Secondary Progression directions listing in Tables



What Secondary Progression is:

The exact time of birth is very important in Astrology, it tells us where the planets were at the moment of birth. Their positions in the zodiac are measured in degrees of longitude on the twelve zodiacal signs. for instance if you were bourn at the 22nd of March, your Sun will be in the second degree of Aries. It is written like that 01° Aries ??' .  The two question marks are for the exact minute when birth took place, after them it is usually written the exact seconds as well. Though the Sun is in the 2nd degree of Aries, it is written 01Aries not 02Aries because the birth took place within the 2nd minute which is still not finished yet.

Only the Sun could be found nearly in the same degree in the zodiac on the same day of every year, this is not the case with all other planets. The frozen picture of planets at the moment of birth are drown in a wheel called the Nativity. The main information which we try to grasp from this wheel is about the ten planets positions (in degrees and minutes and even in seconds) inside the 12 signs of the zodiac and also, how far the planets are to each others measured in degrees round the zodiac. A planet in 01Aries is only 5 degrees away from another planet in 06Aries and 30 degrees away off another planet in 01Taurus. Astrologers are mostly interested in 30 degrees parts of the circle, e.g. 30º, 60º, 90º, 120º, 150º, 180º. The 210º is considered 150º part from the other side. Also some of the the 45º degrees parts are important such as 45º, 135º. The distance in degrees between every 2 planets is called the Planetary Aspect between them and it is considered very important in Astrology. The 60º aspect is called (the sixtle aspect). It is called Exact Aspect when the planet is exactly 60º away form the other one. However,  59º, 58º or 61º and 62º are not out of value, an orb of few minutes is always allowed for in the calculation, the length of the orb depends on the purpose of the calculation.        


From here on starts the story of the Secondary Progression. Generally speaking Planet's position in the zodiacal sign and its location in the House and the Planetary Aspects it makes with the other planets are among the cardinal elements in any astrological analysis. At the moment of birth, these positions are called Natal or Radical positions. From the Natal chart (configurations), Astrologers try to estimate the general features and tendencies of the person (the Native). Guessing and Timing future events needs further development and additional techniques, Secondary Progression was and still on top of them  for centuries due to its simplicity in comparison to other the methods such as the Primary Progression. From the concept of secondary progression we have the Progressed Horoscope. While natal positions make the Nativity, the actual planets position at same moment of birth on the next day make the progressed horoscope for the next year. If you were bourn at noon in 01.01.1970, you may erect a similar Nativity for noon 02.01.1970 and it will be your progressed horoscope for the year 1971 which supposed to reflect what will happen to you during 1971. In the same way you can find out progression for the tenth year of your life (1980  which equals noon 11.01.1970) and so on. What is considered important are the mutual relationships (aspects) between the progressed planets and the aspects between them and the Natal planets, that means what new planetary aspects were formed and also to which (Natal and Progressed) houses and signs the progressed and natal planets moved to.

For example; your natal Sun is in third house in the sign of Cancer. If you erect the progressed horoscope for the thirtieth year of your life. you will find the progressed Sun is still indeed in the third house but the natal Sun is now in the second House of the progressed Horoscope. Why, because the degree on the Meridian Coli  has moved and the progressed Mc. (cusp of the tenth house has moved forward). All such changes of all planets are very important and are taken in serious consideration in Secondary Progression analysis.

The main task of the Astrologer is to observe these changes in planets and houses positions very carefully, The significance (meaning) of any new individual combination (planet's location in a house or sign) is not difficult to find out. You can find its meaning nearly in every astrological book. You may find hundreds if not thousands of such books in every language, the point is WHEN such change happens to you or to him or her? That means when a natal planet receives or sends aspects to other planets.


Planets motion is not stable as it is seen from the Earth. It is the basis of geocentric Astrology. The planet changes speed everyday its average daily motion is not the most important element here. In the calculation of Secondary Progression is require the actual daily motion on particular date. The planet may even change direction from moving forward it may go backward with the phenomenon called "the retrograding planet" when its direct speed in moving round the Sun (as seen from the Earth) gets slower to the speed of the Earth moving around the Sun. Therefore, with every Secondary Progression calculations one needs fresh start working from the scratch to find out when what phenomenon (Secondary direction) will take place for the concerned Native. The Astrologer may spend weeks or months to make these calculations without errors or may use computer supported with cool Astrology Software to get done.


Secondary Progression is based on the assumption that "Each day after birth represents one year of life later on".  It is assumed that natal planets progress (move) from their radical positions which are measured in degrees of longitude. They make new aspects (angles relationships) among each others and also throw new ones on the natal positions. These aspects are called Secondary Directions. Therefore, each direction includes at least one advancing planet, which is called the (Progressing Point). The second one could be either an advancing or standing one. In both cases is called the (Standing Point). However, the second point could be radical planet (point) or progressing one as well. The term “point” refers to various degrees on the zodiac considered to be important to astrologers such as the radical angles of the nativity so as those of the progressed chart or the astrological parts and midpoints.


For your astrological research you may need to know how all or one or even few planets were behaving during the period of progression and what secondary directions they receive and send. To avoid the bulk of unnecessary information, the software should filter out the final results so you can select only those directions thrown or received by the planets you are investigating.

In secondary progression the progressing planet throws aspects (secondary directions) from various angles. Not always all these angles are important, you can also filter out which of them you do not want to see. If you were interested only in conjunction directions option (0 degree aspects), simply you put it on and put all other angles off, you will see only planetary conjunctions which took place during the period of investigation you had defined, all other angles will be ignored and will not appear in the final results table.


Which Tables and Why you need Tables:

1) The table is to tell you when is the exact date when secondary progression direction (aspect) takes place.

2) It is complete listing of secondary progressed planets directions to other progressed  planets (below figure 1 / Col 1 and 2) and to natal  planets as well (figure 1 / Col 3).

3) It covers direct and converse progressions

4) You can define in advance which planet is to progresses to which progressed or natal planet (figure 1 / Col 2).

5) More than that, it doesn't list all directional degrees arbitrary, it gives you the chance to select in advance (checking)  every single directional degree you want to see (figure 1 / Col 4&5). 







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