Converse transits are transits that show the relationship between transiting planets and the natal chart, moving backwards in time from the moment of birth - as opposed to the more commonly used transits of planets to the natal chart that occur after the moment of birth, i.e. during the individual's lifetime.
The resulting horoscope is therefore given the prefix pre-natal. In the case of someone who is 37 years and 3 months old, a horoscope is erected for the time exactly 37 years and 3 months before birth.
Converse transits are meant to show pre-natal conditioning and reveal how our (karmic) past continues to influence the present time.
- Ronald C. Davison: The Technique of Prediction: The New Complete System of Secondary Directing. 152 Pages. C. W. Daniel Co Ltd, 1955; L. N. Fowler & Co., Romford 1971; 1974; 1977; 1979; 1983; 1990 ISBN 0852431724
- Alexander Marr: Prediction I: using common & prenatal cycles. 179 Pages. American Federation of Astrologers, Tempe (AZ) 1953; 1981 ISBN 0866900322
- Alchemical symbol of the still undifferentiated state before birth. In karmic respect, also symbolizing the cycle of succeeding lives/ the chain of births (samsara).