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Chapter 3
The Easy Way To Calculate
Minor Progressed Aspects
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Progressed
Aspects of
Standard
Astrology
In principle, calculating minor progressed aspects is the same
as calculating major progressed aspects. The steps are paral-
lel; but as the time-velocity ratio is different, different bases
must be used as starting points, and the parallel of the fourth
step in calculating `major progressed aspects is split into two
somewhat different steps to facilitate finding the calendar date
from the EGMT Interval. The time-velocity ratio makes it in-
convenient to convert minor progression'time interval directly
into calendar time interval. Therefore to handle this with facil-
ity the EGMT Interval is used to find the sign and degree occu-
pied by the minor progressed Moon, and then the minor pro-
gressed Moon is used to determine the correct calendar date.
Minor progressed aspects to birth-chart planets, and mi-
nor progressed aspects to major progressed planets are effec-
tive; but the influence of minor progressed aspects between
minor progressed planets is so weak that they should be ig-
nored and not calculated. For minor progressed aspects the
five easy steps follow each other in this order:
I. Find the Lunar Constant. This is done but once for each
birth-chart.
II. Find the Minor Progression Date. This must be done
for each calendar year during which progressed aspects
are calculated.
III. Find the EGMT Interval When the Aspect is Perfect.
This step is exactly the same whether the calculations
are for major progressed aspects or for minor progressed
aspects, and must be taken for each progressed aspect
calculated.
IV. From the EGMT Interval, Find the Sign and Degree
Occupied by the Moon. This must be done for each pro-
gressed aspect calculated.
V. From the Sign and Degree Occupied by the Moon, Find
the Calendar Date When theAspect is Perfect. This must
be done for each progressed aspect calculated.
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The Easy Way To Calculate Minor Progressed Aspects
Minor Progression Time-Velocity Ratio
This is not a new concept, merely a different ratio from that used in
major progressions. Any calendar time interval can be converted into a
minor progressed time interval, and any minor progression time inter-
val can be converted into a calendar time interval, at the ratio of 27.3
days minor progression time being equal to 1 year calendar time, and
360 degrees movement of the Moon by minor progression time being
equal to 365¼ days (one year) of calendar time, or approximately 1 de-
gree movement of the Moon by minor progression time being equal to
1 day of calendar time.
As we must use this ratio between the time-velocity level of minor
progression time and the time velocity level of calendar time, even as
we established such basic starting points of contact in calculating major
progressed aspects, so must we establish correctly one called the Lunar
Constant (L.C.) from which to determine the month and day of month
within the given calendar year when the aspect is perfect, and another,
called the Minor Progression Date (Mip.D.), from which it always is
necessary to start to ascertain the calendar year during which the as-
pect is perfect.
* Step I. Finding the Lunar Constant
The Lunar Constant (L.C.) from which the correct date within the calen-
dar year is ascertained when the aspect is perfect is more easily found
than the Limiting date. It is merely the difference between the numbers of
the month and day of birth and the numbers of the sign and degree occu-
pied by the Moon in the birth-chart, expressed as plus or minus, so that
when added to the sign and degree occupied by the Moon the algebraic
sum gives the numbers of the month and day of birth. This means that
when the sign and degree occupied by the Moon are the smaller num-
bers the Lunar Constant is plus; but when the sign and degree occupied
by the Moon are the larger numbers the Lunar Constant is minus.
Thus in the John Edwards chart:
12mo
13d
sign and degree of Moon at birth
03mo
19d
subtract month and day of birth
08mo
24d
Lunar Constant is minus 8mo 24d.
Thus in the Mickey Rooney chart:
11mo
8d
sign and degree of Moon at birth
09mo
23d
subtract month and day of birth
01mo
15d
Lunar Constant is minus 1mo 15d.
* Lunar constant no longer used. See Solar Constant on page 64.
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For a birth which took place December 9, with the Moon in the
birth-chart 2 Gemini 13:
12mo
9d
month and day of birth
03mo
2d
subtract sign and degree of Moon at birth
09mo
7d
Lunar Constant is plus 9mo 7d.
For a birth which took place September I, with the Moon in 19 Scor-
pio 32:
9mo
1d
month and day of birth
8mo
20d
subtract sign and degree of Moon at birth
0mo
11d
Lunar Constant is plus 11d.
Declinations
00 S 39 Sun
10 N 54 Saturn
02 S 16 Moon
11 S 01 Uranus
03 N 18 Mercury
18 N oo Neptune
12 S 08 Venus
19 N 34 Pluto
12 S 21 Mars
22 S 50 Asc.
19 N 01 Jupiter
03 S 10 M. C.
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The Easy Way To Calculate Minor Progressed Aspects
Step II. Finding the Minor Progression Date
The Lunar Constant is used to determine, within some particular calen-
dar year, the month and day when each minor progressed aspect is per-
fect. But to ascertain within which calendar year the aspect is perfect
requires that we find the Minor Progression Date; and this is not so
simple as finding the Major Progression Date to which it corresponds in
major progression time. Each calendar year of 365¼ days is equivalent
to 27.3 days in ephemeris time, which is minor progression time and
the time it takes the Moon to complete one cycle through all 12 zodiacal
signs. Thus the Minor Progression Date for any calendar year may be
found by counting ahead in the ephemeris as many returns of the Moon
to the sign and degree it occupies in the birth-chart, as years of life have
elapsed since birth.
When the individual has reached an advanced age this is rather a
laborious process, which may be eliminated by multiplying the number
of years that have elapsed since birth by 27.3 (the number of days in one
astrological month), dividing the product by 365 (number of days in
one year) and calling the quotient years, dividing any remaining days
by 30 and calling the quotient month, and calling any remainder still
left days. This gives the minor progression interval since birth to the
birthday in the calendar year, except that some of the months in the
number of months thus ascertained may have 31 days, or one of them
28 days.
To the year, month and day of birth, add the years, months, and
days of the minor progression time interval thus ascertained. Were it
not that some of the months do.not have exactly 30 days, the date in the
ephemeris obtained by thus adding would show the Moon in the same
sign it occupies in the birth-chart. But if several of the months in the
minor progression time interval thus added contain 31 days, the ephem-
eris date thus found may be the number of days in error there are months
having 31 days, and show the Moon one or two signs before or after the
one it occupies in the birth-chart. But this need cause no difficulty, be-
cause the correct Minor Progression Date for any calendar year must
have the Moon in the sign it occupies in the chart of birth. In fact, the
minor progressed Moon on the birthday of any calendar year must oc-
cupy the same sign and same degree it occupies in the birth-chart. There-
fore, when necessary, merely move forward or backward in the ephem-
eris a few days from the one found through calculation, to the day in
the ephemeris where the Moon is shown in the sign, and nearest to the
degree, it occupies in the birth-chart.
Thus in the John Edwards example chart, to find the Minor Pro-
gression Date for 1926:
6 (years old) X 27.3 gives 163.8 days minor progression time interval.
164 days divided by 30 (days in a month) gives 5 months, with 14
days remainder. (We can only divide by 365 to get years when the mi-
nor progression time interval is not less than 365).
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1920y
3mo
19d date of birth
5mo
4d add progression time interval
1920y
9mo
3d approximate Mip.D. 1926
4d subtract as March, May, July and
August each have an extra day.
1920y
8mo
29d Mip.D. 1926.
In actual practice, instead of computing the number of days in ex-
cess of 30 in the months, we would turn in the ephemeris to September
3, 1920, as the approximate Mip.D. and then go forward or backward a
few days until we found the Moon as near 13 Pisces 29 (birth-chart po-
sition of Moon) as we could and thus ascertain the correct Mip.D. day.
In the John Edwards chart, to find the Minor Progression Date for
1935 we proceed thus:
15 (years old) X 27.3 gives 409.5 days minor progression time interval.
410 days divided by 365 (days in year) gives 1 year, with days re-
mainder. 45 days divided by 30 (days in month) gives month with 15
days remainder.
1920y
3mo
19d date of birth
1y
1mo
15d add progression time interval
1921y
5mo
4d approximate Mip.D. 1935
Turning to the ephemeris for 1921 we find on May 4 the Moon is 1
Aries 59. Therefore we move back 1 day to where the Moon is 19 Pisces
27, which is close to 13 Pisces 29. May 3, 1921, is Mip.D. 1935.
In the John Edwards chart, to find the Minor Progression Date for
2003 we proceed thus:
83 (years old) X 27.3 gives 2265.9 days minor progression time interval.
2266 days divided by 365 (days in year) gives 6 years, with 76 days
remainder. 76 days divided by 30 (days in month) gives 2 months, with
16 days remainder.
1920y
3mo
19d date of birth
6y
2mo
16d progression time interval
1926y
6mo
5d approximate Mip.D.
Turning to the ephemeris for 1926 we find on June 5 the Moon is 12
Aries 24. Therefore we move back two days where the Moon is 14 Pi-
sces 16, which is close to 13 Pisces 29. June 3, 1926, is Mip.D. 2003.
In the Mickey Rooney example chart, to find the Minor Progres-
sion Date for 1921 we proceed thus:
1 (year old) X 27.3 gives 27 days minor progression time interval.
1920y
9mo
23d date of birth
27d add progression time interval
1920y
10mo
20d approximate Mip.D. 1921.
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Turning to the ephemeris for 1920 we find on October 20 the Moon
is 2 Aquarius 03, and as this is within a few degrees of birth-chart posi-
tion of the Moon it is not necessary to go ahead or back in the ephem-
eris. October 20, 1920, is Mip.D. 1921.
In the Mickey Rooney chart, to find the Minor Progression Date for
1934 we proceed thus:
14 (years old) X 27.3 gives 382.2 days minor progression interval.
382 divided by 365 (days in year) gives r year with 17 days remainder.
1920y
9mo
23d date of birth
1y
0mo
17d add progression time interval
1921y
10mo
10d approximate Mip.D.
Turning to the ephemeris for 1921 we find on October 10 the Moon
is 4 Aquarius 51, and as this is within a few degrees of birth-chart posi-
tion of the Moon it is not necessary to go ahead or back in the ephem-
eris. October io, 1921, is Mip.D. 1934.
In the Mickey Rooney chart, to find the Minor Progression Date for
1939 we proceed thus:
19 (years old) X 27.3 gives 518.7 days minor progression time interval.
519 days divided by 365 (days in year) gives 1 year with 154 days
remainder. 154 days divided by 30 (days in month) gives 5 months with
4 days remainder.
1920y
9mo
23d date of birth
1y
5mo
04d add progression time interval
1922y
2mo
27d approximate Mip.D.
Turning to the ephemeris for 1922 we find on February 27 the Moon
is 15 Pisces 52. Therefore we move back three days to where the Moon
is io Aquarius 21, which is close to 8 Aquarius 20. February 24, 1922, is
Mip.D. 1939.
In the Mickey Rooney chart, to find the Minor Progression Date for
1942 we proceed thus:
22 (years old) X 27.3 gives 600.6 days minor progression time interval.
601 days divided by 365 (days in year) gives 1 year with 236 days
remainder. 236 days divided by 30 (days in month) gives 7 months with
26 days remainder.
1920y
9mo
23d date of birth
1y
7mo
26d add progression time interval
1922y
5mo
19d approxmiate Mip.D.
Turning to the ephemeris for 1922 we find on May 19 the Moon is 5
Pisces 45. Therefore we move back two days to where the Moon is 11
Aquarius 51, which is close to 8 Aquarius. 2o. May 17, 1922, is Mip.D.
1942.
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From the Minor Progressed Position
of a Planet to Find the Calendar Year
When we look ahead in the ephemeris and note some important aspect
between the ephemeris position of some planet and a birth-chart or major
progressed position, it may become desirable to know within what cal-
endar year the minor progressed position thus indicated falls. To ascer-
tain this turn to the nearest date in the ephemeris when the Moon occu-
pies approximately the degree it occupies in the birth-chart. This gives
the Minor Progression Date for a definite calendar year. If the aspect
forms far enough away, as indicated by allowing one month calendar
time for each sign the Moon is distant from the Minor Progression Date
when the aspect is completed, this may take it into the preceding year
or the following year. This may be ascertained by inspection. Otherwise
the Minor Progression Date so found represents the required calendar
year. Then find approximately how many days have elapsed since birth
to the Minor Progression Date and divide by 27.3. Due to some months
not having exactly 30 days, there will be a remainder. But the nearest
whole number obtained by thus dividing is the number of years that
have elapsed since birth to the Minor Progression Date.
Thus for the Mickey Rooney chart we find the ephemeris Sun on
June 8, 1923 in 16 Gemini 40, and consequently making minor progressed
Sun square birth-chart Saturn during that minor progression day. The
Moon is 8 Aquarius 17 on June 3, 1923. This, therefore, is the Minor
Progression Date for the required calendar year.
1923y
6mo
3d Mip.D.
1920y
9mo
23d subtract date of birth
2y
8mo
10d since birth
Multiplying 2 years by 365 gives 730 days. Multiplying 8 months
by 30 gives 240 days. Adding the 10 days to the 240 days to the 730 days
gives approximately 980 days since birth. Dividing 980 by 27.3 gives 36
as the nearest whole number. Add the 36 years since birth thus found to
1920, the year of birth, and it gives 1956 as the calendar year repre-
sented by Mip.D. September 3, 1923. Minor Sun therefore makes the
square of birth-chart Saturn after the birthday in 1956.
Step III. Finding the EGMT Interval When the Aspect is Perfect
This problem is exactly the same whether worked for major progressed
aspects or for minor progressed aspects. From (b) the logarithm of the
distance the planets must travel to complete the aspect, subtract (a) the
logartithm of the gain of the two planets in one ephemeris day (minor
progression time)-- or its equivalent in major progression time if one is
a major progressing planet-- in closing the aspect. The result (d) is the
logarithm of the EGMT Interval.
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The Easy Way To Calculate Minor Progressed Aspects
Minor progressed aspects are not calculated to the positions of other
minor progressed planets, but only to birth-chart positions and major
progressed position. As the minor progressed movements of the plan-
ets are usually so much more rapid than the major progressed move-
ments of the planets, it is seldom necessary to compute the movement
of the major progressing planet during the approximately 13 days cal-
endar time which correspond to the daily motion of a planet by minor
progression time. And in actual practice usually inspection is all that is
required to ascertain the major progressed position of the planet to which
the minor aspect is forming with sufficient accuracy; and it may then be
treated as if the major progressing planet were a birth-chart planet.
When precision is desired, first calculate the place of the major pro-
gressed planet for the calendar month and day corresponding to the
minor progressed Moon at noon on the minor progressed day during
which the minor progressed aspect is complete. The number of degrees
traveled by the Moon on that day will give the number of days calendar
time for which the major progressing planet's movement by major pro-
gression must be calculated. Then the gain (a) of the minor progressing
planet in closing the aspect during the ephemeris day can be ascertained
by following the rules for ascertaining such gain in computing major
progressed aspects. Examples will be given, but such precision much
less often has any practical value than one at first would think.
The examples here given will cover finding the EGMT Interval in
each of the three ways in which progressed aspects form mentioned
under major progressed aspects:
(1) when the progressed aspect is from a progressing planet, either
direct in motion or retrograde in motion, to a birth-chart planet;
(2) when the progressed aspect is between two progressing plan-
ets, both direct in motion or both retrograde in motion;
(3) when the progressed aspect is between two progressing plan-
ets, one of which is direct in motion and the other retrograde in
motion. Furthermore, as in each of these nine examples, we later
follow through with Step IV and Step V, to complete finding the
calendar date when the aspect is perfect, the same capital letter
is used in each of the three steps to indicate the work in calculat-
ing the same minor progressed aspect.
(A) As an example of (1) when the progressing planet is direct in
motion, in the John Edwards chart on September 17, 1920, Mars in the
ephemeris (minor progression day) makes the trine of birth-chart Jupi-
ter:
As birth-chart Jupiter is 8 Leo 30, and Mars on September 17 is 8
Sagittarius 16, Mars must move 14' to close the aspect. Its daily motion
on September 17 is 41'.
Log. (b) 2.0122
0° 14'
distance Mars must travel
Log. (a) 1.5456
0° 41'
subtract daily motion Mars
Log. (d) 0.4666
8h 12m
plus EGMT Interval
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(B) As an example of (1) when the progressing planet is retrograde
in motion, in the John Edwards chart on July 19, 1920, Mercury in the
ephemeris (minor progrossion day) reaches the square of birth-chart
Mars:
As birth-chart Mars is 8 Scorpio 59, and retrograde Mercury on
July 19 is 8 Leo 55, Mercury has passed the aspect 4. Its daily motion on
July 19 is 26'.
Log. (b) 2.5563
0° 04`
Mercury is past aspect
Log. (a) 1.7434
0° 26`
subtract daily
motion of Mercury
Log. (d) .8129
3h 42m
minus EGMT Interval
(C) As an example of (1) using the Mickey Rooney chart, to find the
EGMT Interval when on ephemeris (minor progression) day October 28,
1920, minor progressed Venus makes the square of birth-chart Jupiter:
As birth-chart Jupiter is 5 Virgo 53, and Venus on October 28 is 5
Sagittarius 16, Venus must move 37 to close the aspect. Its daily motion
is 1° 13`
Log. (b) 1.5902
0° 37'
distance Venus must travel
Log. (a) 1.2950
1° 13 `
subtract daily
motion of Venus
Log. (d) .2952
12h 10m
plus EGMT Interval
(D) The way (2) a minor progressed aspect to a major progressed
planet can usually be handled well enough for practical purposes may
be illustrated in the John Edwards chart by minor progressed Sun mak-
ing the trine of major progressed Venus in calendar year 1928.
On the L.D. 1928 (ephemeris March 27, 1920) Venus is to Pisces 53.
Mip.D. 1928 is October 23, 1920. The Moon, by minor progression, passes
through one sign each month, and on November 3, 1920, representing
calendar date (means for ascertaining to be explained shortly) August
19, 1928, it is 13 Leo to, and Sun is to Scorpio 46.
August 19 is 2 months, 10 days after the L.D. 1928. Venus is pro-
gressing 1° 13' per calendar year by major progression. We can either
estimate how far Venus will travel in 2 months, 10 days, or calculate it
thus: Multiplying 2 by 2 gives 4 hours. Multiplying to by 4 gives 40
minutes.
Log. (a) 1.2950
1° 13`
daily motion Venus
Log. (d) .7112
4h 40m
add EGMT Interval
Log. (b) 2.0062
0° 14`
distance Venus travels.
Add this 14' to the place of Venus on the L.D., to Pisces 53, and it
gives the place of major progressed Venus on August 19, 1928 as 11
Pisces 07. During the time it takes minor progressed Sun to move the
21' from to Scorpio 46 to 11 Scorpio 07, major progressed Venus will not
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quite have moved 1' from its progressed position on August 19. In fact,
at the rate of 1° 13' per year, it takes 5 days to move 1', and the aspect is
completed 4 days after August 19.
Log. (b) 1.8361
0° 21`
Sun must move
to close aspect
Log. (a) 1.3802
1° 00`
subtract daily motion Sun
Log. (d) .4559
8h 24m
plus EGMT Interval
As already indicated when both planets are direct in motion (2)
most minor progressed aspects to major progressed planets can be as-
certained close enough for practical purposes by estimating the major
progressed position of the major progressing planet when the minor
progressed aspect is complete and then treating it as a birth-chart planet.
Nevertheless, the precision method should be understood so it can be
used when desired; and I will give two examples of using it. These will
not only show how to acquire precision in calculating minor progressed
aspects to major progressing planets, but will give further practice in
finding the major progressed position of a planet on any given calendar
date. They will also illustrate the use of the position of the minor pro-
gressed Moon to find the date within the calendar year, which is the
method used later to find the calendar date when the aspect is perfect.
(E) Thus to find the date within the calendar year indicated by the
Mip.D., merely algebraically add the Lunar Constant to the number of
the sign and degree occupied by the Moon. Thus in the John Edwards
chart in finding minor progressed Sun opposition major progressed Sun
(2) we find major progressed Sun 5 Aries 32 on Map.D. March 26, 1920,
representing L.D. in 1927. The Mip.D. for 1927 is September 26, 1920;
and on that day ephemeris Sun is 3 Libra 05, and thus soon to be oppo-
sition major progressed Sun.
Two days later, September 28, 1920, we find the Sun 5 Libra 03, and
the Moon io Aries. We wish therefore to know what month and day in
the calendar year 1927 is indicated by this minor progression day. We
have already found the L.C. for the chart to be minus 8mo 24 days.
1s
10°
sign and degree occupied by Moon
8mo
24d
subtract L.C.
4mo
16d
calendar date is April 16, 1927.
To find where major progressed Sun is April 16, 1927, we follow
the instructions given for finding where a major progressed planet is on
a given date thus:
1927y
6mo
9d L.D. in 1927
1927y
4mo
16d subtract calendar date
1mo
23d minus calendar interval.
Multiplying 1 by 2 gives 2 hours. Multiplying 23 by 4 gives 92 min-
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utes. The EGMT of Sun's major progressed movement is thus 3h 32m.
The daily motion of the Sun on March 26 is 59
Log. (a) 1.3875
0° 59`
daily motion of Sun
Log. (d) .8321
3h 32m
add EGMT Interval
Log. (b) 2.2196
0° 09'
distance Sun travels
Subtracting this 9' from 5 Aries 32, where the Sun is in ephemeris
March 26, 1920, gives the major progressed position of the Sun on April
16, 1927, as 5 Aries 23. We found the minor progressed Sun on this same
calendar date to be 5 Libra 3. The aspect is thus as yet 20' from perfect.
For practical purposes the major progression travel of the Moon
during one minor progression day (approximately 13 calendar days)
may be taken as 28'. To find with precision how far a major progressed
planet, especially the Moon, moves during a minor progression day,
find how many degrees the Moon travels during this day. Then 365
(days in year) : degrees Moon travels (equivalent to days calendar time)
:: distance major progressed planet travels during the equivalent major
progression day : required distance.
However, except for major progressed Moon, precision can also be
obtained merely by dividing the distance the major progressed planet
travels in one major progression day by 27.3 (the minor progression
time-velocity ratio). Thus dividing the 59' of major Sun travel by 27.3
gives 2' as the distance major progressed Sun travels while the minor
progressed Sun travels 59'. The gain (a) of minor progressed Sun on
major progressed Sun is the difference, or 57'
Log. (b) 1.8573
0° 20'
aspect from perfect
Log. (a) 1.4025
0° 57`
subtract gain of minor Sun.
Log. (d) .4548
8h 25m
plus EGMT Interval.
(F) Now for example (2) purposes, we will select a problem in which
a minor progressed planet has almost the same rate of travel as a major
progressing planet, and calculate when they form a progressed aspect.
In reference to the John Edwards chart it will be noted that Map.D. 1928--
ephemeris March 27, 1920-- major progressed Moon is 9 Cancer 23; and
that on the Mip.D. 1928-- ephemeris October 23, 1920-- minor pro-
gressed Mars is 3 Capricorn 37. Minor Mars is moving a little faster
than major Moon, so that during the following year it makes the oppo-
sition to major progressed Moon.
Ephemeris November 5, 1920, minor Mars is 13 Capricorn 15, and
minor Moon is 10 Virgo 47.
6s
11°
sign and degree occupied by Moon
8mo
24d
subtract L.C.
9mo
17d
calendar date is September 17, 1928
6mo
9d
subtract L.D. 1928
3mo
8d
since L.D. 1928
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Multiplying 3 by 2 gives 6 hours. Multiplying 8 by 4 gives 32 min-
utes. The EGMT Interval is 6 hours, 32 minutes.
Log. (a) .2336
14° 01'
daily motion of
Moon March 17, 1920
Log. (d) .5651
6h 32m
add EGMT Interval
Log. (b) .7987
3° 49'
distance Moon travels.
To the place of the Moon on L.D. 1928-- 9 Cancer 23-- add the 3°
49'it travels, and it gives the place of major progressed Moon on Sep-
tember 17, 1928, calendar time as 13 Cancer 12. Minor Mars on the same
calendar date-- November 5, 1920, in ephemeris-- is 13 Capricorn 15,
and therefore just 3' past opposition major progressed Moon. It is mov-
ing 45' per ephemeris day.
On November 5, 1920, the Moon travels 14 degrees. Major pro-
gressed Moon on March 27, 1920, travels 14° of or 841'. Then 365: 14::
841:? Solving the proportion shows that in the 14 days calendar time
represented by minor progressed Moon moving 14 degrees on Novem-
ber 5, 1920, major progressed Moon moves 32'. Subtracting this 32' from
the 45' minor progressed Mars moves on November 5, 1920, gives 13' as
the gain (a) of minor progressed Mars on major progressed Moon.
Log. (b) 2.6812
0° 03'
Mars is past aspect
Log. (a) 2.0444
0° 13'
subtract gain of Minor Mars
Log. (d) .6368
5h 32m
minus EGMT Interval
(G) As an example of (3) when progressed aspect is between two
progressing planets, one of which is direct in motion and the other ret-
rograde in motion, in the John Edwards chart let us find the EGMT In-
terval when on ephemeris (minor progression) day September 16, 1920,
minor progressed Sun makes the semi-square of major progressed Ju-
piter:
Major progressed Jupiter on Map.D. March 25, 1920 (calendar date
1926) is 8 Leo 15, and on Map.D. March 26, 1920 (calendar date 1927) is
8 Leo 13. As the minor progressed Sun reaches the semi-square of this
position about half a year after the L.D. for the calendar year, major
progressed Jupiter would then be 8 Leo 14. And it would not move
from this degree and minute during the 13 days calendar time covered
in the calculation to be made, and thus this degree and minute should
be treated as if it were a birth-chart position.
September 16, 1920, the Sun is 23 Virgo 18, and thus 4 past the semi-
square of major progressed Jupiter in 8 Leo 14. Daily motion of Sun is
59'
Log. (b) 2.5563
0° 04'
Sun past aspect
Log. (a) 1.3875
0° 59 `
subtract daily motion Sun
Log. (d) 1.1688
1h 38m
minus EGMT Interval
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(H) Parallel aspects made by minor progressing planets to birth-
chart planets or major progressing planets are handled in exactly the
same manner as other aspects. Thus in the Mickey Rooney birth-chart
Neptune has declination 16 N 56. In the ephemeris on December 8, 1920,
the Moon is 17 S 22 and has thus passed the parallel by 26'. The daily
motion of the Moon by declination is 2° 19'
Log. (b) 1.7434
0° 26'
Moon past aspect
Log. (a) 1.0153
2° 19'
subtract daily motion Moon
Log. (d) .7281
4h 29m
minus EGMT
Finding EGMT Interval When Progressed
M.C. and Asc. Make Perfect Aspects
Progressed aspects made by minor progressing M.C. and minor pro-
gressing Asc. are calculated exactly as are aspects made by major pro-
gressing M.C. and major progressing Asc. However if they make as-
pects to major progressing planets, in ascertaining the gain (a) of minor
M.C. or Asc. on the major progressing planet, the motion of the major
progressing planet during the approximately 13 days calendar time must
be taken into account for precision, even as in calculating a minor pro-
gressing planet to a major progressing planet.
(1) Minor progressed M.C. always moves the same distance as mi-
nor progressed Sun during the same interval, and the position and the
movement of minor progressed Asc. is determined from the position
and movement of the M.C. as shown in a table of houses for the latitude
of birth. As the method of finding the EGMT of such aspects was illus-
trated by several examples under major progressed aspects, one more
example should suffice here. And as in calculating minor progressed
aspects of the M.C. and Asc. to birth-chart planets-- but not to major
progressing planets -- the degree and minute occupied by the minor.
progressed Sun when the aspect is perfect can be used to find the EGMT
Interval, as was illustrated when considering major progressed aspects,
the example here will be of finding a minor progressed aspect of the
Ascendant to a major progressed planet. And for that purpose we will
use minor progressed Asc. opposition major progressed Mars in the
John Edwards chart.
By consulting the table of houses for 40:43N and mentally progress-
ing the Sun the same number of degrees and minutes the M.C. must
move to bring the Asc. to the aspect, inspection informs us it will be
about 4 years calendar time, which brings us to Map.D. March 23, 1920,
with major progressed Mars retrograde in motion in 8 Scorpio 39; and
to Mip.D. July 6, 1920, with Sun in 14 Cancer 4. Adding the distance the
Sun has traveled since birth to the M.C. gives us a M.C. of approxi-
mately 24 Capricorn and 12 Taurus on the Ascendant. As this is too
much we back up to July 4, 1920, with the Sun 12 Cancer 10.
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04s
12°
10' Sun July 4, 1920
12s
28°
23' subtract birth-chart Sun
03s
13°
47' travel of Sun
07s
11' add birth-chart M.C.
10s
21°
58' progressed M.C.
Calculating theAscendant at latitude 40:43 from the table of houses,
as in erecting a birth-chart shows that this gives 9 Taurus 01 on Asc.
Next we want to know where major progressed Mars was on cal-
endar date when minor progressed Asc. was 9 Taurus 01, and minor
progressed Sun was 12 Cancer 10. We note the Moon July 4, 1920 is 17
Aquarius.
11s
17°
sign and degree of Moon
08mo
24d
subtract L.C.
02mo
23d 1924 calendar date
1924y
6mo
9d L.D. in calendar year
1924y
2mo
23d subtract calendar date
3mo
16d before L.D.
Multiplying 3 by 2 gives 6h. Multiplying 16 by 4 gives 64m. We
therefore seek to find where major progressed Mars was 7h 04m minus
EGMT March 23, 1920. This gives us major progressed Mars 8 Scorpio
41. If it traveled as much as is major progression during the 12 days
minor progression time between July 3 and July 4, 1920, the difference
between its travel and the travel of the progressing minor Asc. would
need to be used for the gain (a). But as it moves only 6' in a year by
major progression, we can treat it as a stationary planet after locating it
in 8 Scorpio 41, corresponding in minor progression time to the posi-
tion of the progressed Ascendant July 4, 1920 in 9 Taurus 01. Minor
progressed Ascendant has thus passed the opposition by 20'.
The Sun on July 4, 1920 travels 57', which means the M.C. progressed
also 57'. The table of houses shows that while the M.C. moves 60' the
Asc. moves 94'. Then working the proportion 60: 57:: 94: ? we find the
Asc. moves 1° 29'.
Log. (b) 1.8573
0° 20'
Asc. is past aspect
Log. (a) 1.2090
1° 29'
subtract daily motion Asc.
Log. (d) .6483
5h 24m
minus EGMT Interval
Step IV. Finding, From the EGMT Interval,
the Sign and Degree Occupied by the Moon
Instead of finding the calendar date when the aspect is perfect directly
from the EGMT Interval, as we do in handling major progressed as-
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pects, we first find the sign and degree occupied by the Moon when the
aspect is complete, and from this we determine the calendar date the
aspect is perfect. To find the sign and degree occupied by the Moon we
proceed exactly as we do when placing the Moon in the birth-chart, that
is, to the logarithm of the daily motion (a) of the Moon we add the loga-
rithm of the EGMT Interval (d) and get the logarithm of the distance (b)
the Moon has traveled on that day. If the EGMT is minus we subtract
this from the noon position of the Moon. If the EGMT is plus, we add
this to the noon position of the Moon. Let us now do this in each of the
nine examples in which we have already found the EGMT Interval when
the aspect is perfect.
(A) In the John Edwards chart we found September 17, 1920, Mars
makes the trine of birth-chart Jupiter in 8h 12m plus EGMT Interval.
Log. (a) .2956
12° 09`
daily motion Moon
Log. (d) .4664
8h 12m
add EGMT Interval
Log. (b) .7620
4° 09`
travel of Moon
8s
24°
25' Moon Sept. 17, 1920
09' add travel of Moon
8s
28°
34' Moon when aspect perfect
(B) In the John Edwards chart we found July 19, 1920, Mercury
square birth-chart Mars in 3h 42m minus EGMT Interval.
Log. (a) .2310
14° 06`
daily motion of Moon
Log. (d) .8120
3h 42m
add EGMT Interval
Log. (b) 1.0430
2° 10`
travel of Moon
6s
16°
22' Moon July 19, 1920
10' subtract travel of Moon
6s
14°
12' Moon when aspect perfect
(C) In the Mickey Rooney chart we found October 28, 1920, Venus
square birth-chart Jupiter in 12h 10m plus EGMT Interval.
Log. (a) .2218
14° 24`
daily motion Moon
Log. (d) .2950
12h 10m
add EGMT Interval
Log. (b) .5168
7° 18`
travel of Moon
2s
16°
48' Moon October 28, 1920
18' add travel of Moon
2s
24°
6' Moon when aspect perfect
(D) In the John Edwards chart we found November 3, 1920, Sun
trine major progressed Venus in 8h 24m plus EGMT Interval.
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Log. (a) .2367
13° 55`
daily motion Moon
Log. (d) .4559
8h 24m
add EGMT Interval
Log. (b) .6926
4° 52'
travel of Moon
5s
13°
10` Moon November 3, 1920
52` add travel of Moon
5s
18°
02' Moon when aspect perfect
(E) In the John Edwards chart we found September 28, 1920, Sun
opposition major progressed Sun in 8h 25m plus EGMT Interval.
Log. (a) .2477
13° 34`
daily motion Moon
Log. (d) .4551
8h 25m
add EGMT Interval
Log. (b) .7028
4° 45`
travel of Moon
1s
10°
15` Moon September 28, 1920
45` add travel of Moon
1s
15°
00` Moon when aspect perfect
(F) In the John Edwards chart we found November 5, 1920, Mars
opposition major progressed Moon in minus 5h 32m EGMT Interval.
Log. (a) .2440
13° 41`
daily motion Moon
Log. (d) .6372
5h 32m
add EGMT Interval
Log. (b) .8812
3° 09`
travel of Moon
6s
10°
47' Moon November 5, 1920
09' subtract travel of Moon
6s
38' Moon when aspect perfect
(G) In the John Edwards chart we found September 16, 1920, Sun
semi-square major progressed Jupiter in ih 38m minus EGMT Interval.
Log. (a) .2758
12° 43`
daily motion Moon
Log. (d) 1.1671
1h 38m
add EGMT Interval
Log. (b) 1.4429
0° 52`
travel of Moon
8s
12°
01' of Moon September 16, 1920
52' subtract travel of Moon
8s
11°
09' Moon when aspect perfect
(H) In the Mickey Rooney chart we found December 8, 1920, Moon
parallel birth-chart Neptune in 4h 29m minus EGMT Interval.
Log. (a) .2903
12° 18`
daily motion Moon
Log. (d) .7286
4h 29m
add EGMT Interval
Log. (b) 1.0189
2° 18`
travel of Moon
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8s
24°
50` Moon December 8, 1920
18' subtract travel of Moon
8s
22°
32' Moon when aspect perfect
(I) In the John Edwards chart we found July 4, 1920, Asc. opposi-
tion major progressed Mars in 5h 24m minus EGMT Interval.
Log. (a) .2962
12° 08`
daily motion Moon
Log. (d) .6478
5h 24m
add EGMT Interval
Log. (b) .9440
2° 44`
travel of Moon
11s
16°
54' Moon July 4, 1920
44' subtract travel Moon
11s
14°
10' Moon when aspect perfect
Step V. Finding, From the Sign and Degree
Occupied by the Moon, the Date the Aspect is Perfect
The calendar year in which the aspect is perfect is indicated by the Mip.D.
preceding or following the ephemeris day during which the aspect is
perfect. The month and day of the calendar year when the aspect is
perfect is determined merely by adding algebraically the Lunar Con-
stant to the numbers indicated by the sign and degree occupied by the
Moon. Let us, therefore, find the calendar date when the minor pro-
gressed aspect is perfect in each of the nine examples in which we have
already found the sign and degree occupied by the Moon when the
aspect is perfect.
But before doing so, it should be noted that as the other calcula-
tions are adjusted to midnight positions, exactly the same method should
be followed in each of the five steps, and the dates the aspects are per-
fect will be found the same, when the zero hour (midnight) ephemeris
is used instead of the noon ephemeris.
(A) Now we found August 29, 1920 to be Mip.D. 1926 in the John
Edwards chart, and that following this MipD. Mars makes the trine of
birth-chart Jupiter on September 17, 1920 when the Moon is 28 Scorpio
34. ,
8s
29°
sign and degree of Moon
8mo
24d
subtract L.C.
0mo
05d
Minor Mars trine birth-chart
Jupiter December 5, 1926.
(B) In the John Edwards chart July 6, 1920 is Mip.D. 1924, and we
found following this Mip.D. Mercury makes the square of birth-chart
Mars on July 19, 1920 when the Moon is 14 Virgo 12.
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6s
14°
sign and degree of Moon
8mo
24d
subtract L.C.
9mo
20d
Minor Mercury square birth-chart
Mars September 20, 1924.
(C) In the Mickey Rooney chart October 21, 1920 is Mip.D. 1921,
and we found following this Mip.D. Venus makes the square of birth-
chart Jupiter on October 28, 1920 when the Moon is 24 Taurus 06.
2s
24°
sign and degree of Moon
1mo
15d
subtract L.C.
1mo
09d
Minor Venus square birth-chart
Jupiter January 9, 1922.
(D) In the John Edwards chart October 23, 1920 is Mip.D. 1928, and
we found following this Mip.D. Sun makes the trine of major progressed
Venus on November 3, 1920 when the Moon is 18 Leo 02.
5s
18°
sign and degree of Moon
8mo
24d
subtract L.C.
8mo
24d
Minor Sun trine major progressed
Venus August 24, 1928.
(E) In the John Edwards chart September 26, 1920 is Mip.D. 1927,
and we found following this Mip.D. Sun makes the opposition of major
progressed Sun on September 28, 1920 when the Moon is 15 Aries 00.
1s
sign and degree of Moon
8mo
24d
subtract L.C.
4mo
21d
Minor Sun opposition major progressed
Sun April 21, 1927.
(F) In the John Edwards chart October 23, 1920 is Mip.D. 1928, and
we found following this Mip.D. Mars makes the opposition major pro-
gressed Moon on November 5, 1920 when the Moon is 7 Virgo 38.
6s
08°
sign and degree of Moon
8mo
24d
subtract L.C.
9mo
14d
Minor Mars opposition major progressed
Moon September 14, 1928.
(G) In the John Edwards chart September 26, 1920 is Mip.D. 1927,
and we found preceding this Mip.D., that is, before the birthday in 1927,
Sun makes the semi-square of major progressed Jupiter on September
16, 1920 when the Moon is 11 Scorpio 09.
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8s
11°
sign and degree of Moon
8mo
24d
subtract L.C.
11mo
17d
Minor Sun semi-square major progressed
Jupiter Nov. 17, 1926.
(H) In the Mickey Rooney chart December 14, 1920 is Mip.D. 1923,
and we found preceding this Mip.D., that is, before the birthday in 1923,
Moon makes the parallel of birth-chart Neptune on December 8, 1920
when the Moon is 22 Scorpio 32.
8s
23°
sign and degree of Moon
1mo
15d
subtract L.C.
7mo
8d
Minor Moon parallel birth-chart
Neptune July 8, 1923.
(I) In the John Edwards chart July 6, 1920 is the Mip.D. 1924, and
we found preceding this Mip.D., that is, before the birthday, 1924, Asc.
makes the opposition of major progressed Mars on July 4, 1920 when
the Moon is 14 Aquarius 10.
11s
14°
sign and degree of Moon
08mo
24d
subtract L.C.
02mo
20d
Minor Asc. opposition major progressed
Mars February 20, 1924.
Method for Hair-Splitting Precision
In the method of finding the calendar date of the year just illustrated no
allowance is made for the fact that the months are not all exactly 30
days in length, and that there is a leap year every fourth year. Thus the
date so found quite often may be a day or two in error from the precise
day when the progressed aspect is perfect. But as other factors are also
involved in determining when the event so indicated is most apt to take
place, commonly there is no practical advantage whatever in determin-
ing the date the aspect is perfect closer than within a day or two.
However, after the sign and degree and minute occupied by the
Moon when the aspect is perfect has been found in Step IV, this can be
used not merely to find the exact day, but even the hour of the day,
when the aspect is perfect.
* The distance of the minor progressed Moon to the Sun in the cal-
endar year the aspect is perfect is constant. It is always the exact dis-
tance from the Sun the Moon is from the Sun in the chart of birth. Thus
in the John Edwards chart:
* Now called the Solar Constant (S.C.) and used in place of the L.C.
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12s
28°
23 birth-chart Sun
12s
13°
29 subtract birth-chart Moon
00s
14°
54' add to minor Moon to find calendar Sun.
In the Mickey Rooney chart:
11s
20' birth-chart Moon
07s
19' subtract birth-chart Sun
04s
01' subtract from minor Moon
to find calendar Sun.
(A) We found in the John Edwards chart that in calendar year 1926,
minor progressed Mars was trine birth-chart Jupiter when the Moon
(Step IV) was 28 Scorpio 34.
8s
28°
34' minor Moon
14°
54 add S.C. to get calendar Sun
9s
13°
28' position Sun in ephemeris 1926.
9s
13°
37' Sun Dec. 6, 1926 in ephemeris
9s
13°
28' required place of Sun
0s
00°
09' Sun past required place.
Log. (b) 2.2041
0° 09'
Sun past place
Log. (a) 1.3730
1° 01 `
subtract daily motion Sun
Log. (d) .8311
3h 32m
minus EGMT Interval
This means the aspect was perfect December 6, 1926, 8:28 A.M.
Greenwich. But as John Edwards was still in Illinois in 1926, we must
subtract the 6h difference in Standard Time. Thus minor Mars was trine
birth-chart Jupiter December 6, 1926, 2.28 A.M., Central Standard Time.
Such precision as this would seldom have any practical value.
Finding the Minor Progressed Positions of
Planets, M.C. and Ascendant For Any Calendar Date
We add or subtract the L.C. to or from the sign and degree occupied by
the Moon to find the month and day when a minor progressed planet
has reached a certain position. Therefore, if we start with the month
and day we just reverse the process, that is, change the algebraic sign of
the L.C. and algebraically add it to the numbers of the month and day
of calendar time to get the sign and degree occupied by the Moon by
minor progression. In other words we work Step V in reverse.
Then we find the EGMT Interval that on some ephemeris day moves
the place of the Moon so found back to its noon position. That is, we
reverse Step IV.
When the EGMT Interval from noon is found which places the
Minor Moon in the sign and degree it occupied on the given calendar
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date, this EGMT Interval may then be used to find the position of all the
other minor progressed planets. The progressed M.C. and Asc. are de-
termined from the sign, degree and minute occupied by the minor pro-
gressed Sun.
John Edwards took to his bed with an illness on November 14, 1926.
We have already determined that the L.C. for his chart is minus 8mo 24
days, and that the Mip.D. 1926 is August 29, 1920.
11mo
14d
date progressions wanted
08mo
24d
add (instead of subtract) L.C.
08s
08°
sign and degree of Moon
As November is after the birthday, 1926, we look ahead in the
ephemeris from August 29, 1920, until on September i6, 1920 we find
the Moon near 8 Scorpio.
8s
12°
01' of Moon Sept. 16, 1920
8s
00' subtract minor Moon
01' Moon past required place.
Log. (b) .7763
4° 01 `
Moon past place
Log. (a) .2758
12° 43 `
subtract daily motion Moon
Log. (d) .5005
7h 35m
minus EGMT Interval.
Now calculate, as if for placing in a birth-chart, the positions of all
the planets on September 16, 1920 for minus EGMT Interval 7h 35m.
This will give their minor progressed positions for November 14, 1926.
Find the number of signs and degrees the minor progressed Sun has
thus moved from its position in the birth-chart, and add them to the
M.C. This gives the minor progressed M.C., and the minor progressed
Asc. is the Asc. corresponding to this in a table of houses for 40:43N.
The example chart shows the minor progressed positions thus ascer-
tained around the outisde of the John Edwards chart.
Mickey Rooney was married January 10, 1942. We have determined
that the L.C. for his chart is minus 1mo 15 days, and that the Mip.D. for
1942 is May 17, 1922.
1mo
10d
date progressions wanted
1mo
5d
add (instead of subtract) L.C.
2s
25°
sign and degree of Moon
As January is before the birthday, 1942, we look back in the ephem-
eris from May 17, 1922, until on April 28 we find the Moon near 25
Taurus.
2s
25°
00' minor Moon
2s
22°
22' subtract Moon April 28, 1922
0s
38' Moon must travel
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Log. (b) .9597
2° 38 `Moon must move
Log. (a) .2719
12° 50 `subtract daily motion of Moon
Log. (d) .6878
4h 56m plus EGMT Interval.
Then calculate, as if for placing in a birth-chart, the positions of the
planets on April 28, 1922, for 4h 56m plus EGMT Interval, and this gives
all their minor progressed positions for calendar date January 10, 1942.
Minor progressed M.C. and Asc., as per examples previously given, are
to be found from the position of the minor progressed Sun.