*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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**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

8°

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

4°

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

2°

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

7°

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

4°

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

4°

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

3°

09' subtract travel of Moon

6s

7°

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

0°

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

2°

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

2°

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

5°

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

8°

20' birth-chart Moon

07s

0°

19' subtract birth-chart Sun

04s

8°

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

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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

8°

00' subtract minor Moon

4°

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

2°

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.