The main significance of progressed planets is when they form aspects with planets in the natal chart. Progressed aspects are usually limited to an orb of one degree either side of the natal planet. The following is a brief description of the effect of progressed aspects: Progressed Sun: A period of major importance.
Wouldn't it be great if you could look at any natal chart (yours or someone else's) and quickly see what the most important components of personality and general life experiences are? That's how it's done. First, you need a natal chart. Let's use yours as an example, if you don't have it available, here is my simple and easy-to-use natal chart calculator.
Keep in mind that this calculator uses the actual size and location of the constellations known as sidereal astrology. Be aware that some of your signs are different, please see this short article explaining it in detail for more information on zodiac signs Now let's start. There are three main components to any astrological chart: the houses, the signs, and the planets.
The houses represent the heavens at the time of your birth. More precisely, the ecliptic, that is the way the planets move in the sky. The houses form the skeleton of the horoscope and are always in the same place for everyone.
If you use today, the far left part of the chart represents the eastern horizon, also known as the ascendant or ascendant. This is the beginning of the diagram, and the houses start here. Start with the 1st house moving counterclockwise to the 12th. (Note that astrologers use different house systems.
So the ascendant could be somewhere in the 1st house, or you may notice that the houses are in The system we use today and what my calculator uses is called the same house system that divides the ecliptic into 12 equal segments starting from the ascendant. You can use any system you prefer.) Directly opposite the ascendant is the descendant who, as you can imagine, is the western horizon or attitude.
The upper part of the diagram represents the highest part of the ecliptic in the sky, and the lower part, what is below the horizon or the invisible sky. What do these houses mean in the diagram? Because the houses represent the areas of heaven: In astrology the houses represent the areas of life. Starting with the first house, which represents all areas of our life that have to do with ourselves such as self-image, motivations, our goals, our physical body, our appearance etc.
The second has to do with our values etc. The houses represent what we could call “areas of life”. The next component of the natal chart are the signs the ecliptic were the signs of the zodiac at the time of your birth.
Which sign rose, which set? This is where individual interpretations can begin, as we now have two components of the diagram to compare. One can say that the signs the properties of heaven show at the time of your birth. An easy way to remember what they represent is to look at them as features of life.
From the directness of Aries to the receptivity of Pisces, the zodiac signs show the qualities that come through our life component t, the planets, represent the experiences in our life. These ephemeral bodies in heaven reflect our ephemeral experiences here on earth. As always, these experiences shape our personality.
In which house a planet is located shows us in which area these life experiences occur; whatsign what characteristics these experiences consist of. With regard to our personality, the houses show which areas of life are important areas for us; the signs which features stand out in our personality. It is easiest to think of planets as the experiences of life that shape our personalities.
Now let's see what your horoscope says about you. In general analysis of the natal chart, let us begin with the most basic elements first. In other words, the most basic elements of your personality and your overall life experiences.
There are four main components of the chart that show this. Your sun, moon, ascendant, and the ascendant ruler, also known as your chart ruler. Essentially, we're looking for the house and sign positions of these four components (with the exception of the ascendant, which only shows the sign, but we'll get to that later.
Let's start with your sun and moon. These two elements represent the most basic and essential, yin) and yang, elements of yourself The sun represents your outward-looking, expressive and masculine side. While the moon represents your inward-looking, reflective, feminine side.
Together, these planets form the majority of your inner and outer personality. Along with the types of persistent experiences that affect the sun and moon in your horoscope. They are represented here by these symbols.
Once you have identified both the house and sign position of your sun and the house and sign position of your moon, use these PDFs to find out what these basic elements of your inner and outer self are Remember that the house placements show the areas of life that are important to you and important issues in your life. The sign shows the traits that result from your personality and your life experiences. Your sun represents your outer self and the moon represents your inner self.
Now let's look at your Ascendant and Chart rulers. These elements essentially represent how your life unfolds and what shapes your personality over time. You are like your sun and moon, with the exception of life path and life events which further shape your personality.
You can think of this for what you will become and which strongly represents you and your life in the horoscope. Your ascendant represents the qualities that you develop as a result of your life experiences. There is only one sign associated with it because it is always associated with the 1st house.
Your map ruler, on the other hand, is essentially the planet that rules the sign of your Ascendantis. The house and sign position the chart ruler shows a more detailed look, not just at the traits you are developing, but also at the area of life. First, let's identify your rising sign.
Look up the properties of this character using the same PDF we used earlier. Remember, these are the qualities that emerge through your overall life experiences and make you who you will become. These are very important qualities that you should develop in your life.
Now let's identify your chart ruler. Q First, you need to know which planet is ruling your ascendant's sign. Use this PDF here to get a list of rulers for each of the zodiac signs.
You may find that you have two, in which case you mark both planets as they will be equally important. Once you have identified your chart ruler, find its house and character placement, just like you did with the Sun and Moon. Use the same PDFs we used before to identify which areas of life and traits shape your personality over time Chart Ruler essentially represents you in the horoscope and what is being developed.
At this point in your analysis you have uncovered the four most basic elements of the natal chart. Analyzing and understanding these four components alone will add to a great understanding of yourself and your outstanding life experiences. You can apply the same process to any person's diagram.
For those of you who wish to take the analysis further, make sure to keep the key associations down look at the form between these four components and other planets in the natal chart. These are called aspects. The aspects can either be found on the inside of the horoscope next to the horoscope or both.
Here is a PDF with the importance of the various aspects for your further analysis. Next, you can look at the inner planets Mercury, Venus, and Mars. Then the middle planets: Jupiter and Saturn.
Followed by the outer planets Uranus and Neptune. And the comets: Chiron and Pluto. Analysis of their house and character placements.
Note that the personality traits become deeper and less obvious as you move further to the more distant planets. Similar to an onion where the outer layer of our personality and experience is the four main components that we covered in this article. Followed by the inner planets, the center, then the outer ones in the center of the onion. (As a side note, pay special attention to planets in 1st house as they tend to come through strong in personality and experience.) Here is a list of the major planets it shows which elements of self and experience are in life they represent.
With continued practice, focusing primarily on the four main components of the natal chart described in this article, you will be able to interpret a natal chart quickly, in a matter of minutes.
A progressed chart adds one day to your date of birth for every year you've been alive to create a new chart that reflects your maturation and growth. We all change with age, and this is shown through the progressed chart. .
Re: Transits to progressed planets
Technically all progressed planets and points are subject to transit. .
Susie, thank you for your question! You don't have to worry about Uranus crossing your ascendant - or any other transit or trigger for your natal chart. I'll get to that later, though. Let's first look at transits.
Events Although transits are the most popular tool for predictive birth astrology today, they are rarely used properly. Transits don't create events - they just trigger them. The potential for an important event needs to be there on your natal chart.
Planets in transit can activate this potential so that it somehow manifests itself in your life. But if there is nothing to activate, there is no corresponding event. When looking for potential events in the table, rely on the rule of 3.
If a particular trigger shows up three or more times, it is more likely to show up as an event. When working with transits, you would be looking for a planet that would receive three or more simultaneous triggers. You can also combine transits with other tools like advances or directions.
This is how transits work best. They activate the potential for long-term progress or direction. At some level I believe we have an inner experience with every transit, but unless the experience is particularly intense or contrasts with our nature.
Usually we don't feel it, we won't notice it. Now let's see how Uranus crosses your ascendant. These are actually two different triggers - Uranus in connection with the Ascendant and Uranus in transit through your First House.
Term context. Uranus will be close to your ascendant for the next two years, and it will likely be in your First House for about seven years. Outer planetary transits can trigger potential events, but they are never involved in their timing events because the outer planets move so slowly.
On an inner level of experience, this is a time of personal change and transformation. Uranus mixes things up, and as the First House represents your entire life when, including your health, happiness, and appearance, this is a time when radical change is possible. You will feel this most intensely in the months in which Uranus crosses your ascendant back and forth.
But that doesn't mean you will experience all the major events that disrupt your life. As Uranus moves through your First House, it is likely to trigger multiple planets in your chart and cause some changes and disruptions. Since your First House is the trigger for these changes, all upcoming activities will be the result of changes in your personality.
As you change your relationship to happiness, that choice permeates every part of your life. Every time the Uranus transit in your First House triggers a planet in your horoscope, the disruption from you personally will affect the areas of life associated with the houses ruled by the tripped planet, and you will take action and experience the aftermath of the disruption in the house the planet occupies. Again, these transits are not always followed by flashy or significant events in your life.
But even if it looks like an impending transit is likely to trigger a major event in your life, you still don't need to worry about absolute free will - although it doesn't mean what most people think. Free will does not mean that you can control the events in your life or prevent accidents or disruptions. Bad things happen sometimes.
Experience these events and what they ultimately mean to you. Free will means that you can prepare for the events a bit too. The key to preparing for any outer planetary trigger is to rightly relate to Saturn.
Saturn represents the rules, boundaries, structures, limitations, form and stability in our life. And the outer planets always kind of mess that up. Uranus bothers it; Neptune dissolves it; and Pluto destroys it.
Whether or not these experiences are pleasant depends on how attached you are to Saturn. Knowing that Uranus will create changes and disruptions around your identity, appearance, physical body, health, and happiness, you can prepare for it by becoming aware of the Saturn-based boundaries, judgments, and structures that exist define these things for you. What would happen if those boundaries or judgments shifted? Who would you be These are not easy questions and there are no quick answers.
But if you now start to question and ponder the possibilities when the new Uranus information emerges, it won't be nearly as disturbing or unexpected. You have the opportunity to experience enormous freedom during this transit. But how you experience this transit is what you want.
The progressed motion of these two planets is always direct while the progressed motion of other planets can be either direct or retrograde. It is easy to estimate where your progressed planets are, or you can let Astro do the work.
Your progressed moon is about your evolved emotional needs. The progressed moon does not replace the needs of your natal moon but it brings a shorter term additional layer to your emotional needs that is present in your life for around 2-3 years. .
No influence, in fact using progressed charts one can assess the timing of events in the native's life, but what is not promised in the natal chart cannot be experienced by a promise in the progress chart. Progression is an important tool in Western Astrology and is used like the dasa system in Vedic astrology.
'A progressed chart is a good way to map out the different stages of life that a person may go through, while predicting significant events along the way,' Woods says, alluding to these sorts of smaller shifts that a progressed chart might indicate. .
The progressed Sun does just thatit progresses the position of the Sun in the natal chart, taking these four major life qualities and functions along with it. What makes the position of the progressed Sun so easy to find is that the Sun has a basic rate of daily motion that is relatively constant.
Mars changes signs about every 2 months. When Mars retrogrades it can stay in one sign for up to 7 months. Jupiter stays in each sign approximately 1 year and travels through all 12 signs in 12 years. .
The Progressed New Moon may therefore mean that, after having travelled far, explored many things, we finally come home, to do as our fathers did, and their mothers before them.