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Chapter 3
Major Progressions Of The Moon
OTHER than that a progressed planet carries with it only one-half the power
(astrodynes) it had at birth, the influence is the same whether the planet under
consideration is a birth chart planet receiving the aspect of a progressed planet or is a
progressed planet making an aspect to a birth chart planet or to another progressed
planet. Therefore, instead of repeating the phrase, "making an aspect to or receiving
an aspect from", when a planet makes or receives an aspect, we merely say it is
involved in the aspect.
Each planet maps, both in the birth chart and by progression, a particular type of
inner-plane weather. This type of inner-plane weather influences the desires of the
thought-cells in a manner characteristic of the planet mapping it. Thus from each
planet involved in a progressed aspect we may expect the thought-cells to use
whatever psychokinetic power they gain from the aspect to try to bring into the life
conditions and events characteristic of the planet.
Aside from the type of inner-plane weather indicated by the planets involved in the
aspect, each aspect indicates weather that is favorable or unfavorable, or that has a
special trend, which is distinctive of the aspect mapping it. This distinctive trend is
indicated by the key-word of the aspect as given in lesson No. 87.
The inner-plane weather indicated by a progressed aspect chiefly influences the
thought-cells mapped by the birth chart houses containing the terminals of the
progressed aspect and the houses of the birth chart ruled by the planets involved. As
the thought-cells mapped by a house relate to a definite department of life, the houses
involved show the departments of life chiefly influenced by the progressed aspect.
Progressed Aspects Involving the Sun
--Any progressed aspect involving the Sun affects the vitality, the significance, and
the authority.
The thought-cells in the astral form mapped or ruled by the Sun are chiefly composed
of thought-elements of the type which relate to the persistence and significance of the
Individual.
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They express as the Power Urges, map the most deep seated traits of character, are
particularly important in giving power to exercise authority over others, as indicating
the relations with men in general, and as being the rulers of the electrical energies
which give vitality. They not only denote the ability to exercise power over others,
but the ability to get the esteem and confidence of those who exercise such authority.
Power and energy are not the same thing. Energy must be effectively directed to
become power. Ability to dominate conditions through persistently directed desire,
or will-power, resides primarily in the Individuality, or Sun dynamic structure, of the
astral body.
Progressed aspects involving the Sun are very important because the activity of the
Power thought-cells so largely determines the Individual's power. They indicate his
ability to get along with those in authority, and his own estimation of himself or the
esteem in which others hold him. He only gets honors when there is a progressed
aspect involving the Sun.
Progressed Aspects Involving the Moon
--Any progressed aspect involving the Moon affects the mental attitude, the
domestic life, and the everyday affairs.
The thought-cells in the astral form mapped or ruled by the Moon are chiefly
composed of thought-elements of the type which relate to the unconscious mind and
the domestic life.
They express as the Domestic Urges, map the most open and receptive avenues to the
unconscious mind, are particularly important as affecting the moods, the domestic
life, the relations with the common people, the relations with women in general, and
as being the rulers of the magnetic energy which influences the strength of the
physical constitution and therefore the health.
The major progressed Moon moves through all twelve houses and makes all possible
aspects to the other planets in 27.3 years. Because its thought-cells are so open an
avenue for energy, its passage through each house in turn, averaging less than two
and a half years, tends to bring the things signified by the department of life ruled by
the house it is in at the time to the fore.
In some manner the popularity is apt to be affected by aspects involving the Moon.
As it relates to the Mentality, the temporary mood is indicated by the planet to which
it makes a progressed aspect.
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Progressed Aspects Involving Mercury
--Any progressed aspect involving Mercury affects the mental interests, the facility
or accuracy of expression, and increases the cerebral activity.
The thought-cells in the astral form mapped or ruled by Mercury are chiefly
composed of thought-elements of the type which relate to perception and intellectual
effort.
They express as the Intellectual Urges. Mercury is the messenger. The planet with
which it is involved in a progressed aspect influences the trend of thinking; and the
departments of life mapped by the houses occupied by Mercury and the other planet
involved in the aspect tend to become subjects of thought. Thus an aspect with Venus
turns the thoughts toward mirth, an aspect with Mars turns the thoughts toward strife,
an aspect with Jupiter turns the thoughts toward optimism and expansion, and an
aspect with Saturn turns the thoughts to serious matters, to caution and to security.
While discordant progressed aspects involving Mercury are operative there is a
tendency to attract misfortune through errors, which may be those of the person
experiencing the aspect, or of others with
whom he is dealing. Clerical errors, mistakes in addressing letters, mistakes in
making change, documents purposely or by error wrongly worded, and saying the
wrong thing, are common difficulties that arise.
Harmonious progressed aspects involving Mercury, on the other hand, give facility
in writing and talking, and comparative freedom from error. They also favor travel;
although there must be a progressed aspect involving the ruler of the third house for a
short journey, and a progressed aspect involving the ruler of the ninth house for a
long journey.
Progressed Aspects Involving Venus
--Any progressed aspect involving Venus affects the emotions, the social relations,
and the artistic appreciation.
The thought-cells in the astral form mapped or ruled by Venus are chiefly composed
of thought-elements of the type which relate to feeling.
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They express through the Social Urges, and the things they attract come into the life
through social relations. There may be an attraction to music, dancing, art or other
common avenue by which the emotions are given expression; or the emotional
nature may merely become more sensitive to such contacts as already have been
established. Neither a love affair nor marriage can be expected unless the ruler of the
fifth or the ruler of the seventh is involved in a major progressed aspect; but a
progressed aspect involving Venus has a definite influence upon such affectional
matters as are present.
If Venus is involved in a discordant progressed aspect, not only will there be a
tendency for misunderstandings to develop, but the individual inclines to be
unusually sensitive to imaginary slights or opposition. If he can realize this and train
himself to overlook discord he will fare much better.
When Venus is involved in a harmonious progressed aspect, affectional matters
move forward smoothly, and the attitude tends to be buoyant and pleasure-seeking,
attracting many happy occasions and joyous expressions. Venus inner-plane weather
influences about one-fourth of all the good fortune experienced by mankind.
Progressed Aspects Involving Mars
--Any progressed aspect involving Mars brings strife, haste and increased
expenditure of energy.
The thought-cells in the astral form mapped or ruled by Mars are chiefly composed of
thought-elements of the type which relate to energy.
They express through the Aggressive Urges. Whether the psychokinetic energy
attracts infection, accident or combat, is diverted into mental creation, healing and
surgery, into mechanical work, or into the building of something depends on whether
the thought-cells given activity are discordant or harmonious. Only in so far as it can
be controlled is Mars energy beneficial; and even under the most favorable aspects
what is gained is at the expense of initiative and strife. One must fight for any
advantage Mars brings.
Mars is a social planet, and while its aspects are effective conflicts with others tend to
develop. The individual feels less submissive, and is more active and aggressive than
usual. If the aspect is favorable, it gives him the ability to win his objective in spite of
opposition. But if the aspect is unfavorable he suffers severely from the antagonism
of others.
Mars is also the mechanical planet, and its progressed aspects affect the relations
with machines, with sharp instruments, and the various agencies which may cause
accidental injury. Machines give trouble under adverse aspects involving Mars, and
surgical operations and accidents take place only while some major progressed
aspect involving Mars is present.
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Haste is often a contributing factor to such accidents. Impulse and over-exertion are
Mars tendencies, and fevers and infection are attracted only while there is a
progressed aspect involving Mars. Mars inner-plane weather influences about
one-fourth of all the trouble experienced by mankind. Under Mars inner-plane
weather cultivate patience and take it easy.
Progressed Aspects Involving Jupiter
--Any progressed aspect involving Jupiter affects the individual through
abundance, increased optimism, and joviality.
The thought-cells in the astral form mapped or ruled by Jupiter are chiefly composed
of thought-elements of the type which relate to good-fellowship.
They express through the Religious Urges, and the things they attract into the life are
not derived from work and hardship, but from good-fellowship and patronage.
Jupiter is the salesmanship planet, and the things attracted by its thought-cells are
derived chiefly from the benevolence and good will of others. They give an optimism
which tends toward expansion, and they incline toward thoughts of religion and
business. Jupiter is a business planet, and contacts with merchants, bankers, the
clergy, lawyers and doctors are particularly affected by the activity of its
thought-cells.
The most fortunate of planets, its thought-cells use their psychokinetic power to
bring Abundance. Even such afflictions as they bring are due to an excess of
something, such as excess of food, or excessive richness of food which injures the
health, excessive expenditures which affects the finances, over expansion which
affects the credit, or too great generosity, carelessness or extravagance. Jupiter
inner-plane weather influences about one-half of all the good fortune experienced by
mankind.
Progressed Aspects Involving Saturn
--Any progressed aspect involving Saturn brings work, responsibility, and economy
or loss.
The thought-cells in the astral form mapped or ruled by Saturn are chiefly composed
of thought-elements of the type which relate to security.
They express through the Safety Urges, and the things they attract into the life are
derived from responsibility, perseverance, plodding labor, system, organization,
hardship or loss. If the aspect is harmonious the work done is productive of
commensurate gain; but if discordant, there is inadequate recompense for labor
expended.
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Saturn is a business planet, but the method it follows is always restrictive, and thus
the opposite of that employed by Jupiter. His gains are made through economy,
system, order, shrewdness, and taking advantage of the necessity of other persons to
buy at the lowest figure. In selling under progressed aspects involving Saturn the
appeal must be made by means of presenting a bargain; and in buying a harmonious
aspect involving Saturn is the best influence to attract a bargain.
The most unfortunate of planets, its thought-cells use their psychokinetic power to
bring Poverty. The afflictions they bring are due to a lack of something, such as
inadequate diet affecting the health, death or sickness affecting the home, or loss
affecting finances. Saturn inner-plane weather influences about one-half of all the
troubles and losses experienced by mankind. Under Saturn inner-plane weather keep
your chin up and cultivate cheerfulness.
Progressed Aspects Involving Uranus
--Any progressed aspect involving Uranus affects through something sudden,
through a human agency, and brings change into the life.
The thought-cells in the astral form mapped or ruled by Uranus are chiefly composed
of thought-elements of the type which relate to originality.
They express through the Individualistic Urges, and the things they attract into the
life come suddenly, through some human agency, and inaugurate a change which
after they have passed in some manner leaves the life on a higher mental level. They
tend to bring into the life new persons and new conditions, to take out of the life old
associates and old conditions, and to bring new ideas which profoundly affect the
life.
Uranus is the radical planet. He has a code of his own and is utterly indifferent to
convention. Thus unconventional attachments or unconventional views flourish
when his thought-cells are active. More than any other thought-cells they tend to the
formation of sudden strong attachments and the breaking of them. Breaking one
attachment often coincides with forming another. Yet an attachment formed under a
progressed aspect involving Uranus is apt to last only while the aspect is within the
one effective degree of perfect.
Uranus has particular rule over astrology and the occult sciences, although both
Neptune and Pluto incline also to such studies. When the progressed aspect involving
Uranus is a strong one it divides the life as if one chapter had been finished and an
entirely new one commenced. And the instrument by which such changes are
brought about, often as a bolt from a clear sky, is always human. The planet rules the
sign of the Man, and such favors as it brings come through some person attracted by
the activity of its thought-cells, and the misfortunes it attracts are due to some person
exercising an undue influence over the life, or through some person's carelessness.
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New inventions, and gadgets requiring electricity such as automobiles and radio sets,
tend to get out of order under discordant progressed aspects involving this planet.
And a peculiar thing about any of the events attracted by its thought-cells is that no
matter how favorable they are there is also some small loss, and no matter how
unfavorable they are, they are accompanied by some small gain.
Progressed Aspects Involving Neptune
--Any progressed aspect involving Neptune increases the imagination, increases the
sensitivity, and attracts schemes.
The thought-cells in the astral form mapped or ruled by Neptune are chiefly
composed of thought-elements of the type which relate to idealism.
They express through the Utopian Urges, and the things they attract into the life come
without much effort, for Neptune dislikes hard work. He inclines to negativeness, to
great sensitiveness and to day dreams, rather than to positive action. He also is
unconventional, but less obviously so than Uranus. His thought-cell activity inclines
the mind to advanced views, and to interest in occultism, psychic matters and
astrology. But to make an astrologer other thought-cells must be active enough to
overcome the reluctance of those mapped by Neptune to learn how to handle the
necessary astrological arithmetic.
Harmonious progressed aspects involving Neptune lead to vacations, outings and
unusually pleasant experiences. Often a feeling akin to ecstasy is present. But even
its more favorable aspects have a peculiar separative quality upon affectional
relationships. The separation is not abrupt, as are those occasioned by Uranus, but
quite gradual. Often there is a voluntary renouncement. Yet romantic attachments
also may be formed.
The unfavorable events attracted by Neptune,s discordant thought-cell activity
usually have to do with unrealizable ideals formed by the individual, or to deliberate
promotion schemes fostered to take advantage of him by others. Confidence men are
represented by heavy afflictions involving Neptune; and less heavy afflictions
indicate well-meaning promotion schemes which fail. Relative to the health,
Neptune progressed aspects are present in all cases of poisoning, and by depressing
the secretion of adrenalin and cortin they facilitate infection.
Neptune tends to exaggerate, and that which approaches under its progressed aspects
always seems larger than later it turns out to be, except in those rare cases in which
the individual, without effort, receives some amazing benefit. The big sweepstake
and lottery winnings are almost always under Neptune aspects. But by far the most of
the time big benefits that are promised turn out to be small benefits when realized.
Threatened calamities, that cause vast worry and fear, either fail to arrive or on
arrival are of minor consequence.
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Imagination is active under Neptune thought-cell activity, and projects and plans that
are attracted under discordant aspects tend to fizzle. Even those started under better
aspects yield far less than anticipated. Usually what is promised by Neptune should
be discounted by about 90%.
Progressed Aspects Involving Pluto
--Any progressed aspect involving Pluto affects through groups, through subtle
force, and brings coercion or cooperation.
The thought-cells in the astral form mapped or ruled by Pluto are chiefly composed
of thought-elements of the type which relate to cooperation. The events they attract
are unique in their power to attract the individual to participation in group activity of
some kind which is sure to meet opposition from some other group.
They express through the Universal Welfare Urges, and the things they attract into
the life come through groups. The groups the Pluto thought-cells use their
psychokinetic power to bring into the life may have for purpose some selfish
advantage over others, or to benefit humanity. On its better side Pluto gives the
impulse to work for Universal Welfare. But on its adverse side it tends to gangdom
and racketeers.
It thus behooves an individual when progressed aspects involving Pluto are
powerful, to use discrimination in joining forces with others, either those on the
physical plane or those of the inner world. Under discordant progressed aspects an
individual may become involved with the criminal underworld, be the object of
kidnapers or be used as a tool by invisible racketeers. Yet under more harmonious
progressed aspects there may be opportunity to join hands with others in an effort that
is important for universal good.
No less than Uranus and Neptune, Pluto tends to stimulate interest in occult pursuits;
and particularly has the power to connect up with intelligences on the inner plane.
Under its thought-cell activity the individual may have the opportunity and the desire
to do some spiritual work.
As do progressed aspects involving Uranus or Neptune, progressed aspects
involving Pluto increase the sensitiveness of the nervous system and tend toward
psychic experiences. The individual becomes unusually sensitive to the thoughts of
those on either plane.
Progressed Aspects Involving M.C
--Any progressed aspect involving the M.C. affects the honor, the business and the
publicity.
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The thought-cells in the astral form mapped by the M.C. are chiefly those which act
as amplifiers. Whether the birth chart M.C. or the progressed M.C., their activity
attracts into the life events which influence the public standing. The type of event
thus influencing publicity is determined by the characteristics of the planet involved
in the aspect, and the department of life thus influencing publicity is indicated by the
houses this planet rules. The business or honor also affects the departments of life
indicated by the houses this planet rules.
Progressed Aspects Involving Asc
--Any progressed aspect involving the Asc. affects the health, the personality, and
the personal affairs.
The thought-cells in the astral form mapped by the Asc. are chiefly those which act as
a ground-wire through which the astral energy of the personality reaches the outside
world. Whether the birth chart Asc. or the progressed Asc., their activity has much
significance in matters of health and how the personality affects others who are
brought directly into contact with it; and how the things or people indicated by the
planet involved in the progressed aspect affect the health, the personality, and bring
changes into the personal life.
The planet involved in the progressed aspect determines by its characteristics the
manner in which the health and personality will be influenced, and the houses it rules
indicate the departments of life thus affecting the personality, and affected by the
personality.
Major Progressed Aspects of Moon Attract Only
Sub-Major Events
--Because long observation indicates that on the average a progressed aspect made
by the Moon attracts an event only 1/7 as important as that attracted by a similar
progressed aspect made by one of the other eleven positions, it is customary to
designate major progressed aspects made by the Moon as sub-major progressed
aspects. Progressed aspects made by any of the other eleven positions to birth chart
Moon, however, are on the average as powerful to attract events as those made to
other birth chart planets.
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Finding the Motion by Declination of Major,
Minor or Transit Progressed M.C. or Asc.
--The M.C. and Asc. have the same motion by declination that the Sun has when in
the same zodiacal sign, °, and ' and moving through the same number of °s and 's of
zodiacal longitude.
Turn in an ephemeris to the date when the Sun is approximately the same sign, °, and '
of the zodiac occupied by the progressed M.C. or Asc.
Find (a) the daily motion in °s and 's of the Sun on that date by declination.
Find (c) the daily motion in °s and 's of the Sun on that date by zodiacal longitude.
Find (d) the °s and 's the M.C. or Asc. moves by zodiacal longitude on the Map. D.,
MED., or Transit Date, as explained in Chapter 2.
By proportion, multiply (a) by (d) and divide the product by (c). This gives (b). By
logarithms, add log. (a) to log. (d), and from the sum subtract log. (c). This gives log.
(b). (b) thus found is the °s and 's the M.C. or Asc. moves by declination during the
same major, minor or transit progression interval moved by the Sun. It is the daily
motion by declination of the M.C. or Asc. on the Map. D., MED., or Transit Date.
Example 21: In chart 317, what is the motion by declination of major progressed Asc.
on the Map. D. for 1925? The Limiting Date for this chart is Jan. 20, 1920. The Map.
D. for 1925 is July 9, 1920. The progressed Asc. for this Map. D. is 18 Sagittarius 29,
calculated according to the rule given in Chapter 2.
Looking in the ephemeris for the date when the Sun is near 18 Sagittarius 29, on Dec.
10, 1920, we find it 18 Sagittarius 09, with a declination of 22 S 55, and on Dec. 11,
1920, we find it 19 Sagittarius 10, with a declination of 23 S 00. The daily motion by
declination is (a) 5'. The daily motion by zodiacal longitude is (c) 61'.
Now to find (d) we must make the calculation explained in Chapter 2.
In this problem we look at a table of houses for latitude 30 and find that the
difference between the nearest and the next nearest Asc. to 18 Sagittarius 29 is (a)
48'. The difference in the same column between the nearest and the next nearest
M.C. is (c) 60'. The Daily motion of the Sun on the Map. D. (July 9, 1920) is 57'.
Multiplying (a) 48 by (d) 57 gives 2736. Dividing 2736 by (c) 60 gives (b) 46' as the
distance the Asc. moves while the Sun moves its 57' on the Map. D. Thus 46'
becomes (d) of the main problem.
By proportion, multiplying (a) 5 by (d) 46 gives 230. Dividing 230 by (c) 61 gives (b)
4'. By logarithms, adding log. (a) 2.4594 to log. (d) 1.4956 gives 3.9550. Subtracting
log. (c) 1.3730 from 3.9550 gives 2.5820, which is log. of (b) 4'. 4' is thus the daily
motion by declination of major progressed Asc. on the Map. D. for 1925.
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Example 22: In chart 317, what is the motion by declination of major progressed
M.C. on the Map. D. for 1951? The Limiting Date for this chart is Jan. 19, 1920. The
Map. D. for 1951 is Aug. 4,
1920. The progressed M.C. for this Map. D. is 26 Libra 36, calculated according to
the rule given in Chapter 2.
Looking for the date when the Sun is near 26 Libra 36, on Oct. 19, 1920, we find it 25
Libra 48, with a declination of 9 S 58, and on Oct. 20, 1920, we find it 26 Libra 48,
with a declination of 10 S 20. The daily motion by declination is (a) 22'. The daily
motion by zodiacal longitude is (c) 60'.
On the Map. D. (August 4, 1920) the daily motion of the Sun is 57'. As the M.C.
moves at the same rate the Sun moves, the daily motion of the M.C.
(d) is also 57'.
By proportion, multiplying (a) 22 by (d) 57 gives 1254. Dividing 1254 by (c) 60 gives
(b) 21'. By logarithms, adding log. (a) 1.8159 to log. (d) 1.4025 gives 3.2184.
Subtracting log. (c) 1.3802 from 3.2184 gives 1.8382, which is the log. of (b) 21'. 21'
is thus the daily motion by declination of major progressed M.C. on the Map. D. for
1951.
Finding the Calendar Date on Which a Parallel
Aspect Involving Major Progressed M.C. or Asc.
is Perfect
--Find the declination in °s and 's occupied by the progressed M.C. or Asc. on the
Map. D. If the aspect is to a birth chart planet, find its birth chart declination; but if it
involves a progressed planet find the ° and ' of declination occupied by the planet on
the Map. D.
From the daily motion by declination of the M.C. or Asc. on the Map. D., and the
daily motion of the planet by declination on the Map. D., find (a) the gain of the one
on the other in °s and 's. If the aspect is from progressed M.C. or Asc. to a birth chart
position, (a) is the daily motion by declination of M.C. or Asc.
Find (b), the °s and 's the parallel aspect is from perfect on the Map. D.
Then work the problem exactly as if finding the calendar date on which a major
progressed aspect between planets is perfect, as explained in Chapter 2.
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Example 23: Find the date on which in chart 317 progressed Asc. makes the parallel
with Venus p. On Map. D. for 1925 (ephemeris date July 9, 1920) Venus is declination 22 N 58.
On page 66 at the front of this lesson, we found that on this same Map. D. progressed Asc.
is declination 22 S 57. The aspect is thus (b) 1' from perfect on the Map. D. The
ephemeris on July 9, 1920, shows Venus decreasing declination at the rate of 9' per
day. We found in example 21 that the daily motion of the Asc. by declination is 4'. As
Venus is decreasing in declination and Asc. (as shown by Sun when in same zodiacal
degree) is increasing in declination, we add 9' to 4' which gives the daily gain (a) as
13'.
By proportion, multiplying (b) 1 by (c) 12 gives 12. Dividing 12 by (a) 13 gives the
calendar interval (d) as 12/13 months, or 28 days. By logarithms, subtract log. (a)
2.0444 from log. (b) 3.1584, and it gives 1.1140 which is the log. of (d) 1h 51m, or
111m. Dividing 111 by 4 gives 28 days.
Adding this 28 days to January 19, 1925 (for which July 9, 1920, is Map. D.), gives
progressed Asc. parallel Venus p Feb. 17, 1925.
Example 24: Find the date on which in chart 317 progressed M.C. is parallel Uranus
r. Uranus r has declination 10 S 15. On Map. D. for 1951 (Aug. 4, 1920) on page 66
we found progressed M.C. has declination 10 S 16. The difference is (b) 1'. In
Example 22 we found the daily motion of the M.C. by declination on this Map D. to
be (a) 21'.
By proportion, multiplying (b) 1 by (c) 12 gives 12. Dividing 12 by (a) 21 gives the
calendar interval (d) as 12/21 months, or 17 days. By logarithms, subtracting log. (a)
1.8361 from log. (b) 3.1584 gives 1.3223 which is the log. of (b) 1h 9m, or 69
minutes. Dividing 69 by 4 gives 17 days.
As progressed M.C. has passed the aspect on the Map. D., we subtract the 17 days
from January 19, 1951. Thus major progressed M.C. is parallel Uranus r January 2,
1951.
Calculating Aspects Made by Major Progressed
Moon
--In order that the type and harmony or discord of the important inner-plane weather
may be known far enough in advance that proper precautionary actions may be taken,
all major progressed aspects other than those made by the Moon should be calculated
and tabulated for a number of years ahead. And major progressed aspects made by
the Moon should be calculated and tabulated at least one year ahead so that adequate
precautionary actions may be taken relative to the accessory energy they may add to
the inner-plane weather indicated by major progressed aspects of the other planets
when progressed Moon makes an aspect to a terminal of one of these other major
progressed aspects.
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To facilitate calculating the major progressed aspects of the Moon for a period of one
year, and not inadvertently overlooking some important aspect, in addition to the
birth chart positions, including all declinations, it is well to write on the chart both the
sign, °, and ' and the declination of the major progressed M.C. and major progressed
Asc. calculated for the two consecutive Map. D,s between which the progressed
Moon calculations are to be made. Each of these Map. D.s represents the Limiting
Date within a given calendar year. The difference between the sign, °, and ' of the
progressed M.C. or Asc. on one Map. D. and the next Map. D. represents its
progressed zodiacal motion during the corresponding year, and the difference
between the declination of the M.C. or Asc. on one Map. D. and the next Map. D.
represents its progressed motion by declination during the corresponding year. The
zodiacal motion and the motion by declination of each of the planets between the two
successive Map. D.s show their motion by progression during the corresponding
year. And as the positions of the planets in the ephemeris on the Map. D. show their
positions for the L.D. within the corresponding calendar year, the calculations
should start with the Map. D. and the calendar date within the year indicated by the
L.D.
In calculating the major progressed aspects of the Moon for a year it facilitates the
work to start with the L.D. within one calendar year and before making the
calculations tabulating one after another in the succession in which they form, all the
aspects made by the Moon up to the L.D. of the following calendar year. The aspects
thus start with one Map. D. and end with the following Map. D., the daily motion of
all the planets between these two Map. D.s being their major progression during the
given year. Because the Moon,s daily motion is so great it is much easier to calculate
its progressed aspects by logarithms than by proportion. However, both methods will
here be illustrated.
We will start with calendar date May 12, 1959, using Chart 2a at the front of this lesson,
which has the major progressed positions around it for this date. The Map. D. (date in the
ephemeris) is May 21, 1920. On May 21, 1920, the daily motion of the Moon is (a)
14° 36'. The log. of this, which will be used for all aspects of the Moon to birth chart
positions, is .2159. Dividing 14° 36' by 12 gives the motion of the Moon per month
by major progression as 1° 13', or 73' in 30 days.
1.
Moon parallel Neptune p: The Moon is decreasing in declination (a) 2° 51' per
day. 1/12 of this is 14', the amount of progression per month. Neptune p has
declination 18 N 00. The Moon has declination 18 N 01. The difference is (b) 1'. 1/14
of 30 days is 2 days.
By logarithms, subtracting log. of 2° 51' (a) .9254 from log. (b) 3.1584 gives 2.2330,
which is the log. of (d) 8m. Dividing 8 by 4 gives 2 days. Adding the 2 days found by
either method to May 12, 1959, gives Moon parallel Neptune p May 14, 1959.
2.
Moon inconjunct Asc. r: To reach this aspect the Moon must move (b) 19' to 15
Leo 49. 19/73 of 30 days is 8 days.
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By logarithms, subtracting log. of 14° 36' (a) .2159 from log. (b) 1.8796 gives
1.6637, which is the log of (d) 31m. Dividing 31 by 4 gives 8 days. Adding the 8 days
found by either method to May 12, 1959, gives Moon inconjunct Asc. r May 20,
3.
Moon sextile Venus p: To reach this aspect the Moon must close a gap of (b) 2°
52'. Subtracting the 1° 13' Venus moves from the 14° 36' the Moon moves gives the
daily gain (a) 13° 23'. Dividing this by 12 gives the gain per month as 1° 07'. In 2
months the gain is 2° 14'. This leaves 38'. 1° 07' is 67'. 38/67 of 30 days is 17 days.
By logarithms, subtracting log. of 13° 23' (a) .2536 from log. of 2° 52' (b) .9228 gives
.6692, which is the log. of (d) 5h 08m. Dividing 5 by 2 gives 2mo with 60m
remainder. Adding this remainder to the 08m gives 68m. Dividing the 68m by 4 gives
17 days. Adding the 2 months 17 days found by either method to May 12, 1939, gives
Moon sextile Venus p July 29, 1959.
4.
Moon sesqui-square M.C. r: To reach this aspect the Moon must move (b) 3° 47'
to 19 Leo 17. At 1° 13' per month this takes 3 months with 8' remainder. 8/73 of 30
days is 3 days.
By logarithms, subtracting log. of 14° 36' (a) .2159 from log. (b) .8023 gives .5864,
which is the log. of (d) 6h 13m. Dividing the 6 by 2 gives 3mo. Dividing the 13 by 4
gives 3d. Adding the 3 months, 3 days found by either method to May 12, 1959, gives
Moon sesqui-square M.C. r August 15, 1959.
5.
Moon sesqui-square Uranus r: To reach this aspect the Moon must move (b) 3°
51'. In 3 months it moves 3° 39'. To move the additional 12' takes 12/73 of 30 days,
or 5 days.
By logarithms, subtracting log. (a) .2159 from log. (b) .7947 gives .5788, which is the
log. of (d) 6h 20m. Dividing 6 by 2 gives 3mo. Dividing 20 by 4 gives 5d. Adding the
3 months, 5 days found by either method to May 12, 1959, gives Moon sesqui-square
Uranus r August 17, 1959.
6.
Moon sesqui-square Saturn p: To reach this aspect the Moon must close a gap of
(b) 4° 30'. Saturn moves 2' and the Moon moves 14° 36'. The difference is the daily
gain (a) 14° 34'. Dividing this by 12 gives the gain per month as 1° 13', or 73'. In 4
months it moves 4° 52'. To move the 22' it has gone too far, takes 22/73 of 30 days or
9 days. To make the aspect thus takes 3 months, 21 days.
By logarithms, subtracting log. (a) .2168 from log. (b) .7270 gives .5102, which is the
log. of (d) 7h 25m. Dividing the 7 by 2 gives 3mo with a remainder of 60m. Adding
the 60m to the 25m gives 85m. Dividing 85 by 4 gives 21d. Adding the 3 months, 21
days found by either method to May 12, 1959, gives Moon sesqui-square Saturn p
September 3, 1959.
7.
Moon semi-square Saturn r: To reach this aspect Moon must move (b) 4° 50'. In
4 months the Moon moves 4° 52'. To move the 2' it has gone too far, takes 2/73 of 30
days, or 1 day. It thus makes the aspect in 3mo, 29d.
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By logarithms, subtracting log. (a) .2159 from log. (b) .6960 gives .4801, which is the
log. of (d) 7h 57m. Dividing the 7 by 2 gives 3mo, with 60 remainder. Adding the
60m to the 57m gives 117m. Dividing the 117 by 4 gives 29d. Adding the 3 months,
29 days found by either method to May 12, 1959, gives Moon sesqui-square Saturn r
September 11, 1959.
8.
Moon sesqui-square Uranus p: To reach this aspect the Moon must close a gap of
(b) 5° 01'. Uranus moves 1' and the Moon moves 14° 36'. The difference is the daily
gain (a) 14° 35'. Dividing this by 12 gives the gain per month as 1° 13', or 73'. In 4
months the Moon moves 4° 52'. To move the other 9' takes 9/73 of 30 days, or 4 days.
By logarithms, subtracting log. (a) .2164 from log. (b) .6798 gives .4634, which is the
log. of (d) 8h l5m. Dividing the 8 by 2 gives 4 mo. Dividing the 15 by 4 gives 4d.
Adding the 4 months, 4 days found by either method to May 12, 1959, gives Moon
sesqui-square Uranus p September 16, 1959.
9.
Moon square Mars p: To reach the aspect the Moon must close a gap of (b) 6°
29'. Mars is moving retrograde 9', and the Moon is moving 14° 36'. To find the daily
gain we add the two motions which gives (a) 14° 45'. Dividing by 12 gives the gain
per month as 1° 14', or 74'. In 5 months the gain is 6° 10'. This leaves 19'. 19/74 of 30
days gives 8d.
By logarithms, subtracting log. of 14° 45' (a) .2114 from log. (b) .S684 gives .3570,
which is the log. of (d) 10h 33m. Dividing the 10 by 2 gives 5mo. Dividing the 33 by 4
gives 8d. Adding the 5 months, 8 days found by either method to May 12, 1959, gives
Moon square Mars p October 20, l959.
10.
Moon square Sun r: To reach this aspect the Moon must move (b) 6° 41'. In 5
months the Moon moves 6° 05'. This leaves 36'. 36/73 of 30 days gives 15 days.
By logarithms, subtracting log. (a) .2159 from log. (b) .5552 gives .3393, which is the
log. of (d) 10h 59m. Dividing the 10 by 2 gives 5mo. Dividing the 59 by 4 gives 15d.
Adding the 5 months, 15 days found by either method to May 12, 1959, gives Moon
square Sun r October 27, 1959.
11.
Moon square Asc. p: To reach this aspect the Moon must close a gap of (b) 6°
48'. The Asc. is moving (see chart) 1° 41' and the Moon is moving 14° 36'. The
difference is (a) 12° 55'. Dividing this by 12 gives a gain of 1° 05' per month. In 6
months the gain would be 6° 30'. This leaves 18'. 1° 05' equal 65'. 18/65 of 30 days
gives 8 days (not so precise as by logarithms, as the gain is a trifle less than 1° 05' per
month).
By logarithms, subtracting log. (a) .2691 from log. (b) .5477 gives .2786, which is the
log. of (d) 12h 38m. Dividing the 12 by 2 gives 6 mo. Dividing the 38 by 4 gives 9d.
Adding the 6 months, 9 days so found to May 12, l959, gives Moon square Asc. p
November 21, 1959.
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12.
Moon parallel Venus p: To reach this aspect the Moon must close a gap of (b) 1°
42'. The Moon is decreasing 2° 51', and Venus is increasing 22'. To find the gain we
add these two motions which gives (a) 3° 13'. Dividing 3° 13' by 12 gives a gain of 16
per month. The gain in 6 months is 1° 36'. This leaves 6'. 6/16 of 30 days gives 11
days (not so precise as by logarithms, as the gain is a trifle more than 16' per month).
By logarithms, subtracting log. (a) .8728 from log. (b) 1.1498 gives .2770, which is
the log. of (d) 12h 41m. Dividing the 12 by 2 gives 6mo. Dividing the 41 by 4 gives
10d. Adding the 6 months, 10 days thus found to May 12, 1959, gives Moon parallel
Venus p November 22, 1959.
13.
Moon parallel Asc. r: To reach this aspect the Moon must move by declination
(b) 1° 55' (Asc r is 16 5 06). By declination the Moon moves (a) 2° 51'. Dividing this
by 12 gives 14' per month. In 8 months the Moon moves 1° 52'. This leaves 3' 3/14 of
30 days gives 6 days (not as precise as by logarithms, as Moon moves a trifle more
than 14' per day).
By logarithms, subtracting log. (a) .9254 from log. (b) 1.0977 gives .1723, which is
the log. of (d) 16h 08m. Dividing the 16 by 2 gives 8mo. Dividing the 8 by 4 gives 2d.
Adding the 8 months, 2 days thus found to May 12, 1959, gives Moon parallel Asc. r
January 14, 1960.
14.
Moon trine Mercury r: To reach this aspect the Moon must move (b) 9° 50'. In 8
months the Moon moves 9° 44'. This leaves 6'. 6/73 of 30 days gives 2 days.
By logarithms, subtracting log. (a) .2159 from log. (b) .3875 gives .1716 which is the
log. of (d) 16h 10m. Dividing 16 by 2 gives 8mo. Dividing 10 by 4 gives 2d. Adding
the 8 months, 2 days found by either method to May 12, 1959, gives Moon trine
Mercury r January 14, 1960.
15.
Moon sextile Mercury p: To reach this aspect the Moon must close a gap of (b)
9° 04'. Subtracting the motion of Mercury, 2° 09', from the motion of the Moon, 14°
36', gives the daily gain (a) 12° 27'. Dividing this by 12 gives the monthly gain of the
Moon as 1° 02'. In 9 months the Moon thus gains 9° 18', which is 14' too much. 1° 02'
are 62'. 14/62 of 30 days gives 7 days. 7 days subtracted from 9 months gives 8
months, 23 days (not as precise as by logarithms, as Moon gains a trifle more than 1°
02' per month).
By logarithms, subtracting log. (a) .2850 from log. (b) .4228 gives .1378, which is the
log. of (d) 17h 28m. Dividing 17 by 2 gives 8mo, with 60m remainder. Adding the
60m to the 28m gives 88m. Dividing the 88 by 4 gives 22d. Adding the 8 months, 22
days to May 12, 1959, gives Moon sextile Mercury p February 4, 1960.