Other guides to the zodiac usually offer just the basic facts – this one provides much more.  Brilliant color paintings on every page capture the magic of the stars, the planets, and the astrological symbols. Follow this sacred art from its earliest days to its dramatic rebirth in our century as people search for meaning in the events that affect their lives. Images and photographs of artifacts from all these periods attest to the important role played by astrology. The sections devoted to each sign feature all the symbols associated with it, along with detailed explanations of the personality, romantic tendencies, and career interests of those born under that sign. Even more intriguing are the descriptions of the different branches of astrology, including Karmic (past lives); Electional (which looks at timing); Horary (for specific questions); and others.