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Reading Birth Charts with Annual Profections

Reading Birth Charts with Annual Profections

In episode 222 astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim lead a discussion about annual profections with a local astrology group, and take example charts from the audience to demonstrate how the timing technique works in practice.

This episode is a recording of a meeting of the Denver Astrology Group that took place at the Mercury Cafe in downtown Denver, Colorado on Saturday, September 14, 2019, starting just after 3:00 PM.

This is a followup to episode 153 of The Astrology Podcast where Chris gave an introductory lecture on the annual profections timing technique.

This episode begins with a brief introduction to annual profections and review of some of the basic principles of the technique, and then we quickly transitioned into asking audience members to look through their own chronology and see if they could find any good examples that demonstrated the technique in their own lives.

In the end we had seven different audience members share their birth charts and talk about specific years in their life, explaining how the technique correlated with their lived experience.

This style of discussion can be important because sometimes it is only by talking to a person directly about their life and asking them questions that you can get a full sense of exactly how the techniques of astrology work out in practice.

This episode is available in both audio and video versions below.

Annual Profections Handouts

Here are the printable handouts given to the audience for this episode:

All three of these are printable PDF files that you can download.

Audience Chart Examples

For listeners of the audio version, here are the seven chart examples that were shared by audience members in this episode, in the order in which they appeared in the discussion:

  1. Joseph
  2. Annie
  3. Valerie
  4. Kathy
  5. Drew
  6. Ann
  7. Lynette

Each chart is cast using whole sign houses, the tropical zodiac, and the traditional rulership scheme.

Watch the Video Version of This Episode

Here is the video version of this episode on annual profections:


A full transcript of this episode is available: Episode 222 transcript

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  • Mars 3rd house year 2004– totaled car; 2016 NORWAC conf.
    Saturn 6th house year – began Medicare
    Moon 11th house year – 7 Rays group involvement
    Venus 9th house year – studied graphic design for 7 mos.
    Saturn 6th house year – retired; 12 yrs. later dealing with post-knee replacement surgery

  • Jupiter ruled House 4 year (w Transiting Jupiter) – sold two properties, both long awaited and hard to sell both took place “behind the scenes”. Natal Jupiter House 12.
    12 years ago in same house, spent in hospital in and out – natal ruler in House 12 of hospitals
    Jupiter ruled House 7 year got married in a friend’s house (not in public), again a house 12 situation
    Mars ruled House 8 year had first child, natal Mars in House 5
    House 6 Saturn ruled, was sick and filed for divorce, natal Saturn house 4
    House 7 – left partner and home, moved to a secluded home, H 7 ruler in (house 12 of loss and respite/hiding
    House 8 – grieving loss of many endings
    etc – this method really works – it is remarkable

  • 8th house profection: I was 55 when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. My initial shock was replaced by acceptance given that my chances of remission were 90% plus. Nonetheless, you might say the knock of death on my door became more audible. Fast forward 12 years and here I am with an 8th house profession again. And, though I’m in good health, the knock of death on my door is more audible than before.

    • Try not to worry about it too much, as there are other significations of the 8th house or manifestations of it that can sometimes become relevant in those profection years, especially depending on how the ruler is situated.