I think this book was very interesting. I don't know much about astrology, outside the basics. Taking the time to learn about how the star charts affect you body. Then learning how different foods at different times of years can help you body. I'll definitely introduce some of these things into my daily life.
I really found this book interesting. There was a lot of overlap between what was here and what I have learned through Ayurveda. I think this was very accessible and you could easily glean helpful information that relates to you.
"Body Astrology", by Claire Gallagher Is a fascinating way to look at astrology as it relates to ones health. I have found the same theory in herbs with a persons different constitutions hot,dry,wet. I have gained so much from this book I had to buy a copy for future reference. The author has a wonderful teaching approach that anyone can learn from. I found the ideas in this book enhanced my self care by allowing me another aspect of monitoring my health and identifying and treating my body, my way. Excellent book! #BodyAstrology #NetGalley
Super informative. This definitely isn’t a just look up your sign and read that. This is a read cover to cover and find out about it all. Really interesting read.
I really enjoyed this book. It was dense and filled with so much knowledge that I think I could read it multiple times and learn something new on every page. A really interesting side of astrology that I've never looked in to, and one I'm absolutely going to research more.
Informative without being uncomfortably dense, this is a great book for anyone looking to gain further insights into their astrological practice. This is a great primer for beginners, but they might need to make some side notes for themselves to reference later as they explore. There's a lot of knowledge here, and both newbies and old hats will find something to improve their experiences.
I find medical astrology fascinating and intimidating. The body grounds my practice of intuitive embodied natal astrology, but dense medical astrology language makes me scratch my head.
Contrast with Claire Gallagher’s Body Astrology, an accessible modern guide that opens up the discipline for beginners and astrologers alike. Gallagher’s approach centralizes simple techniques, empowering the reader and their body intuition while also emphasizing healing from harmful cultural diet/exercise stories.
This style feels rooted in HAES, body positivity, and disability justice. The holistic lens prioritizes emotions, narratives, self-talk, and other sign aspects that might influence eating or movement beyond traditional medical associations. Specific suggestions for eating, movement, and health challenges by sign and planet aren’t deterministic or culturally specific. Gallagher warns readers against considering ideas hard rules, and unlike astrology “cookbooks” encourages nuanced personal interpretation supported by a scaffold approach rooting the reader in simple, broadly applicable fundamentals.
Beginners can jump right into eating and moving seasonally and with moon phases before reading about specific zodiac signs. These cyclical practices emphasize a spiralic, non-linear sense of growth that is incredibly healing. Gallagher presents the sky as a mirror that affirms and uncovers embodied experience rather than dictating, contributing to an exciting trend of decentralizing astrological knowledge.
I’d advise readers to use notes and sketch a general personal health picture from what they read. There’s a lot here, tough to integrate out of context, and some information will be more relevant to reference when specific issues arise. Given how personal and interpretive this practice is, I wanted more case studies or hypotheticals to assist in synthesizing techniques. But I’d still recommend the book highly for newbies as well as astrologers who are curious about how familiar techniques relate to health.
Notes for Publisher: IG post will go up 1/31 to coincide with release. Amazon gave me an error saying that there's an issue with the book and reviews are not being accepted.
This book was fantastic, I really enjoyed it. It was a good overview on body astrology, keeping things relatively simple and not overwhelming to beginners. I appreciated that, as I am a beginner myself when it comes to this topic, so it truly was right up my alley. There were some rough topics in the book as well such as ED that I actually appreciated, as they were not shied away from. Would recommend.
Awesome book. Really enjoyed it. Thanks for the chance to read this book. Will definitely recommend.
I thought it was a great book with a wealth of knowledge. It was fun getting to know more details about my sign and how to better take care of myself. The one feedback I have other than the book being great, is that it is more of an advance book. I think a beginner will find the information interesting and useful, but may become overwhelemd unless they are will to put some time in to learn. Overall, a great and unique book!
A great exploration into body astrology.
This is a really good beginner guide into body astrology. It's informative without being too much/overwhelming for someone just getting into the subject. Even if you have a basic understanding of astrology this is really easy to follow and interpret. Personally related to a lot of topics regarding Libra sun health and eating habits. I also read some excerpts to friends about their signs, and they confirmed a lot of the same information. Although not everything will be accurate to everyone, it's still an interesting and informative read.
I really liked the personal anecdotes Gallegher added about herself and her family, it made the book a little more personal than other astrology books I've read that comes across as more textbook-esc.
Slight trigger warning for ED talk and themes. If you're struggling this might not be for you because there are discussions of dieting, eating, and exercise habits. Nothing about weight. So I think if that's something you're worried about, read with caution. I didn't find any triggers for myself.
All in all, this is a better than average astrology guide. Even if this doesn't interest you, it still adds great points about different and healthy eating habits, as well as eating environments that we may not think of on a day to day.