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Chapter 7
Transits, Revolutions And Cycles
THE MOST controversial of all astrological subjects relates to how much
dependence can be placed on transit aspects. If an orb sufficiently wide is allowed, a
transit aspect can be found that can be made to appear to account for every event of
life. But when so wide an orb is used, some such transit aspect is present at all times,
and there is nothing which clearly shows which of these numerous transit aspects
indicates an event, and which does not. Under such circumstances the astrologer who
has active extrasensory perception is able to pick the one which will coincide with an
event. But those who rely exclusively on the aspect cannot do so; for while events do
often coincide with transit aspects to birth chart positions, innumerable transit
aspects to birth chart positions occur which do not coincide with any significant
event.
The Church of Light has never maintained that transit aspects have no influence, but
it has taught that their importance has been greatly over-estimated by some.
Furthermore, because statistical analysis of thousands of charts progressed to the
time of an event indicates there is no need to consider them, the Hermetic System
pays no attention whatever to the part of fortune, Moon's nodes, progressed minor
house cusps, or the Arabic or so-called sensitive points.
Both in the birth chart and by progression it confines its attention exclusively to the
positions of the ten planets, the midheaven and ascendant. For predicting by natal
astrology the events probable in an individual's life it pays no attention to cycles or
other such charts; having discarded their use after careful statistical analysis proved
them often unreliable. It has found in addition to the birth chart the only reliable-and
they are reliable-factors to be major progressions, minor progressions and transit
progressions.
After a vast amount of statistical research on the matter we find the following rule
fully justified:
RULE: Each reinforced major progressed constant of an event or disease is always
released by a transit aspect heavier than from the Moon to one of its four terminals at
the time the event occurs or the disease develops. And an independent minor
progressed aspect is always released by a transit aspect to one of the birth chart or
major progressed terminals influenced by the minor progressed aspect at the time the
event takes place.
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Thus even as minor progressed aspects have two distinct influences, so also have
transit progressed aspects. They exert a power, and a harmony or discord 1/365.25 of
the power and harmony or discord of the same aspect between the same two planets
when made by major progressed aspect. The psychokinetic power of the
thought-cells receiving new energy through transit progressed aspects thus enables
them to attract into the life inconsequential events. Inconsequential events coincide
with characteristic transit progressed aspects.
But in addition to this independent influence, if the transit progressed aspect is to one
of the terminals (as both birth chart and progressed positions are terminals, unless a
planet aspects its birth chart place each progressed aspect has four terminals) of a
major progressed aspect, it has a trigger effect, tending to release either the minor
progressed aspect or the major progressed aspect, or both.
If a match is lighted in a room filled with cooking gas, neither the power of the
explosion nor the resulting destruction is commensurate with the limited energy of
the match. The power was there, and the flame of the match merely released it. The
power which projects a bullet from a gun does not lie in the trigger nor in the finger
which presses it. The power is in the powder. That power is released when the trigger
is pressed. Until the trigger is pressed the power is not released. And we have ample
statistical data indicating that transit aspects have very little power in themselves, but
that they exert a trigger effect which tends to release the power of reinforced major
progressed aspects, and also the power of independent minor progressed aspects.
It will now be apparent why some think transits are so powerful. At the time they
happen there is always a transit aspect within one degree of perfect involving the
planets having an influence over important events. However, those who ignore major
progressed aspects, on an average miss one-half of such significant transit aspects;
for the transit aspect to the major progressed position of a planet is as powerful as the
same transit aspect to the birth chart position of the same planet. The main point,
however, is that no transit aspect coincides with an important event in an individual's
life unless at the SAME TIME there is a major progressed aspect involving the
aspected planet which is reinforced by a minor progressed aspect.
To sum the whole matter up, nearly half a century of observation, and a quarter of a
century of C. of L. statistical research, convinces us that for major events primary
reliance should be placed only on the major progressed constants of the event. Minor
events take place only during the periods indicated by minor progressed aspects, and
major events take place only during the peaks of power indicated by minor
progressed aspects which reinforce ALL the major progressed constants of the event.
And the actual event takes place only when this reinforced power is released by the
trigger effect of a transit aspect to one of the terminals of ALL the major progressed
constants of the event.
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Symbolically, the Sun is the father and the Moon is the mother, "Male and female
created he them." In higher forms of life it requires the union of male and female to
conceive offspring. The Hermetic Axiom, "As it is above, so it is below", is thus
verified still further by finding that both Sun measured progressed aspects and Moon
measured progressed aspects influencing ALL its progressed constants must join in
the production of a major event.
In addition to gestation, however, before the event is born the energy must be
released. It must become manifest on earth. As in human birth after gestation has
been completed there must be the pains of labor or their equivalent before the child is
released to take its own first independent breath, so in the delivery of any major
event, after gestation due to major progressed aspect and minor reinforcement
progressed aspect, before the event is released in the physical world there must also
be a transit aspect to the significant birth chart or major progressed terminal.
The above rule enables us to eliminate the possibility of a given event or the
commencement of a given disease, even during those periods while the major
progressed constants are within the one effective degree of orb, and all are being
reinforced by minor progressed aspects, except during those limited periods when
ALL these major progressed constants are also being released by transit aspects.
It assists greatly in rectifying birth charts, as indicated at the front of Chapter 8,
and it enables us more precisely to time indicated events; for the event will not only
occur on one of the peaks of power indicated when ALL the major progressed
constants are reinforced by minor progressed aspects, but it will occur during one of
these peaks of power ONLY at a time when there is also a transit aspect releasing
ALL the reinforced major progressed constants of the event or disease.
But thus to be sure they are eliminated during a given period, and that a certain type of
event will not occur because the trigger effect is absent, not only the zodiacal transit
positions of the ten planets and the M.C. and the Asc. must be precisely ascertained,
but the declinations also of all twelve transit positions. Such precision also on
occasions may be required to be sure that the trigger effect is present at the time the
effort is made to bring some favorable event to pass.
Transit Progressed Aspects are of Value Only
When Made to Birth Chart Planets or to Major
Progressed Planets
--Experience proves that the aspects among themselves of transit progressed
aspects-the aspects formed in the sky-afford so little energy that, while they should
be considered in starting ventures or in doing some important thing, otherwise their
influence should be neglected.
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But as pointed out in Chapter 1, transit movements through the houses, especially
the slower moving planets through angular houses, should be noted. And especially
the conjunction with, or opposition to, birth chart or major progressed positions
made by the slower moving planets should be noted, in addition to the trigger effect
of transit aspects in releasing reinforced major progressed aspects or in releasing
minor progressed aspects.
When we consider that the energy of a transit progressed aspect is 1/365.25 that of the
same major progressed aspect, we are apt to jump to the conclusion that their
influence is too small to be noticed. But the importance of an event attracted by
psychokinetic power is not in direct proportion to the number of astrodynes of the
planetary energy stimulating that power. When an individual has a number of major
progressed aspects involving the same planet, the accessory energy acquired by the
thought-cells mapped by that planet enables them to bring into the life an event more
important than if there had been but one similar major progressed aspect involving
that planet. But if the energy thus received by the thought-cells is five times that
received under a single similar aspect, it does not indicate the event attracted will be
five times as important. Experience indicates it is likely to be less than twice as
important, and perhaps only one and one-half times as important.
Under ordinary circumstances the resistance of environment to an inconsequential
event is so small that even 1/365.25 the power of a major progressed aspect, such as
that of a transit aspect, may be enough to bring it to pass. But commonly the
resistance of environment to really important events is so great that a similar major
progressed aspect may be able to bring into the life an event only a few dozen times
more important. And five or ten times the power of a single major progressed aspect
may be able to bring into the life, due to the resistance of environment to more
important events, an event not more than twice as important as one due to a single
similar progressed aspect.
Furthermore, the environmental conditions influenced by the inner-plane weather
affecting the world, as indicated by the heavy aspects in the sky such as the
oppositions and squares, and especially the conjunctions of the slower moving
planets, and the inner-plane weather affecting nations, cities and groups of people as
indicated by the major progressed aspects in their charts of birth, have an important
influence on the facilities for, or the resistance to, events indicated by progressed
aspects in an individual's chart.
Our research department has observed that when drastic discords of some duration
appear in the ephemeris, such as give a trend to world events of a disastrous nature,
that the people through whom these world afflictions chiefly operate are those who
have one or more of the planets involved prominent and severely unfavorable in their
birth chart and by progression.
If the heavy aspects in the ephemeris are beneficial, those who have one or more of
the planets involved prominent in their birth charts, and making favorable aspects by
progression, are those most benefitted.
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The customary reaction of nations, cities, communities and other groups of people
having a common governing authority is set forth in Course XIII, Mundane
Astrology. And the laws, customs, attitudes and fortune of the group to which an
individual belongs must be taken into consideration as an environmental factor
affording facility for, or resistance to, the psychokinetic power of the thought-cells
given energy by a progressed aspect to bring events into the life.
As a concrete example, during both World War I and World War II we had
opportunity to observe the influence of progressed aspects in the charts of a great
number of people who were called into service. For people within certain age limits,
who were sufficiently sound of body and mind, almost any major progressed aspect
involving Mars took them into the armed service and thus changed the whole course
of their lives. And under a progressed aspect involving Mars that under normal
conditions would have attracted only a slight cut or burn, many a fine soldier was
slain in battle.
Long Time Progressed Aspects
--People get acclimated to either customary outer-plane weather or customary
inner-plane weather. Major progressed aspects between the slowly moving planets
last for years, and may last throughout the whole life. The individual adjusts himself
to this continuous inner-plane weather and considers it normal for his life. But at all
times it is within one degree of effective orb the major progressed aspect indicates the
inner-plane weather is such that, given sufficient accessory energy from another
major progressed aspect, or sufficient reinforcement by a minor progressed aspect to
one or more of its terminals, at a time outer-plane environment offers facilities for
such an event, it may enable the thought-cells to attract into the life a characteristic
event. Thus, because an aspect has been within the one degree of effective orb for
years does not indicate that eventually it will not bring to pass an event typical of it, or
that precautionary measures relative to it should be neglected.
While knowledge of the birth chart and progressed aspects as set forth in this course
is of tremendous value, it is obvious that the more precisely the psychokinetic power
of the thought-cells mapped by a planet is known, the better the individual knows the
manner in which his thought-cells will react; and the more precisely their harmony or
discord is known, the better it is possible to estimate the amount and kind of
precautionary actions needed to enable the individual to direct his life so that events
and circumstances will be to his advantage. And to give this precision of information,
the relative amount of psychokinetic power is measured in astrodynes, and the
relative amount of harmony or discord, and thus the strength of their trend to bring
harmonious conditions, or the strength of their trend to bring discordant conditions,
into the life is measured in harmodynes or discordynes. How to compute as so many
astrodynes, the POWER of any planet, aspect, sign or house in the progressed chart;
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and how to compute as harmodynes or discordynes the HARMONY or DISCORD of
any planet, aspect, sign or house in the birth chart, or the HARMONY or DISCORD
of any planet, aspect, combination of aspects, sign or house of the progressed chart,
are explained with examples in Course XVI, and are explained in greater detail in the
reference book, The Astrodyne Manual.
What Not to Tell the Client
--The object of the astrologer should be, not merely to demonstrate to his client and
to the world at large how accurate in every detail his predictions are, but to be of as
great assistance as possible to his client and to society as a whole.
He should never forget, therefore, that people react markedly to suggestion. In fact, a
positive statement made by a determined mind builds a thought-form in the astral
which works from the inner-plane to make the statement a reality. This power of
suggestion, consequently, and the will of the astrologer to bring constructive events
to pass, may be made of great benefit. On the other hand, it may be made a force of
great destructive power.
The astrologer who predicts the death of an individual at a certain time, if the
individual is aware of the prediction, may through suggestion contribute to the death.
And even when the individual is unaware of the prediction, the thought-form started
by the astrologer, and added to by others who believe the astrologer's prediction will
be fulfilled, may be an active agent toward causing tragedy.
Frightening people is iniquitous, because their fear attracts to them disasters that
otherwise never would befall.
I do not believe the astrologer ever is justified in lying to his client; but it is within his
professional jurisdiction how much of what he discerns he will tell. And in what he
does tell his client, he has the opportunity, and should use it, to impart advice and
information in such a manner that the suggestive power, and the thought-power, of
his words shall be constructive and of assistance.
The psychological effect of delineations and predictions should always be well
weighed in connection with the temperament and probable reaction of those to whom
made, before they are given.
Finding the Transit Progressed Positions of the
Planets on a Given Calendar Date
--The transit progressed positions of the planets for any time of day, on any calendar
day, are found by calculating them exactly as if they were to be placed in a birth chart
for that time of day on the indicated calendar day.
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Find (a) the daily motion of the planet on the given calendar day.
Find (d) the minus or plus EGMT Interval from noon on the given calendar date.
(c) is 24 hours, or 1440 minutes.
By proportion, multiply (a) by (d) and divide the product by (c). This gives (b) the
distance the planet travels during the EGMT Interval.
By logarithms, add log. (a) to log. (d). The result is log. (b), the distance the planet
travels during the EGMT Interval.
(b) added to, or subtracted from, the Greenwich noon position of the planet on the
calendar date gives the sign, °, and ' it occupies at the indicated time on the given
calendar day.
-Finding the Calendar Date on Which a Transit Progressed Aspect to a Birth chart or
Major Progressed Position is Perfect
Find the date in the ephemeris for the calendar
year nearest which the aspect is perfect.
--If a major progressed position is involved, find its major progressed position for
this calendar date. Find its major progressed travel during 24 hours by dividing its
travel on the Map. D. by 365. This travel is less than 1' for all the major progressed
planets other than the Moon.
Find (a) the gain in °s and 's of the transit progressed planet on the major progressed
position during 24 hours. If the aspect is to a birth chart position, or to any progressed
planet other than the Moon, (a) is the daily travel of the transit progressed planet.
Major progressed Moon moves 2' during 24 hours.
Find (b) the °s and 's the aspect is from perfect at the time of day represented by the
ephemeris position of the transit progressed planet.
(c) is 24 hours, or 1440 minutes.
By proportion, multiply (b) by (c) and divide the product by (a). The result is (d).
By logarithms, subtract log. (a) from log. (b). The result is the log. of (d). (d) found by
either method is the EGMT Interval required for the planet to move from its
ephemeris position to the perfect aspect.
If the aspect is formed before the positions given on the calendar date in the
ephemeris, (d) is a minus EGMT Interval on that calendar day. If the aspect is formed
after the positions given on the calendar date in the ephemeris, (d) is a plus EGMT
Interval on that calendar day. From this EGMT Interval find the Standard Time
(watch time), or the Local Mean Time, the aspect is perfect at the place where the
individual resides thus:
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Finding the Standard Time or the Local Mean
Time for a Given Place From the Minus or Plus
EGMT Interval From Noon
--From the EGMT Interval find the EGM Time by subtracting a minus EGMT
Interval from noon, or adding a plus EGMT Interval to noon.
If the place is east of Greenwich, to find the Standard Time add the number of hours
of the Standard Time Zone of the place to the EGM Time; but if the place is west of
Greenwich, subtract the number of hours of its Standard Time Zone from the EGM
Time. The result is the sought Standard Time (watch time).
To find the Local Mean Time, multiply the number of degrees of terrestrial longitude
the place is from Greenwich by 4 and call the product minutes of time, and multiply
the additional number of minutes of terrestrial longitude by 4 and call the product
seconds of time. This gives the time difference from Greenwich. If the place is east of
Greenwich, to find the Local Mean Time, add the time difference to the EGM Time;
but if the place is west of Greenwich, subtract the time difference from the EGM
Time. The result is the sought Local Mean Time.
Finding the Transit Progressed M.C. on a Given
Date
--Instructions for this are given in Chapter 2.
Finding the Transit Progressed Asc. on a Given
Date
--Instructions for this are given in Chapter 2.
Finding the Calendar Date From the Transit
Progressed M.C.
--Instructions for this are given in Chapter 2.
Finding the Zodiacal Motion of Transit
Progressed M.C. or Asc.
--Instructions for this are given in Chapter 2.
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Finding the Calendar Date on Which an Aspect
From Transit Progressed M.C. or Asc. to a
Major Progressed or Birth chart Position is
Perfect.
--Find the calendar date in the ephemeris nearest the ephemeris time the aspect is
perfect.
If a major progressed position is involved, find its major progressed position for the
calendar date. As the major progressed travel is less than 1' for 24 hours for all major
progressed aspects other than the Moon, except for the Moon, it may be ignored.
Find (a) the gain in °s and 's of the transit progressed M.C. or Asc. on the major
progressed position during 24 hours. If the aspect is to a birth chart position, or to any
planet other than the Moon, (a) is the daily travel of the transit M.C. or Asc. Major
progressed Moon moves 2' during 24 hours.
Find (b) the °s and 's the aspect is from perfect at the time of day represented by the
ephemeris position of the planet on the given calendar date.
(c) is 24 hours, or 1440 minutes.
By proportion, reducing (b) to 's, multiply (b) by (c) and divide the product by (a).
The result is (d).
By logarithms, subtract log. (a) from log. (b). The result is the log. of (d).
(d) found by either method is the EGMT Interval required for the aspect to become
perfect.
If the aspect is formed before the positions given on the calendar date in the
ephemeris, this is a minus EGMT Interval on that calendar day. If the aspect is
formed after the positions given on the calendar date in the ephemeris, this is a plus
EGMT Interval on that calendar day. From the EGMT Interval find the Standard
Time (watch time), or the Local Mean Time the aspect is perfect at the place the
individual resides according to instructions previously given.
Finding the Declination of Transit Progressed
M.C. or Asc. for a Given Calendar Date
--From the sign, °, and ' of the transit progressed M.C. or Asc. find the declination as
if it were a birth chart position, as explained at the front of Chapter 3 (page 66).
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Finding the Motion by Declination of Transit
Progressed M.C. or Asc.
--Instructions for this are given in Chapter 3.
Finding the Calendar Date on Which the Transit
Progressed M.C. or Asc. Makes a Parallel Aspect
With a Major Progressed or Birth chart Position
--Find the calendar date in the ephemeris nearest the ephemeris time the aspect is
perfect. If a major progressed position is involved, find its major progressed
declination on the calendar date. As the major progressed travel by declination is less
than 1' during 24 hours, it may be ignored.
(a) is the daily motion in 's of the transit progressed M.C. or Asc. by declination.
Find (b) the 's the aspect is from perfect at the time of day represented by the
ephemeris positions of the planets on the calendar date.
(c) is 24 hours, or 1440 minutes.
By proportion, multiply (b) by (c) and divide the product by (a). The result is (d).
By logarithms, subtract log. (a) from log. (b). The result is log. (d).
(d) found by either method is the EGMT Interval required for the aspect to become
perfect.
If the aspect is formed before the positions given on the calendar date in the
ephemeris, this is a minus EGMT Interval on that calendar day. If the aspect is
formed after the positions given on the calendar date in the ephemeris, this is a plus
EGMT Interval on that calendar day. From the EGMT Interval find the Standard
Time (watch time), or the Local Mean Time, the aspect is perfect at the place where
the individual resides according to instructions previously given.
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Finding the Time of Day an Aspect in the Sky is
Perfect or a Planet in the Sky Reaches a Given
Sign, °, and ' of Zodiacal Longitude or a Given °
and ' of Declination
--It often is desirable to find when an aspect in the sky in perfect. In mundane
astrology it is essential to determine the time of day of the New Moon, and the time of
day each of the other planets passes from south to north declination. In weather
predicting by astrology it is necessary to know the time of day when the Sun enters
each cardinal sign, and the time of day Mercury enters each sign. In the problem as
here solved it is assumed the motion of the planet is uniform. When, as often is the
case of the Moon, and not infrequently in the case of Mercury, the motion is
ununiform, this acceleration or deceleration must be taken into account if great
precision is required. How to do this is explained later. But considering the motion
uniform, in each of the mentioned problems:
Find the calendar date in the ephemeris nearest
the ephemeris time the aspect or position is
perfect:
--Find (a) the daily gain in °s and 's of the faster moving planet on the slower moving
planet either in zodiacal motion or by declination. If the planet is moving to a fixed
position, such as 0° N 0' declination, (a) is the daily motion of the planet.
Find (b) the °s and 's the aspect is from perfect on the ephemeris date, or how far the
planet must move to reach the fixed position.
(c) is 24 hours, or 1440 minutes.
By proportion, reduce (a) and (b) to 's. Multiply (b) by (c) and divide the product by
(a). The result is (d) .
By logarithms, subtract log. (a) from log. (b). The result is log. (d).
(d) found by either method is the EGMT Interval required for the aspect to become
perfect or the required position to be reached.
If the aspect is formed, or the fixed position reached, before the positions given on the
calendar date in the ephemeris, (d) is a minus EGMT Interval on that calendar day. If
the aspect is formed, or the fixed position reached, after the position given on the
calendar date in the ephemeris, (d) is a plus EGMT Interval on that calendar day.
From the EGMT Interval find the Standard Time (watch time), or the Local Mean
Time, the aspect is perfect or the fixed position is reached, at the place for which it is
desired to erect the chart or know the time.
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Example 1. For chart 317c, (page 194), calculate all the transit progressed
positions for Jan. 19, 1932, at Greenwich Noon: The positions of all the planets are
merely copied from the ephemeris for Jan. 19, 1932. Subtracting the birth chart
position of the Sun, 4S 12° 36', from the birth chart position of the M.C., 6S 27° 26',
gives the M.C.C. minus 2S 14° 50'. Changing the algebraic sign before the M.C.C.
add its 2S 14° 50' to the position of transiting Sun on Jan. 19, 1932, 10S 28° 13', and it
gives the transiting M.C. as 13 Aries 03. When 13 Aries 03 is on the M.C. in latitude
30, calculated by the method given in Chapter 2, 23 Cancer 16 is on the Asc.
This is the transiting Asc.
Using the Table of House Cusp Declinations given at the front of Chapter 6 (page 162),
and the method given at the front of Chapter 3 (page 66), we find that when M.C. is 13
Aries 03 it has declination 5 N 09, and that when the Asc. is 23 Cancer 16, it has
declination 21 N 26.
Example 2. In Chapter 5 it was found for chart 317b that minor progressed Sun
was sextile major progressed Venus on March 1, 1932, when transiting Sun was 10
Pisces 26. At what Standard Time of day at New York was this aspect perfect?
Turning to an ephemeris for 1932, on March 1 we find the Sun in 10 Pisces 43, and
thus past the required position (b) 17'.
Between Feb. 29 and March 1, 1932, the Sun is moving (a) 60'.
(c) is 24h, or 1440m.
By proportion, multiplying (b) 17 by (c) 1440 gives 24480. Dividing 24480 by (a) 60
gives 408m, or 6h 48m.
By logarithms, subtracting log. (a) 1.3802 from log. (b) 1.9279 gives .5477, which is
the log. of 6h 48m.
Subtracting the 6h 48m found by either method from Greenwich noon gives 5:12
A.M. As New York is Eastern Standard Time zone, 5h West, we subtract 5h from
5:12 A.M. and it gives minor progressed Sun sextile major progressed Venus, March
1, 1932, 12:12 A.M. New York watch time.
Example 3. In Chapter 5 it was found for chart 317b that minor progressed Asc.
was parallel major progressed Mercury on Feb. 18, 1932, when transiting Sun was 28
Aquarius 58. At what Standard Time of day at Los Angeles was this aspect perfect?
Turning to the ephemeris for 1932, on Feb. 18 we find the Sun 28 Aquarius 38, and
thus lacking from the required position (b) 20'.
On Feb. 18, 1932, the Sun is moving (a) 60'.
(c) is 24h, or 1440m.
By proportion, multiplying (b) 20 by (c) 24h gives 480. Dividing 480 by (a) 60 gives
8h.
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By logarithms, subtracting log. (a) 1.3802 from log. (b) 1.8573 gives .4771, which is
the log. of 8h.
Adding the 8h found by either method to Greenwich noon gives 8:00 P.M. As Los
Angeles is in Pacific Standard Time zone, 8h West, we subtract the 8h from 8:00
P.M. and it gives minor progressed Asc. parallel major progressed Mercury Feb. 18,
1932, noon, Los Angeles watch time.
Example 4. When, by Local Mean Time at Chicago, Ill., did Mercury in March,
1932, enter the sign Aries? The ephemeris on March 9, 1932, shows Mercury 29
Pisces 21, and thus lacking from the required position (b) 39'.
On March 9, 1932, Mercury is moving (a) 1° 54', or 114'.
(c) is 24h, or 1440m.
By proportion, multiplying (b) 39 by (c) 1440 gives 56160. Dividing 56160 by (a)
114 gives 493', or 8h 13m.
By logarithms, subtracting log. (a) 1.1015 from log. (b) 1.5673 gives .4658, which is
the log. of 8h 13m.
Adding the 8h 13m found by either method to Greenwich noon gives 8:13 P.M. As
Chicago is 87:39W. we multiply the 87 by 4 and it gives 348m, and we multiply the
39 by 4 and it gives 156s, or 2m 36s. Adding these two sums gives 350m 36s West, or
5h 50m 36s West. Subtracting the 5h 50m 36s from 8h 13m 00s P.M. gives Mercury
00 Aries 00 March 9, 1932, 2h 22m 24s P.M. LMT., Chicago, Ill.
Example 5. At what Greenwich time of day on March 11, 1920, did Mars make the
square of Jupiter in the sky? The ephemeris on March 10 1920, shows Jupiter R 9 Leo
03, and Mars direct 8 Scorpio 58. The aspect thus lacks of being perfect (b) 5'.
Jupiter is moving daily 5', and Mars is moving daily 3'. As one is direct and the other
retrograde, we add the 5 and the 3, which gives the daily gain (a) 8'.
By proportion, multiplying (b) 5 by (c) 1440 gives 7200. Dividing 7200 by (a) 8 gives
900m, or 15h.
By logarithms, subtracting log. (a) 2.2553 from log. (b) 2.4594 gives .2041, which is
the log. of 15h.
Adding the 15h found by either method to March 10, noon, gives Mars square Jupiter
in the sky March 11, 3:00 A.M. Greenwich. With the planetary positions given to the
"s position it works out 3:10 A.M.
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Finding the Transit Progressed Position of a
Planet Ununiform in Motion For a Given Time
of Day
--First find the increment or decrement of the planet during the 24 hours within
which its position is to be found. The increment or decrement found by taking the
difference in the planet's daily motion on two consecutive days is that of the planet's
average travel. And this average travel is its precise travel midway between the two
noons of each day. Thus starting at midnight with the average increment or
decrement, the acceleration increases or decreases as the time is distant from
midnight. Therefore, by proportion or logarithms find the increment or decrement at
the midway point between noon and the time for which the position is to be
calculated. Add the increment thus found, or subtract the decrement thus found, to or
from the daily motion of the planet. Then use this as the average gain (a) and solve the
problem in the ordinary way.
Example 6. For chart 318c, calculate the precise occupied by the Moon, making due
allowance for acceleration. On Nov. 24, 1920, the Moon's position is 10 Taurus 36,
while on Nov. 23 its position is 26 Aries 30. Its daily motion between these two days
is 14° 06'. Its daily motion between Nov. 24 and Nov. 25, however, is 14° 30'. The
amount of increment during 24 hours is thus 24'. The 14° 30' is the rate of its travel
Nov. 24 at plus 12h Greenwich.
We desire the position of the Moon for plus 12h EGMT Interval. The position given
in the ephemeris for noon is 10 Taurus 36. We want its increment at the midway point
between noon and plus 12h, or at plus 6h. Plus 6h after noon is 18h after Nov. 23 at
plus 12h, or it is 6h before Nov. 24 at plus 12h. The daily increment-difference
between the Moon's travel on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24-is (a) 24'.
(c) is 24h, or 1440m.
(d) is 6h, or 360m.
By proportion, multiplying (a) by (d) 360 gives 8640. Dividing 8640 by (c) 1440
gives (b) 6'. By logarithms, adding log. (a) 1.7781 to log. (d) .6021 gives 2.3802,
which is the log. of (b) 6'.
Subtracting the 6' increment found by either method from the 14° 30' travel of the
Moon on Nov. 24 at plus 12h, gives the average travel at midway point between noon
and plus 12h as 14° 24'.
Without allowing for acceleration and calculating in the ordinary manner (a) is 14°
30'. Using this daily motion gives the Moon's position as 17 Taurus 51. But allowing
for acceleration (a) is 14° 24'. This gives the position of the Moon more precisely as
17 Taurus 48, which is the position given it in charts 318, 318b and 318c.
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Finding the Time of Day a Transit Progressed
Planet Ununiform in Motion Reaches a Given
Position
--First find the increment or decrement of the planet during the 24 hours within
which the time of its position is to be found. The increment or decrement found by
taking the difference in the planet's daily motion on two consecutive days is that of
the planet's average travel. And this average travel is its precise travel midway
between the two noons of each day. Thus starting at midnight with the average
increment or decrement, the acceleration increases or decreases as the planet is
distant from midnight. Therefore, by proportion or logarithms find the increment or
decrement at the midway point between the planet's position at noon and the given
position. Add the increment thus found, or subtract the decrement thus found, to or
from the daily motion of the planet. Then use this as the average gain (a) and solve the
problem in the ordinary way.
Example 7. When, in March, 1920, making due allowance for acceleration, does the
Moon enter the sign Aquarius? On March 14, 1920, the position of the Moon is 12
Capricorn 44, and on March 15 it is 24 Capricorn 53. Its daily motion is thus 12° 09'.
Its daily motion between March 15 and March 16 is 12° 24'. The amount of
increment during 24h is thus 15'.
The increment on March 15 at noon is 1/2 of 15 or 8'. The motion at noon, therefore,
is 8' less than the 12° 24' daily motion, or 12° 16'.
Reducing the daily motion, the 12° 24' become 744'. Dividing the 744 by the daily
increment, 15', gives 50' travel by the Moon for each 1' increment. At noon March
15, 1920, the Moon lacks 5° 07', or 307' of entering the sign Aquarius. Dividing 307
by 50 gives the increment at the time the Moon enters Aquarius as 6' more than its
increment at noon. As we want the increment midway between noon and this
position we divide the 6 by 2 and it gives 3'. Adding this 3' to the 12° 16' travel at
noon gives the average travel for the 5° 07' as 12° 19'.
(a) is 12° 19', or 739'.
(b) is 5° 07', or 307'.
(c) is 24h, or 1440m.
By proportion, multiplying (b) 307 by (c) 1440 gives 442080. Dividing 442080 by
(a) 739 gives (d) 598' or 9h 58'. By logarithms, subtracting log. (a) .2897 from log.
(b) .6712 gives .3815, which is the log. of (d) 9h 58'.
Adding the 9h 58m found by either method to noon gives Moon 00 Aquarius 00
March 15, 1920, 9:58 P.M. Greenwich time.
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Solar Revolutions
--A solar revolution is a chart erected for the moment the transiting Sun returns to
the same sign, °, and ' of the zodiac it occupies in the birth chart. The chart should be
erected for the latitude and longitude occupied by the person at that time. Our
research department has not found solar revolutions reliable in indicating what will
transpire during the following year. But the time of the Sun's transit thus over its birth
chart position is a creative period of value.
Example 8. For what Standard time of day at Los Angeles, California, in 1932,
should the chart for a solar revolution relative to chart 317c be erected?
July 4, 1932, the ephemeris shows the Sun 12 Cancer 16, and thus lacking from the
required position (b) 20'.
The daily motion of the Sun is (a) 57'.
(c) is 24h, or 1440m.
Solving the problem in the ordinary way shows that to move (b) 20' the Sun requires
8h 25m. From 8:25 P.M. Greenwich time, subtract the 8h Standard time difference of
Los Angeles and it gives transiting Sun conjunction Sun r July 4, 1932, 0:25 P.M.,
Pacific Standard Time.
Lunar Revolutions
--When the transiting Moon makes the conjunction with its birth chart place is one
type of lunar revolution. The other, and more creative period, is when the transiting
Moon makes the conjunction with the birth chart position of the Sun. In either, the
chart should be erected for the latitude and longitude occupied by the person at that
time. Our research department has not found lunar revolutions reliable in indicating
what will transpire during the following month. And it has not found that the house of
the birth chart occupied by the New Moon is of more significance than ordinary
transit positions. After doing a great deal of research on this matter it has found that
an eclipse of Sun or Moon falling on a birth chart luminary or other birth chart
position is of no more significance than a heavy transit.
To find the time for erecting a lunar cycle, find the time the Moon reaches the cycle
position just as in calculating when an aspect is perfect, or a planet reaches a given
position, as illustrated in examples 2, 3, and 4.
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Diurnal Revolutions
--A diurnal revolution is a chart erected for the moment the Asc. on the given day
reaches the sign, °, and ' of the zodiac occupied by the Asc. in the birth chart. The
chart should be erected for the latitude and longitude occupied by the person at that
time. Our research department has not found diurnal revolutions reliable in
indicating what will happen during the following day.
Examples of finding the time of day for which to erect a chart to give a selected sign,
°, and ' on the Asc. are given in Chapter 8.