Serial Lesson 114
From Course X2, Progressing the Horoscope, Chapter 5
Original Copyright 1934, Elbert Benjamine (a.k.a. C. C. Zain)
Copyright 2011, The Church of Light
Subheadings:
MinorProgressed Aspects of Value Only When Made to BirthChart Planets or to MajorProgressed Planets
Finding the Solar Constant
FindingtheMinorProgressionDate
Finding the Minor Ephemeris Date
Finding the MinorProgressed Positions of the Planets on a Given Calendar Date
Finding the Calendar Date on Which a MinorProgressed Aspect to a BirthChart or MajorProgressed Position is Perfect
Finding the MinorProgressed M.C. on a Given Date
Finding the MinorProgressed Asc. on a Given Date
Finding the Sign, °, and ′ on the M.C. for a Given Asc.
Finding the Calendar Date From the MinorProgressed M.C.
Finding the Zodiacal Motion of MinorProgressed M.C. or Asc.
Finding the Calendar Date on Which an Aspect From MinorProgressed M.C. or Asc. to a MajorProgressed or BirthChart Position is Perfect
Finding the Declination of MinorProgressed M.C. or Asc. for a Given Calendar Date
Finding the Motion by Declination of Major, Minor or TransitProgressed M.C. or Asc.
Finding the Calendar Date on Which a Major, Minor or TransitProgressed Planet, Progressed M.C. or Progressed Asc. Reaches a Given Sign, °, and ′ of the Zodiac, or Reaches a Given ° and ′ of Declination
Finding the Calendar Date on Which the MinorProgressed M.C. or Asc. Makes a Parallel Aspect With a MajorProgressed or BirthChart Position
Minor Progression Date Tables: Years 148 Years 4996
Chart Example: Minors: Birth Chart 317b
Chapter 5
Minor Progressions of Sun and Angles
MINOR progressed aspects have two distinct influences. They exert a power, and a harmony or discord, 1/27.3 of the power and harmony or discord of the same aspect between the same two planets when made by majorprogressed aspect. The psychokinetic power of the thought cells receiving new energy through minorprogressed aspects thus enables them to attract into the life minor events. Minor events coincide with characteristic minorprogressed aspects.
But in addition to this independent influence, if the minorprogressed aspect is to one of the terminals (as both birthchart and progressed positions are terminals, unless a planet aspects its birthchart place each progressed aspect has four terminals) of a majorprogressed aspect, it steps up, and thus reinforces the majorprogressed aspect. So far as effects are concerned, it seems to operate on the majorprogressed power as an automobile induction coil operates in stepping up the battery current to sufficient voltage to afford the spark necessary for ignition. And for a majorprogressed aspect to gain enough power to attract a major event it would seem that it is as necessary for it to be thus reinforced by a minorprogressed aspect to one of its four terminals as it is for an automobile to have its battery current stepped up by an induction coil to get satisfactory ignition.
Church of Light statistical studies of the major and minorprogressed aspects in many hundreds of charts at the time some major event took place demonstrate that major events take place only when the characteristic majorprogressed aspect is thus reinforced by a minorprogressed aspect. These statistical studies indicate that this reinforcement effect seems to have no influence whatever on the harmony or discord of the majorprogressed aspect. But it does apparently step up whatever power the majorprogressed aspect has at the time by the same percentage a similar majorprogressed aspect steps up the birthchart power of the planets involved. Thus during the time a majorprogressed aspect is within its one effective degree of orb there are sure to be several lesser periods during which minorprogressed aspects step it up. And whatever major event occurs is sure to happen on one of these peaks of power.
As is explained in Chapter 7 (Serial Lesson 116), in addition to the minorprogressed aspect to one of its terminals, there must also be a transit aspect to one of its terminals at the precise time an event attracted by a majorprogressed aspect enters the life. But relative to the reinforcing power of minorprogressed aspects, extensive statistical research fully justifies the following:
RULE: The MajorProgressed Constants of an event or disease are 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.
This rule is very important, for it enables us to eliminate the possibility of a given event or the development of a given disease, even during those periods when the MajorProgressed Constants are within the one degree of effective orb, except during those limited periods when ALL these MajorProgressed Constants are reinforced by minorprogressed aspects.
But thus to be sure they are eliminated during a given period, not only the zodiacal minorprogressed position of the ten planets and the M.C. and Asc. must be precisely ascertained, but the declinations also of all twelve minorprogressed positions. Using a Lunar Constant for such calculations may give an error of from one to three days, which is not significant in timing minor events. But during three days minorprogressed Sun, Mercury and Venus may each move not less than 15′. Thus this margin of error may make it appear that they are not within orb of an aspect when in reality they are. And should an individual undertake some dangerous exploit during a heavy discordant majorprogressed aspect involving Mars, under the impression there was no minorprogressed aspect within one degree of perfect involving Mars, when in reality there thus was, this error might cost him his life. Or the error may indicate that there is a minorprogressed aspect within one degree of orb to the terminal of a majorprogressed aspect when in reality there is not. On the assumption the minorprogressed aspect is thus exerting reinforcing power, an individual under the influence of some favorable majorprogressed aspect may undertake some venture and fail, in which he would have been successful had the minorprogressed aspect actually been within the one degree of effective orb. Thus on certain occasions it is essential to be able to determine quite precisely when a minorprogressed aspect is, and when it is not, within the one degree of effective orb to a birthchart or majorprogressed position.
The above rule enables us more precisely to time indicated events; for the event will occur on one of the peaks of power indicated when ALL the MajorProgressed Constants are reinforced by minorprogressed aspects.
As indicated on page of Chapter 8 (Serial Lesson 117), it greatly aids in rectifying charts; because if the chart is correct it will have not only a majorprogressed aspect to the ruler of the house mapping the department of life affected by the event, and the MajorProgressed Constants of the event—often involving the rulers of several houses—at the time the event occurs, but as an additional check, the majorprogressed aspect indicating the event in each case must be reinforced by a minorprogressed aspect and released by a transit aspect.
If the ruler of the house mapping the department of life affected by the majorprogressed aspect, and each of the other MajorProgressed Constants, are not thus reinforced by a minorprogressed aspect and released by a transitprogressed aspect at the time of the event, the house positions of the chart are not correct.
There are still other important applications of the rule given above, but undoubtedly its greatest usefulness is in the selection of the best time to do things. Commonly, minorprogressed aspects last only a short period. Therefore, during the time a majorprogressed aspect is within its one degree of effective orb, it usually is possible to select several short periods during which no minorprogressed aspect to any of its terminals reinforces it. If one were compelled to do something hazardous, such as take a dangerous trip, during the time there was an unfavorable majorprogressed aspect involving Mars, if one selected a time when this majorprogressed aspect was not reinforced by a minorprogressed aspect, the danger would be reduced, if not to nil, at least to a minimum. Thus far in analyzing several hundred accidents we have found none unless a majorprogressed aspect involving Mars was reinforced by one or more minorprogressed aspect.
On the other hand, if one wished to do something at a time when it was essential to get all the benefit possible from a favorable majorprogressed aspect, one could select a time when several minorprogressed aspects were reinforcing the majorprogressed aspect. Often it is possible to find a short period during which the reinforcements give the majorprogressed aspect several times its normal peak power. The power to bring the desired event to pass during such a short period would consequently be much more than when no reinforcement was present.
Most major events do not drop unheralded out of the blue. Commonly there are preliminary minor occurrences leading up to the major event, and after the major event is past quite frequently there are minor occurrences resulting from it. The minor events leading to, and resulting from, a major event are indicated and timed by minorprogressed aspects involving one or more of the terminals of the majorprogressed aspect indicating the major event. This knowledge may be quite valuable in anticipating the kind of major event that is approaching, and in anticipating the time certain conditions developing from it will occur.
MinorProgressed Aspects are of Value Only When Made to BirthChart Planets or to MajorProgressed Planets
Experience proves that the aspects among themselves of minorprogressed planets afford so little energy that their influence should be neglected.
Any calendar time interval can be converted into minorprogressed time interval, and any minorprogressed time interval can be converted into calendar time interval, at the rate of 27.3 days minor progression time being equivalent to one year of calendar time, and 360° movement of the Moon by minor progression being equivalent to one year (365.25 days) of calendar time. The ephemeris Moon thus moves by minor progression approximately 1 degree a day.
To be precise, the minorprogressed Moon moves exactly the same number of degrees and minutes as the transiting Sun. Thus the zodiacal distance between the birthchart Sun and the birthchart Moon is at all times the precise zodiacal distance between the minorprogressed Moon and the transiting Sun. Therefore, from the transiting Sun—the position of the Sun in the ephemeris on any given calendar date—the position of minorprogressed Moon may easily be found, and from the position of the minorprogressed Moon the minorprogressed positions of the other planets may be ascertained. And from the position of the minorprogressed Moon when any minorprogressed aspect is formed the transiting position of the Sun may easily be found, and from the transiting position of the Sun, by looking in an ephemeris for this position of the Sun, the calendar day the minorprogressed aspect is formed can be ascertained. If desired, by calculating the time on that day when the Sun reaches the precise ′ of the indicated position, the time on that calendar day when the aspect is formed also can be ascertained. The zodiacal distance between the birthchart Moon and the birthchart Sun, used in these calculations, is called the Solar Constant.
Finding the Solar Constant
The Solar Constant (abbreviated S.C.) is the zodiacal distance in the chart of birth between the Moon and the Sun in signs, °s, and ′s, expressed as plus or minus, so that when added to the sign, °, and ′ occupied by the Moon, the algebraic sum gives the sign, °, and ′ occupied by the Sun.
To find the Solar Constant, from the larger zodiacal longitude in signs, °s and ′s occupied by the Sun or Moon in the birth chart, subtract the smaller zodiacal longitude in signs, °s and ′s occupied by Sun or Moon in the birth chart. Place before the signs, °s and ′s so found the plus or minus sign indicating whether these are to be added to, or subtracted from, the place occupied by the Moon to ascertain the place occupied by the Sun.
Then, wherever the Moon may be by minor progression, algebraically add the sign, °, and ′ it occupies to the S.C. and the result is the sign, °, and ′ occupied by the transiting Sun as shown in the ephemeris for that calendar year. The time of day the Sun reaches this ° and ′ can then be calculated.
Wherever the Sun may be at any time of day on any day of the calendar year, change the algebraic sign before the S.C. and add it to the sign, °, and ′ occupied at the time of day on that calendar date by the Sun, and the result is the sign, °, and ′ occupied by the minorprogressed Moon on that calendar date.
Finding the Minor Progression Date
Each calendar year of 365.25 days is equivalent to 27.3 days of ephemeris time (minor progression time), which is the time it takes the minorprogressed Moon to complete the cycle though all the 12 zodiacal signs and return to the sign, °, and ′ it occupied in the birth chart. The Minor Progression Date (abbreviated Mip. D.)—the ephemeris date on which the minorprogressed Moon again occupies the sign, °, and ′ it occupied in the birth chart—for any calendar year may be found by counting ahead in the ephemeris as many returns of the Moon to the sign, °, and ′ it occupies in the chart of birth as years of life have elapsed since birth.
Or, multiply the number of years that have elapsed since birth by 27.3. Then divide the product by 365 (number of days in a year) and call the quotient years. Divide the remaining days by 30 and call the quotient months. The number of years, months and days thus ascertained for each year after birth up to 96 years are given in the Minor Progression Date Table (see below) on pages and . Then to the year, month and day of birth, add the years, months and days of the minorprogressed interval thus ascertained. This will give the approximate ephemeris date of the Mip. D. Move forward or backward in the ephemeris from this approximate Mip. D. until the ephemeris shows the Moon in the sign, °, and ′ it occupies in the birth chart. This ephemeris day is the Minor Progression Date.
Minor Progression Date Table
Years 1  48
Minor Progression Date Table
Years 49  96
Finding the Minor Ephemeris Date
The Minor Ephemeris Date (abbreviated MED) is the date in the ephemeris from which the minorprogressed positions of the planets are calculated, or on which the minorprogressed planets make aspects to the birthchart or majorprogressed positions.
Inspection of the ephemeris will show the MED on which the minorprogressed planets make aspects to birthchart or majorprogressed positions. To find the MED on which to calculate the minorprogressed positions of the planets for any calendar date, after changing the sign before the S.C., algebraically add it to the sign, °, and ′ occupied by the transiting Sun on that calendar date at the time of day for which the minorprogressed positions are required. This gives the sign, °, and occupied by the minorprogressed Moon on that calendar date and at that time of day.
Then find the approximate Mip. D. for that calendar year. If the calendar date is before the birthday of that year, move back in the ephemeris from the approximate Mip. D. until the Moon is found in the indicated sign, °, and ′. If the calendar date is after the birthday of that year, move ahead in the ephemeris from the approximate Mip. D. until the Moon is found in the indicated sign, °, and ′. The ephemeris date so located is the MED.
Finding the MinorProgressed Positions of the Planets on a Given Calendar Date
First find the sign, °, and ′ occupied by the transiting Sun on the given calendar date, and for the precise time of day, just as it is found in erecting a birth chart for the day and time of day of birth. Then, as above explained, use the S.C. to find the precise sign, °, and ′ occupied by the minorprogressed Moon for this calendar date and time of day. From this, as previously explained, find the MED for this calendar date.
Find (a) the daily motion of the planet in °s, and ′s on the MED.
Find (c) the daily motion of the Moon in °s and ′s on the MED.
Find (d) the °s and ′s the sign, °, and ′ occupied by the minorprogressed Moon on the calendar date and time of day, as above found, is from the sign, °, and ′ occupied by the Moon on the MED.
By proportion, reduce (a), (c) and (d) to ′s.
Multiply (d) by (a) and divide the product by (c). This gives (b), the distance in ′s the planet is from its MED position.
By logarithms, add log. (a) to log. (d), and from the sum subtract log. (c). The result is log. (b), the °s and ′s the planet has moved from its MED position.
If the position of the minorprogressed Moon for the given calendar date is less than its position on the MED and the planet is retrograde, add the °s and ′s so found to its MED position. If the position of the minorprogressed Moon is less than its position on the MED and the planet is direct in motion, subtract the °s and ′s so found from its MED position. If the position of the minorprogressed Moon is greater than its position on the MED and the planet is retrograde in motion, subtract the °s and ′s so found from its MED position. If the position of the minorprogressed Moon is greater than its position on the MED and the planet is direct in motion, add the °s and ′s so found to its MED position. This gives the minorprogressed position of the planet on the given calendar date.
For the minorprogressed declination of the planet, for (a) use its daily motion by declination, and find (b), the °s and ′s it is by declination from its MED position just as the °s and ′s from its zodiacal MED position were above found.
Example 1. For the chart 317b, given on page , calculate all the minorprogressed positions for January 19, 1932. The first step in all minorprogressed calculations is to find the Solar Constant. Subtracting the position of birthchart Sun, 4S 12° 36′, from the position of birthchart Moon, 11S 22° 31′, gives the Solar Constant as 7S 9° 55′.
The second step in finding minorprogressed positions is to find the position of minorprogressed Moon for the calendar date. Turning to January 19, 1932, in the ephemeris we find the transiting Sun at Greenwich noon 10S 28° 13′. Changing the algebraic sign before the S.C. we add its 7S 9° 55′ to the transiting Sun, 10S 28° 13′. This gives the position of minorprogressed Moon as 6S 8° 08′.
The third step in finding minorprogressed positions is to find the approximate Minor Progression Date. 1932 is 12 years after birth. We look on the Minor Progression Date Table, page , and find for 12 years of age 00y 10m 28d. Adding this to date of birth, 1920y 7mo 4d, gives the approximate Mip. D. as June 2, 1921.
The fourth step in finding minorprogressed positions is to find the MED. As Jan. 19 is before the birthday in 1932, we move back in the ephemeris from the approximate Mip. D. until we find the Moon near 8 Virgo 08. The MED is thus May 15, 1921, which shows the Moon 5 Virgo 21 and moving (c) 13° 55′.
To reach 8 Virgo 08 it must move (d) 2° 47′.
The daily motion of the planet on May 15, 1921, is (a).
For use in proportion we reduce 13° 55′, which gives (c) 835′.
For use in proportion we reduce 2° 47′, which gives (d) 167′.
For use by logarithms they are not reduced.
The daily motion of the Sun on May 15, 1921, is (a) 58′. By proportion, multiplying (d) 167 by (a) 58 gives 9686. Dividing 9686 by (c) 835 gives (b) 12′.
By logarithms, adding log. (a) 1.3949 to log. (d) .9356 gives 2.3305. Subtracting log. (c) .2367 from 2.3305 gives 2.0938, which is the log. of (b) 12′. Adding the 12′ found by either method to the position of the Sun in the ephemeris on May 15, 1921, gives the minorprogressed position of the Sun at Greenwich noon for calendar date Jan. 19 1932, as 24 Taurus 18.
The daily motion of Mercury on May 15, 1921, is (a) 2° 09′. By proportion, reducing the 2° 09′ gives (a) 129′. Multiplying (d) 167 by (a) 129 gives 21543. Dividing 21543 by (c) 835 gives (b) 26′.
By logarithms, adding log. (a) 1.0478 to log (d) .9356 gives 1.9834. Subtracting log. (c) .2367 from 1.9834 gives 1.7467, which is the log. of (b) 26′. Adding the 26′ found by either method to Mercury’s position in the ephemeris on May 15, 1921, gives the minorprogressed position of Mercury at Greenwich noon on calendar date Jan. 19, 1932, as 00 Gemini 37.
The minorprogressed positions of the other planets are found in the same way by using their daily motion on May 15, 1921, as (a). Their minorprogressed positions for Greenwich noon will be found around the outside of the chart on page . The declinations are handled in the same way by using the daily motion by declination of the planet as (a)
Thus on May 15, 1921, the Moon is decreasing in declination (a), 4° 26′. By proportion, reducing 4° 26′ gives (a) 266′. Multiplying (d) 167 by (a) 266 gives 44422. Dividing 44422 by (c) 835 gives (b) 53′.
By logarithms, adding log. (a) .7335 to log. (d) .9356 gives 1.6691. Subtracting log. (c) .2367 from 1.6691 gives 1.4324, which is the log. of (b) 53′. Subtracting (as declination is decreasing) the 53′ found by either method from the Moon’s declination in the ephemeris on May 15, 1921, gives the minorprogressed declination of the Moon at Greenwich noon on calendar date Jan. 19, 1932, as 4 N 51.
Example 2. For the chart 317b, find minorprogressed M.C. and Asc. for Jan. 19, 1932. The Midheaven Constant (M.C.C.) for this chart, found according to the method given in Chapter 2 (Serial Lesson 111), is minus 2S 14° 50′. Therefore to find the minorprogressed M.C., as explained in Chapter 2, change the algebraic sign of the M.C.C. and add its 2S 14° 50′ to the minorprogressed position of the Sun as above found, 2S 24° 18′. This gives minorprogressed M.C. at Greenwich noon on Jan. 19, 1932, as 9 Leo 08. Using the method given in Chapter 2, it is found that when 9 Leo 08 is on the M.C. in latitude 30N., 5 Scorpio 55 is on the Asc. Therefore, at Greenwich noon on calendar date Jan. 19, 1932, minorprogressed Asc. is 5 Scorpio 55′.
Finding the Calendar Date on Which a MinorProgressed Aspect to a BirthChart or MajorProgressed Position is Perfect
Find the MED in the ephemeris nearest the ephemeris time the aspect is perfect.
If a majorprogressed position is involved, find the majorprogressed position for the calendar date represented by the MED. Find its majorprogressed travel during the number of days represented by the movement of the minorprogressed Moon on the MED. This is from 12 to 15 days of calendar time, as indicated by the Moon during the MED moving from 12 to 15 degrees.
Find (a) the gain in °s and ′s of the minorprogressed planet on the majorprogressed planet during the calendar interval represented by the MED. If the aspect is to a birthchart position, (a) is the daily travel of the minorprogressed planet on the MED.
Find (b) the °s and ′s the aspect is from perfect on the calendar date represented by the MED.
Find (c) the °s and ′s the Moon travels on the MED.
By proportion, reduce (a), (c) and (b) to ′s. Multiply (c) by (b) and divide the product by (a). This gives (d), the distance in ′s the minorprogressed Moon is from its position on the MED when the aspect is perfect.
By logarithms, add log. (b) to log. (c), and from the sum subtract log. (a). The result is log. (d), the °s and ′s the minorprogressed Moon is from its position on the MED when the aspect is perfect.
From the sign, °, and ′ thus occupied by the minorprogressed Moon when the aspect is perfect, use the S.C. to find the sign, °, and ′ occupied by the transiting Sun on the calendar date the aspect is perfect. If it is desired to know the time of day the minorprogressed aspect is perfect on that calendar day, calculate the time of day in the manner explained in Chapter 7 (Serial Lesson 116).
Example 3. For chart 317b, find during calendar year 1932 when minorprogressed Sun is sextile Venus p. The chart on page shows the position of majorprogressed Venus on Jan. 19, 1932, as 27 Cancer 07. Looking back in the ephemeris from the approximate Mip. D. for 1932 (June 2, 1921), we find the Sun on May 18 in 26 Taurus 59 and thus near sextile Venus p. On this MED the Moon is 16 Libra 29. Subtracting the S.C. 7S 9° 55′ from 7S 16° 29′ gives the transiting position of the Sun on the MED as 12S 6° 34′. Looking in the 1932 ephemeris we find the Sun 6 Pisces 42 on Feb. 26, 1932. Calculating majorprogressed Venus according to the method given in Chapter 2 (Serial Lesson 111), gives its position on Feb. 26, 1932, as 27 Cancer 15. During the 13 days, movement of the Moon on the MED, calculated by the method given in Chapter 2, Venus moves 3′. Subtracting this 3′ from the 58′ the Sun moves on May 18, 1921, gives the gain (a) 55′.
May 18, 1921, the Sun lacks (b) 16′ of sextile 27 Cancer 15.
May 18, 1921, the Moon moves (c) 13° 19′.
By proportion, reducing 13° 19′ gives (c) 799′. Multiplying (c) 799 by (b) 16 gives 12784. Dividing 12784 by (a) 55 gives (d) 232′ or 3° 52′.
By logarithms, adding log. (b) 1.9542 to log. (c) .2558 gives 2.2100. Subtracting log. (a) 1.4180 from 2.2100 gives .7920, which is the log. of (d) 3° 52′.
Adding the 3° 52′ found by either method to the position of the Moon on May 18, 1921, gives the minorprogressed position of the Moon 20 Libra 21. From this 7S 20° 21′ subtract the S.C. 7S 9° 55′ and it gives the position of transiting Sun 10 Pisces 26. Turning to an ephemeris for the year 1932 we find the Sun 10 Pisces 43, less than 12 hours’ movement from the required position, on March 1, 1932. Thus Sun m is sextile Venus p March 1, 1932.
Example 4. For chart 317b, find during the calendar year 1932 when minorprogressed Sun is sesquisquare birthchart Mars. The chart on page shows Mars r 27 Libra 50. For the sesquisquare the Sun m can move to 12 Gemini 50. Looking in the ephemeris from the approximate Mip. D. for 1932 (June 2, 1921), we find the Sun on June 3, 1921, in 12 Gemini 20. On this MED the Sun moves (a) 57′. It lacks (b) 30′ of the aspect. The Moon moves daily (c) 13° 44′.
By proportion, reducing 13° 44′ gives (c) 824′. Multiplying (c) 824 by (b) 30 gives 24720. Dividing 24720 by (a) 57 gives (d) 434′ or 7° 14′.
By logarithms, adding log. (b) 1.6812 to log. (c) .2424 gives 1.9236. Subtracting log. (a) 1.4025 from 1.9236 gives .5211, which is the log. of (d) 7° 14′. Adding the 7° 14′ found by either method to the position of the Moon June 3, 1921, gives the minorprogressed position of the Moon 13 Taurus 21. From this 2S 13° 21′ subtract the S.C. 7S 9° 55′ and it gives the position of transiting Sun as 7S 3° 26′. Turning to an ephemeris for 1932 we find the Sun 3 Libra 11, and thus less than 12 hours’ movement from the required position on Sept. 26, 1932. Thus Sun m is sesquisquare Mars r Sept. 26, 1932.
Finding the MinorProgressed M.C. on a Given Date
Instructions for this are given in Chapter 2 (Serial Lesson 111).
Finding the MinorProgressed Asc. on a Given Date
Instructions for this are given in Chapter 2 (Serial Lesson 111).
Finding the Sign, °, and ′ on the M.C. for a Given Asc.
Instructions for this are given in Chapter 2 (Serial Lesson 111).
Finding the Calendar Date From the MinorProgressed M.C.
Instructions for this are given in Chapter 2 (Serial Lesson 111).
Finding the Zodiacal Motion of MinorProgressed M.C. or Asc.
Instructions for this are given in Chapter 2 (Serial Lesson 111).
Finding the Calendar Date on Which an Aspect From MinorProgressed M.C. or Asc. to a MajorProgressed or BirthChart Position is Perfect
Find the MED in the ephemeris nearest the ephemeris time the aspect is perfect. Find the sign, °, and ′ of minorprogressed M.C. or Asc. on the calendar date represented by this MED.
If a majorprogressed position is involved, find its majorprogressed position for the calendar date represented by the MED. Find its majorprogressed travel during the number of days represented by the movement of minorprogressed Moon on the MED. This is from 12 to 15 days calendar time, as indicated by the Moon on the MED moving from 12 to 15 degrees.
Find (a) the gain in °s and ′s of the minorprogressed M.C. or Asc. on the travel of the majorprogressed position during the calendar interval represented by the MED. If the aspect is to a birthchart position, (a) is the travel of minorprogressed M.C. or Asc. on the MED.
Find (b) the °s and ′s the aspect is from perfect on the calendar date represented by the MED.
Find (c) the °s and ′s the Moon travels on the MED.
Then proceed as if the aspect were being made by a minorprogressed planet as previously explained.
Example 5. For chart 317b, find during the calendar year 1932 when minorprogressed M.C. is sextile Mars p. The chart on page shows majorprogressed Mars on Jan. 19, 1932, in 2 Scorpio 23. To reach the sextile M.C. must be more than 2 Virgo 23. From 6S 2° 23′ subtract the M.C.C. 2S 14° 50′ and it gives Sun m as 17 Gemini 33. Looking ahead from the approximate Mip. D. (June 2, 1921) we find the Sun on June 8, 1921, in 17 Gemini 08. This is the MED. To this 3S 17° 08′ add the M.C.C. 2S 14° 50′ and it gives the position of M.C. m on the MED as 1 Virgo 58. On this MED the Moon is 18 Cancer 04. Subtracting the S.C. 7S 9° 55′ from 4S 18° 04′ gives the transiting position of the Sun on the MED as 9S 8° 09′. Looking in the 1932 ephemeris we find the Sun 8 Sagittarius 06 on Nov. 30, 1932.
Calculating majorprogressed Mars according to the method given in Chapter 2 (Serial Lesson 111) gives Mars p on Nov. 30, 1932, in 2 Scorpio 45. During the 15 days movement of the Moon on the MED, calculated according to the method given in Chapter 2, Mars moves 1′. The M.C. moves the same distance as the Sun on the MED. On June 8, 1921, it moves 57′. Subtracting the 1′ Mars moves from the 57′ gives the gain as (a) 56′.
On the MED the M.C. lacks (b) 47′ of sextile Mars p.
On the MED, June 8, 1921, Moon moves (c) 14° 49′.
By proportion, reducing 14° 49′ gives (c) 889′. Multiplying (c) 889 by (b) 47 gives 41783. Dividing 41783 by (a) 56 gives 746′ or 12° 26′.
By logarithms, adding log. (b) 1.4863 to log. (c) .2095 gives 1.6958. Subtracting log. (a) 1.4102 from 1.6958 gives .2856, which is the log. of (d) 12° 26′.
Adding the 12° 26′ found by either method to the position of the Moon June 8, 1921, gives the minorprogressed position of the Moon 00 Leo 30. From this 5S 00° 30′ subtract the S.C. 7S 9° 55′ and it gives the position of transiting Sun 9S 20° 35′. Turning to an ephemeris for the year 1932 we find the Sun 20 Sagittarius 17, less than 12 hours’ movement from the required position, Dec. 12, 1932. Thus minorprogressed M.C. is sextile Mars p Dec. 12, 1932.
Example 6. For chart 317b, find during the calendar year 1932 when minorprogressed Asc. is square Neptune r: In example 2 we found minorprogressed Asc. on January 19, 1932, in 5 Scorpio 55. To make the square of Neptune r it must reach 10 Scorpio 12. According to the method given in Chapter 2 (Serial Lesson 111), when 10 Scorpio 12 is on the Asc. in latitude 30N., 14 Leo 08 is on the M.C. From 5S 14° 08′ subtract the M.C.C. 2S 14° 50′ and it gives the position of Sun m when the aspect is perfect as 2S 29° 18′. Looking back in the ephemeris from the approximate Mip. D. we find the Sun on May 21, 1921, in 29 Taurus 52. Thus May 21, 1921, is the MED.
On the MED the Sun moves (a) 58′.
On the MED Sun is (b) 34′ past the aspect.
Previous day to MED, Moon moves 12° 54′.
By proportion, reducing 12° 54′ gives (c) 774′. Multiplying (c) 774 by (b) 34 gives 26316. Dividing 26316 by (a) 58 gives (d) 454′ or 7° 34′.
By logarithms, adding log. (b) 1.6269 to log. (c) .2696 gives 1.8965. Subtracting log. (a) 1.3949 from 1.8965 gives .5016, which is the log. of (d) 7° 34′.
Subtracting the 7° 34′ found by either method from the position of the Moon on May 21, 1921, gives the minorprogressed position of the Moon 18 Scorpio 15. From this 8S 18° 15′ subtract the S.C. 7S 9° 55′ and it gives the position of transiting Sun 1S 8° 20′. Turning to an ephemeris for 1932 we find the Sun 8 Aries 35, less than 12 hours’ movement from the required position, March 29, 1932. Thus minorprogressed Asc. is square Neptune r March 29, 1932.
Example 7. For chart 317b, find during the calendar year 1932 when minorprogressed Asc. is square Mercury p. The chart on page shows Mercury p on Jan. 19, 1932, in 9 Leo 58R. To reach the square the Asc. must be less than 9 Scorpio 58. When 10 Scorpio 05 is on the Asc. in latitude 30N. the table of houses shows 14 Leo 00 on the M.C. Subtracting the M.C.C. 2S 14° 50′ from 5S 14° 00′ gives the position of minorprogressed Sun 2S 29° 10′. May 20, 1921, the ephemeris shows the Sun 28 Taurus 54. Thus May 20, 1921, is the MED.
To the position of the Sun on May 20, 1921, add the M.C.C. 2S 14° 50′ and it gives the position of minorprogressed M.C. on the MED as 13 Leo 44. Calculated according to the method given in Chapter 2 (Serial Lesson 111), when 13 Leo 44 is on the M.C. in latitude 30N. 9 Scorpio 51 is on the Asc. Therefore minorprogressed Asc. on the MED is 9 Scorpio 51.
The Moon on the MED is 12 Scorpio 55. From this subtract the S.C. 7S 9° 55′ and it gives the position of transiting Sun 3 Aries 00. The 1932 ephemeris shows Sun in 2 Aries 39 March 23. This is the calendar date corresponding to the MED. Calculating majorprogressed Mercury according to the method given in Chapter 2, gives its position March 23, 1932, as 9 Leo 55R. The aspect is from perfect thus (b) 4′.
On the MED, May 20, 1921, the Sun moves 58′, which is also the movement of minorprogressed M.C. While the M.C. moves 60′ from 13 Leo 00 to 14 Leo 00 the Asc. in latitude 30N. moves 51′, and while the M.C. moves 58′ the Asc., calculated according to the method given in Chapter 2, moves 49′. Thus the Asc. on the MED moves 49′, and during the 13 days, movement of the Moon on the MED majorprogressed Mercury, calculated according to the method given in Chapter 2, moves 1′. As Asc. is direct in motion and majorprogressed Mercury is retrograde, we add the 49′ and the 1′ which gives the gain (a) 50′.
On the MED the Moon moves (c) 12° 54′.
By proportion, reducing 12° 54′ gives (c) 774′. Multiplying (c) 774 by (b) 4 gives 3096. Dividing 3096 by (a) 50 gives (d) 62′ or 1° 02′.
By logarithms, adding log. (b) 2.5563 to log. (c) .2696 gives 2.8259. Subtracting log. (a) 1.4594 from 2.8259 gives 1.3665, which is the log. of (d) 1° 06′.
Adding the 1° 02′ found by either method to the position of the Moon on May 20, 1921, gives the minorprogressed position of the Moon as 13 Scorpio 57. From this 8S 13° 57′ subtract the S.C. 7S 9° 55′ and it gives the position of transiting Sun as 1S 4° 02′. Turning to an ephemeris for the year 1932 we find the Sun in 3 Aries 39, less than 12 hours’ movement from the required position, March 24, 1932. Thus minorprogressed Asc. is square Mercury p March 24, 1932.
Finding the Declination of MinorProgressed M.C. or Asc. for a Given Calendar Date
From the sign, °, and ′ on the minorprogressed M.C. or Asc. find the declination as if it were a birthchart position, as explained on page of Chapter 3 (Serial Lesson 112).
Finding the Motion by Declination of MinorProgressed M.C. or Asc.
Instructions for this are given in Chapter 3 (Serial Lesson 112).
Finding the Calendar Date on Which a Major, Minor or TransitProgressed Planet, Progressed M.C. or Progressed Asc. Reaches a Given Sign, °, and ′ of the Zodiac, or Reaches a Given ° and ′ of Declination
In this problem (b) is the °s and ′s the planet, M.C. or Asc. must move from its Map. D., MED, or Transit Date position to reach the given ° and ′. The problem is handled exactly as if the progressing planet, M.C. or Asc. was this number of °s and ′s from making an aspect to a birthchart position.
Finding the Calendar Date on Which the MinorProgressed M.C. or Asc. Makes a Parallel Aspect With a MajorProgressed or BirthChart Position
Find the MED in the ephemeris nearest the ephemeris time the aspect is perfect. If a majorprogressed position is involved, find the majorprogressed declination for the calendar date represented by the MED. Find the majorprogressed travel by declination during the number of days represented by the movement of the minorprogressed Moon on the MED. This is from 12 to 15 days of calendar time, as indicated by the Moon during the MED moving from 12 to 15 degrees.
Find the declination in °s and ′s occupied by minorprogressed M.C. or Asc. on the calendar date represented by the MED. Find the minorprogressed travel by declination of the M.C. or Asc. during the MED.
Find (a) the gain in °s and ′s of the minorprogressed M.C. or Asc. in declination on the majorprogressed position’s travel by declination during the calendar interval represented by the MED. If the aspect is to a birthchart position, (a) is the travel in declination of minorprogressed M.C. or Asc. on the MED.
Find (b) the °s and ′s the aspect is from perfect on the calendar date represented by the MED.
Find (c) the °s and ′s the Moon travels on the MED.
Then proceed as if the aspect were being made by a minorprogressed planet as previously explained.
Example 8. For chart 317 b, find the calendar date in 1932 when minorprogressed Asc. is parallel Mercury p. Majorprogressed Mercury, as shown on the Map. D. July 16, 1920, has declination 14 N 13 on Jan. 19, 1932, and is decreasing declination by 8′ per year by major progression. The table on page of Chapter 6 (Serial Lesson 115) shows that to reach declination 14 S 11 the Asc. can be 8 Scorpio 00. A table of houses shows that when 11 Leo 00 is on the M.C. the Asc. in latitude 30N. is 7 Scorpio 31. Thus when the aspect is perfect approximately 11 Leo 30 will be on the M.C. Subtracting the M.C.C. 2S 14° 50′ from 5S 11° 30′ gives the approximate position of minorprogressed Sun 26 Leo 40. Moving back in the ephemeris from the approximate Mip. D. for 1932, June 2, 1921, we find the Sun on May 18, 1921, in 26 Taurus 59. Thus May 18, 1921, is the MED.
May 18, 1921, the Moon is 16 Libra 29. From 7S 16° 29′ subtract the S.C. 7S 9° 55′ and it gives the transiting position of the Sun on the MED 12S 06° 34′. Looking in the 1932 ephemeris we find the Sun in 6 Pisces 42 on Feb. 26. Calculating the declination of majorprogressed Mercury by the method given in Chapter 2 (Serial Lesson 111) gives its position on March 13, 1932, as 14 N 12. It moves less than 1′ during the 14 days, movement of the Moon on the MED.
To the position of the Sun on the MED 2S 26° 59′ add the M.C.C. 2S 14° 50′ and it gives minorprogressed M.C. on the MED as 5S 11° 49′. Calculated by the method given in Chapter 2 (Serial Lesson 111), when 11 Leo 49 is on the M.C. in latitude 30N. the Asc. is 8 Scorpio 30. This is its position on the MED. On the MED the Sun moves 58′. This is also the travel of the M.C. on the MED. Calculated according to the method given in Chapter 2, while the M.C. moves 58′ the Asc. moves 50′. The table on page of Chapter 6 (Serial Lesson 115) shows that when the Asc. in 8 Scorpio 00 moves 60′ the declination moves 19′. Calculated by the method given in Chapter 3 (Serial Lesson 112), 8 Scorpio 30 thus has declination 14 S 21. While the Asc. travels the 50′ on the MED by zodiacal motion, calculated by the same method the Asc. increases declination 16′. This is the travel by declination of minorprogressed Asc. on the MED. As Mercury does not change declination during the MED the gain is (a) 16′.
As minorprogressed Asc. on the MED is 14 S 21 increasing in declination, and majorprogressed Mercury on the MED is 14 N 12, the aspect is from perfect (b) 9′.
On the MED between May 17 and May 18, 1921, the Moon is moving (c) 13° 31′.
By proportion, reducing 13° 31 ′ gives (c) 811′. Multiplying (c) 811 by (b) 9 gives 7299. Dividing 7299 by (a) 16 gives 456′ or 7° 36′.
By logarithms, adding log. (b) 2.2041 to log. (c) .2493 gives 2.4534. Subtracting log. (a) 1.9542 from 2.4534 gives .4992, which is the log. of 7° 36′.
Subtracting the 7° 36′ found by either method from the position of the Moon May 18, 1921, gives the minorprogressed position of the Moon when the aspect is perfect as 8 Libra 53. From this 7S 8° 53′ subtract the S.C. 7S 9° 55′ and it gives the position of transiting Sun as 11S 28° 58′. Turning to an ephemeris for 1932, we find the Sun 11 Aquarius 38, less than 12 hours’ movement from the required position, on Feb. 18, 1932. Thus Asc. m is parallel Mercury p Feb. 18, 1932.
Example 9. For chart 317b, find the calendar date in 1932 when minorprogressed M.C. is parallel Jupiter p. Majorprogressed Jupiter, as shown by the Map. D. July 16, 1920, has declination 15 N 15 and decreasing 4′ per year by major progression. When 18 Leo 00 is on the M.C. the declination of M.C. is 15 N 26, and decreasing 19′ while M.C. moves 60′. When 18 Leo 30 is on M.C. minorprogressed Sun is 3 Gemini 40, which gives the MED May 25, 1921, with Sun 3 Gemini 43. May 25, 1932, the Moon is 15 Capricorn 23. Subtracting from this the S.C. gives calendar date for MED May 26, 1932. Majorprogressed Jupiter on May 26, 1932, has declination 15 N 14 and moves less than 1′ during the 12 days, interval of the MED.
minorprogressed M.C. on the MED is 18 Leo 33 with declination 15 N 16. The aspect is from perfect (b) 2′.
minorprogressed M.C. on the MED moves 58′ by zodiacal motion and decreases declination 18′. As Jupiter does not change declination the gain is (a) 18′.
On the MED, May 25, 1921, the Moon is moving (c) 11° 59′.
Solving from this point on as if the aspect were being made by a minorprogressed planet we find minorprogressed M.C. parallel Jupiter p May 28, 1932.
Birth Charts
Minors: Birth Chart 317b
July 4, 1920, 5:00 p.m. CST. 90W. 30N.
L.D. Jan. 19, 1920. M.C.C. minus 2S 14° 50′
S.C. minus 7S 9° 55′. 1932 Mip. D. May 28, 1921
Major progressions in outer circle for Jan. 19, 1932
Minor progressions outside chart for Jan. 19,1932.
1932, Feb. 18: Asc. m parallel Mercury p.
1932, March 1, Sun m sextile Venus p.
1932, March 24, Asc. m square Mercury p.
1932, March 29: Asc. m square Neptune r.
1932, May 28: M.C. m parallel Jupiter p.
1932, Sept. 26: Sun m sesquisquare Mars r.
1932, Dec. 12: M.C. m sextile Mars p.


