Linda Goodman is such a talented author because while teaching her readers about the sun signs and how the behave around each other but she uses his words in such a poetic way that just blows the readers away. This book helped me a lot with my relationships in my family. As I was reading this book I realized that Linda loves to use similes, and I love reading similies so this book was just perfect for me. Also Linda m This book was great. Also Linda makes learning new and different things fun and enjoyable! And thats all you can ask from an author as reader, so this book was just amazing to read and I enjoyed it a lot.
Oct 12, Tine! Maybe it's just me, but I like this book, and I think it likes me, too. But wait - it can't just be me! I used to bring this around with me to classes and such, letting others flip to the pages corresponding to their current relationship-fixation and watching them intensely study whatever "fate" might be written there. In most cases, interested persons were already at least identified with their sun sign, and so you might say that I'm reviewing as and for biased parties, but MAN, Linda Goodman s Maybe it's just me, but I like this book, and I think it likes me, too.
In most cases, interested persons were already at least identified with their sun sign, and so you might say that I'm reviewing as and for biased parties, but MAN, Linda Goodman sure can pen down that flowery language for each sign as though she's been there before, and it impresses all those I've talked to. In some cases, I've seen this book produce tears.
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Without having to delve into the common issues with astrology, I would just have to say that Goodman presents her interpretation of sign-sign interaction thoroughly and provides an optimistic bent for the general pessimistic prophecies some combinations inevitably produce and is incredibly good at establishing an emotional connection across paper-and-ink barriers, which is probably what you're looking for if you pick up this book.
This book is accurate in so many ways.
I found it in my early 20's and I use it to this day - this would be a great astrological book to recomment to anyone who has been hesitant to buy one. Sep 27, Xenomantid rated it really liked it Recommends it for: old married women, conventional mystics, people nostalgic for the '70s.
Shelves: times-were-different , occult , favorites , s , guilty-pleasure. From the earliest days of my fascination with astrology, there was one author whose work invariably left me with mixed feelings: Linda Goodman. Although her work remains popular among the more conventional mystics, most practicing occultists never even mention her. Frankly, some of her advice was rather suspect. To this day, I have yet to read any other astrology books that propose that the real ruler of Taurus is not Venus, but a planet called Pan-Horus.
Equating gods who belong to two differe From the earliest days of my fascination with astrology, there was one author whose work invariably left me with mixed feelings: Linda Goodman. Equating gods who belong to two different pantheons and have virtually nothing in common in the first place is, if you can believe it, easier to overlook than many of the other quirks of Goodman's writing.
The real draw, if you can dignify it with such a designation, of Linda Goodman's output is her hokey writing style. Her first book, Linda Goodman's Sun Signs , frequently read like a corny pop ballad from the s, but it was still just barely sensible enough for a believer to consider it credible. Wendy was clearly a Cancerian--motherly, possessive, gentle and imaginative, trying out her wings in a flight of fancy under the Full Moon, as Moon Maidens often do. No strong Sun Sign harmony between them, you see, so they quarreled now and then, and each heard a different drummer.
Wendy ended up in the final chapter as nearly all Cancerians do, safe and secure. No matter how wistfully her heart longed to fly again, she chose home, marriage and children as her ultimate dreams; while Peter, like nearly all Geminis, continued his eternal search for a brighter rainbow, somewhere beyond Aries females invariably get all soft and squishy inside at the mere thought of True Love, their idealism in affairs of the heart being as eternal as Spring itself. But really now, dear Aries girl, when you're honest with yourself, would it all have been quite so magical if the fiery courageous Princess had come charging bravely into the woods on her horse to claim her Prince and rescue him from the Wicked Witch?
The same meditation should be practiced on all the other faerie tales she still believes in, and dreams of every fortnight or so. Imagine dainty Cinderella, red-faced, puffing and perspiring, as she tried to shove a glass Hush-Puppy on her Prince's foot, to see if it fitted him.
Mother Nature knows what she's doing. The Aries man-woman relationship will stand a better chance of success if she permits him to steal her Mars thunder Goodman, Plenty of women--Aries women in particular--would jump at the chance to take charge of rescue missions. In fact, anyone who has familiarized himself, herself, or itself with fairy tale canon knows that "fiery, courageous" heroines are a staple of folklore: the Goose Girl, Kate Crackernuts, the woman who saved the Sleeping Prince, Marjorie in "The Juniper Tree.
I will not quote it here because so much is wrong with it that I cannot possibly decide where to begin. Goodman herself acknowledges its perverseness. In Goodman's world, there is one ideal relationship: gender-conforming man with gender-conforming woman. The closer one adheres to this Platonic form, the more attuned to nature one is.
Later, after she'd passed that test, without returning to her old, domineering ways, he permitted her to design jewels for the ladies of Padua, as a full-time career. Eventually, she became quite famous and succeesful, which fretted her lover-husband not a whiffle or a trifle because, you see, she never disputed his masculine rights. She always came happily skipping, on-the-double, when her Lord and Master regally commanded, "Come here, and kiss me, Kate!
Acquiescence in a subordinate is the key to a successful unequal relationship: boss and employee, master and servant, teacher and student, parent and child--provided, of course, that the superior's behavior remains within reasonable bounds. Should the superior overstep the boundaries, then that is his problem, not the subordinate's.
A wife, however, is not a subordinate, to dispute Confucianism itself. The idea that an aggressive woman can love a passive man or vice versa never enters this book. Healthy romantic relationships must be between equals, a concept apparently foreign to these pages.
Yes, plenty of other sections mainly those involving the Leo Woman, with the exception above extol the "necessity" of a man being a servant to the woman instead of the reverse. But the notion that a romantic relationship between a master and a servant is unhealthy seems to elude this tome. Appealing to classic literature is one of Goodman's tactics; she also claims that a deeper understanding of the morals and metaphors in fairy tales would eliminate the need for psychiatric treatment.
Apparently, she never read The Canterbury Tales. No fair allowing one sex to take priority of mention over the other. Everything must be nicely balanced. The sense of poetry and beauty and harmony in Librans extends also to the equality of their relationship. Just is just. Male chauvinism is just so Don't you think?
Goodman, So you see, Goodman never claims that women are inferior to men. She insists at every turn that the man must be in charge of a romantic relationship, though she never states it quite that explicitly. If it puzzles you that she repeatedly expresses support for the ERA, yet describes dominance as "masculine" and submission as "feminine," your reaction indicates not that you are blind to any strand of esoteric wisdom, but that you do not share Goodman's Victorian interpretations of gender.
You see, to Goodman, virtually everything exists on a dichotomy. Characteristics are either masculine or feminine, and what characteristics are which depends on the way they have been seen traditionally. Thus, dominance, power, force, determination, stubbornness, and boldness are masculine; submission, gentleness, passivity, dependence, receptiveness, and nurturing are feminine.
For this reason, Goodman heavily implies that Aries women are liberated because they are "masculine" and that Pisces women enjoy being submissive because they are "feminine. The world is not cast entirely in shades of gray. Sometimes black and white are indeed all that exist. Goodman's overwhelmingly polarized view of sexuality, however, is not conducive to a better understanding of what makes human relationships thrive. For all the criticism I've given this book, however, I will grant that it never becomes boring.
Like Gone with the Wind a book Goodman worshiped , Linda Goodman's Love Signs hovers at the thousand-page mark, but contains no dull moments. It's fascinating reading, for a variety of reasons. Aug 30, Diamond rated it it was amazing Shelves: own , romance , reference , re-read , greatgifting , love , purposeful-reading , astrology. Linda Goodman is amazing.
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I can see why she is so widely referenced and exalted. Just, Wow. I never had so many insights in one book about myself and others close to me. Pairings that I actually had no personal interest in besides curiosity were just as illuminating as the ones I was eager to read the combinations of myself and past relationships, for example. Really helpful also for those studying astrology like myself who are new to the study of astrology.
Jan 05, Jaclyn Goss rated it it was amazing Shelves: new-age. Love this book!!! Love Linda goodman in general. She is a great astrologer, and really hits the spot most of the time. The book has general info on signs but goes further by explaining your relationship to other signs. The one flaw in this book, though you can read around it, is that it first gives a brief overview of say cancer pisces, then cancer man, pisces women, and then cancer woman pisces man.
The disadvantage to this is when I want to know about same sex relationships, wether they be rom Love this book!!! The disadvantage to this is when I want to know about same sex relationships, wether they be romantic or non romantic you are stuck reading the much shorter overview.
It's a great help in learning about my relations with others, in love, friendship, or family.
I like that she does dialogue sections, because they really ass a lot of humor. I also like that her tone is loving of every sign and you couldn't really pick what her sign was without looking it up. I would recommend this book with two big thumbs up!! Aug 13, Richa rated it liked it. This was strictly okay. I mean, it is very interesting read in itself, but I would say that relationships undergo many dynamics and they can't be straight-jacketed There are various things that influence our behaviour towards one another -- environment, our health, our circumstances, our finances, our mood, our genes, our upbringing So, well, I wouldn't make this a Bible for people to refer to make out if their relationship would work or not Having said that, there is no harm in reading This was strictly okay.
Having said that, there is no harm in reading it as you are warned about some of the roadblocks you might face in your relationship journey. A good read. PS: I read only what was relevant to me at that point in time. I just gave a cursory glance to the other signs. By-and-by, I stopped doing that too. Jan 16, Jennifer Lynne rated it it was amazing. I have a really old edition of this book, and I use it every time I'm in the process of creating characters for my stories. I'm a Leo and my partner is Aquarius - opposites on the karmic wheel. Linda's comments on this relationship are spot on.
Love Signs is the only writing reference book I' I have a really old edition of this book, and I use it every time I'm in the process of creating characters for my stories. Love Signs is the only writing reference book I've used consistently over the years. I love it! Jul 26, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: don-t-judge-me. I was maybe 14 or 15 when I pulled this off my mother's bookshelf. I found the chapter concerning myself and the boy I was in love with: Aquarius-Gemini.
It was lovely. It was moving. It was true. It made reference to Peter Pan and The Little Prince , two books that would earn my enduring affection. I've since become skeptical of astrology. Perhaps I fear ridicule or just plain being wrong. Still, it's a significant book in my life. I'll honor the enchantment cast. View all 9 comments. Mar 07, Eartha rated it it was amazing. THE go-to book for relationships. Plus she's delves a little into the elements and gives a nice basic intro into how they work together. Jun 29, Joanne Rock rated it it was amazing Shelves: writing-reference.
Great reference for romance writers I like her take on how various personalities mesh or come into conflict. Helpful and inspiring for character creation. Aug 14, Maoui Lenoir added it. Dearest linda i've jade you're book for so so meny year's , and loved it , but i was only 20years old back then , I don't know wi after so menu year's I finally decided to take it out of the dust today , probablement sorry I'm French hihi the stars we're aligne , widget last night on a falling star and for once I wichte for me , and my wish came trough?
Jun 30, Emmeline Joyce rated it it was amazing. A must have for any lover of astrology! This book is my "bible". When I was younger and I was dating men, I would go to the star sign combination and have a read about the kind of relationship we would have Even if it's not about love you are enquiring about, Linda Goodman provides a thorough explanation of each star sign and what they are like as a child, woman and man.
Funny amusing anecdotes are scattered through out the book giving examples of traits that certain star s A must have for any lover of astrology! Funny amusing anecdotes are scattered through out the book giving examples of traits that certain star signs tend to have and that rings true to me. Such a shame Linda goodman is no longer with us, she would be amazing to see in real life.
I love this book! My favourite astrology book, Linda Goodman takes a mystical approach to describing the signs and how they interact with each other. I bought this book 15 years ago and I still refer to it from time to time. I've found it to always be illuminating. Jul 07, Denisse rated it it was amazing. Great reference. Easy to read. Jan 17, Jamila rated it it was amazing. Dec 09, The Lexington Bookie rated it it was amazing Shelves: new-site.
Virgo And Libra Compatibility From Linda Goodman’s Love Signs
Throwing you all a curve ball this week with this book. If you're the kind of person that meets someone new and immediately ask what their sign is- this book is for you. Personally, I'm not one to immediately ask, but I find the study of astrology and horoscopes fascinating and I'm always eager to compare reality with theory. This book is all about compatibility between signs and their relationships, and it was fascinating. I didn't bother to read about other signs' compatibility unless it was wi Throwing you all a curve ball this week with this book.
So for the purpose of this review, I'm going to keep using myself and my sign as the example. I read through the introductions which has a lot of Peter Pan references that continue throughout the book, just FYI and jumped into reading about my Libran compatibles, starting off with Aries and working my way through the Zodiac which is also how the book is laid out , all the way to Pisces.
Beforehand, I had written a list of the zodiac and the corresponding family and friends that I have surrounded myself with. Here are the mind-blowing revelations that I found out. My dad is an Aries, my mom is a Libra. This is significant because these signs are complete opposites, but like they say, opposites attract. They're a great example for these signs, true to their descriptions, and they've been happily married for 27 years.
But what I found even more interesting is when these two signs can't find the harmony in their opposition- enter my "other brother". He's a classic Aries too, and I really am a classic Libra. But where my parents mesh, he and I clash- not in a bad way, because we both love and appreciate each other, being like siblings. But when we fight, each of us knows exactly what to say to get under each other's skin. I never really thought about it until I read this book. And because of it, I'm aiming to try harder about working with his Aries characteristics, and not against them.
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And help her to see that perfection is not the requirement for self-acceptance she so often believes it to be. There's frequently a misty enchantment inherent in the physical love between the Aries man and the Virgo woman. These two are rather likely to be among the few people still left who are still sexually unpolluted by the explicit sex being flaunted in everyone's faces, whether they like it or not. The Ram is a confirmed idealist and a super-jealous one besides , whereas the female Virgin is normally turned off by sexual or any other kind of vulgarity and cheapness.
She also would prefer him not to leave the catsup bottle on the dining-room table. Discrimination flashes its sparkles into many facets of human existence, from sex to catsup bottles to messy closets and untidy drawers - not to mention sloppy thinking and a dull intellect. Her own thinking is never sloppy, her own intellect never dull. Their lovemaking will reflect their mutual idealism and subconscious search for purity and innocence. This doesn't mean the physical aspect of love between them will lack passion.
The male Ram, ruled as he is by Mars, is passion personified. Yet, he's also touchingly affectionate, usually mindful of the small things related to sexual unity - and she will respond to this quality in him with genuine joy. But she must be careful not to criticize his romantic techniques or allow her innate coolness of approach to make ashes of the flaming sort of sexual expression he offers her so trustingly. Conversely, he must be careful not to offend her sense of delicacy by always making sure that tenderness and gentleness are a part of their union. It would also help if he didn't pout or feel so wounded those times when she'd rather demonstrate her love for him in ways other than physical.
The vitality of his sexual stamina may often exceed hers - and when it does, he should remind himself that patience is a virtue which brings its own reward - in addition to the reward of her return to being a warm, loving woman. He must simply give her time to rest awhile and refresh her desires.
Also, he should know that her enthusiasm for making love will always be somewhat diluted in direct ratio to the vexing worries and problems she's encountered throughout the hours preceding his need that she surrender herself to him. Even at best, Virgos never surrender their whole selves to love. Aries men do.
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And this is a basic difference between them which will need to be handled with care. Despite their natural affinity in matters romantic, these two could allow their romance to gradually take the form of a less emotionally demanding mutual mental respect. There's certainly nothing wrong with mutual mental respect, but it needs a few more brilliant facets to set it off - like mutual emotional involvement and vibrancy.
Still, rarely is even a romantically frustrated Virgo or Arian unfaithful. Not without monumental cause. It's equally rare, if they're typical of their Sun Signs, for either to leave or desert the other, even under extreme provocation - once they've committed themselves to devotion. For to Virgo, devotion is first analyzed, then defined as more responsibility than sentiment. Consequently, when a Virgo decides to desert such a "responsibility," you can be sure the decision to "cut out" was motivated by personal injury of such immeasurable depth it decreed either a final solution of escape or actual mental breakdown.
Virgos have little or no immunity to long-continued mental and emotional pressures. The Aries man is reluctant to admit he's been wrong about a relationship for the exact opposite reason than that of Virgo. He keeps trying, not because of "responsibility," as she does, but because of "sentiment. This man puts all of himself into every venture, dedicates himself with fiery intent to every challenge - and love is no different from the rest.
Could Romeo ever stop loving Juliet, or Juliet ever grow tired of Romeo? Of course not. That's more or less the way he sees it. He forgets that both these medieval lovers died before they were twenty, and had they lived, they would probably have experienced their share of misunderstandings and disagreements, being only human. Strangely, he's as much a perfectionist about love as his Virgo woman is about everything but love. It's as though she expected love to have flaws, therefore isn't terribly surprised when the flaws appear.
It's only the other areas of life where she's repeatedly disillusioned to find things less than flawless. With him it's just the opposite. Life's major disappointments he can shrug off, but of "love" he demands perfection. Somewhere in between their oddly transposed views, these two should be able to find a basis for understanding each other.
When serious trouble arises in this relationship, the tie is usually severed by the slashing scissors of unbearable outside pressures of one kind or another, not by a decline of their love. Sometimes it's her near fanatical obsession with the obligations of a career or her duties in the home. Sometimes it's his fierce ambition and single-minded purpose that causes him to place her last - after his great goal in life - his crusade for self-identification.
Then she may feel an irresistible compulsion to interfere by criticizing his attitudes - either privately or publicly. This first frustrates, then humiliates, and finally angers him into a Mars-like rage of resentment, which in turn freezes her desire to help him into icy detachment and an almost smug satisfaction at his misery. Then something will have to give - fast! Otherwise, their mutual need for reciprocated affection from each other will soon become secondary to their mutual need for self-respect - and they'll part, each to seek alone the peace of mind they couldn't find together.
That's the dark side. The bright side is that this man and woman can mend the silver cord that links them together each time it breaks - with the magical healing power of love. But only when he defines love as unselfishness and an awareness of her needs - only when she defines love as spontaneous trust and enthusiasm for his dreams. Once these two get their definitions straight, their love can last and the tiny cracks they mended with mutual consideration won't even show.
Unless the Virgin keeps inspecting it with a magnifying glass - or the Ram impulsively, carelessly shatters it again. Love is like a precious work of art, fragile and delicate Email This BlogThis! Newer Post Older Post Home.