Book Project: The Transit Cookbook


For years I have struggled regarding the subject matter of my first published book. I have finally made a decision. My first published work will be in the genre of Astrology. The theme is planetary transits. Here are some reasons for coming to this decision:

  • A new, fresh perspective on planetary transits is long overdue.
  • I’m not completely satisfied with the transit books on the market.
  • The Astrology world needs a transit book that can be applied to more real world situations and circumstances.
  • I have yet to find a comprehensive and clear book on transits that include all of the transits of Chiron and the North Node as well as planetary contacts with natal Chiron and the Nodes.
  • Most if not all books on planetary transits do not include the minor aspects such as the semisquare, quincunx and sesquisquare. I will include these important aspects in my transit book.
  • Transits are in the realm of Predictive Astrology which is one of my specializations and I’m always looking for ways to improve my technique.
  • I need an extensive go-to reference book on planetary transits that reads more like a cookbook rather than a theoretical treatise.
  • I will use my own experience with transits as well as the experiences of others when compiling the entries for this book.

The last bullet point brings me to this invitation. All good academic books require extensive research and empirical evidence in order for the claims contained in the work to be substantiated. I am extending an invitation to anyone who is interested in participating in my research study on planetary transits. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Send me your birth information via email to You do not have to provide your name. The birth information must include: date of birth, location (city and state), and the time of birth. You must know your birth time to be included in this research study. On the subject line write: “Transits Research Study”.
  • Upon receipt of your birth information, I will send you a graphic of your natal chart along with a computerized natal chart interpretation report. This will be confirmation that you have been accepted into this study.
  • I will send you a 2nd email with 4 questionnaire forms attached (1 for each week).
  • You will need to document your feelings, moods, what took place, any good or bad events, opportunities, challenges or problems, etc. over the course of 4 weeks.
  • You will complete the daily questionnaire and send your responses by the following Sunday of each week. You will be sent a total of 4 questionnaires, 1 for each week of the study.
  • Upon completion of the 4-week study, you will receive a $20 gift certificate to be used towards Tarot and Astrology readings featured on my Etsy shop (Readings by Rahbinah).
  • You agree to have your data included in the book. All participants will remain anonymous.

I am excited about this literary project and I anticipate that it will be approximately a year in the making. My goal is to have this book published by early 2017. Thank you in advance to all who are willing to participate and assist me with this major endeavor.






The South Node and Health Disorders

The South Node in Astrology deals with the karmic baggage that we bring over from past lifetimes. Depending on the sign your South Node is in you can face a multitude of challenges and issues  related to the characteristics of that sign. For instance, I have found that people who were born with South Node in Gemini may be very susceptible to car accidents since Gemini is the sign of travel. Those who have South Node in Leo may suffer through their children. Natives with South Node in Libra often encounter significant relationship issues, but find it very difficult to be single. South Node in Cancer can point to some serious dysfunction within one’s own family–especially the mother.

The South node can also point to health issues or disorders that result from many lifetimes of abuse in the form of the sign that houses the South Node. For instance, the person with his South Node in Libra may have problems with his kidneys. One native had his South Node in Libra and it was conjoined with Venus. He was born with one kidney. A native with South Node in Cancer may have complications with the breasts or stomach.

My South Node is in Taurus, the sign of money (yes I have bad money karma). Taurus is also the sign that rules the neck and throat. Thus, this explains my thyroid disorder. I have hypothyroidism with an accompanying goiter. It is not one of those grapefruit sized goiters you would see on an Indonesian woman in your 9th grade Science textbook. It just looks like my neck is swollen. However, I do have most of the unfortunate symptoms of hypothyroidism such as weight gain, poor muscle tone, puffy face and hands, excessive sweating and joint pain. I have horrible anxiety, terrible bouts of lethargy and PMDD, which is a severe form of PMS. For years I ignored this problem. South Node in Taurus can produce some very stubborn individuals. Now that I am older and growing tired of looking the way I do, I am going to start living more through my North Node in Scorpio and transform my health condition. I plan to purchase some Kelp with Iodine and Selenium, get back to walking and dancing for exercise and I am going to resolve to eat better.

The great astrologer of old, C.E.O. Carter stated that thyroid issues can be found at the 20th degree of either Taurus or Scorpio. My South and North Nodes are at the 20th degree of Taurus and Scorpio respectively!!

Metaphysically speaking, I believe that this position of the South Node in Taurus points to many lifetimes of being greedy and/or hoarding money. Think about it. People often choke because they are either being greedy or they are eating too fast. People hoard out of fear of poverty. Perhaps this hoarding tendency lends itself to the Thyroid–especially hypo-thyroidism since the Thyroid is not releasing enough of the hormone Thyroxin. Hypothyroidism can also result in water retention, another variant of hoarding. I want to release myself of my South Node baggage NOW. Enough of living in the past life tense. North Node, here I come!


Astrologer Jan Spiller has a great book on the Nodes entitled Astrology for the Soul. However, she doesn’t touch on the health conditions inherent in nodal positions.