Wednesday, March 8, 2017

secondary, tertiary, minor progressions and Trump's chart

For the past several months I’ve been working with Robert Blaschke’s book about progressions. In it, he explains that when popular astrology columns started being published, the much more rigorous forecasting methods were ignored and replaced with just secondary progressions and transits. Some even use just transits. Transits were not meant to be a stand-alone prognostication method.

In the first book of his series, he explains how progressions are supposed to be used. If you google his name, there is even a lecture about it on YouTube. Secondary progressions are supposed to be used with tertiary and minor progressions with triggers from transits, but ONLY the transits of the planets that are holding the progressions.  This is the way it was done when C.E.O. Carter and others of his generation wrote their books.

Therefore, looking at Trump’s chart, his minor progressed Sun is conjunct minor progressed Saturn, and they in turn are conjunct his natal Neptune—applying, not separating. Minor progressions are not “event” oriented, but rather more spiritual in nature. We then look for a time when the transiting Sun and/or Saturn will trigger it. Neptune will not for a very long time. The Sun will do so on March 28/29.  By that time, the minor progressed Moon will be joining the minor progressed Sun and Saturn, as well, but a few days later.

This is all triggering his Neptune/Mercury square, which is the signature of a person who has a loose relationship with the truth. So the lesson will be about honesty. Transiting Pluto is now squaring his Jupiter and progressed Venus, and solar arc Pluto is conjoining them, so he is in the midst of a lot of pressure to discipline his extravagance. However, since he was born with Uranus conjunct the Sun and opposing the Moon (extreme self-will), it’s doubtful that he’ll do that. Besides, solar arc Pluto is trining those natal placements, so he feels he is absolutely in control—especially with secondary progressed Uranus opposing his Moon within five minutes. It’s hard to say how this will end, although I think a year from now will be a defining moment. He has so many positive indicators, it gives new meaning to “Teflon” president.

However, I believe the real drama will come when Saturn joins that configuration in transit by opposing it in March/April 2018.

At that time, the tertiary Sun will conjoin the tertiary Moon at 9 to 11 Aquarius, opposing Trump’s natal Pluto at 10 Leo. By that time minor progressed Saturn will be squaring Mercury and TRANSITING Saturn will be square minor progressed Saturn, and therefore opposing Mercury. And minor progressed MC (which moves rapidly) will be conjoining natal Neptune--confusion about one's career. Progressed Moon will be conjoining progressed Pluto….severe emotional pressure. When so many of these progressions line up and are triggered by transits, things happen.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

The USA chart now

Whenever I’m looking at a mundane chart, I like to go back to a time in history when the planets being triggered currently were triggered before. Usually, for people AND countries, these themes repeat. For the USA Sibly chart (July 4, 1776 at 5:12 pm in Philadelphia, PA., but because of some historical dates, I’m leaning more toward Rudhyar’s time of 5:14 pm for the USA.), the last time the progressed Sun was in aspect to the ascendant, as it is now, it was around the time leading up to the stock market crash of 1929. And just before that, in 1924 there was the Immigration Act that essentially severely limited immigration into the country—in fact banning Asians altogether.

The Immigration Act of 1924 limited the number of immigrants allowed entry into the United States through a national origins quota. The quota provided immigration visas to two percent of the total number of people of each nationality in the United States as of the 1890 national census. It completely excluded immigrants from Asia.”

A lot is going on in this chart and also Trump’s so I’ll have to post these essays in segments. First, the USA progressed Moon is about to change phase from disseminating to third quarter square (on March 1st). The third quarter square (all of these phases last about 3 ½ years) is noted for being rebellious, but in the context of the law. I call it “legal rebellion” because it is not the hot-headed upheaval we see in the first quarter square. Furthermore, it is going to be right on the Sibly (Sibley? –spelled both ways in various books) chart’s ascendant…i.e. the progressed Moon will be conjunct; the progressed Sun is squaring. Before this year is over, Neptune will trigger it (March 30th, Sep 8th, and again on Jan. 31, 2018) which would indicate smoke screens and intense deception. However, Uranus will be triggering the USA’s Mars/Neptune square, so a great deal of “awakening” is going on, as well.

I’ve often mentioned that whenever we have gone to war the Mars/Neptune square has been triggered. That configuration is the indication of our government’s massive deceptions, which verifies that foreign conflicts we initiate (ninth house Neptune) are usually under some pretext. Even today, Mercury is transiting the USA’s Pluto (ruling the 12th), opposing our 8th house Mercury, which would indicate covert communications on a large scale.

Solar arc Saturn has been opposing the ascendant for a year, (and less than a year with the Rudhyar chart), which shows the mood of the country is depressed. When the Progressed Moon triggers it roughly a month, we should see that erupt into public awareness not seen yet. In summation, the biggest thing I notice is the natal Sun/Saturn square has moved to activate the ascendant, with the progressed Moon right now less than a degree from triggering it. Also, transiting Mars is about to trigger the USA’s natal Sun/Saturn square February 14-17—boiling over frustration publicly. Not only that, but transiting Pluto is right now square progressed Mars, and that is rage.

Next I’ll write about Trump’s chart—we have a good time of birth for him—and last, an examination of the composite between his chart and the USA. I’ve found the composite to be extremely valuable.