I learned a lesson about the transits many years ago through the experience of a client. She came to me after an ugly divorce from the man she had married in her youth. After years of family life, her husband had suddenly taken up with his young secretary, who later dumped him. In the meantime my client had divorced him and "got what she could" out of him, though she still wasn't happy. I can't remember exactly why she came to me for a reading, but in the course of it, I looked up his birth data and saw his transits for that time period. And I felt compassion for that straying man, the adult children who lost their tight knit family, and my client, who was still reeling from the shock of his actions, because it was all so simple. Why? It could easily be seen that his behavior reflected a common pattern, set up when the planet Uranus opposes its own natal place. Any "cookbook" astrology interpretation could have described how this time in the man's life would be a time of wanting to break free of prior restrictions, live life his own way, regardless of consequences, flirt with danger, spontaneously fall in love, perhaps, and that relationships initiated during that transit would probably not be lasting ones. How I wished that I could have warned that couple ahead of time. Even though, no matter what we choose to do or not do, we will get valuable lessons and growth opportunities, for me, knowing about the potential effects on our minds of certain transits is like a sailor having a map of the shoreline and the shoals and using that map to avoid loss and disaster.
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