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

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  1,573 ratings  ·  111 reviews
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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sarah
Dec 06, 2008 sarah rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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!
Maxine
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 i...more
Gabriela G
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
Yadel
Linda Goodman's prose is not bad. You'll also find that she will say insightful things at time. Whether astrology is a valid way of guiding your life or not (I do not think it is), do not read this book. When someone is in love, the excess of dopamine which floods the brain invites you to conjure connections. These are the type of connections that astrologers love to impregnate in the mind of whomever reads them. Ego, self, love, meaning of life, immortality and so on. Sadly, they're simplificat...more
Tine!
Oct 26, 2011 Tine! rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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
Hekates Lady
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
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
Jennifer Lynne
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
Sarah
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.
Joanne Rock
Great reference for romance writers... I like her take on how various personalities mesh or come into conflict. Helpful and inspiring for character creation.
Eartha
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.
Mai
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
Xenomantid
Aug 31, 2013 Xenomantid rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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
Shida
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
Steven
Mar 23, 2008 Steven rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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...more
Ima Heretic
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.
Neena
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...more
Disha
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
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%!!
Megan
This truly doesn't belong in the "myths/folklore" bookshelf. However, I don't have any other astrology books & don't plan on buying any more. This book was purchased when I was younger, much more open-minded and getting high just about every day. I never took this stuff seriously, but had fun reading it anyhow. Can't remember the last time I turned to it. At any rate, one of those books I should probably get rid of but haven't yet.

Linda Goodman is certainly entertaining. Full of shit, but en...more
Damey
Nov 15, 2008 Damey rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Damey by: Jamie
I chose "currently reading" because it's a reference guide to astrological relationship signs. It cross references, for instance:
GEMINI Woman TAURUS Man -OR- GEMINI Man TAURUS Woman

Whenever people spot this book on my bookshelf, they're always intrigued. Even if you don't believe in the stuff, it's entertaining.

Linda Goodman (the astrologist/author) has another book I reference from time to time: Linda Goodman's Sun Signs (describes each sign as man, woman, child, boss, employee).
Johnnietwobrows
This is the first book I read on astrological compatibility, and I can't say enough good things about it. If you're interested in how two signs match up at a very basic level this book is for you. One warning: There's a lot more going on than just the sun sign, so if you find that the relationship you're interested in doesn't seem to be going the way the book says it might, dig a little deeper into the charts or have a professional astrologer do a synastry (compatibility) chart for you and your...more
Brenda Cregor
Do I hear snickering?
A friend bought it for me in high school.
I have to say, though I am an astrology skeptic, there was a time I could meet someone and within a few minutes could accurately announce their Sun Sign.( I did not do it very often, but my accuracy rate was still quite impressive).
Let me tell you. Every man I have every adored has been a Capricorn. My dearest friends are water signs. And according to this book, my parents were a divorce waiting to happen...ka-ching!
Karla
Detailed and useful.
Mallika Nawal
The trusted partner at the beginning and end of every relationship...every crush...every potential mate. It, quite literally was the Lover's Bible!!!
1976
This must be one of the best star sign books I have ever read (and I have read many, even though I haven't add them on GR yet!). I still have this book and never get bored of re-reading certain signs for reference. Linda writes as if is talking to as a very close friend of yours, which me feel like she had known me for years. If your interested in the stars, this is a book I would give Ten stars too!
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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.” 2 likes
“trouble. The Bull hates excess, and seldom messes around with it in any form, but when he slips, he does it the way he does everything else—on a grand scale.” 1 likes
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