The book Angel Astrology 101 by Angelologist Doreen Virtue and Astrologer and Angel Therapist Yasmin Boland was given to me by the Hay House Book Nook Blogger Program in exchange for my review.
As a CACR (Certified Advanced Angel Card Reader) trained by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine, and a student of spirit, I’ve found myself called to learn more and more about the Angels and Archangels over the past few years. I’ve long had an interest in astrology but was too intimidated by it to delve much beyond the daily horoscope. I found it intriguing, yet tremendously overwhelming, quickly giving up on any book I’ve attempted to read previously on the subject.
Angel Astrology 101 inspired me to take the leap and it was a wonderful initiation into astrology and the energy of the Archangels. At first glance, the cover art is beautiful! The brief introduction and history of Astrology was easy to digest. The definition of terms, importance of the details of your date and time of birth, and what the meaning of the planets are further increased my confidence that this was astrology I could understand!
To make my learning more personal, I took the advice of the authors and printed out my natal chart. You can find a simplistic copy of yours here http://www.angelastrology101.com/, or more detailed versions elsewhere.
Using my natal chart as a guide, I began to navigate the book according to my birth chart, looking up my sun, moon, planetary signs and so on. This provided an introduction to Angel astrology in a meaningful way and helped me better understand both the meaning of the signs and how to work with the Archangels associated with each sign. It eliminated the intimidation factor and made it a fun and educational journey of self-discovery. It also provided some ‘ah-ha’ moments of insight! This made it much easier to digest than just reading from the beginning with no frame of reference. Then, I went back and read about each sign and the Archangel associated with each sign for a more generalized education and greater depth of understanding.
I found the book well-organized by astrological/sun sign. Each chapter is broken down by the 12 astrological signs and their associated Archangel. Then by easy to follow sections devoted to the sun, moon and planets as they relate to that sign. I found the list of questions one could ask each archangel for help with in a generalized sense useful for everyone in everyday life. There are also many beautiful illustrations throughout the book.
Angel Astrology 101 is a gentle way to get to know the Archangels and their specialties as they relate to the astrological signs and the planetary influences. I liked that this book allowed the reader to access the wisdom of astrology through the energy of the Archangels in a simple, organized, yet informative way.
Overall, I found Angel Astrology 101 a great introduction to both astrology and working with the angels. One does not need any prior knowledge of either subject to benefit greatly from this book. For those who have prior experience with astrology or working with the Archangels, you will find it informative and thought-provoking. You will surely learn something about yourself and those around you.
Anyone who is interested in astrology, angels, or the journey to better knowing and understanding your inner self will enjoy this book. It is a valuable tool for raising self-awareness and connection to the Angelic realm. If you are well-versed in astrology, it may be too simplistic for you, although if you are new to working with the Archangels in combination with astrology, you will find it insightful. If you are new to astrology or have an interest in working with the Archangels, astrology, or tools to improve your own self-awareness and connection to spirit, you will find this book a great tool for your journey. It’s about so much more than knowing your ‘sign’. It’s about understanding who you are and why.
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FTC Disclosure: The opinions in this review are my honest and unbiased opinion of the book. I received no financial compensation for this post.