Many introductory books on astrology offer definitions for the basic symbolism of astrology without telling you how these definitions have been determined. If you are going to be able to use astrology in a personal and practical way, you have to understand the interconnective patterns behind the symbolism. If you are truly going to learn to “think astrologically,” you have to understand how the pattern of cyclical development applies to human behavior and potential.

Why is Aries associated with assertiveness? Why is Cancer associated with emotional sensitivity? Isn’t Pisces also associated with emotional sensitivity? What is the difference between the emotional sensitivity of Cancer and of Pisces? Why does Mercury symbolize our rational mind and Jupiter our abstract mind? Why does the 7th House symbolize general social relationships and the 8th House symbolize intimate one-to-one emotional sharing?

One purpose of this book is to explain how the basic symbolism of astrology is based upon the cyclical processes. Another purpose is to give you the ability to translate astrological terminology and symbolism into concepts that you can apply to your personal development.