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How to be a Great Astrologer: the Planetary Aspects Explained 


Simply the best book on Western planetary aspects (squares, trines, sextiles, and oppositions)!

273 pages. © 1992 re-issued in 2023 with a new cover.



Simply the best book on Western planetary aspects.

The relationships between planets—the aspects—are the heart and soul of Western astrology. In this book, each aspect (squares, trines, sextiles, and oppositions) gets its due. They are described in comprehensive detail after deep, intense research. It’s written in the accessible clarity and accuracy for which James is known.

Bonus chapter: 23 pages of the most thorough analysis of the Moon’s nodes in the signs and houses.

Astrologers report that they keep this book at hand during sessions with their clients. This reference has been receiving rave reviews since 1992; Dell Horoscope called this “Braha’s best book to date”.


  1. How Astrology Works
  2. The Moon’s Nodes Through the Signs and Houses
  3. Planetary Signs and Symbols
  4. Traditional Astrological Aspects
  5. Aspects to the Sun
  6. Aspects to the Moon
  7. Aspects to Mercury
  8. Aspects to Venus
  9. Aspects to Mars
  10. Aspects to Jupiter
  11. Aspects to Saturn
  12. Aspects to Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto


273 pages, © 1992 re-issued in 2023 with a new cover.



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