Planetary Combination picks up where Planetary Strength left off, explaining how the planetary influences combine in aspects and configurations to paint a picture of a person and his or her life. Descriptions of planetary configurations such as grand trines, grand squares, T-squares, wedges, fans, rectangles, kites, and trapezoids provide overall schematics of people's psychological dynamics. Then, detailed interpretations for the conjunctions, sextiles/trines, squares, oppositions, parallels/contraparallels, and mutual receptions between the individual planets enable the practitioner to see clearly how these dynamics work out in a particular horoscope. An illuminating chapter on planetary conjunctions with the Moon's des reveals the underlying karmic influences at work. An indispensable reference you'll consult every time you read a chart. Planetary Combination is an excellent and comprehensive summary of all the relevant chart factors...One has to search hard to find such material! But this is all presented, as is all of Makransky's work, with vigour, wisdom and accessibility...Much of the book is taken up - as we might expect - with a very generous coverage of the astrological aspects. I looked up a few of my own and they were spot on...Planetary Combination fills a gap in the current state of astrological literature. It manages to retain both a sense of firm tradition whilst feeling utterly new and fresh. James Lynn Page, author of Everyday Tarot, Celtic Magic, The Christ Enigma and The New Positive Thinking.