This is the complete set of Gargatholil's 4-volume work, Depth Astrology: An Astrological Handbook--the first comprehensive handbook interpreting the astrological symbol set in the tradition of such pioneers as Dane Rudhyar, Liz Greene and Stephen Arroyo. In the Introduction, Gargatholil explains the theory and philosophy behind his approach to depth astrology. The Introduction also is a basic astrological primer, providing essential meanings from a depth astrology viewpoint for the astrological symbol set--planets, signs, houses, aspects, elements and modalities. In Planets in Signs, planetary placements in each of the 12 zodiacal signs are interpreted using the psycho-transformative depth astrology approach. In Planets in Houses, planetary placements in each of the 12 astrological houses are interpreted. In Planets in Aspect, each of the six major astrological aspects--conjunction, sextile, square, trine, opposition and, for most planetary combinations, the quincunx) are interpreted for each binary planetary aspect occurring in the twentieth century and in the twenty-first century through 2013. "Planets" include the 10 traditional astrological planets, the Ascendant and Midheaven, the Moon's Nodes and the Part of Fortune, except that the Ascendant and Midheaven are not contained in Planets in Houses. Each interpretation contains: an explanation of the essential meaning and potential manifestations of the planet in its placement, based on the interaction between the planetary and other zodiacal symbols; the transcendent potential of the planetary placement; and manifestations of the planetary placement from a place of insecurity. Planets in Signs also includes common meanings of the planetary placement on a positive-to-negative continuum and the "influence" of the planet when aspecting or aspected by another planet. Planets in Houses includes an interpretation of the focus of the psychological function symbolized by each planet. The handbook is searchable using the Table of Contents, with links back to the Table of Contents for ease of multiple look-ups.
Depth Astrology: An Astrological Handbook is a valuable tool for the novice just entering the field of depth astrology, for the professional astrologer desiring a look-up of planetary interpretations that provide guidance to the unfolding potentialities of planetary placements, or for anyone seeking to use the astrological symbol-set as a tool for self-discovery and growth.
To sample Planets in Signs, Planets in Houses, or Planets in Aspect, please go to those individual volumes.
First I though it was only a “cook book” type astrology book but then I found it to be an essential compilation. This book accomplishes to be a type of “depth summary” if that was not a contradiction. Designed to be a jumping off point rather than a prescription.
I wish I came a cross this book at least 4 years ago. It gives you structure by grouping all the essentials while letting you develop your own deeper understanding. It keeps you on a strategic thinking mode. Excelent work!