"Behind the Scenes"
I had read in various books that, in order to have a deep understanding of the yoga science, one should have some knowledge of astrology. Intrigued by this statement. I decided at last to study the subject at least somewhat. My study of it started in 1969. To my surprise, the subject seemed to open itself for me; I took to it naturally, perhaps by intuition. Indeed, hardly a year later I felt the inspiration to write a book of my own (this one) on the subject. I wrote it somewhat from what I'd studied on the subject, but more from my own knowledge of human nature, and by consulting my own intuition. I was gratified, years later, to learn that a certain well-known astrologer in Hollywood to whom famous movie stars went for consultation had pronounced my book the best he'd ever read on the subject.
As I've said, I didn't adhere particularly to any standard work on the subject. Moreover, I didn't judge people, as astrologers too often do, by what they ought to be according to their sun signs. I did, however, take a few people I knew well in every sign, and meditate on the qualities they had in common relating to that sign. Often, what emerged was quite different from the published material on the subject. The book has become popular, however, and has I think been helpful to many.