Psychology of Astro*Carto*Graphy (1997)
by Jim Lewis with Ken Irving
Foreward by Erin Sullivan
(Editor of the Penguin Arkana Series)
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The prodigious talent of the late, great Jim Lewis has finally been bottled. This book is a
condensation of the best part of Jim's lifework.
How it ever got to print is an achievement in itself - largely
down to the persistence and vision of Erin Sullivan and the painstaking and meticulous work of
For those of you who know nothing of Astro*Carto*Graphy and Jim Lewis
- visit our A*C*G pages.
What the book captures is Jim's Plutonian (Pluto rising) powerful message in his Geminian (Gemini Sun)
guise of light humour. Early on we come to a key point entitled Shadowed Planets.
Forget telling someone about their lines until you know what's going on in the Natal Chart.
Moving on to the "Zen and the Art of (Not) Cookbooking" section - every variation of
A*C*G line is delineated with a punchy heading followed by a colourful description of
As an astrologer I had the rare experience of finding that many of outlines provided some
new insight or turn-of-phrase that
added to my conscious perception of the planetary position or combination.
The word games in the headings range from the I-Ching:
Mercury/Venus The Taming Power of the Small,
to Shakespeare: Mercury/Mars Trippingly over Your Tongue,
but the best and most acute are pure Jim Lewis originals.
Sun/Uranus Idealists know best - just ask one.
Mercury/Saturn The Alchemy of Drudgery,
Mars on the Ascendant Your best friends won't tell you,
Mars on the Descendant It's all their fault,
Uranus on the IC Even Black Sheep have fun.
I'd recommend buying the book for the headings alone. However don't let me leave you with the
impression that this is a light-weight tome. It's superb, practical astrology in an appealing
While the Jim Lewis A*C*G Handbook (that comes with the maps) published 20 years previously,
remains an excellent basic manual enabling anyone without any expertise in astrology to read their
A*C*G map. The Psychology of Astro*Carto*Graphy more than just fills a critical gap
in the library of all astrologers and astrology students, it will become the 'bible' for anyone
who wishes to study locational astrology.
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(2nd Edition 2012) 296 pages.
Astrologers use the familiar horoscope based on the time and place of birth to answer questions that range from the practical to the spiritual.
How can we find what we seek from life, whether it be love, fame, or fortune, and how can we develop the full potential that we feel we were born with? Astrology’s traditional answers are based on two things: the changes to the horoscope caused by the steady forward movement of time, and that often quirky ebb and flow of the important relationships in our lives. Astro*Carto*Graphy tells us there is a third way – we can control the changes in our lives more directly through the simple insight that the horoscope links our birth planets to the entire world. Stories from the lives of everyday people, and the lives of famous and infamous newsmakers, show how this works, and the late Jim Lewis’ detailed explanations of the changes each planet can bring to a particular location allow you to apply the insights of Astro*Carto*Graphy’s unique and beautiful maps in your life.
|Astrocartographers have to consider the effects of multiple planetary lines where the strong zones overlap. It requires fine judgement and experience to know when a planetary line will override another more distant line and when the energies combine to create a new joint effect.|