Brady's Book of Fixed Stars

The Invisible Force and Influence of Constellations in the Natal Chart


Imprint: Weiser Books
Availability: Coming soon on 07/09/2024

Book Details


512 Pages


5.75 x 9


Trade Paperback

Pub. Date





Red Wheel Weiser


Bernadette Brady holds a PhD from University of Wales Trinity Saint David and did her doctorate on beliefs in fate in 20th- and 21st-century astrology. She also holds a masters degree in culture astronomy and astrology from Bath Spa University, UK. In September 2006, she was honored by the Astrological Association of Great Britain by being awarded the prestigious Charles Harvey Award for “exceptional service to astrology,” and in 2008 with the Regulus Award in Theory and Understanding by the US community at UAC in Denver. She is only one of a handful of UK astrologers to hold this award (others being Nick Campion and Liz Greene).

In her capacity as an astrologer, she lectures, teaches, designs software, and writes. She is renowned for her innovative work in visual astrology, the role of fixed stars in Western astrology, and for her work in predictive astrology. Her MA work was in mapping chaos theory to astrology. She is currently studying Egyptology at Manchester University and lectures internationally on Egyptian astronomy. 

A richly detailed in-depth look at "fixed stars" and their role in affecting astrological predictions. 
Here, celebrated astrologer Bernadette Brady melds modern techniques with Egyptian and early Greek procedures and mythology so astrologers can apply these techniques to modern chart interpretation. Her methods open a window on the fixed stars, revealing how a major star in a person’s chart indicates the stage of life in which it is active, and how it reveals the person’s life journey through the mythology that the star represents.
The book includes: 

  • Paran Maps and Star Phases for over sixty stars
  • New insights into the natal use of fixed stars, as well as their use in mundane astrology
  • Extensive appendices of Heliacal Rising and Acronychal Setting graphs and tables to help astrologers find rising or setting dates for any given location
  • A listing of 176 stars with their 21st-century Ptolemaic processed positions versus their commonly-considered positions. 

Originally published by Weiser Books in 1999, this new Weiser Classics edition is newly typeset and redesigned. It includes a foreword by Chloe Margherita, a practicing astrologer with an in-depth appreciation of the fixed stars.

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