This is a unique insight into the thinking of contemporary astrologers, and gives a fascinating view of the diversity of the astrological soup, from sun signs to financial, medical and psychological practices. Because of the narrative style, which runs at a fantastic pace, we are given words of wisdom, anecdotes and beliefs straight from the horses' mouths. In this sense, it is a book that will appeal to students of astrology, astrologers and those who are skeptical of astrolgy. The middle section of the book goes into the current scientific research on the validity of astrology, with attempts to prove its truths. This research is inconclusive, and for one who practices this as a profession, it is quite controversial but nevertheless, the value of astrology as a tool for self-awareness and personal growth is reason enough for its continuation. This book is essential reading as there is a vast global interest in the subject but relatively few practioners. It is all to easy to become isolated and treat astrology as a sacred cow, a panacea for all ills. Garry Phillipson manages to incorporate the full spectrum of the state of astrology today in a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting read!