Lets start by saying that any book by Arroyo is better than no book from Arroyo. And that any book from Arroyo is better than about 90% of other astrology books out there. Having said that, this is not one of Arroyo's finset works, in my opinion. It is a book on some of the basics of relationship astrology, and it is directed at an audience of beginners and complete astrology novices. And here lies the snag with this book. Arroyo is such a refined astrologer, that a book of basics written by him, seems like a complete waste. Its like a gourmet chef teaching how to boil an egg. Or an Einstein teaching first graders their times tables. Reading this I was left with a feeling of dissapointment that after so many years of not publishing any new works, there was nothing here for me to sink my teeth into.
The book itself is of course well written and pulsing with Mr Arroyos very warm and insightful personality. But it is basically a book about Moon, Mars and Venus placements by sign (no mention of houses) and their role in relationships and compatibility. The intent here is that of looking at compatibility as energy exchange between individuals as signified by the energies of the elements and signs. Good concept, but he wrote about this much better and in more depth in his book "Relationships and life cycles".
Overall a perfectly good book, but a bit of a dissapointment to this old timer, who was anticipating an Arroyo book with a little more substance to it, maybe a little closer ot his classic Astrology, Karma and Transformation. But then, that would probably be asking too much. As such, glad this man is publishing at all and hoping to soon be hearing about more forthcoming titles from this exceptional author.
I love this book. I have read all of Steven Arroyo's books and found "Person to Person Astrology" to be quite insightful and comprehensive. I will be referring to this book for many years!