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Born Under a Good Sign

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An easy-to-understand book that deals with astrology signs. I think it would be a good book to open when needed. You don't necessarily need to read it in one sitting. It's a great book for those interested in their sun sign and what it means for their behavior, patterns and relationships.
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An enjoyable read that clearly explains astrology. Sure to be popular with our many astrology-loving library patrons
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Born Under a Good Sign was a pleasure to read!  I admit that I knew some basic Astrology info before diving into Kristy Robinetts book and now feel like I was given a plethora of knowledge throughout this gem of a book.  I took my time and read about each sign, digesting the info and relating this to people I know (which brought each sign to life for me).  As a March Aries, I have always felt as though my sign was important but harsh and that reinforced the good sign/bad sign idea for me.  The author has managed to dispel that belief by easily sharing attributes for each, some desirable and some not so (but equally as important).  This book is a great way to get to know your shadow side and that brings about awareness and action.  This is a book I will pick up over and over again to help me understand my relationships with others.  Many thanks to Netgalley and Llewellyn for the opportunity to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Born Under A Good Sign is a handy reference guide to the sun signs and how they relate to each other. While I read it straight through - it would be more valuable to use as needed. I learned a lot about myself and the people I love while reading the book. 
Many thanks to Netgalley and Llewellyn for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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A easy to understand book on sun signs, looking into how each sign copes with day to day challenges and relationships.  The title refers to the fact that people have come to look at certain signs of the zodiac as "better" than others. Kristy Robinett instead shows that each sign has both positive and negative aspects and every sign has its strengths! 
The best part of the book in my opinion was how Kristy divided up each sign by deacons (the beginning of the sign, the middle of the sign and the end of the sign) and showed each has their own individual characteristics. I've heard about cusps in the past, but this was the first time I saw astrological signs split like this and thought it was much more accurate. I also loved how she seperated the individual signs by month, i.e. an august virgo vs. a september virgo. Again, this was new to me and I found it very interesting. 
I wish that more of the natal chart was covered, at least moon and rising signs, as I feel like that gives the reader a complete view on their astrological make up. That is why I gave the book less stars. Yet, if you were looking for a simpler/beginner look at astrology or wanted more information on the deacons/month aspects, I think you would enjoy this read.
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3.5-ish stars.

I'm going to preface this by saying that I"m a woman of science -- in a year I'll have my PhD in health sciences, and I like evidence before making any decision or pretty much forming an opinion about anything. And yet, I find this kind of stuff fascinating (though do I believe it? Not really. Maybe. I dunno.). I've never really bought into it because I really dislike my sign (Pisces) and feel like it's the exact opposite of most of my personality/attitudes/dispositions. I recently learned about moon and ascending signs, and those seem more in line with me (Taurus for both). 

So, I was intrigued by the title of this book, and the author's open acknowledgement/referring to things as "woo-woo." I don't really believe in clairvoyants or mediums and whatnot, despite the author stating that she is a medium, but that's not what this book is about. I found this really interesting, as she goes into a really holistic view of each sign, and talks about aspects I didn't know (like that each sign is broken into 10 degree segments that allegedly have different characteristics). She didn't go into moon or ascending signs, which I wish she would have. It wouldn't have been too much more to put a paragraph or two about each of those for each sign, and given that from what I know of astrology (which is basically the Co--Star app), those are super important, as in just as important as the sun sign. So, minus a star and a half-ish for that. 

Do I believe in astrology? No. But like she wrote in the book, just because you don't believe in something doesn't necessarily mean it's not true. For what it's worth, this is the first time I've read anything about Pisces that I actually agree with...and I agreed with quite a bit of what she described, so that's something.
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Kristy Robinett has written a relatable and easy to understand book about sun signs. Astrology may be about more than sun signs but Robinett has included things like decans and how the month your sign is in affects you. A wonderful addition to an astrology library.
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I really enjoyed this astrology book by Kristy Robinett. I think the way she laid out the book and signs was unique and was not something I have seen in any other astrology books. She thoroughly covers each sign and covers relationships, communications, family relationships and working alongside the sign. If you're into astrology, I think that this is a good book for you because it goes into incredible detail. A definite winner in my book!

“I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”
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Love this book! I love that each sign is it’s own chapter and how in-depth it goes. I especially loved the parenting advice in regards to the signs. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for info on the signs. Their strengths and weaknesses. I very much enjoyed this book. Great read for beginners and those well versed.
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A good book interesting for anyone who's starting to study astrology or those who want to refresh their knowledge.
I loved the style of writing and how the book is organised.
Recommended!
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
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As someone who actively pursuing astrological subject, I was disappointed with the book. 
It wasn't for me at all.

However, I would recommend it to anyone who are new to the subject and need a comprehensive know-yourself starter kit. 
This book contains 12 signs and their traits (positive-negative) as well as short explanations should one pursue the subject further.
It makes for an interesting read and I can see it becomes a must-have foundation in astrological topic.

To me, it lacks depth and I could spend the same amount of time reading them from a magazine.
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Thank you NetGalley and Llewellyn Publications for an advanced reader's copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

I have always found astrology fascinating, and particularly enjoy reading about the characteristics, challenges, and strengths of my star sign. Born Under a Good Sign was an easy and interesting read on this subject, and I quickly breezed through the material, completely engrossed. Besides thoroughly covering each sign, the author presents information on communication, relationships, and working alongside this sign. Family relationships are covered as well, and each chapter provides a section on the sign as a parent and as a child.

I would highly recommend this book if you are interested in learning more about your astrological sign and improving your relationships with those you are close with.
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I received a free copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.

What I found different about this zodiac book is how each sign was divided up into three deacons each with their own traits and personalities. Also how each sign was also divided up by the two months in which they took place. I never came across another astrology book with these aspects mentioned and I thought it was quite interesting. 

There is quite a lot of information about each sign. Mentioned is positive and negative energy traits, traits as a parent and a child, strengths, weaknesses and so much more. I think this book would serve best as a reference book for when you want to look up a particular sign rather than read as a cover to cover book. Unless, of course, you're super into astrology and just enjoy losing yourself in this type of book.
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This book was so much fun!

I have been reading my horoscope since I was child and have always been fascinated by my star sign and feel that I identify as it very much (I'm a Pisces). I learned so much more about myself, but it was also super interesting reading about the other signs, such as my husbands and other family members.

A great resource to have on your bookshelf.
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I enjoyed this book. I found it a little hard to read on kindle, as it's one I would flip through to find what I need, so a paperback version would more suit that purpose for use as a reference book. I found the author's writing style to be easy to understand and very approachable. I received a free kindle copy on NetGalley but will consider purchasing a paperback version for my own library.
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3/5 stars

Set yourself up for better relationships and a bright future with Born Under a Good Sign, the uncomplicated guide to astrological sun signs. This book strips away the woo-woo and technical charts, leaving only the most useful and clear information on how to deal with each sun sign's traits and tendencies.

With sensible and tongue-in-cheek explanations, Kristy Robinett provides everything you need to understand the larger impacts of the signs. She delves into the masculine and feminine energy of each one and reveals how to handle difficult situations that arise with partners, parents, children, and others. Providing essential information that isn't limited to any particular year, Born Under a Good Sign is perfect for improving your life and relationships.

I didn't really find this particular book charming. It felt too borig and uninteresting.
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Good general overview of the Sun signs, and I found the decan separations interesting and new. It is not the most comprehensive astrology book I have ever read, but it makes no claims to be. This is a well organized starting point for those new to astrology, and touches on several areas (relationships, finances, parenting) for each sign.
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Give me a book about Astrology and I will likely lose my mind. That is how much I love it. It fascinates me. That was surely the case here because this was one of the best Astrology books out there. I have so many of them but often time there are parts that I don't like or that do not ring true. That is not the case with this book.

It is definitely not a book that I found myself reading as a typical book but more one that I went to the signs that meant something. In my case, Virgo and also for my son. While I am an August Virgo (28th) he is a Septemeber Virgo (11th). I really appreciated that this author showed that while we are alike in many ways there is a distinct difference in how our sign applies to us. As I mentioned, this book goes way more in-depth than other books, websites, and newspaper horoscopes. For the astrology addict like myself, this book is a necessity. 

This is a book I will be buying a paperback to add to my ever-expanding collection. I highly recommend it.
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This was such a fun book to read about astrological signs and ways to improve my own perspective of my sign but also ways to work it into my everyday life.  This book was also a great tool for me because it helped me think about how my sign plays out in my personality and the things that I do and enjoy and helped me to understand myself even more.
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I've always been quite interested in learning more about the zodiac signs and I felt like this book was an insightful read for a beginner. The book was well written and I found myself agreeing with most of what was described under my sign and other peoples. 

However I found myself only interested in the ones I could relate to family members or myself and didn't even give the others time of day. I just found myself uninterested in certain signs and skimming most of the information.
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