Friday, November 28, 2008

Signs of Success: A Book Review


Millionaires don't have astrologers. Billionaires do. ~ J.P. Morgan

That's one of my favorite quotes used in Signs of Success: The Remarkable Power of Business Astrology by Steven Mark Weiss. Signs of Success is an entertaining and insightful introduction into business astrology. The first few chapters give a general overview into ways astrology can be used in specific aspects of business, like trend forecasting. At the end of the book there is a chapter focusing on astrology and marketing, with McDonald's, Chanel and Apple used as examples.

My favorite part of this book is the section devoted to the sun signs and leadership (Being a Taurean leader, it's only fitting I'd love this archetypal exploration). I loved reading about Bill Gates' Scorpio deviousness and Steven Jobs' Piscean vision. And, I didn't realize that Martha Stewart and Julia Child were both Leos. At the end of each sun sign chapter, there are tips given for how to deal with them in the workplace. The best part of this section was gaining a greater understanding into not only my own approach to business, but also those around me. It gave me some insights into the motivation behind others' goals and actions.

This book is definitely more geared to people who are new to, and maybe even skeptical of, astrology. It's best for business people who are new to astrology, astrology lovers who want to start learning more about how to apply their knowledge to the business world, and anyone who wants to either be a better leader or simply understand their boss.

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Monday, November 03, 2008

Astrology Carnival: Twenty-Third Edition

Welcome to the twenty-third edition of the astrology carnival! I had to make sure I posted this today because of the great articles about the Saturn-Uranus opposition and the upcoming U.S. Presidential Election (only one more sleep! Um... should a Canadian be this excited about the U.S. election? Of course! Go Kang!!!!)

Matthew shares a couple of articles ~ Sarah Palin's E-mail Hacked: Let The Saturn-Uranus Games Begin! and The Winner Of The 2008 Presidential Election Is... both posted at Matthew The Astrologer. On a side note, I must admit that I'm a little disappointed that Sarah didn't mention Matthew the Astrologer in any of her speeches.

Flash Gordon gives us Author Paul Kiritsis Uses the Stars to Guide His Writing: Read How this Cancerian Follows His Calling posted at Great New Books that Are a Must Read.

Julie shares her thoughts on the opposition in Uranus-Saturn Opposition November 3-4 posted at Julie Demboski's Astrology.

And Zodiacs4u gives us Best Matches for Libra - Sun Signs, Love Matching, Star Sign Horoscopes, Zodiac Compatibility posted at Sun Signs, Love Matching, Star Sign Horoscopes, Zodiac Compatibility. If you're looking for more articles on compatibility, be sure to look around the rest of this site.

For the next edition of the carnival, the optional theme is Jupiter in Aquarius. Feel free to send in any astrology-related articles, though. Also, if you have any suggestions for a theme you'd like to see, let me know.

You can submit your blog article to the next edition of the astrology carnival using the carnival submission form. You can also email me (theknowitallastrologer @ gmail.com) your link (make sure you mention that you want it included in the carnival) or post it in the comments below. Past posts and future editions can be found on the blog carnival index page.

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