Claiming Your Power Through Astrology

Claiming Your Power Through Astrology

A Spiritual Workbook

Non-Fiction - Spiritual/Supernatural
128 Pages
Reviewed on 05/30/2017
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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Claiming Your Power Through Astrology: A Spiritual Workbook is a nonfiction New Age religion and spirituality book written by Emily Klintworth. The author is a professional astrologer whose initial interest in the field was sparked by an old volume she found in the 1920s bungalow she and her husband had purchased. Her mentor and friend, Nancy Murdock-Gulliksen, helped her hone her knowledge of the art and science of astrology, sharing her personal insights into reading and simplifying what can be an overwhelming amount of information. Klintworth guides the reader step-by-step in first preparing and then exploring their personalized Natal Chart. She then assists them in reaching an understanding of their place in the cosmos based on that chart. She provides a link to her website to obtain a free Natal Chart Navigator, and she works directly with the reader to fill in, and understand, each aspect of that chart. Each chapter covers a subject and concludes with exercises for the reader to work with. Klintworth also includes copies of her own chart exercises for reference. In the second section of the book, she explains how the alignment of the planets can influence one’s life, and she shows how, using the Natal Chart, one can best use those influences to better one’s life.

Emily Klintworth’s nonfiction New Age religion and Spirituality book, Claiming Your Power Through Astrology: A Spiritual Workbook, is a fascinating and well-organized guide to understanding astrology and the impact it has on one’s life. I’ve often marveled at the insights I discovered courtesy of the astrology sections found in newspapers, but found getting deeper into the subject to be rather intimidating. In Claiming Your Power Through Astrology, Klintworth takes the reader by the hand and shares her knowledge in the most efficient and powerful way -- by having the reader actually perform each step of the process. Her instructions are concise and easy to follow and having her samples to look at made short work of any questions I may have had. As I progressed through the book, I began to see how much better it could be to actually work out your own chart rather than rely on an astrologer, and I enjoyed seeing how the knowledge gained can help one’s understanding of feelings, actions and relationships. The second section of the book answered questions I had had about the influence of Saturn, Mercury and the Moon and dispelled some incorrect popular assumptions. This is not a fast, nor is it an easy workbook to go through, but it’s well worth the effort put into learning more about astrology and accessing the self-knowledge you can gain from it. Claiming Your Power Through Astrology: A Spiritual Workbook is most highly recommended.

Samantha Dewitt (Rivera)

Understanding the signs of the Zodiac, the planets, and even more is necessary to fully understand yourself, where you come from and what you are meant to do with your life. Though most people know their Sun Sign, the Zodiac sign that corresponds to the horoscope you read in the newspaper, most don’t understand the other signs, or how they can influence your life. The truth is that all of the signs influence you, and only by understanding your Natal Chart can you really know just how. That’s what Claiming Your Power Through Astrology by Emily Klintworth is all about.

If you’ve ever wanted to know more about astrology as it relates specifically to you, this is the book that you want. It will help you understand yourself better than you may have thought possible, and it does it in a way that makes sense. You’ll learn about the signs themselves and what they stand for, the Houses, the planets and everything you need to interpret your own charts. Plus, you’ll learn how to actually make those charts for yourself. Figure out how to map your own history and your own destiny so you can strive for the best in your own life. All you have to do is take a little bit of time to go through all of this and you’ll be ready to start out with a better understanding of astrology and a much better understanding of yourself, especially with the examples, personal stories, and a whole lot more that’s scattered throughout Claiming Your Power through Astrology by Emily Klintworth.

Gisela Dixon

Claiming Your Power Through Astrology: A Spiritual Workbook by Emily Klintworth is a wonderful, comprehensive book on everything one needs to know to begin with astrology. Claiming Your Power Through Astrology starts with the basics and explains the components and meaning of the astrological or natal chart or horoscope, include the meaning of sun signs, elements, moon signs, the importance of the rising sign or ascendant, the meaning of houses, the position of planets, and how it all comes together as a person’s unique chart. Emily guides us step-by-step through how to create your own chart and learn to understand and decipher it. The book also touches on free will vs fate, and once you understand your chart, what you can do to accomplish the best out of your life.

For me, Claiming Your Power Through Astrology is an extremely informative book on the fascinating subject of astrology. Although the subject is viewed with skepticism by many, it is equally true that with correct calculations and the correct date of birth and time, its predictive results cannot be denied or disregarded. Through this book, Emily has provided detailed calculations and her transparent approach to this subject is very helpful. In the end, the reader ends up creating his or her own astrological chart and draws their own information from it. Emily’s writing is very open, clear, and easy to understand so that even a lay person can pick up this book and understand all of the basics of this vast and deep subject. There is also a free tool provided through Emily’s website that provides a great starting point for this exploration, and the book contains several sample examples as well.

Janelle Alex, Ph.D.

Claiming Your Power Through Astrology: A Spiritual Workbook, written by Emily Klintworth, is just what the titles says it is. Klintworth takes readers through a thorough explanation of the numerous complexities of astrology. She helps readers grasp a better visual image of what it is by offering the perspective of astrology as the soul going on a "vacation" to Earth. This helps prepare the reader for the more intense nature of Claiming Your Power Through Astrology. Filled with numerous definitions of terminology in relation to astrology and various other aspects of one's spiritual journey of life, this book includes unique - though complicated - worksheets for the reader to implement the learning he or she gains from the content. If the reader takes the time to work through the entire workbook, he or she can ultimately complete a natal chart and have a much better understanding of his or her life on Earth.

Emily Klintworth is clearly exceptionally well-versed in the field of astrology. Though on some levels Claiming Your Power Through Astrology: A Spiritual Workbook reads more like a textbook than anything else, it can be a huge support to those readers inclined to learn about astrological matters. The author encourages readers to visit her website before reading the book, so that they can create and download a Natal Chart Navigator. That makes moving through the exercises and pages of the book much easier. For readers who really want to understand more about their astrological signs and astrology in general, but aren't looking for someone else to do the work for them, Claiming Your Power Through Astrology: A Spiritual Workbook is a gem.

Susan Sewell

Claiming your Power Through Astrology: A Spiritual Workbook by Emily Klintworth explains astrology in a straightforward and humorous manner that helps the reader better understand an otherwise complicated subject. Are you confused about the difference between fate and free will? What about destiny and choices? How can we use astrology to answer these questions and more? Go on an exploratory journey through the different astrological signs, their meanings, and how we can decipher it all to better understand our existence on this planet. With worksheets, detailed examples, and a simple to understand format, this book can easily teach the most inept student an otherwise complicated science. Are you ready to embrace your power?

Claiming Your Power Through Astrology: A Spiritual Workbook by Emily Klintworth is a well written and informative how-to book. The information is presented in an orderly and easily interpreted manner. Having access to the author's website to download the reader's natal chart was a nice plus, in addition to the printable worksheets that accompany the book. The author supplies the reader with the tools to create their own astrological chart. Being a novice and knowing nothing about astrology, other than my sun sign in the zodiac, this was an exciting and eye-opening experience. This book is an excellent medium for those who wish to discover why they are prone to certain behaviors, and how they can improve their choices and well-being. I would recommend this book to readers that are interested in learning about astrology, but feel overwhelmed by the complexity of this art.