Advantage E-Zine - December 10, 2001
Recently, I've been working with tertiary progressions, and when I
mentioned that I was going to include them in all my forecasting,
people called or emailed asking what they were. Therefore, I'll use
venue to define them and give some examples.
Secondary progressions use the formula of a day equaling a year.
based on solar motion. So, starting from the birthdate in the
for the year of birth, one would count down the number of days as
of the person to see where the planets would be at that time in a
life. I don't have time, and this isn't the place to actually teach
do this, but that is roughly the procedure. Tertiary progressions
based on lunar motion, and the formula is very roughly a day for a
Since there are close to thirteen of these for each year, it is hard
calculate. I don't even try; I use the computer, and Solar Fire has
fine tertiary progression option. So far, in using them for clients,
found them absolutely remarkable. If you want to know more about
will find good, accurate directions in Robert Blaschke's book,
"Progressions" available on Amazon.com.
This morning I thought I'd examine the three USA charts that I use
what the tertiaries for Sept. 11th revealed. Surely, I thought,
be clear differences that might help me make a choice between them.
so. I'm still stymied. Let's look them over a bit one at a time.
The first one for July 4th, 1776 at 2:15 am shows the natal moon
minutes of the tertiary 7th cusp.... an emotional public event.
Pluto is exactly (within 11 minutes of a degree) square the tertiary
count tertiary contacts to each other just as I do secondaries. That
very public traumatic event. The tertiary (hereinafter abbreviated
Mars is conjunct T. Sun which are in turn exactly trine the natal
Ascendant and Uranus. This is well-aimed angry retaliation, and it
present in all the charts. T. Neptune is square natal Sun, but not
that present in all the charts, it is also very long-lasting showing
slow spiritualizing of the nation with much confusion about it. T.
is almost opposite the midpoint of the Sun and Mercury but not as
it as the afternoon charts. Also, there weren't enough angular
in this to make me comfortable with it.
In the 4:20 pm chart which is a rectification by Barbara Koval that
used more than any other, the nodes are on the Ascendant/Descendant
of the tertiary chart along with Jupiter rising. Jupiter rules the
natal USA Moon is also rising. Jupiter isn't always "benefic"; it
sometimes just indicate a "lot" of something. This attack certainly
excessive. The MC is 12 Sagittarius, which is the Ascendant of the
chart we'll examine next. Pluto was transiting at that degree on
(You see the dilemma?) In the morning chart, the T. MC is 9 Taurus,
both afternoon charts, the T. MOON is 9 Taurus, so Pluto is squaring
instead of the MC. Still dramatic emotional trauma. T. Saturn is
natal MC, indicating control and discipline of leadership, and it is
closer to the USA natal Sun/Mercury midpoint mentioned above. That
serious thought and depression. It will last awhile. The thing that
strikes me about this one is the prominence of the nodes which
indicates a very karmic and important time. Also in this chart the
tertiary 8th house (death) is loaded with five planets. The midpoint
the stellium is 17:14 of Libra. The T. Saturn is 17:24 Capricorn and
Uranus is 16:14 of Cancer. This opposition is separating, but still
range of activating, and it is in range of this summer's eclipse.
however, is in all the charts.
The Sibley chart for 5:10 pm doesn't have anything angular, but the
ascendant is a degree and a minute of activating the Mars/Neptune
in the natal chart. The stellium is in the 7th house. There isn't
else spectacular about it. So I'm still leaning toward the Koval
only considering the tertiary progressions. I'll just have to keep
I hope you don't mind if I show off a little. I just read the first
of my book (that I know of), and an excerpt is below. It was
"Considerations" in their latest issue. The book is available on
Amazon.com now and can be purchased there, but I'm still adding to
page's content. It just went up a day ago, and Amazon doesn't have
shipment yet, but they will in just a few days.
From "Considerations" magazine, P.O. Box 655, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
http://www.considerations-mag.com (It's a magazine well worth
"Carole Devine's skills as an astrologer and a teacher come through
concise yet comprehensive book, "Solar Arc Directions: How to Read
Roadmap". In this well-written book, Devine explains how life
be revealed by using solar arc directions. Along with transits,
progressions and planetary cycles, solar arc direction is an
predictive technique that allows astrologers to track patterns in
Every chapter is loaded with useful information. .............I
some significant events in my life by setting up her suggested
and I was amazed with what I saw. Aspects that solar arc directed
make to natal planets can indicate significant turning points in
life and are a useful predictive tool.
Devine's book introduces the principles of cosmobiology, and
to use mid-point trees. This leads us into a fascinating chapter
"The Mid-life Shift into Reverse."..................... This theory,
she explains in detail, is well worth exploring. In fact, it makes
book a must read for serious astrologers!
Devine also discusses using solar arc directions with historical
composite charts, and as an aid in birth time rectification. Example
charts are spread thoughout the book and each chapter ends with
student exercises. Devine is an excellent teacher who knows how to
material clearly and then enhance it with examples and exercises. I
this short book and gained new perspective on solar arc directions
reading it. I highly recommend it for intermediate and advanced
of astrology." -- Leda Blumberg