Londoners have been looking to the stars during lockdown.
Clear skies and lower pollution levels saw many novice astronomers take up stargazing for the first time (read our guide here), while interest in star signs and the Zodiac is at an all time high.
Popular zodiac site AstroSage reports that its revenue has increased by 42 per cent during lockdown, while Astroyogi says its calls jumped from 100 to 250 per day since March.
Astrology has seen a meteoric rise in the past decade and it seems, during times of uncertainty, we need it more than ever.
Whether you base your life decisions around when Mercury is in retrograde or you’re simply a curious cosmic, read on to see our favourite astrological books below.
Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue
The perfect starter pack for anyone looking to dabble in tarot, Doreen Virtue’s Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards swap traditional tarot cards for powerful (and positive) goddess cards instead. The accompanying book makes the process easy to understand, and the readings you do for yourself and for others are eerily accurate.
£14.99, buy it here
The Signs: Decode the Stars, Reframe Your Life by Carolyne Faulkner
A bestseller from London-based astrologist Carolyne Faulkner, The Signs looks at how we can use the stars to help write our future. It takes a deep dive into each of the signs, describing the qualities that each possesses and details how we can use our birth charts to make better choices and forge lasting relationships.
£10.99, buy it here
Moonology: Working with the Magic of Lunar Cycles by Yasmin Boland
Yasmin Boland’s Moonology became an instant bestseller when it was released in 2016 and remains the go-to for those looking to understand the eight phases of the moon. In a recent interview, Boland told the Standard: "'Moonologers' believe that by tapping into the lunar cycle and ‘moon manifesting’ you can take action and achieve your goals. Once you start to think about which phase and sign the moon is in, you’ll find life starts to click into place, because you’re living in alignment with nature and the planet."
£10.99, buy it here
Sun Signs: The Secret Codes of the Universe by Linda Goodman
An astrological classic, Sun Signs was originally published in 1968 and remains the definitive guide to our zodiac signs. There are lengthy descriptions of each sign, and astrologist Linda Goodman explains how we can use the knowledge of the signs to truly get to know the people in our lives better.
£9.99, buy it here
Luna: Harness the Power of the Moon to Live Your Best Life by Tamara Driessen
Spiritualists will love Tamara Driessen’s Luna - it covers everything from moon teachings to rituals, crystals, meditation and tarot. Driessen guides readers through Waning, New, Full and Waxing Moon Rituals to help with everything from getting over an ex to getting a long-awaited pay rise.
£12.99, buy it here
You Were Born For This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptance by Chani Nicholas
Instagram-famous Canadian astrologist Chani Nicholas released her first book, You Were Born For This, earlier this year - and it immediately became a New York Times bestseller. Cited as having a ‘radical’ approach to astrology, Nicholas’s book teaches readers how to use the zodiac as a form of empowerment and how to ‘supercharge your intentions’.
£16.99, buy it here
Two new releases to look for...
Cosmic Power: Ignite your light a simple guide for the modern mystic by Vanessa Montgomery
This ‘grammable guide is set to be released in November and is a simple guide to our star signs. In Cosmic Power, Vanessa Montgomery discusses how we can use our signs to our advantage, what imbalances our signs and how our sign impacts every area of our lives.
£12, buy it here
Sacred Geometry: How to use cosmic patterns to power up your life by Jemma Foster
Due for release in September, Jemma Foster’s Sacred Geometry is a left-of-field approach to astrology. Instead of looking at signs, Foster explains how we can become aware of the dots and lines that surround us and how to use these patterns to positively influence our lives.
£10.99, buy it here