A fun and sassy no-nonsense invitation to the practice of astrology with easy-to-understand tools for self-development and conscious living
Astrology books are typically either overly simplistic sun-sign books or overly complicated chart calculations filled with astro jargon. Astrology for Real Life goes beyond simple sun-sign interpretation and at the same time cuts through the complications of horoscope analysis to make understanding your chart in depth, simple and easy. The goal is to make astrology accessible to total newbies and provide a working reference guide for intermediates.
The book is presented in workbook format exploring each part of chart interpretation—signs, planets, houses, aspects—with exercises following each chapter and fill-in-the-blank lessons that take the reader through all the just-learned steps. The tone is warm, fun, and personal, and the exercises give the reader experiential hands-on practice.
The end result: once you learn the basics in Astrology for Real Life, you can easily navigate the cosmos by making them work for you. It’s kind of like a roadmap where we begin by understanding the terrain and the tools available. From there, the planets will guide you in making brave, excellent choices in love, work, and life. It’s profound, fun, and practical. You’ll learn how to interpret your chart with confidence and use astrology in a practical, proactive way, with no astro excuses (blaming the stars for your issues).
About the Author
Theresa Reed, also known as “The Tarot Lady,” is a world-renowned Tarot reader and expert who has been reading Tarot and teaching Tarot for close to 30 years. She is the host of the popular online Tarot Bytes and Astrology Bytes. Theresa is the author of The Tarot Coloring Book, Astrology for Real Life (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious), and the co-author of Tarot For Troubled Times. You can find Theresa online at TheTarotLady.com.
“In Astrology for Real Life author Theresa Reed does exactly what she promises to do: break down astrology in a friendly, fun way. Packed full of information, illustrations, charts, graphs, and exercises––or astrocises as she calls them––this practical workbook also serves as a journal. What I loved most about Astrology for Real Life, though, is Reed’s writing style––she’s witty, engaging, edgy, encouraging, and injects a welcome dose of humor into a serious and complex subject. Every beginning astrologer should own a copy of this book––and many of us seasoned stargazers will want to add it to our collections too.” –– Skye Alexander, author of Magickal Astrology — Skye Alexander
"A thorough and thoroughly entertaining guide to the fascinating language of astrology that is sure to get you hooked. Theresa keeps it real, useful, and fun, too! The perfect “introduction to astrology” book." --Monte Farber & Amy Zerner, authors of Astrology for Wellness, Sun Sign Secrets, and Karma Cards — Monte Farber and Amy Zerner
"If you're looking for a fast, down-to-earth way to learn astrology, Theresa Reed's Astrology for Real Life is the perfect starting point. Her no-nonsense approach makes the complex system of the stars crystal clear, and her tips and tricks are the perfect addition to anyone's astrological toolbox. Whether you're a total beginner or an experienced sage, you'll learn something valuable in these pages!" --Amelia Quint, astrologer for Bumble and MyDomaine — Amelia Quint
"Teresa Reed had me at the Introduction. I was immediately won over by her friendly style, enthusiasm and love of astrology. Learning astrology can seem intimidating to the novice but Teresa Reed makes it fun and totally accessible – no small feat! Her information is excellent and her writing is clear and engaging. Astrology for Real Life was a pleasure to read and I enjoyed it from beginning to end." --Virginia Bell, author of Midlife Is Not A Crisis: Using Astrology To Thrive In The Second Half Of Life — Virginia Bell
"Theresa never stops inspiring with her honesty, wit and commitment to making the mystical accessible, and Astrology for Real Life is no different. This book is the missing link for those who are starting on their astrology journey and overwhelmed with information without knowing where to turn. Theresa guides readers by the hand through all the basics and more, empowering them to learn astrology in a way that’s exciting, fun and easy to understand. Theresa is a living, shining example of what it means to live magically, to use astrology as a tool for understanding, growth and evolution. This book is a gift can help a new generation understand and embody the message of astrology in a timeless way.” --Gabriela Herstik, author of Inner Witch: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft — Gabriela Herstik
“Theresa has hit a home-run with this book. Without a doubt from this point forward Astrology for Real Life is my immediate first recommendation for anyone who wants to learn astrology.” -Mat Auryn, author of Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick and Manifestation
Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.
New Hope for American Art
New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:
William Langson Lathrop
William F. Taylor
M. Elizabeth Price
S. George Phillips
Rae Sloan Bredin
Charles F. Ramsey
New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.