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Progressed Aspects
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Progressed
Aspects of
Standard
Astrology
Progressed aspects do not map SPECIFIC EVENTS. Instead they
map ENERGY RELEASES of definite types during periods which
can be predetermined, which thus accelerate the activity of the
thought-cells within the finer form mapped by the planets involved
in the aspect. And our chief interest in determining the most prob-
able events which will be attracted by each progressed aspect
should be to gain the information which will enable the individual
intelligently to divert this thought-cell- activity into channels that
will attract events and conditions much more fortunate than had no
such intelligent effort been made.
Of the influences which bring events into an individual's lift there
are only three important factors, and of these three planetary
energies operate indirectly. The two immediate factors are the
physical environment in which the individual lives and the
thought-cell activity of his soul. Operating from the inner plane,
the thought-cells of his soul work with whatever energy they
acquire to bring about physical conditions and events correspond-
ing to their desires.
These desires of the thought-cells are derived from the
past experiences of the soul, and are temporarily given a more
harmonious or more discordant trend by the energy of the
progressed aspect. If the progressed aspect is harmonious, the
energy the thought-cells mapped by the two planets receive
gives the thought-cells more than their normal harmony; but
if the progressed aspect is discordant the energy imparted to
these thought- cells makes their desires more discordant than
they usually are. To the extent these desires are harmonious
will the thought-cells work to bring into the life events and
behavior which are fortunate; but to the extent these desires
are discordant will the thought-cells work to bring into the life
events and behavior which are unfortunate.
The planets in the birth-chart merely map the volume of
energy of each of the ten types of thought-cells and the trend
of their desires derived from experiences in lower forms of life.
But these thought-cells also acquire more energy from experi-
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ences of the same planetary type which the soul has after human birth.
And these thought-cells acquire after human birth new and more spe-
cialized trends, consistent with their human environmental needs, for
the more general desires derived from pre-human experiences.
These experiences are both of the outer-plane and the inner- plane.
The individual who lives in a physical environment where either strife
or construction is a dominant factor has experiences which build en-
ergy into his Mars thought-cells and make them more active. The indi-
vidual who persistently thinks aggressive thoughts, and those of com-
bat, builds energy into his Mars thought-cells and makes them more
active. Other potent inner- plane experiences are the release of plan-
etary energy by progressed aspect. These add energies to the thought-
cells only during the period the progressed aspect is within orb; but
during this time their impact gives unusual activities to the thought-
cells mapped by the planets forming the progressed aspect.
Even as in human life, souls while undergoing experiences in lower
life-forms, have had experiences which in many respects were not iden-
tical. These experiences have been of the Mars type, the Saturn type, or
of some other planetary type, and they have been brought together in
certain intensities of harmony or discord, and relate more pronouncedly
to definite departments of life. But they have not been human experi-
ences. They have not been experiences in bookkeeping, in finances, in
trading, in conventional relations, in driving automobiles, in cooking,
in studying books, in writing, lecturing or science.
The Mars experiences may have been such that given a proper hu-
man environment they easily are developed to give mechanical ability,
or ability as a surgeon or soldier. The Saturn experiences may be such
that given a proper human environment they readily give aptitude in
organizing and buying. The Jupiter experiences may have been such
that given a proper human environment they develop salesmanship
ability. But until conditioned (B) by physical environment after human
birth they remain merely natural aptitudes and not abilities ready for
exercise. And until conditioned (B) by environment after human birth,
and thus given specific habit-systems of expression, the desires of the
thought-cells may work to attract a wide variety of events characteristic
of the planets mapping them and of the departments of life indicated
by the houses of the birth-chart which these planets rule.
In all problems relating to the events which come into the life --
and the practice of a given vocation is no exception -- each of the above
seven factors should receive attention as playing a significant part How-
ever, in the selection of a vocation (G) is of no significance, and (F) is
equally significant in all vocations.
The Planetary (P) Characteristic is a Constant
Yet while thought-cell activity mapped either by the birth-chart
position or by a progressed aspect of a given planet may find a wide
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variety of avenues for expression, because the thought-cell energy is de-
rivedfromexperiencesofthatplanetarytype,theexpressionofthisthought-
cell activity in attracting events or in influencing behavior remains always
characteristic of the planet. Therefore the most certain and logical starting
point for judging what may be expected from a given progressed aspect is
the characteristic influence of each of two planets involved.
There are three ways in which a progressed aspect to a given planet
in some measure affects the life. It does so because these are basic trends
the desires for which were built into the thought- cells in lower life-
forms. But immediately we move away from these three ways a planet's
(P) influence in some measure affects the life we must take into consid-
eration other basic thought-cell desires mapped in the birth-chart (A),
and how, due to events since birth, this birth-chart thought-cell activity
has developed special habit-systems (B) of expressing, how other pro-
gressed aspects (D) releasing energy at the same time influence thought-
cell activity, and the facilities and resistances of physical environment
(E) to specific events and conditions at the present time.
For instance, in a progressed aspect involving the Sun we may ex-
pect the vitality, the significance and the authority to be affected. But
often only one of these is affected in an outstanding manner. An indi-
vidual whose birth-chart (A) insures ample vitality practically all his
life will hardly notice the influence of a progressed aspect of the Sun on
vitality. But a person who has had difficulty much of the time in main-
taining vitality will notice the effect on vitality of practically all pro-
gressed aspects of the Sun.
If the individual has a prominent birth-chart Sun, and the environ-
ment since birth has been such as to cultivate a habit- system (B) on the
part of the Sun thought-cells of expressing in terms of authority, and at
the time he has arrived at the head of some enterprise or in a political
position (E), the probabilities are high that the progressed aspect of the
Sun will markedly affect his authority. But if his birth-chart (A) Sun is
lacking in prominence, and he is working for someone who has no au-
thority over him (E), such as an employer or boss, the effect on author-
ity may be slight.
A House (H) Ruled by the Planets is a Constant
As the thought-cells were built by experiences relative to definite depart-
ments of life, their desires and their activities will express relative to the
same departments of life. A vast amount of statistical work bears this out,
and we know that the department of life chiefly influenced by a progressed
aspect will be one of those mapped by the houses (H) ruled by the aspecting
planets. But here again we are faced with alternatives; for usually more than
one house is thus indicated, and sometimes a number of them. The houses
actually occupied by the planets at the time the aspect is completed represent
the thought-cells which are given most planetary energy. But this is of less
significance than either conditioning (B) or physical environment (E).
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There is no sure way of knowing from the progressed aspect alone
which department of life will be chiefly influenced. Instead we must
appraise the birth-chart (A) tendencies, appraise the bearing of other
progressed aspects (D) as influencing the trend of events indicated by
the one under consideration, find out as much as possible what the in-
dividual has done (B) in the past, and as much as possible about the
various factors of his present physical environment (E). Only by knowl-
edge of these other four things can it be foretold with a high degree of
probability which department of life will be chiefly affected.
The Importance (I) of the Event
The importance of the event is relative only to other events in the same
individual's life, and not relative to events in other people's lives. It is mea-
sured by the amount of thought-cell activity-- which is indicated by the birth-
chart (A) and the conditioning (B) since birth as well as influenced by this
and other progressed aspects (D)-- as modified by the resistance of environ-
ment (E) to the particular planetary (P) types of thought-cell activity opera-
tive.
We have learned from our Case History Studies of the events at-
tracted under the same progressed aspects in almost identical charts,
that the volume of thought-cell energy mapped by a planet occupying
the same position and having exactly the same aspects in different birth-
charts, may be widely unequal. After all, an insect, a dog and an Aus-
tralian Bushman may all have birth-charts practically identical with that
of an American statesman; and no one can tell merely by looking at one
of these charts whether it belongs to an insect, a dog or a man. In order
to judge the volume of thought-cell activity mapped by each planet in
the chart, and the importance, viewed from the standpoint of society, of
the events which will be attracted by the progressed aspects to these
planets, it is necessary to know the evolutionary level (G) of the crea-
ture or person whose thought- cell relations are thus mapped. In the life
of the insect, the dog and the Australian Bushman mentioned, the
thought-cell activity and the events attracted by them will be parallel to
those in the life of the statesman only if proper allowance be made for
evolutionary level and environment.
This means in practical astrological work that one chart cannot be
weighed against another relative to the amount of ability or the impor-
tance of the events that it indicates, unless the evolutionary level of the
individuals are known. The volume of thought-cell activity of each of
the ten different planetary types is accurately mapped relative to the
total thought-cell activity which the individual possesses. But another
individual with a similar chart may possess a total thought-cell activity
far greater, and which in terms of importance to society, will carry him
many times as far.
Nor can we gauge from the power of the progressed aspect alone
how important even to the individual the events attracted will be. People
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at times get into ruts-- conditioned to be fixed in certain respects-- so
thoroughly that only the most powerful progressed aspects give them
thought-cell activity enough to blast them out. Other people become
conditioned to be in a persistent state of flux relative to some one or
more department of their lives, and almost any progressed aspect gives
thought-cell activity enough to bring an event of some significance bear-
ing on these affairs. All of which means that to judge the importance of
the event, in addition to the progressed aspect itself, those other four
factors which I have indicated on the Astro-Physical Interaction Dia-
gram by the letters A, B, D and E must be given due consideration.
The Benefit (F) of the Event
Harmonious thought-cells work to bring into the life behavior and events
which are beneficial to the individual and discordant thought-cells work to
bring into the life behavior and events which are detrimental to him. So far as
the planetary energies are concerned, those planets which are in trine, sextile,
or semi-sextile map harmonious conditions; those planets which are in
opposition, square, sesquisquare and semi-square map discordant conditions;
and those planets which are conjunction, parallel and inconjunct map condi-
tions which depend on the planets forming the aspect to determine whether
harmonious or discordant.
In judging the harmony or discord of thought-cells when influenced
by a progressed aspect, however, the progressed aspect is not the only
astrological influence that must receive due consideration. The pro-
gressed aspect merely modifies temporarily the harmony or discord of
the thought-cells mapped by the same planets in the birth-chart. There-
fore, to get a true picture, the various aspects of these two planets in the
birth-chart (A) must first be appraised in relation to harmony or dis-
cord. If one of the planets involved in the progressed aspect is heavily
aspected in the birth-chart, almost any progressed aspect in which it is
involved will tend to attract in some measure the type of event indi-
cated by the keyword of the birth-chart aspect.
We have made some statistical research on this matter, but much
more needs to be done. So far as we have gone the indications are that
about the same benefit may be expected when the two planets in the
birth-chart are in a given discordant aspect, but form a given harmoni-
ous aspect by progression, as when they are in the same harmonious
aspect in the birth-chart and form the same discordant aspect by pro-
gression. However, in the birth-chart a planet may have a number of
heavy aspects all of which are either discordant or harmonious, and
have only one progressed aspect which is opposite in tendency. In this
case the approximate 50-5o relation between the influence of birth-chart
and progressed aspect to indicate harmony or discord is upset, and the
events tend strongly in the direction of the more powerful birth-chart
harmony or discord.
In the appraisal of the astrological influence operative, the key-
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words of the aspects the planets involved in the progressed aspect make
in the chart of birth, especially the keyword of the most powerful as-
pect, often can be combined to advantage with the keyword of the pro-
gressed aspect formed. The event will tend to take on the characteristic
of the keyword of the aspect which at the time most influences the
thought-cells. The degrees in the table below indicate how far apart each
of the ten aspects is when perfect.
Conjunction, 0°, expresses through PROMINENCE.
Semi-Sextile, 30°, expresses through GROWTH.
Sextile, 60°, expresses through OPPORTUNITY.
Square, 90°, expresses through OBSTACLES.
Trine, 120°, expresses through LUCK.
Inconjunct, 150°, expresses through EXPANSION.
Semi-Square, 45°, expresses through FRICTION.
Opposition, 180°, expresses through SEPARATION.
Sesqui-Square, 135°, expresses through AGITATION.
Parallel, 0°, declination, expresses through INTENSITY.
However, astrological energies are by no means the only influences
which determine the harmony or discord of the thought- cells and what
they desire to bring to pass. The habit-systems (B) formed for express-
ing thought-cell activities of a given planetary type may be even more
powerful to influence how much good fortune or misfortune an indi-
vidual will experience under a given progressed aspect. Even when the
birth-chart aspects to both planets involved in a given progressed as-
pect in different people's charts are similar, often the amount of benefit
or harm widely varies. If the progressed aspect is discordant, one per-
son may have a difficult time but overcome the difficulty and through
the experience markedly gain in some manner, while another may have
a difficult time and suffer permanent loss. As revealed by Case History
studies of similar birth-charts and the events which occurred when the
same progressed aspect was operative, the manner in which the thought-
cells are conditioned to express is tremendously important relative to
the amount of benefit or detriment the individual receives from the
events attracted by progressed aspects.
While the birth-chart (A) thought-cell harmony or discord should
be used as a starting point, conditioning (B) is fully as effective as the
progressed aspect in determining how fortunate or unfortunate the event
will be. The environment (E) also may have a powerful influence; and if
there is another heavier progressed aspect (D) operative, it may have
more power than the progressed aspect under consideration to deter-
mine the fortune of the event.
The Three Factors Somewhat Under the Individual's Control --
Seven factors are shown on the Astro-Physical Interaction Diagram, each
of which may play a significant part in determining the specific event
which comes into the life. Yet one, Effort at Control Based on Knowl-
edge of Progressed Aspects, can only play a significant part through
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altering one of the three factors involved in every event: the planetary
energy received by the thought-cells, the desires of the thought-cells,
and the environment. The planetary energies reaching the thought-cells,
which operate indirectly, can be manipulated through Rallying Forces.
The thought-cells can further be trained through conditioning (13). And
the physical environment (E) can be manipulated.
But whether deliberate effort at control is attempted or not, both
(B) and (E) commonly play significant parts. Not only in reference to
the house rulership of the event attracted, and its specific nature, but
also relative to its importance (I) and its fortune (F) or misfortune.
To illustrate what is meant, turn from the Astro-Physical Interac-
tion Diagram to diagrams 2, 3, 4, and 5. These diagrams indicate the
possible influence over the event which happens of either conditioning
(B) or environment (E).
Diagram 2. Physical Resistance Equal to Thought-Cell Activity.
In reference either to the importance (I) or the fortune (F) of the
event attracted under a given progressed aspect, let us first look at dia-
gram 2. We do not have such instances in our files, but theoretically if a
represents the maximum influence exerted by a progressed aspect of
the Sun, and b represents an equal environmental (E) resistance, or an
equal amount of opposite conditioning (B), at the time, nothing of con-
sequence will happen. That is ac minus be equals o.
We do have the charts of those residing rather permanently on
Alcatraz, however. When there is a strong progressed aspect to the ruler
of the ninth house, which under different environmental (E) circum-
stances would signify a long journey, no such journey is taken. Yet we
have been unable to learn the possible influence of religion in the life at
the time, and thus cannot be positive no ninth house event has taken
place. Furthermore, even on Alcatraz an event affecting the individual
importantly at the time, but related to one of the other houses governed,
by one of the planets making the aspect, may take place.
Now if we let a represent the normal harmony to be expected from
a given favorable aspect, and b an equal environment (E) resistance to
harmony, or an equal amount of discordant condition (B), the normal
harmony would be cancelled out by the environmental or conditioned
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discord, and the event attracted would not prove beneficial. That is,
again ac minus bc equals o.
Diagram 3. Physical Facility Equal to Thought-Cell Activity.
Now in reference to both the importance (I) and the fortune (F) of
the event attracted under a given progressed aspect, let us look at dia-
gram 3. If a represents the maximum influence exerted by a progressed
aspect of the Sun, and b represents an equal environmental (E) or condi-
tioned (B) pull in the same direction at the time, the event which will
happen will be twice as important as would be expected if the environ-
ment and the conditioning were normal. That is, ac plus bc equals 2ac.
Apparently to people within certain age limits at the present time,
while World War II is raging, a progressed aspect of Mars thus attracts
an event of double, or even treble, the importance that it would have
attracted in normal times. And the facilities of environment to cause
business disruption have enabled progressed aspects to the planets rul-
ing their business to bring to automobile dealers and those in other lines
suppressed by war requirements, events more than double in impor-
tance to those normally to be expected.
Furthermore, we all know people who have become so conditioned
to express in anger that the event they attract under almost any aspect
to Mars is out of proportion to what might normally be expected from
the birth-chart and progressed aspect; and other people conditioned so
strongly to self-pity, that through their despondency they attract under
almost any aspect to Saturn events quite out of proportion to that which
normally would be indicated by the birth-chart and progressed aspect.
Nor is the importance of the event all that often is doubled or trebled
by the demands of the war. Under a progressed aspect to Mars that
under normal conditions would have amounted to a slight cut or burn,
many a brave soldier now gives up his life in battle. Under a progressed
aspect affecting the business that in normal times would bring merely
an annoyance, now many a business man must turn his attention to
something else and take a disastrous financial loss. That is, the environ-
mental (E) facilities for discord are such that the misfortune attracted
under a discordant progressed aspect is greatly increased.
And in the lives of those most of us know who have become condi-
tioned to express anger and violence, a progressed aspect to Mars not
only tends to bring events of exaggerated importance, but of exagger-
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ated affliction; and in the lives of those who have conditioned them-
selves by self-pity, a progressed aspect to Saturn not only brings condi-
tions into the life more important than normally is to be expected, but
conditions more detrimental.
Diagram 4. Physical Resistance Equal to Half Thought-Cell Activity.
Again in reference to both the importance (I) and the fortune (F) of
the event attracted under a given progressed aspect, let us look at dia-
gram 4. If a represents the maximum influence exerted by a progressed
aspect of the Sun, and b represents half as much environmental (E) or
conditioned (B) pull in the opposite direction at the time, the event which
will happen at the time will be half as important as would be expected if
the environment at the time, and the conditioning, were normal. That
is, ac minus be equals ½ ac.
In the years immediately following 1929 while the depression was
so severe, there were many instances in which an aspect favorably af-
fecting the second house merely enabled the individual to continue at
the salary he had been receiving, when under normal environmental
conditions it could safely have been predicted he would have had his
salary markedly increased. And there are many instances that come to
the notice of the astrologer in which, because the individual has devel-
oped a habit system in his thought-cells that resists change of any kind,
nearly all the events are only about one-hall as important as otherwise
could be expected.
And what has been said of the importance of events, can also be
said of their fortune (F). The individual who got only half as much sal-
ary as under the same progressed aspect he would have received under
normal environmental conditions (E); or who in normal times got only
half as much salary as would have been expected had it not been that
for years he had conditioned his money thought-cells to feel inferior,
and to work to thwart any increase in pay; has been thus influenced due
either to environment or conditioning.
Diagram 5. Physical Facility Equal to Half Thought-Cell Activity.
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Finally in reference to both the importance (I) and the fortune (F) of
the event attracted under a given progressed aspect, let us look at dia-
gram 5. If a represents the maximum influence exerted by a progressed
aspect of the Sun, and b represents half as much environmental (E) or
conditioned (B) pull in the same direction at the time, the event which
will happen at the time will be half again as important as would be
expected if the environment at the time were normal. That is ac plus be
equals 1½ ac.
Those who have been long in astrology will have witnessed many
instances when, through the advice of the astrologer, some person has
either selected an environment favorable to some beneficial aspect, or
has started in on the development of certain trains of thought which
would be of assistance to the aspect, and the event that happened was
at least half again as important as could normally have been expected.
Not only so, but due either to the wise selection of the environ-
ment, or to the deliberately cultivated trains of thought and feeling which
reconditioned otherwise discordant thought-cells, or to both, the event
which happened was at least half again as fortunate as normally could
have been expected.
The Chief Specific Event
When we endeavor to pick the chief event which probably will be
attracted by a given progressed aspect we are dealing with a variety of
alternatives most of which, in the process of analysis, may be eliminated.
As the events which are attracted into the life are the result of thought-
cell activity working on the physical environment, and as the type and
volume of thought-cell activity associated with each of the twelve de-
partments of life at any time represent only a modification of the thought-
cell activity mapped relative to the corresponding house in the chart of
birth, all readings of progressed aspects should start with the three ways
a planet's (P) influence in some measure affects the life, and then immedi-
ately consider the birth-chart (A); and only such events should be ex-
pected as the birth-chart indicates to be probable during the life.
Then as the birth-chart thought-cell activity is modified in its trend,
in its volume, and in its harmony or discord, by events after birth, as
much as possible should be learned how previous progressed aspects
have influenced the life and what the individual's experiences (B) have
been to date.
As what comes into the life is not due merely to thought-cell activ-
ity, but to the interaction between physical environment and thought-
cell activity, also as much as possible should be learned about the physi-
cal conditions (E) surrounding the individual.
With these factors in mind an approach may be made to judging
the significance of the progressed aspects which are releasing energy.
Of these, the most powerful progressed aspect (D) releasing energy at
the time will tend to dominate the period, and probably influence the
fortune or misfortune of the events attracted by less powerful aspects
during the same period of life.
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We know that the chief event must relate to one of the departments
of life mapped by a house in the birth-chart whose ruling planet is mak-
ing a progressed aspect. Which department of life, and which one of the
several things belonging to that department of life, will thus chiefly be
affected depends not merely on the planets involved in the aspect, but
also on those factors I have designated as A, B, D and E on the Astro-
Physical Interaction Diagram. The things thus ruled by each house
which, if the other factors indicate it, may be affected are:
First House:
The physical body and its health, the quality of the personal
magnetism, the temperament and disposition, and purely per-
sonal changes.
Second House:
Money and other personal possessions.
Third House:
Brethren, private thoughts and studies, education, neighbors,
writing, including correspondence, short journeys. -
Fourth House:
The home, hotels, restaurants, the father, real estate, mining,
crops on the ground, and the condition at the end of life.
Fifth House:
Pleasures, love affairs, speculation, stocks and bonds, children
and entertainment.
Sixth House:
Labor, the condition under which work is done, tenants, foods,
small animals, employees, and the quality of their services, and
illness.
Seventh House:
Marriage, partnership, the attitude of those met in public, open
enemies, competitors and law suits.
Eighth House:
Gifts and legacies, the public's money, ability of those owing
one money to pay, death and the influence of those dead.
Ninth House:
Teaching, publishing, advertising, lecturing, long journeys, re-
ligion and the court.
Tenth House:
Honor, business, credit, profession and superiors.
Eleventh House:
Friends, hopes and wishes.
Twelfth House:
Crime, sorrows, disappointments, restrictions, hidden enemies,
large animals, unseen forces and astral entities.
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Then as what comes into the life under the progressed aspect being
appraised is due to thought-cell activity exerting pressure upon, and
receiving stimulation from, the physical environment, both the conscious
thinking thus encouraged and the environmental factors involved are
significant of the events which result. This is tremendously important;
for if the trend of the conscious thinking and the environmental factors
are deliberately changed, the events which transpire will be markedly
different.
The System to be Followed in Judging Progressed Aspects
In selecting the most probable events, after starting with the three things
which are always affected in some measure by a progressed aspect to each of
the planets involved, our next step should be to make an appraisal of the
events which the birth-chart indicates as probable during the individual's life.
Moving on from this appraisal we may consider the alternative ways
in which the behavior may be affected by the thoughts stimulated, and the
alternative factors of the environment- which may contribute importantly to
the event. And should the birth-chart together with the progressed aspects
indicate probable health difficulties, the more common alternative diseases
for which the planets involved in the progressed aspect are the constants
should be given consideration.
Sun:
Any progressed aspect of the Sun affects the vitality, the sig-
nificance, and the authority.
The behavior is influenced by thoughts of pride, firmness, ap-
probation, conscientiousness or self-esteem.
The influencing environmental factor may be gold, the gov-
ernment, politics, persons of authority, persons of the male sex,
or an employer.
When health difficulties are indicated, heart trouble, high blood
pressure, infantile paralysis, pneumonia, or diseases of the
spine may be threatened if the other astrological constants pre-
dispose toward it.
Moon:
Any progressed aspect of the Moon affects the mental attitude,
the domestic life, and the everyday affairs.
The behavior is influenced by thoughts of the domestic life,
women, the offspring, the weak and helpless, or of music.
The influencing environmental factor may be silver, liquids,
the common people, commodities, hotels, the home, food, the
female sex, or rhythmic music.
When health difficulties are indicated, dropsy, stomach trouble,
mental complaints, or afflictions to the eye or ear may be threat-
ened if the other astrological constants predispose toward it.
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Mercury:
Any progressed aspect of Mercury affects the mental interests,
the facility or accuracy of expression, and increases the cere-
bral activity.
The behavior is influenced by thoughts about time, written or
verbal expression, calculation, travel, the recognition of size,
weight, form and color, or the solution of perplexities.
The influencing environmental factor may be books, railroads,
vehicles of travel, periodicals, telephone, telegraph, agents, or
people who are literary or studious.
When health difficulties are indicated, nervousness, neuritis,
neuralgia, sciatica, hay fever, asthma, mental trouble, or some
bowel complaint may be threatened if the other astrological
constants predispose toward it.
Venus:
Any progressed aspect of Venus affects the emotions, the so-
cial relations, and the artistic appreciation.
The behavior is influenced by thoughts of affection, friendship,
beauty, art, mirth, conjugality, or inhabitiveness.
The influencing environmental factor may be flowers, an ar-
tistic object, dancing, wearing apparel, fancy goods,
confectionary, pastry, -toilet articles, jewelry, harmonious mu-
sic, or people of a social turn.
When health difficulties are indicated, trouble with the kid-
neys, skin, veins, venous blood stream, thyroid gland, female
organs or the so-called social diseases may be threatened if the
other astrological constants predispose toward it.
Mars:
Any progressed aspect of Mars brings strife, haste, and in-
creased expenditure of energy.
The behavior is influenced by thoughts of construction, destruc-
tion, initiative, aggression, combat, sex, eating, or drinking.
The influencing environmental factor may be war, soldiers, sur-
geons, mechanics, cooks, machinery, steel, implements of con-
struction or destruction, or intoxicating drink.
When health difficulties are indicated, an operation, accident,
infection, inflammation, burn, or blood poison, rheumatism,
kidney trouble, urinary complaint, or contagious disease such
as smallpox, influenza, measles, pneumonia, scarlet fever, in-
fantile paralysis, or chicken-pox, may be threatened if the other
astrological constants predispose toward it.
Jupiter:
Any progressed aspect of Jupiter affects the individual through
abundance, increased optimism, and joviality.
The behavior is influenced by thoughts of benevolence, ven-
eration, hope, devotion, selling, good-will and generosity.
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The influencing environmental factor may be merchandise,
ships, judges, church, clergymen, bankers or professional men
of some kind, or persons of wealth.
When health difficulties are indicated there is always an over
abundance of something, and the ketosis type of acidosis, dia-
betes, liver trouble, biliousness, catarrh, auto-intoxication, car-
buncles, or a fatty tumor may threaten if the other astrological
constants predispose toward it.
Saturn:
Any progressed aspect of Saturn brings work, responsibility,
and economy or loss.
The behavior is influenced by thoughts of safety, secrecy, ac-
quisitiveness, covetousness, buying, trading, casualty, compari-
son, worry, fear, greed, selfishness system, order, or persistence.
The influencing environmental factor may be basic utilities such
as minerals, hay, grain, coal and building material, or mines,
real estate, the land, the weather, business methods, sedate
people or elderly people.
When health difficulties are indicated, there is always a defi-
ciency, and cancer, fibrous tumor, acidosis, tuberculosis, pella-
gra, atrophy or constipation may threaten if the other astro-
logical constants predispose toward it.
Uranus:
Any progressed aspect of Uranus affects through something
sudden, through a human agency, and brings change into the
life.
The behavior is influenced by thoughts of independence, origi-
nality, inventions, the unconventional, methods unusual, or
methods quite new.
The influencing environmental factor may be inventions, au-
tomobiles, electricity, late mechanical devices, antiques, astrol-
ogy, the occult, orators, lawyers, electricians, astrologers, or
psychologists.
When health difficulties are indicated paralysis, appendicitis,
arthritis, infantile paralysis or nervous disorders may be threat-
ened if the other astrological constants predispose toward it.
Neptune:
Any progressed aspect of Neptune increases the imagination,
increases the sensitivity, and attracts schemes.
The behavior is influenced by wishful thinking, fantasy think-
ing, day-dreaming, apprehension, idealistic visions, living in
the imagination, or by thoughts of easy wealth, or promotion.
The influencing environmental factor may be a promoter, a
confidence man, a colonizing scheme, a scheme requiring in-
corporation or profit-sharing of a number of people, feeling
extra-sensory perception, oil, gas, drugs, the drama, moving
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pictures, aviation, mediums, mystics, psychic people or a psy-
chic energy.
When health difficulties are indicated, there is a negativeness
which encourages invasion by bacteria and to the formation of
moist pockets of infection which may be quite hidden, and
poisoning, or psychic difficulty due to negativeness or over-
sensitiveness, may threaten if the other astrological constants
predispose toward it.
Pluto:
Any progressed aspect of Pluto affects through groups, through
subtle force, and brings coercion or co-operation.
The behavior is influenced by thoughts of groups, statistics,
inner-plane conditions, drastic events, the inside of things, gang
methods, co-operation, coercion, or universal welfare.
The influencing environmental factor may be the radio, televi-
sion, chemistry, inner-plane forces, intellectual or feeling ex-
trasensory perception, racketeers, gangsters, the coercive
thoughts of others, or highly spiritual people working for the
benefit of society.
When health difficulties are indicated, there is a high degree
of sensitiveness which encourages invasion by other organ-
isms, and hives, hay fever, asthma or psychic control by an-
other entity may threaten if the other astrological constants
predispose toward it.
Eliminating Less Probable Events
Events and conditions which the birth-chart (A) show to be improbable in the
individual's life will enable us to eliminate some of the many alternatives
listed under the aspect, planets and houses involved. Knowledge of the
individual's past experiences will indicate the habit-systems (B) which the
thought-cells have formed for their usual expression and this will enable us
to eliminate other alternatives which depart too markedly from these habit-
systems. Knowledge of the individual's environment (E) will indicate there
are facilities for some of the alternative events, and great resistance to others.
This will enable us to eliminate those for which the environment affords little
or no opportunity.
The keyword of the most powerful birth-chart aspect to one of the
planets involved, as modified or dominated by the keyword of the pro-
gressed aspect, will indicate something of the nature of the event and
will permit still more elimination to be made, until we have left a spe-
cific (S) event or events characteristic of one or more of the planets in-
volved in the aspect, belonging to one of the houses these planets rule,
and whose nature is further described by the keyword of an aspect. In
other words, through relating the factors designated as A, B, D and E to
a combination of the nature of the aspect and the things indicated by
the houses involved and the things characteristic of the planets making
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the progressed aspect, it often is possible to predetermine the specific
(S) event.
Yet we should recognize that thus starting with the three things af-
fected by each of the two planets (P) involved in the progressed aspect,
and next making an appraisal of birth-chart (A) thought-cell activity, as
we move through the department of life (H) most affected, the impor-
tance (I) of the event, and the fortune (F) of the event, to the specific (S)
event, more and more must we depend on how the individual has been
conditioned (B), and what his environment (E) is, to determine what will
happen. Also, which is tremendously important, and justifies whatever
work is necessary to become familiar with progressed aspects, the farther
removed from (P) toward (S) we thus move, the less effort the individual
must make to change the event in the direction of his choice.
Statistical Aids in Selecting the Specific Event
The Brotherhood of Light Astrological Research Department has not
yet made a statistical study of the progressed aspects present when all
significant events of human life occur. But in addition to the seven dif-
ferent diseases, and length of life, so far analyzed in preparing the book,
Disease and its Stellar Treatment, it has thus analyzed, from 2,000 timed
birth-charts with the progressed positions of the planets, Asc. and M.C.
around the outside of the charts for the time of the event, 20 different
important events, analyzing thus 100 charts for each event. These 20
events were selected not only as those commonly important in life, but
through one or more being under the ruler- ship of each of the twelve
houses, as also typical of events affecting each of the twelve depart-
ments of life.
The tables, analyses, deductions and the Progressed Constants of
each of these 20 different events will be found in the book, When And
What Events Will Happen. Our subsequent experience with the Progressed
Constants derived from these analyses of the progressed aspects at the
time a given event entered 100 different lives, convinces us they are
quite reliable, and that the percentages thus obtained will be changed
but slightly by employing a much larger number of charts. These Pro-
gressed Constants, therefore, are a valuable aid not only in eliminating
events for which the Progressed Constants are not present, but in se-
lecting the most probable event to be attracted under a given progressed
aspect.
It can be relied upon that the Progressed Constants of the event or
the disease will be present in anyone's chart at the time the event enters
his life or the disease develops. But this certainly does NOT mean that
because the Progressed Constants are present a given individual will
experience the event. As a matter of fact, at different times in their lives
all have the Progressed Constants of various diseases and various events
which they then do not experience, and often never experience. In addi-
tion to the Progressed Constant, those that do experience the given dis-
ease or event, have at birth (A) the Predisposition, and at the time also
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have been conditioned (B), have other progressed aspects (D), or are in
a physical environment (E), or perhaps all three of these, so that facili-
ties for the given event are present.
Physical Environment
Probably little need be said about (E) more than has already been mentioned
as the alternative influencing environmental factors under the heading of
each planet. It should be apparent that a farmer with growing crops has
environmental facilities for being influenced by Saturn through the weather,
that if an individual has no money or property the facilities for financial loss
under an affliction to the ruler of the second house are much less than if he
has money invested in some business or speculation, that the individual
following a hazardous occupation provides facilities for Mars energies to
attract accident, that a person handling drugs or chemicals affords facilities
for afflictions to Neptune to attract poisoning, that one who writes or signs
papers affords facilities for the Mercury thought-cells to attract events, or that
contact with an astrologer or psychologist affords facilities for some of the
events that the Uranus thought-cells may attract.
As previously implied, in time of a world war almost any little pro-
gressed aspect to Mars may take the individual into military service,
and the progressed afflictions need not be powerful to get him killed.
And in time of a national business boom, the man in business may make
more money under progressed aspects which are somewhat discordant,
than in time of a national business depression he is able to make under
the most highly harmonious progressed aspects. These conclusions are
not theoretical; but derived from a study of people's progressed aspects
during both World War I and World War II, and during the business
boom period climaxing in 1929, and in the depression period that fol-
lowed November, 1929.
Furthermore, if an individual is already married, the environmen-
tal facilities oppose another marriage, whatever the progressed aspects
may be, until he has first obtained a divorce. If he is not married, the
facilities for a divorce are lacking. If his parents are dead, no progressed
aspect can bring the death of a parent.
Conditioning
A great deal needs to be said about conditioning (B), for through deliberate
conditioning the thought-cells can be taught to express in much more fortu-
nate events. But in this place I will speak only of age and education. How
best to handle progressed aspects must be reserved for the next chapter.
A progressed aspect that will bring marriage to a 19-year old un-
married girl will not bring marriage to a 5-year old girl. A progressed
aspect that will attract to a man of 25 an aviation pilot's job will not
attract it to a man of 65.
No progressed aspect will bring an editor's job to an illiterate. Nor
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will it bring a man with no previous training a job as a skilled mechanic.
Opportunities often are open to people at the time they have progressed
aspects which are favorable, but for which they have not the background
of experience, education or training. Or a man may be otherwise quali-
fied but be a drunkard, have a record of quarrelsomeness, or have had
illness which incapacitates him.
His Sun thought-cells may have been conditioned toward making
him egotistical and overbearing, or toward making him a good execu-
tive; his Moon thought-cells may have been conditioned toward mental
and emotional instability, or toward a liking for common people and
caring for the weak; his Mercury thought-cells may have been condi-
tioned toward voluble but unimportant conversation'or toward gain-
ing knowledge; his Venus thought-cells may have been conditioned to-
ward undue interest in the opposite sex and pleasure or toward good
taste and appreciation of art; his Mars thought-cells may have been con-
ditioned toward accident and strife, or toward constructive effort; his
Jupiter thought-cells may have been conditioned toward self-indulgence
and extravagance or toward religion and good will; his Saturn thought-
cells may have been conditioned toward worry and self-pity or toward
system and organization; his Uranus thought-cells may have been con-
ditioned toward radicalism or toward inventiveness; his Neptune
thought-cells may have been conditioned toward wishful thinking or
constructive imagination; his Pluto thought-cells may have been condi-
tioned toward being coerced by others, or toward co-operation with
group activity.
In some small degree, at least, everyone's experiences have encour-
aged each of the ten types of thought-cells to express in one of the direc-
tions indicated more than is signified alone by the birth-chart aspects of
the planets; and their habit-systems so formed help determine the behavior
and the event which is attracted under any given progressed aspect.