For a solid overview of the planets, zodiac signs, aspects, and houses, I recommend Stephen Arroyo’s Chart Interpretation Handbook: Guidelines for Understanding the Essentials of the Birth Chart.
For a beautiful and detailed analysis of the karmic North and South Nodes of the Moon, I strongly recommend Jan Spiller’s Astrology for the Soul.
If you would like to continue your exploration of the Nodes, another fantastic book is Elizabeth Spring’s Rediscovering Your Life Direction and Soul Purpose.
If you like audio books and prefer to “feel into” the planets, signs, and their archetypes, one of my favorites is Caroline Caseys’ Visionary Activist Astrology: Become a Secret Agent for Transformation.
And if you’re interested in past lives, reincarnation, and karmic astrology, then a great read is Steven Forrest’s Yesterday’s Sky: Astrology and Reincarnation.
For relationship chart analysis, there are a lot of great books out there, but I really enjoyed Stephen Arroyo’s Energy Factors in Love, Sex and Compatibility.
If you’re looking for an engaging, cathartic, and reader-friendly introduction to astrology, I’d recommend Chani Nicholas’ You Were Born for This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptance.
For those interested in the feminine and goddess archetypes, I recommend the following:
- Goddesses in Everywoman: Powerful Archetypes in Women’s Lives and Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman by Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.
- Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine by Joseph Campbell
- Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D.
- Asteroid Goddesses: The Mythology, Psychology, and Astrology of the Re-Emerging Feminine as well as Mysteries of the Dark Moon: The Healing Power of the Dark Goddess by Demetra George
And for astrologers interested in taking a deeper dive into specific topics, these are fantastic reads:
- Astrology, Karma & Transformation: The Inner Dimensions of the Birth Chart by Stephen Arroyo
- The Return of Planet Sedna: Astrology, Healing, and the Awakening of Cosmic Kundalini by Jennifer T. Gehl MHS
- Astrology and the Rising of Kundalini: The Transformative Power of Saturn, Chiron, and Uranus by Barbara Hand Clow
Astrology Websites & Apps
For detailed astrological charts, I highly recommend astro.com. You can pull a wide range of free charts here and plug in any asteroid or planetary body via the Extended Chart Selection. These charts do not include descriptions, but the above books, a reading with an astrologer, or, for some things, a quick Google search can help with interpretation.
For detailed horoscopes, I recommend the free TimePassages App from Astrograph. This app shows important short- and long-term planetary transits to your birth (natal) chart (i.e. horoscopes), along with thorough descriptions for each. There are many apps that will give you horoscopes, but won’t give you the planetary reason behind those horoscopes, but TimePassages gives you full information so that you can learn astrology as you learn about the impact it is having on your life.
If you’re interested in seeing which asteroids, centaurs, trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs), and other planetary bodies play a role in your astrological charts, you can use Serennu’s Asteroid Emphemeris tool.