INTRODUCTION: PROGRESSED CHART
Your Personality Profile is revealed by the imprints of the planets in your NATAL Chart. The NATAL REPORT is a projection of “Personality Potential” and can be compared to a “Blueprint” of a building that is being planned for construction. At different stages of development while the building is being built, certain additions, deletions and/or other changes may become desirable (or even necessary) and the original blueprint may be modified to accommodate those changes. And so it is with your personality as indicated by your NATAL Chart. During the “building” of your life, your personality is being developed, and the imprints of the personality blueprint are being modified and/or changed, both by your own choices and by circumstances beyond your control.
The progression of the planets as they continue their respective orbits into different signs and houses, and the aspects they form, are beyond our control. But we DO have some control over how we handle these new influences, and how we let them affect our personality. In order to deal with these influences, it certainly would help for us to know WHAT these influences are, and WHEN we will have to deal with them. The PROGRESSED REPORT provides that information: the WHAT, the WHEN, and (in some reports) the HOW.
Now, for the first time, we have a Progressed Report that not only tells us WHAT, WHEN, and HOW–it also tells us HOW LONG! It locates the signs, the aspects, and the house positions for each of the planets for any given year of your life and tells you how long they will remain in those positions. With each of the interpretations for these progressed planetary positions, we include a brief synopsis of the influences and imprints of its position in your Natal Chart for your comparison.
Many techniques for following the development of man from birth through life have been devised and studied by Astrologers since about the second or third century BC. The technique used in this Report is called “Secondary Progressions”. This system uses the “Day for a Year” process which appears to have been practiced since Ptolemy and Copernicus, and was supported by the German mathematician Johannes Kepler (1571-1630). The system is implemented by choosing a specific birthday. We then count a day for each year of your life, and cast a chart for the “progressed birthday”.
The Progressed chart is the first chart used in Predictive Astrology, for it provides a good preview and overview of what you can expect in the coming year. We feel that the Progressed chart provides the first step toward using Astrology for a better and more fully informed way of living life — AS IT UNFOLDS.
When combined with information obtained from a “FORECAST REPORT”, OR “TRANSIT REPORT”, which interprets the aspects of the transiting planets (where the planets actually WILL be at any given time), we can get an extremely comprehensive body of predictive information for any “progressed year”–and beyond.
YOUR PROGRESSED ASCENDANT
Like the Sun-sign, progressing the chart will change the sign on the cusp of the first house, your Ascendant. It will also bring influences of the new sign into play upon the personality in changing, modifying, and “blending” experiences. Each time a new sign “rises” on the first house, you may feel a little disoriented, especially during the first year or two. This is because different methods, or “styles” of operating in interpersonal and business transactions can vary considerably under the influence of different Rising signs. Since the Ascendant represents the face (the “Mask”) we show the world, others may begin to see us in a different light before we become aware of any changes in ourselves.
Unlike the Sun’s thirty-year cycle, the change cycles of the Ascendant may not be as predictable as the Sun, since the houses may have more, or less, than thirty degrees.
The Rising sign in the Progressed chart determines the signs on the houses, just as it does in the Natal chart. Each time the Ascendant changes, the sign on the cusps of the other eleven houses may change, also. The interpretations of the signs on the houses will give some clues regarding the affairs of each house during the year for which the Progressed chart is cast. These signs on the cusps may not change very much from year to year due to the slow movement of the progressed chart.
Your Progressed Ascendant is now at five degrees of the sign, Aries.
PROGRESSED ARIES RISING WITH NATAL ASCENDANT IN AQUARIUS–People with Aquarius rising in their NATAL chart can be so far ahead of their time that they can be considered eccentric. Other people see you as being inventive, spontaneous, original, and unique. You appear to others to have an approach to life that makes you “different” from other people. You seem to have an energy that is hard to classify and harder to control. You may be labeled by others as “Far Out” for you can be a pioneer in many areas of your life, including the way you dress. The impact made upon lifestyles by the so-called “hippies” has been world-wide, making the informal and unconventional accepted and commonplace. You need to learn to understand your internal rhythm, since you must have the freedom to be spontaneous. Others see you as creative and independent.
Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac, and those with this sign rising in the PROGRESSED Chart will always want to be first. The person with this Ascendant is a natural pioneer with the daring and courage to risk uncharted territory. This one fights the battles, breaks the ice, and paves the way for those who follow. To others, you appear direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all your dealings. You project a confidence that may sometimes appear arrogant to others, and you often act impulsively. Others see you as being much stronger than YOU usually feel you really are. You appear to them to be either a leader or a loner. Without action, you become impatient, bored and frustrated. Others may not see that your anger turned inward can cause hostility, jealousy, and depression, which could cause you to seek release in destructive ways. Remember, the influences of the Rising Sign are more likely to indicate how you appear to others than how you actually see yourself.