Robert Hand is one of the world's leading and most esteemed astrologers and historians. Born in New Jersey in December 1942, he began his work in astrology at the age of 17. His father, Wilfred Hand, pioneered in the study of the applications of astronomical cycles to financial markets in the 1950's and early 60's. As a result, Rob learned the basics of casting charts from his father. Robert Hand has been a student of astrology since 1960 and a full-time professional astrologer since 1972. He was known in his early career as the first practicing astrologer to write astrology programs for microcomputers so that the benefits of computers would be available to astrologers. From this effort, he founded Astro-Graphics Services in 1979, which later became Astrolabe. In his early career, Rob taught high school Chemistry and History. He is a graduate of Brandeis University and The Catholic University of America. Along with many awards and accomplishments, Robert Hand is the foremost expert in Military Astrology in Late Medieval Italy.
Mr. Hand has served in many astrology and historical organizations. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Kepler College. He is a former Chairman of the National Council of Geocosmic Research, and holds memberships in other organizations including, at present, the American Historical Association and, formerly, the American Federation of Astrologers (AFA), the Association for Astrological Networking (AFAN), the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR), the Astrological Lodge of London, the Astrological Association of Great Britain and currently serves as a patron of the Faculty of Astrological Studies of Great Britain.
Robert Hand is the Author of best sellers Planets in Transit, Horoscope Symbols, Planets in Composite (Whitford Press, Schiffer Publishing) as well as Night & Day, Whole Sign Houses, Essays on Astrology and others. He lectures in Webinars, conferences, seminars, and workshops worldwide. In 1997 he co-founded Arhat Media, a research archive and publishing company to procure, protect and publish historical astrological and related manuscripts. Robert Hand offers professional astrological media and services to other astrologers and to the general public, using tropical, heliocentric, sidereal, Uranian, cosmobiological, Astrological Mapping and in mundo techniques with ancient, medieval and modern methods.
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