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About Tracy Marks
Tracy Marks, M.A., is a licensed mental health counselor, astrologer, writer, instructor, and nature photographer. Her transformational astrology books, drawing upon her in-depth psychodynamic understanding include Astrology of Self-Discovery, The Art of Chart Interpretation, and Your Secret Self: Illuminating the The Twelfth House, have been translated into nine languages, and have sold over 150,000 copies. A psychotherapist since 1985, she currently maintains both counseling and astrology practices in Arlington, Massachusetts, and also teaches personal growth, literature and computer graphics courses in continuing education programs.
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This comprehensive work focuses on the most challenging dynamics of the birth chart. Originally published in 1987, it is recognized as a classic of modern astrology, and was the most highly rated book in the Astrology Book Club’s nationwide survey. The author presents powerful techniques for understanding and resolving the conflicts of planetary aspects, emphasizing the potential for growth and achievement involved in stressful aspects.
The central theme of this book is the T-square configuration—a chart pattern that occurs periodically for everyone by transit, progression, or chart comparison. The T-square is a combination of planets, signs, and houses that suggests a pronounced strength or emphasis, as well as imbalance and deficiency. Planetary Aspects: An Astrological Guide to Managing Your T-Square is a discussion of the conflicts and harmonies of this important aspect, and a guide to understanding the crucial periods and challenges it presents.
The Twelfth House is where the angels of our creative inspiration and spirituality, and the demons of our shadow self reside. Tracy Marks, psychotherapist /astrologer, provides penetrating insights into the inner workings of both the hidden weaknesses and strengths of the Twelfth House, and provides practical and easy-to-use worksheets to support the process of recovering buried facets of ourselves.
Part I: The multi-faceted meanings of the Twelfth HousePart II: The meaning of individual Twelfth house planets and signs, their rulers and placementPart III: Psychodynamics of the Twelfth House -the emotional conflicts associated with it, and the process of integrating and liberating Twelfth House energiesPart IV: Self Transformation through Dreamwork and the dream experience using case studies related to the Twelfh HousePart V: The Collective Shadow, focusing on the Twelfth House of the United States.
This is an updated, expanded and revised addition of a book published in 1989, with over 30 pages of new material.
Marks' experience as a psychotherapist and spiritual teacher has enabled her to synthesize her knowledge of psychology with her astrological work to elucidate a path of deepening personal awareness and cooperation with planetary energies. The unique insights in The Astrology of Self-Discovery give fresh, new life to the practice of astrology.