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Linda Goodman's Love Signs: A New Approach to the Human Heart

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The 1968 publication of Linda Goodman's Sun Signs popularized astrology worldwide. Magazines and newspapers began running regular astrology columns and Goodman contributed insert articles into the mass circulation women's magazines. An ever increasing percentage of people knew their sign (as well as yours) and studied astrological tendencies.

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Kindle Edition, 1186 pages
Published by RosettaBooks (first published January 1st 1978)
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Nov 13, 2014 Maxine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If Goodman's "Sun Signs" is the Bible of astrology(and it is), then "Love Signs" is The New Testament.

Here, Goodman takes her phenomenal understanding of each sign, and accurately applies it to the intricacies of the way male and female members of each sign interact with every other sign. She's eerily on target with the joys and heartaches that can be expected with every possible astrological match.

With the love and humor that was her style, Goodman shows us that no combination of signs in an im
Dec 06, 2008 sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who believes in astrological hoo-hah
Shelves: grownupbooks
yes, it's dated and sexist. but damn, it's good. scarily accurate!
Gabriela G
Nov 02, 2010 Gabriela G rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was great. I look at this book like a dictionary rather then a book. Linda Goodman is such a talented author because while teaching her readers about the sun signs and how the behave around each other but she uses his words in such a poetic way that just blows the readers away. This book helped me a lot with my relationships in my family. As I was reading this book I realized that Linda loves to use similes, and I love reading similies so this book was just perfect for me. Also Linda m ...more
Oct 28, 2014 Tine! rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Tine! by: Leslie Aguirre
Maybe it's just me, but I like this book, and I think it likes me, too. But wait - it can't just be me! I used to bring this around with me to classes and such, letting others flip to the pages corresponding to their current relationship-fixation and watching them intensely study whatever "fate" might be written there. In most cases, interested persons were already at least identified with their sun sign, and so you might say that I'm reviewing as and for biased parties, but MAN, Linda Goodman s ...more
Aug 13, 2015 Richa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was strictly okay. I mean, it is very interesting read in itself, but I would say that relationships undergo many dynamics and they can't be straight-jacketed... There are various things that influence our behaviour towards one another -- environment, our health, our circumstances, our finances, our mood, our genes, our upbringing... So, well, I wouldn't make this a Bible for people to refer to make out if their relationship would work or not...
Having said that, there is no harm in reading
Hekates Lady
Jul 18, 2012 Hekates Lady rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is accurate in so many ways. I found it in my early 20's and I use it to this day - this would be a great astrological book to recomment to anyone who has been hesitant to buy one.
Jaclyn Goss
Jan 05, 2010 Jaclyn Goss rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-age
Love this book!!! Love Linda goodman in general. She is a great astrologer, and really hits the spot most of the time. The book has general info on signs but goes further by explaining your relationship to other signs. The one flaw in this book, though you can read around it, is that it first gives a brief overview of say cancer pisces, then cancer man, pisces women, and then cancer woman pisces man. The disadvantage to this is when I want to know about same sex relationships, wether they be rom ...more
Oct 12, 2012 Neena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: astrology
I am not a superstitious person and I do not believe in astrology. But Linda Goodman made me believe in sun signs and a person’s particular nature based on his/her sun signs.

The book is written very well and is very imaginative and fun to read. I loved the way Linda Goodman explained each sun signs in precious detail and in a fun way.

This book does not feel like a non fiction book. The examples Goodman gave are all very real. This is a book that I reread once a while every year or so. Try it and
Jennifer Lynne
Jan 16, 2010 Jennifer Lynne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have a really old edition of this book, and I use it every time I'm in the process of creating characters for my stories. The character traits for each star sign, and how they interact with each other, are absolutely fascinating and if I need increase the conflict b/w hero and heroine, I can use the star sign traits to assist. I'm a Leo and my partner is Aquarius - opposites on the karmic wheel. Linda's comments on this relationship are spot on. Love Signs is the only writing reference book I' ...more
Jan 13, 2016 Azeem rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book about fifteen years ago while (it may sound strange) I was translating it into Urdu. It taught me a lot about human personality and helped me understand myself and others better. Human condition has always interested me, but I did not know much about it before reading this book (along with Linda Goodman's Sun Signs). It enabled me to look at people's attitudes, actions and relationships with a new perspective. As a writer, it's my job to know people. I don't apply astrology in g ...more
Jul 26, 2009 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: don-t-judge-me
I was maybe 14 or 15 when I pulled this off my mother's bookshelf. I found the chapter concerning myself and the boy I was in love with: Aquarius-Gemini. It was lovely. It was moving. It was true. It made reference to Peter Pan and The Little Prince, two books that would earn my enduring affection. I've since become skeptical of astrology. Perhaps I fear ridicule or just plain being wrong. Still, it's a significant book in my life. I'll honor the enchantment cast.
María Paz Greene
Ya, no hay real asidero para confirmar la astrología (o eso dicen), aunque QUÉ CIERTA es la carta astral (yo me la saqué y uf), así que quién sabe. Además... este libro es UNA DELICIA, jajaja. Y yo me lo creo, me lo creo completo.

Lo compré en mi adolescencia, lo que no fue fácil, porque igual era caro. ME ENCANTÓ. No solo era (es) sorprendemente acertado, sino que también es divertido. La autora es muy ingeniosa para describir a la gente, a los tipos humanos. Yo lo disfruté tanto.

Joanne Rock
Jun 29, 2012 Joanne Rock rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great reference for romance writers... I like her take on how various personalities mesh or come into conflict. Helpful and inspiring for character creation.
Mar 07, 2011 Eartha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THE go-to book for relationships. Plus she's delves a little into the elements and gives a nice basic intro into how they work together.
A. J. McMahon
Nov 11, 2015 A. J. McMahon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Linda Goodman is enough to make more thoughtful astrologers tear their hair out. Yet she is the exact representative of a particular approach to astrology that accounts in large part for astrology's enduring popularity in the modern age. She is a very fun writer, writing with enthusiasm and with a perfect instinct for character description. This book is all heart, and while some might criticise its lack of a more intellectual approach, that is precisely the point of Linda Goodman's way of going ...more
Dec 06, 2014 Mai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
if you are into astrology and sun signs ,then this is book is a must-read becoz Linda Goodman analyzes every sun sign and its compatibility with other sun signs thoroughly .your sun sign is a big part of your personality and it determines whether you gonna get along with other people or not to a certain degree but it also depends on your birth chart and your moon and rising signs so for example Virgo can get along with Libra if there's harmony between the other signs in their chart but normally ...more
Aug 31, 2013 Xenomantid rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: old married women, conventional mystics, people nostalgic for the '70s
From the earliest days of my fascination with astrology, there was one author whose work invariably left me with mixed feelings: Linda Goodman. Although her work remains popular among the more conventional mystics, most practicing occultists never even mention her. Frankly, some of her advice was rather suspect. To this day, I have yet to read any other astrology books that propose that the real ruler of Taurus is not Venus, but a planet called Pan-Horus. (Equating gods who belong to two differe ...more
Nov 11, 2015 Priyadharshni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book.. Witty and wise...

You don't have to believe in astrology...

You don't have to be in love with anybody (with the possible exception of your dog)...

You may think that Pluto was that great Greek philosopher...

Still, Just go ahead and do read this book...

Her way of writing can make you think, laugh and wonder at the same time...

My all time favorite....
Mar 19, 2011 Shida rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: astrology
I love Linda Goodman as an astrologist in general, but this book it great as it shows off so much of her witty sense of humor and cheeky personality. It's a great reference guide for those of us that study astrology as a "hobby" (i.e. secretly obsessed with sun and rising signs and are "the friend" in the circle that can always do "a chart" for someone they just met). She's not quite straightforward in that you wont hear the "don't date a Pisces (which I should NOT) because they are bad for you" ...more
Mar 23, 2008 Steven rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Astrology readers, those who like punchy prose
Shelves: writing
For anyone who knows me, this can be seen as an unusual choice to have on my shelves. I came across this book while browsing the local chain bookstore, and was struck by the design of the front cover. When I saw the author's name, I knew I had to read it.

Right before I began 5th grade, I read Goodman's first book on astrology--an interesting portrait of late '50s/early '60s gender roles through the lens of astrology--and enjoyed her straightforward, prescriptive prose style so I was expecting mu
Feb 10, 2016 Fishface rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: astrology
I loved this one too. What a chore it must have been to write! This was not as accurate as I remember "Sun Signs" being but it was a lot of fun.
Apr 06, 2016 Faith&Believe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Donna Brown
Apr 14, 2015 Donna Brown rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-development
I've had this book for years and year. It is definitely going with me in my move. Anyone who like astrology will love this book.
Not what I was looking for, but filled a need for knowledge nonetheless. This book doesn't accurately explain Sun Signs. It does for a general view, yes, but when it comes to people, you really need to make a birth chart for them, interpret each, and then synastry - it's all in the details! On the other hand, I will give credit for being fabulously funny, witty and romantic. It really did fuel my interest in astrology, and bettered my understanding by giving examples of the character of each sig ...more
Charita Robinson
I'm a Scorpio and her summation hits the nail right on the head.
Apr 23, 2016 Kristo rated it it was amazing
An interesting way of thinking about relationships
Nov 11, 2012 Disha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been a fan of Linda Goodman since I read the sunsign book written by her. The detailing is much more in the love sign book, with a compatibility possiblilities of each sun sign with another. The glimpses of poetry from her book venus trines at midnight which is partially included in this book is a treat to read. And one must truely appreciate her observation about people from the relative sun signs which makes the reading more indulging. A must read for those who like discovering about pe ...more
Drumbabe Klang
Aug 21, 2014 Drumbabe Klang rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Still spot on after all these years.
Tatum C. Rose
A must-have for astrology lovers, or lovers period. Well-written and thought-provoking classic! Recommend 110%!!
Gary Michael
Feb 13, 2016 Gary Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Linda Goodman assumed the name Linda during World War II for a popular WCOM radio show in Parkersburg that she hosted called Love Letters from Linda. Each show consisted of Linda reading letters written between soldiers and their loved ones. Each letter was punctuated with a popular song of the day. While working in radio, she met her second husband, Sam O. Goodman, and took his last name. He bega ...more
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“Sometimes, it seems that the problems of two people who love each other are hopeless, the wall that separates them too high to ever surmount. But their problems would all dissolve, simply disappear, if they would only touch hands—or hearts—or minds—or even touch noses—and whisper just one word: “magic!” For love is magic, the secret power all who love possess without realizing it. No matter how great the injury, or how bitter the words, love will erase it all, as if it had never been. But not without the desire and effort to do so on the part of the one who has inflicted the pain—not without the quality of forgiveness on the part of the one who’s been deeply hurt. Desire, effort and forgiveness, intermingled, are necessary to release love’s force and power.” 6 likes
“Libra does. Winning an intellectual point or decision, however minor, major—or in the middle—is the reason for the Libra person’s very existence, symbolized by the Libra Scales, balanced in perfect harmony and justice.” 2 likes
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