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From the back cover: "Your natal chart is a tool to help you build the life you want. It’s a map to consult when you are feeling lost or when you want to explore the deepest parts of your true self. 

Join expert astrologer Amy Herring as she shares simple, step-by-step instructions to reading your natal chart in a way that provides profound insight into your inner workings. Essential Astrology reveals the meanings of the signs, planets, houses, and aspects, showing you the vital details of interpreting natal charts with skill and ease. 

Astrology is a symbolic language for the heart and soul. With this book, you will discover how to apply the deepest layers of astrological wisdom to questions about relationships, careers, and everything that’s most important in your life. "


This book will introduce the components of astrology with depth right from the start, with classic elements like keywords and positive and negative traits, but spending more time illustrating how to dig deeper to go beyond stereotypes into the heart of each planet, sign, house, and aspects. While this can be looked at as a beginning astrology book, it can serve for intermediate students as well, who have memorized keywords but struggle to draw the depth from each component and are ready for a deeper review.




"I cannot think of a better gift to offer any intelligent astrological beginner than Amy Herring's Essential Astrology. Her approach is modern in that it is oriented to psycho-spiritual development and to making wise and responsible choices in life, and her language is clear, cogent, and unpretentious. In short, she writes without ego, helpfully, with the needs of the reader always in focus."

                ~Steven Forrest, author of The Inner Sky

"Amy Herring’s Essential Astrology is clear, comprehensive, yet rich in detail and easy to understand. It will awaken the beginner and inspire the expert.  A joy to read."


~Virginia Bell, Astrologer & Author (Huff Post, US Weekly, etc)



Your moon sign represents your emotional nature and lights the way toward profound spiritual growth. With Astrology of the Moon, you can identify and better understand your core emotional needs, learn to fulfill them, and make positive choices for a more rewarding, spiritually enriched life.


Illuminating the natal and progressed moon relationship, this information-packed astrology book explains the moon's powerful energetic potential in relation to the signs, houses, planets, and aspects. In an easy-to-use "cookbook" format designed to help you quickly look up your moon sign, Amy Herring reveals your ever-evolving emotional needs when it comes to love, family life, spiritual health, career planning, and more.


You will also find many practical activities and ideas to maximize your creative potential and fulfill your essential needs so you can create happiness at every stage of life.



"An easy-to-read feast of ageless wisdom that provides an evolutionary roadmap for the emotional adventure we call life."

—Rick Levine, astrologer for



"This book is a fabulous resource: educational, informative, fun, and very helpful in understanding the natal and progressed moon. Herring has a fresh, new, and vital voice in astrology."


—Lynda Hill, author of 360 Degrees of Wisdom



"Elusive and subtle, the astrological Moon is maddeningly difficult to capture in words. Amy Herring’s excellent primer on the natal and progressed Moon, however - like all my favorite go-to astrology books - reads as though it’s written by someone who has observed and experienced these lunar passages firsthand, and is not simply recapping lists of keywords. This is a comprehensive journey through natal and progressed Moon signs, house placements, and the crucial aspects between the Moon and other planets – all presented with insight and soul, in a voice that articulates the ineffable with grace, wit, and good sense."


--April Elliott Kent, author of Practical Astrology

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