Love After Sex Reviews


Review from the Astrology Center of America:

In this book, Olivia concentrates on how relationships with each of these signs tends to break down & what you can do to fix it. So this book is a lot less sexy (than her first), and a bit more practical.

For her decanate rulers, the first decanate is ruled by the planet ruling the sign, the second & third are the rulers of the other two signs of the same triplicity. So Aries has Mars, Sun & Jupiter (Mars=Aries, Sun=Leo, Jupiter=Sagittarius, the three fire signs). Taurus is Venus, Mercury & Saturn, etc. Although the definitions are written as sun signs, if you know the exact ascendant degree, you will get much more from the book.

Olivia is here identified as living in New Mexico, with feature appearances in Playgirl, and Britain's Sunday Mirror. I spent some time in New Mexico a few years back. There's a lot of astrologers out there - Santa Fe, especially - but not a lot with Olivia's talent. 

A Comforting and Enlightening Read

As usual, I entered the bookstore, got my coffee, and headed to the astrology section first, to see if there were any new books there. I found Olivia's book "Love After Sex", and thought I'd glance through it (starting with my sign first). I immediately was drawn into it, and actually decided to purchase it after reading just a short section for my sign (and a few pages for some other signs that I've been struggling with). When I got home, I spent the next couple of hours engrossed in the book. 

First of all, I thought that Olivia got my sign (Pisces) pretty right on (and some sentences cut right to my core, in a good way). Additionally, and even moreso, I was amazed at how right on she got some of the other signs that I've been struggling with in my life. It's was like "Wow, that really resonates with me.” It sort of like confirmed what I had been experiencing with these signs. I liked how Olivia divided up everyone's sign into Sex, Money, and Power issues. That made everything clear and easy to understand. Additionally, I liked the appropriateness of the quotes for each sign, and the Moon section in the Appendix was helpful too.

I think that, most of all, I liked Olivia's personal and warm style of writing and her sense of humor and honesty, too. I felt like I was in the same room with her discussing everything in person.

As the title of my review reflects, I found the book enlightening because I learned a lot about myself and the others in my life. I also found the book comforting in that it helped me face aspects about myself that I have probably been avoiding and also comforting in that it gave a voice to some behaviors (of other signs in my life) which I've been too afraid to verbalize on my own. Again, it confirmed a lot of things, and that was a comfort for me. I found the book very helpful ... psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually.

I really enjoyed the book, and I keep it handy for the future.


--G, A Content Pisces


I loved this book because I love astrology, and yet so many books are written too technically. Olivia writes as though she has been your friend for years and you were sitting in the same room with her. She is funny and very insightful. It's a blend of psychology with astrology that really helps you to understand your lover - not to mention yourself. I think if more people read this book it just might cut down on the divorce rate. Great read!

-- Vicky (Boston, Mass)


I read this book from front to cover in Barnes & Nobles and still bought it. That's a sure sign that it's useful and entertaining. Even if you're not a student (or a believer) of astrology, this book will make a lot of sense. Save hundreds of dollars in couples therapy and buy "Love After Sex." It's worth it!

-- Jaradan



this is a great book. brutal but honest. definitely knows what they are talking about!

-- xmas snow (los angeles)




Going Beyond the Bedroom and Into the Mind and Heart of Your Mate, January 17, 2006

By Janet Boyer "" (Pennsylvania) - 

"Now I assume that you and your lover have been joyfully seduced, that you are committed to each other (legally or otherwise), and that you are now ready to embark on your second great adventure: living together!" - From the book

Based on Sun-sign astrology, Love After Sex shows readers the areas of greatest compatibility and potential challenges for all twelve signs of the Zodiac. You'll find out why it's a very bad idea to (attempt to) lie to a Scorpio, give Aries complete control of the checkbook, or say to a Cancer "Sure, now you're going to act like a big baby and refuse to talk. What's going to happen next? Are you going to get sick and call Mommy?"

Taking you past the bedroom and into the mind and heart of your mate, astrologer Olivia provides insightful and useful information for uncovering the essence of what you can do, be, and become together as a couple. Here are but a few of the tidbits you'll find in the 254-page book Love After Sex:


* Why the impulsive Aries is a mover and shaker devoted to image

* What's behind the lethal silent treatment imposed by a Taurus

* Why Geminis crave variety and freedom-and often avoid talking about feelings

* What's under the crab shell of Cancer, including courage and fear of financial collapse

* Why flattery will get you everywhere when it comes to Leo

* Why Virgos can be worrywarts and nitpickers

* Why Librans think in terms of "we" and what's behind the charming people-pleaser tendency

* What's behind Scorpio's intensity and why they're known as both The Wounded Healer and The Phoenix

* Why Sagittarius tends to avoid "friends in need" and what's behind an oft-condescending attitude

* Why Capricorn has difficulty relaxing and what's behind the chronic pessimism

* Why visionary Aquarians bust patterns and act unpredictably

* How dependence factors in Piscean relationships and why they often find the "real" world cold and harsh

 In addition to giving you the inside track on each sign, Love After Sex also provides keywords for the Good, Bad, and Ugly, instructive role-playing scenarios, delineation of mature versus immature character traits, and more. Olivia also explains real-life situations, especially in terms of how the other signs would likely react in the same scenario. 

Every Zodiac sign is divided into three parts; each sign spans thirty days, and each day is one degree. Therefore, the decanates each represent ten degrees. This explains why three people born under the same sign can be radically different. While the first decanates spans the first ten days of the sign, the other two decanates are sub-ruled by different planets, which result in varying expressions of the same sign. Love After Sex gives an overview of each of the three decanates for each sign, giving readers additional insight.

As if all this isn't comprehensive enough, Olivia also gives an overview of all twelve Moon Signs and what this means for a relationship. Extensive Moon Sign Charts are found in the Appendix if you want to look it up manually, but online chart generators such as those found at will calculate it free.

For a comprehensive profile of your mate, I suggest reading the information correlating with his/her Moon and Rising sign in addition to the Sun sign. I found my Sun sign profile (Scorpio) to be surprisingly incisive, but the information on Aquarius (my Moon sign) was even more telling, in my opinion. Coupled with the Moon Sign information at the back of the book and reading up on my Rising Sign (Aries) provided a pretty darn good analysis into my motivations, preferences, and tendencies. I read up on the Sun signs of my mother (Taurus) and father (Cancer) and they were startling accurate. However, my husband (who is a fellow Scorpio Sun and Aquarius Moon) doesn't fit the profile (as usual). Even his decanates and Rising Sign (Cancer) were inaccurate. Nevertheless, he's an anomaly that no author has ever pegged. In fact, I often joke that his birth certificate is a forgery!

Although, I didn't find the decanates to be very accurate in terms of my husband or myself, the rest of the information provided in Love After Sex is incredibly accurate and perceptive. If you'd like to know how sex, money and power dynamics play out in a relationship based on Sun sign, this book supplies you with what you need to know for understanding, nurturing, and encouraging your mate.


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