Frequently asked questions
Daily Horoscope > Duration
do the transits only show up in the list when they have been active
for some time before?
The transits in the Daily Horoscope are only shown when they are exact - or near
exact. The activity period may begin much earlier, if, for example, the transiting
planet went into orb but did not quite reach exactness, then went retrograde
and left the orb. This can be months before the transit actually becomes exact.
But in the Daily Horoscope it is still counted as activity period.
1-degree orbs are used.
If you order the "Personal
Horoscope Calendar" or "Transits
of the Year", you can see all the information for a whole
year in one complete overview. Or, for a similar purpose, subscribe
to the "Extended Daily
Alternatively, use the printable "Transit Calendar" in
the Extended Chart Selection
-> Astrodienst special. It contains
all important transits over a three year period. If you use it with
a book like Robert Hand's "Planets in Transit", you can
get all the information you want.
- Why do my Mercury
/ Venus transits last for several weeks, or even months when they usually
only last for a few days?
If Mercury or Venus become retrograde during a certain period of time, they come
back over the transits they have made before (when in direct motion). The total
time shown in the Daily Horoscope is from the point when a transit is in orb
for the first time, until it has been repeated (twice) due to the retrograde
loop and goes out of orb.