Your Progressed Chart: Use It Or Lose It!

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Loyal reader and commenter redleppard wanted me to address the topic of Progressions so here goes. And this is not going to be too technical (not today anyway) but more about what I do, my approach. And of course I need to quote my fave (one of my fave) astrologers Isabel Hickey who says that progressions, the progressed chart, show how the consciousness is affected from within.

Do I think they matter? Yes. Do I use them in my work? Yes. But for me, it’s the natal and the transits first and foremost and everything else is everything else. I definitely look for the progressed Sun and Moon, and Venus and Mars. And the angles. Progressed Jupiter will be interesting to see if you’re of a certain age. I’m 41 and my progressed Jupiter has moved only from late Libra to the beginning of Scorpio. (Oh, and I do like to look at progressed Sun/Moon/Mars/Venus in synastry.)

Thing is: you just never know until you look. Maybe someone comes to you with a problem and you are having trouble finding the key to the door and something in the progressed chart lets you in a little more. It happens.

An example from my own life, years ago, on the phone with an astrologer, who had read for me ten years previous, she saw transiting Saturn was sitting on my progressed Sun in the 12th House. It helped to explain why I felt so… Saturned!

Or, another example, right now my progressed Venus is in Libra and Saturn is sitting on it but… this Venus Saturn transit only mimics, echos other themes that are already happening, already being shown by the transiting planets. Knowing the placement of the progressed Venus just emphasizes it that much MORE.

I do admit to being cynical, however, when I feel people over-rely on their progressed chart, for example. I mean, to a good astrologer with a sharp intuitive sense, the information is THERE in the natal and the transits. I believe this.

There are layers upon layers of information that often lead us back to the same place. Understand? All these different techniques should bring us where we need to be, which is… why you came to us (me, whoever) in the first place.

I hope this made sense, redleppard :)

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6 thoughts on “Your Progressed Chart: Use It Or Lose It!”

  1. I have a question……………if my Sun progressed into Pisces (I am a Cappy natally)……………and my Moon progressed into Libra (Virgo Moon natally)…………………..does that mean that I will be wishy washy re my goals…………and very picky re relationships????……………not quite sure how to put it all together…………….

  2. I use the progressed chart and the solar chart and some of the asteroids in addition to the strong understanding of the natal with transits. For the same reason you mentioned, sometimes it’s not obvious where the problem is and the additional analysis is needed.

    And once able to assimilate all of this, hopefully the whole gestalt or pattern emerges. (The layers you mentioned.)

    Can’t say I’m very good at this. But I try.

  3. Hi LibraVenus. Sounds like interesting stuff. But I think it would depend on the question i.e. we use astrology to answer questions about our lives. So… does that info abt the progressed chart answer the question (whatever the question is) all by itself? Probably not. But it may be part of the answer. I’d still depend the most on the transits to the natal.
    And sure, watch for transits, and lunations, to those progressed degrees.

    Thanks for reading!

  4. How significant is my prog ASC conjunct my natal Pluto (2nd house-In Libra) and my progressed Sun & Moon being conjuct one another and conjunct my natal IC in Scorpio?

    Since my ASC, Sun, Moon and IC are involved, then this shouldn’t be ignored, right?

    Just wondering.

    -Thanks

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