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A. INTERPRETATION MANUALS & REFERENCES
that include Transneptunian objects
Note: The following bibliography does not include books that are plagiarisms, with original authors unrecognized; or translations that are unintelligible to the point of confusing, rather than informing, the reader.
Brummund, Ruth: THE BRUMMUND RULEBOOK , AND BRUMMUND URANIAN LEXICON (this authoritative text is now available only in electronic format within the Special Uranian astrology calculation program. For more information, click here.) This book brings Uranian Astrology and midpoint astrology into current times, along with a breath of fresh air, and is quite suitable as an interpretation text for conventional midpoint astrology without transneptunian objects or asteroids. It is validated by Ms Brummund's 50 years of extensive practical knowledge and experience with both Uranian Astrology and Cosmobiology. The German original for this text was published in 1990 and has been periodically updated since that time by Ms Brummund, former Vice-President and research coordinator for the Hamburg School of Astrology, and founder of the German School of Uranische Astrologie. It provides far more balanced and comprehensive interpretations of the planetary energies than older midpoint reference books. Both physical manifestations and psychological keywords for all pairs and trios are included, as well as interpretations for some combinations of 4 or even 5 planets. The book steers the reader away from antiquated techniques that have not proven their value. Translated into English and substantially annotated by a certified linguist and 25-year experienced midpoint astrologer. Annotated version circa 450 pages in English. Unlike wordy American interpretation texts, the Brummund Rulebook is succint and formatted more like scientific references. (You may read important excerpts on the following webpages. The text of the book is now available in the new professional practice and research Special Uranian Program). The Brummund Lexicon in electronic format is also included in the Special Uranian Program -- you can use the Lexicon function to find the associated planetary pictures for many common concepts and ideas.
These books were written to be used with American variations and derivatives of German Uranian Astrology as taught by Ruth Brummund, and may have their own unique additions and modifications:
Donath, Emma Belle: ASTEROIDS IN MIDPOINTS: This is for astrologers who want to use both the four major asteroids and the Transneptunian objects in their work, and serves as a good reference in that case. However, even if one does not use the asteroids in charts, this is useful study material for the abstract thinker, as it is written in a way that allows one to see Transneptunian keywords and concepts in the interpretations. 138 pages.
Donath, Emma Belle: PATTERNS OF PROFESSIONS: 1984: Listing of various midpoints and planetary pictures that includes both Transneptunians and the 4 major asteroids, along with descriptions of how the planetary energies relate to professional activities and functions. Good study material for learning Transneptunian concepts. 100 pages.
Lang-Wescott, Martha: THE ORDERS OF LIGHT: 1993: The author includes substantial interpretative information on both Transneptunians and numerous asteroids, and the reader is free to choose what information s/he needs. Interpretations interweave both physical manifestations and psychological factors with indicators of how they are interdependent. Includes interpretations of all planetary pairs, and also a large number of planetary triads. One of the most detailed references on the Transneptunians. Intelligently written. Encourages independent thinking. Highly recommended. 313 pages.
Lang-Wescott, Martha: MECHANICS OF THE FUTURE: 1988: Primarily a reference and teaching book for those who use asteroids, but also includes valuable material on Transneptunians. 225 pages.
Nauman, Eileen: MEDICAL ASTROLOGY: this book describes correlations between astrological factors and health issues, along with homeopathic and naturopathic remedies. The book includes information on the medical correspondences of the Transneptunians and midpoint structures. 357 pages.
Sherman, Sylvia & Frank-Manske, Jori: SYMPHONY OF THE PLANETS: (circa 1980): lists of keywords for individual planets, including the Transneptunians, and for all planetary pairs. Includes some interpretations for some planetary triads. Excellent for referral in developing one's own independent interpretive skills. Highly recommended as a routine reference for those learning Uranian astrology. 318 pages.
B. EPHEMERIDES, DIALS, CALCULATION REFERENCES
TRANSNEPTUN EPHEMERIDE 1920-2000, 2001-2050: These are the authoritative ephemerides of Witte and Sieggrün Transneptunians based on the most recent data, compiled by master Uranian astrologer Ruth Brummund and published respectively in 1999 and in 2000 in Hamburg by Udo Rudolph Verlag. The first volume covers the time span from 1920 to 2000, and the second from 2001 to 2050. Together, these two books will give the data for practically all people alive today as well as transiting positions 50 years into the future. While the print quality and external appearance of some editions has been criticized from an aesthetic viewpoint, the data is accurate and presented by the most knowledgeable experts in Uranian Astrology. This reference emphasizes content over form.
THE NEW INTERNATIONAL EPHEMERIS 1900-2050: This remarkable 150-year ephemeris volume for mainstream astrology (plus extras) covers most all birthdates of people alive today along with transiting positions 50 years into the future. This book plus the 2 Transneptun Ephemeride, listed immediately above, will give you all needed basic planetary data for Uranian work on charts of contemporaries. Introduction in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Published in Paris, and available from Aureas publishers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about the ephemeris in the "Books, software, supplies" section of http://www.aureas.org/AurUS/Aureas/.htm
DIALS FOR MIDPOINT ANALYSIS: Numerous dials are out there on the "market" for "consumption", however some are designed by skilled research analysts. Martha Lang-Wescott, accomplished and widely-respected astrological research analyst, has designed these dials for midpoint work. Like most of the books on this list, these dials are also available from the Astrology Center of America at http://www.astroamerica.com/wescott.html#l40
SOUTHERN TABLE OF HOUSES: For astrologers who like to keep references for manual calculation of the MC and Ascendant in southern hemisphere countries (Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, South Africa, etc.) without having to convert from tables calculated for northern latitudes, this convenient southern-latitude reference is available from the school of Astro*Synthesis in Melbourne at http://www.astrosynthesis.com.au/ .
C. TEXTBOOKS FOR LEARNING URANIAN TECHNIQUES
A number of books on Uranian Astrology still in wide circulation teach older approaches from the period prior to the substantial research and subsequent updates and improvements in technique since the 1970s. Those books are not included here.
Ambjornson, Karl H: URANIAN ASTROLOGY HANDBOOK, also published as THE 90° DISC: an illustrated introductory guide for learning to use the 90° dial.
Brummund, Ruth: THE BRUMMUND TECHNIQUE BOOK; translated by Blake Finley: (in preparation) This book is not to be confused with the earlier-translated "Handbook of Techniques (for the Hamburg School)" co-authored by Ruth Brummund and Udo Rudolph, or a book titled "Tools & Techniques for Uranian Astrologers". In contrast, the Brummund Technique Book is a separate and distinct book, significantly updated and published in German nearly 10 years later, translated into English and edited by a certified linguist and experienced midpoint astrologer. Rather than a collection of techniques used historically, this is a concise, systematic instructional text and handbook of current Uranian techniques for everyday astrological practice. Until this book is published, lessons based on these methods are available to owners of the Special Uranian Program.
Lang-Wescott, Martha: MECHANICS OF THE FUTURE: 1988: Primarily a reference and teaching book for those who use asteroids, but also includes much valuable material on Transneptunians. 225 pages.
Sherman, Sylvia & Frank, Jori: URANIAN ASTROLOGY GUIDE + EPHEMERIS: provides basic explanations of various traditional Hamburg School techniques, including midpoints, houses, and the Transneptunian objects. 76 pages of text + ephemeris.
D. INTERPRETATION MANUALS
and instructional texts for Midpoint Astrology that do NOT include the Transneptunians
Ebertin, Reinhold: COMBINATION OF STELLAR INFLUENCES (a.k.a. "CSI" or "CoSI" or "KdG"): After the Rules for Planetary Pictures, this was one of the first midpoint references available in the 20th century. It includes interpretations applying to psychology, medicine, sociology, and event manifestations. While the Hamburg School Rulebook was banned, during World War 2, the original German edition of the CSI was published, then updated in 1950, and supplemented with an appendix in 1961. The first English translation was published in 1960, and the most recent English translation (as of 2000) contains an added appendix based on the 1961 material. Ebertin was unjustly critical of Witte's work and the Hamburg School, while he duplicated many of their techniques and ideas. 256 pages.
Ebertin, Reinhold: ASTROLOGICAL HEALING: 1989: A well-translated English version of Ebertin's Sterne helfen heilen, a comprehensive reference on planetary combinations involved in illness, with suggested remedies. Includes case diagnoses. One of the most complete and well-documented medical astrology books in existence. 409 pages.
Kimmel, Eleonora: COSMOBIOLOGY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: 2000: This well-organized, intelligent, and substantial book reflects the author's 50 years of astrological study, and includes detailed descriptions and examples of the 90-degree circle, graphic ephemerides, midpoint analysis (excluding Transneptunians) and rectification techniques. This is a Cosmobiology textbook, but the author is open to and respectful of Uranian techniques and the work of Alfred Witte. This book is suitable as an academic classroom text. The author focuses on tried and true techniques, and covers them with precision and depth. 328 pp.
Sandbach, John & Ballard, Ronn: PLANETARY CONTAINMENTS: A STUDY OF 990 COMBINATIONS: also known as PLANETS IN CONTAINMENT: 1980: This book was designed for interpretation of containments, a technique propagated by Alexandre Volguine. It also serves equally as a superb reference for interpreting planetary pairs and trios, perfectly appropriate for interpreting midpoints. It divides each planetary combination into constructive and destructive manifestations, so that one can more clearly objectify what options are available for manifesting the planetary influences. Emphasizes free-will choices in manifesting planetary energies. Highly insightful. Written in a way that the reader can see how the planetary energies combine, and thus very suitable for teaching how to combine planetary energies in interpretation, whether in containments or in midpoints. Does not include the Transneptunians; nonetheless very highly recommended. 323 pages.
E. OTHER USEFUL REFERENCES
Ambjornson, Karl H: DELINEATION OF MUNDANE EVENTS: from the AFA catalog: Briefly suggests how the 90° dial can be used to give accurate interpretations of mundane charts, taking the Transneptunians and planetary equations into account.
Brau, Jean-Louis; Weaver, Helen; and Edmands, Allan: LAROUSSE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ASTROLOGY: 1977: This comprehensive reference on Astrology includes entries on the Uranian System, Cosmobiology, Midpoints, Antiscia, and provides an overall summary of some of the most important components, issues, and personalities throughout the history of astrology. This precise, detailed, and intelligently written book is of value to anyone serious about Astrology, and contains a number of entries on technical topics and terms in the field. Helps put the early history of Uranian Astrology into perspective. Very highly recommended; every serious astrologer should have a copy on hand. 308 pp. (may be out of print; check used book sources)
Meyer, Michael: A HANDBOOK FOR THE HUMANISTIC ASTROLOGER: 1974: This text provides one of the most comprehensive and well-organized summaries of major astrological techniques, both of tradition and today. The content of the book is a clear and effective illustration that humanistic and psychology-oriented astrology is just as, and sometimes more, precise and scientifically legitimate, as/than exclusively event-based astrology. Meyer's book summarizes the basic principles of each major planet up to Pluto, Lunar phases, different types of directions and progressions, harmonic significance of aspects, one of the most clear and logical explanations of how the chart is calculated, basic principles of midpoint interpretation, and a broad range of astrological factors and techniques described in a clear and concise manner. This is a handy reference elucidating historical astrology techniques and clearing the path toward understanding of today's techniques. No information about Transneptunians. Intelligently written. 362 pp.
Tyl, Noel: TIMES TO COME: 1975: A volume in the series Principles and Practice of Astrology. This particular volume includes a section that gives an overview of Uranian Astrology and Cosmobiology. The rest of the book covers other specialized techniques. Brief descriptions of and examples involving the Transneptunians. (may be out of print; check used book sources)
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