ASTROLOGY





The Encyclopaedia Britannica defines astrology as "divination that consists of interpreting the influence of stars and planets on earthly affairs and human destinies.*"

Many people are familiar with modern-day astrology. They know their astrological signs, determined by their birthdates, and read their horoscopes in newspapers and magazines. But what many people don't realize is that astrology is so much more than that. It has a long history, and since its beginnings, has had a strong foundation in the subjects of science, mathematics, and history.

Here's an introductory guide to resources about astrology. Learn about astrology's history, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia, to its spread to the western world during the Hellenistic Period, to its diffusion into the Islamic culture during the Middle Ages... Discover its cultural significance in the east and the west... Track your star sign's traits and find out which signs are compatible with yours... Explore all this and more by reading about this intriguing science!

*Britannica Concise Encyclopedia, s.v. "astrology" [database online] (Encyclopaedia Britannica Premium Service, 2004).


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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECT HEADINGS
ASTROLOGY
HOROSCOPES
ZODIAC


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Basic Search:
Search for ASTROLOGY; Search by "Subject Heading" or "Keyword Anywhere". (The latter will bring up more results to choose from.)


To look at related subjects, search for HOROSCOPES or ZODIAC, and search by "Subject Heading" or "Keyword Anywhere".


LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CALL NUMBERS FOR DIRECT BROWSING
Refer to these Call Numbers to browse the shelves directly:
LC Class B - Philosophy. Psychology. Religion.
ASTROLOGY
BF1651 - BF1729

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BOOKS

An Introduction to Astrology

Eysenck, H.J. Astrology: Science or Superstition? New York: St. Martin's Press, 1982. (BF1708.1.E97 1982)

Hand, Robert. Horoscope Symbols. Rockport, Mass.: Para Research, 1981. (BF1711.H36)

Jones, Marc Edmund. The Scope of Astrological Prediction: An Introduction to the Dynamic Horoscopy. Stanwood, Wash.: Sabian Publishing Society, 1969. (BF1728.A2.J62)


About Astrology History

McIntosh, Christopher. The Astrologer's and Their Creed: A Historical Outline. London: Hutchinson & Co., 1969. (BF1671.M3)

Naylor, P.I.H. Astrology: A Historical Examination. London: Maxwell, 1967. (BF1671.N3)

Tester, S.J. A History of Western Astrology. Great Britain: Boydell Press, 1987. (BF1671.T37 1987)




HANDBOOKS AND MANUALS

Green, Landis Knight. The Astrologer's Manual, 3rd ed. New York: Arco Publishing Co., 1978. (BF1708.1.G73)

Sakoian, Frances. The Astrologer's Handbook. New York: Harper & Row, 1973. (BF1708.1.S24 1973)




ENCYCLOPEDIA

Shulman, Sandra. The Encyclopedia of Astrology. London: Hamlyn, 1976. (Folio BF1708.1.S58 1976)




ELECTRONIC DATABASES & INDEXES

Ingenta
Search: ASTROLOGY in "On-line Articles".
Sample Article:
Hamilton, M. "Who Believes in Astrology?: Effect of favorableness of Astrologically Derived Personality Descriptions on Acceptance of Astrology." Personality and Individual Differences 31, no. 6 (15 October 2001): 895-902.


JSTOR Arts and Sciences I Collection

Search: ASTROLOGY in "full text," and choose the subject-related journals you would like to search through. We chose to search History, General Science, and Philosophy journals, and browsed through the "Highest Scoring Items" first.
Sample Article:
Bok, Bart J. and Margaret W. Mayall. "Scientists Look at Astrology." The Scientific Monthly 52, no. 3 (March 1931): 233-244.




WEBSITES

iVillage. "Understanding Astrology." Home page on-line. Available from http://www.astrology.com/aboutastrology/overview/understanding; Internet; accessed 24 September 2004.

Thiessen, Michael. "Astrology Online: The Largest Astrology Site on the Internet." Home page on-line. Available from http://www.astrology-online.com/; Internet; accessed 24 September 2004.




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