Former president of the Astrological Association of Great Britain, Campion (The New Astrology; Zodiac: Enhance Your Life by Interpreting the Stars) has produced a wonderful introduction to astrology's basic language and symbols. Although charts are now easily obtained by using software, Campion is one of the few authors to provide detailed instructions on the very time-consuming but illuminating art of calculating a chart by hand. He provides clear, concise explanations for everything from planets and zodiacal signs to angles between planets and houses. He explains in clear language how to pull all the pieces together to read a chart accurately. In addition, he touches on Indian and Chinese astrology, financial and medical astrology, and astrological gardening, providing just enough information to pique interest for further reading. A full third is devoted to an ephemeris of planets and tables of houses from 1960 to 2010, necessary for calculating charts by hand. Enthusiastically recommended for all astrology collections, especially those that need beginner's guides.-Marija Sanderling, Nesmith Lib., Windham, NH Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.