USED Out-of-Print Astrological Reference Guide: The Complete Idiot's Guide Astrology Dictionary, Inscribed by Author

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USED COPY IN GOOD TO VERY GOOD CONDITION The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) Astrology Dictionary gives readers over 1,500 entries on everything about astrology from A to Z, including everything they need to know to read their chart and make interpretations.

•Organized in two sections for quick and easy reference, providing readers with the meaning of the term or topic, then interpretations that can be applied for readers to learn more about themselves or others

416 Pages.  More like an encyclopaedia than a dictionary.  Lots of examples to learn from.
Published by Alpha, a division of Penguin, 2010

Below is a blog entry from Metaphysical Meandersing by JohnnieTwoBrow

Entry for J

J is for Juno

Hello and welcome to my "J" post, where I introduce the goddess Juno! 

Juno was an incredibly important goddess in the Roman pantheon.  The wife of all-powerful Jupiter, she demanded to be treated as an equal.  As such, she is known as the "Queen of the Universe." 

The month of June is named for her.  She is the goddess of marriage and childbirth.  Since ancient times, June was always thought of as the best month to get hitched because of Juno's influence, around the time of the "honeyed moon."  Even today, June is a huge month for matrimony. 

Roman women used to celebrate Matronalia on March 1 to honor Juno and ask for protection for their families and their husbands.  Juno is a fiercely independent mother-goddess who readily comes to the defense of those in need, especially women, children, and families.

An asteroid discovered in 1804 by German astronomer Karl Harding was named for Juno, which you may know.  But what you may not be aware of is Juno's astrological influence.   The astrological symbol for Juno is above, to the left of the statue.

Many of you may be thinking,  "Wait...what?  Asteroids can have an astrological influence?"  The answer is a resounding YES.  Five asteroids are often used by astrologers, especially in birth charts, to illuminate activity within the different houses: Ceres, Pallas Athene, Vesta, Chiron and Juno.

According to The Complete Idiot's Guide Astrology Dictionary -- which, in my humble opinion, should be on every astrologer's bookshelf! -- Juno relates to not only marriage and childbirth, but partnerships as a whole.  As such, she resonates with two astrological signs -- Libra (marriage and partnerships) and Scorpio (sex for procreation and joint endeavors).  Juno's sign and house in your chart will help you understand where you're likely to find someone "with whom you may have a long-term, committed relationship."  She also can give you hints on how to make happier relationships.

The Dictionary gives a fantastic explanation of the difference between Venus, who you normally think of with partnerships, and Juno, that I'll include here: "She [Juno] is similar to Venus in effect, except that Venus rules who excites and attracts you about your partner, and Juno is about getting along on a day-to-day basis." So while Venus will show you who turns you on, Juno will help you find and retain a partner over the long-haul.


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Much, much more than a dictionary!

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Excellent Resource

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