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This adorable book describes the Sun and its seasons of marriage. It's full of humor, but doesn't leave out the hard bits. It's a look at how the Sun inspires the point to the whole affair. It invites questions about what the marriage wants to become, and how that fits with our individual destinies.
April Elliott Kent brings her classic fresh style to Sun sign astrology, as a Marriage Sign. She lays out the character of each union, while seeing it as "a living, breathing entity that defies the best efforts of anyone to pigeonhole or stereotype it."
For an excerpt from the book, click here.
- The cover illustration of a bride and groom atop a cake makes it a charming gift.
- You can quickly find essential keywords for each marriage, in bold.
- I nearly missed the Your Best Marriage Signs section at the back.
- You can find your best marriage signs, based on your own Sun sign. Find out if a Taurus marriage suits your style.
- It describes how the marriage looks to others, and the role you play together as a duo.
- The marriages chosen to illustrate are fascinating, like Diana Krall and Elvis Costello (Sagittarius marriage).
Guide Review - Star Guide to Weddings
If you’ve followed April Elliott Kent’s Big Sky Astrology, you know she’s got a unique style..at times funny or poignant, always genuine. Her writing is widely admired because it's artful, but also warm, like a funny wise friend.
It's why she can write a book called Star Guide to Weddings: Your Horoscope for Living Happily Ever After that's more than a sweet treat for the bridesmaid to giggle over. She creates a portrait of each marriage by Sun sign -- from the color of the decor and flowers to what's "born" there at the altar. It makes a great gift for anyone with marriage on their minds.
April's book looks at the Sun sign for the basic nature of the marriage, things like its style, purpose, needs and sources of friction. She writes, "In astrological symbolism, the Sun represents the core of a thing, the point in a psyche or society or a marriage around which everything revolves." And since everybody knows the Zodiac, this is a book that everyone can enjoy.
As April points out in her introduction, something happens to us when we're merged into this thing known as, "the marriage." It can bring out our best, but it can also be a soul sucking experience. As April writes, "put a lively, fiery Leo and a chatty, sociable Gemini into a pragmatic, ambitious Capricorn marriage and watch the sober, serious cloak of that sign cast its influence over these two vivacious individuals."
I marveled at her description of the Aries marriage since it has emboldened me (Cancer Sun) and my husband (Virgo Sun) to live at the edge. We live in a red schoolbus with solar panels and garden...ready at a moments notice to Move!
April's book draws us back to the Sun, that old familiar, and its different seasons of marriage. It's a delight to read, and full of useful wisdom to help you plan the big day.