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Astro Poets: Your Guides to the Zodiac

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  620 ratings  ·  113 reviews
From the online phenomenons the Astro Poets comes the first great astrology primer of the 21st century.

Full of insight, advice and humor for every sign in the zodiac, the Astro Poets' unique brand of astrological flavor has made them Twitter sensations. Their long-awaited first book is in the grand tradition of Linda Goodman's Sun Signs, but made for the world we live in
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published October 29th 2019 by Flatiron Books
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Dec 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Capricorn: I found a book you might like.
Gemini: I’ve probably already read it.
Capricorn: I doubt it. This is a very obscure text.
Gemini: I’ve read every book ever written.
Sara ➽ Ink Is My Sword
really getting into astrology lately

i'm a:
leo ☀️ aries🌙 aquarius ⬆️

what are yours?
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
First of all this book is just about SUN signs. It starts out saying what a sun sign is,and the different modes and elements. And then a little about the moon and Saturn returns and mercury retrogrades and rising signs. If you have no knowledge of astrology I believe this would just confuse you rather then help. I felt like I was reading more of a fiction book rather then an astrology book. I did not feel like it was a guide at all. Every chapter starts out a different sun sign and tells about s ...more
Nov 26, 2019 marked it as definitive-tbr  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-releases
okay, I think it's time to finally know a little about astrology...? thanks to the libroFM ALC program for the review audiobook.
Jan 12, 2020 rated it liked it
This is such a profoundly frustrating book. It oscillates wildly between genuinely incredible and thoughtful insight (and some lovely poems), lazy and uninspired stereotypes (it’s my Aquarian lot in life for people to constantly tell me I’m an alien who likes to wear shower curtains), and baffling generalizations about astrology. (From the first chapter: “Many astrologers, us included, don’t put a lot of stock in a person’s rising sign.” I have followed astrology and a huge variety of astrologer ...more
Kristin Boldon
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, 2019, new
Like their Twitter, lovely and thoughtful, often spookily accurate. If only the chapters were a bit longer!
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. As delightful and poetic as you’d think coming from 2 poets. Go listen to their podcast too; the last episode featured a fantastic interview of Saeed Jones.
May 07, 2020 rated it liked it
It made me laugh as I'd expected it would . I knew I'd like it even before I'd started reading it because reading their tweets is one of the only reasons I go on Twitter once in a while . ...more
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I haven't read an astrology book for quite some time, and found this to be a nice, updated take on the subject. It was not too heavy, contained a good deal of humor, and was altogether an enjoyable read. This only goes over the sun signs, so if you want a more in-depth take on your chart, look elsewhere. Well done, in that it didn't drag on at all, was never boring; each section was just the right length. The sign-specific texts were especially amusing.
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: top-15-of-2019
4.5 stars - this was an absolute delight. Ive been following Astro Poets on twitter for years now, and their book definitely lives up. I have fully drunk the kool aid on astrology and I have no shame. Though not always perfect, astrology is so fascinating and often right. I would apologize for nagging everyone around me for their birthdays and birth times over the past week, but I’m not really sorry. 😝 can’t wait to come back to this time and again!
May 24, 2020 rated it did not like it
Literally read an actual astrology book. This was obviously written in like two days and is meant to be sold at urban outfitters
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book wasn’t what I expected it to be, but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy it. Each chapter details a different sign, which is typical for an astrology book, but I was expecting a more poetic approach from Astro Poets.

I read the book out of order, reading my favorite signs first and then reading about the ones I’m... less receptive towards. The authors said incredible things about each sign that softened my harsh opinions (sorry, Aries & Pisces).

TL;DR fun, well-written astro book. wo
Macklin R
Apr 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Being intentionally obtuse is not the same thing as being poetic
Storri Gadau
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
LOVE LOVE LOVE! This is my all time favorite astrology book written by favorite astrologers (and poets). I couldn’t wait for my preorder so I listened to the audiobook & I’m so glad I did!! I want MORE please!!
Margo Angélique
i am a scorpio sun, aries moon, cancer rising that was born on the scorpio-sag cusp. okay. i love astrology. i always wanted to be one of those people that can just look at someone or listen to them talk and be able to near accurately tell you their entire chart. so far i can obviously do scorpios like that. this book is a little informative but in all honesty it's like an astrology site mixed with a magazine (teen vogue or nylon) but in book form. ...more
Emily Smith
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a very humorous book. I found the interpretations to be very accurate to what I’ve already heard about each sign. I recommend this book to all of my astrology loving friends, or simply people who are interested enough to read a book about it.
Dec 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Virgo: I was just thinking about that time I came with you to get your haircut and you didn’t know it but I saved a piece of your hair and put it in my “Memories from 2015” folder, color coded blue for beautiful and labeled 3:15, the time of your haircut.

You [confused]: Oh. That’s so . . . sweet.
Book Unicorn
This was an okay book. It had a different view on astrology.
Aug 18, 2020 rated it did not like it
This just wasn't it baby ...more
Anna Torchia
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A great introduction to the zodiac for the uninitiated.
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fun, funny, offbeat, and dead on with what these two are selling at the astrology fair. Great gift idea for the offbeat astrology fan.
Apr 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Sigh. Everybody hates capricorns.
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry, astrology
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this book -- it's super funny and doesn't take itself too seriously, which is so refreshing in an astrology book. Astrology is really interesting, but can get a little too heavy-handed sometimes in my opinion. I honestly struggle to navigate its ubiquity in the queer community, and don't really know what my own relationship to it is; sometimes I think it's funny or convenient to pin personality tr
Audra (ouija.doodle.reads)
This is a fairly standard examination of the sun signs of astrology. It is often humorous and adds a millennial feeling twist to much of the analysis, but I suppose somewhat like a millennial, it is fairly surface level, more concerned with outward appearances, throwing some humorous shade, and turning in early for a nap.

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Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
everything was good except dorothea really had a thing against capricorns and i wasnt happy about it at all... what capricorn fucked her over that bad lol
Sep 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
I'm an Aries sun, Scorpio moon, and Aries rising.
I found the interpretations in Astro Poets to be very accurate. It goes through each sun sign's personality and persona, and each as a lover (compatibility, what attracts them, how they are as a partner, and sex.) It goes through each sun sign's details as a friend, their style, and their responsive behaviors via text or communication with another sun sign.

When reading the book, I thought about people I knew with each sun sign, and of course, I t
Apr 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
First off, I'm a Sagittarius sun, Gemini moon, Capricorn rising.
This book was an absolute delight to read. For someone who has plenty of experience with and knowledge about astrology, this was a nice companion with lots of fun poetry and anecdotes. I don't recommend this for those who are looking to actually LEARN astrology because it does not cover all that much other than the sun signs. The biggest thing to keep in mind is definitely that this is only about sun signs and is not all-encompassi
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'd recommend this book to anyone who wants to better understand the sun signs! Anyone with a passing interesting astrology can tell you which signs are fixed, cardinal, air, fire, etc etc etc and which planets rule them, but the experience to describe the actual CHARACTER of the signs is something that can only come with years of observation. Astrology is of course really trendy, so unless you've done that observation yourself, it's difficult to know who's speaking about the signs from real exp ...more
Claire Christopher
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: written-by-women
This book is a good distillation of all the signs if you struggle to remember the traits of any sign but your own, like I do. I appreciate the way this book was laid out, with the same subsections for each sign, including what they’re like as a lover and a friend, how they text and what their imagination is like, and a playlist of songs by artists with the same sign.

Naturally, not every comment is right on the mark — but I will admit I recognized my dearest friends unmistakably in the sections f
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was a fascinating read, the accuracy in describing each zodiac is unparalleled. I was drawn to this book from the very moment I spotted it on the shelves in Barnes and Noble. It appeared that someone had put it down last minute on a shelf it didn't belong on, much to my delight, because otherwise I may have never discovered it. A quick read of a page I randomly flipped to and I knew that I had to have this book. I purchased it immediately. The very first thing I did was flip to the cha ...more
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Alex Dimitrov is the author of Begging for It (Four Way Books, 2013), the online chapbook American Boys (Floating Wolf Quarterly, 2012), and a second collection of poems forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press. In 2014 he launched Night Call, a multimedia poetry project through which he read poems to strangers in bed and online. Dimitrov is also the founder of Wilde Boys, a queer poetry salon active ...more

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