About

Anthony Louis is the author of the widely acclaimed Horary Astrology Plain and Simple, Tarot Plain and Simple (Llewellyn Publications), and The Art of Forecasting using Solar Returns.  He has also authored computer reports on secondary progressions, solar returns, and vocational astrology for Halloran Software. He has lectured internationally and has been published widely in astrological literature.  He is a member of NCGR and of the Astrological Society of Connecticut.

His books and e-books are listed at his amazon.com author’s page.

 All original material posted on this blog is copyright Anthony Louis.
Review of Tarot Plain and Simple at Aeclectic.net:  http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/books/tarot-plain-simple/

53 Responses to About

  1. tracy wilson says:

    Hi Antony, my name is tracy wilson , i am a forty six year old social worker as well as aprofessional rarot reader here in London. I keep your Tarot plain and simple as a constsnt guide and have read it over many times throughout my working tarot journey. I am currently being faced with a situation whereby my daugher is about to go major spinal surgetry, she is 14. (op sch for next week 21st) i am trying to read the cards to find a favourable outcome, as you can imagine i am extremely anxious at this time. I keep drawing negative cards and this is worrying me further. As i know that the oracle often picks up our emotional feelings and vibrations i am wondering if i am causing this? She is a virgo born 24/8/96

    • marilyn says:

      Hi Tracey
      I would be interested to know how your daughter is after her surgery and hope that it was successful and she is in good health. I am also a professional in your line of work with a spiritual practice and would welcome your advice about tarot. Thank you

  2. Hi Tracy,

    Please read my response to your other post. I think we should discuss such a personal matter by email. It’s very difficult to read for oneself when such an important issue is at stake. You stated that you are “trying to read the cards to find a favourable outcome.” My guess is that the tarot is reflecting back your anxieties. My own experience is that tarot readings go best when the reader is neutral with regard to the outcome and willing to accept whatever cards appear. This is not meant to be critical of you, but just to state that reading the cards with the wish to find the answer you desire makes it hard to be objective and thus makes the cards harder to interpret.

    In situations like this I do one of two things. 1) Ask someone else who is not so involved in the situation to do a reading for you. 2) If that is not possible, do a single reading for yourself trusting the the proper cards will appear and avowing that whatever cards they are you will accept them as valid. I then record such a reading in a notebook and keep returning to it as events progress. Often with some distance in time the anxiety diminishes and the cards make more sense. What looks ominous on Monday looks less threatening by Friday and helps clarify the situation.

    I look forward to hearing from you and I certainly understand your worries.

    Tony

  3. Sanna says:

    Hi, I found your blog via google, writing about Morin Method (book review). I´m looking for information about Morinus House system because I live at the Arctic Circle and the most used house systems don´t work here. I have in my chart Ascendant conjunct MC and with Regiomontanus I don´t have houses at all but with Morinus system the planets goes to “right” places / houses comparing to my own amateur experience. Can you advice me which book of Morin is the most crucial for me to understand the method? I have book 21 in my bookshell. Do you have any other goog readings for me, helping my first steps on my research paths on astrology with Morinus. I´m only an amateur who wants to get a good understanding of my chart. I maybe some day could help other here who wont get any astrology consultations with houses.
    Sanna, Rovaniemi, Finland

    • Hi Sanna,
      Thanks for your comment. Morin’s book 21 is the most crucial because it details his theory of determinations of the roles of planets according to their relationship to the earth’s horizon. I don’t use Morinus houses and have no experience with them. I have also never worked with a chart from the Arctic Circle, so again I can’t draw on any experience to answer your question. Perhaps other readers who use the Morinus houses or work with Arctic Circle charts will respond.

      One other thought is to consider Charles Carter’s Poli-Equatorial house system. It’s fairly straightforward. Carter took the ASC and converted it to Right Ascension. He then added 30 degrees of RA to get the other house cusps on the Equator and converted those cusps back to Ecliptic Longitude. Basically Carter’s system divides the Equator into 12 equal 30-degree houses.

      • Sanna says:

        Thank you so much for your answer and effort. My study continues and I`ll also look for the method you mentioned. Not sure if it´s in astro.com but still, interesting! Have a nice week and greeting from snowy Lapland! We finally see the sun after few months of “darkness”. 🙂

    • Naomi C Bennett says:

      Sanna,

      I recommend the use of Equal Houses for births around the Arctic Circle. They should work well at that latitude.

  4. Hi Anthony,
    Just to say that I’ve used your book, ‘Tarot Plain and Simple’ over the years, and have found it to be very useful. While I have read numerous other books, and tried many decks, I always come back to your book!

    Thanksa lot!

  5. Corinne Rao says:

    Hi Anthony, do you do any horary readings?

    • Corrine,

      I do some horary readings as time permits.

      Tony

      • Clinton Garrett Soule says:

        Anthony, on your Blog is it permitted and encouraged to discuss our various horaries?

        If allowed how does one do this and what page do we go to to post and discuss our horary queries?

        Clinton Garrett Soule

        Wise men truly know how little they know

        Webster’s Bible Translation

        Judges 5:20

        They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.

  6. Hi Anthony,
    Glade I found this blog. I love your book Tarot Plain and Simple! It is my favorite tarot book. I’m a upcoming tarot author and your work has truly inspired me 🙂

  7. Diane says:

    Dear Tony,
    I own and am trying to use your Tarot book, and am now interested in learning about astrology. For a number of years I’ve ordered a computerized astrological progression from the Association for Research and Enlightenment, and have a current one that causes a question I hope you can help me answer about astrology in general. In short, I’ve had very big challenges in my work situation for the past 18 months, and my current astrological progression for the year ahead looks pretty dire in my opinion. When I think about making a career change, part of me asks, “Well if these challenges are spelled out so strongly in my chart, would making a change (which would be difficult to do and risky) be like trying to run from some set of universal life challenges that are going to be in front of me no matter where I go?” What would be your response to that question? (By the way if you do consultations I would love to set an appointment).

  8. Thank you so much for this nice Website.

  9. D says:

    Mr. Louis, I read your hyleg post and find it deeply concerning…as I tried to see the solar return chart and progressed chart and it shows moon conjunct part of fortune…so I wanted to ask you if this meant death. I will send you screenshots of the charts or anything you need. Can you please e-mail me as soon as possible and help me? I am becoming very depressed about this. I hope you can help. Thank you very much.

  10. Dawn says:

    Hi Sir,

    I was wondering if I could have a reading by you. I really trust your judgement and I’ve loved everything you’ve written. My issue seems kind of complex, but it is very urgent and I am sure you would interested in giving it a try. Can I please have your e-mail or any other way of contacting you about this matter?

    Thank you in advance.

  11. Sukhi says:

    Dear Mr Louis

    I was trying to find out how to find/calculate the time of birth when I came across your blog. My birth time isnt recorded anywhere and all my mother remembers is that it was between 3.30am to 5am. I was wondering if you would be able to calculate my time of birth, I would be so greatful to you for doing so. Please reply. Thankyou.

  12. Avantika says:

    Sir Please let me know your email ID to contact You. I am from India.

    Hello Anthony Sir.
    I got your reference from Celestial Teal. My brother is missing from 17th October 2013 and I really need your help in finding him. Please help me sir. Please

    Regards,
    AVantika

  13. Stephanie Kessel, Heidelberg, Germany says:

    Dear Tony
    I would be grateful to book a reading with you – I will have, starting 2018, Pluto, Saturn and South Node Transit over my Capricorn AC in square to the Saturn/North Node conjunction in Aries, Uranus transit over Venus in Taurus, Neptune transit Opposition to my Moon-Pluto-Uranus Conjunction in Virgo, coinciding with a Chiron return in Aries – they will all be exact at the same time. I am a Taurus, in my natal Chart Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are retrograde. Please let me know if it is possible, I wanted to ask well in advance, being aware it is difficult to get an appointment . All the best, Stephanie from Heidelberg

  14. estellarosa says:

    Your book is my handbook! the best around! I would have hoped that you would have developed a deck based on your keywords. They are soooo useful!

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  16. Spring S. says:

    Dear Tony,
    I own and am trying to use your book reg. solar returns for some time now. I am very much interested in learning about astrology. I got interested in this field about two years ago when I started going through a life crisis that was unexpected – at least because I didn’t know my transits at that time… every single part of my life was concerned in one way of the other. I must say that this crisis is continuing and looking at my pogressions and solar returns it seems it will not end soon… I try to complete my understanding of the predictive astrology because I know nobody (ie. no Professional) in France who could help me with a complete astrological view of my present and future. I am quite desperate as I don’t see the way out of the crisis. your books helped me alot and I was wondering if you did consultations? Could you help me please in one way or the other ? Many thanks in advance,
    S.

  17. Renato says:

    Would you please e-mail me instructions for a consultation with you? Thanks.

  18. SS Karkera says:

    Hi Anthony,
    I have been following your blog for the last couple of years, and your words and insights have helped shaped my journey. If you are available, I would like a consultation with you. Please let me know. Thank you!

  19. sandy bateman says:

    Hi Tony, Can you remember me? maybe 10 yrs ago. You sent me 2 pix of your palms. I found your “palms” today. I’m the woman who was to undergo hip rx. You were such a help to me.
    Looking at your Health Line it appears that you have episodes of illness followed by better health. Your health problem seems to be hereditary. But you have such a nice, open hand.
    I’m having a brain aneurysm removed Sep 18 – Take care – Fondly, Sandy

  20. Laughing Moon says:

    Hi Anthony,

    Can you e-mail me? I read your book The Geomantic Tarot spread and I have a question.

    Thanks,

    Jeremy

  21. helen nikitopoulos says:

    hi anthony
    i love your book Tarot Plain and Simple! i use it as a reference and guide; it is my tarot bible! your techniques and approach really resonate with me. i was wondering if you teach any classes? will you be at any upcoming tarot conferences?
    i would also like to know if you can do an astrology reading for me as well. i have been wanting to start an online business for a while, and am nervous and anxious to begin. am i making the right decision?
    thanks helen

  22. helen nikitopoulos says:

    hi anthony
    How can I book an astrological consultation with you?
    thanks
    helen

  23. anjali says:

    Sir, Since whatever I have to discuss with you is personal kindly let me know your email id to contact you.

  24. jd says:

    Can you please do a horary for me. Is Madeleine McCann still alive?

  25. Ned French says:

    Hi Tony,

    I just finished Plain and Simple and am now working my way through Beyond the Basics. These books are wonderful, and they have given me new insight! I have a lot of experience with Tarot but was never able to retain much knowledge on astrology. Your writing has inspired me to learn more about astrology, as I believe it will boost my Tarot readings. I am feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the software options out there, and I’m not in such a good position to compare and contrast capabilities, but I don’t really understand what they mean or which ones I should be looking out for. Can you recommend a good software package? I know I am interested in detailed reports about the individual’s personality based on their date/time/place of birth (birth chart?), as well as compatibility reports describing two different people (not necessarily romantic compatibility). The wheels are fascinating to look at, so I would like them, too, but I don’t know how to interpret them. If the software could explain how the wheels work, that would be ideal. I would also like to understand how the software is designed to have a sense of confidence that the reports are based on the science and not randomly generated. I would be immensely grateful for any guidance you can provide!

    Many thanks,
    Ned

  26. Ned,
    There are a host of astrology programs and some of them are quite expensive. If you’re new to astrology, you might start with some free websites that will calculate your chart and help you interpret it. One that I like is http://www.astro.com.

    Rather than invest a lot of money in a program you might not use, you can try a free downloadable program. The ones by Allen Edwall are quite good. Here are two sites to consider:
    http://www.astrowin.org/home.php
    http://www.astrowin.org/home.php

    Once you get the hang of how astrology works, you might consider one of the standard commercial programs. The ones I use the most are Solar Fire, AstrolDeluxe, and Janus 4.3.

  27. Let me know how it goes.

    • nedfrench says:

      Hi Tony,

      Just to circle back to you on this, I was able to download free trial versions of Solar Fire and Janus. Solar Fire was a bust because you can only sample dates from the 1930s, and in terms of getting started, the program seems to assume far more knowledge than a beginner would have… so I didn’t get very far with Solar Fire.

      The Janus download was fully functional for the first 30 days, so I ran several charts and really liked it. I guess the only drawback is that the programmed text resurfaces a lot. Maybe that would be a good thing in the long run because I would slowly start to commit the interpretations by heart. The trial is now expired, and I’m debating whether to buy it. I think I will keep moving with the astrology as a means to support my tarot efforts, but I’m also tempted to see if I can find a program with slightly more detailed interpretations… perhaps I should do a reading!

      Thanks again for your advice 🙂

      Cheers,
      Ned

      • Ned,
        It sounds like you’re looking for interpretations in an astrology program. I mainly use them to cast charts and do calculations, rather than for the delineations they offer which are often too vague and general to be of much use. Do you know the site astro.com? It was calculate a chart and offers several free interpretations to learn from. It has a nice feature called “Astro Click Portrait” which enables to you click on any part of your chart and see a standard interpretation.
        Tony

  28. Isabelle says:

    Hi Tony, I’ve been working through your wonderfully detailed horary book but still can’t seem to find my husband’s missing tooth prosthetic which he missed a fortnight ago. I was wondering if you could have a look at this chart I have erected over a week ago.

    Having studied a little horary earlier in the year, I felt confident I would be able to help him locate it but as of today we still haven’t been able to find his missing tooth prosthetic and we’re starting to despair it will ever be found.

    We live in a small one bedroom apartment and can’t understand how he could have misplaced it in such a small space. He maintains he left it in the kitchen the night he misplaced it. When we searched the kitchen the next morning, it wasn’t anywhere to be found. We have since erected a chart which also indicate the kitchen/bathroom both of which are in a north westerly direction in our home, which is ruled by Saturn and the sign Aquarius in the 4th house in the chart.

    Been an air sign seems to also indicate west and the moon being near the descendant also indicates west but we have not managed to locate the tooth even though we have turned the kitchen inside out. The object itself a denture is fittingly ruled by Saturn but it is in Scorpio with some dignity (term) and in the 12th cadent house which in itself seems to be an indication against recovery but the moon in Taurus (therefore exalted) is making an application to the ruler of the ascendant (my partner, who also happens to have a Leo ascendant in his natal chart).

    There is that opposition that the moon makes to Saturn (ruler of the 2nd) before it contacts Jupiter (Asc ruler) therefore it seems to be a clear argument for recovery. But since they are both in cadent houses it also seems that recovery will be unlikely. Also Jupiter (which is under the beams), the Sun and Lot of Fortune is accidentally dignified in the 10th, 9th and 11th houses therefore seemingly indicative of recovery.

    With the Scorpio signification in the 12th, we’re reading that to be the sink and/or the toilet or behind or underneath things, somewhere dark and hidden. Also because of the Aquarian signification it seems likely to be on the ground, between a doorway or some other partition of the room but we still haven’t managed to locate it given all these indications. If anyone else can add their input that would be greatly appreciated as we have been looking for his tooth without success for close to a week now and it’s still alluding us.

    Have I missed something in the reading of the chart? Also there doesn’t seem to be any mutual receptions by any of the significators and all the principle significators (Asc ruler, 2nd ruler and Moon) is in late degrees which could mean it is too late to do something about this. But perhaps a confirmation would be good if the item does appear to be truly lost. Then we can move on to getting a replacement. But the thought it could still be somewhere in the kitchen which is where he still insists he left it and yet not been able to locate it seems bizarre given the fact that our kitchen is very small.

  29. Maz says:

    Dear Tony,

    I hope this email finds you well.

    I’m currently learning the Lenormand tarot (and variations of it) and would really like to purchase your Lenormand Symbols e-book on Amazon (or wherever). However, I can’t seem to find a way to buy it? There doesn’t seem to be a link to buy it or add it to my wish list. I downloaded the Kindle app but then when I clicked ‘Shop in Kindle Store’ I searched for your Lenormand e-book and there were no results…I’m very confused.

    Please can you let me know how I can purchase a copy, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Many thanks,
    Maz

    • Hi Maz,

      I was able to access the ebook on my computer using this link:

      http://www.amazon.com/Lenormand-Symbols-Exploring-Origins-Images-ebook/dp/B00J7229O2

      Let me know if it works for you.

      Tony

      • Maz Murphy says:

        Hi Tony,Yes I resolved the issue my Amazon location settings were still for the UK when I’m based in Australia. I have bought the e-book now, but is there a way I can purchase the PDF? As this kindle lark (first time using it) just isn’t the same as a hard copy to print and highlight etc.No problem if this isn’t possible, and thank you so much for getting back to me. I absolutely love your work and papers especially on death analysis etc (I have 12th house Scorpio) and will be look‎ing forward to purchasing some of your astrology books in the near future.Kind regards,Maz Ms. Maz MurphySent from my BlackBerry From: Anthony Louis – Astrology & Tarot BlogSent: Sunday, 30 August 2015 22:50To: mazmurphy@gmx.comReply To: Anthony Louis – Astrology & Tarot BlogSubject: [New comment] About

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        Anthony Louis commented: “Hi Maz,

        I was able to access the ebook on my computer using this link:

        http://www.amazon.com/Lenormand-Symbols-Exploring-Origins-Images-ebook/dp/B00J7229O2

        Let me know if it works for you.

        Tony”

  30. Maz says:

    Sorry Tony, I had no idea that the reply from my phone would post directly on here. It looks a mess! Feel free to delete as you see fit. 🙂 Thank you. Maz

  31. nedfrench says:

    Hi Tony,

    I have a new question for you regarding Tarot decks. I first learned to read about 20 years, and the lady who taught me, gave me her own Rider-Waite deck that she had been using already for a few years. She read a lot, so the cards were already nicely worn by that point. The thing I really like about them is that they are paper (thick paper or a thin cardboard, with a sort of blue-gray, diamond argyle on the backs), and every deck I’ve looked at since then has been plastic. I just bought a new deck last week, which in the store seemed more paper-like, but now I’m having to accept that they are basically plastic, once again. Do you have any suggestions as to how I can get my hands on a new paper deck? I really, really like the Universal Tarot depicted in your book, Beyond the Basics, and a paper deck of those would be ideal. If you can point me in the right direction, I would be very grateful!

    Many thanks,
    Ned

    • Take a look at the Pamela Colman Smith Commemorative Set by U.S. Games Systems. It’s a good reproduction of an original deck and, as far as I know, it’s printed on a good quality paper stock.

  32. Sandra James says:

    Anthony,

    On December 3, 2011 at 12:28 AM in Chicago, IL, I asked a question about the location of the lost city of Atlantis. My blog post gives my interpretation of the chart – http://wp.me/p62eMU-bN. If this is of any interest to you, it would be great if you could take a look at the chart and write your own interpretation. Using the methods outlined in your Horary Astrology Plain & Simple book, I found the question to be radical.

    Thank you
    Sandra

  33. Manjori Ganguly says:

    Hi Antony,
    Hope you are doing well. I would like to get a astrological chart interpretation done. Please let me know your contact information.
    Thanks,
    Manju

  34. Jen Stacy says:

    Hi There,
    Celecte Teal suggested I contact you regarding my request for a Horary Chart. Can you do a quick one for me, please? My contact info: Jen Stacy Jenstacy@gmail.com 813-334-7800. I can pay your fee…Thanks, Jen

  35. Hi there!
    I´ve been reading your books and trying to learn as much as I can. However some tarot cards confuses me. I wonder if you could help me interpret. My question was: Where I have to focus to achieve success in my career? I threw three cards, problem, answer A and B. and I got the first position in “The World” on A “judgment” position and the B “eight of cups”. Achievement not understand and I have very intrigued. I am in a job that is not my profession, and it has been impossible for me to get a job in my profession’s. Maybe the question was wrong.
    In another question about what expectations should I have about a promising interview I had and I got “the judgment”. I’m clueless, and in need of guidance.
    Sorry for bother you, but I will really appreciate if you can help me!
    Thank you so much!

  36. Wow. I was reading your Tarot Beyond the Basics book tonight, and I was completely surprised and kind of delighted to discover through part of the text that you are a psychiatrist. I, too, am a psychiatrist who is also an astrologer and tarot reader/intuitive. There are not THAT many of us. I currently live in Telluride, Colorado where I mainly practice general holistic medicine and integrative psychiatry (using herbs, yoga, art, meditation, nutrition, energy medicine, psychotherapy, tarot, astrology, and more). I also do stand-alone astrology readings, tarot readings, and combined astrology-tarot readings. I work at the Peaks Spa as well as in private practice. I’ve always felt like I was way out on a limb doing the things I do, which I don’t necessarily mind hugely (Uranus conjunct my sun triune the ASC), but still, it is always wonderful to discover someone else on the limb, too! And having written multiple books about it! Nice to meet you!! Thanks for being a trailblazer… Cheers!!

  37. aumcenter says:

    I’d like receive newly posted articles via e-mail, thanks.

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