Book by Alex Trenoweth
OPA Review by Kathryn Andren
This book is dedicated to the astrology of adolescence. It answers questions for educators and parents how to best support children during school years. Growing Pains addresses issues of learning style, communication and discipline through the lens of the social planets, Jupiter and Saturn.
The author asserts throughout the book how valuable understanding astrology can be for supporting a child’s growth and development. What drives these children? How do pupils learn when they have specific planet patterns? There is a focus on transits, viewing Jupiter cycles as opportunity for growth with reminders how Saturn then supports discipline and refinement.
Growing Pains is neatly structured so the reader knows what to expect. Each chapter begins by examining in depth Jupiter or Saturn through one sign. Then this signature is further refined by exploring the ruling planet through each of the twelve Zodiac signs. Finally, at the end of each chapter, the author uses celebrity charts as case studies to illuminate how social planet transits correlate to transitions points over a lifetime for well known people.
The author is clearly passionate about supporting children make the most of their lives. Readers receive suggestions how to be a better parent or teacher based on the aspects in their own chart. Growing Pains gives readers empowering suggestions to consciously encourage the growth and development of the adolescents in their lives.