AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18) Have you been having problems with someone, either in person or online? If things have been rather tense, now's the time to swallow your pride and start communicating and compromising.
CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19) Are matters involving home, family, domestic arrangements, parents or property dominating your thinking? Things will gradually improve, as long as you stay centred and keep an open mind.
CANCER (June 21 - July 22) Work projects are favoured, as you make the most of the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Uranus visiting your career zone. Creativity and motivation are high but try to keep a sense of perspective.
LEO (July 23 - August 22) Party-loving Lions are keen to socialise and circulate; mix and mingle; imagine and create; as you let your hair down and have some fun. But it's Equinox day so try not to overdo things!
PISCES (February 19 - March 20) You're thinking about a financial, business or work project as today's planetary patterns help you tackle tasks with extra energy and enthusiasm. But things won't happen overnight!
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20) Open and honest communication is the secret to success at the moment. There'll be plenty of opportunities to expand your peer group. But don't neglect your long-term friends in the process.
TAURUS (April 20 - May 20) The planetary patterns give tired Taureans a welcome energy surge today. The stars also favour some quiet contemplation, as you use your intuition to help you solve a current problem.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21) You're in the mood to help a loved one through a rough patch, or cheer up a close friend who is down-in-the-dumps. If you get drawn into a fiery discussion, strive to be balanced and fair-minded.
SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Scorpio is the sign of extremes, and you can have trouble relaxing. As we celebrate the Equinox - when day and night are of equal length - strive to bring more balance into your busy life.
LIBRA (September 23 - October 22) It's time to get talking with your nearest and dearest about subjects you may not necessarily feel comfortable about. Try to be fair and balanced, as you view things from differing perspectives.
VIRGO (August 23 - September 22) Business ventures are brewing at the moment, as you combine common sense with intuition to achieve a positive result. Don't be impatient though. Your dreams will take a while to manifest.
ARIES (March 21 - April 19) Are you being too subjective about a current issue? Take a step back, adjust your focus, and strive to view the situation from a much broader and wiser perspective. Balance is the key.
Silver was my first book as well, and she has some decent info, however her opinion shows through too much in her writing and as such it cannot always be perceived as fact. It does however give one food for thought and ideas, and it's nice to have one of the larger books around for reference sometimes.
In my opinion, you should gather as many viewpoints on a situation as you can before entering it, so Silver's viewpoint, while incorrect to many, is as valid as anyone's as far as her right to have and to disclose it. There are also undoubtedly people who will share her views, and as such it's nice to take it into consideration, if not in your magickal works than just into a general life context.
I've never read anything from Cunningham.
My first book was by R. Buckland and it really scared me off, he writes very dryly and it's his way or the highway in his POV, at least it seems so.
I personally like Christopher Penczak, he has a very nice writing style and once you learn the basics his books can help you learn at a slow, steady pace. He recommends his books be read and practiced over the course of a year, which is a very good plan if you stick with it. Studying and practicing slowly and steadily will let you retain the information more, and really grow intellectually.
it depends...your taking other peoples info and relating it to her...you have to look at the type of magick she does...its different from traditional wicca although i do think she needs to adress that...
btw, i wasnt trying to say that the history was right...but alot of her techniques work very well
I've read to stir a magick couldron by her only becuase I found it at a local flee market where I by insence. Anyway she seemed too bright and slightly out of her mind. Buckland is more my type. I find scot cummingham a bit dry. Thats just my two cents
I like Penzack, I think thats how you spell it anyway. Ravenwolf is in my opinion a little crazy. Misleading newbs into thinking that once you become a witch, everything will be become bright and shiny and that they wont have to deal with the drama of the "real" world.