Ruling Planets: Your Astrological Guide to Life's Ups and Downs

Ruling Planets: Your Astrological Guide to Life's Ups and Downs

by Christopher Renstrom
     
 

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What Planet Are You From?
Mars? Venus? Pluto?

Everyone knows that your birthday says something special about your personality. But do you know why? It's because on the day you were born a certain planet was powerful in the sky and this planet became your Ruling Planet. This is why each of us has our own unique take on life and why there are as many points of view

Overview

What Planet Are You From?
Mars? Venus? Pluto?

Everyone knows that your birthday says something special about your personality. But do you know why? It's because on the day you were born a certain planet was powerful in the sky and this planet became your Ruling Planet. This is why each of us has our own unique take on life and why there are as many points of view as there are stars in the heavens. Your Ruling Planet acts like a Patron Saint or Guardian Angel. You share its temperament, characteristics, talents, and even foibles. Unlike your zodiac sign, which is static, your Ruling Planet is in constant motion. It changes and grows as you change and grow. Moreover, like a weather report, it tells you what to expect so that you can navigate your way through life and your relationships.

Drawing on this older and more interactive tradition, Christopher Renstrom focuses exclusively on your Ruling Planet and the collaborative role it plays in nearly every decision you make.

Lushly illustrated with full-color art and photographs throughout, Ruling Planets presents a visual tour that winds its way through myth, history, and popular culture. You'll also discover famous personalities who share your Planet from Marie Antoinette to Madonna.

Whether you are a die-hard astrology fan or an inquisitive skeptic, Ruling Planets will tickle your curiosity and intrigue your imagination.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060199920
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
7.85(w) x 9.59(h) x 1.69(d)

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Meet the Author

Christopher Renstrom is a Child of Saturn. And like other children born under this Planet of tests, he has a penchant for choosing the most difficult route from Point A to Point B. Being accepted to the Juilliard School of Drama at the age of 18 should have put him on the fast track to a successful acting career, but after a year of rehearsing freestyle Afro-Cuban dance combinations and reciting Shakespeare with fellow acting students Kevin Spacey, Val Kilmer, Kelly McGillis, and Elizabeth McGovern, he decided that the actor's life was not for him. He wanted to be a playwright (a quixotic endeavor at best) or an astrologer (the only thing perhaps more quixotic than playwriting.) Luckily Mr. Renstrom has always believed that what's important isn't so much the destination as all the things that happen to you along the way. And in true Child of Saturn fashion, he persevered until obstacles eventually became stepping stones.

Mr. Renstrom was fortunate to train under a principal disciple of the famous astrologer Zoltan Mason. After years of intense study he set up practice in 1985. He has worked as a full-time astrologer since. Mr. Renstrom has read for a variety of clients in just about every conceivable situation. He has read horoscopes on ocean liners, in boardrooms, at award ceremonies and hospital rooms. He has fielded questions ranging from the typical about love and money to the atypical like "is this a good time for us to go public?" and "will my military coup be successful?" Being an astrologer in New York City has enriched Mr. Renstrom by introducing him to people from all walks of life. For example a Hasidic housewife in Brooklyn does not see the worldin the same way as the CEO of a global corporation. Making astrology accessible in diverse contexts is a skill that Mr. Renstrom has refined over time.

It's this conversational style that has made his astrology columns for Allure magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle (where he replaced Jeanne Dixon), SFGate.com, and the international Renstrom's Horoscopes (available on cell phones and other wireless carriers courtesy of nGame) such a success. Mr. Renstrom has appeared a number of times on Good Morning New York and MSNBC. Also a playwright, four of Mr. Renstrom's five plays have been produced Off Off Broadway. Ruling Planets is his first book.

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