My new book is out!
BE YOUR OWN ASTROLOGER
(Cico Books March 2015)
About ‘Be Your Own Astrologer’ by Joanna Watters
This book is designed to show you how astrology really works and is also a “cookbook”, offering a “take” on all the planets in each sign. This means that you can read about your Moon sign, your Mercury sign, your Venus sign and so on, and assemble all the astrological parts in order to understand the whole. You can then move on to study the horoscope in action, comparing your birth chart to the movement of the planets, in order to reveal the key events of your life in the past, present and future.
I loved writing this book as it was my chance to write up all my personal findings. You won’t find these interpretations in any other astrological literature – all the examples are taken directly from my own client work and research, including stacks of celebrities known to us all from the worlds of film, literature, sport, politics and monarchy.
Chapter 1 – Sun Signs
Chapter 2 – The Planets through the Signs
Chapter 3 – The Houses and the Ascendant (or Rising Sign)
Chapter 4 – Aspects and Aspect Patterns
Chapter 5 – Prediction – Cycles, Returns and Transits
Reviews of ‘Be Your Own Astrologer’
‘The narrative is top-notch; it’s easy to follow, well organized, and will quickly give the absolute beginner a quantum boost to the next level of astrological knowledge.’
‘The further the beginner gets into this book, the more engaging yet complex the material becomes. The later chapters mark entry points into further studies, but with Be Your Own Astrologer, you get the overall landscape of what astrology is all about.’
Dell Horoscope magazine, September 2015 issue
Read my other books:
Astrology for Today & Tarot for Today
Since moving to Greece, Joanna has written two books ‘Astrology for Today’ and ‘Tarot for Today’. Both books are available from Amazon in the UK and here are a couple of snippets and testimonials from the reviews of the books on the Amazon website.
Many people dismiss astrology as irrelevant to today’s issues or associate it with watered down “star” readings. This book updates both views, showing how astrology has its place in the modern world. Joanna guides readers through all the elements of the horoscope, using clear text and colourful charts and diagrams.
Rather than simply looking at historical meanings, she focuses on how different elements can symbolically work to influence and reflect personal situations and relationships. Readers most wish to know about family and friends, relationships, wealth, career, and health. Using working examples and case studies, she shows how planets, signs, houses, and aspects work together to paint a personal astrological picture. Astrology can also help predict how situations may develop in the future. If our horoscope represents a frozen moment in time – our birth – after this moment, the planets carry on moving. How this movement compares to the original chart is the realm of prediction, and the author shows how transits and progressions, the movements of the planets, bring a chart to life.
Very informative, and extremely useful – I have found I can complete birthcharts properly without having to resort to books for explanations anymore. SairahRose
Rather than an arcane craft, tarot can be a tool for understanding and resolving situations and problems in contemporary life. By modernizing the meanings of the cards and showing how they relate to the way people live now, readers gain and share insights that apply directly to their personal, family, working and social lives. By using this book, you will not only master the meanings of all the different cards but will be able to find the answers to specific questions as well as to direct the course of the rest of your life.
Tarot is a craft that anyone can learn and this book presents the Tarot as a widely accessible acquired skill, with its own special brand of magic:
- Very practical with advice and exercises for gaining and sharing insights about the cards in a contextual setting
- Casts light on contemporary problems and situations
- Guidelines for consultations and for wearing the ‘tarot-reader’s hat’
- Suitable for people wanting to learn the Tarot from scratch but with plenty of information and working examples for the more advanced student
- Focuses on the content of readings.
I have always been interested in tarot, but have never until now found a book that is so relevant ‘to today’ (as the title says)… The book tries, and succeeds, in dispensing with the stigma attached to the craft of the tarot and gives the reader a confidence that many other books do not. It is made clear from the beginning that ‘divination’ is not something to be relied on, and that the author is not in the business of ‘fortune telling’ so much as wearing the “therapists hat”. So, instead of being submerged in the deep end of mystical symbolism, we are presented with clear charts, a fresh outlook and fascinating insights. Personally, I felt that the plain English, clear layout and fantastic artwork and photography throughout the book made it a joy to read.
The book is based on fact and on the author’s obviously extensive experience. Almost every card is related back to a reading she has done, which makes it so much easier to understand the cards in practice and the way that meanings and symbolism associated with a particular card can subtly or explicitly change depending on the person being read for, and the relationship of the card to others in the spread.
The book makes it clear that tarot is quite simply a form of counselling and therapy with a difference; something that everyone needs from time to time! If you are looking for something a little different and refreshing, then definitely, pick this. Recommended! Zara Ellis