Featuring over one hundred charts and many clarifying examples, this practical guide shows you how to read a birth chart with confidence by presenting the eight basic planetary patterns and what they mean. These patterns reveal your personality traits, talents, values, and aspirations, and they'll help you read the birth chart of anyone in your life.
Professional astrologer Glenn Mitchell provides a strong foundation for chart reading, giving you clear and concise information about each segment and the planet it represents. Numerous case studies are also highlighted, including the charts of famous figures like Oscar Wilde, Dustin Hoffman, and Helen Keller. From the bowl and bundle patterns to the see-saw and splash, this essential book has what you need to master the birth chart and deepen your astrological practice.
"Mitchell provides clear, straightforward guidelines and rules for determining the essential character of a person…The fruit of his thorough research is a simple and elegant way to quickly determine fundamental personality traits. The many dozens of example charts bring the ideas to life, and the reader is provided with practical information that can be applied to any chart consultation or reading. Mitchell has done the hard work to sort out how the chart patterns introduced by Mark Edmund Jones actually work in the lives of people, and we are the beneficiaries."
—David Cochrane, founder of Cosmic Patterns Software and cofounder of the Avalon School of Astrology
“Saying that a book ‘belongs on every astrologer’s bookshelf’ has become a painful cliché, but in this case it's not praise, it is actually prophecy—that is where this helpful volume is destined to wind up.”
—Steven Forrest, author of The Inner Sky
"Whether you are new, inexperienced, advanced, or a pro, this very well-written book is going to be the modern, go-to reference for patterns used in horoscope analysis."
—Basil Fearrington, author of The New Way to Learn Astrology
"Discover the Patterns of Your Birth Chart is a fantastic book…Glenn puts chart patterns into easily understandable English…He goes step-by-step through dozens of these patterns. What I love the most is how he does a very thorough job describing and defining the important focal planets in each pattern…Truly this book is a great asset to all astrologers because it allows the astrologer to see the bigger picture of a natal chart before looking more deeply into the chart itself."
—Alphee Lavoie, NCGR Level IV Certification