Now at last, for students, practitioners, teachers, and those simply wanting to experiment with astrology, there is a step-by-step method using clear, modern language that reveals the essential meanings of any birth chart. This book focuses on precise, in-depth language in a way that never loses sight of the basic principles being considered. The author emphasizes how to think astrologically in such a way that the central, reliable meanings are always kept in view. Stephen Arroyo builds upon the principles and the approach that thousands of readers worldwide have appreciated and found personally meaningful in his previous books (for example, Astrology, Psychology & the Four Elements and Astrology, Karma & Transformation). This volume is a further development of that material and shows how to combine the keywords and interpretive phrases in a way that illuminates the meanings of the planets, signs, houses, and aspects emphasized in any chart. Those trying to learn astrology, especially those who use astrology as a self-help method for understanding deeper needs and motivations, have long been frustrated by the lack of a chart interpretation book that penetrates to the essential truths that people immediately identify with. The wisdom of astrology is too important to be lost in a profusion of words or endless minor details. The intelligent student quickly gets tired of simplistic advice and incomprehensible jargon. Now, this pioneering work fills the need for accessible, accurate interpretive guidelines that help one gain greater understanding of oneself and others. Book jacket.Arroyo, Stephen is the author of 'Chart Interpretation Handbook Guidelines for Understanding the Essentials of the Birth Chart' with ISBN 9780916360498 and ISBN 0916360490.