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Understanding the Planetary Myths by [Tenzin-Dolma, Lisa]
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  • 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
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I really enjoyed reading this book and I'm sure that it will be a reference book that I go back to again and again.
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.
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At first glance this may seem like a book for the serious astrologer. Though they will find this book an important source of ideas, the book has a much wider appeal.
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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I thought I knew something about Greco-Roman mythology until I read this book. Lisa's book is an excellent primer on the role of the planets and asteroids in natal charts and the archetypes that underlie them. Whether you are new to astrology or adept in the subject you will get a better understanding of the forces at play in our natal charts. If you're simply someone with an interest in mythology, you will gain a better appreciation of some of the delightful characters in Greek and Roman myths.
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This is a fascinating book which I return to time and time again. As well as being really well researched and written, I just love the approach of this book as it really lets you absorb the archetypes of astrology and adds a different perspective to how you look at potential interpretations. I used to fear Saturn, Pluto and Mars from my original learnings about astrology, but through this book I have gained an understanding and acceptance of their energy and purpose. It's interesting to think of the planets as people and personalities rather than objects in space and it has really added to my enjoyment of astrology. This book goes into both the Greek and Roman mythology for each God and their relationships with other Gods and any related festivals and history. It also details the physical qualities of the planet and another section of how each archetype/planet works in your natal chart and then goes into further detail about the astrological rulers and symbology. The other really cool thing about this book is that it also goes into the same detail with the asteroids; Chiron, Ceres, Juno, Pallas Athene and Vesta. Chiron is particularly busy in my chart so I found it personally very useful. It was this book and subsequent discussion about my chart and astrology with my friend Lisa, the book's author, that led to my chart being used in her latest astrology book - Teach Yourself Astrology. Both books make a great companion to each other - TYA for the mechanics and practical astrology and UTPM for the archetypal resonances and a deeper understanding.
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This is a very good book for any true Astrologer. It gives insights into the fundamental depths of the astrological archetypes which find expression through the day to day lives of Humans. These are all the Myths/Sciences of the ancient greeks, who works were plagiarised from the Kemites, so this is as close to the source of ancient Wisdom as you can get without studying ancient African civilisations, Highly Recommended.
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