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The Beginner's Guide to Astrology

A Practical Introduction to the Planets, Houses, and Signs of the Zodiac
Narrated by: Nan De Grove
Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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The study of astrology remains one of the most complex and easily misunderstood tools for self-knowledge. Now, Nan De Grove, a student and teacher of this ancient cosmology for more than 25 years, tells the basics of the signs, houses, and planets in The Beginner's Guide to Astrology.

In one 70-minute session, De Grove shares the fascinating history of astrology and lessons from some of its legendary explorers and defenders; instruction about reading your own chart; and insights into the archetypes and mythic themes of the zodiac as they relate to everyday life. For anyone who has ever been confused about the true workings of this vast field of inquiry, The Beginner's Guide to Astrology is a practical guide that makes available to everyone the wisdom of this perennial science.

©2003 Nan De Grove (P)2003 Nan De Grove

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Couldn't finish

I'm sorry but authors shouldn't read their own books. Or someone should have told her there's no need to pause after every word. it sounded like it would be a good book I couldn't finish. I even sped it up to 1.5x but the pauses and the slowness just made me unable to concentrate on what she was saying

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A Good LIttle Book

What did you love best about The Beginner's Guide to Astrology?

The author introduces each sign/house/quality in a memorable way. Nan describes the glyph, gives some background, a little speculation (but not too far out!) and then transitions nicely into the next. I never lost interest and unexpectedly learned a lot.

Have you listened to any of Nan De Grove’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

One commentator stated that he did not care for the author's voice or manner. I rather liked listening to Nan!

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Truly For Beginners But Basically Good

this audiobook really is for the beginner learning about astrology. The author takes you through each zodiac sign and does explain the difference between your sun sign and ascendant then moves on to the 12 houses. Finally it is summed up with a description and lesson regarding the different planet groups. Cusps, trines, decanates, the midheaven, and other intermediate aspects of the astrological sciences are not discussed at all in this title. It IS a great starting point for the true beginner.

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good beginner info, poor performance

good review or beginner info. the performer did sound a bit like they drank milk before their first reading of the script. but it's well worth it for any student looking for a short and sweet review session

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New Love for astrology

Absolutely loved it!! The audiobook really broke everything down for better understanding. I have a new passion.

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Very informative. My issue only lied with the narration, it was difficult to continue listening because of the amount of mouth noises (smacking lips, saliva, etc).

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ORGANIZED

The organization of the information enhanced my ability to retain the material presented in this book.

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Too much

Didn't care for narrator. Desperate attempt to sound mysterious. Voice better used reading a child's book.

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  • David Marks
  • 05-21-19

great basic introduction to Astrology

I listened to this book in one sitting. I really enjoyed it because it was so easy listening, to the point with NO nonsense.
I highly recommend this book to all beginners looking to build up a strong foundation in Astrology. Another advantage to this book is it is quite short. You could listen the whole book once a day during a meal time or break or bus ride and really learn it word for word in a matter of days or weeks.
Excellent 5 BIG STARS.

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  • Adriano Correia de Farias
  • 03-27-19

Very good introduction.

Even though it is a short book, it gives you enough information to get to grips with astrology.