In episode 144 of the podcast astrologer Kelly Surtees joins the show to talk about a popular timing technique known as secondary progressions, where every day of the native’s life symbolizes an entire year.
In this episode we talk about how to calculate secondary progressions, as well as how to identify important turning points and phases in a person’s life with the technique.
During the course of the show we discuss the interpretation of retrograde stations, progressed aspects, secondary progressed lunation phases, and more.
Below you will find the show notes, with an outline of some of the points touched on in the discussion, followed by links to stream or download the recording of the episode.
This episode is available in both an audio and video versions, and you can find links to both recordings below.
Secondary Progressions Notes
- Became one of the most common timing techniques in modern astrology, second only to transits.
- Evidently only became popular in the past few centuries.
- Holden thought that Kepler was the first to mention it.
- Valens may have mentioned it briefly in the 2nd century.
- Different symbolic ways of moving the chart forward.
- Transits are the actual movements of the planets in the future.
- Profections advance the planets by one sign per year.
- Primary directions advance them via rising times of the signs.
- Solar Arcs one degree per year.
- Secondary Progressions one day per year
- Sun moves one degree per year
- Moon moves one degree per month (approximately)
- After the native is born, every day of their life is equated to one year
- Their first day of life is the same as their first year
- Second day of life is like the second year.
- To work this out go to an ephemeris for your day of birth. That’s year 0. Day 2 of life = year 1 and so on until you get to your current age.
- Link to the Astrodienst online ephemeris
- Basically you take the live transits from the first few months of birth
- Think about the sign changes or new and full moons that happened in the first 3 months of life. These form part of your progressions.
- Minor events that happen at the beginning of life become major events later on.
- So what are some important transits in the first months of life?
- Important alignments to pay attention to in the progressed chart:
- Secondary progressed lunation cycle hugely important
- Especially New Moons and Full Moons as major life epochs
- Retrograde and direct stations.
- Planets stationing retrograde or direct often signal major turning points in the life.
- Also speed changes in general.
- Exact aspects
- When do applying aspects in the birth chart go exact?
- When do secondary progressed planets aspect positions in the natal chart?
- When do planets change signs?
- SP Sun changes signs at least every 30 years
More Information About Secondary Progressions
For more information about secondary progressions, check out Kelly’s predicting with progressions online astrology webinar series:
- Online Astrology Webinar: Introduction to Predicting with Progression
- Online Astrology Webinar: Combining Transits with Progressions
- Your Progressed Sun
- Your Progressed Venus (Live on Feb 24, video replay available after)
- Progressions and Rebirth
- Silver Strokes: Timing with the Progressed Moon (Lunar) Phases
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A full transcript of this episode is available: Episode 144 transcript
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