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Pisces, by Joanna Martine Woolfolk

By Gesigewigu's | March 10, 2014 | Leave a comment

Wishing Bridge, Sagittarius - ShayanPisces, by Joanna Martine WoolfolkPisces, by Joanna Martine Woolfolk
Taylor Trade Publishing, 9781589795648, 90 pp., 2011

This book takes an in-depth look at the sign of Pisces and what it means.  Woolfolk stresses early in that sun sign descriptions are often too perfect and too cookie-cutter, and she wants to show the range of Pisces expressions. She does this by looking at Pisces in several ways, starting with how people perceive the Pisces, and how the Pisces person feels about themselves. Simple, but this is an important distinction, because it is easy to dismiss a sun sign description because it isn’t how you (want to) view yourself, so Woolfolk gives both sides.

Getting more involved, she looks at the decanates, cusps, and individual days, giving a more precise view of Pisces. Continue reading


The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need, by Joanna Martine Woolfolk

By Gesigewigu's | February 26, 2014 | Leave a comment

Astrology, Bracken House, London, photo by Remko van DokkumThe Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need, by Joanna Martine WoolfolkThe Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need, by Joanna Martine Woolfolk
Taylor Trade, 9781589796539, 2008

The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need is an updated and revised edition of the 1982 text, now including more depth in the meaning of the signs, relationships, and includes “the latest information about new discoveries in astronomy.”

Let’s tackle this book based on the title, is it really the only astrology book you’ll ever need? It is a fairly comprehensive text. It covers all of the basics of modern astrology that you’d be looking for: sun signs, decanates, moon signs, ascendants, the planets, the houses, and how to read a chart. All of these sections are well written and informative, though I feel a bit of expansion would be helpful for those with less of a background in astrology, especially near the end of the book when everything was being drawn together in chart interpretation. That being said I found the descriptions of the different concepts fairly reliable and more precise in wording than a lot of current astrology books. Usually the language is a bit more cloudy and vague in an astrology book, here the language is more exact and specific, which is refreshing to see an astrological author willing to put their money where their words are because it’s a lot easier to be wrong when you’re specific rather than hedging with vague language. Continue reading


Sagittarius, by Joanna Martine Woolfolk

By Gesigewigu's | September 13, 2012 | Leave a comment

Sagittarius, by Joanne Martine WoolfolkSagittarius, by Joanna Martine Woolfolk
Taylor Trade Publishing, 9781589795617, 92pp., 2011

I was a bit surprised when I saw Joanna Martine Woolfolk, author of The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need, had written a book entirely about Sagittarius. After all, she should know better than to pigeon hole people according to their sun signs, our astrological chart and personality is far more complex than that. She addresses that concern in the introduction, and holds to the fact that while there is a lot more to our charts, we are our sun sign first, so giving her that benefit of the doubt, I continued. Continue reading