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Robert Hand is one of the world's leading and most esteemed astrologers and historians. He is the founder of Arhat Media—a website with books, articles and information on the history of astrology.
Born in New Jersey in December 1942, Robert Hand began his work in astrology at the age of 17. His father, Wilfred Hand, pioneered in the study of the applications of astronomical cycles to financial markets in the 1950's and early 60's. As a result, Rob learned the basics of casting charts from his father.
Robert Hand has been a student of astrology since 1960 and a full-time professional astrologer since 1972. He was known in his early career as the first practicing astrologer to write astrology programs for microcomputers so that the benefits of computers would be available to astrologers. From this effort, he founded Astro-Graphics Services in 1979, which later became Astrolabe. In his early career, Rob taught high school chemistry and history. He is a graduate of Brandeis University and The Catholic University of America. Along with many awards and accomplishments, Robert Hand is the foremost expert in Military Astrology in Late Medieval Italy.