One of my favorite books ! Real astrology is not about wining the lottery or finding a good spouse. It's about the unfoldment of awareness, personally, and cosmically. The symbolism involved in esoteric astrology is incredibly profound and tells the story of creation, of psyche, of the creation, and of the soul's journey. There is a very good reason human beings have studied the stars and cosmos for many thousands of years. The stars and cosmos are our home, and we are bathed 24/7 in various kinds of light and cosmic energies, subtle influences around us and from the beyond. We cannot see the energy most of the time, but it's there. The universe is very complicated, but incredibly profound and awesome. This book contains an incredible amount of wisdom and needs to be absorbed slowly over time. The author states the astrology is the science of relationships ( no, not your spouse or lover ). It's about how various kinds of energy interact in a mathematical and geometric way, to create the whole universe in which we live, to allow consciousness to have a vehicle, from a galaxy, to a star, to a planet, and to a person. On a personal level, that of our soul, there is wisdom to be gained by knowing what influences are pouring into our psyche, and how we can respond to them in such a way as to expand our awareness and make the most of our lives. This book is part of a large series by the same author(s), and I recommend all of them. In particular, A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, and The Light of the Soul. Read this book multiple times, and practice meditation along with the reading. You will be amazed at the insights you gain. I wore my first copy heavily, so now I have 2. If you are not a believer in astrology you will change your views if you understand the content. If you already know and believe in astrology, you will never look at it the same after reading this book.