The Secret Language of Birthdays

The Secret Language of Birthdays

Personology Profiles for Each Day of the Year

Book - 1994
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Publisher: New York : Penguin Studio Books, 1994
ISBN: 9780670781553
067078155X
Characteristics: 832 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Goldschneider, Aron

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ksoles Feb 06, 2014

Bona fide science or generalized nonsense? Certainly, much controversy surrounds astrology and its claims to accurately determine the characteristics of a person born on a certain day of the year. But Gary Goldschneider's hefty, 800+ page reference book will give even the most ardent non-believers pause for thought.

"The Secret Language of Birthdays" delves into astrological detail extending far beyond the usual look at sun signs. The book includes a myriad of information including birthstones, colours, plants, trees and musical keys that bear relevance to each zodiac sign. Goldschneider divides each zodiac month into five separate periods and attaches an image to each period in the form of a single word or a two-three word phrase at most. He then divides the entire zodiac year into 48 periods revisits each subdivision of the relevant zodiac sign in greater detail. Finally and most entertainingly, he gives 366 descriptions, one for each day of the year, of the personology of a person born on that day.

Goldschneider impressively combines numerology, tarot and the influence of the minor planets in his readings. He gives each day a fascinating, one-line heading which captures the persona portrayed in the reading ("The Day of Language", for example). He describes the strengths and weaknesses of each persona and even includes a mantra for each to follow. Any person reading his or her relevant entry might find it uncannily accurate...or not. Regardless, the book dispenses valuable advice on areas of personal development and growth. A fantastic resource for both the mildly interested and the astrological junkie.

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asleepinthevine
Apr 30, 2012

this book is astrologically and interpersonally quite inspiring. like astrology itself, i find it to have it's occasional faults within the rare individual, but overall it is a great tool for looking within yourself and at those around you. i've spent a slew of nights with candles, wine and friends strewn across my floor taking turns to read of one another, and it's seldom a miss.

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