Astrology Book Recommendations & Resources

I often get asked what books do I recommend for those who want to start learning astrology and while I did a post about this is was a while ago, here’s an updated list so I’ve put up and I also included books for those interested in learning astrological magic too.


  • Hellenistic Astrology: the study of fate and fortune – Chris Brennan (great for all levels)
  • Astrology: using the wisdom of the stars in your everyday life - Carole Taylor (beginners)
  • Parker's Astrology – Julia and Derek Parker (all levels but especially interesting for beginners / intermediate)
  • Astrology for the soul – Jan Spiller (beginners / intermediate)
  • The Twelve Houses: Exploring the houses of the Horoscope - Howard Sasportas & Darby Costello (beginner / intermediate)
  • Aspects in Astrology – Sue Tompkins (intermediate / advanced)
  • Cosmos and Psyche – Richard Tarnas (any level but if you already have a background in Astrology the book will make more sense)
  • Chart interpretation Handbook – Stephen Arroyo (beginners)
  • Astrology, karma & transits – Stephen Arroyo (intermediate)
  • The Changing Sky – Steven Forrest (intermediate / advanced)
  • Retrograde planets – Erin Sulliva (intermediate / advanced)
  • Saturn: A new look at an old devil – Liz Greene (intermediate / advanced)
  • Planets in Transit: Life Cycles for Living – Robert Hand (intermediate/ advanced)

Astrological Magic:

  • The Complete Piccatrix - Translated by Christopher Warnock and John Michael Greer
  • Secrets of Planetary Magic - Christopher Warnock
  • Fixed Star, Sign and Constellation Magic – Christopher Warnock, Nigel Jackson, Robert Place
  • Astral High Magic: De imaginibus of Thabit Ibn Qurra - Thabit Ibn Qurra, Christopher Warnock, John Michael Greer
  • The Celestial Art - Austin Coppock and Daniel A. Schulke

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