Feeling strongly that Chinese astrology is a functional tool to be used in the discovery of self and increasing one's own self awareness, Suzanne White claims that by using Chinese astrology to gain self awareness we'll be able to get to the root of our psyche and understand why we feel the way we do about things in general as well as very specific good and bad things. Think you're like the Horse you were born under (for those born in the year 1966, as well as other years - look yours up!)? You would be a wonderful match for a Dog.
There are so many ways to "self-help", including books, audio and visual tapes, classes, seminars, the list is long. Looking to outside sources to determine inside issues, problems, and causes can leave a person susceptible to the theories, assumptions, and just outright guesses of those who take a very broad approach to self awareness. There's no "one size fits all" solution to the search for who we are, why we're here and what we should be doing with our lives.
It is advisable to use caution when examining these resources. Look at who is "giving" the advice and what life experiences, including educational background, ethical background and family background they have had. If you are obtaining advice from a self help book written by a 50 year old man who has never had any children and believes in divine healing and you are a 33 year old woman, married and divorced with children who doesn't believe in God, then chances are the amount of "help" this resource would be able to provide to you is limited at best.
Taking a look at one's life is beneficial, and Suzanne White is one that takes a hard, honest approach at what she believes to be accurate information. It may very well be the best thing that you ever investigated for your life. Suzanne White can not reach into the depths of your life experiences and share with you what your future holds, no one can. This is best done by you. You are the only one who truly knows you and has been there all along with you, through the good, the bad and the ugly. You are the only one who knows the people around you like you do and, ultimately, you are the only person who can make decisions for you. Use whatever resource you feel is helpful; just make sure that you are considering the source as well.