Your Sun Sign as a Spiritual Guide
Paperback, 159 pages (5¼" x 8¼")
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Hailed by many astrologers as a classic, this book not only maps our strengths and weaknesses, but also reveals the true purpose of astrology: to guide us toward our own self-realization. Books on the sun signs rarely emphasize self-help. What most of them say is, "This is the nature you were born with. Enjoy it, or learn to live with it." By contrast, this book tells the reader, "Here are things you can do to improve the nature you were born with."
Swami Kriyananda's studies embrace Indian as well as Western astrology. He shows how extraordinarily sophisticated this ancient science is in its careful delineation of twelve basic categories of human nature. Your Sun Sign as A Spiritual Guide, however, goes far beyond merely intellectual discussion. Fresh, humorous, and full of wisdom, it provides a wealth of original insight in a field burdened by the thoughtless repetition of carelessly worked-out theories. The specific lessons of each sun sign are described with clarity and relevance and a particular meditation practice is suggested for each.
All the ancient teachings stress the importance, to any true understanding of the astrological science, of the faculty of intuition. The convincing insights Kriyananda offers into human nature are born of forty years of meditative practice, as well as of a lifetime of experience in counseling others. It is, above all, his intuitive grasp of his subject that gives this book its unique flavor.
What Others Are Saying
"I’ve read a number of astrology books, but none of them contained the depth of insight expressed in this one. Probably like you, through friends and family I’m familiar with all the sun signs, and for each one I have to say that Swami Kriyananda hit the nail on the head. His chapter on my own sun sign taught me a lot about myself; the others taught me a great deal about humanity. I feel that out of all his books, this particular one showcases Kriyananda’s genius best. Though not a practicing astrologer, he is able to plumb the depths of the subject as few astrologers can. Each sun sign has its tendencies to strengths and weaknesses, and the author shows the reader how to deepen the former and minimize the latter. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to understand himself and other people better."
"It's really inspiring to read a book on astrology with such a loving emphasis on the spiritual side."
"I had been an astrologer for seven years when I first came across Your Sun Sign as a Spiritual Guide. It elevated my approach to astrology and strengthened and focused my spiritual search."
"The author's words have a down-to-earth, balanced loving quality that reaches the core of my being."
"This book, so beautifully written, with such simplicity and clarity, was just what I needed."
"This book helped me understand how the universe fits together and how much we are affected by the planets. I liked best the discussion of the spiritual potential in each sun sign, the suggestions for personal growth and pitfalls to watch out for."