Author, Deborah Smith Parker
Deborah Smith Parker is re-writing the often impenetrable language of astrology into a much friendlier form. She has spent her 30 plus years as an astrological consultant, writer, teacher and lecturer freeing rich astrological images and meaning buried under modern clinical and technological descriptions. Her additional work in public policy has provided many outlets for demonstrating her ability to break down highly complex systems into information that’s easily understood.
In her first book, Humanus Astrologicus, Parker’s unique use of language fashions clever verse and insightful prose to go where no astrologer has gone before and easily takes the reader along. Unlike many astrology books, it has richness both for the person clueless about astrology as well as the seasoned astrologer.
How excited we are when we first realize that astrology could give us a fascinating new template for insights into our lives! How disappointed we are when we start thumbing through astrology books and get buried in arcane jargon. And all you wanted was a peek at some inside information about your new sweetie—what you love and what drives you nuts. Have I got the book for you!
Humanus Astrologicus is reader friendly and jargon free. Through Deborah Parker’s entertaining clever verse and insightful prose this book goes where no astrologer has gone before and easily takes the reader along. Unlike many astrology books it has richness for both the person clueless about astrology as well as the seasoned astrologer. Tables in the book make it easy to identify which signs your planets are in—all you need is the birth date. Read excerpts:
A MIDWESTERNER’S LAMENT
by Deborah Smith Parker
It’s spring in California, finally, I’m learning—
The grass is turning brown and the hills have started burning.
It’s spring in California when each concrete river bed
Has not a single drop of water and all the wildflowers are dead.
Yes, it’s spring in California, at last I now can tell;
And they say we don’t have seasons—which is also true of hell.
by Deborah Smith Parker
“Write me a poem?” He lovingly asked.
I inwardly cringed at being so tasked;
How can I look in those eyes and explain
I will if he causes me enough pain.
How Astrology Works – The Science and the Art
(Excerpted from Humanus Astrologicus)
In a conversation with someone new to astrology, the question invariably comes up, “How can the stars be the cause of who I am and what happens to me?” The 30 second answer is, as the astrologer Zip Dobyns was fond of saying, “The stars do not cause, they indicate.”
The longer answer involves my retelling one of the most familiar stories of human history in a way many may find surprising. So get a cup of hot chocolate (or whatever), wrap up in your favorite blankie and settle in. But first a little background on how astrology developed into an integral part of many of the world’s cultures, and how the stars became associated with human events and actions.
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