Mr. Hand is well known internationally for his extensive research, scholarship and work in the astrological community. He has been studying astrology and the history of astrology for over forty years. His many books, include Planets in Transit, Planets in Composite, Planets in Youth, Horoscope Symbols, and Essays in Astrology. His particular areas of expertise are in classical medieval astrology and modern theory.
Mr. Hand is the founder and director of ARHAT, an archive and publishing house for astrological research and historical texts, in which he has already contributed a number of Latin translations. He is past Chairman of the National Council for Geocosmic Research. In 2007, he received the Regulus Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mr. Hand is currently completing his studies toward a PhD in medieval history at Catholic University. To quote him, "And, yes, they know what I do and do not have a problem with it. All they ask is that I adhere to the canons of scholarship."