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The Twelve Houses: Introduction to the Houses in Astrological Interpretation

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  331 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
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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Liza
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
Sandi
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book for Astrology as well as Tarot as the individual houses are brought to life in this book and can be applied in a practical manor that aids in utility when applying Houses of the Zodiac spreads. When Astrology and Tarot are combined in a manner that does not crimp each other toes, it expands the layers of connectivity.
A handy reference that is always useful for the understanding of the complex house systems and planet combinations.
John Marani
Feb 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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.
Tiffany Gellner
Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books on the house placements. Always keep this handy for referencing.
Ray
Aug 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Well organised and interesting. An enjoyable traipse through astrological mythology but it didn't clear up some questions I had... A basic Houses primer.
Elizabeth
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
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Sofia
Aug 05, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: astrology
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
Alex
Aug 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jonathan Martin
Oct 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Poppy
Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Should be a must read for every astrology student or just enthusiast.

You will start looking into the birth chart with a different perspective after reading this book, a much more intricate one.

100% would recommend to anyone interested in astrology.
QuetzalBacon
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing

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.
Stargazer
Jan 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: astrology
Best book on the houses.
Brian Collins
Apr 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: astrology
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.
Elijah
Feb 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
This guy is really easy to read, not wooey, and he can go from describing specific influences to lacing everything together.. solid!
Maisie
Aug 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Don't remember reading this but I know I did
Day-v
Sep 03, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Clarissa
May 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorites. Comprehensive, detailed, meaningful. Top three of the best in books on astrology, IMHO.
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