The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology: Everything from Zodiac Signs to Prediction, Made Easy Entertaining. Astrology is an ancient science that has been used for centuries to help us understand ourselves, our relationships, and our life path. It begins with the conviction that everything in the cosmos is inextricably linked. Then it traces our relationship with the planets at the time of our birth. This connection pervades and affects every aspect of our lives on Earth, from love to money. Once you’ve mastered the astrological language, it all makes perfect, practical sense. The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology is an accessible introduction to this celestial language that encompasses much more than daily horoscopes. You will learn how to calculate and decipher your birth chart; you will meet and discover the secrets of the great zodiac “wheel” and its 12 signs; and you will tour the 12 houses, which represent the major arenas in which life’s major events occur. Additionally, you’ll receive: • A road map through the planets, Sun, and Moon, as well as critical information about their sign and house placement – as well as their relationships to one another. • A journey through the astrological cycles and how they correspond to the cycles in your own life. • Instructions for creating daily, monthly, yearly, and long-range planners to help you manage your personal goals more effectively. • Techniques for mastering the astrological language in order to make future predictions. The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology takes a straightforward approach to a system that assists you in determining what is best for you, your life, and the world.