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From Barnes & NobleCelestial Lesbians
"Hey, babe, what's your sign?" The oldest pickup line might well experience a new resurgence among lesbians who read Charlene Lichtenstein's Herscopes. Written expressly for women who love women, Herscopes provides the astrological scoop for understanding and anticipating those odd little personality quirks. Sure, some stereotypes pop up, as do exceptions to every rule, but Lichtenstein imbues the analyses with plenty of snap and self-aware humor, plus enough astrological "science" to keep the results fun, useful, and entertaining.
All signs are characterized by element and mode. The elements -- earth, fire, water, and air -- are each tied to certain personality traits. For instance, the air signs -- such as Libra, Gemini, and Aquarius -- tend to be intellectual, friendly, and conceptually oriented. Meanwhile, earth signs -- Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn -- are stable, purposeful, grounded (pun intended) types who are very process-oriented. Modes consist of three categories: mutable, fixed, and cardinal. The combinations of element and mode lend each sign its own unique perspective.
Lichtenstein also provides a primer of sorts on astrology, explaining the various influences that come to bear and the intricacies of birth charts, houses, and planet areas of dominance. Discover what an aspect is; learn the best time of day, month, or year for certain activities; and understand why some signs are more compatible than others.
For the actual "herscopes," Lichtenstein summarizes vital statistics that list the element, mode, ruling planet and house, ruling part of the body, and various "bests" -- colors, flowers, numbers, day of the week -- for each sign. Following that is a comprehensive narrative that goes into great detail regarding the many attributes for that particular sign. Important categories include general personality, first impressions, career and money tendencies, communication style, and the all-inclusive "love, sex, and relationships."
Every section ends with a summary of each sign's inter-compatibility. Weighty factors, like faithfulness, are considered in determining compatibility. More fun are the variables, such as who will be in charge of the remote control.
Even for astrological skeptics, Charlene Lichtenstein's wit and naughtiness guarantee Herscopes will provide hours of fun and reading pleasure. And for true believers, Herscopes can help find that perfect match, whether you're searching for a business partner or simply trying to peg that femme fatale who caught your eye last night.