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The Zodiac by Degrees
Second Edition, Extensively Revised
Martin Goldsmith
ISBN: 9781578635900
Book (Paperback)
Weiser Books
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
392 pages
February 11, 2015


The Zodiac by Degrees gave me serious goose bumps on several occasions. Inside of half an hour, the text had cleared up my ambivalence about the exact degree of my Ascendant and given me a new understanding of my Sun degree–one vastly more evocative than the traditional Sabian interpretation. Martin Goldsmith is a poet in the old sense of the word: he’s on fi re with imagery and the fi re is contagious” —Steven Forrest, author of The Inner Sky

“At last! An astrologer who has undertaken the huge workload of intensive research into the individual degrees of the zodiac. Thanks to his years of work, Goldsmith has finally taken this area of astrology out of the misty, intuitive, ‘channeled’ area of the Sabian symbols onto the firmer and more reliable footing of good, grounded research. This long-needed book is therefore and essential reference work for any serious astrologer.” —Bernadette Brady, author of Predictive Astrology
The Zodiac by Degrees provides symbols and interpretations for each of the 360 degrees of the zodiac. These symbols make a direct connection with your basic spiritual energies and penetrate the private language of your personal mythology. For this second edition, every one of the 360 degrees has been reexamined from extensive lists of examples. In the end, about ninety degrees have undergone major changes and all of the rest have been clarified and sharpened. The result is a symbol system of unparalleled accuracy, and an indispensable tool for both amateur and practicing astrologers.

Martin Goldsmith has studied zodiacal degree symbols for more than 40 years and has done extensive research on planets, signs, and houses. He has a PhD in the history of science with an emphasis on the intersection of early modern science and the Western occult tradition. Goldsmith is the author of Moon Phases: A Symbolic Key, which provides images for the 28 phases of the moon. More recently he has published Jupiter’s Dance, which provides radical new interpretations for Jupiter and the other planets. Martin lives in New Mexico.
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