Your birth chart is a snapshot of the sky taken at the moment and place of your birth, one that reflects your character, personality, strengths, and challenges. But the moment after that picture was taken, the planets moved on--some quickly, some very slowly. Astrologers call the moving planets "transits," and by comparing their movements to your birth chart you can gain a complete view of how best to prepare for challenges, meet opportunities, and stay grounded in a constantly-changing world.
In Astrological Transits, astrologer April Elliott Kent will guide you through the best ways to make the most of your birth chart. Learn how to make the most of good transits and harness and transform the energy of "bad" ones. You'll also understand planetary cycles and anticipate your own transits. Finally, you'll know how to read planetary return charts, work with planetary retrogrades, and use eclipses to recognize major patterns and turning points in your life.
If you are comfortable reading a birth chart, you are ready to move your chart into the future using transits. Instructions, tables, and worksheets will make tracking your transit cycles simple and exciting!
April Elliott Kent is the author of The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology (Alpha/Penguin, 2011) and Star Guide to Weddings (Llewellyn, 2008). A professional astrologer since 1990, April has written for The Mountain Astrologer and Dell Horoscope magazines and contributed to Llewellyn's annual Moon Sign and Sun Sign books. She has won praise for her warm writing style and ability to make complex astrological concepts accessible.
April's website, BigSkyAstrology.com is extremely popular, as are her lectures for astrology groups. She has served on the faculty of the 2012 United Astrological Conference. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband and two surly cats.