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The Ultimate Guide to Astrology

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**Thank you NetGalley and Fair Winds Press for granting me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

I love Astrology and have always wanted to learn more about making a birth chart.  I have read a few other books on this subject and this one had the best illustrations and charts to follow along with.  It had some great information in it but I found myself struggling with how exactly to set up my birth chart. It was hard to follow along based on the info provided in the book but this might be just because I was such a newbie that I didn't even know most of the symbols meant.  I think this book should be geared more towards the reader who already has some experience or basic understanding of birth charts.  

I loved how much info the author gave on individual signs and personality traits.  I got a much deeper understanding into the zodiac and how much influence is provided from other celestial bodies in the different houses.
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Good for planet focus rather than zodiac focus reading. Getting the planet connection to astrology. Goes through the planets and their placements in each house.
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Great book. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Great flow. Would recommend. Great gift book. Thanks again.
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I really liked this book. I thought it was a nice blend of beginner and intermediate for the astrological learner. It's a little above my grade however as I just dabble in astrology but this would be good for someone who needs a strong foundation.
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This is a great book with a vast amount of information on astrology, perfect for anyone looking to expand their knowledge on the subject. 

The artwork is beautifully done and flows seamlessly through the pages along with activities to enhance your learning. 

I would recommend this book! I might even use it for my children!
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The Ultimate Guide to Astrology By Tamazz Chubb

Everyone with a desire to expand their knowledge of Astrology, the ancient mystery of the stars’ movements upon our lives, MUST, and I emphasize MUST, add Tamazz Chubb’s new Ultimate Guide to Astrology to their collection.

This is a beautifully illustrated, well-designed,  comprehensive, and (best of all) clearly explained Astrology “how-to” manual. 

The Ultimate Guide to Astrology is easily understandable for beginners, yet will engage and hold the attention and interest of all enthusiasts.  It is a Complete Astrological Compendium and Reference Guide for Everyone!

Chubb thoroughly explains in easy-to-grasp directions how to set-up and determine/calculate personal natal charts with the Sun, Moon and the planets—including some special features and aspects/nodes that are quite intriguing.

One of the obscure aspects explained is an asteroid, CHIRON, that is located far out in our galaxy.  Circulating between Saturn and Uranus, the asteroid Chiron, is referred to in astrology as the wounded healer.  According to Chubb, in our charts Chiron represents the wounds that we have come into this life to work through and transcend. “These wounds are not meant to be portals of weakness, but portals of strength.”

Another fascinating section in the book is “The Rose of Venus.”  Chubb said that when, “Venus and Earth orbit the Sun, they do a dance with each other, creating a perfect pentagram or five-petal flower, which takes eight years to complete. This geometric pattern is known as the Rose of Venus.” 

Chubb explained that because our heart is the birthplace of our intuition and our creativity, it's the source and connection to the love that we are.  So, by charting the energies of our Venus sign, and working with the cycles of Venus, we can understand our heart and what it needs as we navigate through this life.  Cool, huh?

Tamazz Chubb’s new Ultimate Guide to Astrology is just that.  It is by far, the most comprehensive and complete Astrology Instruction manual that I’ve come across in years—and that is saying a lot!  Love it, gotta have it!

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This book came to me exactly when I needed it. Thank you. 
The author explains about all the elements that make up our birth chart and how they influence us. It's even better if you already have your birth chart in hand, so as you read you'll recognize aspects of your personality that you might not have understood before, but that now will make perfect sense.

The illustrations are absolutely beautiful! It's a book I definitely want to have on my shelf and I'll probably re-read it many times until I can remember everything without help. I enjoyed it a lot and was very satisfied with what I learned. Totally recommended! 

* I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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I have read a lot of books about Astrology and think this is one of the best ones I've read in a long time. 
The information is layed out and explained really clearly with instructions on how to draw up and interpret your own star chart.
I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be using it to draw up charts for family and friends.
Thank you netgalley for allowing me to preview this book
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Tanaaz Chubb's work on The Ultimate Guide to Astrology is incredible. The book is full of information about astrology, from explanations of the signs to activities that will aid in the reader's understanding of the stars.

Now, I love astrology, always have, and because of that, I am fairly up to date on what the different aspects of the planets mean and how they relate to each other. Not only is this book super informative, but it is also absolutely gorgeous. The color palette and the illustrations create an immersive experience that is hard to look away from.

I think that having this book on hand, especially while learning the basics of astrology, is a perfect choice. This book is useful for novices and experts or those who just like to read horoscope memes on Instagram.

In case you were wondering, I'm a Sagittarius Sun, Scorpio Moon, Gemini Rising. What's your Big 3?

Overall rating: 4/5

The Ultimate Guide to Astrology is available for purchase now. Be sure to add it to your Goodreads shelf and see where it's available for purchase. Also, be sure to check out Tanaaz Chubb's website! 

I was lucky enough to be able to listen to this Advanced Reader's Copy through my partnership with NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
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A beautiful and user friendly book! a brilliant guide to astrology that is easy to understand and incredibly informative at the same time. Thanks to the publisher and author for the ARC
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As an almost newbie in Astrology, I enjoyed this book. It has many good points regarding reading your birth chart and learning about planets. And most of all it’s beautifully designed and easy to navigate. 

You can find here information on astrological houses, aspects, zodiac signs, and planets. Everything is explained so you can start this life-long journey of self-discovery through astrology. “The Ultimate Guide to Astrology” will allow you to understand concepts such as Moon Cycle, Mercury Retrograde, or Saturn Return.
Who is this book for:

✦ Total beginner in Astrology.
✦ Someone who wishes to learn how to create and read their astrological birth chart.
✦ A person who is overwhelmed and confused in the astrology field and would like a simple guide through planet and zodiac sign meanings. 
✦ Someone who loves aesthetically pleasing books.

What could be improved:

I don’t see many things for improvement. As a beginner, I enjoyed every aspect of this book. I know that to get deeper knowledge about houses and more personal information, I’d have to reach for a more complex book. 

Overall I enjoyed reading “The Ultimate Guide to Astrology” and I will recommend it to the readers of my blog. 

* Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for the eARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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The Ultimate Guide to Astrology written by leading astrologer and Instagram star Tanaaz Chubb (@foreverconscious) presents a modern and accessible approach to astrology with an emphasis on the signs and the planets. Astrology is the study of our connection to the cosmos. ”As above, so below” is the guiding principle: whatever is happening in the sky above can give clues as to what is happening within and vice versa. At the moment when you were born the stars and the planets all aligned in a configuration that is unique to you. This configuration of planets holds the energetic blueprint of your soul and the energetic forces that surround you as you embark on this journey.

Astrology can help peel back the new layers to reveal truths and insights about yourself and allows you to see the energies you are working with and how they can be used as strengths. Astrology gently guides you to understand the different energetic frequencies you can harness to help you lead a balanced, connected and richer life. It can also highlight some lessons your soul has come to learn and why certain themes or vibrations may be present. While the study of astrology is endless, this book will break down the key components and set you on the path to reading and understanding the vibrations that surround you as well as what messages they hold for you.

This book prepares you to connect with the cosmic skies, the cosmic blueprint of your soul and the foundation of the ancient art of astrology. This is a concise, clear and fascinating guide perfect for beginners and complemented by stunning artwork throughout. It's accessible, full of information and presented in an easily digestible fashion. Highly recommended.
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Oh man, this was so captivating for me! 

I pulled out my birth chart while reading this and had a fun time figuring out what each individual thing meant and how it tied/s together. I have always been fascinated by Astrology, so reading this was very helpful and enlightening for me, I really appreciate when people take the time to help you understand certain things better and I will for sure be using this book again!

Thank you Tanaaz Chubb for taking the time to put this all together for people like me who are trying to understand their birth charts.
I highly recommend The Ultimate Guide To Astrology!
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It's difficult to write on this subject, because there's already so much out there on the topic already. 

This one just didn't grab me, didn't frame the stuff in a way that caught my attention and made me want to read the whole way through.
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The astrology book I have been searching for!! First off, this book is *beautiful* -- the overall design is very pleasing, the color palettes are the perfect combination of soothing + inspiring, and the illustrations are just delightful! The content of the book is exactly what I have been looking for, as a newbie to astrology. For a while, I have been wanting to learn more about astrology, particularly is how I can understand my personal chart, so that I can relate to others and understand what they are talking about in various conversations within the witchy community. What I wanted was an interactive workbook that guides me through the concepts and teaches me how to interpret my own chart along the way -- and that is EXACTLY what I got in this book! You can be that I pre-ordered a physical copy for myself after getting through the first chapter of the advance copy! After reading this book, I feel so much more knowledgeable, not just about astrology in general, but about my personal chart and the insights I've discovered about my life path. What felt especially satisfying was discovering how so much of the insights about me life *right now* were confirmation of things I have been learning via other means over the past few years. I LOVE this book, and would recommend it to anyone looking to get into astrology. If Chubb ends up writing an advanced version of this book, I would pre-order it in a heartbeat!!
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An interesting book...sometimes I enjoy astrology just to see how close the definitions of my sign are to explaining my personality. This book had a lot of interesting things to point out. A good book for those interested in the stars!
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This is the PERFECT introduction into astrology! Having been raised with astrology as part of my life, I have read many manuals and guides and have never found one that is both easy to understand but also in depth. I really enjoyed the layout and how the focus is on the planets and not the signs. I think for a beginner this would make much more sense than the traditional way astrology books read. I will say that a person needs to know their natal chart to truly get the most out of this book, but there are many websites that can do that for you for free. Overall, I'm very impressed and recommending it to all of my friends who like astrology.
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I loved this book, it's ideal for anyone with a growing an interest in astrology who is feeling a little lost with an abundance of information. It's clear. concise and easy to understand but also extensive and detailed. It's really sparked my desire to find out more and continue studying/ I will be purchasing so i have a hard copy as reference material. Beautifully written and the practical exercises are really useful.
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Wow. First off, this book is so pretty. It is a great beginners guide and goes into detail more and more as the book goes on. I really like that they have the tracking page for how you're feeling during the sun in different phases as well as the page to draw your own birth chart! They have an index in the back that's very convenient. Another cool reference is the compatibility chart for quickly checking if you have a match. There's so much information in this book it's great for anyone interested in any part of astrology! But seriously.. the artwork is beautiful.
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The Ultimate Guide to Astrology by Tanaaz Chubb is an excellent guide to the introduction to astrology. The book is divided into 3 parts. The 1st part deals with learning birth charts and the basics of the zodiac signs, the 2nd part deals with the sun and moon within the signs, and the 3rd part deals with the planets within each sign. This book has a lot of information simplified and would be very easy for beginner to follow. The illustrations and charts are absolutely beautiful and informative. Happy Stargazing!
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