A person's mind is always in a sense of dilemma to do, or not to do, that is the question. He or she runs and consults the astrologer to learn the correct answer to the concerned question, the transitory behaviour of the planets on a person's fate, urges him or her to consult the astrologer for solution. Due to the mysterious string playing of the heavenly bodies, causes imbalance to a person's mind and fate, the fear psychosis of future adversity urges him or her to consult or study astrology. In this regard, I have confidently shown the correct path and warns people of their adverse periods of life through astrologically defining the behaviour of planets.
The interpretation of a natal horoscope is an art, that requires considerable skill. To interpret that horoscope, as it moves and unfolds through time, calls for even more skill. This is why a good book that takes up the subject of astrological timing is so valuable to all of us.
The main problem in modern astrology, however, is not the quantitative but qualitative. Astrology is highly popular, and an enormous amount of material is surfacing in books, magazines, classes and lectures. Unfortunately, much of this material is inferior, for there is still only a small number of experienced, top-flight astrologers.
Broadly speaking, there are four methods of astrological timing: progressions and directions, postnatal epochs, solar and lunar returns, and transits. Progressions and directions are sporadic but discontinuous. They do not occur at regular intervals, and there are times when the bodies are not in orb of aspect. The postnatal epochs that I have discovered is also sporadic because they are timed by progressions or directions, but their effects continue until death. Continuity of effect is also apparent in solar and lunar returns, whether in the tropical or sidereal zodiac. They occur periodically, however, not sporadically as postnatal epochs do. Each solar return is effective for a year. The fourth and most basic form of timing is Transits, which are periodic and discontinuous in nature.
The ability to interpret a planetary combination, whether statically in a radical chart or dynamically by transit or progression, depends on two things. It depends first on knowledge of the contribution made by the best of one's predecessors and colleagues and second on extensive personal empirical observation of the many combinations. If a author relies solely on other people's experience, his book will be derivative, as are the majority of books now being published. The experienced astrologer will recognize that this book is based on personal observation and that it is also in consonant with the main findings of the majority of astrologers concerning transits. One very good reason for this is that I have been doing astrology since many year s and so far written a series of Astrological books on different subjects. This book contains valuable material for both the astrological beginner and the professional astrologer. The contents have grown out of many years of study, research and experience on the part of the author. All the materials presented have are based on the fundamental principles and significance of the planets signs, aspects and houses.
Perhaps the main challenge in the art of interpretation is integrating a number of factors. Over emphasis on any one factor gives a lopsided picture, as is the case with simultaneous or nearly simultaneous transits. It is noteworthy that this book deals with this problem very thoroughly and clearly. Indeed, it is suggested that the reader should study this book very carefully, for it deals with may essential matter that are skipped in most books on transits.
The following example shows a basic phase of transits that is seldom covered. Let us say that you were born with Saturn square your Sun and that transiting Saturn comes to the trine of that Sun. how do we interpret this? Does that natal square affect the meaning of the transit? It does of course, although too many astrologers seem not to realize this. In this book notes that a natal or radical aspect is of primary importance and can seriously modify any aspect by transit or progression.
Planets in Transit teaches you not to fear some oncoming transit, but rather to think of it as an opportunity for more growth and seasoning. During the transiting planets, it does not suffice to apprehend, what kind of adversity one is going to face in life. An experienced astrologer can advise suitable measures for specific problem. The Astrological Remedies and Preventing Measures have been exhaustively discussed in the book, which are largely divided into many parts.
Last but not the least, this book does not pretend to be complete in any sense of the term. It is none but an attempt to serve the interest of the common man. We are more than anybody else conscious of many defects and blemishes-which would have inadvertently crept in this book. For this, I shall be extremely grateful to accept any suggestion from the valued readers.
The Book is a collection of material composed by various authors who have worked in this field and I have tried to built it up gradually, so that the compilation can be understood for a complexed subject like Transits. Any errors and omissions are my own despite the barrage of corrections carried out and Editing done by Col. Dee Baswani (Retd.),
Thanks to other Reviewers who contributed the volumes of feedback that made my writing and examples more readable and correct.
I wish to express my thanks to my friends Pinku and Tinku for being a source of motivation as well as Shri Narender Sagar who stimulates me for writing.
My special thanks to my mother Dr. Krishna, as without her blessings it would have not possible to write on this topic.
My gratitude to my wife Renu and daughter Gudiya Vrinda for providing me with the aim and purpose.
I would also like to thank Mr. Bhupender Singh Negi for typing, editing and numerous other activities associated with the publication of this book.
This eighth Book, like the previous seven, is dedicated to my father Late Shri Kailash Chander who taught me this Science as a child and was himself a great devotee of this subject in the days when there were no computers.
I would like to end this with the thought of Vrindavan and Banke Bihari whose blessings have been with me and I always look upon him in all my endeavours.
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. Also, whenever a planet passes through the part of the zodiac occupied by a house in your natal chart, we say that the planet is transiting the house.
The study of transits is one of the most fundamental techniques in astrology. That transits indicate important trends and issues in your life is one of the few points upon which all astrologers agree. Along with directions and progressions, they are basic to the astrologer's predictive methodology. Yet there is not a single, detailed one-volume text that gives you an idea of what to expect from each transit. Nor is there must literature on how to integrate transits into a larger view of the development of your life as a whole. This text is designed to fill that gap.
While these descriptions are not totally complete that would be an impossible goal to realize they do provide an in-depth account of the significance of each transit. You will learn what you are most likely to experience, emotionally, psychologically and circumstantially, under each transit. The delineations differ from those in earlier texts because they are written primarily in psychological terms rather than in terms of events. In the past, most have been oriented primarily to predict the events that will happen to you. This tends to support the older view of astrology as a fortune-telling system, which almost everyone now agrees is at best a debased form of the art.
The purpose of astrology really should be to give you an understanding of your place in the universe and the kinds of energies that are flowing through you and through the physical universe. Astrology should not try to make up your mind but instead provide information upon which you can make an intelligent decision. Obviously, transits indicate times that are appropriate for certain kinds of actions and inappropriate for certain kinds of actions and inappropriate for others, as certain kinds of events often do occur with particular transits. But transits should never be viewed as signifying events that will inevitably come to pass, with you as a helpless observer.
A very common theory about the different roles of transits, directions and progressions is that transits indicate circumstances that you must face in the outer world, while directions and progressions indicate your inner psychological evolution. In this theory, transits tell what you must face and directions and progressions tell what inner resources you have to face it with. However, I do not support this idea for several reasons.
First of all, this system does not accord with my experience as an astrologer. I have found both transits and directions indicating both events and psychological changes, and I cannot find any clear set of criteria to distinguish between the roles of these two major predictive systems. The only real distinction is that by their very nature progressions indicate longer-term effects than transits.
It has been my experience that there are two distinct types of people. One type experiences transits and directions primarily as major emotional and psychological changes, which may or may or may not be accompanied by a clear pattern of events. At best, it is very unclear whether events cause psychological change. Or vice versa. The other type of person experiences both transits and progressions as events that seem to come out of the blue and happen to him. It is my opinion that this type of person is simply less aware of the dynamics of his life than the first type.
Transits as Symbols of Intentions
I believe that the conventional view is based upon a false distinction shared by many astrologers as well as many scientists. In their view the universe consist of individual subjects, who are clearly distinct and separate from the outer, physical universe. The individual ends at the periphery, and the physical universe begins there. This view also holds that events in the physical universe are absolutely real and independent of any observer, whereas events or changes that take place within oneself exist on a lesser order of reality, because only the individual can experience them.
But what really happens? Let us suppose that an event occurs in the physical universe that many people can perceive or experience. We know very well that each person who perceives that event will have a somewhat different experience of it. If we get together to discuss our experiences, we may try to eliminate those elements that not everyone experienced, in order to arrive at a compromise that we can all agrees upon without violating our integrity. Usually after going through this process, we quite effectively censor our memory to eliminate the purely personal elements of our experience, or we relegate them to the status of subjective or imaginary. Now if another observer of the event comes along, and his experience isn't too different from ours, we accept his experience, again subject to certain compromises, and modify our view slightly. If his experience is too different, we reject it entirely, classifying it as totally subjective or imaginary. In extreme cases we declare him mad.
The point is that what we call an objective description is nothing more than a collective subjective experience. There may be an absolute reality outside of anyone's experience, but it is quite irrelevant to our daily life. We act upon our universe, and we receive reactions from it in a continuous field of consciousness. There is no clear boundary line between ourselves and the world, and the observer always play a creative role in the observation. We do not live in the physical universe so much as in a universe of agreements, conventions and concepts that we create with others. And because of the limitations of language, each of us lives in a much more private universe than we realize. Most events have no significance beyond what we have agreed upon or been trained to give to them. Very little really happens to you, with yourself as only a passive observer.
About the Author
The author, Dr. Shanker Adawal, is a management professional. He is presently working for one of the Fortune 500 Indian companies at a senior position. Did his MBA and PhD, and worked with Multinationals in India and abroad, before joining his present assignment. He has traveled extensively both in India and abroad. He also has keen interest in Human Rights.
He got interested in astrology when he was young, did his Jyotishacharya, and has been doing his research in this field for over three decades. His desire and aspiration to share the findings of his research and the new dimensions which can be given to the science of astrology, prompted him to attempt to put the details in the form of a book so that the readers can take advantage of the same.
The study of any horoscope is accurate if the Planets and Dasha at the time of birth is studied in conjunction with the TRANSIT OF PLANETS at the time of studying it. Transits of the outer and inner planets are important in confirming and predicting the trend depicted in a horoscope. In this book I have in a simple way tried to explain the impact of transiting planets. This will serve as a reference for those who have understood the basics of predictive astrology. Transits have also to be understood in relation to the planet and the house in the natal chart, this has also been dealt with. The book will be a useful guide and help in sharpening predictive techniques for both beginners and amateurs.
This is the eighth book of the author, the first being Bhrigu Samhita: Predictive Techniques Deciphered, second, Know about Jupiter & Saturn, third, Know about Mars & Mercury, fourth, Your Profession: Ups & Sex, sixth, Know about Luminaries: The Sun & The Moon, and the seventh being, Know about Astrology: Complete Guide to Self Learning Course in Astrology.
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