5 Tips for Referencing Your Transit Guide

You’ve received your transit guide, and you’re excited to see what it has to share with you. You skim the introduction—because let’s face it, you want to get to the meaty bits. You want to know where your life is heading and what you need to do next, in order to live the life you want to live. You get down to the first date, and you see unfamiliar words and language you don’t understand. Your excitement starts to fade to disappointment—how will you ever know what is coming if you can’t comprehend what you’re being told?! First off, don’t panic. These 5 tips for referencing your transit guide will help you to get the most out of every item in it.

Take Your Time with the Transit Guide

Sit relaxed and where you won’t be rushed. Don’t just read the introduction, but take your time to digest and understand what is being shared with you. There’s some great advice in the opening paragraphs about how to get the most out of your guide. The first date of your Guide will be the day that you bought it, and then you take the advice daily after that.

The advice doesn’t just stop with what is written in the Guide, though. The planetary transits—the way that the planets move through the sky—influence you, but they don’t control you. There’s nothing in the universe that can take away your free will. The guidance is only going to be as applicable as you choose to make it. It will show you your strengths and your weaknesses for that day, but what you do with that information is entirely up to you, and your free will. If the Guide talks about an opportunity, get out there and actively look for it, and be procreative in the process. If the guide talks about a challenge, prepare yourself for it, so that should it come your way, you best know how to deal with things. Your choices will often determine just how the influence of the transits unfold in your life.

Learn the Terminology

At the back of your Transit Guide is a key to the terminology that it uses in the daily forecasts. You don’t have to commit them to memory, but know that this key is there to help you, and use it. You’re being given expert advice from one of the best, and by learning the language used, you can get even more out of that information.

Astrology has a language all its own, and you will see words like ‘square, trine, sextile’ and others used to describe what the planets are doing. Think of these as steps to a great cosmic dance, with the planets being the dancers, first going this way, then going that way, some steps easy and pretty, other steps complicated and harder to execute. By familiarizing yourself with the dancers (the planets) and the dance floor (the signs and houses) and the steps (the aspects), you’ll be better able to understand just what influence the cosmos is bringing to your life, and how to get the most out of the alignments as they come and go.

Don’t Try to Understand It All of the Transit Guide at Once

It’s very tempting to want to bolt ahead and read the entire guide, but this can be counterproductive. Even though there may only be a few sentences per day, there’s powerful information here, and if you try to digest too much at once, you could confuse yourself! Focus only on one day at a time, and really absorb what you’re being told.

The best way to get the most out of your transit guide is to read today’s transit, and tomorrow’s. They’ are probably going to weave together some how. You may be tempted to read the entire week—and that’s okay too. Find a quiet time, nestle in with a nice cup of your favorite hot beverage, and read the week ahead. Then, go back and focus on today and tomorrow, and finally, go back and focus on today. That gives you the opportunity to focus on the gist of what’s coming, what’s happening in the immediate future, and what you need to make a priority for today.

Don’t Try to Make Things Fit

You may read something in your transit guide that gets your heart fluttering, because on the surface it seems like this is something that could be a wish come true. Take a deep breath, and try to be objective. It is very easy to want something so bad that nearly anything seems to be an omen leading you to that desire, but very often it doesn’t work out that way. While you have to remain optimistic for something to come your way, just because you want something doesn’t mean that it is written in the stars that it will happen.

Your transit guide can help you realize the peaks and pitfalls when it comes to the object of your desire. If the transits say that things may be challenging, then don’t read that as a failure; read that as you may have to try harder to attain your goals. If the transit guide says it’s time to flirt, don’t read that as you’re finally going to captivate the person on whom you’ve had a crush for ever; read it that it’s time to be more open and flirty with everyone and see what comes your way. The more objective you can be when interpreting your transit guide, the more potential it has to lead you where the universe wants you to go.

Ask if You Don’t Understand Things

You may not be well-versed with astrology and the terms and even understanding the keywords could still leave areas of confusion. Sure, you can read that Venus is the planet of romance and that it rules the sign of Libra, but what does it mean when Mars is making a conjunction, and how will that affect you, personally? Sometimes knowing about the transits can raise even more questions!

There’s an old saying that the only stupid question is the one that isn’t asked, so don’t be afraid to ask someone. Maybe you’ve got a friend with whom you can discuss things, in order to get a second opinion, or maybe you know an astrologer or a psychic who can help you interpret what the transits might mean. Astrology is very fluid, and the aspects and transits are going to ebb and flow. What affects you one way may affect someone else another way—and that’s okay, we’re all unique. If there’s something you don’t understand, just talk it out. You’ll feel more empowered if you do.


Astrology can teach you a lot, and help you find out answers to important questions when it comes to the correct time to make decisions, start projects, find romance, and more. Like any tool, though, it’s only as good as the person using it. Purchasing the transit guide is not going to change your life, but it will provide you with life-changing information. If you apply these 5 tips for referencing your Transit Guide, you can unlock the secrets of the stars, and find the path that leads to your true destiny.

About The Author


I consider myself part astrologer, part comedian, and part psychologist. I try to help people turn on their own inner observer, to see the things they say and do in an objective way. I have been in private practice for over 40 years. I use astrology and my own system called The 4 Elements as tools to help people step into their power. I want to empower people from all walks of life and I have written a book, magazine columns, hosted a radio show and I have a YouTube channel with over 3 million views to accomplish that goal. I’m dedicated to creating community.I believe the future is arriving and none of us can do it alone. I also believe in the power of listening. When we are silent - both with ourselves and each other - the messages that are trying to come through us can be given a voice, and we can all start walking our authentic and powerful path. I split my time between Kauai, Hawaii and Boulder, Colorado where I enjoy talking to the beautiful flowers, daily swims and laughing with my partner, Larry.You can keep up with Debra on our Video Horoscopes page - where she posts her Daily Horoscope videos for Astrology Answers!
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