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Serial Lesson 115

From Course X-2, Progressing the Horoscope, Chapter 6

Original Copyright 1934, Elbert Benjamine (a.k.a. C. C. Zain)
Copyright 2011, The Church of Light

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Subheadings:
What to Do Under Favorable Progressions Involving the Sun
What to Do Under Favorable Progressions Involving the Moon
What to Do Under Favorable Progressions Involving Mercury
What to Do Under Favorable Progressions Involving Venus
What to Do Under Favorable Progressions Involving Mars
What to Do Under Favorable Progressions Involving Jupiter
What to Do Under Favorable Progressions Involving Saturn
What to Do Under Favorable Progressions Involving Uranus
What to Do Under Favorable Progressions Involving Neptune
What to Do Under Favorable Progressions Involving Pluto
What to Do Under Favorable Progressions Involving M.C.
What to Do Under Favorable Progressions Involving Asc.
Using Favorable Progressions as Rallying Forces
Keeping Track of Minor-Progressed and Transit-Progressed Positions
Calculating Aspects Made by Minor-Progressed Planets

Tables:  Table of House Cusp Declinations

Chart Examples:  Minors: Birth Chart 3b    Minors: Birth Chart 318b

Chapter 6

Minor Progressions of Moon and Planets

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Table of House Cusp Declinations

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 aspect.

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 page 200-202 Chapter 7 (Serial Lesson 203), 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.

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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 pass.

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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.

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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 desired ends.

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.

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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.

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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 too 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.

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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 sought.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ground wire. 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 occupies.

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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 attract.

And if the individual will keep tuned in by his thoughts and feelings on 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.

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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 on 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.

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Calculating Aspects Made by Minor-Progressed Planets

In the following examples, and in those in Chapter 5 (Serial Lesson 114), 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 (Serial Lesson 116).

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 Chapter 5 (Serial Lesson 114).

Example 1. For chart 3b, given on page 163, calculate all the minor-progressed positions for March 22, 1937: The M.C.C., calculated according to the method given in Chapter 2 (Serial Lesson 111), 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 on page 130 of Chapter 5 (Serial Lesson 114), 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 OS 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 (Serial Lesson 111), 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 on page 163. The positions by declination may be found in a similar manner.

Example 2. For chart 318b, given on 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 on page 130 of Chapter 5 (Serial Lesson 114), 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 (Serial Lesson 111), 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 on page 164. The positions by declination may be found in a similar manner.

Example 3. For chart 3b, given on 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 on page 130 of Chapter 5 (Serial Lesson 114), 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, given on 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 on page 130 of Chapter 5 (Serial Lesson 114), 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, given on 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 on page 130 of Chapter 5 (Serial Lesson 114), 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 (Serial Lesson 111), 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.

Birth Charts

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Minors: Birth Chart 3b

June 28, 1920, 12:23 p.m. CST. 89W. 40:40N.
L.D. March 22, 1920. M.C.C. minus 0S 5° 32′.
Solar Constant, minus 5S 1° 45′.

Major progressions in outer circle are for May 22, 1937.
Minor progressions outside chart are for May 22, 1937.

1924: Jan. 20, Venus m trine Uranus r.

1934: May 18, Sun m conjunction Sun p.

1935: Aug. 22, Mars m trine Moon r.

1936: Sept. 11, Uranus m opposition Saturn r.

Minors: Birth Chart 318b

November 24, 1920, 6:00 p.m. CST. 95W. 39N.
L.D. May 24, 1941. M.C.C. minus 2S 23° 57′.
Solar Constant, plus 6S 14° 39′.

Major progressions in outer circle are for
March 22, 1937.

Minor progressions outside chart for May 24, 1941.

1933: June 1, Venus m parallel Saturn p.

1936: Sept. 11, Mercury m semisextile Venus p.

1937: Feb. 19, Sun m square Asc. r.

1938: July 1, Mercury m conjunction Uranus p.

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