- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 933 KB
- Print Length: 193 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0572030320
- Publisher: Foulsham (25 Aug. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0098YZPJU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,024,484 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Understanding the Planetary Myths Kindle Edition
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Lisa Tenzin-Dolma give us a clear, step-by-step description of the Greek and Roman mythology for the planets and asteroids. She then describes an approach to understanding how these archetypes can be interpreted in combination in an astrological horoscope.
After the introduction and a brief chapter which includes a family tree of the early Olympians, there's a 10-page chapter for each planet and asteroid.
As well as the Sun, the Moon and the planets, the book includes chapters on the asteroids Chiron, Ceres, Juno, Pallas Athene and Vesta.
I like the distinctions that Lisa makes between Greek and Roman mythology. For example, whilst Saturn was "dark and vengeful" for the Greeks, he had a "work hard and play hard" reputation for the Romans.
There are insightful details throughout the book. I thought of Mars as just the god of war, but Lisa describes him as a warrior and a dancer. This now makes me view the planet Mars slightly differently in a natal chart.
For each chapter on a planet or asteroid there are sections on their birth, their personality traits, their special qualities, their attitude to relationships and sibling rivalry.
Crucially, there's a section on archetypal resonance which I think could be especially useful to astrologers. At the end of each chapter, Lisa writes about the planet's possible meaning in a natal chart and the planet's astrological rulerships.
Two short chapters at the end of the book describe how you could use the planetary myths to help understand a horoscope. For exmaple, Lisa describes how a Mars/Jupiter square echoes the strained relationship between Zeus and Ares.
I love this practical application of mythology to astrology.
Readers, like me, with no knowledge of astrology, will still find this book a great read. Using the planets as a backdrop, the book draws the reader into the stories and legends that lie behind them.
The book itself is written in an easy accessible style, suitable for almost every reader, it is well researched, and gives a thorough understanding of planetary myths. A great read!
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