"Gahl Sasson take the complicated task of living well and gives it grace, intelligence and purpose. You will be engaged and prepared for the year ahead and enchanted by the masterful storytelling of Gahl Sasson. For those who live by the planets, this book is full of detailed navigation and powerful advice. For those who just want to know how to do their best, this reads like a book of mythology with grounded, practical advice.” - Laura Day, bestselling author of The Circle and Practical Intuition.
"Whether you're a seasoned student of astrology or an avid amateur like myself , you will discover a fountain of knowledge and insight in the pages of Gahl E. Sasson's book: THE LEAP OF FAITH: THE DAWNING OF A NEW WORLD. He dives deep into the science of astrology to educate, instruct and enlighten us. Gahl tells it straight and never soft pedals the bad patches that may lie in our path. But he always provides insights and suggestions to help us grow even in the shadows. Keep the book close by as a guide to the thrilling, rocky road that lies ahead and a voice of truth and hope for 2020
-Linda Woolverton Screenwriter, author, playwright (Beauty and the Beast,The Lion King, Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent)
I had an astrology phase when I was younger. I spent hours poring over my birth chart, trying to find anything that matched my personality or events in my life. Did I believe the stars held clues to my destiny? Not really—I just thought it was fun. Despite the myriad controversies surrounding astrology, most of us still enjoy reading our horoscopes when we get the chance. Given my personal experience with the topic, I naturally picked up The Astrology of 2020 - The Dawning of a New World by Gahl Eden Sasson right as I saw it.
This is a book meant for those interested in learning about the astrological events that take place this year, as well as how these events might personally affect them. Don't worry if you don't know what words like retrograde or conjunct mean—the author goes into detail on every major event, describing them in layman's terms. I especially appreciated his writing style: informative, yet friendly and accessible.
I was also drawn in by how persuasive the author is. He doesn't try to convince us with just his words; instead, he provides concrete examples from history that occurred when these cosmic events last took place.
You don't need to be a hardcore believer to enjoy this—I'm not, and I certainly enjoyed it. I would recommend it to everyone with even a slight fascination in subjects like astrology and numerology. There is no profanity in this book, though there are a few references to sexuality. The only people that might be offended by this book are conservatives, as conservatism is not viewed in a positive light here.
I don't think the small organizational issues are worth detracting a whole star over, so I happily give this book 4 out of 4 stars. 2020 has only just begun, and all astrology lovers would do well to read this well-written guidebook to this year.
- Official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Astrology of 2020 - The Dawning of a New World"
For decades, astrologers and stargazers around the world looked forward as well as dreaded the arrival of the year 2020. While some prophesized disaster (coming from Greek: dis-aster, against the stars), others identified the year as the dawning of a new era. I tend to follow the advice of the Lord Buddha, a sensible Taurus with moon in Scorpio, who emphasized the importance of walking the middle path: 2020 is a dreadful year that can potentially set humanity into a new eon. Another counsel to heed comes from the Sufis, who suggested that, fearing thieves at night, one should trust in Allah, but tie the camels first. We should trust the stars, but we should also prepare for the stories they will luster upon us.
What music do the spheres wish to play for us in the year ahead? What synchronized stories do the constellations wish us to enact? What can we expect from a year whose numerology, 4 and 22, suggests both bereavement and mastery over the mysteries of life? What can we make of the fact that we have six eclipses instead of the usual four and that one of them falls right on the Summer Solstice and another smack on the birthday of the USA?
What does it mean to have a “Great Conjunction” of Jupiter and Saturn right on the Winter Solstice, which for the first time since early 1800s, has shifted from earth signs to air signs? What does it mean that Mercury retrogrades while Venus and Mars also appear to orbit backward?
And, most importantly, what should we do about that rare conjunction of Saturn (Lord Karma) and Pluto (Lord of Death)? What is 2020 planning for us considering that the last few times this conjunction took place, the AIDS epidemic broke out, the Cold War started, and World War I begun?
But don’t worry. I am a middle path guy, remember? I just gave you the overture of the celestial symphony called Opus 2020. So please don’t toss the book away or lose hope. I truly believe that in 2020 we can open a new doc on our cosmic operating system and explore the next chapter in our ever-evolutionary history as Homo sapiens. The 2020 triple conjunction: Pluto with Saturn, Saturn with Jupiter, and Pluto with Jupiter, promises a new beginning, a way to break old patterns. The word “patterns” comes from Old French, “something serving as a model,” hence patron, or boss. I guess the old French thought a boss should serve as a good model. This year, we can free ourselves from old patrons, breaking the shackles of the patriarchal “strong man” paradigm, whether these so-called “strong men” are inside of us or manifest collectively outside.
In Chinese Astrology, 2020 is the Year of the Metal Rat, the first of the animal wheel, the initiator of a new cycle. In addition, Jupiter and Saturn’s grand alignment right on the Winter Solstice, the ancient birthday of the gods of light, takes place in Aquarius, the sign of altruism, humanity, and hope.
Perhaps this year will be the true dawning of the Age of Aquarius and, with the help of our positive intentions, we can herald a new age of enlightenment, freedom, and equality.
I wish you a transformative and meaningful year full of health, magic, and synchronicities.