Here are some of the best astrology books for beginners learning to read birth charts, understand zodiac signs, interpret rising signs, and more.
When you’re getting into astrology, it can be hard to know exactly where to start. Back in the day, it was all about your sun sign. But, as astrology has gotten more popular over the years, birth charts (and everything in them) seem to be the next big thing.
The only issue is that interpreting a natal chart can more challenging than it sounds. When you have to include rising signs, moon signs, and Venus signs, it can be overwhelming.
But don’t worry: Whether you’re a beginner, novice, or advanced practitioner, these books are here to help you out.
The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need
This book seriously has it all. With over 450 pages of pure astrology knowledge, it’s unbeatable for novices and pros alike. Not only does it go over the basics, this book also covers compatibility, synastry charts, horoscope interpretations, astrological Houses, and even health-related astrology.
The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need, $13
The Astrology of You and Me: How to Understand and Improve Every Relationship in Your Life
Got a nit-picky boss? Can’t seem to get along with your mother? For everything compatibility, go with this book. The Astrology of You and Me aims to uncover how astrology affects all relationships: including romantic, platonic, familial, and even within the office. Learn the ins and outs of any person you come across, guaranteed!
The Astrology of You and Me: How to Understand and Improve Every Relationship in Your Life, $14
The Complete Guide to Astrology: Understanding Yourself, Your Signs, and Your Birth Chart
Described as an “essential guide” for both “beginner and advanced practitioners,” this book is another all-encompassing guide to astrology. In addition to learning the planets, signs, and meanings, the chapters also take you on a deeper journey into zodiac signs. You’ll learn about modalities, elements, and their impact in a birth chart reading.
The Complete Guide to Astrology: Understanding Yourself, Your Signs, and Your Birth Chart, $10
Moon Signs: Unlock Your Inner Luminary Power
What the heck does having your moon sign in Aries mean? The moon sign is one of the most sensitive signs in our birth chart. So, if you’re trying to relate to someone on a deeper level (as well as understand yourself on a deeper level!), this book will be extremely helpful.
Moon Signs: Unlock Your Inner Luminary Power, $18
Astrology for Teens
For young learners who are just beginning to dip their toes into astrology, Astrology for Teens is a true winner. Why? Because it uses astrology as a way to guide readers through those adolescent years. Using this book, you’ll be able to navigate relationships with parents, love connections, and even puberty with a whole new perspective.
Astrology for Teens: Understanding Your Relationship to the Universe, $15
The Secret Language of Birthdays
This is an Amazon bestseller for a reason. While The Secret Language of Birthdays stays surface level with your sun sign, this book also combines astrology, numerology, and Tarot to determine the “type” of person you are. With 366 different personality profiles, you won’t be able to resist checking up on every person you know.
The Secret Language of Birthdays, $25
You Were Born for This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptance
Written by famous astrologer, Chani Nicholas, You Were Born for This is a bold take on finding your life purpose. It includes information on how to read your birth chart as well as journal prompts and reflection questions to help you find it along the way.
You Were Born for This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptance, $15
Starring You: A Guided Journey Through Astrology
Aliza Kelly is known for her creative outlook on astrology—and Starring You expresses that fully. “I see astrology as a practice in empathy. Within each person is a unique cosmology, and this guided journey is the extension of that philosophy,” Kelly says on her Instagram page, @alizakelly. “It’s filled with lots of important information about the history of astrology, in-depth explanations about the signs, planets, and transits, and tons of quizzes, games, and exercises to propel your cosmic consciousness.”
Starring You: A Guided Journey Through Astrology, $10
The Astrology of Love and Sex: A Modern Compatibility Guide
Looking for something that’s more sex-oriented? This book turns astrology into “sexology” with its upfront outlook on zodiac signs and lusty compatibility. With a non-binary approach to love and sexual connection, this book takes the basics of astrology and runs with it. Learn how to charm, seduce, and attract anyone based on their birth chart.
The Astrology of Love and Sex: A Modern Compatibility Guide, $18
Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook
If you’re a beginner who’s more “hands-on,” this is the best book out there for you. Take your time with prompts, exercises, and fill-in-the-blank practices to help you learn astrology even faster. And, thanks to its easy-to-understand tone, this book makes the learning process fun—not dull.
Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook, $15
Sun and Moon Signs: Secrets of the 12 Zodiac Signs, Different Sun-Moon Astrology Combinations, Personality Types, and Compatibility
This book charts territory that’s solely based on the sun and the moon signs. Learn what it means if your sun and moon signs match up (hint: it’s one of the top compatibility keys that astrologers look for in birth charts!). More than that, this book doubles as a relationship counselor. In Part 1, it will share information on how to get a failing relationship back on track. Part 2 will uncover how to read your sun and moon compatibility.
Sun and Moon Signs: Secrets of the 12 Zodiac Signs, Different Sun-Moon Astrology Combinations, Personality Types, and Compatibility, $15
Mixology of Astrology: Cosmic Cocktail Recipes for Every Sign
Are you a Capricorn? Hand over the Old Fashioned. Perfect for any cocktail enthusiast, Mixology of Astrology creates a personal classic drink menu for every zodiac sign. Entertain your guests by serving them the perfect libation (that’s written in the stars).
Mixology of Astrology: Cosmic Cocktail Recipes for Every Sign, $14
The Art of Chart Interpretation: A Step-by-Step Method for Analyzing, Synthesizing, and Understanding Birth Charts
If you need serious guided help regarding birth-chart interpretation (hey, it’s a lot to look at!), then this book is for you. The Art of Chart Interpretation dumbs it way down with exercises and worksheets to help you learn astrology in a hands-on kind of way.
The Art of Chart Interpretation: A Step-by-Step Method for Analyzing, Synthesizing, and Understanding Birth Charts, $13
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