How Can I Learn More About Astrology? Building Your Astrological Library


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“From every book invisible threads reach out to other books; and as the mind comes to use and control those threads the whole panorama of the world’s life, past and present, becomes constantly more varied and interesting, while at the same time the mind’s own powers of reflection and judgment are exercised and strengthened.” -Helen E. Haines

One of the most frequent questions that I receive is: “What books can I read if I want to learn more about astrology?”   In this post, I would like to do my part by offering up some suggestions.

While this is not an exhaustive list, I would say that any avid seeker of astrological information and knowledge, at any level can benefit from these titles. I have not placed the books in any particular order, but they range from the basic Sun sign variety to books which explain more complex and sophisticated astrological techniques. I hope you enjoy and I wish you well on your cosmic journey.


(1) Astrology: A Cosmic Science – Isabel Hickey
(2) The Astrology of Self-Discovery – Tracy Marks
(3) Astrology, Psychology and The Four Elements – Stephen Arroyo
(4) Choice Centered Astrology: The Basics- Gail Fairfield
(5) Chart Interpretation Handbook – Stephen Arroyo
(6) Heaven Knows What- Grant Lewi
(7) Astrology For The Millions- Grant Lewi
(8) Horoscope Symbols- Robert Hand
(9) The Inner Sky- Steven Forrest
(10) Mythic Astrology- Ariel Guttman
(11) Mythic Astrology Applied- Ariel Guttman
(12) Susie’s Sun Sign- Susie Cox
(13) Relating- Liz Greene
(14) Parker’s Astrology- Derek & Julia Parker
(15) Person Centered Astrology- Dane Rudhyar
(16) The Astrology of Personality- Dane Rudhyar

(17) The Only Way To Learn Astrology Vol I – March & McEvers

(18) Astrology, Karma and Transformation- Stephen Arroyo

(19) Phoenix Rising: The Astrological Pluto – Haydn Paul
(20) Healing Pluto Problems- Donna Cunningham
(21) The Book of Pluto- Steven Forrest
(22) The 12 Houses- Howard Sasportas
(23) Practicing The Cosmic Science- Stephen Arroyo
(24) Relationships & Life Cycles- Stephen Arroyo
(25) Cycles of Becoming – Alexander Ruperti
(26) The Changing Sky- Stephen Forrest
(27) The Gods of Change- Howard Sasportas
(28) Skymates: Love, Sex and Evolutionary Astrology- Steven Forrest
(29) The 12th House – Tracy Marks
(30) The Magic Thread- Richard Idemon
(31) Through The Looking Glass – Richard Idemon
(32) The Development of The Personality- Howard Sasportas & Liz Greene
(33) Dynamics of The Unconscious- Howard Sasportas & Liz Greene
(34) The Inner Planets- Howard Sasportas & Liz Greene


(35) Destiny In The Birthchart- Howard Sasportas
(36) The Luminaries- Howard Sasportas & Liz Greene
(37) Retrograde Planets- Erin Sullivan
(38) Astrology For Lovers- Liz Greene
(39) Saturn in Transit- Erin Sullivan
(40) The Mars Book- Donna Van Toen
(41) Astrology For The Soul- Jan Spiller
(42) Pluto: The Evolutionary Journey of The Soul- Jeff Green
(43) Solar Arcs – Noel Tyl
(44) Synthesis & Counseling in Astrology – Noel Tyl
(45) The A-Z Horoscope Maker & Delineator- Llewellyn George
(46) Alan Oken’s Complete Astrology- Alan Oken
(47) Archetypes of The Zodiac- Kathleen Burt
(48) The Art of Chart Interpretation- Tracy Marks
(49) Visionary Dreamer: The Astrological Neptune- Hadyn Paul
(50) The Astrologer’s Handbook- Sakoian & Acker

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(51) Transits Simplified- Sakoian & Acker
(52) The Art of Synthesis- Alan Leo
(53) Astrological Insights Into Personality- Betty Lundsted
(54) Aspects in Astrology- Sue Tompkins
(55) Astrological Aspects- Jeane Avery
(56) An Astrological Triptych- Dane Rudhyar
(57) Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs- Linda Goodman
(58) Astrology & Consciousness- Rio Olesky
(59) Astrology Alive – Barbara Schermer
(60) The New Astrology For Women- Jessica Adams
(61) Astrology and Spiritual Awakening- Gregory Bogart
(62) Astrology and Meditation- Gregory
(63) Jupiter- Stephen Arroyo
(64) Jupiter- Eve Jackson
(65) Astrology and Spiritual Development- Donna Cunningham
(66) Astrology For The Light Side of The Brain- Kim Rogers-Gallagher
(67) Astrology For Yourself- Bloch & George
(68) Astrology In Action- John St. Clair
(69) The Astrology of Fate – Liz Greene

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(70) The Astrology of Transformation- Dane Rudhyar

(71) Woman To Woman- Gloria Star

(72) Compendium of Astrology- Lineman & Popelka

(73) Esoteric Astrology- Alice Bailey
(74) Essays on Astrology – Robert Hand
(75) Evolutionary Astrology – Ray Merriman
(76) The Moment of Astrology- Geoffrey Cornelius
(77) Expanding Astrology’s Universe – Zip Dobyns
(78) Alive & Well Series: Neptune, Pluto, Uranus – Bil Tierney
(79) Foundations of Personality – Karen Hamaker- Zondag
(80) Journey Through The Birthchart- Joanne Wickenburg
(81) The Astrology of Human Relationships- Sakoian & Acker
(82) Synastry- Ronald Davison
(83) The Night Speaks- Steven Forrest
(84) The Practical Astrologer- Nick Campion
(85) How To Read Your Astrological Chart- Donna Cunningham
(86) An Astrological Guide To Self- Awareness- Donna Cunningham
(87) Astrology: A Language of Life – Robert Blaschke
(88) The Lunation Cycle – Dane Rudhyar
(89) Planets in Solar Return – Mary Shea
(90) Planets in Synastry – E.W. Neville

(91) How To Handle Your Human Relations – Lois Sargeant

(92) Therapeutic Astrology – Greg Bogart
(93) The Consulting Astrologer’s Guidebook- Donna Cunningham
(94) Astrological Counseling – Christina Rose
(95) The Astrologer’s Guide To Counseling – B. Rosenblum
(96) The Astrologer, The Counselor & The Priest: Two Seminars on Astrological Counseling – Liz Greene & J. Sharman Burke
(97) A Handbook For The Self-Employed Astrologer – Robert Blaschke
(98) The Node Book- Kevin Burk
(99)Yesterday’s Sky – Steven Forrest
(100) North Node Astrology- Elizabeth Spring
(101) Cosmos & Psyche- Richard Tarnas
(102) Prometheus The Awakener – Richard Tarnas
(103) Apollo’s Chariot: The Meaning of The Astrological Sun- Liz Greene
(104) Uranus: The Constant of Change – Eric Meyers
(105) Between Past & Presence- Eric Meyers
(106) Mapping The Psyche: Vols I & II – Clare Martin
(107) Elements & Evolution – Eric Meyers
(108) Dynamics of Aspect Analysis – Bil Tierney
(109) Moon Phases – Martin Goldsmith
(110) The Book of The Moon – Steven Forrest
(111) The House Connection – Karen Hamaker- Zondag
(112) Spiritual Astrology – Jan Spiller
(113) Understanding The Birth Chart – Kevin Burk
(114) Houses of The Horoscope – Alan Oken
(115) Rulers of The Horoscope – Alan Oken
(116) The Rulership Book – Rex Bills
(117) Astrological Thesaurus – Michael Munkasey
(118) How To Be A Great Astrologer – James Braha
(119) Astrology: A Divine Science – Marcia Moore & Mark Douglas
(120)  Aspects and Personality- Karen Hamaker- Zondag
(121) The Mars Quartet – Bell, Costello, Reinhardt & Greene
(122) Love Planets – M.J. Abadie & Claudia Bader
(123) Book of Jupiter – Marilyn Waram
(124) Book of Neptune – Marilyn Waram
(125) Book of Uranus – Joan Negus
(126) Your Greatest Strength – Grant Lewi


(127) Book of Saturn – Zip Dobyns
(128) Astrology For Everyone – Evangeline Adams
(129) The Weiser Concise Guide To Practical Astrology – Priscilla Costello
(130) Astrological Aspects – Rudhyar & Rael
(131) Revolutionary Spirit: The Astrological Uranus – Haydn Paul
(132) The God in Between : The Study of The Astrological Mercury- Freda Edis
(133) Cosmic Love- Jan Spiller
(134) The Outer Planets & Their Cycles- Liz Greene
(135) The Arrow’s Ascent- Eric Meyers
(136) The Astrological Neptune- Liz Greene
(137) Finding Our Way Through The Dark – Demetra George
(138) Gate of Rebirth: Astrology, Regeneration & 8th House Mysteries – Hadyn Paul
(139) The Astrological Moon – Haydn Paul
(140) Lord of The Light: The Astrological Sun – Haydn Paul
(141) Perfect Together: Astrology, Karma and You – Alice Loffredo
(142) The Astrology Encyclopedia – James Lewis
(143) Planets in Aspect – Pelletier
(144) Planets in Youth – Robert Hand
(145) Planets in Transit – Robert Hand
(146) Planets in Composite – Robert Hand
(147) Planets in Houses- Pelletier
(148) Astronomy for Astrologers – John Filbey
(149) Jupiter/Saturn Conference Lectures – Stephen Arroyo & Liz Greene
(150) Planets: The Astrological Tools – Joan McEvers
(151) Your Sun Sign as a Spiritual Guide – Swami Kriyananda

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(152) The New Way to Learn Astrology – Basil Fearrington
(153) Astrological Life Cycles – John Townley
(154) Planets in Love – John Townley
(155) Karmic Astrology Series – Martin Schulman
(156) The Ascendant – Martin Schulman
(157) The Ascendant – Jodie Forest
(158) The Rising Sign – Jeanne Avery
(159) Celestial Harmony – Martin Schulman
(160) Character and Fate: Psychology of The Birthchart – Katherine Merlin
(161) Images of The Psyche: Exploring the Planets Through Psychology and Myth – Christine Valentine
(162) Uranus: Freedom From The Known – Jeff Green
(163) Twelve Times Twelve – Joan McEvers
(164) From Pioneer To Poet- Isabelle Pagan

(165) On The Heavenly Spheres: A Treatise on Traditional Astrology- Helena Avelar & Luis Ribeiro

(166)Introduction to Traditional Natal Astrology : A Complete Working Guide for Modern Astrologers – Charles Obert

(167) The Houses: Temples of the Sky- Deborah Houlding

(168) Astrology and the Authentic Self -Demetra George

(169) The Stars – L. Edward Johndro

“Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one.”
-Augustine Birrell                                                             

The Metaphysical Book List

“The love of books is a love which requires neither justification, apology, nor defense.”

-J.A. Langford, The Praise of Books (1880)

Synthesizing and combining broad bases of knowledge is something I’ve been interested in ever since I can remember. The sense that there’s a unifying thread running through everything in our lives.

The study of metaphysical thought is something which has broadened and deepened my existence. It’s my hope that you may find value in this list of books I’ve put together. It’s up to us to analyze the information with critical eyes and insert the knowledge and wisdom into our life philosophy where we feel it’s applicable.

(1) The Meaning of Life (and other lectures on fundamental issues) – Rudolf Steiner
(2) Wisdom of The Mystic Masters- Joseph J. Weed
(3) First Steps In Inner Development – Rudolf Steiner
(4) Incarnation To Reinacarnation – Richard and Isabella Ingalese
(5) Your Power of Natural Knowing – Vernon Howard
(6) Secrets of Higher Success – Vernon Howard
(7) Secrets of mental Magic: How To Use Your Full Power of Mind = Vernon Howard
(8) Creative Mind and Success – Ernest Holmes
(9) Secrets of Creative Visualization – Phillip Cooper
(10) Resurrection – Neville
(11) Awakened Imagination – Neville
(12) The Science of Mind – Ernest Holmes
(13) It’s Up To You – Ernest Holmes
(14) This Thing Called You – Ernest Holmes
(15) The Basic Ideas of Science of Mind- Ernest Holmes
(16) Positive Uses of Psychic Energy – Manly P. Hall
(17) Practical Mental Influence and Mental Fascination – William Walker Atkinson
(18) Thoughts are Things – Prentice Mulford
(19) Adventures In Understanding – Manly P. Hall
(20) Practical Mysticism – Evelyn Underhill
(21) Metaphysical Primer: A Guide To Understanding Metaphysics – Deborah Hughes, Jane Robertson-Boudreaux
(22) Self- Unfoldment By Disciplines of Realization – Manly P. Hall
(23)The Mystic Masters – Vernon Howard
(24) Initiation – Elisabeth Haich
(25) Life is Real Only Then When I Am- Gurdjieff
(26) Living Within: The Yoga Approach To Psychological Health and Growth
(27) Psychic Energy: How To Change Desires into Realities: Joseph J. Weed
(28) Esoteric Encyclopedia of Eternal Knowledge – Vernon Howard
(29) Spiritual Growth: Being Your Higher  Self – Sanaya Roman
(30) Twelve World Teachers – Manly P. Hall
(31) Metaphysics: The Science of Life – Anthony J. Fisichella
(32) Wisdom In Practice – Vera Stanley Alder
(33) The Spiritual Heritage of India – Swami Prabhavananda
(34) In Tune With The Infinite – Ralph Waldo Trine
(35) The Spiritual Universe and You – Ernest Holmes
(36) The Still Small Voice – Robert Wall Crary
(37) Creative Visualization- Shakti Gawain
(38) Observations – Ernest Holmes
(39) Living With Joy – Sanaya Roman
(40) Dream Symbolism – Manly P. Hall
(41) Creative Self-Transformation Through Meditation – Swami Parampanthi
(42) The Mentalist’s Handbook – Clint Marsh
(43) Esoteric Mind Power – Vernon Howard
(44) The Key of The Mysteries – Eliphas Levi
(45) The Yoga of Power – Julius Evola
(46) Creative Visualization: HowTo Use Imagery and Imagination For Self Improvement – Ronald Shone
(47) The Secret of The Golden Flower: A Chinese Book of Life – Richard Wilhelm
(48) The Prophet – Kahlil Gibran
(49) Spiritual Sayings of Kahlil Gibran
(50) The Occult World – A.P. Sinnett

(51) A Dictionary of Symbols – J.E. Cirlot
(52) Man and His Symbols – Carl Jung
(53) Discipleship In The New Age ( Vol. I, II) – Alice A. Bailey
(54) Letters on Occult Meditation – Alice A. Bailey
(55) The Unfinished Autobiography – Alice A. Bailey
(56) The Essential Steiner: Basic Wrirings of Rudolf Steiner – Robert A. McDermott (Editor)
(57) The Lost Keys of Freemasonry – Manly P. Hall
(58) Initiation Human and Solar – Alice A. Bailey
(59) Glamour: A World Problem – Alice A. Bailey
(60) From Intellect To Intuition – Alice A. Bailey
(61) The Noble Eightfold Path – Manly P. Hall
(62) What The Ancient Wisdom Expects of Its Disciples – Manly P. Hall
(63) Dictionary of The Occult – Harry E. Wedeck
(64) Unto Thee I Grant – Revised by Sri Ramatherio
(65) A Compilation On Sex – Alice A. Bailey
(66) The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
(67) Warrior of The Light: A Manual – Paulo Coelho
(68) The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling – James Hillman
(69) Ponder on This – Alica A. Bailey
(70) A Manual of Mental Science – Leander Edmund Whipple
(71) Napkin Notes on The Art of Living – Gary Michael Durst, Ph.D
(72) Intuition: Knowing Beyong Logic – Osho
(73) The Secret Doctrine – H.P. Blavatsky
(74) Manifestations of Karma – Rudolf Steiner
(75) Theosophy – Rudolf Steiner
(76) Intuitive Thinking As a Spiritual Path – Rudolf Steiner
(77)  reincarnation and Karma: Five Lectures by Rudolf Steiner
(78) Mystery Knowledge and Mystery Centres – Rudolf Steiner
(79) The Creative Process in The Individual – Thoma Troward
(80) The Edinburgh and Dore Lectures On Mental Science – Thomas Troward
(81) The Act of Meditation – Robert R. Leichtman and Carl Japikse
(82) The Inner Side of Life – Robert R. Leichtman, M.D.
(83) The Philosophy of Ernest Holmes: Holmes Papers Volume I- Compliled by George Bendall
(84) Transcendental Meditation: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the Science of Creative Intelligence- Jack Forem


(85) Spiritual Awareness – Ernest Holmes
(86) The Inner Life – Charles Leadbeater
(87) Creative Meditation and Visualization – David Fontana
(88) Esoteric Development – Rudolf Steiner (Lectures and Writings)
(89) Esoteric Orders and Their Work – Dion Fortune
(90) The Nature of Personal Reality: A Seth Book – Jane Roberts
91) The Dream Encyclopedia – James R. Lewis
(92) Opening To Channel: How To Connect With Your Guide – Sanaya Roman, Duane Packer
(93) Personal Power Through Awareness – Sanaya Roman
(94) The Alchemy of Opposites – Rodolfo Scarfalloto
(95) Creative Mind: Tapping The Power Within – Ernest Holmes
(96) The law and The Word – Thomas Troward
(97) The Ancient Wisdom -Annie Basant
(98) The Art of Life – Ernest Holmes
(99) Talks to Students on Occult Philosophy – Manly P. Hall
(100) The Life of Spirit (Vol. I, II, III) – Robert Leichtman and Carl Japikse
(101) The Individual and The Nature of Mass Events: A Seth Book – Jane Roberts
(102) Your Faith Is Your Fortune – Neville

(103)  The Mystical Qabalah – Dion Fortune

(104) The Qabalah Workbook For Magicians – Anita Kraft

(105) The Twelve Universal Laws of Success – Herbert Harris

(106) Your Life, Why It Is The Way It Is and What You Can Do About It: Understanding the Universal Laws – Bruce McArthur

(107) Before You Think Another Thought – Bruce Doyle III

“The love of books, the golden key that opens the enchanted door.”

– Andrew Lang, ‘Ballade of  the Bookworm’