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The Definitive Book on Planetary Transits
on August 30, 2002
Most astrologers regard "Planets In Transit" as the definitive book on transiting planets. In Hand's own words, "a transit occurs whenever a planet, moving in its orbit during your lifetime, forms an aspect to a planet, the Sun, Moon or any of the house cusps in your natal horoscope" (p. 3). In this book, Hand reveals what "you are most likely to experience, emotionally psychologically, and circumstantially, under each transit" (p. 3). Since modern astrology is geared toward self-empowerment and most astrologers shun fatalistic interpretations, this book provides you with the basis upon which you can choose suitable directions to harness the energies of planetary transits. Consequently, a great benefit of understanding transits is that you can expect and plan accordingly for them, since they function within time. Armed with that awareness, your potential for success in handling both easy and challenging transits is quite good.
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.