- Series: The Planet Series
- Paperback: 524 pages
- Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd (June 1980)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0914918249
- ISBN-13: 978-0914918240
- Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 6.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,233,861 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Planets in Transit: Life Cycles for Living (The Planet Series) Paperback – June, 1980
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As with all of Hand's books, this text is easy to read and informative. Hand's writing style is positive and insightful, and the cookbook format makes a nice handy reference guide for both beginners and professionals. If you are new to astrology, then this text is great to own. Originally published in 1976, this book has been a standard classic in most astrologers' library and is as insightful today as when it was first written.
For most of the book, Robert Hand explores the meaning of every possible combination of planets in transit to each other, this being one of the most commonly used techniques of astrological prediction. In addition to the planets, the ascendant and midheaven are also included but astrologers using Chiron will have to look elsewhere. The introductory chapters about the interpretation and timing of transits are well worth a read, and these are followed by a case study of Nixon and the Watergate scandals in the early 1970s. Then its on to a chapter for each planet and the transits it makes to all the others.
Hand's interpretations are full of psychological insights, but the nature of specific events that may occur are also covered. For the first few years I had this book I tended to focus on the more obvious long-term transits of the outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) but eventually I became just as intrigued by the uncanny accuracy of the "insignificant" daily or even hourly transits of the Sun, the Moon and Mercury. The smallest and the largest life cycles have their part to play.
Buy this book and prove or disprove predictive astrology for yourself!
Planets In Transit by Robert Hand is the real thing, the kind of book Sir Isaac Newton would have approved when he defended his belief in astrology to Halley (of Halley's comet fame) by saying - I have looked into the subject, Mr Halley, and you haven't.
This book is not for novices. You have to know the fundamentals of astrology to use it. You have to know what transiting Mars trine natal Venus means in astronomical terms before Robert Hand can explain it to you in astrological terms. You also need your chart and an ephemeris. If you don't have these things and don't know what I'm talking about, pick up a basic primer in astrology before graduating to Planets In Transit. I recommended the book to my astrology students when I taught an adult education course.
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This is by far one of the most insightful astrology books I've ever read. Well organized and written.Published 11 days ago by jasco
I just want prospective buyers to be aware: Check your copy for missing pages before its too late to request a replacement copy. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Chris
Outstanding! Full of very organized and accessible information. Fun to read the transits. Always a positive you can take away. Inspiring too!Published 1 month ago by Wilson Farrar
I opened this book today, but bought it a few months ago. And after spending about 10 minutes with it, i threw it in my recycling bin. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joni
This is a great book, Recommended to me by a world known Astrologer....... but only for those that are deep into Astrology and also have knowledge in it..... otherwise... Read morePublished 7 months ago by M. Glantz