Serial Lesson 111
From Course X2, Progressing the Horoscope, Chapter 2
Original Copyright 1934,
Elbert Benjamine (a.k.a. C. C. Zain)
Copyright 2011, The Church of Light
Subheadings:
Finding the Limiting Date
Finding the Major Progression Date
Finding the Midheaven Constant
The Problems of Progressions
Finding the MajorProgressed Positions of the Planets on a Given Calendar Date
Finding the Major, Minor or TransitProgressed M.C. on a Given Date
Finding the Major, Minor or TransitProgressed Asc. on a Given Date
Finding the Calendar Date on Which a MajorProgressed Aspect Between Planets is Perfect
Progressing the Sun
Finding the Sign, °, and ′on the M.C. for a Given Asc.
Finding the Calendar Date from Major, Minor or TransitProgressed M.C.
Finding the Progressed Zodiacal Motion of Major, Minor or Transit M.C. or Asc.
Finding the Calendar Date on Which an Aspect Involving MajorProgressed M.C. or Asc. is Perfect
Calculation Aid:
Correcting Ascendant for Latitude of Birth
Chart Examples:
Majors: Birth Chart 1a
Majors: Birth Chart 316
Chapter 2
Major Progressions of Sun and Angles
IT was Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity, ollowed to
its practical and logical conclusions which led to the discovery of releasing
and utilizing atomic energy. And it is this same Special Theory of Relativity
followed to its practical and logical conclusions which indicates both how
innerplane energies operate and what can be done to cause them to work more to
the individual’s advantage.
As university scientists have conclusively demonstrated that
time, distance and gravitation on the inner plane have properties radically
different than they have on earth, should we expect innerplane weather to
operate according to the same laws weather operates on earth? Einstein’s
Special Theory of Relativity carried to its logical conclusions indicates that innerplane
weather affects the individual not merely according to his innerplane
constitution, but through certain timespace relationships that bring
structural changes within his astral body.
Astrological energies constitute the innerplane weather. How
this innerplane weather affects an individual, however, is not dependent upon
any theory; for even as the time, distance and gravitation properties of the
inner plane have been determined experimentally by university scientists, so
have the properties of innerplane weather, and how it works to affect
individuals, groups, cities, nations and world affairs been determined
experimentally, and through statistical studies carried out in the process of
astrological research.
One of the outstanding influences of innerplane weather is
that when a person, creature or important event is born, it is born at a time
when the innerplane weather tends to coincide with the innerplane makeup of
that which is then born. Thus does the innerplane weather at the time of his
birth, as mapped by his birth chart, indicate the predisposition of an
individual to develop abilities of a certain type. The planetary positions and
aspects, whatever they may be, which indicate such a predisposition arc called
its BirthChart Constants. The statistically ascertained BirthChart Constants
of 30 different vocations arc set forth in the reference book How to Select a
Vocation.
The predispositions indicated by the innerplane weather
conditions at birth never manifest as events or diseases except during those
periods when the appropriate thought cells receive commensurate additional
energy from innerplane weather mapped by progressed aspects.
Innerplane weather consists of astrological vibrations in
their infinite variety of combinations. Those mapped by progressed aspects
enable planetary vibrations to reach and make active certain groups of thought
cells. These thought cells have desires such as were imparted to them when they
were formed and as indicated by the aspects of the planets mapping them in the
birth chart. Such desires are temporarily altered by the planetary energy
reaching them through the innerplane weather mapped by a progressed aspect.
And the additional energy thus reaching the thought cells not only gives them
the power to influence the individual’s thoughts and behavior, but it also
gives them the psychokinetic activity that enables them to attract events of
the kind they desire into his life.
By far the most important innerplane weather is mapped by
majorprogressed aspects. Church of Light statistical research covering the
lives of many thousands of persons indicates that every important event of life
takes place during the period while a majorprogressed aspect is present
involving planets characteristic of the nature of the event, and which rule the
birthchart house governing the department of life affected. If more than one
department of life is pronouncedly affected by the event, at the time it occurs
there are always majorprogressed aspects involving the ruler of each house
governing these various departments of life.
The periods in his life when the individual is likely to
experience a specific event, condition or disease toward which he has a
predisposition are indicated by certain majorprogressed aspects. These
progressed aspects mapping innerplane weather conditions which have been found
always to coincide with the given event, condition or disease are called its
Progressed Constants. The statistically ascertained Progressed Constants of 20
different events are set forth in the reference book When and What Events Will
Happen, and both BirthChart Constants and the Progressed Constants of 160
different diseases are set forth in Course XVI, Stellar Healing.
Both the birthchart position and the progressed position of
a planet act as terminals for the reception of planetary energy. Each terminal
actually involved in the progressed aspect receives the energy of the
progressed aspect in full volume. But unless the progressed aspect is from a
majorprogressed planet to its birthchart place—in which case there are only
two terminals—each progressed aspect has two other terminals not directly
involved in the progressed aspect. Each of these two terminals not directly
involved in the progressed aspect receives, through the principle of resonance,
onehalf as much energy as is received by each terminal directly involved.
It is important to understand that commonly a
majorprogressed aspect has four terminals because our research has determined
that each MajorProgressed Constant of an event or disease is always reinforced
by a minorprogressed aspect heavier than from the Moon to one of its four
terminals at the time the event occurs or the disease develops; and that each
reinforced MajorProgressed 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
minorprogressed aspect is always released by a transit aspect to one of the
birthchart or majorprogressed terminals influenced by the minorprogressed
aspect at the time the event takes place.
Before an ephemeris of Pluto was available to permit its
aspects to be included, there seemed to be indications that events influenced
by progressed aspects of Sun or Mars occasionally took place while the aspect
was as much as a degree and half from perfect. But as statistically indicated
in C. of L. Astrological Report No. 61, published in the January, 1948, number
of “The Rising Star,” in these instances while sometimes the zodiacal aspect was
well over the one degree limit, at the same time there was a progressed
parallel aspect involving the significant planet which was not over the one
degree limit.
The more closely the planets approach the perfect progressed
aspect the greater the amount of energy the temporary stellar aerial in the
astral body is capable of picking up, radio fashion, and transmitting to the
thought cells at its direct and indirect terminals, and the more capable these
become of influencing events.
Due to the reinforcement effect of minorprogressed aspects
to any of the four terminals of the majorprogressed aspect, to the trigger
effect of transit aspects to any of the four terminals of the majorprogressed
aspect, and to the physical environment through which events must come, the
important events attracted by majorprogressed aspects seldom arrive exactly on
the date the progressed aspect is perfect. But other things being equal, they are
more apt to arrive close to the date the majorprogressed aspect is perfect
than while the aspect is farther removed. Therefore, that the time and nature
of the important events which will be attracted into the life—unless they are
forestalled by precautionary actions—may be estimated in advance, it is
essential that the time be known when each majorprogressed aspect becomes
perfect.
As major progressions arc measured by the ratio of the
movements of the planets during one apparent solar day releasing energy which
causes the chief structural changes within the astral body that takes place
during one astrological year of life, the movements and positions of the
planets each four minutes after birth indicate the structural changes that take
place within the astral body each corresponding day after birth; the movements
and positions of the planets each two hours after birth spread the structural
changes so shown over each corresponding month of life after birth; and the
movements and the positions of the planets each day after birth indicate the
structural changes and events attracted during the corresponding year and time
of year of life.
The noon positions (or midnight positions if a midnight
ephemeris is used) of the planets as given in the ephemeris must thus represent
their majorprogressed positions for some year, month and day of calendar time
either before or after birth. And as on an average the progressed positions of
the planets on the birthday are no closer or farther from making perfect progressed
aspects than the progressed positions of the planets for any other day of the
year, the calendar date which corresponds to the ephemeris positions of the
planets on the day of birth is the most convenient starting point for
calculating the calendar date any majorprogressed aspect is perfect. Its
originator called the calendar date thus found the LIMITING DATE.
Finding the Limiting Date
The Limiting Date (abbreviated L.D.) is the date in calendar
time corresponding to the majorprogressed positions of the planets on the day
of birth as they are shown in the ephemeris. Convert the EGMT Interval of birth
into months and days of calendar time by dividing the hours by 2 and calling
the result months, and dividing the minutes by 4 and calling the result days.
If the EGMT Interval of birth is minus, add the calendar
interval thus found to the year and month of birth. If the EGMT Interval of
birth is plus, subtract the calendar interval thus found from the year, month
and day of birth. The L.D. thus found is the calendar starting point from which
all majorprogressed aspects and positions are calculated. As the birthchart
positions of the planets are calculated for an EGMT Interval, the most
convenient time for finding the L.D. is while the chart is being erected.
However, should an EGMT Interval on the day preceding or following birth be
used in finding the planets, places, this must not be employed in finding the
L.D. Instead, the EGMT Interval on the day of birth must be ascertained; for
the L.D. must always be calculated from the EGMT Interval on the day of birth.
On B. of L. student blanks a space is designated on which to write the L.D. It
may be in the year of birth, in the year previous to birth, or in the year
following birth. In writing it down be sure to include not only the month and
day of month, but also the year in which it falls.
Example 1: Chart la, Jan. 2, 1920, has an EGMT Interval of
plus 10h 32m What is the Limiting Date?
10 divided by 2 gives 5 as the month. 32 divided by 4 gives
8 as the days. As the interval is plus, the 5 months, 8 days must be subtracted
from Jan. 2, 1920. This gives July 24, 1919, as the L.D. This means that the
places of the planets given in the ephemeris for Jan. 3, 1920 (one day after
birth) are their majorprogressed positions for July 24, 1920. The Map. D. for
calendar year 1920 is thus Jan. 3, 1920.
Example 2: Chart 316, Dec. 17, 1920, has an EGMT Interval of
minus 3h 30m. What is the Limiting Date?
3 divided by 2 gives 1 month with a remainder of 60 minutes.
60m plus 30m gives 90m. 90 divided by 4 gives 22½ as the days. As the interval
is minus, this 1 month, 22½ days must be added to Dec. 17, 1920. This gives
Feb. 9, 1921, as the L.D. This means that the positions of the planets on the
day of birth, Dec. 17, 1920, are their majorprogressed positions for Feb. 9,
1921; and that their positions as shown in the ephemeris for Dec. 18, 1920, are
their majorprogressed positions for Feb. 9, 1922. Likewise, the positions of
the planets in the ephemeris for Dec. 28, 1920, are their majorprogressed
positions for Feb. 9, 1932. Which means that the Map. D. for 1932 is Dec. 28,
1920.
Example 3: The birth chart of Henry Ford Chapter 5, (Serial
Lesson 107), Course XI, Delineating the Horoscope has an EGMT Interval of plus
7h 56m. What is the Limiting Date?
7 divided by 2 gives 3 as the months, with a remainder of
60m. These added to 56m gives 116m 116 divided by 4 gives 29 as the days. As
the Interval is plus, this 3mo 29d must be subtracted from July 30, 1863, which
is the date of birth. This gives April 1, 1863, as the L.D. July 31, 1863,
represents the majorprogressed positions, and is the Map.D. for April 1, 1864;
and Aug. 1, 1863, represents the majorprogressed positions for April 1, 1865.
and is thus the Map.D. for 1865.
Finding the Major Progression Date
Both the L.D. and the Major Progression Date should always
be calculated from the date of birth in the ephemeris. Using the day preceding
or following birth in the ephemeris is the most common source of error in
calculating major progressions. The Major Progression Date (abbreviated Map.D.)
is the ephemeris day which shows the majorprogressed positions of the planets
for the month and day of the Limiting Date, but for some calendar year. To find
the Map.D. for any calendar year, count ahead in the ephemeris from the day of
birth as many days as complete years have elapsed since the Limiting Date. The
ephemeris day so located is the required Map.D. Examples 1, 2 and 3 illustrate
the process.
Finding the Midheaven Constant
As explained in Chapter 1 (Serial Lesson 19), the M.C.
progresses—by major progression, by minor progression, and by transit
progression—exactly the same number of signs, °s and ′s that the Sun progresses
through the zodiac during the same time. As the progressed aspects made by the
M.C. and Asc. are extremely important—next in importance to those made by the
Sun—it is advisable to reduce the work of calculating a series of them, once
for all, in each chart by finding the Midheaven Constant.
The Midheaven Constant (abbreviated M.C.C.) is the distance
in the chart of birth between the M.C. and the Sun in signs, °s and ′s
expressed as a plus or minus, so that when added to the sign °, and ′ occupied
by the M.C. the algebraic sum gives the sign, °, and ′ occupied by the Sun. It
is found by merely subtracting the smaller zodiacal longitude occupied by
birthchart M.C. or Sun, from the larger zodiacal longitude occupied by
birthchart M.C. or Sun, and placing before the signs, °s, and ′s thus found
the proper plus or minus sign.
Then, wherever the M.C. may be by progression—major, minor
or transit—algebraically add the sign, °, and ′ it occupies to the M.C.C. and
the result is the sign, °, and ′ occupied by the progressed Sun. And wherever
the progressed Sun may be, change the sign before the M.C.C. and algebraically
add it to the sign, °, and ′ occupied by the progressed Sun and the result is
the sign, °, and ′ occupied by the progressed M.C.
Example 4: In chart la, the Sun is 11 Capricorn 16 and the
M.C. is 5 Aries 45. From 10S 11° 16′ subtract 1S 5° 45′ and it gives 9S 5° 31′.
As to find the position of the Sun the difference so found must be added to the
M.C., the M.C.C. is plus 9S 5° 31′.
Example 5: In chart 316, the Sun is 25 Sagittarius 08 and
the M.C. is 16 Cancer 45. From 9S 25° 08′ subtract 4S 16° 45′ and it gives 5S
8° 23′. As to find the position of the Sun the difference so found must be
added to the M.C., the M.C.C. is plus 5S 8° 23′.
Example 7: In the Henry Ford chart Chapter 5 (Serial Lesson
107), Course XI, Delineating the Horoscope the Sun is 7 Leo 06 and the M.C. is
12 Virgo 00. From 6S 12° 00′ subtract 5S 7° 06′ and it gives 1S 4° 54′. As to
find the position of the Sun the difference so found must be subtracted from
the M.C., the M.C.C. is minus 1S 4° 54′.
The Problems of Progressions
The calculations involved in chart erection, major
progressions, minor progressions and transit progressions are chiefly the
solution of problems in direct proportion such as are taught in grammar school.
In each problem (a) : (b) :: (c) : (d).
In thus solving problems in proportion, as the product of
the means is equal to the product of the extremes, when the two inner terms are
given, multiply one by the other and divide the product by the outer term. When
the two outer terms are given, multiply one by the other and divide the product
by the inner term. The result is the answer.
Any of these problems in proportion can be solved in four
different ways. They can be solved by direct proportion, they can be solved by
logarithms, they can be solved with a slide rule, or they can be solved with
The Church of Light Chart Calculator.
In mathematically handling proportions involving hours and
minutes and °s and ′s, the use of logarithms greatly reduces the labor. Each
problem in proportion considered in this book can be worked either by direct
proportion, or by logarithms. By either method the letter employed to designate
each term of the proportion is as follows:
(a) is the ephemeris daily gain, or gain through some
constant interval of time or space.
When only one planet or position is moving, as when a planet
is moving to make an aspect with some birthchart position, the ephemeris daily
gain (a) is the daily motion of the planet. When both planets or positions are
direct in motion, or when both planets or positions are retrograde in motion,
subtract the ephemeris daily motion of the slower moving planet from the
ephemeris daily motion of the faster moving planet. The result is (a) the
ephemeris daily gain. When one planet or position is direct in motion and the
other is retrograde in motion, add the two daily motions. Their sum is (a) the
ephemeris daily gain.
(b) is the gain during some selected interval of time or
space.
(c) is the constant interval of time or space.
(d) is some selected interval of time or space.
In employing direct proportion to solve problems in
progression it is more convenient to work immediately with calendar time. But
in employing logarithms it is more convenient to work the problem first in
terms of progression time (EGMT Interval), and then convert the result so found
into calendar time. Diurnal proportional logarithms such as are to be found in
the back of most ephemerides are constructed to solve just such problems in
proportion, term (c), which is always 1440 minutes (24 hours), being taken care
of by the table.
The advantage of such logarithms, which are almost
universally used in erecting birth charts to find how many °s and ′s a planet
moves during a given EGMT Interval, is that the logarithm of term (b) can be
obtained merely by adding the logarithms of term (a) and (d); and the logarithm
of term (d) can be obtained merely by subtracting the logarithm of term (a)
from the logarithm of term (b).
To designate the birthchart position of a planet it has
become the custom to use the letter r after the planet, to designate a
majorprogressed planet to use the letter p after the planet, to designate a
minorprogressed planet to use the letter m after the planet, and to designate
a transitprogressed planet to use the letter t after the planet.
Finding the MajorProgressed Positions of the Planets on a Given Calendar Date
Find the plus or minus calendar interval in months and days
the given date is from the nearest month and day of the L.D. Then find the Map.
D. in the ephemeris for the L.D. from which the given calendar date is this
number of months and days distant. Convert the calendar interval from the L.D.
in that calendar year into EGMT Interval (major progression time) at the rate
of each month being equivalent to 2 hours, and each day being equivalent to 4
minutes. If the calendar interval is plus the EGMT Interval thus found is plus;
if the calendar interval is minus the EGMT Interval thus found is minus. Use
this EGMT Interval on the Map. D. in the ephemeris exactly as if finding the
birthchart positions of the planets for this EGMT Interval on that ephemeris
day.
Example 8: Find the majorprogressed positions of the
planets on Nov. 24, 1949, for chart la. In example I the L.D. is found to be
July 24, 1919. Subtracting 7mo 24d from 11mo 24d gives a plus calendar interval
of 4mo. Multiplying 4 by 2 gives a plus 8h EGMT Interval. Subtracting 1919
(L.D.) from 1949 gives 30. Adding 30 days to January 2, 1920 (date of birth)
gives February 1 as the Map. D. Using the planetary positions on Feb. 1, 1920,
and calculating their positions for a plus EGMT Interval of 8 hours, gives
their majorprogressed positions on November 24, 1949, as shown on below.
Correcting Ascendant for Latitude of Birth
Example 9: Find the majorprogressed positions of the
planets on April 24, 1934, for chart 316. In example 2 the L.D. is found to be
Feb. 9, 1921. Subtracting 2mo 9d from 4mo 24d gives a plus 2mo 15d calendar
interval. Multiplying 2 by 2 gives 4h. Multiplying 15 by 4 gives 60m, or 1h.
There is thus a plus 5h EGMT Interval. Subtracting 1921 (L.D.) from 1934, gives
13. Adding 13 days to Dec. 17, 1920 (date of birth) gives Dec. 30, 1920, as the
Map. D. Using the planetary positions on Dec. 30, 1920, and calculating their
positions for a plus EGMT Interval of 5h, gives their majorprogressed
positions on April 24, 1934, as shown on page .
Finding the Major, Minor or TransitProgressed M.C. on a Given Date
First find the sign, °, and ′ occupied by the progressed Sun
on the given calendar date. Change the sign before the M.C.C. and algebraically
add the M.C.C. to the sign, °, and ′ occupied by the progressed Sun. The result
is the precise progressed M.C.
Example 10: Find majorprogressed M.C. for chart la on
November 24, 1949. In example 4 the M.C.C. for this chart is shown to be plus
9S 5° 31 ′. Majorprogressed Sun on November 24, 1949, is 11 Aquarius 41.
Subtracting 9S 5° 31′ from 11S 11° 41′ gives 2S 6° 10′. Thus progressed M.C. is
6 Taurus 10.
Example 11: Find majorprogressed M.C. for chart 316 on
April 24, 1934. In example 5 the M.C.C. of this chart is shown to be plus 5S 8°
23′. Majorprogressed Sun on April 24, 1934, is 8 Capricorn 44. Subtracting 5S
8° 23′ from 10S 8° 44′ gives 5S 0° 21′. Thus progressed M.C. is 0 Leo 21.
Finding the Major, Minor or TransitProgressed Asc. on a Given Date
In a table of houses look between the two columns within
which the progressed M.C. occurs, and find (a) the °s and ′s between the
nearest and next nearest Asc. given for the latitude nearest that of birth.
Find (c) the °s and ′s between the nearest and next nearest
M.C. given in the table. In Dalton’s, AP, Raphael’s and RC tables this is
always 1° (60′).
Find (d) the °s and ′s between the true M.C. and the M.C.
given in the table.
By proportion reduce each term to ′s, then multiply ( a ) by
( d ) and divide the product by ( c ). This gives (b), the distance the Asc. is
from the nearest Asc. given in the table for the nearest latitude given in the
table.
By logarithms, to log. (a) add log. (d), and from the sum so
found subtract log. (c). The result is log. (b), the distance the Asc. is from
the nearest Asc. given in the table for the nearest latitude given in the
table.
If the true M.C. is smaller than the M.C. given in the
table, subtract (b) from the nearest Asc. in the table. If the true M.C. is
greater than the M.C. given in the table, add (b) to the nearest Asc. in the
table.
This gives the Asc. for the latitude given in the table. If
the latitude of birth is not precisely that given in the table, use the
Correction for Latitude given on page .
Example 12: Find majorprogressed Asc. for chart la on
November 24, 1949. In example 10 the majorprogressed M.C. for this date is
shown to be 6 Taurus 10. AP and Raphael’s tables give the Asc. for 6 Taurus as
15 Leo 39 and the Asc. for 7 Taurus as 16 Leo 24. The difference (a) is thus
45′. As 6 Taurus 10 is 10′ more than 6 Taurus, (d) is 10′. (c) is 60′. By
proportion, multiplying 45 by 10 gives 450. 450 divided by 60 gives 7½′. By
logarithms, the sum of log. (a) 1.5051 and log. (d) 2.1584 is 3.6635.
Subtracting log. (c) 1.3802 from 3.6635 gives 2.2833, which is the log. of (b)
7½′. To the Asc. for 6 Taurus, which is 15 Leo 39, we add 8′ (considering the ½
as 1), which, as the table is for the precise latitude of birth, gives the
progressed Asc. as 15 Leo 47′.
Example 13: Find majorprogressed Asc. for chart 316 on
April 24, 1934. In example 11 the majorprogressed M.C. for this date is shown
to be 0 Leo 21. Dalton’s table gives the Asc. for 0 Leo in latitude 40 as 25
Libra 38, and the Asc. for 1 Leo as 26 Libra 27. The difference (a) is 49′. As
0 Leo 21 is 21′ more than 0 Leo, (d) is 21′. (c) is 60′. By proportion,
multiplying 49 by 21 gives 1029. 1029 divided by 60 gives 17. By logarithms,
the sum of log. (a) 1.4682 and log. (d) 1.8361 is 3.3043. Subtracting log. (c)
1.3802 from 3.3043 gives log. 1.9241, which is the log. of (b) 17′. To the Asc.
for 0 Leo, which is 25 Libra 38, we add 17′, which gives the progressed Asc.
for the latitude given in the table as 25 Libra 55.
But as the true latitude of birth is 39° 45′, there is a
correction to be made for (d) the 15′ difference in latitude. Under the 0 Leo
column the table gives 25 Libra 52 for latitude 39, and 25 Libra 38 for
latitude 40, a difference of (a) 14′. (c) is 60′. Following the instructions
given on page , by proportion, multiplying(a) 14 by (d) 15 gives 210. Dividing
210 by 60 gives (b) 3½′. By logarithms, subtracting log. (c) 1.3802 from log.
(d) 1.9823 gives .6021. Adding log. (a) 2.0122 to .6021 gives 2.6143, which is
the log. of (b) 3½′.
As the true latitude is less than the nearest latitude given
in the table and the ′s are decreasing with latitude, we add the correction of
3½′ to 25 Libra 55, which (considering the ½ as 1) gives the progressed Asc. as
25 Libra 59.
Finding the Calendar Date on Which a MajorProgressed Aspect Between Planets is Perfect
Find the Map. D. in the ephemeris nearest the ephemeris time
the aspect is perfect.
Find (a) the daily gain in °s and ′s of the one planet on
the other as indicated on the Map. D. in the ephemeris.
Find (b) the °s and ′s the aspect is from perfect.
In employing proportion (c) is 12 months or 365 days. In
employing logarithms (c) is 24h EGMT Interval.
In employing proportion (d) is months and days of calendar
time from the L.D. in the calendar year it takes the planets to close the gap
(b) and make the perfect aspect.
In employing logarithms (d) is the number of hours and
minutes of EGMT Interval on the Map.D. it takes the planets to close the gap
(b) and make the perfect aspect. This EGMT Interval must then be converted into
its equivalent plus or minus calendar interval at the rate of each 2 hours
being equal to 1 month and each 4 minutes equal to 1 day. By either method if
the aspect is formed before the positions given in the ephemeris, subtract the
calendar interval thus found from the L.D. in the calendar year. If the aspect
is formed after the positions given in the ephemeris, add the calendar interval
thus found to the L.D. in the calendar year. This gives the calendar date the
aspect is perfect.
By proportion, to find (d) multiply (b) by (c) and divide by
(a).
By logarithms, to find (d) subtract log. (a) from log.(b).
Example 14: The L.D. for chart la was found to be July 24,
1919. On what date does the Sun make the conjunction with Uranus r by major
progression?
Uranus r is 29 Aquarius 03. Turning to the 1920 ephemeris we
find the Sun on Feb. 19, 1920, in 29 Aquarius 34, and thus (b) 31 ′ past the
perfect aspect. Between Feb. 18 and Feb. 19, 1920, the Sun is moving (a) 61′.
By proportion, multiplying (b) 31 by (c) 12 gives 372.
Dividing 372 by (a) 61 gives the calendar interval (d) as 6 6/61 months, or 6mo
3d.
By logarithms, subtract log. (a) 61′, 1.3730 from log. (b)
31′, 1.6670, and it gives log. .2940, which is the log. of (d) 12h 12m.
Dividing 12 by 2 gives 6mo. Dividing 12 by 4 gives 3 days.
Counting ahead in the ephemeris from the day of birth,
January 2, 1920, we find that Feb. 19 is 48 days later. Adding 48 years to the
L.D., July 24, 1919, gives 1967 as the calendar year for Map. D. Feb. 19, 1920.
As the aspect was formed before the positions given in the ephemeris on Feb.
19, 1920, we subtract the calendar interval 6mo 3d from July 24, 1967. This
gives the date of progressed Sun conjunction Uranus r as January 21, 1967.
Progressing the Sun
Examples of finding the dates of majorprogressed aspects of
the other planets will be found in Chapters 3 and 4 (Serial Lessons 112 and
113). For precision the calendar date on which each progressed aspect involving
the Sun is perfect should be determined in the manner above indicated. But as
the daily motion of the Sun varies only from 57′ to 61′, its approximate major
progression per month is 1/12 of this, or approximately 5′; and 1′ progression
is thus equivalent approximately to 6 days of calendar time. Thus when there is
no need for precision it is more convenient to work progressed aspects of the
Sun by proportion.
Example 6: Find date on which in chart la majorprogressed
Sun makes the semisquare with Venus r. Venus is 28 Scorpio 18. The Sun must
therefore reach 13 Capricorn 18 to make the semisquare. In example 1, we found
the L.D. for this chart to be July 24, 1919. On January 4, 1920, the ephemeris
shows the Sun 12 Capricorn 51. It must therefore move 27′ to make the aspect.
Dividing 27 by 5 (′s of Sun travel per month) gives 5mo. Multiplying the
remaining 2′ by 6 (days the Sun travels in 1′) gives us 12d.
Counting ahead in the ephemeris from the day of birth,
January 2, 1920, we find January 4 is 2 days later. Adding 2 years to the L.D.
July 24, 1919, gives 1921 as the calendar year for the Map. D. As the aspect
was formed after the positions given in the ephemeris, we add the 5mo 12d to
July 24, 1921, and it gives the date of Sun semisquare Venus r as January 6,
1922.
When the actual travel of the Sun on the Map. D., 61′, is
used, the more precise date obtained by either proportion or logarithms is
January 3, 1922. The problem worked out in detail by logarithms is given on
page of Chapter 1 (Serial Lesson 19).
Finding the Sign, °, and ′on the M.C. for a Given Asc.
If the table of houses does not give the precise latitude of
birth, find the Correction for Latitude as explained on page .
When the true latitude is less than the nearest latitude
given in the table: If the table shows the ′s decreasing with latitude, the
correction is subtracted. If the table shows the ′s increasing with latitude,
the correction is added.
When the true latitude of birth is greater than the nearest
latitude given in the table: If the table shows the ′s decreasing with
latitude, the correction is added. If the table shows the ′s increasing with
latitude, the correction is subtracted.
This gives the Asc. for the nearest latitude given in the
table.
Find (a) the °s and ′s between the nearest and the next
nearest M.C. in the table. In Dalton’s, AP, Raphael’s and RC tables this is
always 1° (60′).
Find (c) the °s and ′s between the nearest and the next
nearest Asc. given in the table.
Find (d) the °s and ′s between the true Asc. corrected for
the latitude given in the table, and the nearest Asc. for that latitude given
in the table.
(b) is the distance the true M.C. is from the nearest M.C.
given in the table.
By proportion, to find (b), multiply (a) by (d) and divide
the product by (c). By logarithms, add log. (a) to log. (d) and from their sum
subtract log. (c).
Example 15: In chart 1a what sign, ° and ′ is on the M.C.
when progressed Asc. makes the conjunction with Neptune r? To make the
conjunction the progressed Asc. must move to 10 Leo 55. Looking in the table of
houses for New York we find the nearest Asc. 11 Leo 08, with 30 Aries 00 on the
M.C. The next nearest Asc. is 10 Leo 24. The difference (c) is 44′. The
difference (d) between 10 Leo 55 and 11 Leo 08 is 13′. By proportion,
multiplying (a) 60 by (d) 13 gives 780. Dividing 780 by (c) 44 gives 18′. By
logarithms, adding log. (a) 1.3802 to log. (d) 2.0444 gives log. 3.4246.
Subtracting log. (c) 1.5149 from 3.4246 gives 1.9097, which is the log. of (b)
18′.
As the Asc. when the aspect is complete is less than the
nearest Asc. given in the tables, the 18′ must be subtracted from 30 Aries 00.
This gives the progressed M.C. 29 Aries 42.
Example 16: In chart 316 what sign, ° and ′ is on the M.C.
when progressed Asc. makes the trine with Pluto r? To make the trine with Pluto
r the Asc. must move to 8 Scorpio 04. Dalton’s table of houses shows 15 Leo 00
on the M.C. when 7 Scorpio 40 is on the Asc. in lat. 40, and 8 Scorpio 01 on
the Asc. in lat. 39. As chart 316 is erected for lat. 39:45, there is a
correction to be made for (d) 15′ of latitude. (a) is 21′, the difference
between 7 Scorpio 40 and 8 Scorpio 01. Multiplying (a) 21′ by (d) 15′ gives
315. 315 divided by (c) 60′ gives the correction for latitude as 5′.
Subtracting this 5′ from 8 Scorpio 04 shows that when 8 Scorpio 04 is on the
Asc. in lat. 39 :45, 7 Scorpio 59 is on the Asc. in lat. 40, the lat. given in
the table. We need to find, therefore, the sign, °, and ′ on the M.C. when the
table shows 7 Scorpio 59 on the Asc. in lat. 40.
In lat. 40 the table shows 7 Scorpio 40 as the nearest Asc.
and 8 Scorpio 27 as the next nearest. The difference (c) is 47′. The
difference (d) between 7 Scorpio 40 and 7 Scorpio 59 is 19′. By proportion,
multiplying (a) 60 by (d) 19 gives 1140. Dividing 1140 by (c) 47 gives 24′. By
logarithms, adding log. (a) 1.3802 to log. (d) 1.8796 gives log. 3.2598.
Subtracting log. (c) 1.4863 from 3.2598 gives 1.7735, which is the log. of (b)
24′.
As the Asc. when the aspect is complete is more than the
nearest Asc. given in the table, the 24′ must be added to 15 Leo 00. This gives
the progressed M.C. 15 Leo 24.
Finding the Calendar Date from Major, Minor or TransitProgressed M.C.
Algebraically add the sign, °, and ′ of the progressed M.C.
to the M.C.C. The result is the sign, °, and ′ occupied by the progressed Sun
on the sought calendar date. Thus when the sign, °, and ′ occupied by the Asc.
when it makes an aspect is determined, the sign, °, and ′ on the M.C. for this
Asc. can be ascertained as above explained. And when the sign, °, and ′
occupied by the progressed M.C. when it makes an aspect is determined—as when
it makes an aspect to a birthchart planet—this can be used. In either case,
from the M.C. find the sign, °, and ′ occupied by the progressed Sun by
algebraically adding to it the M.C.C. Then find the calendar date on which the
progressed Sun occupies the sign, °, and ′ so found. This is the precise date
on which the progressed Asc. or M.C. makes the aspect, or reaches the given
sign, °, and ′ of the zodiac.
Example 17: In chart la, on what date does majorprogressed
Asc. make the conjunction with Neptune r? In example 15 we found the aspect is
perfect when 29 Aries 42 is on the progressed M.C. In example 4 we found the
M.C.C. for this chart to be plus 9S 5° 31′. Adding 9S 5° 31′ to 1S 29° 42′
gives the majorprogressed position of the Sun 11S 5° 13′. On January 26, 1920,
the ephemeris gives the Sun 5 Aquarius 15. This is 2′ past the required
position, and as the Sun moves at the rate of 1′ for each 6 days by major
progression, this is equivalent to 12 days to be subtracted from the L.D. July
24, in the calendar year, giving July 12. As January 26 is 24 days after birth,
we add 24 years to the year of the L.D., 1919. Asc. is conjunction Neptune r
July 12, 1943.
Example 18: In chart 316, on what date does majorprogressed
Asc. make the trine with Pluto r? In example 16 we found the aspect is perfect
when 15 Leo 24 is on the M.C. In example 5 we found the M.C.C. for this chart
to be 5S 8° 23′. Adding 5S 8° 23′ to 5S 15° 24′ gives the majorprogressed
position of the Sun as 10S 23° 47′. On January 14, 1921, the ephemeris gives
the Sun 23 Capricorn 49. This is 2′ past the required position, and as the Sun
moves at the rate of 1′ for each 6 days major progression, this is equivalent
to 12 days to be subtracted from the L.D. February 9, in the calendar year,
giving (ignoring the 31 days in January) January 27. As January 14 is 28 days
after birth, we add the 28 years to the year of the L.D., 1921. Asc. is trine
Pluto r January 27, 1949.
Finding the Progressed Zodiacal Motion of Major, Minor or Transit M.C. or Asc.
In a table of houses find the nearest Asc. to that the
motion of which is to be ascertained for the latitude nearest that of birth.
The difference in Asc. motions between consecutive latitudes is so small that
using the motion for the nearest latitude is sufficiently precise.
Find (a) the difference in °s and ′s between the nearest and
the next nearest Asc. given in the two columns within which the progressed Asc.
is found.
Find (c) the difference in °s and ′s between the nearest and
the next nearest M.C. given in the same two columns in the table. In Dalton’s,
AP, Raphael’s and RC tables this is always 1° (60′).
Find (d) the daily motion of the Sun in °s and ′s as given
in the ephemeris on the Map. D., MED, or Transit Date. This is also the number
of °s and ′s traveled by the progressed M.C. during the same progressed
interval. It is the daily motion of the M. C. on the Map. D., MED, or Transit
Date.
By proportion, multiply (a) by (d) and divide the product by
(c). This gives (b). By logarithm, 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
Asc. moves during the same major, minor or transit progression interval moved
by the Sun. It is the daily motion of the Asc. on the Map. D. MED, or Transit
Date.
Finding the Calendar Date on Which an Aspect Involving MajorProgressed M.C. or Asc. is Perfect
From the daily motion of the M.C. or Asc. on the Map. D.,
and the daily motion of the planet 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
birthchart position, (a) is the daily motion of M.C. or Asc.
Find (b) the °s and ′s the aspect is from perfect. To find
(b) first find the sign, °, and ′ occupied by the progressed M.C. or Asc. on the
Map. D. Then find the sign, °, and ′ occupied by the progressed planet on the
Map. D. The °s and ′s which are less subtracted from the °s and ′s which are
greater, gives the °s and ′s the aspect is from perfect.
(c) is 12mo calendar time or 24h EGMT Interval.
With (a), (b) and (c) thus ascertained the date the aspect
is perfect is found exactly as in finding the date on which a majorprogressed
aspect between planets is perfect.
Example 19: In chart la, on what date does majorprogressed
Sun make the opposition of progressed Asc.? On Feb. 20, 1920, the ephemeris
shows Sun 0 Pisces 34. Subtracting the M.C.C. 9S 5° 31′ found in example 4,
from 12S 0° 34′ gives the progressed M.C. for this Map. D. 25 Taurus 03. The
Asc. when 25 Taurus 03 is on the M.C. as worked from the table of houses for
New York is 0 Virgo 31. Progressed Sun, moving faster than progressed Asc. is
thus (b) 3′ past the perfect opposition. The Sun on Feb. 20, and therefore the
M.C., is moving 60′. The Asc. is moving 48′ while the M.C. moves 60′. The gain
(a) of the Sun on the Asc. is the difference between 48′ and 60′ or 12′.
By proportion, multiplying (b) 3 by (c) 12 gives 36.
Dividing 36 by (a) 12 gives 3mo. By logarithms, subtracting log. (a) 2.0792
from log. (b) 2.6812 gives log. (d) .6020 which is the log. of 6h. Dividing 6
by 2 gives 3mo. Subtracting the 3mo from the L.D. July 24, in the calendar
year, gives April 24. Feb. 20 is 49 days after the day of birth on Jan. 2. To
the year of the L.D., 1919, we therefore add 49 years. Progressed Sun is
opposition Asc. p April 24, 1968.
Example 20: In chart 316, when does majorprogressed Mercury
make the sextile with majorprogressed Asc.? The Map. D. for 1930 is 9 days
after birth, or Dec. 26, 1920. The ephemeris position of Mercury on this date is
22 Sagittarius 23. The position of the Sun on Dec. 26, 1920, is 4 Capricorn 27.
In example 5 we found the M.C.C. of this chart to be plus 5S 8° 23′.
Subtracting 5S 8° 23′ from 10S 4° 27′ gives the progressed M.C. on the Map. D.
26 Cancer 04. Dalton’s table of houses shows 22 Libra 19 on Asc. in lat. 40
when 26 Cancer 00 is on M.C. Asc. moves 50′ while M.C. moves 60′. Thus when 26
Cancer 04 is on the M.C. 22 Libra 22 is on the Asc. in lat. 40. As explained in
example 13 there is a further correction of 3′ to be added which gives the Asc.
in lat. 39 :45 as 22 Libra 25.
As the Asc. on Map. D. is 22 Libra 25, and Mercury is 22
Sagittarius 23, the distance aspect is from perfect (b) is 2′.
The Sun on Dec. 26, and therefore the M.C., is moving 61′.
To find how far Asc. moves while M.C. moves 61′, as previously explained,
multiply (a) 50 by (d) 61. This gives 3050. Then divide by (c) 60, which gives
the daily motion of the Asc. (b) as 51′. The daily motion of Mercury on Jan.
26, 1920, is 1° 31′. The daily gain is thus 40′.
By proportion, multiplying (b) 2 by (c) 12 gives 24.
Dividing 24 by (a) 40 gives (d) 24/40mo or 18d. By logarithms, subtracting log.
(a) 1.5563 from log. (b) 2.8573 gives 1.3010 which is log. (d) 1h 12m. Dividing
this 72m by 4 gives 18d. As Mercury is moving faster than the Asc. the aspect
is formed after the Map. D. Therefore the 18d must be added to Feb. 9, 1930.
Progressed Mercury is sextile Asc. p, Feb. 27, 1930.
Birth Charts
Majors: Birth Chart 1a
Jan. 2, 1920, 5:32 p.m. EST. 74W. 40:43N.
Major progressions in outer circle for Nov. 24, 1949.
Asc. semisquare Saturn r, June 25, 1924.
Sun sesquisquare Saturn r, January 15, 1935.
M.C. opposition Mars p, August 4, 1940.
Mercury conjunction Sun p, November 27, 1953.
M. C. conjunction Moon r, September 18, 1973.
Asc. sextile Mars p, July 7, 1977.

Majors: Birth Chart 316
Dec. 17, 1920, 1:30 a.m. MST. 105W. 39 45N
Time not recorded: Rectified to 2:10 A.M.
Sun sesquisquare Neptune r, April 5, 1924.
Asc. semisextile Jupiter r, June 19, 1925.
M.C. sextile Saturn r, August 6, 1928.
Asc. trine Mars p, August 9, 1929.
Mercury inconjunct M.C. p, March 2, 1937.
Mercury conjunction Sun p, May 23, 1951.

