Posted by: Donna Cunningham | February 6, 2011

Sign Combinations—a Useful New Tool for Interpreting Aspects

One crucial stage in interpreting an aspect is putting together the two signs to see whether they complement one another or are at odds. The same is true for comparing a person’s Sun, Moon, and Rising sign—we need to consider how these three important facets of our personality mesh.  

 Now there’s an important new 460-page book that goes through all the possible sign combinations and more. It is written by Bil Tierney, a sound, readable, and funny astrologer I’ve known for at least 30 years.  It’s available in both paper and Kindle versions from  

 Here’s Liane Thomas’ review in the 2/5 issue of the E-News, a publication for members of the National Council for GeoCosmic Research.  

 Bil Tierney’s All Around The Zodiac (not a sun-sign book) offers a comprehensive look at all possible sign combinations, providing insightful material that’ll help you interpret even those tricky quincunx or semi-sextile combos such as Cancer-Aquarius and Aries-Virgo, or Taurus-Gemini and Scorpio-Sagittarius.

The writing is clear, humorous at times, and is geared toward promoting self-understanding in practical ways. Bil feels this is his best book yet, though it only deals with one basic astrological component .

 You’ll also find detailed preliminary material on the elements, the modes, and the individual signs themselves. There are brief examples of planets in signs and a section covering each sign’s general significance when found on any house cusp (such as the overall themes of our Leo house or our Pisces house, wherever found in your chart).

 Numerous listings of celebrities with various sign combos are included. This hefty book (460 pages) is loaded with useful information not easily available elsewhere, and is suitable for beginners as well as advanced students/professionals. Published by Llewellyn Worldwide, it can be purchased at

Note from Donna: Here’s the link to get more information: All Around the Zodiac: Exploring Astrology’s Twelve


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