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Find out what's really happening in your life and the lives of those around you. Is he really unstable beneath that placid exterior? Is she marrying you for your money alone? When should you give a wayward spouse the benefit of the doubt? How can you adjust your inner moods to your best advantage, knowing when to push and when to pull back, when to speak up and when to shu ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published December 1st 1984 by Bantam (first published September 1968)
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Albert
Nov 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Albert by: I accidentally got it from our taguan. 1970s pa kasi siya eh.
This book is the reason by I am very much hooked in astrology nowadays. Linda Goodman carefully and accurately explain each zodiac sign in some forms of entertainment. In fact, I was suprised that most of her descriptions are true to me.

For me the best thing about this book is it helped me appreciate myself and other people. At the end of the day, I always end up saying "kaya pala ganyan siya dahil ganito ang sign niya." This book is not made to create prejudice but to help understand the oddnes
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Audrey Babkirk Wellons
Aug 27, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who enjoy hilarity
I take astrology seriously. I'm sure Linda Goodman takes astrology seriously. But you CANNOT TAKE LINDA GOODMAN SERIOUSLY. This book was written in 1968, and I swear it has NOT BEEN REVISED since then. What does this mean? First off, it means you get the benefit of all of Linda's 1968-era trippy-dippy moonchild flights of fancy. Second, girl will totally tell you that your Capricorn man might not like it if you want to, say, HAVE A JOB. (But hey, that's just one of his craaaaazy quirks that you' ...more
Rajan
It is very cleverly written. So clever that you feel u r every sun sign from aries to piesces. Its heresay, imaginary, unscientific, illogical and absurd. But still u look up for your DoB many times and check your sun sign again and again. It is written so cleverly you force yourself to believe the qualities of your so called sin sign (pun intended).

Its the majority opinion that its not science. Sun is star. Moon is satellite. But still considered for calculations. How the stars, planets and sa
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Marissa
Nov 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: lovers of fun light astrology
Recommended to Marissa by: MOMMY!! :)
I was practically weened on this book. The copy I have is a hardback from the 60s. It was my grandmother's, mom's, and now mine. And someday my kid will get it - mwhahaaaha! I have awesome memories of climbing onto mom's bed and reading astrology books with her. We'd read aloud to each other - different chapters for different parts of our charts. As I got older and had crushes, she'd ask me about this Pisces or that Gemini I had a thing for and we'd READ ALL THE COMBOS. This book is to me what m ...more
Sarah
Aug 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I swear by this book. I've read all the signs and they describe people's personalities so perfectly. Plus it was published in the 60's and is super old fashioned about gender roles. It's pretty hilarious. And to top it all off, there are constant references to Alice in Wonderland. How could it get any better? ...more
Sylwia
Mar 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading the Aquarius chapter was like reading erotica.

Linda Goodman has a good understanding of the main foundation of a person's chart: the sun sign. She makes it a point to remind the reader how the other signs in our charts can skew our "token" sun sign personality. I appreciated this about the description, even if reading about the "hardcore" version of every sign wasn't always fulfilling. She points out very specific and accurate details that might give a reader some insight about themselve
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Nandakishore Varma
A fun book to read. I don't believe in astrology, but I must say that Linda has got it correct regarding the personality of myself (a Leo), my wife (a Taurean) and my son (a Gemini). I only did not like the part where she said Leos are boastful - we are not! We are just honest in pointing out our virtues. ...more
Kathy
Jul 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
That is kind of a nostalgic tip of the hat four stars there, because I appreciate Linda's Aries nature and the way she threw open the doors for a generation of astrologers and people in search of a bit more insight than just that newspaper column promising a tall dark stranger on Tuesday. And the Alice in Wonderland framework of Sunsigns was cool, particularly to the children of the 60's, our long hair trailing, our embroidered gowns catching the light.

But this book was also the first one to mak
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Shikha Aggarwal
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very true for us scorpions. Must read.
Richa
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lovely! Accurate! Interesting even if you do not believe in them. Is an all time favourite. My dad was an astrologer and he got us to read this, hoping to get us hooked to this science (I call it science, I have seen it work... Every time). It sure got me hooked!
Allison Winchester bean
So on POINT!
Gabriela G
Oct 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Suddenly this author has gotton me exited about a topic that i never fathomed would be very intresting. I have never taken any classes or took an intrest in astrology to read about it but reading Linda Goodman's writting and words she makes me feel like an expert. You would never guess that you are learning about Sun Signs, in fact your having way to much fun to even realize your learning anything at all, she treats this "guide" like a regular book, making it fun, adding in si ...more
Samir Ahmed
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is the bible of sun signs. I have read it 10 to 12 years back and still i wonder it writes so many things that are very similar to the person's trait and personality. Bought this book basically to read about my crush and of course myself also; and later on it went on helping me to understand about other sun signs as well. I am libran and it is remarkably well described about myself and that too quite precisely. The best part about this book is you can enjoy a lot while going through it. I sug ...more
Jordan Lombard
*sigh* I can't find my edition on here anywhere. It's the hard cover published in 1968.

I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to know what it means to be born during a specific time of the year. It read me like a book! lol.
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Shanu
Jul 26, 2017 rated it liked it
dated but entertaining
Adi Narayan Mandalemula
Jun 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I didn't believe in Astrology until I bought this book. I just had to read the Aries (the first sign) chapter in the book and I knew then to my great delight that this book is genuine.

This book literally changed a large part of my life. I first went, a little bit, through her Love Signs book before taking the 'Sun signs' and buying it. I didn't care if Astrology is true when I picked up the Love signs book. I was just going through books in the store, so I just took this book and opened the Le
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Anie
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book describes a lot regarding various sun signs in a very interesting way even if you do not want to believe it sometimes. It becomes very interesting when a person reads it and matches his or her qualities.

It also defines the nature and characteristics of water, air and earth signs. As it was written a lot of years ago, things have changed greatly. It is based on people belief on astrology. Some of the points that I found interesting were like :

-a Capricorn child is very serious in his c
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Rummy
May 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Don't believe in Sun Signs? This book's for you!
This book is fantastic! My book is dog eared and falling apart - I've read it that many times. Its one of those astrology books that don't need you to fit yourself into the said characteristics. Sometimes we just don't get someone's behavior or their nature - this book clearly helps in that. Understanding. Understanding that people are different and great in different ways.
Linda Goodman's writing style is easy to read and holds your interest. When
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Bren
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
I was interested in this book I must admit. While I do not have any deep belief in Astrology, it was fun reading about the different personalities of the various signs.

But here is my main issue and I am sure it will not be a surprise:

I do not really fit my sign nor do most people I know fit their sign. So it is not a book I could take all that seriously. I know many people are deep believers in Astrology and that's fine. But I'd have enjoyed the book more if I could find myself in my sign or the
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Claire
While I have always liked Goodman's style, her books are rather dated (keeping in mind that they were written decades ago and continually republished): a good writing style and an assumption that astrology as a determinant of personality does not age, but the interpretation does as they are often through a cultural filter. Now it is expected that both spouses work, women can handle things independently, etc. This is not to say I do not enjoy her books, as I often reread sections, and even quote/ ...more
Fenixbird SandS
Oct 08, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: astrology basics all can enjoy
wow! great imaginative & enthralling read! My favorite part(s) of this book? "How to identify this sign" You say you are in love with a Sagitarrius boss? Ayue carumba!! If you are a novice, then I might recommend reading Linda Goodman's Sun Signs first.....pick out your favorite friend(s) birth signs & read about them! OR....if you have a difficult boss, and can find out his or her birthday, then read about that sign "as a boss." Perhaps my age is showing, but good clean fun (plus a little help ...more
Lenny Husen
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the best Astrology book ever written. Not because it is any less bullshit than any other, but so elegant, fun to read, and amazingly well crafted. A true gem. The descriptions are delightful of personalities that we all know. And I have to admit, my Sun Sign description, The Capricorn Woman, describes me perfectly, especially the part about how beautiful all Capricorn women are. .
Aoi
May 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
The book that started it all! An extremely fun and enjoyable recounting of the sun signs and their quirks. She has a great flair for narration, and when copied by astrologers today, comes across as stiff and unnatural.

A great book to read again and again. I was nodding and laughing at myself when the Sagittarius section came on..
Kecia
Nov 05, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
When I was in high school I thought this book was based on fact.
Tapasya
Best Book Ever.

I just love this book. This book inspired me to learn astrology. I was 15 then. And now i am quite an expert in astrology.

Yoana
Ok so I only read my sign and those of the boys I was in love with at the time. But I read them multiple times! I say it counts.
Lodane
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
The 1-5 Star Review is the total of what I have to say about this book, specifically.

Caveat: This review is historical/archival in nature. 'Date read' is speculative.

This book is one of many books I have read about the occult/paganism/witchcraft. This was the readily available faith in my household as a child. Additionally, I worked for a company in this field, 2015-2016, and had to read an ocean of this stuff to do my job.

Like televangelists, and snake-oil salesman, these publishers prey on the
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 B. Sinsational
🌟Starstruck🌟
This is a book you definitely wanna read, it has created a big buzz, and you will understand why..
some love it, some hate it, some goes banana on the Author, for not being specific enough, but gee.. *sighz* a half wit can figure out a book about sunsigns is not specific down to location, time, and exact person..its silly to even assume that.
I have always been Taking astrology with a pinch of salt, since logic states it has to be generic, amd vague so it would suit most people.

HOW E
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Tameeka
Feb 16, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: astrology
Yeah, this book was definitely written in 1968. Here is a quote about a Gemini male Sun Sign as a parent, "See that the youngsters don't confine him needlessly, don't ask him to babysit unless he obviously wants to, and he'll take to fatherhood nicely, with one child or a dozen."

If you want a good laugh while learning about sun signs and stereotypical gender roles, this is your book. This book may not be for you if you don't relate to your sun sign traits.
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Luis Alonso
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Curiosity for the characteristics of Scorpio led me to this book. I have always thought that astrology, the when and where of how we were born, pretty much has an influence in our personalities. After reading this book I understood better my behavior. I think the content is very certain, if you truly read it with an open mind.
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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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