Where the planets are and how they’re in angel to one another (aspect) determines what areas the emphasis will be on, what major events will come about, and the steps to respond most appropriately to the energies in effect at those times. These are temporary energies that pass, some more quickly than others.When observing up ahead to determine future influences, the natal chart is considered.
There are two major tools used to map out an astrological forecast:
Saturn moving through Taurus in the 10th house (career), and a month later it moves into a trine (easy) position with mars in the natal 2nd house location of earned income and possessions, can predict a promotion with a pay increase. If, however, transiting Saturn formed a square (challenging) angle to natal mars in the 2nd house instead, this might more accurately represent the lack of a raise and promotion, even difficulty with the boss.
When there are more than one planet transiting the same area of the chart, the fastest moving one has the most significance for the timing of an event. For example, if pluto is aspecting the sun in transit, which can last several years, then mars transits into the same area. The date when mars makes its aspect is the time to consider as it’s when the influence of pluto will be felt the most.
An orb of two degrees for most planets is sufficient in timing transits. When mars approaches the sun, for example, but is two degrees from exact, start expecting an event to occur, and continue to expect something to come up until mars is two degrees past the sun. Transits will often have an impact of some nature at two degrees before or after than they do when they are exact.
If there is a strong placement of the outer planets in the birth chart by sign and house, as well as having close aspects to the personal planets, the transits of the outer planets will have a stronger influence.
There’s a need to experience the energies of the moon’s north node characteristics by applying a conscious effort. Following through with the activities in this realm feels awkward yet can be exciting at the same time; exhilarated, fascinated and anxious. This path leads to stress, but fulfillment also as we stretch in order to grow toward what we’re to become. Spiritual satisfaction results in the continued practice of manifesting the new NN behaviors, characteristics and capabilities.
Soul purpose and life direction questions are profoundly significant, and the Nodes in your chart address those questions from the perspective of your soul instead of your rational mind and ego.
Transiting sun conjuncting (closest angle, soft aspect) natal mars is an event that occurs once yearly representative of how the energy is activated and expressed in the chart. This position, as progressed, could more likely represent a time in life of knowing how to more effectively use and express the energy.
Secondary progressions are the most common type of progressive forecasting. One year for a day, as each day in the ephemeris is indicative of one year of life. For example, one born on the first of the year would look at the second day to represent their life at one year old, and so on progressively.
These progressions reflect how we grow, learn, experience and change more-so on an inward basis. Within the birth chart lies a map of potentials from birth from which we grow beyond this initial level.