Rob Hand has been a student of astrology since 1960 and a full-time professional astrologer since 1972. His books include Planets in Composite, Planets in Transit, Planets in Youth, Horoscope Symbols and Essays on Astrology, and a number of shorter works on traditional astrology. He has been actively translating traditional astrological texts from Latin for several years in connection with his company ARHAT. In June 2011 the Hands moved their home and company to Las Vegas, Nevada, and established Arhat Media Ltd. He is planning soon to offer on the web, lectures and courses in his methods in astrology. He is also working on his Ph.D. dissertation in medieval history at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and is currently Chairman of the Board of Kepler College (Bio prepared in 2012).