the Living/Arts Section. Joyce has been a guest on radio and television and has been a radio talk show host.

Joyce is currently the Chairperson for the Women in Business Committee at the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce. She is the Past President of the New England Astrological Association, a certified professional member of the American Federation of Astrologers since 1979, and Advisory Board Member of the National Council for Geocosmic Research and its Boston Chapter.