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The Twelve Houses: Introduction to the Houses in Astrological Interpretation

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A guide to the twelve houses of the astrological chart. This text aims to help the reader discover how the heavens looked when they were born and to use the enclosed map to guide them to their true destiny.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published December 15th 1998 by Thorsons Publishers (first published 1985)
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I LEARNT SO MUCH FROM THIS BOOK! I really feel like my understanding of the different bits of astrology is coming together and The Twelve Houses has been a big part of that growing cohesion. I really liked the mythological introductions to the planets too, for both reminding me of stuff I'd forgotten and teaching me new things, and for adding to my understanding of the planets. The Houses used to be one of the bits I was most confused by - bringing the metaphysical stuff down to earth - and I'm ...more
Generally, this is a good description of the astrological houses from a psychological point of view. Sasportas takes the time to describe each house thoroughly and to look at relationships between the houses. He also details the effects of each planet through the houses as well as the Moon's nodes and some tentative delineations of Chiron in the houses.

The book is a bit uneven when it comes to descriptions of signs on the house cusps. While Sasportas maintains that the signs are similar in effec
The consistent repetition in the text of the different houses, planets, and signs helped me to memorize some of the main archetypal qualities of each element. It took me a while to finish the book but I believe that this slower pace was a positive factor in absorbing the new concepts. As an author Sasportas shows a very balanced perspective providing the reader with views from different Astrological “schools of though” without promoting any specific group, while also being very honest about his ...more
Astrology books are so packed with different types of information, depending on the Astrologer and their knowledge of the information you're seeking, so it can be really difficult to follow sometimes. Howard Sasportas' copy of The Twelve Houses helped guide me to a better understanding of the effects and purpose of each house in the Astrological chart. Not only do I recommend this book to people who are interested in learning more about themselves as individuals in Horoscope, but I recommend it ...more
Brian Collins
I loved this book and found the author's writing style to be clear, and concise. This is a book for both the advanced astrologer and the beginner.
Johnny Martin
This is essential for anyone wishing to study astrology in greater depth because of its focus on the Houses and their symbolism. Sasportas succeeds in breaking down the complexity of House interpretation in the natal chart by clearly laying out all of the possible divisions and how they're related and ultimately work as a whole. By learning about each type of division and what each individual House represents in the grand cycle, it all comes together to form a solid base for a more comprehensive ...more
I love this book and I can't say enough good things about it!

I have learned more about the 12 astrological houses from "The Twelve Houses" than many, many other astrology books. I have been studying astrology for over 20 years now and just discovered this book a few years ago. I wish I had known about it long before now.

Wow. Great stuff. Thanks, Howard, wherever you are. The newest edition has some very moving tributes. If you aren't shelling out for a new copy, you can still read most of them on Amazon's free preview.
Good, basic primer on the houses and planet in houses. Sometimes Sasportas doesn't go as deep as I'd like, but . . . I still refer to this one from time to time.
This guy is really easy to read, not wooey, and he can go from describing specific influences to lacing everything together.. solid!
One of my favorites. Comprehensive, detailed, meaningful. Top three of the best in books on astrology, IMHO.
Tiffany Gellner
One of my favorite books on the house placements. Always keep this handy for referencing.
One of the best books dealing with astrological houses I have encountered.
Titel in German:
Astrologische Häuser und Aszendenten
Don't remember reading this but I know I did
Best book on the houses.
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