Wednesday, November 18, 2015


We all know by now that on November 13, 2015 at 9:20 pm in Paris, France, terrorists bombed multiple spots in the city. This went on until after midnight. Plenty has been written about it in terms of transits and progressions, but I haven’t seen anything regarding the tertiary progressions.

I’ve told the story many times about how I came to include the tertiary progressions in all client work roughly a decade ago. I had been very, very, VERY tired for a month, but had no illness. I couldn’t find any indication of it in my chart, but when I did the tertiary progressions, there it was! Tertiary ascendant conjoining natal Saturn, and the definition of it was “fatigue.” It lasted a month, the time that it took for the tertiary ascendant to move off the Saturn. This is just to show you how much I like tertiary progressions…it has nothing to do with Paris.

I looked at both the original French chart in the Book of World Horoscopes (by Nicolas Campion) and the most recent, Oct. 6, 1958 at 6:30 PM CET, Paris, Fr. That was when the state seal was affixed to a new constitution. The first one he lists is Sep 21, 1792, 3:20 pm LMT, Paris. That one works somewhat, but mostly with midpoints.  The most recent one has some dramatic contacts. For instance, the tertiary moon (which moves a degree every TWO DAYS) was opposing the MC within 11 minutes of a degree when the attacks first began at 9:20 pm on November 13th. That’s spectacular. 

Since I’ll probably write a much longer article about this for a magazine, I will just point out a few things. Besides the dramatic position of the tertiary Moon, the tertiary Mars (explosives) had moved to 17:37 Cancer. Mars has a midpoint “tree” that shows it to be exactly-to-the-minute aspecting the midpoint between the Moon and Mercury and shares this with Pluto as well. Mars and Pluto together represent explosives. At that point in Cancer it was triggering the midpoints of Mercury/Ascendant, Sun/South Node, and MARS/PLUTO. In other words, Mars by tertiary progression had moved to the midpoint between itself and Pluto, which are tightly square in the natal chart. What that means basically, is that France is prone to violence, and the tertiary Mars position at that time was triggering it.

Transiting Pluto (explosives) is transiting square natal Mercury and was just 17 minutes from squaring Mercury exactly during the event.  Solar arc Uranus was only 21 minutes from conjoining the Sun, which is sudden, unexpected surprise. I’m always so stunned at how charts show what is happening, I have to wonder how much of our lives and history is really planned ahead for us.

1 comment:

  1. I just got a chance to read this blog. I shared with the board members of ASNT. I haven't studied the part of the course where you discuss tertiary progressions, but have used them recently for the first time and was surprised how accurate they are! Thank you for posting this!