Minor Progressions of Moon and Planets
IT IS MUCH easier to determine the periods during which, because a major aspect is
reinforced and given great power by one or several minor progressed aspects to its
terminals, an event of importance will come into the life due to the psychokinetic
power of the thought-cells thus given new energy than it is to determine how
favorable or unfavorable the event thus attracted will be.
The harmony or discord of the minor progressed aspect to the major progressed
terminal seems to have no influence on the harmony or discord of the major
progressed aspect. But it does markedly step up its power.
These reinforced peaks of power of a major progressed aspect afford a fair estimate
of the psychokinetic power of the thought-cells at those times to exert more than
normal pressure characteristic of the planets involved in the major progressed aspect,
on the thoughts, behavior and environment. But the harmony or discord which exerts
pressure on the thoughts, behavior and environment cannot be estimated by the
harmony or discord of the progressed aspect alone. The thought-cells influenced by
the progressed aspect have their birth chart harmony or discord. This may be
considered their life-time normal. An independent minor progressed aspect may
coincide with a minor disagreeable or favorable event deviating from the normal, but
its relative effect on the period in which it occurs is but a slight deviation from the
normal harmony or discord; a deviation to be measured by the relative harmony or
discord of the planets involved.
The harmony or discord of a major progressed aspect between two planets is also a
deviation from the normal harmony or discord of the thought-cells. The harmony or
discord added to the thought-cells by a progressed aspect alters their birth chart
harmony or discord by the number of harmodynes or discordynes added to their birth
chart harmodynes or discordynes.
If, as frequently happens, the major progressed aspect is between two planets one of
which at birth had many harmodynes and the other of which at birth had many
discordynes, the average benefit or detriment of the event influenced by the aspect
may very closely be indicated by the average harmony or discord of the aspect, yet at
the same time some of the events, or the same events, may markedly be a detriment or
loss to the department of life ruled by the discordant birth chart planet. For instance,
the death of a loved one may mean a grave personal loss, but may also bring a
financial inheritance of much value. Or a harmonious marriage may bring
estrangement of friends who oppose it.
Instances occur in which, because the birth chart discord of the planets involved is so
great, a progressed trine brings loss and grief into the life. And other instances occur
in which, because the birth
chart harmony of the planets involved is so great, a progressed square or opposition
brings good fortune into the life. Thus in estimating whether, and how much, a
progressed aspect is favorable or unfavorable, the harmony or discord of each planet
involved in the progressed aspect should be estimated. And if one of the planets
involved has much harmony, the departments of life it rules are not apt to suffer much
from any progressed aspect. But if the other planet involved has much discord, the
departments of life it rules are apt to suffer severely from a heavy discordant
progressed aspect, and are apt to benefit little from a heavy harmonious progressed
Both the average benefit or detriment to be expected from a progressed aspect, and
the benefit or detriment to be expected from each department of life influenced, may
be calculated quite precisely in terms of harmodynes and discordynes according to
the rules given on Chapter 7 of Course XVI, Stellar Healing. But
before this can be done, the birth chart power and harmony of each of the two planets
must be calculated, and the harmony or discord of the progressed aspect. These
calculations are explained and examples given in Course XVI, Stellar Healing. But
whether the birth chart harmony or discord of the planets involved in a progressed
aspect are thus precisely calculated, or merely estimated by inspection, in appraising
the fortune or misfortune of the event or conditions likely to be attracted by a
progressed aspect the birth chart harmony or discord of each planet involved in it
always should be given due consideration.
What to Do Under Favorable Progressions Involving the Sun
–Because the thought-cells mapped by the Sun are so intimately associated with the
nerve currents, the feeling corresponding to the favorable aspect involving the Sun
should be held as consistently and strongly as possible, so that its harmonious
energies, dominating the whole electromagnetic form, will find their way as Rallying
Forces into other compartments of the astral body and thus benefit as many
departments of life as possible.
One under such a progression should make an unusual effort to increase his
importance and the scope of his influence. He will find that his Power to mold
conditions is increased, and he should thus direct himself vigorously toward shaping
various environmental factors more favorable to his ends. In this endeavor he will
find those above him in position or influence more favorable to his inclinations than
usual; and he should make a special effort to form such contacts.
To women in particular the male sex will be more kindly disposed, and their help may
be solicited. To them this aspect is favorable to making lasting attachments.
The Individual under a favorable progressed aspect involving the Sun will have at his
command a vital reserve which if he persistently directs his mind and actions toward
the accomplishment of something enables the thought-cells to exert unusually strong
psychokinetic power toward its realization.
It is, of course, more easy at such a time to accomplish those things indicated by the
house positions of the Sun and the other planet involved in the aspect. Undirected, the
thought-cells will attract events belonging to the department of life thus indicated.
But, because of their power as Rallying Forces, the Solar energies readily can be
diverted into almost any other form of accomplishment.
To get the most out of such a Solar progression, therefore, the individual must know
quite definitely what he desires to accomplish or attract. He must then keep this end
steadily in mind and work persistently and with unfailing confidence to bring it to
What to Do Under Favorable Progressions Involving the Moon
–Although more receptive, and fluctuating more than those of the Sun, the
thought-cells mapped by the Moon also have an intimate association with the
electromagnetic form and nerve currents. Energies coming in over the aerial to them
thus readily become Rallying Forces to influence other departments of life, the
thought-cells governing which also are reached by some temporary stellar aerial.
But energies from the planets, either harmonious or discordant, become Rallying
Forces only when the feelings respond to them. If we are to utilize favorable
progressed aspects involving the Moon to the greatest extent, therefore, we must
cultivate the ability to feel the harmony and exuberance they bring. If, instead,
through habit or volition, we keep tuned in on some less pleasant vibration, the
energies from the Moon will only be able to have a favorable influence through the
activities of the thought-cells they reach more directly.
The houses occupied by the Moon and the other planet involved in the aspect indicate
the departments of life through which favorable conditions may be attracted with
greatest facility. Contact with the public in general, efforts toward publicity, and
Domestic affairs as a whole tend to flourish. To men in particular women will be
kindly disposed and their help may be solicited.
At fairly frequent intervals throughout the life the Major Progressed Moon makes
favorable aspects to the birth chart and major progressed positions. There is thus
opportunity present recurrently to tune in on planetary vibrations which may be
made decidedly helpful. It will give exceptional power to these favorable vibrations
if the person appraises their nature by taking into consideration the characteristic
energy of the other planet involved in the aspect, and makes a persistent effort to keep
his Mind and Feelings tuned to this rate of vibration. In this manner his nerve currents
will pick up this harmonious energy in great volume, causing it for the time to
become his dominant vibratory rate.
If people but understood the opportunities presented to them by even a favorable
progressed aspect from the Moon, through affording them an easily accessible
supply of harmonious energy to tune in on, it would open up possibilities for
attainment of which they dare not dream at present.
What to Do Under Favorable Progressions Involving Mercury
–Any progressed aspect involving Mercury gives additional energy to the
thought-cells which relate to the expression of conscious thought. That is, cerebral
processes are stimulated into more than normal activity; and the trend of the thoughts
so stimulated will be colored strongly by the characteristics of the planet with which
Mercury is involved in the aspect. The things about which these thoughts chiefly
revolve are those governed by the houses in which Mercury and the other planet
involved in the aspect are located.
These conscious thoughts have the function of tuning the nervous system and the
electrical energies that flow over the nerves in on inner-plane vibratory rates having a
corresponding frequency and trend. In fact, it is through the thoughts and feelings
which are deliberately cultivated that man has his greatest power to mold his own
destiny. He can, through the proper selection of the subjects for his thinking, tune his
whole electromagnetic form in on similar vibratory rates and pick them up, radio
fashion, and thus saturate himself with energies of the desired quality.
These energies then act as Rallying Forces, and flow over all the temporary stellar
aerials that may be present at the time in his astral body, adding their harmonious
vibratory rates to the stellar cells relating to various departments of life. These cells
thus gaining new energy, and feeling kindly disposed, then use their psychokinetic
power to attract into the life fortunate events relating to their department. Thoughts
and feelings are the implements by which character and destiny may be shaped to the
Under a progressed aspect involving Mercury, however, unless the thoughts
stimulated by the unusual access of energy to the stellar cells mapped by the
terminals of the aspect are governed and steadied, they may give rise to nervous haste
and flurry, to a condition of nervous tension, or to feelings that are not entirely
harmonious and constructive in character. It is well, therefore, even under the most
favorable aspect involving Mercury to keep the thinking directed calmly, steadily
and harmoniously into some selected constructive channel. To do this, and to prevent
scattering of the thoughts or the development of undue tensions, it may be necessary
to spend effort in the cultivation of Power thoughts and Religious thoughts.
Favorable progressions involving Mercury give facility to, and success from, the
expression of the thoughts. They are thus favorable to talking, drawing up written
contracts, lecturing, teaching, writing, publishing, or the presentation to others of
any product of thought, in whatever direction the talents lie.
What to Do Under Favorable Progressions Involving Venus
–As the favors Venus brings are largely those that come through friendship and the
kind offices of others, it is essential, if the most is to be made of a favorable
progression involving Venus, that human contacts be afforded.
Venus is helpful to all types of artistic expression, to love making, and to affectional
matters in general.
These interests, therefore, may be cultivated at such a time if they seem desirable.
But aside from these matters more obviously ruled by Venus, other interests which
may be forwarded through friendship may be pushed.
Because Venus so seeks the line of least resistance the utmost in benefit is seldom
obtained from her good progressions. The tendency is merely to have a happy time
and to enjoy such pleasures as are offered by her bounty. But the kind wishes of
others, their helpful suggestions, and their more material support, if proper initiative
is taken, often can be made to lead toward some more important goal.
Excess in the pursuit of pleasure may develop even under a favorable progression
involving Venus; but joy, buoyancy, and a happy outlook on life also are the qualities
which under such a progression attract others to the person and cause them to favor
him. Therefore, instead of shunning pleasure and the society of others, unusual effort
should be made to mingle with people, to be congenial with them, and to conduce to
their happiness and joy.
While the Safety thoughts are beneficial when there is an unfavorable progression
involving Venus, the undue cultivation of them while under a favorable progression
involving Venus dampens the exuberance and creates a chill which others feel. To
attract the maximum benefit the Social thoughts of Venus must be permitted, and
even encouraged, to express spontaneously. The effort to put everyone at his ease, to
see that he is enjoying himself, taking delight in the companionship of others, and
spreading the sunshine of happiness on every hand, afford the best opportunity for a
favorable progression involving Venus to attract good fortune.
What to Do Under a Favorable Progression Involving Mars
–Whatever Mars gains comes through the expenditure of energy, through unusual
initiative, creative power, aggression and strife. We need not expect, therefore, that
the conditions attracted by even a favorable aspect involving Mars will be free from
antagonisms. Strife is usually unavoidable; but the favorable progression gives the
additional energy and resources which enable gains to be made in spite of opposition.
For purchasing or handling machinery such an aspect is fortunate. Surgical
operations submitted to then will be handled with unusual skill. Enemies will be
more easily defeated. But even though the aspect is exceptionally harmonious it does
not prevent the attraction of dangers. And there should be a deliberate attempt to
avoid haste and impulse in both speech and action.
One thing, and one thing only, is needed under a favorable progression involving
Mars. It is to direct all the energies, to the utmost extent, into constructive channels.
This does not mean that the energies should be curbed, but they should be employed
to build up, and not to tear down.
Through the exercise of initiative and energy one is able to forward his desires and
ambitions, especially those indicated by the house positions of Mars and the other
planet involved in the aspect. And following the exclusively constructive attitude,
when antagonisms and strife develop, as they surely will, the least attention paid to
them the better. Usually, if unnoticed, they shortly will subside.
If fighting is unavoidable, the chances to win are better than usual; but to the extent
one can keep his energies fully directed toward the goal of some real accomplishment
will satisfactory progress be made under a favorable aspect involving Mars. Under
Mars inner-plane weather cultivate patience and take it easy.
What to Do Under Favorable Progressions Involving Jupiter
–Jupiter is the most powerful influence to attract good fortune. This he does through
abounding optimism and good-fellowship, which others feel, and to which they
respond by the desire to grant favors.
Jupiter is one of the Business planets, and his favorable progressions are
advantageous to investments, merchandising and professional advancement The
influence is to attract patronage from those with ability to pay well. The contacts with
others through clubs, societies, or the more direct avenue of salesmanship should be
This is the progression under which selling can be done easiest and to best advantage.
The raising of money is also not so difficult at this time.
As the helpfulness comes through others feeling good will and benevolence through
their contact with the individual, proper contacts should be encouraged.
In fact, no effort should be spared to come in touch with those who have it in their
power to give assistance, and to create an atmosphere of hail-fellow, well-met on the
occasion of such meetings.
What to Do Under Favorable Progressions Involving Saturn
–The gains that can be made due to the influence of Saturn are brought by hard
work, economy, organization, system, shrewd bargaining, shouldering
responsibilities, and dogged perseverance.
By accepting work and responsibility that is attracted, through management and the
performance of duties in a manner satisfactory to others, permanent advancement
may be made under such a progression. Contacts with elderly people and those of a
conservative turn, tend to bring opportunities for progress. This is the best of all
progressed aspects under which to make purchases. One is attracted to those who are
willing to sell at a low price.
Organization, reorganization, or cost-saving methods may be inaugurated in
business, as Saturn is one of the Business planets. He is so negative, however, that
even under his most favorable progressions the Power thoughts need some
cultivation to give courage and vitality. And, to prevent the mind from dwelling too
continuously on serious problems, social contacts and the encouragement of the
Social thoughts are only less important than when there is an unfavorable
progression involving Saturn. Under Saturn inner-plane weather keep your chin up
and cultivate cheerfulness.
What to Do Under Favorable Progressions Involving Uranus
–Mental pursuits, especially the study of astrology and occultism, are given a
favorable impetus. Discovery, invention, the development of new ideas, and the
handling of intricate machines and electrical devices also prove fortunate.
If so used it can be made the most powerful of all influences for intellectual, and
perhaps even spiritual progress. The electromagnetic energies are strongly charged
in a manner that enables the individual, through oratory or more intimate
associations, to compel others to do as he desires. It tends toward sudden changes that
prove fortunate; especially as opening new mental vistas.
Under such a progression some person often is attracted into the life, for a time to
have a marked influence, but the attachment is seldom lasting. Nevertheless, through
human contacts sudden and amazing opportunities may come. In fact, it is the sudden
and unexpected which happens, and the individual should be prepared to take
advantage of any circumstance which arises.
What to Do Under Favorable Progressions Involving Neptune
–Such progressions favor outings and recreation, and are probably the best of all for
investigating psychic phenomena and for the development of the psychic faculties.
Projects of vast size may be presented, but they seldom yield more than a small part
of the expected benefits.
It is a fine influence for bringing new ideals, which if found sound after the aspect has
passed may be adopted as permanent aims in the life. All dramatic and artistic
endeavors are favored, and inspiration from unseen sources is ready at hand.
Imaginative works thus are executed with extraordinary facility.
All occult, mystical and astrological pursuits are encouraged. This is one of the best
of all influences for true spiritual progress.
What to Do Under Favorable Progressions Involving Pluto
–Under the influence of no other planet is it so easy to come in contact with
intelligences of the unseen world, not through the psychic feeling and impressions
encouraged by Neptune, but through direct interchange of thought.
This direct communion with those of the inner plane is not without its dangers. If the
desires and thoughts are selfish, those thus tuned in on will be of similar disposition.
The influence over the life of unseen entities, therefore, whoever they may pretend to
be, needs critical examination.
Never, for a moment, should one surrender his power of discrimination, or permit
control. After careful analysis, if information gained from such sources can be used
for Universal Welfare, well and good. But Pluto has a subtle, inversive side which
frequently convinces people they are being helpful to others when in reality they are
limiting their expression and exercising undue restraint.
A favorable progression involving Pluto affords opportunity for group activity and
cooperation; for joining with others to forward some worthy cause. Its finer side,
which may be contacted under such a progression, is the most spiritual of all
influences; and may thus be made to benefit others and yield the utmost to the
individual in Spiritual Progress.
What to Do Under Favorable Progressions Involving the M.C.
–A progressed aspect involving the M. C. forms a temporary stellar aerial between
the dynamic stellar structure mapped by the planet and this broadcasting station. The
chief energy picked up is that of the planet involved. Therefore use the instructions
given under the heading what to do when this planet is under favorable progressions,
and associate the thoughts there indicated as strongly and harmoniously as possible
with thoughts relating to honor, business and publicity. And take pains to take
advantage of all opportunities to forward these three matters, especially through the
characteristics of the planet involved in the aspect and the house it occupies.
What to Do Under Favorable Progressions Involving the Asc.
–A progressed aspect involving the Asc. forms a temporary stellar aerial between
the dynamic stellar structure mapped by the planet and this groundwire. The chief
energy picked up is that of the planet involved. Therefore use the instructions given
under the heading what to do when this planet is under favorable progressions, and
associate the thoughts there indicated as strongly and as harmoniously as possible
with thoughts relating to health, the personality and personal affairs. And take pains
to take advantage of all opportunities to forward these three matters, especially
through the characteristics of the planet involved in the aspect and the house it
Using Favorable Progressions as Rallying Forces
–Often there is both an unfavorable and a favorable progressed aspect within the
one degree of effective orb at the same time. The more energy given the thought-cells
mapped by the unfavorable progressed aspect by thinking the type of thoughts
characteristic of their planets and the nature of the aspect the more psychokinetic
power they gain to bring unfavorable events into the life. And the more the individual
associates closely with the environmental factors characteristic of the planets
involved and the houses they rule the greater facilities are afforded this
psychokinetic power to bring unfortunate events into the life.
To the extent the individual instead associates closely with the environmental factors
characteristic of the planets at the same time involved in a favorable progressed
aspect and the houses they rule will the thought-cells they map have facilities for
bringing into the life fortunate events. And by avoiding the environmental factors
characteristic of the planets involved in the unfavorable progressed aspect and the
houses they rule, there will be environmental resistance to whatever psychokinetic
power they are able to use which will lessen the misfortune of the event they can
And if the individual will keep tuned in by his thoughts and feelings an the
harmonious vibrations characteristic of the planets involved in the favorable
progressed aspect, not only will he supply their thought-cells with additional energy
which will increase their psychokinetic power to bring fortunate events into the life,
but they will also act as Rallying Forces to give greater harmony to all the stellar cells
reached by the aerials of all progressed aspects which at the time are within the one
degree of effective orb.
When the individual’s thoughts and feelings are tuned to a certain vibratory quality,
the nerve currents, which are electrical energies, become conductors of this quality
of astral energy and carry it readily to all the stellar aerials of the astral body. It is far
easier to maintain the harmonious feeling characteristic of a planet while it is
involved in a favorable progressed aspect than while it is involved in an unfavorable
progressed aspect, or while not involved in a progressed aspect. And so long as this
state of feeling is maintained the chief astral energy received by the stellar cells at the
terminals of all the aerials is of this type. Thus not only the stellar cells at the
terminals of the favorable progressed aspect receive additional harmonious energy,
but the thought-cells at the terminals of other stellar aerials, particularly those at the
terminals of other progressed aspects, also receive this harmonious energy, which
tends to give them more harmonious desires. And thus having their desires
conditioned more harmoniously they will use such psychokinetic power as they
possess to bring into the life events which are more favorable than had their desires
not thus been influenced by harmonious Rallying Forces.
Keeping Track of Minor Progressed and Transit Progressed Positions
–It is especially important to keep track of minor progressed positions so it can be
known in advance whenever a minor progressed aspect heavier than from the Moon
forms to one of the terminals affected by a major progressed aspect that is at the time
within the one effective degree of orb; for such events as the major progressed aspect
brings will occur on one of the peaks of power thus indicated. Thus special
precautionary actions should be taken during each such reinforcement period.
The minor progressed Moon on the Mip. D. reaches the same sign, °, and ‘ the Moon
occupies in the birth chart. Therefore a good way to keep track of the minor
progressed positions is first to find the Mip. D. for the current calendar year and in the
ephemeris mark it with the date of the calendar year. Then move back in the
ephemeris to the position of the Moon on the Mip. D. of the previous calendar year,
and ahead to the position of the Moon on the Mip. D. of the following year, and mark
these days in the ephemeris with the dates of these calendar years.
As the Moon moves approximately 1° a day by minor progression, the relation of the
number of degrees of the sign occupied by the minor progressed Moon to the number
of the day of the calendar month is approximately constant. The number of °s it is
ahead or behind the number of the day of the month at birth is approximately the
number of °s minor progressed Moon is ahead or behind the number of the day of any
month. This difference is called the Lunar Constant. Each full month after the
birthday finds the minor progressed Moon in a subsequent sign, but approximately
the same degree as at birth. Thus by making allowance for the Lunar Constant,
starting with the birthday of the calendar year and the minor progressed Moon in the
same sign and ° as at birth on the Mip. D. for that calendar year, when moving
backward or forward in the ephemeris from the Mip. D., mere inspection will
indicate the calendar date when any of the planets are close to making an aspect to a
birth chart or major progressed terminal. Having thus located the approximate
calendar date when the aspect will be present, this MED can then be used to calculate
when the aspect is perfect, and if it reinforces an important major progressed aspect,
when it comes within, and when it leaves, the one degree of effective orb.
When the transit positions of the planets are close to an aspect with a birth chart or
major progressed position can be ascertained merely by scanning the ephemeris for
the given calendar year. But for the positions of the minor progressed and transit
progressed M.C. and Asc. the M.C.C. should be used.
Change the sign before the M.C.C. and algebraically add it to the sign, °, and ‘
occupied by the progressed Sun. This gives the progressed M.C. As progressed M.C.
moves the same distance as progressed Sun, mentally adding the movement of
progressing Sun to the M.C. will indicate the MED or Transit Date on which the M.C.
forms an aspect. At the same time scanning a table of houses for this progress of the
M.C. will indicate the MED or Transit Date on which the Asc. forms a zodiacal
aspect. And at the same time also scanning the Table of House Cusp Declinations at the
front of this lesson (page 162) as progressed M.C. and Asc. move forward will indicate
the MED or Transit Date on which the M.C. or Asc. forms a parallel aspect with a birth
chart or major progressed position.
Calculating Aspects Made by Minor Progressed Planets
–In the following examples, and in those in Chapter 5, minor progressed
positions are calculated for Greenwich noon, and minor progressed aspects are
calculated to the nearest calendar day. But by calculating the precise ‘ of transiting
Sun for the given time of day at the place where the individual now resides, or the
time of day where the individual now resides when the transiting Sun reaches the
precise ‘ it occupies when the aspect is perfect, minor progressed positions and minor
progressed aspects can be ascertained with a precision of less than half an hour of
calendar time. How thus to ascertain the position of the transiting Sun at a given time
of day, and the time of day it reaches a given of zodiacal longitude, for any location is
explained in Chapter 7.
When an ephemeris is not available for the calendar year for which minor
progressions are to be calculated, to ascertain the position of the transiting Sun use an
ephemeris for the same century (1900 was not a leap year), and use a year which is a
multiple of 4 added to or subtracted from the given calendar year. Thus for the year
1980, subtract 32 years and use the same date in 1948. When not thus using the
ephemeris for the given calendar year there will be a few ‘s error in the position of
transiting Sun, but its position will be precise enough for practical purposes.
The rules for finding minor progressed positions for any calendar date, and for
finding the calendar date when any minor progressed aspect is perfect, are given in
Example 1. For chart 3b, given at the front of this lesson, calculate all the minor progressed
positions for March 22, 1937: The M.C.C., calculated according to the method given
in Chapter 2, is minus 0S 5° 32′. Subtracting the position of the Sun, 4S 6° 42′
from the position of the Moon, 9S 8° 27′, gives the Solar Constant as minus 5S 1° 45′.
The ephemeris on March 22, 1937, shows the Sun 1 Aries 27. Changing the algebraic
sign before the S.C. and adding its 5S 1° 45′ to 1S 1° 27′ gives the position of minor
progressed Moon as 3 Virgo 12.
As 1937 is 17 years after birth, consulting the Minor Progression Date Table (page 130)
of Chapter 5, we add the 1y 3mo 9d there found to the birth date, 1920y 6mo
28d, and find the approximate Mip. D. is Oct. 7, 1921. As March 22 is before the
birthday, we move back in the ephemeris to Sept. 29, 1921, where we find the Moon
8 Virgo 01. This is the MED.
8 Virgo 01 is past 3 Virgo 12 (d) 4° 49′.
Between Sept. 28 and Sept. 29, 1921, Moon moves (c) 14° 49′.
Between Sept. 28 and Sept. 29, 1921, Sun moves (a) 59′.
By logarithms, adding log. (a) 1.3875 to log. (d) .6975 gives 2.0850. Subtracting log.
(c) .2095 from 2.0850 gives 1.8755, which is the log. of (b) 19′ travel by the Sun.
Using its daily motion between Sept. 28 and Sept. 29, 1921, as (a), the travel of each
planet may thus be found. Subtracting this travel from its position on Sept. 29, 1921,
gives its minor progressed position for March 22, 1937.
The minor progressed position of the Sun thus found is 5 Libra 29. Changing the
algebraic sign before the M.C.C., add its 0S 5° 32′ to this position of the Sun and it
gives minor progressed M.C. as 11 Libra 01. Calculated by the method given in
Chapter 2, when 11 Libra 01 is on the M.C. in latitude 40-40N. 19 Sagittarius 36
is on the Asc. This is the minor progressed Asc. The minor progressed zodiacal
positions for March 22, 1937, are given around the outside of the chart 3b (page 163).
The positions by declination may be found in a similar manner.
Example 2. For chart 318b, (page 164), calculate all the minor progressed
positions for May 24, 1941: The M.C.C., calculated according to the method given in
Chapter 2, is minus 2S 23° 57’. Subtracting the position of the Moon, 2S 17° 48′
from the position of the Sun, 9S 2° 27′, gives the Solar Constant as plus 6S 14° 39′
The ephemeris on May 24, 1941, shows the Sun 2 Gemini 55. Changing the algebraic
sign before the S.C. and subtracting its 6S 14° 39′ from 3S 2° 55′ gives the position of
minor progressed Moon as 18 Scorpio 16.
As 1941 is 21 years after birth, consulting the Minor Progression Date Table (page
130) of Chapter 5, we add the 1y 6mo 28d there found to the birth date, 1920y
11mo 24d, and find the approximate Mip. D. is June 22, 1922. As May 24 is before
the birthday, we move back in the ephemeris to June 7, 1922, where we find the
Moon 18 Scorpio 16. Not only is this the MED, but as the Moon in the ephemeris is
the exact ° and ‘ of minor progressed Moon on May 24, 1941, no calculations are
required for the planets. Their minor progressed positions are their positions given in
the ephemeris on June 7, 1922.
The minor progressed position of the Sun thus found is 15 Gemini 56. Changing the
algebraic sign before the M.C.C., add its 2S 23° 57′ to this position of the Sun and it
gives the minor progressed M.C. as 9 Virgo 53. Calculated by the method given in
Chapter 2, when 9 Virgo 53 is on the M. C. in latitude 39N., 27 Scorpio 03 is on
the Asc. This is the minor progressed Asc. The minor progressed zodiacal positions
for May 24, 1941, are given around the outside of the chart 318b (page 164). The
positions by declination may be found in a similar manner.
Example 3. For chart 3b, (page 163), find the calendar date when major
progressed Mercury inconjunct Uranus r is reinforced in 1924 by minor progressed
Venus trine Uranus r.
This major progressed aspect is perfect Jan. 1, 1924. As 1924 is 4 years after birth,
consulting the Minor Progression Date Table (page 130) of Chapter 5, we add
the 0y 3mo 19d there found to the birth date, 1920y 6mo 28d, and find the
approximate Mip. D. is Oct. 17, 1920.
As Jan. 1 is before the birthday, we move back in the ephemeris from Oct. 17, 1920,
to the MED Oct. 4, 1920, where we find Venus 5 Scorpio 46, and thus (b) 14′ past
trine Uranus r. Venus is moving daily (a) 1 ° 14′. The Moon between Oct. 3 and Oct.
4, 1920, is moving (c) 14° 11′.
By proportion, reducing 1° 14′ gives 74′. Reducing 14° 11′ gives (c) 851′.
Multiplying (c) 851 by (b) 14 gives 11914. Dividing 11914 by (a) 74 gives (d) 161′,
or 2° 41′.
By logarithms, adding log. (b) 2.0122 to log. (c) .2284 gives 2.2406. Subtracting log.
(a) 1.2891 from 2.2406 gives .9515, which is the log. of (d) 2° 41′.
Subtracting the 2° 41′ found by either method from the position of the Moon on Oct.
4, 1920, gives the minor progressed position of the Moon as 1 Cancer 10. From this
4S 1° 10′ subtract the S.C. 5S 1° 45′ and it gives the position of transiting Sun 29
Capricorn 25. Turning to an ephemeris for the year 1924 we find the Sun 29
Capricorn 1°, less than 12 hours’ movement from the required position, on Jan. 20,
1924. Thus Venus m is trine Uranus r Jan. 20, 1924.
Example 4. For chart 318b, (page 164), find the calendar date when major
progressed Venus trine Saturn p is reinforced in 1933 by minor progressed Venus
parallel Saturn p:
This major progressed aspect is perfect June 25, 1933. As 1933 is 13 years after birth,
consulting the Minor Progression Date Table (page 130) of Chapter 5, we add
the 0y 11mo 25d there found to the birth date, 1920y 11mo 24d, and find the
approximate Mip. D. is Nov. 19, 1921.
On Dec. 7, 1920, the Map D. for May 24, 1933, Saturn has declination 4 N 12. As
May 24 is before the birthday we move back in the ephemeris from Nov. 19, 1921,
until on Nov. 1, 1921, we find Venus in declination 4 S 15. This is the MED. On this
date the Moon is 27 Scorpio 42. To this 8S 27° 42′ we add the S.C. found in example
2, 6S 14° 39′ and it gives the position of transiting Sun on the MED as 12 Gemini 21.
The ephemeris for 1933 shows the Sun on June 3 in 12 Gemini 26. Thus June 3, 1933,
is the calendar date representing the MED. As major progressed Saturn moves only
2′ a year by declination during 1933, its position on June 3, 1933, remains 4 N 12.
Minor progressed Venus on the MED., Nov. 1, 1921, is 4 S 15 increasing in
declination, and is thus past the aspect (b) 3′.
Between Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 1921, Venus moves by declination (a) 29′.
Between Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 1921, Moon moves (c) 13° 34′.
By proportion, reducing 13° 34′ gives (c) 814′. Multiplying (c) 814 by (b) 3′ gives
2442. Dividing 2442 by (a) 29 gives (d) 84′, or 1° 24′.
By logarithms, adding log. (b) 2.6812 to log. (c) .2477 gives 2.9289. Subtracting log.
(a) 1.6969 from 2.9289 gives 1.2320, which is the log. of 1° 24′.
Subtracting the 1° 24′ found by either method from the position of the Moon on Nov.
1, 1921, gives the position of minor progressed Moon as 26 Scorpio 18. To this 8S
26° 18′ add the S.C. 6S 14° 39′ and it gives the position of transiting Sun 10 Gemini
57. Turning to an ephemeris for the year 1933 we find Sun 10 Gemini 31, less than 12
hours’ movement from the required position, on June 1, 1933. Thus Venus m is
parallel Saturn p June 1, 1933.
Example 5. For chart 318b, (page 164), find the calendar date when major
progressed Mercury square Uranus p starts to be reinforced in 1938 by minor
progressed Sun trine Mercury p.
Major progressed Mercury square Uranus p is perfect Aug. 29, 1938. As 1938 is 18
years after birth, consulting the Minor Progression Date Table (page 130) of Chapter 5,
we add the 1y 4mo 6d there found to the birth date, 1920y 11mo 24d, and
find the approximate Mip. D. is March 30, 1922.
The aspect is perfect when Mercury p is 2 Sagittarius 10. It commences to be
reinforced by Sun m when Sun m is approximately one degree from this position in 1
Aries 10. Moving back in the ephemeris from March 30, 1922, we find on March 22,
1922 Sun in I Aries 05. This is the MED.
The Moon on March 22, 1922, is 25 Capricorn 20. To this 10S 25° 20′ add the S.C. 6S
14° 39′ and it gives the position of transiting Sun on the MED as 9 Leo 59. The
ephemeris for 1938 shows the Sun on Aug. 2, 1938, in 9 Leo 31. Thus Aug. 2, 1938, is
the calendar date representing the MED.
Calculating major progressed Mercury, according to the method given in Chapter 2,
gives its position on Aug. 2, 1938, as 2 Sagittarius 04. During the 12 days’
movement of the Moon on the MED major progressed Mercury moves 3′. As the Sun
on March 22, 1922, moves 60′, we subtract the 3′ from the 60′ which gives the gain
(a) 57′.Minor progressed Sun on calendar date Aug. 2, 1938, is 1 Aries 05 and major
progressed Mercury on calendar date Aug. 2, 1938, is 2 Sagittarius 04 Therefore Sun
m is within the one degree of effective orb of trine Mercury p (b) 1′.
The Moon between March 21 and March 22, 1922, moves (c) 12° 11′.
By proportion, reducing the 12° 11′ gives (c) 731′. Multiplying (c) 731 by (b) 1 gives
731. Dividing 731 by (a) 57 gives (d) 13′.
By logarithms, adding log. (b) 3.1584 to log. (c) .2945 gives 3.4529. Subtracting log.
(a) 1.4025 from 3.4529 gives 2.0504, which is the log. of (d) 13′.
Subtracting the 13′ found by either method from the position of the Moon on March
22, 1922, gives the minor progressed position of the Moon 25 Capricorn 07. To this
10S 25° 07′ add the S.C. 6S 14° 39′ and it gives the position of transiting Sun 9 Leo
46. Turning to an ephemeris for the year 1938 we find the Sun 9 Leo 31, less than 12
hours’ movement from the required position, on Aug. 2, 1938. Thus Sun m is
applying trine Mercury P within one degree of orb Aug. 2. 1938.