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  Degrees of the Zodiac Magnified by Mohan Koparkar

Degrees of the Zodiac Magnified
Mohan Koparkar, Ph.D., 1976: Mohan Enterprises, P.O. Box 18334, Rochester, N.Y., 14618; $12.95, paperback 6.5" x 8.5 "; 224 pages; glossy white cover with black lettering and small stars radiating into a circle; also noted on cover inside circle: First time in the history of astrology, each degree of the zodiac is synthesized by using the concept of magnification. Delineations focused upon down-to-earth applications. ISBN# 0-918922-02-X.

Dr. Koparkar used the mathematical foundation of his theory of Magnification to create the significance of each separate degree of the zodiac. Although this appears to be a very technical book, it's not. In fact, it is a relatively simple reference manual. It allows the astrologer to assimilate and apply the energy associated with the degree of the zodiac with house signification in one easy step. In other words, all one has to do is find the sensitive points (planets, ASC, MC, and so forth) and read the degree significance directly from the book. To be even more precise, a correction table is listed on p. 6 in relationship to year of birth.

The author further attests to the fact that when the appropriate adjustments are made, the reader will notice that the descriptions support each other. Let's check this out ourselves. For example, from my files, I have selected a client who has the Sun at 3 Sagittarius 31, the Ascendant at 1 Capricorn 26, and the Moon at 0 Scorpio 28. Within these degrees, the psychological themes of romance, marriage, communication, finances, and childhood repeat and reinforce themselves. Excerpts form the Sun's degree significance in this example are: "In romance, they try to be logical and intellectual, but finally emotions become too strong... As a result, all decisions in that respect are governed by emotions, rather than logic (p. 148)." For the Ascendant at 1 degree of Capricorn the author writes: "marriage relations are very pleasure loving but both are highly critical of each other... They try not to let emotions interfere with their actions (p. 165)." The Scorpio Moon reveals that "Communication with their spouse is very uncommon and unusual but cold and harsh at times (p. 129)." Just for the record, the client in this case happens to be a divorced female.

Perhaps this book may be a valuable tool to the astrological counselor who now can immediately focus on specific areas of life. Because of the complexity of unconscious processes, this is not always apparent. In other words, one can actually zero in on the experiences of the soul in this lifetime that are influencing its direction. You really have to try this one for yourself to believe it. It works!