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Techniques for Forecasting in Astrology

Once we are familiar with the basics in astrology, such as the signs, houses and aspects, we have a firm foundation for creating an Astrological horoscope. The birth chart is a precise tool that will delineates the character traits of any individual. From birth or natal chart to birth or natal chart, there are many variations found within, and this is what defines each of us as unique personalities.

Once we have a good foundation of the principals of the natal chart, we can move on to study upcoming transits and progressions. These tools are used in Astrology to decipher what potential future events and areas of life that will be affected by the passing of the planetary giants in our solar system.

We have to take into consideration all the planets but pay particular attention to the outer planets, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto as well as any inner planets that are in retrograde motion for a prolonged period of time.

The inner planets move very quickly through the zodiac and under general conditions do not affect us with any long term effects as their impact on us is a very short periods of time.

The outer planets and retrograde planets passing over sensitive points in our birth chart, particularly the Ascendant and the Midheaven can have profound effects on our lives and these often point towards turning points or significant life events that can alter our perception or instigate action that changes our acuity and sometimes point towards changes to our lives.

The most powerful transit takes place when a transiting planet conjuncts a natal sensitive point or planetary body. The energies of the planets merge and become one. Under many conditions, the energies of these planets intensify as do the indicators of the houses where these planets are located in the birth chart. The houses are areas of life and the transiting planet will intensify these points and may produce profound life altering effects. This is especially true when several transiting planets are repeating the same message.

The outer planets can be within an orb of influence for up to two to three years depending on when they go into retrograde motion and when they become direct again. The first impact when a transiting planet makes an important aspect to another planet or a direct aspect to a natal point will be the strongest.

An example of this might be Saturn conjunction Mars at 15 degree of Aries. Both planets become direct when the transiting planet is exactly 15 degrees Aries. This applies to squares, a 90 degree aspect, the opposition, a 180 degree aspect and other major aspects (the trine, sextile) as well as the minor aspects (the semi-sextile, the semi-square and so forth). The major aspects are more significant than the minor aspects and the challenging aspects usually promote transitional times in our lives.

There are several progressed aspects that are also important determining factors when deciphering a birth chart and the potential for change in a person’s life.

We will look at the progressions at a later date. Suffice to say that the progressions are more internal in their nature. You will use the progressed Moon, transiting Mars as well as the transiting Sun and transiting Uranus as timers, as they often produce a push that activates the energies of the outer planets and often signifies an event or culmination producing internal insight.

This just touches on how to delineate potential life events as well as the timing as to when these events may unfold. The area of life affected will be described by the houses involved in the transit or progression, as well as the natal placement of the transiting planets by aspect and house placement.

Hopefully, this offers a little insight into the understanding of how to decipher potential events and to understand the “flavour” of specific period to come through Astrology.

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