A Look at a Progressed Chart

Part 2 of a quick look at a progressed chart for a client of mine, Arena. Here’s the biwheel where the inner wheel is the natal chart.

progressed chart biwheel

Progressed Ascendant

It changed sign to Scorpio about 4+ years ago. Arena’s natural tendency is to approach the world with co-operation, beauty and harmony, effectively the quality of “nice”. With the switch in sign, there’s an overlay of intensity, deep emotions, interdependence and penetrating to the bottom of something. As Mars now rules her Ascendant, her future, public face and career are areas of her life that she may gravitate towards now (natal Mas conjuncts her MC).

Progressed Ascendant is entering her 2nd house in November 2020. Before then, there will be a shift from doing and experimentation to consolidation and stability, perhaps involving her personal resources.

Here are the aspects made by the progressed Ascendant, which is quite a lot:

  • Applying semi-sextile to natal ASC and quincunx natal DSC – a sense that her approach to the world requires some adjustment, e.g. from being fair and nice to being controlling and powerful, but may be uncertain how to go about doing it. There’s a need to reconcile her relationship needs and her expectations of the outer world.
  • Applying sesquiquadrate to progressed Mercury – a sense of frustration and conflict between thoughts pertaining to one-to-one relationships and how she approaches things. Some patience may be advised because she can act on her thoughts
  • Separating sesquiquadrate from natal Sun in 7th – some inner tension and frustration relating to her sense of purpose from relationships
  • Separating trine from natal MC – there’s harmony between her future and inner goals and ambitions and how others see her and how she approaches things in general
  • Separating square from natal Jupiter in 11th – how she see things is at odds with her long-term aspirations and groups that she may belong to, e.g. online forums with members sharing similar interests, background or objectives.
  • Applying square to progressed Jupiter in 11th – this is reminiscent of the above aspect. So we would expect a prolonged sense of the above.
  • Applying square to natal Saturn in 5th – there’s tension between her expectations of the world and serious or structured fun or committed romance
  • Applying square to progressed Moon. Natally, ASC trine Moon – tension between her feelings which isn’t usual for Arena.

Wow, that’s a lot of aspects made by the progressed ASC.

Progressed MC

Progressed MC has moved from Cancer to Leo about 6 months ago. From the reclusive crab to the bold and confident lion. Or maybe her aspirations and ambitions have become more positive and daring than cautious and security conscious.

Progressed MC makes a separating square to progressed Sun in natal 8th house. A need for stability and tactility (progressed Sun in Taurus) and being hidden doesn’t quite gel with creative leadership. Some adjustment is required to align her public face and herself.

Progressed Sun

The progressed Sun has been in Taurus for the past 15 years or so. It also spent the last 9 years in the 8th house. Moving from relationships, balanced living to more inter-connectedness and intimacy. All these themes won’t be new to Arena.

The progressed Sun makes or receives no aspects to other planets and angles in the natal or progressed chart.

Progressed Moon

Arena’s current progressed lunar phase is disseminating. She has left her job about a year ago which is not uncommon for people in the disseminating phase as they felt that the abundance experienced during the full moon progressed lunar phase was over and they are on the lookout for something else, hoping to replicate the experience.

Her progressed Moon is back in Aquarius about 5 months ago and in the 5th house about 3 months ago. The progressed Moon is back in its natal sign and house. Arena is likely to feel comfortable, status quo, that she’s back to doing what she instinctively like best – having freedom and individualistic expression of herself in activities that she enjoy.

Here’s the aspects made by the progressed Moon to natal planets and points:

  • Conjunct Saturn in Jan 2018 – Feelings and emotions are blocked, relating to home and pleasure as Saturn rules the 4th and co-rules the 5th natally. Feeling a sense of duty and responsibility within home and family.
  • Conjunct Moon in August 2018 – the progressed returns to its natal position. A new beginning relating to her inner feelings. She might feel that her mother is wounded emotionally, which may translate into physical symptoms, thereby taking actions with her body. Alternatively, Arena may feel that her new job involves being a teacher or counselor to children where she invests energy into nurturing them.
  • Semi-sextile Uranus in Sep 2018 – a sense of frustration or blind spot relating to radical changes or unexpected events at home or desiring freedom and independence from her past
  • Semi-sextile Nep in Dec 2018 – a nagging feeling that her home situation is in a state of fluctuation

There’s no aspects mad by the progressed Moon to the progressed chart.

Progressed Mercury

Mercury hasn’t moved much from its natal position although it did go direct about 7 years ago.

  • Mercury is separating from a quincunx to Pluto. Thoughts or communication leading to a transformation in her personal resources. With a connection to her career or mother as progressed Mercury is ruled by Mars.
  • Progressed Mercury is on the verge of making a square to Chiron in 10th. Thoughts of being a teacher or counsellor to children as Chiron is disposed by Moon in 5th.

Progressed Venus

Venus has gone a long way from Taurus to Gemini and from 8th to 9th. It’s nearly at its end of a semi-sextile between the progressed and natal Venus. This suggests a sense of inner tension between relating to others in a methodical and system fashion with a focus on intimacy and a more light and adaptable style of relating perhaps with people from different cultures and backgrounds. Indeed, the sextile between progressed Venus and natal Mercury suggests that her new blended style of relating to others harmonizes easily with her communications with others in a one-to-one basis.

It’s also interesting that her natural orientation to the outside world has changed from staying hidden and uncover (chart ruler in 8th) to the 9th which represents education, venturing into unexplored territories.

Progressed Mars

Mars has moved deeper into the 10th house, suggesting that Arena’s well on her future path. Mars’s very close to making a trine with Pluto in the 2nd. the same theme of transformation in her personal resources, as mentioned earlier, might come from her drive and energy devoted towards her career and ambition. Progressed Mars makes a square to natal Sun. She’s acting towards her life direction, pushing herself in a certain direction using the tension within her. It could also suggest a conflict of career and relationship goals.

Other Progressed Planets and Nodes

The outer planets and nodes move rather slowly. There isn’t any (obvious) aspects made by them. However, it’s worth mentioning that progressed Pluto retrograded and is going to conjunct natal Pluto soon. Again, the theme of a transformation in her personal resources including talents is repeated (the 3rd time and in her solar return chart for this year too).





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