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kissTake off your shoes, slip into something comfortable. Maybe some soft music? Why not? It sets the mood and lifts the spirits. Some chocolate and wine close by? Good, now you’re ready to sit down and curl up with Matthew Currie’s new book Love and Seduction by Starlight.

Whether you’ve got your eye on someone you’ve just met, or you’ve been quietly languishing for a certain somebody for a while now, inside knowledge is always a big help. Here’s what Matt says about why he wrote this book:

Most of the clients I have come to me with one of two major issues:

1) Where is the love that I really want/need?
2) Why is the love I have not working out the way I want it to?

…And to be perfectly honest, more often than not the answer(s) to those questions boil down to two very simple factors:

1) You don’t fully understand the assets you have, or you aren’t using them properly
2) You don’t really understand how your partner is wired.

This e-book will give you the tools you need to understand yourself, your moods, and how you interact with and love others. It will also give you the means to get a fully-formed handle on the people you love (or would like to love, or would like to have loving you).”

And so it does. The book is divided into four sections. The first two cover Sun and Moon signs and help you obtain insights into a person’s basic personality and emotional make-up.  So now you know what makes them tick and what hooks them emotionally and you’ve managed to snag their interest. Good. But now what? How do you hold on to it?

You know what they say, the brain is the largest sex organ in the body. A person’s Mercury tells you about what entrances their mind. Once you’ve entered their thoughts, it’s just a step away from entering their hearts. Venus is the attraction principle. In a man’s chart, it signifies the type women he’s romantically attracted to, and in a woman’s chart it holds the secret of her appeal. For gentlemen reading this, you need to look at your lady love’s Sun and Mars to see what she finds attractive in a man.

But for both sexes, the Venus placement will teach you how to engage your partner’s senses. Once the senses come into play, anyone who knows human physiology will tell you, the next step is action. That brings us to Mars. The book tells us, “It rules what drives you…including your sex drive.”  Mercury, Venus and Mars form the third section and, in my opinion, are the heart of the book.  I found them very useful and full of insights. But my favorite is the chapter on astro-tips for women on making the most of their individual and unique feminine appeal. Here’s what the author says, “You already know far better than I do what colors and kind of outfits look better on you than I do. But there are a few suggestions that can go a long way towards maximizing your sexiness.

There’s no reason for the guys to despair, you haven’t been forgotten. There’s a special chapter for you, too. Here’s a sneak-peek: “How you get the ball rolling with someone romantically often depends on the activities on a first date. Getting the mind and/or body working is the first step to getting a relationship to work. When you’re asking a woman for a date, try basing the activity in question on her Mars placement. What’s well begun is half done…

I would buy the book for these two chapters alone, but, glory be!, there’s more. So, pour yourself another glass of wine and I’ll tell you about the last section on compatibility. If you’re looking for something that lasts beyond an evening of fun and games, then compatibility matters. A smoldering gaze and a soft voice are all very well, but you need a bit more if you want to build something that lasts. If that’s what you’re after, this section will let you know if you’re on the right trail. But whatever it is that your heart’s set on, whether it’s a love that endures or just a brief and sizzling encounter, you’ll benefit by learning more about the astrology of seduction.

At $10, this book’s a steal! For more details, put that glass down and click here.

Oh, and before I forget: if you buy the book, it comes with $20 worth of freebies. Enjoy!



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It can take you a lisun and moonfetime to truly understand a person or, for that matter, explore your own inner depths. Human beings are complex creatures with multiple, and sometimes contradictory, needs and drives. For me, the biggest draw of astrology has always been psychological profiling (my Moon is in Scorpio, dahlin’).

If you’ve been playing around with sun signs for a while, chances are, you’ve been pleasantly surprised with their accuracy. But you’ll also have found that sun signs are not quite enough to understand another person. Well, of course they’re not! And astrologers have been yelling about this till they’re hoarse. Nothing quite beats a complete chart analysis. But even there, you have to start somewhere. Two of the most important energy signatures in a chart are the signs in which a person’s Sun and Moon are located. Matthew Currie’s book The Sun And Moon: Yin And Yang, And How You Do Your Thang delineates personality types according to both the Sun and the Moon signs. 

Matthew says, “The Sun represents your ‘life spark,’ and just like the Sun’s role at the center Matt_nof the Solar System, everything else about your personality would fly off into deep space without it.” He goes on to add, “When people complain that others don’t know ‘the real me,’ they are probably referring to their Moon. Your Moon is how you react to your world on an instinctual level, before things like language and social roles get in the way. The Moon is also the place where you are most likely to store any and all of your childhood emotional issues.”

So, once you get a handle of these basics, you can move on to other more detailed astrological nuances. But if your basics are not clear, then you’ll find yourself forever floundering in shallow waters unable to enter the deep knowing that astrology bestows upon its learners.

I really enjoyed Matthew’s book: it teaches you what you need to know with a dash of humor thus making learning a fun thing. And more than that, it’s good to see contemporary astrologers revisiting these topics. Many others in the past have written about it, but we’re living in a fast-paced society, and astrology needs to keep up with our changing lingos and points-of-reference.  Matthew’s book not only does this but also gives you a lot to take away. As he says, “This book will help you understand the basic nature of the Sun and Moon in each sign. And, in one easy step, you will have expanded your astrological understanding of people from twelve basic types, to twelve times twelve… one hundred and forty-four basic personality types.”

If you want a copy of the book, or even a chart reading done, you can get more information here


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