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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Cycles created by the Progressions // Robert Blaschke

In my search to understand the cycles of the planets and how they affect individuals I've come across Robert Blaschke's book about progressions called Astrology: A Language of Life, Vol. 1, Progressions. This book crams a whole lot of information into about 80 pages. I can't recommend it highly enough. I'm going to try to reorder the cycles of the progressions as presented in the book in the order in which they happen in life. I'm doing this just for the hell of it and have probably made a big mess. Buy the book, support the author, he explains it all very clearly. Blaschke even provides information on how to pull up a progression report from Solar Fire. I can't even figure out how to set the orbs on that program so I appreciate the instruction. Anyway, just buy it (the book, for software buy Win-Star, it's user-friendly and it comes with a tutorial, I mean, I'll never wean off of astrodatabank because I have Mercury in a Fixed sign and they've got the combo inner transit/outer progression chart without which I'd be roadkill, but whatever, hey blogs aren't supposed to be professional, ah it feels good to vent that's what parenthetical remarks are for, isn't it?).

There. That's my Review. Now watch me screw up the information. Only read this if somebody dares you to. The list is at the bottom and may or may not be useful or accurate for that matter.

Along with Secondary Progressions there are Tertiary Progressions and Minor Progressions (and others, like Converse Progressions which go backward in time before birth). Who knew?

According to Blaschke and his Forefathers, C.E.O. Carter and Alan Leo, these represent the development of the individual according to

Body (Secondary Progressions),
Body (Tertiary Progressions), and
Body (Minor Progressions).

The kicker is that they move at different speeds so progress the Individual at different times. The Minor Progressions are the fastest and the Secondary are the Slowest with Tertiary in-between. They sort of emanate from the moment of birth and first transits like rings of water expanding out from whatever falls into it. You know, the concentric expanding ring thing. I start developing images from off of those photos of airplanes breaking through the sound barrier and space ships breaking through black holes. That might be what it's like for the soul to be born on earth. I'm babbling.

Here's an example, the Secondary Progressed Moon follows a cycle of 27 years, 3.5 months; the Tertiary Progressed Moon follows a cycle of 2 years, 13-20 days; the Minor Progressed Moon follows a yearly cycle. "We find reality operating on three different levels and, simultaneously, at three different rates of speed (p. 13)."

It gets even more interesting when one thinks that one's Tertiary Progressed Moon Return affecting the Emotional State might be hit by a transit of Pluto and Saturn at Age 2+ years while the Secondary Progressed Moon might be hit by Venus and Jupiter, a much more pleasant proposition, at Age 27+ years. Both are Progressed Versions of the person's Moon felt on different levels of their being at different times and in coordination with completely different circumstances).

Also, when you're going through your first Saturn Return, it's not just the Saturn Return you are experiencing! Blaschke points out that the first Secondary Progressed Moon Return correlates in time with the Tertiary Progressed Solar Return and the Saturn Return. These 3 planets are hit very closely together.

The Progressed Planetary returns seem to correspond with the transit cycles in "clumping up" on a person when he/she is around the age of 13-14 and then again around Age 27-29.

Also, they seem to correspond with psychology's idea that a person's life basically gels by the time he/she is 5 or 6 years old. The Secondary Progressions are based on the very first days of life, one day for every year (actually that's Solar Arcs, okay I'm a little confused here). The Tertiary Progressions fan out counting a day for every Month. In this case, the Returns are based on about the first 2-3 years of life. The Minor Progressions fan out counting a month for every year and the Returns are based on the first 5 or 6 years of life.

Okay, that's all I'm going to say. Just buy this book. It's awesome. Blaschke's tuned in.

Here's my list rearranging progressions according to Age.

From Blaschke, Pg. 18: "Progressed planetary returns will occur several times during the life of your client. While most astrologers are familiar with the secondary progressed Moon and her 27 1/3 year return cycle, many have not used the tertiary or minor progression enough to become familiar with their planetary returns."

1 year: Minor Progressed Moon Return (Mental)

2 years, 13-20 days: Tertiary Prog. Moon Return (Emotional)
The Tertiary and Minor Moon cycles will repeat a lot through life, that's a lot of Moon action

10 years, 8-11 months: Minor Prog. Venus w/o Retro's (Mental)
13 years, 1-2 months: Tertiary Prog. Mars (Emotional)
13 years, 4.4 months: Minor Progressed Sun (Mental)
14 years, 8-11 months: Minor Prog. Venus with Retro's (Mental)

22 years, 5-6 months: Tertiary Prog. Venus w/o Retro (Emotional)
26 years, 15 days: Minor Prog. Mars (Mental)
26 years, 9-10 months: Tertiary Prog. Mercury (Emotional)
27 years, 3.5 months: Sidereal Secondary Prog. Moon (Physical)
27 years, 3.8 months: Tertiary Prog. Sun (Mental)
{29 years, 6 months: Synodic Secondary Prog. Moon}
29 years, 11 months: Tertiary Prog. Venus w/retro. (Mental)

53 years, 1-2 months: Tertiary Prog. Mars (Emotional)

These ages are approximate. I've added words in Italics for my own reference.

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Blogger brainburner said...

That correspondence of cycles looks fascinating -- I think I'll check out the book. I wouldn't be surprised if you could create other progressions from the other planetary cycles as well (esp. Mercury and Venus), each with a distinct meaning derived from the meanings of the individual cycles. Not that you would want to try using all of these for a consultation at once! But they might provide insight. This is complicated by the need to take retrograde motions, etc. into account.

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