Born on a Rotten Day: Illuminating and Coping with the Dark Side of the Zodiac by by Hazel Dixon-Cooper

The first thing that struck me about this book was that all the other reviewers seemed to either be Virgos or close to them. The only other sign that seemed to truly enjoy the other side of their zodiac was Gemini, and that figures, doesn't it? The first book I have read to take astrology research and couple the findings with a grain of salt and a bucket of truth. If you're sick of the upbeat, positive side of the zodiac than this book is for you, and everyone you know or want to figure out.

While most everyone who is even remotely interested in astrology and horoscopes is aware of the signs of the zodiac, most people stop at the positive characteristics of each sign, or certainly go no further after reading all about their perfect love sign match.

This is a laugh out loud book that tells it like it is-that we are all deep down a self centered as we have probably been accused of.

For instance, you've probably secretly noticed this but can't find it anywhere in the typical zodiac books on the market-fire signs are selfish. Using temper tantrums and other forms of control, their mission is to get everyone to do what they want them to do, right now, if you please. In astrology, Sagittarius, Gemini, and Capricorn are the outgoing and "people person's" of the bunch and each one is the social representation of their separate element. But the words intimidating, callous, and glib are seldom used to describe them. All these words and more are used in "Born on a Rotten Day." The line "They want us to think they are logical. In reality, we usually give in just to shut them up" had me rolling on the floor.

Well written and easy to read, this book will teach you how to deal with everyone from your boss to your siblings-and explain why they are the way they are. "Born on a Rotten Day" is a great book to compliment your astrology research.