Grab a Coffee and Read Through the Stars at The Book Asylum

Instead of getting a palm reading or reading a horoscope another way to get an understanding of astrology can be through books. Astrology books are considered as the genre metaphysics, which can be a large section in big bookstores like Barnes and Noble. If you are looking for a more condensed selection and the ability to buy out of print and rare books, then The Book Asylum is for you. Grab a cup of coffee and read an astrology book can be one of the best way to learn about astrology without an astrologist.

The Book Asylum is a used bookstore and cafe that contains a variety of books to buy. The bookstore carries rare and out of print books, it is located in Blackwood, New Jersey. The store opened six years ago, where Rosemary Moore and her husband decided to sell books in store instead of online. The metaphysical section in the store is their most popular genre that customers buy. Examples of some books that qualify as the metaphysical genre can be; astrology, witchcraft, and spiritual books. Moore was able to show in the video the popular books that sold in her store as well as sharing her views on astrology.


How Different the Four Element Signs Truly Are

The zodiac signs are divided into four separate groups known as the four elements. Each signs are grouped in a way that makes them most compatible. The fire signs are; Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. The air signs are; Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. The water signs are; Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio. The earth signs are; Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. I was able to find 3 different guys at Rowan that had zodiac signs from different elements who expressed different and similar traits.

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Dave  Martinez 22, who’s attending Camden County College is a double sophomore majoring in Education and Psychology. Most importantly, Martinez is a  Sagittarius, also known as a fire sign. When asked about his personality he responded, “I am adventurous, a risk taker, generous, patient when it comes to work, curious, and energetic,” he said. Fire signs are known to be “energetic, enthusiastic, competitive, changeable, expedient, and versatile,” according to Urban Astrology. Martinez demonstrates most of the qualities he is expected to have, which was an interesting finding.

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Tyler Diaz, 21, is a junior at Rowan University who majors in Health and Exercise Science with a concentration in in Health Promotion and Wellness Management. Diaz is also an Ambassador at Rowan and gives tours to incoming students, but most importantly he is a Pisces also known as a water sign. When asked about his personality he responds, “I would consider myself as; social butterfly, creative, trusting, having a good sense of humor, and I always keep myself busy,” he said. Water and Earth signs are considered to be more stable and dependable. Diaz demonstrates these qualities, sharing some personal ones with myself since I am a Scorpio, also known as a Water sign.


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Steve Gillis, 21, is also a junior at Rowan University and  majors in Biology. He is a Virgo which is considered as an Earth sign. When asked about his personality he responds, “I am generous, caring, spontaneous, have a great sense of humor, musical, hardworking, intuitive, and loyal,” he said. There are similar traits that him and Diaz share since they are both part of the Water and Earth signs that share traits.

Overall, finding very different signs was a bit challenging, but it also shows how similar and different each of the signs can be to one another. Compatibility is  a big aspect in the zodiac signs, deciphering which will be lifelong friends or enemies based on their personalities. Although Fire and Water signs are supposed to be complete opposites from each other, it was interesting to find that there are still similarities between them.

Students of Rowan University Voice Their Opinions on Astrology


This audio recording is meant to share the views of astrology that some of the students at Rowan believe. Whether they read horoscopes and feel they can relate to it, or if the zodiac signs affect their relationships. Astrology can be a controversial topic, but luckily the audio provided very different opinions on it. Astrology can be as simple as avidly reading horoscopes in magazines or newspapers or as heavily into it as consultancy services that involve astrologists. Astrology can be vague at times, but it continuously evolving to the world around it.

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