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About Anthony Louis
Anthony Louis is a psychiatrist who has been studying astrology as a serious avocation since his early teens and tarot for the past three decades. His longstanding interest in the history and symbolism of the divinatory arts led him to lecture internationally and to publish numerous articles and books on astrology, tarot, and other forms of divination. His highly acclaimed text on horary astrology first appeared in 1991 and was revised and reissued in 1996. His bestselling book 'Tarot Plain and Simple' is a perennial favorite.
A more advanced book entitled 'Tarot Beyond the Basics' was released by Llewellyn in April of 2014. A reviewer in Library Journal (14 Apr 2014) said of Louis' most recent tarot text: "Well researched and organized and offering a fantastic card-by-card appendix, this title will satisfy readers of tarot and divination systems who are looking for depth.” -- Janet Tapper
In 2013 Louis began to publish e-books about astrology and tarot for Kindle on amazon.com. He has also written the text for reports on vocation, secondary progressions, and solar returns for Halloran software's AstrolDeluxe Report Writer and has translated into English Morin's Book 18 of Astrologia Gallica on the strengths and weaknesses of the planets. Based on his study of Morin's work on solar returns, he reviewed the classic and modern literature and in 2008 published "The Art of Forecasting with Solar Returns."
The author is a member of the Astrological Society of Connecticut. His blog is at http://tonylouis.wordpress.com/
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Take your tarot reading to a higher level. With an emphasis on tarot’s astrological influences and a number of detailed sample readings, Tarot Beyond the Basics shows the way to becoming an advanced practitioner. Here, Anthony Louis shares how-to instructions for working with reversals, number symbolism, intuition, the four elements, and the philosophical roots of tarot.
Explaining astrology for tarot readers clearly and in a way that makes sense, Louis shows how to use the tarot to give powerful readings that change people’s lives. The “real” tarot exists in the mind of each reader and is interlaced with his or her stories and experiences. The abundance of knowledge presented in Tarot Beyond the Basics is sure to make your readings come alive with meaning and significance.
Comprehensive and easy to use, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Tarot contains everything you ever wanted to know about tarot. Join Anthony Louis as he explores tarot history, shares card meanings and spreads, and provides detailed guidance that educates and inspires, whether you're a beginner or an advanced reader.
Discover basic reading techniques for a wide variety of systems, including Marseilles, Rider-Waite, and Thoth. Identify the meaning of associations, correspondences, reversals, and dignities, and experience the ways that tarot interacts with astrology and personal spirituality. Combine tarot reading with Kabbalah, numerology, Jungian psychology, journaling, and storytelling while exploring card selection, creativity, tarot ethics, and specialized spreads. Focusing on the use of tarot for insight, empowerment, self-understanding, and fortunetelling, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Tarot provides centuries of accumulated wisdom that will enable you to make optimal use of one of the most powerful spiritual tools ever developed.
Primary directions are an ancient predictive technique. They were the mainstay of astrological forecasting for hundreds of years. Primary directions are somewhat complicated to compute, but with the advent of modern PCs they are staging a comeback. Directions are very helpful in the rectification of birth charts. This e-book is an introduction to primaries for astrologers who are relatively unfamiliar with the method but would like to learn the basics and begin to apply primary directions in their work. The main focus is on the semi-arc method of Claudius Ptolemy, though Regiomontanus' misunderstanding of Ptolemy is also briefly discussed. Several case examples are given to show how useful directions can be in astrological practice..
Planetary hours have been used for centuries to choose favorable times to begin activities and initiate projects for success. They have also been used to elect times for prayers, rituals and incantations. Although planetary hours do not take the place of a traditional electional chart in astrology, according to professional astrologer Maria Kay Simms they lend themselves well to occasions "when a quick timing decision must be made with no time to do more complex astrological computations, even if you know how."
This ebook reviews the key features of planetary hours and shows how they can be used as a "quick and dirty" yet powerful astrological method to elect times to maximize the chances of success of any undertaking. There is also a discussion of how to personalize the planetary hours to your individual horoscope cast for the time of your birth. The author’s comments are often buttressed by historical references and citations, particularly from William Lilly (1647) on the meanings of the houses and Henry Coley (1676) on the attributes of planetary hours in the 17th century.
Geomancy makes use of sixteen figures, each consisting of four rows. The rows are made up of single or double markings, which represent yang or yin energy respectively. Rather than make marks on the ground, the author suggests using a tarot deck and a special four-card tarot spread to generate geomantic figures. The value of this technique is that it combines the divinatory power of three well-established oracular systems: astrology, geomancy and the tarot. In this book the reader will learn how to cast and interpret a four-card geomantic spread with a standard tarot deck. The readings given by this deceptively simple technique are often powerful and quite revealing.
One reader sent the author a note about this e-book: "I started using your new geomantic system. One word: amazing!!!! I always knew the tarot was multilayered and multidimensional. This is incredible, Anthony!"
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This e-book focuses on the Fool’s journey through the twelve signs of the zodiac, which includes his encounters with the various court cards and the Minor Arcana. The journey starts in Aries at the eastern horizon, corresponding to the onset of spring and works it way through each of the twelve astrological signs. During the trip the Fool passes through the four quadrants of the horoscope wheel and their corresponding seasons. On this voyage he visits the thirty-six decans and their associated pip cards. He also meets court cards and tarot trumps along the way. The map for this voyage was drawn up by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Following the Fool on his journey can add a new dimension to your understanding of modern tarot symbolism.
This book will be especially valuable to readers who use the Crowley-Harris Thoth tarot deck and to those who wish to gain a deeper appreciation of the Golden Dawn system which combined astrology and tarot. Because the Rider-Waite-Smith deck is part of the Golden Dawn tradition, this book will also be useful for readers who use any of the Rider-Waite-Smith clones.
(The current edition was updated on 21 February 2014 to correct some typos in the text.)
This e-book looks at political astrology as it was practiced at the beginning of the 20th century. Raphael (Robert T. Cross) wrote one of the most influential texts on the astrology of states and nations at the beginning of the 20th century. Using Raphael’s brief 1910 text on mundane astrology as a scaffold, the author has revised, corrected and illustrated Raphael's original volume with copious explanations, clarifications, case examples, and modern astrological charts. The Appendices contain a wealth of supplemental information that fleshes out Raphael’s 80-page booklet on world astrology, now in the public domain and adds an historical perspective to Raphael's approach. In his discussion of the Sibly chart for the US Declaration of Independence, Louis suggests that Ebenezer Sibly chose a symbolic time for his USA chart on the basis of the 18th century understanding of mundane astrology. Thus, the Sibly USA chart is yet another symbolic chart for the inception of the United States as a nation.
Tarot Plain and Simple by Anthony Louis is the book you've been waiting for! As the title indicates, this book presents the Tarot in clear language that anyone can understand. If you've had trouble learning the Tarot, this book gives the meaning of each and every one of the 78 Tarot cards -- both in simple terms and in-depth ones, both upright interpretations and those for when a card is drawn reversed. Illustrations are from the elegant and mystic Robin Wood Tarot.
This book leaves nothing out! It includes an overview of the history of the Tarot and suggests why this divinatory method works from a scientific point of view. It even includes several spreads and example readings. That way you can see exactly how the Tarot works, how the cards play off of each other and how to give a reading.
Turn to any page and see how you can learn meanings and interpretations. The Five of Cups shows a cloaked person with head down and three of five cups knocked over, spilling their contents. Upright the card means "mourning." But the key words and phrases give you so much more. It can also mean regret, sadness, loss of trust, an emotional letdown, betrayal in love, and much more. How can you tell which expression best fits the card? It depends upon where it falls in the spread and the cards that surround or lead up to it. This is explained in the clear but comprehensive section on Tarot card spreads, and is illustrated in the sample readings.
If you have been waiting for an ideal book to help you learn the Tarot, this is it. The longer you wait, the longer it will be before you can give effective Tarot readings. Get out that Tarot deck and get this book today!
In the 1920s, London astrologer William Frankland revolutionized predictive astrology. His simple, dependable techniques were revered for their reliance on birth charts instead of complex mathematics—and still are today. Now you can learn his methods for yourself.
Drawing on Frankland’s two books, author Anthony Louis explores Frankland's discoveries in detail, sharing numerous examples that demonstrate how inclusive and uncomplicated these methods can be. Secrets of Predictive Astrology covers Frankland's desire to forecast events with more nuanced accuracy than traditional techniques allow as well as his subsequent research of texts by Claudius Ptolemy and Alan Leo. With Louis's valuable insight on Frankland's predictive system, you can better learn to forecast your future and make the most of opportunities to come.
Find What's Lost with the Power of Horary Astrology
45+ Sample Charts and Real-World Examples
With nothing more than a sincerely asked question, horary astrology can help you locate anything that has been lost. Renowned astrologer Anthony Louis shares dozens of charts taken from astrological literature and his own practice, complete with in-depth explanations of how to read them. Covering a wide variety of situations, from misplaced cell phones to missing persons, these charts help practitioners of all levels to improve their skills.
Sharing the well-established methods of influential astrologers, such as seventeenth-century author William Lilly, this book delves deeply into the most helpful ways to work with the relevant houses and aspects. You'll discover revelatory ideas for exploring planetary keywords, retrograde significators, combustion, colors, lunar nodes, and much more. Horary Astrology also presents excerpts from classic astrological works and insights from contemporary astrologers, making it your go-to resource for reaping the practical benefits of this exciting approach to astrology.
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