Let’s face it, astrologers are bookish types, and now we’re keen visual auteurs too. So here’s a reading list of all my faves, plus links and recommendations from some of my illustrious Cosmic Eye monthly forecast co-host guests.
I’ve included recommended books beyond what I’ve read but confident they are worth the reading. Some are popular astrology, some are more technical, some are contemporary, and some have decent astrology but are behind the times in their language or concepts and gender, especially relationally for queer and non-binary folk, so please excuse and insert modern updates!
I’ll be adding to this page as I go, so bookmark or check back when you’re looking for a good read. I’ll include an astrology list, mystic, self-development, and anything else that needs to go here. Note that many of these topics overlap.
With 5 planets in Sagittarius (including Jupiter) this list is by no means finished. More links pending.
Here’s my super long list-Visit my bookshelf HERE, FYI you can purchase from this site to support local bookstores and my work (it’s an affiliate link).
Here’s a short selection. I’ll begin with my Power series trilogy!
Star Power a simple guide to astrology for the modern mystic by Vanessa Montgomery, 2018
Cosmic Power ignite your light, a simple guide to Sunsigns for the modern mystic by Vanessa Montgomery 2020/21
Astro Power a simple guide to prediction and destiny for the modern mystic by Vanessa Montgomery 2022/3
God Herself; The Feminine Roots of Astrology by Geraldine Thorsten, 1981
The Knot of Time: Astrology and Female Experience, by Lindsay River & Sally Gillespie, 1987
Symbols for Women; a Feminist Guide to the Zodiac, by Sheila Farrant, 1989
SuperCouple: Astrology secrets for a sexy, soulful, and satisfying relationship by The AstroTwins 2022 (composite charts)
Astrology for Real Relationships: Understanding you, me and how we all get along by Jessica Lanyadoo 2019
Contemporary Astrologers (Pluto Scorpio/Libra/Virgo): Vanessa Montgomery, Chani Nicholas, Christopher Renstrom, Jessica Lanyadoo, Annabel Gat, Alice Sparkly Kat, Mecca Woods, Tara Aal, Jason Holley, Colin Bedel, Tony Howard, Ophi and Tali Edut | The AstroTwins, Alejo Lopez, Fernanda Paiva, Stormie Grace, Alexander Von Schlieffen.
Classic/Veteran Contemporary Astrologers (Pluto Virgo/Leo/Cancer) – Demetra George, Dane Rudhyar, Brian Clarke, Melanie Reinhart, Liz Green, Darby Costello, Steven Forrest, Karen Hamaker-Zondag, Laurence Hillman, Jessica Murray, Wendy Stacey, Jan Spiller, Rob Hand, Stephan Arroyo.
Medical Astrology – Jane Ridder Patrick, Lee Lehman, Judith Hill
Modern Traditional Astrology – Demetra George, Chris Brennan
Guest Book Lists
Books, lectures, podcasts by Natalie Haynes
Books, lectures, documentaries/series by Bettany Hughes
Books, lectures, documentaries by Professor Mary Beard
All things Ancient Egypt-Books, lectures, Podcast, Documentary/series by Kara Cooney
The Celestine Prophecy an Adventure by James Redfield
The Road Less Travelled by M.Scott Peck
My stroke of Insight: a brain scientist’s personal journey by Jill Bolte-Taylor
WELL-BEING, SELF-CARE, SELF-DEVELOPMENT, CONFIDENCE, HAPPINESS
The Confidence Code: The Science & Art of Self-Assurance, what women should know by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, 2014 (Feminist)
The Mind/Body Code: How to Change the Beliefs that Limit your Health, longevity, and Success, by Dr. Mario Martinez
The MindBody Self: How longevity is culturally learned and the causes of health are inherited by Dr. Mario Martinez
The Pursuit of Happiness, why are we driving ourselves crazy and how can we stop by Ruth Whippman
All books by Deepak Chopra
All work by Dr. D. Martini
Methods and systems – Yoga, Pranayama (breathwork), Meditation, Mindfulness, Focussing on a felt sense, N.L.P, Hypnosis, EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Thai Chi, and Chi Gung. E.F.T Emotional Freedom Technique (aka Tapping).
Natural Health Care – Acupuncture (Chinese or Japanese), THC Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda (Traditional Indian Natural Medicine/Nature cure/care). Panchakarma (21-day Ayurvedic cleanse/detox). Naturopathy, The Gerson Diet.
+Regular safe and consensual touch + eye contact, words of affirmation, maintaining a balanced perspective ie in the middle of polarity, experience and accept your feelings, collect multiple points of view/perspectives, curate what you consume/expose your mind and psyche to, own your mind and your power, organic fresh non-GMO food, filtered water, plenty of sleep, sun and time off screens (in nature) both in your own company, with others and in reflection balanced with goals you’re looking forward to. Help others when your cup is full (don’t martyr yourself). Center yourself and make decisions from there ie don’t accept a social role or expectation of 2nd place due to your gender, sexuality, ethnicity, socioeconomic or financial status.
Women and Power, a manifesto. By Professor Mary Beard
Invisible Women, Exposing Data Vias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez – Essential reading and a good reminder that dissolving binary gender stereotypes and roles need not come at the cost of erasing women and further entrenching a male gender bias, often as the default or a false neutral. Loaded with stats that will make you fume and ready to take action, stand up for yourself and half the world’s population all at once. My takeaway is to de-aggregate data is everything, and to do that, you need to use a gendered lens to see what affects the female of our species, to design+fund for that, which helps inform designing for gender-neutral spaces, health care and its life-saving as well as saves fortunes of public and private money.
Do it Like a Woman: and change the world by Caroline Criado Perez
Testosterone Rex, myths of sex, science, and society by Cordelia Fine
Vagina Obscura, an anatomical voyage by Rachel E. Gross
MYSTIC | SPIRIT | CONSCIOUSNESS
Dream Yoga: Illuminating your life through lucid dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of sleep by Andrew Holecek
PODCASTS – astrology
Astrology University Podcast incl The Cosmic Eye Monthly Forecast by myself and surprise special guests
Ghost of a Podcast with Jessica Lanyadoo
Evolutionary Astrology Podcast by Steven Forrest
The Astrology Podcast by Chris Brennon and Lisa Shaim
PODCASTS – non-astrological
Sounds True | Insights at the edge with Tami Simon (Mystic)
Your Undivided Attention by The Center for HumaneTechnology
Lady Science Podcast by the editors of Lady Science Magazine
We Can Do Hard Things by Glennon Doyle
Until I create my own I can vouch for;
FAA Federation of Australian Astrologers
A.F.A American Federation of Astrologers
ISAR International Society for Astrological Research
Astrological Association of Great Britain