Source: "The Message of the Stars"
by Max & Augusta Foss heindel
MARRIAGE AND OFFSPRING:
There was a time when man-in-the-making was male-female and able to beget
children without the assistance of another, but when one pole of the cre-
ative force was directed upward to build the brain and the larynx mankind
ceased to be bisexual and thenceforth each male or female had to seek its
complement to accomplish the begetting of children. Therefore marriage was
instituted by the angels as a sacrament and the sacred rite of generation
was performed under their supervision in great temples at certain times of
the year when the interplanetary lines of force were propitious for propaga-
tion. The rest of the time all lived together in the paradisiacal bliss of
chase companionship. Therefore parturition was painless and sickness and
sorrow were unknown.
But when, under the guidance of the fallen angels, the Lucifer spirits,
mankind commenced to exercise the creative function for pleasure regardless
of the stellar ray, death entered and the woman began to bring forth her
children in sorrow and suffering. For though a minister may LEGALLY marry
people, he, being ignorant of the stellar script, cannot see if the basic
harmony necessary to truly mate two souls is present. Therefore, alas, most
marriages fail to bring the happiness and satisfaction of soul which mark
the companionship of true mates. Besides there is the pain of parturition
incidental to mismating and the increased suffering of the ego which is
building its body under inharmonious prenatal conditions. Surely, a heavy
toll to pay for ignorance of the stellar science! Worse still, in the great
majority of cases where people do know astrology or where they are informed
of its pronouncement in their case, they refuse to heed it warning voice
when it is contrary to their desires. They often even hate the astrologer
who has the temerity to tell them that sorrow is in store if they wed.
Therefore it is at best a thankless task.
But this matter is so important at our present stage of evolution, it has
such far-reaching consequences both for the individual and for society, that
it is really criminal to leave to chance the choice of a mate. Fortunately
we are nearing the Aquarian Age and there is no doubt that people will then
study the stellar script; perhaps they will institute matrimonial bureaus
maintained by the church or state, with a view to guiding the growing gen-
eration in the right direction. If children whose nativities are harmonious
could visit at each others' homes and become playmates the attachment would
undoubtedly ripened into love with the years. Then marriage would not end
the romance as it unfortunately does in the majority of unions consummated
at the present time, but it would intensify love and happiness year by year.
The bond of affection would grow stronger and aid the soul growth of those
under its magic spell as no other relation can.
Children would not be accidents then. They would be loved into life and
they would scarcely miss the heaven they had left for they would find in
their homes a heaven on earth. Therefore we pray that the time may soon
come when each community will have its matrimonial bureau conducted upon the
astrological basis where parents may send their child's birth data and re-
ceive in return the name and address of another child who will be harmonious
as a mate. If the parents of both feel satisfied with respect to family
connections, etc., the children could be made acquainted,; if not, other
names could be submitted by the bureau until one suitable according to both
the social and astrological standards was found. The children could then
become playmates, and there is no doubt that in time their affection would
grow into a love that would satisfy the youthful sentiments of romance.
Later an ideal marriage would crown their happiness.
Nor should we wait for the church or state to take the initiative. If
parents who believe in astrology would form associations, maintaining a cen-
tral bureau where horoscopes of their children could be kept on file,
grouped and classified with a view to finding true mates for them, it would
give such a practical demonstration of the worth of astrology that in twenty
five years enough cases could be pointed out to arrest the attention of con-
HARMONY AND DISCORD:
Man is, as Paul says, spirit, soul and body. Therefore the blending of
two beings in perfect harmony requires that they be in accord on the
spiritual, moral and physical planes, symbolized in the horoscope by the Sun
and Moon (Spirit or Ego), Mars and Venus (soul or sex) and the Ascendant
governing the physical body. These significators taken together with the
sign on the Seventh House and the planet therein show the innate agreement
or discord between people so far as the matrimonial relationship is con-
The physical harmony is judged by comparison of the rising sign of the
two persons involved. Fiery signs agree, so do earthy, airy or watery
signs. But a person with a fiery sign rising cannot successfully mate with
one who has a watery or earthy sign on the Ascendant. It is like mixing
fire and water, or heaping earth upon fire. Fire will only combine with
fire and air. People having a watery sign on the Ascendant may harmonize
with a person having an earthy sign rising, or vice versa. But neither the
earthy nor watery signs will mix with the fiery triplicity.
On the moral plane the relationship is governed by Mars and Venus. If
Venus in the horoscope of one person is the same sign and degree as Mars in
the horoscope of another person, there will be love at first sight when they
meet, but the attraction will be sexual and unless there are other powerful
signs of harmony, Mars will dominate Venus, especially if Mars is situated
in the Seventh House or highly elevated above Venus in the other person's
When the Sun in one person's horoscope is on the place of the Moon in the
other person's chart harmony is shown on the spiritual plane.
The ideal marriage requires the blending of the two charts in all these
particulars and the happiness will depend upon the measure of agreement as
indicated. There are unions where people are sexually mated but have en-
tirely different characteristics in other respects and vice versa. There-
fore the two charts must be examined in their entirety to give a reliable
The following will explain the indications for marriage in the individual
horoscope of both sexes.
An early marriage is indicated in a man's horoscope:
(1) When he is born in the light of the Moon, at the time she is pro-
gressing from the new to the full, provided she is placed in the Fourth,
Fifth, Sixth, Tenth, Eleventh, or Twelfth House.
(2) When the Moon and Venus are strong and well aspected with a number
of other planets in the fruitful signs, Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces.
(3) When the Moon and Venus are in the Fifth or Seventh Houses which
rule courtship and marriage.
(4) When a fruitful sign is rising with Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces in
the Fifth or Seventh Houses.
(5) When Venus and Mars are dignified, elevated, strong and well
(6) When Jupiter or Venus, or both, are in the Seventh House well
A late marriage is shown in a man's horoscope:
(1) When he is born in the dark of the Moon; that is to say, when the
Moon is going from the full to the new and she is placed in the First, Sec-
ond, Third, Seventh, Eighth, or Ninth Houses.
(2) When the Moon or Venus are afflicted by Saturn, Mars, Uranus or
Neptune, especially if either of these planets is placed in the Fifth or
(3) When Saturn, Mars, Uranus or Neptune are in the Fifth or Seventh
(4) When the Moon is square or opposition to Venus or Jupiter they
bring trouble in courtship and consequent delays of the marriage.
Marriage is denied or is accomplished with great difficulty:
(1) When Saturn is in Scorpio which rules the genitals, or if the Moon
is there parallel, conjunction, square or opposition to Saturn the planet of
obstruction, for then there is little or no desire for sexual intercourse,
hence such people generally remain bachelors.
(2) When the Moon, or Venus, the planet of love, is afflicted in the
Saturnine sign Capricorn, especially if the affliction comes from Saturn,
the planet of obstruction, many obstacles to marriage present themselves and
it is doubtful if they can be overcome, hence it is unlikely that the person
(3) When the Moon is square or opposition to the Sun it is difficult
for the person to make up his mind on any subject, and if the Moon is placed
in the First, Second, Third, Seventh, Eighth or Ninth Houses, this will make
it particularly difficult to come to a decision regarding marriage. If at
the same time there is an affliction from Saturn he will never make up his
mind, hence marriage will not be consummated.
(4) When the Moon is in the last degrees of a sign she is said to be
void of course, and if at the same time she makes no aspect to other plan-
ets, it shows a lack of attraction to the opposite sex, which will probably
prevent the person entering the marriage relation.
An early marriage is indicated in a woman's horoscope:
(1) When she is born in the light of the Moon, that is to say, when the
orb of night is going from the new to the full, and the Sun is placed in the
Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Tenth, Eleventh, or Twelfth House.
(2) When the Sun and Venus are in one of the fruitful signs, Cancer,
Scorpio, or Pisces, and well aspected.
(3) When the Sun, Venus, and Mars are well aspected in the Fifth or
Seventh Houses which govern courtship and marriage.
(4) When a fruitful sign is rising with Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces in
the Fifth or Seventh Houses.
(5) When Sun, Mars, and Venus are dignified, elevated, well and
(6) When Jupiter or Venus is in the Seventh House well aspected.
A late marriage is shown in a woman's horoscope:
(1) When she is born in the dark of the Moon; that is to say, when the
Moon is going from the full to the new, and the Sun is placed in the First,
Second, Third, Seventh, Eighth, or Ninth Houses.
(2) When the Sun or Venus are afflicted by Saturn, Mars, Uranus or
Neptune, especially if placed in the Fifth or Seventh Houses, which govern
marriage and courtship.
(3) When Saturn, Mars, Uranus or Neptune are in the Fifth or Seventh
(4) When the Moon is square or opposition to Venus or Jupiter, delays
and trouble in courtship and marriage may be looked for.
(5) When the Moon is parallel, square or opposition to Uranus, the oc-
tave of Venus, that also will bring delays.
Marriage is denied or accomplished only with great difficulty:
(1) When Saturn is in Scorpio, the sign which rules the genitals, or
when the Sun is there parallel, conjunction, square, or opposition to Sat-
urn, the planet of obstruction, the desire nature is held in clock, hence
when either of these conditions is found in a woman's horoscope it is safe
to judge that she will remain a spinster.
(2) When the Sun, or Venus the planet of love, is afflicted in the Sat-
urnine sign Capricorn, particularly if the affliction comes from Saturn, the
planet of obstruction, there will be many obstacles to marriage and it is
very doubtful if under the circumstances a marriage will result.
(3) When the Sun and Moon are afflicting each other by square or op-
position it makes the person vacillating on any subject, and if the Sun,
which is significator or marriage for a woman, is placed in the First, Sec-
ond, Third, Seventh, Eighth, or Ninth Houses, the will make it particularly
difficult to come to a decision regarding marriage. Should there be at the
same time an affliction between the Sun and Saturn it will eventually pre-
vent the person from making up her mind, hence marriage will not be consum-
(4) When the Sun by progression makes no aspect to the other planets it
indicates a lack of attraction to the opposite sex, which will probably pre-
vent her from entering the marriage relation.
HAPPINESS, SORROW AND BEREAVEMENT:
The masculine Sun is the particular significator of the marriage partner
in a woman's horoscope, and the feminine Moon signifies the spouse in a
man's chart. Hence when the Sun and Moon are in good aspect to each other,
or to Venus, the planet of love, or Jupiter, the planet of benevolence, hap-
piness and joy are assured in the married relationship, particularly if
these planets are placed in the Seventh House.
On the other hand, Saturn, Mars, Uranus or Neptune, afflicting the Sun in
a female figure, or the Moon in a man's chart, indicate sorrow and trouble
through the marriage relation. If they are placed in the Seventh House the
testimony is all the more potent, and it is also foreshown that the marriage
will be dissolved.
In this respect, Saturn and Mars indicate death of the marriage partner;
Uranus may also bring about this ending if afflicted by Saturn or Mars, but
otherwise it points rather to a clandestine relationship which will probably
bring about the dissolution of marriage by desertion or divorce.
If one or more of the malefics, Saturn, Mars, Uranus, and Neptune, are
found in the Seventh House, and the Sun or Moon are in a fruitful sign, Can-
cer, Scorpio, or Pisces, or in the double-bodies signs, Gemini or Sagit-
tarius, it is likely that the person will marry several times, and probably
to his sorrow.
If the Sun or Moon are aspected to a number of planets placed in
double-bodies signs, Gemini, Sagittarius, or Pisces, especially if these
signs are on the Seventh House, two or more marriages are likely to occur.
When the ruler of the Ascendant is placed in the Seventh House well aspected
to other planets and in a double-sided sign, Gemini, Sagittarius, or Pisces,
it indicates a plurality of marriages.
DESCRIPTION OF THE HUSBAND OR WIFE:
In a man's horoscope the planets to which the Moon makes an aspect by
progression after birth, indicate the women to whom he will be attracted,
together with their character and disposition, which are determined by the
signs that the planets are in and the aspects which they make. For illus-
tration, let us suppose that the Moon in a certain person's horoscope comes
first to a sextile of the Sun in Leo, and that the Sun is aspected by a
trine to Jupiter, then we shall find the description of the wife by looking
up the disposition, a noble character, a blonde and of florid complexion.
If on the other hand, we find that the Moon after birth makes a square to
Mars in Scorpio, and Mars in turn square to Venus, then it would show a
woman of a very lewd, slothful and slovenly nature who would be domineering,
quarrelsome, extremely difficult to get along with. Similarly for the other
In a woman's horoscope the husband is described by the planets to which
the Sun makes an aspect by progression, these planets to be taken in connec-
tion with the sign where they are found and the planets with which they in
turn form configurations, and the method is the same as indicated in the
case of the Moon in a man's horoscope. It should be remarked, however, that
when the significator of the marriage partner, aspected by the Sun or Moon,
is retrograde or weak by sign, as Saturn in Aries or Jupiter in Gemini, the
attraction is not strong enough to culminate in a marriage but will probably
indicate only a passing attraction. Therefore the student must use his
judgment in these respects.
Whether a person will have children or not cannot be judged from his or
her individual horoscope with any degree of accuracy for this matter is not
dependent on one only, therefore the horoscope of the prospective parents
should be compared and the individuals indications blended, then if both
horoscopes show a fruitful nature many children will be born, but if both
are only moderately fertile, or if one is very fruitful and the other bar-
ren, the forecast must be made accordingly.
The indications shown in the individual horoscope may be interpreted as
The Moon is the planet of fecundation and therefore the most important
significator; next comes Venus, the planet of love and attraction; and last,
Jupiter, the planet of benevolence. If either of these planets is in the
Fifth House, which indicates children, and in one of the fruitful or
double-bodies signs, Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Gemini, or Sagittarius, it is
an indication that the person has a fruitful nature and will have a number
of children who will be of good and pleasant disposition. A similar judg-
ment may be formed if the Eleventh House is thus invested. For if we turn
the horoscope upside down so that the Seventh House becomes the First, then
it will show the marriage partner's figure, and the Eleventh House is then
his Fifth House indicating children, therefore both the Fifth and Eleventh
Houses should be considered in this matter. But as already said, the true
state of conditions cannot be forecasted save by blending the actual figures
of both parents.
When the violent, turbulent Mars, or Saturn, famed in ancient mythology
as a destroyer of children, or the Sun or Uranus, are in the Fifth or Elev-
enth Houses, they either prevent the birth of children or destroy them dur-
ing childhood. This is particularly true if Aries, Leo or Capricorn are on
the cusps of either of these Houses.
When the Moon is in Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Gemini, or Sagittarius, in
good aspect to Jupiter or Venus, a large family is indicated.
But when the Moon is in Aries, Leo, or Capricorn, and afflicted by one of
the malefics or by the Sun, the marriage is usually barren. Saturn and Ve-
nus in the Seventh House is also a sign of marriage without issue.
If there is a difference in the testimonies of the Fifth and Eleventh
Houses the judgment must be modified accordingly.
PROGRESSION OF THE HOROSCOPE:
FATE OR FREE WILL:
When a chain is subjected to strain, imperfections in any of its links
become manifest, and the weakest link will break first. Similarly, in the
case of the body, there are certain inherent weak points and these are indi-
cated in the horoscope. From the moment of birth we subject the body to a
constant strain, and in time the weakness of the various points becomes
manifest as disease. The movement of the planets after birth measures the
time when any particular link is liable to break. This motion of the plan-
ets in the horoscope is called "Progression." Study and practice of medical
Astrology require knowledge of how to progress the planets in the horoscope,
and we shall therefore take up that subject in connection with the message
of the stars relative to disease.
When the Sun rises in the East the day is young and the labors allotted
to each are still before us. Gradually the Sun progresses across the arched
vault of the heavens, and mark the time set for the performance of our
various duties, for keeping our appointments, for taking nourishment, rest
and recreation, and when it has run it course through the day and has ceased
to illuminate our sphere of action, its absence invites sleep until the dawn
of a new day shall present opportunities for continuation of the activities
left in abeyance from the previous day. If the Sun remained stationary at
any certain point of the sky it would not serve as a time marker but as it
is, all events of our lives are fixed by its progression.
The horoscope is a chart of the heavens for the time when the mystic Sun
of Life rises and awakes us from the long sleep between two lives, then we
are born in the physical world, to continue the labors of a previous life,
to keep the appointment there made with friend or foe; to reap the joy or
bear the sorrow which is the fruitage of our former existence on earth; and
as the progression of the sun marks the changing time of day and year, as it
ushers in season after season in orderly sequence and changes the appearance
of the Great World, the Macrocosm, so progression of the horoscope will cul-
minate in events; it measures the periods of prosperity and adversity; it
warns of impending temptation and tells from what quarter it will come, thus
aiding us to escape if we will but listen to its warning. The natal horo-
scope shows unerringly weak points in our character or constitution, but the
progressed horoscope indicates when previous indulgence of harmful habits is
scheduled to bring sorrow or sickness; it tells truthfully when crises
culminate; thus it warns us to be on the alert at critical moments, and for-
tifies us in the darkest hour of calamity, with hope of surcease of sorrow
and sickness at a definite time, hence the importance of knowing how to
progress the horoscope.
But, some may say, if all is thus foreshown, it argues an inexorable des-
tiny decreed by divine caprice; what use is there then of striving, or know-
ing; let us eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die. If we were born
into this life on earth for the first and only time, to live here for a
while and then pass away from this sphere never to return, fate and favorit-
ism independent of justice would seem to rule. Such cannot be the case; in
a world where everything else is governed by law, human existence must also
be reducible to a system, and we hold that a reasonable solution of the mys-
tery of life is given by the Twin Laws of Being, the Law of Rebirth and the
Law of Causation.
That which has a beginning must have an end, and conversely, that which
is without ending can never have had a beginning. If the human spirit is
immortal and cannot die, neither can it be born; if it will live to all
eternity, it must have lived from eternity, there is no escape from this
truth; pre-existence must be accepted if immortality is a fact in nature.
In this world there is no law more plainly observable than the law of al-
ternating cycles, which decrees succession of ebb and flow, day and night,
summer and winter, waking and sleeping. Under the same law man's life is
lived alternatively in the physical world where he sows seeds of action and
gains experiences according to his horoscope. These, the fruits of exist-
ence here, are later assimilated as soul powers in the spiritual world,;
birth and death are thus nothing more than gateways from one phase of man's
life to another, and the life we now live is but one of a series. The dif-
ferences of character, nobility or brutality, moral strength or weakness,
possession of high ideals or low instincts, etc., are certain signatures of
soul power or soul poverty. Finer faculties are the glorious garments of
gentle souls wrought through many lives in the crucible of concrete exist-
ence by trial and temptation. They shine with a luster which illuminates
the way and makes it easier for others to follow. Coarseness of calibre
proclaims the young in Life's School, but repeated existences here will in
due time smoothe the rough corners, mellow and makes them soulful also.
The horoscope shows this difference in the texture of the soul and the
aspects indicate how the soul is ripened by the kaleidoscopic configurations
of planets in progression, which fan the fires in the furnace of affliction
to cleanse and purify the soul of blemish, or brighten the crown of virtue
when victory is won, but though the planets show the tendencies most accu-
rately there is one indeterminable factor which is not shown, a veritable
astrological "x,"--THE WILL POWER OF THE MAN, and upon that rock astro-
logical predictions are ever liable to founder; that, at times, is the
Waterloo of even the most careful and competent astrologer, yet the very
failure of well-founded predictions is the blessed assurance that we are not
fated to do thus and so because our horoscope shows that at a certain time
the stellar rays impel us in a given direction. In the final analysis we
are the arbiters of our destiny, and it is significant, that while it is
possible to predict for the great majority of mankind with absolute cer-
tainty that the prediction will be vindicated, because they drift along the
sea of life directed by the current of circumstance, predictions fro the
striving idealist fail in proportion to this spiritual attainment of will
power which rouses him to self assertion and resistance of wrong.
A beautiful little poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox gives the idea in a most
"One ship sails East and another sails West,
With the selfsame winds that blow;
'Tis the set of the sail
And not the gale
That determines the way they go.
"Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate,
As we voyage along through Life;
'Tis the act of the soul
That determines the goal'
And not the calm or the strife."
DIFFERENT METHODS OF PROGRESSION AND THE REASON FOR THEM:
Besides the physical world in which we live, move and have our being at
the present time, where sunshine and rain, storm and snow, heat and cold af-
fect our physical being in various ways, a world of finer substance perme-
ates the denser matter, and the forces indigenous to that realm impinge upon
our souls, as feelings, desires and emotions, because the soul is clothed in
substance from that world. Mystics therefore call this realm in nature the
Desire World. A still more subtle substance, an ocean of Thought, pervades
both the Desire World and the Physical World, and as the mind is composed of
substance from that region, it senses the waves of thought generated by
other spirits endowed with mind.
Here in the physical world, Time and Space are prime factors of exist-
ence, but in the Desire World distance is practically eliminated because
spirits having dropped the mortal coil travel with the speed of lightning,
and as spiritual sight pierces the densest substance, light there is never
obscured, so there is no night, neither does heat and cold affect the soul,
hence there is no seasonal division either, to mark time as definitely as in
the physical world. But nevertheless, there is a certain sequence of
events. In soulflights from place to place on the globe, we sense the na-
ture of intervening country in spite of speed, but in the World of Thought,
to think of a place, is to be there instanter, neither is there past or fu-
ture; events are not separated by time, or places by space, but all is one
eternal HERE and NOW.
As the science of Astrology is founded in cosmic fact, there are also
three stages in progression from incipient events in the World of Thought,
to accomplished facts in the Physical World, and there are two methods of
horoscopic progression pertaining to the finer realms besides the actual
movement of planets observable in the Heavens.
Suppose a pole billions of miles long stuck into the earth at the Equa-
tor, and at right angles to the poles, then, as the earth turns upon its
axis, the end of the pole would describe a circle in the heavens; this the
Astronomers call the "Celestial Equator," and the position of a heavenly
body on this line is measured in degrees and minutes of "Right Ascension,"
from the point where the sun crosses the equator at the vernal equinox.
This axial rotation of the earth brings a new degree to the zenith, or Me-
ridian about every four minutes, and by the rules of one system of progres-
sion we may calculate how many degrees of Right Ascension come to the Merid-
ian position from birth to the formation of a certain aspect. The
intervening degrees are then converted to time at the rate of 1 degree
equals 1 year.
The other system of progression is founded upon the orbital revolution of
the earth, but in this system the positions of the planets are expressed in
degrees of Longitude and measured on the ecliptic or Sun's path, from Aries
0 degrees to Pisces 29. The measure of time is the same as in the system
first mentioned: 1 degree equals 1 year, but there is this important dif-
ference, that while the earth takes only 4 minutes to turn 1 degree upon it
axis, it requires 24 hours to move 1 degree in its orbit.
Thus, by one system of progression all the aspects that govern events in
a life of 60 years would be formed in 60 times 4 minutes, which equals 4
hours or one-sixth part of a day.
By the other system, formation of aspects for the same period of life
would require 60 days, or 2 months, or one-sixth part of a year.
Thus coming events cast their shadows before, but the shadows varies in
length according to the exaltation of the sphere of life whence it is cast.
From the sublime height of the World of Thought, where all things have
their inception in the eternal, the progression of events in a life are sil-
houetted upon the screen of Time while the infant is still upon the thresh-
old of birth, but the shadow is so short, 1-360 part of a day being
equivalent to a year, that an error of 4 minutes in the given time of birth
would throw predictions out a whole year. Few people know their birth hour
to the minute, therefore this systems of progression is of little use and
Shadows of events projected from the denser Desire World are longer and
more definite; it does not require great delicacy or precision to calculate
progression at the rate of 1-360 part of a year equal to 1 year. By this
method an error of 2 hours in the given time of birth would only cause an
error of 1 month in predictions; this system therefore gives universal sat-
isfaction, and is most commonly used. In the following pages we shall ex-
plain a simplified method of this system of prediction, whereby mathematical
calculation of events for a whole life may be performed in a few minutes by
any intelligent child who can add and subtract.
THE ADJUSTED CALCULATION DATE:
When a child is born at 7 A.M., in New York, and another at 6 A.M., in
Chicago, a third at 1 P.M., in Berlin, a fourth at 2 P.M., in St. Petersburg
and a fifth at 12 noon in London, the Observatory clock at Greenwich would
point to noon, at the exact moment when all these children were born, hence
though the clocks in their several birthplaces pointed to different hours,
the Greenwich Mean Time of their births would be identical:--noon. And as
the planets' places in the ephemeris are calculated for Greenwich, noon, it
would be unnecessary to make corrections; we should simply place each planet
in the natal horoscopes as tabulated in the ephemeris. This would be most
convenient, but he saving of calculation in a natal horoscope where the G.
M. T. is noon, fades into insignificance before the facility this gives in
progressing the planets for years subsequent to birth, as required to pre-
dict events, for in natal horoscopes where the G. M. T. is before or after
noon, the places of the planets must be calculated for each year just the
same as at birth. We have evolved the following simple method of saving
this calculation and of copying the progressed planets direct from the
ephemeris into any horoscope.
If the Greenwich Mean Time of birth was BEFORE noon, it is evident that
the planets' places in the ephemeris are calculated for a LATER time and
also that, as they progress at the rate of a day (of 24 hours) for a year,
they will reach the Longitude given in the ephemeris some day within a year
If the G. M. T. of birth was AFTER noon, it is plainly to be seen that
the planets' places in the ephemeris for the year of birth are calculated
for an EARLIER time than birth, and that the position there given corre-
sponds to a certain day in the twelve-month BEFORE birth.
Furthermore, if we can find the date in the twelve-month before birth, or
after as the case may be, when the planets were in the degree and minute of
longitude registered in the ephemeris, we may use that date as a starting
point of calculation instead of the birthday, and as aspects formed during
the travel of the planets from the position given on any noon to the noon
next following, indicate events in the corresponding year of life, the same
starting date may be used for any year. Therefore, once that adjusted cal-
culation date has been found, no further calculations is required to
progress the planets in that horoscope; they may be simply copied from the
ephemeris. It is only necessary to bear in mind that the horoscope thus
erected does NOT apply to the year FROM BIRTHDAY TO BIRTHDAY, but from the
adjusted calculation date of one year to the same date of the next. There
are two methods of finding this date; the first is the more difficult and
not so accurate, but it shows the philosphy of the correction better than
the second method, and we therefore give examples of both.
We will use the figure No. 26 (Medical Astrology Section), which is the
horoscope of a man who died of hemorrhages in June, 1918, to illustrate how
the adjusted calculation date is found, but defer description of the case
and its crises. The man was born April 24, 1884, Longitude 95 W., Latitude
42 N., at 2 P.M., True Local Time. We first find the G. M. T. by adding to
the local time of birth 4 minutes for each degree the birthplace is west of
True local time of birth, April 24......................2:00 P.M.
Correction for 95 degrees W. Long.......................6:20
Greenwich Mean Time of birth April 24...................8:20 P.M.
In compliance with Theorem II, we subtract from the birthdate, April 24,
a correction of 8 hours and 20 minutes which the G. M. T. is past noon. The
measure of time used in this system is as follows:
24 hours correspond to 12 months.
2 hours correspond to 1 month.
1 hour corresponds to 15 days.
4 minutes correspond to 1 day.
According to this scale we subtract
from....................................................April 24, 1884
Correction for 8 hours--4 months
Correction for 20 minutes--5 days
--4 months, 5 days
Adjusted Calculation Date...............................December 19, 1883
We may, however, find the Adjusted Calculation Date much more accurately
and with less labor by the following fourfold rule:
(1) Find the interval from G. M. T. to the FOLLOWING noon.
(2) To this interval add the Sidereal Time for Greenwich noon on the
birthday, as given in the ephemeris. The sum of these is the Sidereal Time
of the Adjusted Calculation Date.
(3) When the G. M. T. at birth is A. M. of the birthday, or P. M. of
the preceding day, COUNT FORWARDS in the ephemeris till you find a day hav-
ing the required S. T.; that is the Adjusted Calculation Date.
(4) When the G. M. T. at birth is P. M. of the birthday or A. M. of the
succeeding day READ BACKWARDS in the ephemeris till you find the day having
the required S. T. which designates it as the Adjusted Calculation Date.
We shall use the same example as before to demonstrate this method.
Section 1 directs us to find the interval between G. M. T. and the fol-
lowing noon. Please observe this, the FOLLOWING noon, for all depends upon
this being accurately understood.
From.................................................April 25, 12:00 NOON
Subtract G. M. T.....................................April 24. 8:20 P.M.
Interval from G. M. T. to next Noon, 15 hrs. 40 min.
By Section 2 of Rule:
Add S. T. of birthday
as given in ephemeris....................................2 hrs. 11 min.
S. T. of Adjusted Calculation Date..........................17 hrs. 51 min.
By Section 4 of Rule:
As G.M.T. is P.M. we read backwards in the column of the ephemeris giving
S.T., until we come to Dec. 19, 1883. On that day the S.T. is 17 hrs., 51
min., and the A.C.D. is therefore Dec. 19, 1883.
Thus, by both methods we have arrived at identical results, but slight
discrepancies may appear in using the proportional method because that makes
no allowances for long and short months, hence the method last demonstrated
is more accurate as well as easier. If this man had been born two hours
later, the Adjusted Calculation Date would have been November 19, 1883.
Where children are born LATE in the year and EARLY in the morning, the Ad-
justed Calculation Date may run into January or February of the next year.
IT IS THEREFORE VERY IMPORTANT TO STATE THE ADJUSTED CALCULATION DATE BY
YEAR also, in this case December 19, 1883.
Now, that we have arrived at the point where we are to make use of our
A.C.D. to progress the man's horoscope and show how accurately it marks the
crises, the first application of the date to the horoscope is a crucial
point, and the student is earnestly warned to overlook no word in our de-
scription so that he may acquire understanding of the principle. Once hav-
ing grasped the point, an immense amount of labor will be saved, so it will
pay to follow our instructions to the letter.
Write in the margin of your ephemeris for 1884 opposite the birthday
(April 24), December 19, 1883. Opposite April 25 write December 19, 1884.
Opposite April 26 write December 19, 1885, and so on, as shown below. Every
day after birth corresponds to a certain year of life which starts on the
day written in the margin, and the planets in line with any A.C.D. indicate
the events for twelve months from that date.
Dec. 19, 1883....Apr. 24 Dec. 19, 1897....May 8
Dec. 19, 1884....Apr. 25 Dec. 19, 1907....May 18
Dec. 19, 1885....Apr. 26 Dec. 19, 1916....May 27
Dec. 19, 1886....Apr. 27 Dec. 19, 1917....May 28
Dec. 19, 1887....Apr. 28 Dec. 19, 1918....May 29
The motion of the Sun and planets from day to day is slow, and as we
count a day for a year, we may liken their progression to the short hand on
the clock of destiny: they indicate the year when a certain condition shown
in the natal horoscope has ripened, and is ready to manifest as an event.
The swift moving Moon is the long hand; it marks the months when aspects
culminate in events. Therefore we divide its motion during the year com-
mencing with any adjusted calculation date, by 12, but for rough figuring we
may consider the Moon's travel in the progressed horoscope one degree a
Planetary aspects alone do not operate, however; an aspect of the pro-
gressed Moon or a New Moon is required to focus the hidden forces. There-
fore crises shown by the planets are sometimes retarded beyond the time when
the aspect culminated and we may think we have safely escaped, but the first
aspect of the Moon which excites it will prove that "though the mills of the
gods grind slowly, they grind exceeding fine." The finer forces lose none
of their intensity by lying latent in Nature's lock-box of events.
Now let us see how the planets worked in the horoscope we have just
given. In the year 1915 we find the progressed Sun, the life-giver, had
reached the conjunction of the Midheaven, Gemini 5-0. The New Moon on May
2, 1916 fell in Taurus 11-44, square to the radical Mars; on the 31st of May
the second New Moon was in Gemini 9-40 in conjunction with the radical Sat-
urn in the M.C., which latter had been obstructing the capillaries of the
lungs; thus hemorrhages resulted. At this time the young man, who had be-
come a very efficient astrologer, began to realize that he was entering a
critical period and did all possible to overcome its influence. But a suc-
cession of lunations during the year 1916 afflicted his Midheaven and Saturn
by square and opposition in the sign ruling the lungs, Gemini, made a con-
stant struggle necessary. With the negative sign of Virgo on the Ascendant,
with Uranus in the First House square to Venus in Gemini, and with Jupiter
afflicted by a square of the Moon, both the venous and arterial circulations
were restricted, preventing deep breathing and complete oxygenation of the
blood in the lungs.
In the Spring of 1918 this young man, after consulting his own horoscope,
unfortunately made up his mind that he would pass out on a certain day, and
made all necessary arrangements for his funeral. This state of mind was
very dangerous to one in his weakened condition and to one with his negative
Ascendant. He precipitated the crisis even before its normal time, as we
We will now proceed to find what brought about the crises that terminated
the life on June 1, 1918. We first find where the progressed planets were
at that time. We take the date May 28, 1884 for the places of the pro-
gressed planets on the Adjusted Calculation Date, Dec. 19, 1917. We now
progress the Sun and Moon 5 1-2 months beyond this date to June 1, 1918. If
we subtract the Moon's longitude on a given day from its place on the fol-
lowing day, the difference is its motion during the 24 hours intervening,
which corresponds to a year of life in progression. Division of this by 12
gives us the rate of its monthly travel.
Moon's place on A.C.D. Dec. 19, 1917,
(May 28 in ephemeris for 1884)...Cancer 27.11
Moon's place on A.C.D. Dec. 19, 1918,
(May 29 in ephemeris for 1884)...Leo 11.14
Moon's travel by progression from Dec. 19, 1917 to
Dec. 19, 1918 ............................ 14.03
Dividing 14 degrees 3 minutes by 12 gives the Moon's monthly travel as 1
degree 10 minutes. This we add to its place for each month as shown in the
Dec. 19, 1917 CANCER...27.11 Mar. 19, 1918 LEO...0.41
Jan. 19, 1918 CANCER...28.21 Apr. 19, 1918 LEO...1.51
Feb. 19, 1918 CANCER...29.31 May 19, 1918 LEO...3.01
As we see above, the progressed Moon was in Leo 3.01 on May 19, 1918, and
as it moves 1 degree 10 min. per month, in the 13 days to June 1st it would
travel 0 degrees 29 min., reaching Leo 3.30, and making a square to the
On Dec. 19, 1917, the progressed Sun was in Gemini 7.29. We count for-
ward from Dec. 19th to June 1, 1918, 5 1-2 months, and as the Sun moves 58
minutes per year, making 5 minutes per month, in 5 1-2 months the progressed
Sun would arrive at Gemini 7.56, conjunction to Saturn.
The New Moon on May 10, 1918 fell in Taurus 19.00, conjunction to the
radical Neptune. This was the day the young man had chosen as the day of
his death, but the crisis was not reached until the transiting Sun reached
the conjunction of Saturn in Gemini 8.33, the night of May 30th. At the
same time Saturn was transiting conjunction to radical Mars and square to
radical Sun, depleting the vitality, and the transiting Moon and Neptune
were square to the radical Sun. All this was too much for him to endure in
his weakened condition and he began to sink. June 1st when the transiting
Moon reached the square to Saturn and the Midheaven, and the opposition to
the Ascendant, he passed into the great beyond.
Thus we see that we cannot base judgment upon merely one affliction. We
must look to the progressed planets, the strong transiting planets, and par-
ticularly to the New Moon to excite a natal affliction.
PROGRESSION OF THE ANGLES:
Besides the progression of planets which we trust has been sufficiently
elucidated, we must also note a similar forward movement of the houses, but
these must be calculated by the same method as when casting a natal figure,
save that we use the Sidereal Time for the day which corresponds to the year
for which we wish to progress the horoscope. In relation to the man's horo-
scope we have studied, the critical year was 1918, and May 28 in the ephem-
eris for 1884 corresponds. We bear in mind that birth occurred at 2:00
P.M., True Local Time, in Lat. 42 N., Long. 95 W., for these factors are
used in placing the degrees on the houses just as in the natal chart; the
only change is using the S.T. of the progressed birth day.
S.T. at noon previous to progressed birthday, 1918 H. M. S.
(see ephemeris for 1884, May 28)......................4 25 0
Correction of 10 seconds for each 15 deg.
birthplace is West of Greenwich.......................0 1 3
Interval from previous noon to birth..................2 0 0
Correction of 10 secs. per hr. of interval............0 0 20
---- ---- ----
Sidereal Time of progressed birth.....................6 26 23
With this S.T. we turn to the Tables of Houses for the Latitude of birth
place, and erect a horoscope with twelve Houses in the usual manner; we may
further insert the planets' places on the A.C.D. for 1918, then we shall
have a complete separate horoscope for the year, which we may compare with
the natal chart. Some Astrologers use that method, but we advise another,
which we think facilitates comparison and judgment of aspects between the
natal and progressed position of the planets in a degree unattainable by any
other system; it is illustrated in the various figures used in this book.
We write the natal chart in ink, as that is unchanged during life; we
also draw a large circle outside it, to contain the progressed position of
the planets. These and the houses we write in their proper places, but
lightly, and with pencil, so that they may be easily erased and the horo-
scope erected for another year without the necessity of rewriting the natal
But no matter how placed, two full horoscopes with 24 houses, 18 planets,
a couple of dragons' heads, each with its respective "tail," and two Parts
of Fortune, make quite a maze, and if the full galaxy of aspects, including
biquintiles, sesquiquadrates and other highsounding nonsensicals are to be
figured out the astrologer will surely so lose himself in the mathematical
labyrinth that he will be unable to read a syllable of the message of the
stars. During the first year of his astrological study, one of the writers
being originally of a mathematical turn, had the habit of constructing fig-
ures, and tables of aspects, so fearfully and wonderfully made that they
beat the proverbial "Chinese puzzle;" they were veritable "Gordian Knots,"
and the destiny of a human being was so tangled in each, that neither the
writer who had concocted the abomination, nor anyone else could ever hope to
disentangle the poor soul involved. May he be forgiven; he has mended his
ways, and is now just as zealous to eliminate all non-essentials from the
horoscope, but having been enmeshed in the maze of mathematics, his experi-
ence should serve as a warning. Our minds, at best, are but feeble instru-
ments to fathom fate and surely we shall have the greatest chance of success
by applying our science to the most important facts, and these are usually
If this be granted, the question presents itself: What are the essen-
tials and what may be eliminated with advantage to clear the progressed
horoscope of useless, befogging elements?
First, with regard to the progressed houses, only two vital points pro-
duce results when aspected: the Midheaven, which is spiritual in nature,
and the Ascendant, which is a significator in material matters. We shall
treat that subject later; for the present we confine ourselves to the argu-
ment that it will facilitate judgment of the progressed horoscope if we
leave the ten unessential cusps out, and draw two dotted lines with pencil
to mark the progressed Midheaven and Ascendant.
In the second place, the student may readily convince himself by looking
through the columns of any ephemeris, that the motion of Neptune, Uranus,
Saturn and Jupiter, during the two months which represent progression for a
life of 60 years, is so slow that they seldom form an aspect not registered
in the natal chart. In rare cases where an important aspect is formed, the
fact is easily seen, and the planet should then be entered in the outer ring
of the progressed horoscope, but in the great majority of cases it is better
to leave these planets out, and enter only the progressed positions of the
Sun, Moon, Mars, Venus and Mercury.
In conclusion of our treatment of the method of Progression, two impor-
tant points must be mentioned: The Midheaven at a given Sidereal Time is
the same for all Latitudes, so that two children born at the same S.T. would
have the same sign and degree on the M.C., but if one were born in Alaska
and the other in Mexico, the Asc. would vary much and change the grouping of
planets in the houses very considerably, with the further result that plan-
ets which influence the First House affairs in one horoscope affect Twelfth
House matters in the other, etc. Thus the lives of these people would be
The same argument applies to the progressed horoscope of a person travel-
ing North or South from his birthplace. His progressed M.C. remains un-
changed, but he receives the forces from a different ascending figure, ac-
cording to the Latitude where he resides, and the grouping of planets
relative to the progressed Ascendant varies accordingly. As examples we may
state that both writers have left their birthplace; one traveled 2,000 miles
West, but is close to the same Latitude as her birthplace, hence both her
M.C. and Asc. are the same as if she had remained in her native city.
The other writer was born in Latitude 56 N., and now lives in Latitude
32. Had he remained in the far North, his progressed Ascendant would in
(1912) be Virgo 6, exactly conjunction to Mars' place at birth, but the As-
cendant of his new home is Virgo 0 degrees, and in this latitude he will not
feel the effect of the Mars ray for a number of years.
The other important point we had in mind is the necessity of being
definite in regard to the year for which we progress. Perhaps a person
tells us that a certain event occurred when he was 26, and another in his
50th year. Such statements are ambiguous, and give no safe working basis.
The Astrologer may go home and do an immense amount of work to no use, be-
cause he thought the person meant that one event occurred when he, the per-
son, was between 26 and 27 years of age, and a later consultation reveals
that he meant the year between his 25th and 26th birthdays. Pin them down
to the year, 1850, 1900, or whatever it may be, but never accept a person's
age as a starting point.
On the same principle, never predict that an event will happen when a
person is so and so old; that also is ambiguous and gives them no satisfac-
tion; give the year and month; never hedge; never predict anything of which
you are in doubt; when you are satisfied a prediction is justified, speak
fearlessly, BUT TACTFULLY; believe in the stars, and the stars will fully
justify your faith.
SOME IMPORTANT POINTS:
When judging the effects of directions it is of the greatest importance
to bear in mine the tenor of the nativity, for even weak aspects which are
in harmony with the tendencies foreshown in the natal figure will be much
more active than a strong aspect which is contrary to the radical indica-
tions. Supposing, for instance, that there are strong testimonies of sick-
ness and accident, as Mars in Sagittarius in the Midheaven square the Sun in
Pisces in the Twelfth House and square Saturn in Virgo in the Sixth House;
then the progression of Mars to square of the radical Ascendant would un-
doubtedly precipitate an accident or a fever of a serious nature, but if the
Sun were trine Mars and Jupiter the effect of Mars square Ascendant would
produce little if any discomfort. Similarly with all the other directions,
and if the student neglects to take into consideration this all-important
point, he is likely sometime to make a great mistake and wonder why a seem-
ingly powerful direction produced no result in one case, while in another a
very weak aspect had such a far-reaching effect. Aspects between two
progressed planets are unimportant.
Another important point to remember is that aspects of the progressed to
the radical planets operate in proportion to the power of the radical planet
in the nativity. Let us suppose, for illustration, that in a certain figure
the Sun is elevated in Leo and aspected to a number of the other planets--it
matters not whether the aspects are good or bad so long as they are
close--then even a weak aspect from a progressed planet to the Sun will have
a marked result. On the other hand, if the Sun in that horoscope received
no aspect, or only one or two weak ones, then even a strong aspect of a pro-
gressed planet would have little effect.
It should also be noted that a good aspect from a progressed planet to a
planet that is much afflicted in the nativity would produce small if any
benefit. In short, and to sum up, progressed aspects operate only in the
measure that they are in harmony with the trend of the nativity and the
planet wherewith they are blending.
The third important point to remember when judging the effects of direc-
tions is that an aspect from a progressed to a radical planet is never in
itself sufficient to produce results; a harmonious aspect from the pro-
gressed Moon or a lunation is absolutely essential to bring the tendency to
fruition. That is to say, if the progressed Sun comes to square of radical
Saturn, a sextile or trine aspect of the progressed Moon or of a lunation
will pass unnoticed; no effect will be felt until either the progressed Moon
or a lunation comes into conjunction, square, or opposition to Sun or Sat-
urn, and vice-versa, if the progressed Sun comes to a trine of the radical
Jupiter a square or opposition of the Moon will not affect it, it must wait
for a sextile or trine. For this reason directions are sometimes delayed in
their action beyond the time of their culmination, and at other times they
are somewhat hastened because a lunar aspect of the requisite nature occurs
slightly in advance of the time when the aspects of the planets are com-
It also happens that in cases where the event indicated by an aspect in-
volves two people the aspects of the planets by progression may be complete
in one person's horoscope and fertilized by a harmonious aspect without pro-
ducing a result, because the aspect in the other person's horoscope has not
yet matured. In this connection we remember the horoscope of a lady whose
Venus was placed in the Eighth House showing a late marriage. In her 45th
year the progressed Sun reached conjunction Venus but neither engagement nor
marriage resulted; then the Sun and Venus came into conjunction in the horo-
scope of a gentleman of her acquaintance bringing an engagement quickly fol-
lowed by marriage. Thus one had waited for the other, and unless such a
contingency is taken into consideration the astrologer is most liable to
meet his Waterloo when forecasting events.
PROGRESSED SOLAR DIRECTIONS:
When the Sun forms a conjunction, sextile, square, trine or opposition to
one of the planets by progression the influence begins to manifest when the
Sun is 1 1/2 degrees from the exact aspect, and it is felt until the Sun is
1 1/2 degrees past the point of culmination. And as the Sun moves about one
degree a day, and the time measure of directions is that one day equals a
year, we may say that the influence of the solar aspects is felt for a pe-
riod of three years. Their effects are particularly strong at times during
this period when aspects of the progressed Moon or lunations vivify them.
The parallel is different from the other aspects. In the case of the
slow-moving planets it lasts for a considerable number of years so that a
parallel of the Sun and Saturn may operate for ten or more years, and a par-
allel of the Sun and Jupiter nearly as long.
It may also be noted that the conjunction ad parallel act principally
upon the health, while the other aspects also affect the business, social
standing, etc. Thus under the parallel of the Sun and Saturn there would be
a very protracted state of ill-health, while the parallel of the Sun and Ju-
piter would strengthen the constitution materially.
THE SUN PROGRESSED PARALLEL, CONJUNCTION, SEXTILE OR TRINE TO RADICAL VENUS:
If the radical Venus was well aspected these directions will bring
a three-year period of unusual pleasure and enjoyment into the
life. If the person is not already married an attachment will be
formed and ripen into marriage of an ideal nature. If the horoscope shows
artistic ability, this will receive a great impetus during the activity of
this direction, and it will bring honor and social preferment.
THE SUN PROGRESSED SQUARE OR OPPOSITION TO RADICAL VENUS:
If the radical Venus was afflicted, these directions will bring a
period of petty annoyances, social disgrace, trouble and sorrow,
with a tendency to be slovenly and to look upon the dark side of
life, but it can be overcome if the person will strive to be careful of his
morals and personal appearance. "Where there's a will there's a way."
THE SUN PROGRESSED PARALLEL, CONJUNCTION OR SEXTILE RADICAL MERCURY:.
If Mercury was well aspected at birth this will mark a period of
unusual mental activity, so that the person will be able to further his
his ambitions and succeed in business by new ventures. If the natal figure
shows literary ability this is the time to make all efforts to produce some-
thing worth while. It is a good and profitable time to travel either for
pleasure, in search of inspiration, or for the good of whatever business he
may follow. Advertising will be found a most effective way of promotion
business success under this direction.
THE SUN PROGRESSED SQUARE TO RADICAL MERCURY:
The Sun cannot reach the square of Mercury until late in life, and
in comparatively few lives at that, therefore its effects can only
be conjectured and it has no importance.
THE SUN PROGRESSED PARALLEL, CONJUNCTION, SEXTILE, OR TRINE TO RADICAL
If the Moon was well aspected at birth these directions bring a period of
success and popularity. It increases the honor and esteem which the person
enjoys in his environment, it brings favors from influential persons, em-
ployers, or the authorities, and if marriage has not already been con-
tracted, this direction will most likely bring about a successful union. It
is also an excellent time to form partnerships.
THE SUN PROGRESSED SQUARE OR OPPOSITION TO RADICAL MOON:
If the Moon was afflicted at birth this marks a very evil period,
replete with domestic unhappiness if the person is married; discredit among
the people with whom he is associated in business or socially, perhaps im-
prisonment; loss by dishonesty of the partner, financial stricture or even
bankruptcy. He is also likely to suffer severely from ill health, and if
either the Sun or Moon are in Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces he may become a
THE SUN PROGRESSED SEXTILE OR TRINE TO RADICAL SATURN:
If Saturn is well aspected in the nativity these directions will
bring a steadying and consolidating influence into the life so that
the person will be able to discharge his duties in a most effective, sys-
tematic and tactful manner. He will have greater opportunities for advance-
ment than before, and will be able to assume the added responsibilities with
credit. Much benefit may be expected from older people who will be drawn to
him will full confidence. Investments in land, mines, houses, and similar
things will prove profitable when made under this direction, and in
general it gives a very deep insight into all problems of life.
THE SUN PROGRESSED PARALLEL, CONJUNCTION, SQUARE OR OPPOSITION TO RADICAL
If Saturn was afflicted in the natal chart these directions mark a
period of very evil influence. This is especially true of the
parallel, which lasts about ten years; the other aspects are only
active during the usual three years. Under these directions the
person suffers disappointments and delays in everything he undertakes. No
matter how carefully he may plan, something is sure to crop up to thwart
him, and this is apt to breed a spirit of worry and pessimism which makes
life seem a hopeless battle, with everyone conspiring to checkmate him. Fi-
nancial difficulties make matters harder, and he is liable to incur the op-
position of employers or the authorities. To crown it all, the health suf-
fers, especially under the parallel; his vitality will be very low, and
the recuperative power almost NIL. All will depend on whether he
can look for the silver lining to the cloud, and strive to learn
the intended lessons, or whether he simply sinks down under the
load and gives up. Forewarned is forearmed and students of Astrology have
at least the knowledge that these trials are only passing. They know when
brighter days will come.
THE SUN PROGRESSED PARALLEL, CONJUNCTION, SEXTILE OR TRINE JUPITER:
If Jupiter is well aspected at birth these aspects are among the
most fortunate in the whole gamut of directions, for they indicate
a period of financial prosperity, where every undertaking succeeds,
hence speculation, investments, and new ventures in business will
bring success and gain, the person will rise in popularity and esteem in the
community or his immediate sphere of associations, he may gain much credit
in connection with philanthropic or charitable undertakings, and he will en-
joy much social success and domestic happiness. There is a tendency to
travel or changes which will bring both pleasure and profit, and ambitions
that for years seemed impossible of realization are likely to be gratified.
Under these directions lasting friendships of benefit to the person are of-
ten formed. They also strengthen the constitution and bring radiant
health, but the exuberance of animal spirits may later, under evil
directions, bring disease. If this is guarded against the increased flow of
vital fluid given by these directions will have a lasting beneficial effect
on the health.
THE SUN PROGRESSED SQUARE OR OPPOSITION TO RADICAL JUPITER:
If Jupiter is afflicted at birth these directions denote a period
of trouble and trials. Someone near and dear will pass out of the person's
person's life, either by estrangement or death; lawsuits, financial
losses and social disaster are threatened, with much opposition
from other people. If he invests money or speculates each venture
will prove a failure because of deception and misrepresentation of
those with whom he deals. If he makes a change of business or
travels to another city he will meet with worse conditions, the
health will suffer and domestic infelicity will result.
THE SUN PROGRESSED PARALLEL, CONJUNCTION, SQUARE OR OPPOSITION TO RADICAL
If Mars is afflicted at birth these aspects mark an extended period
of a very evil nature. There is a state of rash and reckless excitement
which is apt to lead the person to do the most foolhardy things, hence a li-
ability to squander his money, wreck his prospects in life, become crippled
by an accident, or indulge in excesses which bring on fevers, boils, or in-
flammatory complaints. He should be particularly careful not to handle
fire, hot water, explosives or firearms, and be guarded by insurance
against loss by fire, sickness or accident. The reputation is also
likely to suffer by scandal, therefore he should exert all his energy and
will power to act with all the discretion possible to him and so endeavor to
rule his stars.
THE SUN PROGRESSED SEXTILE OR TRINE TO RADICAL MARS:
If Mars is well aspected at birth these directions indicate a period of ad-
venture when the person will be imbued with a powerful spirit of activity,
enterprise and industry; he will become acquainted with people of a pioneer-
ing instinct or in some way receive an impulse that will start him upon a
new venture in life which will bring him success, friends, and prosperity.
He is likely to travel in search of new fields and to be very restless in
seeking an outlet for the energy which threatens to burst him, but
he is also too prone to squander the money which seems to come so
easily. If he were wise he would be a little less generous, for
when this aspect passes off, it is likely that the golden days are
THE SUN PROGRESSED PARALLEL, CONJUNCTION, SQUARE OR OPPOSITION TO RADICAL
If Uranus is afflicted at birth these aspects mark a very critical
period in the life. The person becomes very irritable and short-
tempered. He is liable to tax the patience of friends and
relatives to the breaking point so that a separation or estrangement occurs.
He will be repellent to others, rash, erratic, liable to do the most strange
and unexpected things. He may rush into litigation when he has not the
shadow of a case or cause, just for the mere insane love of quarreling.
Thus he is likely to disgrace himself permanently in the eyes of all who
know him, or, depending upon what other aspects are in force at the
time, it may be someone close to him who causes the disgrace which
then reflects upon him on account of the friendship or relationship.
THE SUN PROGRESSED SEXTILE OR TRINE TO RADICAL URANUS:
If Uranus is well aspected at birth and the person is of a sufficiently ad-
vanced type to respond to this influence, these aspects mark a period of
great spiritual and mental acceleration; the originating, organizing, and
inventive faculties become greatly enhanced, so that he is able to formulate
ideas, perfect inventions, and organize enterprises in a most surprisingly
efficient manner, with little or no effort. There may be sudden
and unexpected gains through inventions, investment or speculation,
and if he is not already interested in advanced thought or occultism he will
most likely be attracted during this period and obtain a good start before
the aspect wears off.
THE SUN PROGRESSED PARALLEL, CONJUNCTION, SQUARE OR OPPOSITION TO RADICAL
If Neptune is afflicted at birth these aspects mark a critical time for
those who can respond to the spiritual influence. They are then hypersensi-
tive and likely to develop an undesirable phase of involuntary spiritual
sight or apt to become entranced or obsessed by spirits from the invisible
world who seek a medium to gratify their desires, which are usually bad.
The person may also most easily become the victim of a hypnotist and get
into trouble through fraud, deception and disadvantageous changes, or loss
by speculation in large companies where the stock is watered.
THE SUN PROGRESSED SEXTILE OR TRINE TO RADICAL NEPTUNE:
If Neptune is well aspected at birth these aspects mark a period of
spiritual awakening, when the person may receive an initiation which will
develop his spiritual powers and open the invisible worlds to him, if he is
sufficiently developed. For others it may develop the faculty of inspira-
tional music, and yet other people may experience a period of unexampled
love and bliss, but the majority cannot respond to this influence.
THE SUN PROGRESSED PARALLEL, CONJUNCTION, SEXTILE OR TRINE TO RADICAL
These aspects bring a period of profit, preferment, honor and recognition,
favors from the authorities or employers, added social prestige, and a gen-
eral advancement of the worldly affairs.
This is a good time to make special effort for obtaining an increase of in-
come for all endeavors in that direction will have a favorable stellar in-
fluence behind them and are therefore more likely to succeed than at other
THE SUN PROGRESSED SQUARE OR OPPOSITION TO RADICAL MIDHEAVEN:
These aspects mark a period of discredit when slander and enmity threaten
the honor and social standing. It is therefore best for the person to be
very circumspect in all he does or says, for trouble with the authorities
may result in imprisonment, or if with employers it may bring loss of
position. Financial fortunes are also threatened.
THE SUN PROGRESSED, PARALLEL, CONJUNCTION, SEXTILE OR TRINE RADICAL
These aspects mark a period of general good fortune, radiant health and hap-
piness. Whatever the person undertakes seems to prosper.
THE SUN PROGRESSED SQUARE OF OPPOSITION TO RADICAL ASCENDANT:
These aspects mark a period of ill-health, especially in a woman's horo-
scope. There is also a great deal of trouble and general so-called "bad
PROGRESSED LUNAR DIRECTIONS:
The Moon travels through the Zodiac at an average rate of between twelve
and thirteen degrees a day, and as the day in the art of progression is
9aken as a time measure equivalent to a year, we may say that the Moon by
progression from birth to death travels at the rate of between twelve and
thirteen degrees a year, or about one degree per month. Thus in the course
of about twenty-eight years she circles the whole horoscope and forms all
the aspects that can be formed to all the planets in the radical figure, and
she may thus travel two or three times around the horoscope in the life of
the average man or woman. It is her passage around the horoscope that makes
the life fruitful of events for the aspects of the planets themselves which
indicate the year when a certain influence is ready to be reaped as ripe
destiny and produce events in the life, do not of themselves cause either
good or ill effects unless an aspect of the progressed Moon or a lunation
brings the matter to a focus and marks the month when the occurrence will
take place. Therefore sometimes even strong aspects between the Sun and
planets, or between the planets themselves, are barren in effect when not
fortified by a progressed lunar aspect or a lunation of the same nature.
Neither do the lunar aspects have an influence of their own, or at least
if they have, it is not very marked unless the lunar aspect agrees in nature
with the primary direction then in force.
These are important points which the student should always bear in mind.
It should also be noted that the aspects of the progressed Moon to pro-
gressed planets produce little or no effect and the influences set down be-
low are with respect to the radical planets.
THE MOON PROGRESSED PARALLEL, CONJUNCTION, SEXTILE OR TRINE TO RADICAL
These aspects mark a rather prosperous period in life, bringing important
changes for the better. Not infrequently marriage results which is both
successful and happy. An increase of business if the person is an employer,
or a raise in salary if he is an employee, may be looked for at this time,
for superiors and those in a position to bestow favors are in a generous
mood and ready to give the person credit for all that is good in him.
THE MOON PROGRESSED SQUARE OR OPPOSITION TO RADICAL SUN:
These aspects indicate a time of trouble and loss. There is a tendency to
difficulty with employers or customers which will bring loss of employment
or business; the mind is vacillating so that the person cannot make up his
mind what to do, and thus he is apt to lose opportunities which might bring
gain and instead they bring loss. He will experience trouble with the oppo-
site sex, particularly the marriage partner if he is in the state of matri-
mony. The health will suffer and there is a change for the worse in all the
affairs of life.
THE MOON PROGRESSED PARALLEL, CONJUNCTION, SEXTILE, OR TRINE TO RADICAL
If Venus is strong and well aspected in the natal chart this period will be
one of pleasure and profit both, for the person will make new friends and
have opportunities to advance himself both socially and financially. These
aspects also frequently indicate the commencement of courtship or the culmi-
nation of courtship in marriage, in a man's horoscope. They bring good
health and a happy, cheerful frame of mind, so that the whole world seems
bathed in sunshine. This is, in short, a period of general success and hap-
THE MOON PROGRESSED SQUARE OR OPPOSITION TO RADICAL VENUS:
If Venus was afflicted at birth this marks a period of considerable trouble
and disappointment. A courtship may be broken off or a marriage dissolved
by separation. The financial fortunes are likely to suffer and the health
is apt to be poor. Snubs and ostracism may be expected in the social rela-
tion and the person should be particularly careful with the opposite sex,
for while this direction is operative there is considerable liability to
trouble from that source. Knowing what is doing and the nature and duration
of the influence, he should try to rule his stars by keeping as cheerful a
frame of mind as possible, schooling himself to act wisely in the matters
which are particularly shown as danger points.
THE MOON PROGRESSED PARALLEL, CONJUNCTION, SEXTILE OR TRINE TO RADICAL
If Mercury was well aspected at birth, these directions will bring out the
mental powers and it is therefore a favorable time to take up any study
which the person may feel attracted to. If any important changes have been
in contemplation this is the time to make the move, for under these direc-
tions success is sure to attend in a much larger measure than under less fa-
vorable influences, and if he has any important matters to settle with
brothers, sisters or neighbors, he will reach a favorable conclusion with
them much more quickly than at any other time.
THE MOON PROGRESSED SQUARE OR OPPOSITION TO RADICAL MERCURY:
If Mercury was afflicted at birth the person will need to exercise a great
deal of care during the operation of these planetary influences, for there
will be a tendency to rash and indiscreet speech; thereby the person may lay
himself liable for libel or slander. It is also likely that if any deeds or
legal papers are signed during this time it will be to the person's detri-
ment and will later regret it. He should also be very careful of his ex-
pressions in correspondence and if he is a literary man he should be doubly
careful or his writings will be more than likely to cause trouble for him-
self or others. The mind will be much disturbed and he should neither
travel nor make changes but endeavor to keep himself as quiet as possible
during this time.
THE MOON PROGRESSED PARALLEL OR CONJUNCTION RADICAL SATURN:
If Saturn was afflicted in the natal chart this is a very critical period.
In a woman's horoscope it indicates ill-health, worry and trouble. In the
horoscope of a man, if he is married, it indicates domestic difficulties or
ill-health of the wife. There is trouble, delay and disappointment in all
the affairs of life and a tendency to worry over things and become morbid
THE MOON PROGRESSED SQUARE OR OPPOSITION TO RADICAL SATURN:
If Saturn is afflicted at birth, these aspects mark a very evil time, par-
ticularly with respect to health and the conditions in the home. They pro-
duce a disturbed frame of mind with irritability and a tendency to worry, a
pessimistic outlook on life; gloom and despondency seem to be the rule, the
financial affairs also suffer and care should be taken to make no changes or
investments at this time. The only remedy is to try to keep as philo-
sophical an attitude as possible, looking for the silver lining of the cloud
and endeavoring to learn the lessons that are to be taught during this pe-
THE MOON PROGRESSED SEXTILE OR TRINE TO RADICAL SATURN:
If Saturn was well aspected in the natal chart these aspects mark a success-
ful and prosperous period when one will gain recognition of a lasting nature
in his sphere of life. He will be able to take on added responsibilities
and acquit himself of the trust with credit. If any investments in houses,
lands or mines are contemplated this will be a very favorable period to un-
dertake such matters. This time will be epoch-making in the life when a
new, solid and stable foundation for success will be laid, upon which the
edifice of a successful life may be reared.
THE MOON PROGRESSED PARALLEL, CONJUNCTION, SEXTILE OR TRINE TO RADICAL
If Jupiter was well aspected at birth, these aspects mark a period of suc-
cess and general good fortune. The health is excellent, or if the person
has been sick improvement may be looked for at this time. The frame of mind
will be happy and he will enjoy all the pleasures of life. It is a par-
ticularly good time to travel for he will meet a friendly and cordial recep-
tion everywhere. The financial fortunes will be benefited if investments
are made under these directions, or if the business is pushed to the best of
his ability. This is an epoch when things take a decided turn for the bet-
ter, and if the person takes proper advantage of the opportunities then pre-
sented to him this time will be long felt in the life.
THE MOON PROGRESSED SQUARE OR OPPOSITION TO RADICAL JUPITER:
If Jupiter was afflicted at birth the person should be very careful of his
diet during the time when these aspects last, for there is a tendency to ex-
cesses which will cause disease by making the blood impure. He should also
be very careful not to lose his temper because if there is any danger of
apoplexy shown in the natal figure it is more likely to manifest under these
stellar influences than at any other time. Keep as cool as possible and
avoid all stimulating food and liquors. Do not under any circumstances un-
dertake to speculate while these directions last for loss is certain and
there is a liability to be deceived or defrauded by others. There is also a
danger of domestic troubles and loss by lawsuits or similar matters. The
social prestige is likely to suffer on account of haughty, bombastic and
overbearing manners, therefore the person should be careful and moderate in
everything and also hold himself well in check.
THE MOON PROGRESSED PARALLEL, CONJUNCTION, SQUARE OR OPPOSITION RADICAL
If the radical Mars was afflicted these aspects mark a very evil period. In
a woman's horoscope they indicate, for one thing, bad health, and in a
man's, violent quarrels in the home. There is a tendency to be quarrelsome,
foolhardy and reckless, with the result that the person may sustain bodily
injuries or accidents, also a tendency to the over-indulgence of the lower
passional nature which may bring trouble in its train, therefore he should
be very careful in his dealings with those of the opposite sex. Unless
great care is taken slander and social discredit are sure to result. These
directions also make the person very reckless and extravagant in financial
matters, liable to form hasty and erroneous judgments, therefore if papers
are signed at this time disaster is very to follow. These directions are
among the most reliable in operation and the person rarely escapes without
suffering loss or injury in some manner, therefore the greatest care should
be taken during this period.
THE MOON PROGRESSED SEXTILE OR TRINE RADICAL MARS:
If Mars was well aspected at birth thee aspects mark a period of consider-
able activity in the life which will be to the benefit of the person in-
volved. A great deal of vital energy is accumulated and this dynamic force
naturally must have an outlet in some way, hence this is a good time for the
expansion of business or undertaking new enterprises; they are sure to suc-
ceed if the person is not too precipitate in his efforts but uses a grain of
caution in the expenditure of this great energy. These aspects are par-
ticularly active among those who work with or deal in the partial elements
of iron and fire, such as soldiers, surgeons and engineers; to them they
bring honor and promotion.
THE MOON PROGRESSED PARALLEL, CONJUNCTION, SQUARE OR OPPOSITION RADICAL
If Uranus was afflicted at birth these aspects mark a very critical period,
when the person is apt to make a sudden and unexpected change which will
have a disadvantageous effect upon the life, therefore he should guard care-
fully against such a contingency. There is also a liability to the forma-
tion of a clandestine relationship which will bring sorrow and trouble to
the person, hence he should avoid association with the opposite sex and when
this is unavoidable he should be very circumspect in his manner and behav-
ior, for under these directions people are very likely to judge him severely
for the slightest semblance of wrong-doing. There is a tendency to irrita-
bility and cruelty of speech which is likely to cause domestic unhappiness
and the loss of friends that will later be regretted very much, therefore
the person should endeavor to curb himself; in fact it would be better to
avoid his friends as much as possible during this time.
THE MOON PROGRESSED SEXTILE OR TRINE TO RADICAL URANUS:
These are excellent aspects for those who are sufficiently advanced to re-
spond. If Uranus was well aspected at birth, the original, intuitive and
inventive faculties will find an outlet at this time which may be very ad-
vantageous to the person. If he is interested in the study of advanced
thought or occultism this is a particularly good time to pursue such sub-
jects, for an expansion of consciousness may most easily result under these
directions, friendships are formed with advanced people who will be of
benefit to the person, and advantageous changes or removals may be made,
hence it marks an epoch in the life which is likely to leave a permanent
mark for good.
THE MOON PROGRESSED PARALLEL, CONJUNCTION, SQUARE OR OPPOSITION TO
If Neptune was afflicted in the natal chart these directions mark a period
of weird and uncanny experiences, when the person is likely to come under
the spell of hypnotism or mediumship or have visions or begin to hear
voices, but all these experiences are of an undesirable character and should
therefore be guarded against as much as possible. It would be very unwise
under these directions to enter the seance room of a spiritualistic meeting
where the conditions favor such manifestations, and if the aspects occur
from water signs--Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces--there is a strong tendency to
form a drink or drug habit which may operate to the sorrow and trouble of
the person for all the rest of his life. As these aspects produce a mental
and physical lassitude, when the vital forces are low and the person
negative, such undesirable influences are particularly apt to gain a
foothold. There is also a danger from plots by secret enemies which tend to
bring the person into discredit and trouble. He may even suffer imprison-
ment or be confined in a hospital through ill-health, for Neptune rules
prisons, hospitals, insane asylums, and similar places. Great care should
be taken in all dealings with others.
THE MOON PROGRESSED SEXTILE OR TRINE TO RADICAL NEPTUNE:
If Neptune was well aspected at birth these directions may bring a slight
extension of consciousness and if the solar aspects to Neptune are also in
force at the same time an initiation may be looked for by those who are suf-
ficiently advanced to respond to this influence. But to the majority of
people it will probably mean only a pleasant time, a feast of music or some
THE MOON PROGRESSED PARALLEL OR CONJUNCTION RADICAL ASCENDANT OR
These aspects bring changes in the life, but whether these are good or bad
depends upon the other influences operating in the horoscope at the time.
THE MOON PROGRESSED SEXTILE OR TRINE TO RADICAL MIDHEAVEN:
If other influences agree this is a time of beneficial changes, preferment
and honor, and general success in the various departments of life.
THE MOON PROGRESSED SQUARE OR OPPOSITION TO RADICAL MIDHEAVEN:
These aspects indicate loss of prestige, trouble and anxiety, financial
loss, especially if dealing with women. It is a bad time to travel or make
THE MOON PROGRESSED SEXTILE OR TRINE TO RADICAL ASCENDANT:
These aspects bring beneficial changes, financial prosperity, and general
THE MOON PROGRESSED SQUARE OR OPPOSITION TO RADICAL ASCENDANT:
These aspects mark a period of trouble. Ill-health may be looked for, and
if any changes or removals are made they will be to the person's disadvan-
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