Astrology has a great future before it. The children of the new era will be educated, not by ignorant parents and teachers with out-of-date ideas, but by their educated parents and teachers, who will have their horoscopes correctly cast for the exact time of birth.
-from the Introduction
There was a time, not so long ago, when the new promise of "scientific" astrology was on the verge of making life infinitely better, from the prospect of a more intimate self-knowledge to the "wonderful help a correct horoscope is to medical diagnosis."
This charming didactic 1917 primer, from that optimistic era, takes a can-do educational tone in its quest to help young people become their own astrologers.
Here are all the astrological lessons any at-home forecaster needs, including...
. the importance of the time of birth
. how to deal with sidereal time
. the meaning of "retrograde"
. how to place the planets properly in a horoscope map
. orbs, aspects, trines, and quincunxes
. how to read an astrological fortune
. understanding houses
. and more.