March 11th, 2022
The Secret Language of Astrology by Roy Gillet
Roy Gillett outlines the layers of astrology and complex interplay of influences that shape each of us, our unique place in the stars that guides our life path. Firstly he summarises the history of astrology from antiquity to the present day. Then, in the second part of the book, The Elements of Astrology, he looks at the Planets, the Star Signs, the twelve Houses and the Aspects. The third part, Putting the Pieces Together, he shows you how to apply all this information when reading a full birth chart and interpreting it.
"Roy Gillett is a renowned astrology, the president of the Astrological Association of Great Britain and regularly lectures on astrology throughout the United States and Europe. He is the UK representative of Astrolabe™ astrology software, which is recommended by leading astrologers around the world, and is the author of Astrological Diaries and Astrology and Compassion." Watkins Publishing Ltd
February 23rd, 2022
The Book of Numbers by William Harston
John Blake Publishing (Metro Books)
Recommended Read this week is 'The Book of Numbers' by William Harston, a mathematician and industrial psychologist, published by John Blake Publishing. Personally, as an avid collector of information and data, I enjoyed his fun reference book about the meaning of specific numbers, in literature, art and music, statistical information, coincidences, oddities, and numerical historical facts. Was Douglas Adams was right about 42 being the answer to life, the Universe and Everything?
The author, William R Harston, is a journalist who writes the Beachcomber column in the British newspaper the Daily Express and is an accomplished chess player. He played chess competitively from 1962 to 1987, with a highest Elo rating of 2485. Randomly, during his time as a PhD student at Cambridge, Hartston became the first person to stack the pieces from an entire chess set on top of a single white rook.