A fun and sassy no-nonsense invitation to the practice of astrology with easy-to-understand tools for self-development and conscious living
Astrology books are typically either overly simplistic sun-sign books or overly complicated chart calculations filled with astro jargon. Astrology for Real Life goes beyond simple sun-sign interpretation and at the same time cuts through the complications of horoscope analysis to make understanding your chart in depth, simple and easy. The goal is to make astrology accessible to total newbies and provide a working reference guide for intermediates.
The book is presented in workbook format exploring each part of chart interpretation—signs, planets, houses, aspects—with exercises following each chapter and fill-in-the-blank lessons that take the reader through all the just-learned steps. The tone is warm, fun, and personal, and the exercises give the reader experiential hands-on practice.
The end result: once you learn the basics in Astrology for Real Life, you can easily navigate the cosmos by making them work for you. It’s kind of like a roadmap where we begin by understanding the terrain and the tools available. From there, the planets will guide you in making brave, excellent choices in love, work, and life. It’s profound, fun, and practical. You’ll learn how to interpret your chart with confidence and use astrology in a practical, proactive way, with no astro excuses (blaming the stars for your issues).
“In Astrology for Real Life author Theresa Reed does exactly what she promises to do: break down astrology in a friendly, fun way. Packed full of information, illustrations, charts, graphs, and exercises––or astrocises as she calls them––this practical workbook also serves as a journal. What I loved most about Astrology for Real Life, though, is Reed’s writing style––she’s witty, engaging, edgy, encouraging, and injects a welcome dose of humor into a serious and complex subject. Every beginning astrologer should own a copy of this book––and many of us seasoned stargazers will want to add it to our collections too.” –– Skye Alexander, author of Magickal Astrology
"A thorough and thoroughly entertaining guide to the fascinating language of astrology that is sure to get you hooked. Theresa keeps it real, useful, and fun, too! The perfect “introduction to astrology” book." --Monte Farber & Amy Zerner, authors of Astrology for Wellness, Sun Sign Secrets, and Karma Cards
"If you're looking for a fast, down-to-earth way to learn astrology, Theresa Reed's Astrology for Real Life is the perfect starting point. Her no-nonsense approach makes the complex system of the stars crystal clear, and her tips and tricks are the perfect addition to anyone's astrological toolbox. Whether you're a total beginner or an experienced sage, you'll learn something valuable in these pages!" --Amelia Quint, astrologer for Bumble and MyDomaine
"Teresa Reed had me at the Introduction. I was immediately won over by her friendly style, enthusiasm and love of astrology. Learning astrology can seem intimidating to the novice but Teresa Reed makes it fun and totally accessible – no small feat! Her information is excellent and her writing is clear and engaging. Astrology for Real Life was a pleasure to read and I enjoyed it from beginning to end." Virginia Bell, author of Midlife Is Not A Crisis: Using Astrology To Thrive In The Second Half Of Life
"Theresa never stops inspiring with her honesty, wit and commitment to making the mystical accessible, and Astrology for Real Life is no different. This book is the missing link for those who are starting on their astrology journey and overwhelmed with information without knowing where to turn. Theresa guides readers by the hand through all the basics and more, empowering them to learn astrology in a way that’s exciting, fun and easy to understand. Theresa is a living, shining example of what it means to live magically, to use astrology as a tool for understanding, growth and evolution. This book is a gift can help a new generation understand and embody the message of astrology in a timeless way.” --Gabriela Herstik, author of Inner Witch: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft
“Theresa has hit a home-run with this book. Without a doubt from this point forward Astrology for Real Life is my immediate first recommendation for anyone who wants to learn astrology." -Mat Auryn, author of Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick and Manifestation
Theresa Reed is the host of the Astrology Bytes podcast. She has been a professional, full-time astrologer and tarot reader for over 25 years. Her monthly horoscopes and Star School astrology series are two of the most popular features on her online platforms. She has been featured on Nylon, Refinery29, The Numinous, mindbodygreen, Real Talk Radio, Beyond Worlds, and Spirituality and Health and has appeared on numerous other podcasts, radio shows, and WebTV. Visit her at thetarotlady.com.