The Horoscope in Manifestation : Psychology and Prediction, Paperback

The Horoscope in Manifestation : Psychology and Prediction Paperback

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 265 pages
  • Publisher: CPA Press
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  • Category: Star signs & horoscopes
  • ISBN: 9781900869164



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This book contains the transcripts of two related lectures given by Liz Greene in 1996. In the first lecture, "Complexes and Projection," Greene first introduces readers to the concept of psychological complexes and then explores how to see them in the birth chart. In the second lecture, "A Psychological Approach to Transits and Progressions," she focuses on predictive astrology, looking at how planetary movements show which complexes in a person's chart are likely to be the most active at any given time. I think whether or not you like this book will have a lot to do with whether you favor a psychological or traditional approach to astrology. The book description suggests that it offers a way to reconcile these two schools of thought. It does, but Greene is a psychological astrologer and her explanations will probably go over best with astrologers who are open to that approach. Simplifying greatly, she sees complexes as having so much energy that they can manifest in real-world ways (illnesses, conflicts with other people, etc.), an explanation that traditional astrologers may find insufficient.I both enjoyed reading this book and found it helpful on a practical level. The material in the first lecture about complexes was interesting enough, but I really appreciated Greene's thoughts on predictive astrology. I thought her discussion of how transits and progressions can be interpreted in three ways—teleological, emotional, and material—was useful, especially when she advises readers not to ignore the feelings of their clients who are suffering, miserable, and not ready to hear What A Wonderful Learning Experience this horrible time in their lives is supposed to be. I was also intrigued by how she sees transits, secondary progressions, and solar arc directions as all being valid, but operating at different levels. I'd recommend this book to any astrologer interested in both the psychological and event-oriented ways of seeing predictive astrology, except that at the time of this writing, it's quite the challenge to find this book (published in the UK) in the United States at a reasonable price.