This work is a delightful explanation of astrology and its connections with our spiritual selves. It begins with Koolman's perspective on the value of understanding ourselves and our potentials better through using astrology as guide, and as a means to gain greater compassion for ourselves and others. She explains the basic components of astrology, and shows the reader how to manifest the best in each expression. Exercises are included to encourage the reader to really understand a particular placement of a planet in a sign. For example, in order to understand Venus placements, the reader is encouraged to "Try to pick out the way your friends express affection, and ask if they feel more loved that way. Check it in yourself as well." A careful application of this insightful book will leave an astrology novice with a much greater understanding of his or her own astrological makeup. The strengths and weaknesses of all signs are explored as well as thorough explanations of the zodiac, the houses, the Nodes of the Moon and the planets. Through Koolman's gentle and clear explication of a complex subject, we learn that we are all very different, and yet that we are all One. A highly recommended beginner book!
This book is written with the newbie in mind, yet it is chocked full of informative topics that should enlighten even the intermediate and advanced student. Successfully covers astrological topics that most beginning books don't or won't attempt. An instructive and unassuming guide for all levels.