Individual Degrees & Sabian Symbols in Astrology:
Book List (fixed star works excepted)

– Written by Philip Graves, 28th September, 2013

I prepared this chronological shortlist in response to a strand started at my friend Tera Marie Major’s web group. It has since been revised to include the work of Izidore Kosminsky in response to a suggestion by Michelle Adler. In addition to excluding works on the fixed star degrees, I have also excluded L. Edward Johndro’s work on the ruling degrees of cities since it really belongs filed under ‘Mundane Astrology’ instead.

1. Raphael, ed. ‘A Description of the Faces and Degrees of the Zodiac, as Given by the Ancient Authors, Being Applicable to Genethliacal and Horary Astrology’ The Author, London, 1879 (also another edition, 1901)

2. Charubel ‘The Degrees of the Zodiac Symbolised’, to which is added Green, H. S. ‘The Theoretical Value of the Degrees of the Zodiac’ Nichols & Co., London / The Occult Publishing Co., Boston, Mass., 1898

3. Leo, Alan ‘Astrology for All Part I: Individual and Personal Characteristics as Represented by the Sun and Moon’ Second Edition (Revised, Partly Rewritten, and Very Greatly Amplified) – 9, Lyncroft Gardens, London N.W., 1904. [Also, 3rd edition, revised, 1908, and numerous later reprints]

4. Charubel and Sepharial ‘The Degrees of the Zodiac Symbolised, to which is added a translation by Sepharial of a Similar Series Found in La Volasfera’ (circa 1907; 2nd edition of No. 2 above, but the first to feature Sepharial’s translation of the La Volasfera set)

5. Kozminsky, Isidore ‘Zodiacal Symbology and its Planetary Power’ William Rider & Son, Limited, 1917

6. Carter, C. E. O. ‘A Concise Encyclopaedia of Psychological Astrology, Together with Observations on the Astrological Characteristics of about Fifty Diseases, and an Introductory Essay on the Zodiacal Signs from the Standpoint of Biology and Psychology’ W. Foulsham & Co. Ltd., London, 1924 (also 2nd edition, revised and enlarged, 1926, and later reprints);

7a: Wemyss, Maurice ‘The Wheel of Life, or Scientific Astrology Vol. I’ Modern Astrology Office / L. N. Fowler & Co., undated (but 1927)

7b: Wemyss, Maurice ‘The Wheel of Life, or Scientific Astrology Vol. II’ L. N. Fowler & Co., undated (known to be late 1920s; guessed 1928 since issued between Vol. I and Vol. III, but could be 1927 like Vol. I)

7c: Wemyss, Maurice ‘The Wheel of Life, or Scientific Astrology Vol. III’ L. N. Fowler & Co., London E.C. 4, undated (believed 1929)

8: Jones, Marc Edmund ‘Lecture-Lessons: Symbolical Astrology’ No Publisher Stated, 1931

9: Gordon, Henry J. ‘Rectification of Uncertain Birth Hours’ Printed by the Author, 1934

7d: Wemyss, Maurice ‘The Wheel of Life, or Scientific Astrology Vol. IV’ Modern Astrology Office / L. N. Fowler & Co., undated (believed from library records probably 1935)

10a Aldrich, Elizabeth ‘The Degrees of the Zodiac Analyzed: a Complete Survey of Each Degree of the Zodiac: Part I – Aries’ [Self-Published], 152 West 57 Street, New York, N. Y., 1939

10b Aldrich, Elizabeth ‘The Degrees of the Zodiac Analyzed: a Complete Survey of Each Degree of the Zodiac: Part II – Taurus’ [Self-Published], 152 West 57 Street, New York, N. Y., 1939

10c Aldrich, Elizabeth ‘The Degrees of the Zodiac Analyzed: a Complete Survey of Each Degree of the Zodiac: Part 3 – Gemini’ [Self-Published], 152 West 57 Street, New York, N. Y., 1939

11. Janduz ‘Les 360 Degrés du Zodiaque Symbolisés par l’Image et par la Cabbale’ Éditions Niclaus, Paris, 1939

12. Costesèque, André ‘Les Correspondances Symboliques des Degrés du Zodiaque’ Éditions des Cahiers Astrologiques, Nice, 1941

7e: Wemyss, Maurice ‘The Wheel of Life, or Scientific Astrology Vol. V’ International Publishing Co., undated (believed from memory of past inspection to be 1940s, although no library records of date)

13. Muir, Ada ‘The Degrees of the Zodiac Analyzed’ Fourth Edition – Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul, Minn., 1967

14. Matthews, E. C. ‘Fixed Stars and Degrees of the Zodiac Analyzed’ New Era Studio, St. Louis, Missouri, 1968

15. Jones, Marc Edmund ‘The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Illustrated by One Thousand Horoscopes of Well-Known People’ Fourth Edition – Sabian Publishing Society, Stanwood, Washington, 1972 (first was circa 1955)

16. Oramaat, Omra ‘”Astro-Logic” Part One: “the degrees” Intergalactic Astro-Logical Order “IAO”, Toronto, Ontario, 1972

17. Leinbach, Esther V. ‘Degrees of the Zodiac’ Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Company, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, 1973

18. Rudhyar, Dane ‘An Astrological Mandala: the Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolic Phases: a Reinterpretation of the Sabian symbols, presenting them as a contemporary American I Ching’ Random House Inc., New York, NY, 1973

19. Koparkar, Mohan ‘Degrees of the Zodiac Magnified’ Mohan Enterprises, Roch., N.Y., 1976

20. Manthri, Chanda Dhi ‘The Degrees of Life’ 3rd Printing – Astro-Analytics Publications, Van Nuys, California, 1976

21. Sandbach, John ‘Dwadashamsas: Degree Analyses and Deeper Meanings’ Seek-It Publications, Rochester, Michigan, 1978

22. Hitschler, K. ‘Le secret des 360 degrés symboliques: pour une meilleure interpretation et prévision en astrologie’ La Roue Céleste – Dervy-Livres, Paris, 1981

23. Schroeder, Eric, ed. Young, Arthur M. ‘Zodiac: an Analysis of Symbolic Degrees’ Robert Briggs Associates, San Francisco / Berkeley, California, 1982

24. Hitschler, K. ‘L’Orientation Professionnelle par les 360 degrés symboliques’ Dervy-Livres, Paris-VI, 1983

25. Sandbach, John ‘Degree Analyses Part II: Chandra Symbols in the Horoscope’ Seek-It Publications, Birmingham, Michigan, 1984

26. Hason, Harold ‘Astrological Degrees of Life’ Full Moon Books, Washington Mills, New York, 1985

27. Engel Johann, ed. Richer, Jean ‘Images Astrologiques des Degrés du Zodiaque: Astrolabium Planum in Tabulis Ascendens’ – Belisane, Nice, 1986. NB: a French translation of one of the earliest works on the degrees of all, originally from Renaissance times.

28. Weber, Peter J. ‘Zodiac Degrees: Stellar Descriptions and Effects on Personality of the 360 Degrees of the Zodiac Based on the Tropical Signs and Fixed Stars – Birthdates of Celebrities and Notables with Vocations’ Third Printing – [Self-Published], 1989

29. Hitschler, K. ‘Les Symboles Des Degrés du Zodiaque de l’Astrologie Egyptienne’ Éditions Dervy, 1996

30. Lonsdale, Ellias ‘Inside Degrees: Developing Your Soul Biography Using the Chandra Symbols’ North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California, 1997

31. Verneret, Gilles ‘Les Degrés Existentiels’ Éditions du Rocher, 1997

32. Hadès ‘Le Livre des Degrés Astrologiques’ Editions Hadès, Genève, 1998 (probably a later edition of an earlier work by the author)

33. Roche, Diana E. ‘The Sabian Symbols: a Screen of Prophecy’ [7th Impression] – Trafford Publishing, Victoria, BC, Canada, falsely dated [1998]

34. McClung, Gavin Kent ‘The Hyperion Series Astrological Degree Symbols’ Infinity Publishing, Haverford, Pennsylvania, 2001

35. Cochrane, David ‘Astrology for the 21st Century’ Cosmic Patterns Software, Inc., Gainesville, FL, 2002

36. Blaschke, Robert P. ‘Astrology: a Language of Life Volume II: Sabian Aspect Orbs’ Third Printing – Earthwalk School of Astrology Publishing, Cambria, California, 2003

37. Garrett, Helen Adams ‘The Anaretic 29th Degree’ Sixth Printing – American Federation of Astrologers, Inc., Tempe, AZ, 2003

38. Bovee, Blain ‘The Sabian Symbols & Astrological Analysis: the Original Symbols Fully Revealed’ Llewellyn Publications, Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd., Saint Paul, Minnesota, 2004

39. Carelli, Adriano ‘The 360 Degrees of the Zodiac’ Sixth Printing – American Federation of Astrologers Inc., Tempe, AZ, 2004 (1st was 1951)

40. England, Hedley ‘Degrees of Flight: the Astrology of Aviation’ Lunation Press, Newcastle Emlyn, Camartenshire, 2004. NB: limited to the analysis of degrees affecting air travel!

41. Goldsmith, Martin ‘The Zodiac by Degrees: 360 New Symbols’ Red Wheel / Weiser, LLC, Boston, MA, 2004

42. Henson, Donna Walter ‘Degrees of the Zodiac’ Current Printing – American Federation of Astrologers, Inc., Tempe, Arizona, 2004 (first was early-mid 1980s)

43. Hill, Lynda ‘360 Degrees of Wisdom: Charting Your Destiny with the Sabian Oracle’ First Plume Printing [of 3rd Edition, at least] – Plume, Penguin Group, 2004

44. Moore, Sharon ‘Sunology: a Guide to Source-Connection: Using Astrology’s Amazing Sabian Sun Symbols’ Brightstar Press, 2009

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  1. deep into a comparative study of 360 degree astrology, I have managed to download workable copies of most of the key Oracles. I need it in a form I can copy and paste, so that I can see them laid out alongside each other (in documents). But things have tightened up it seems over last couple of years. There is a few I can’t get. I would be very interested to get Elizabeth Aldritch, Degrees of the zodiac analyzed. I would appreciate any help. Isabel

  2. Isabel, many thanks for your message a couple of days ago!
    I suspect that the reason why you have not been able to find Elizabeth Aldrich’s books on the degrees of the zodiac easily is that they are truly very scarce. In 13 years of vigilant online collecting, I’ve seen them come up for sale just once – and those were the copies I bought. There are no copies in Worldcat-listed public libraries.
    What I hope eventually to do is to scan the contents and display them on this website. It may be necessary to verify their copyright status first, however, and at the moment my whole collection remains boxed up while I’m at a temporary address, awaiting a permanent home for my library. I hope to have resolved this within twelve months at this stage.
    Philip Graves (site manager, logged in under Clive’s account).

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