Here
are a couple of "progressed" predictive methods that may be worthy of
further investigation on your part.

The
way it was originally explained to me is that both of these techniques
are based on a "symbolic" use of time. (Yeah, like the rest of this
stuff, isn't?….) In calculating these two types of chart, we (usually)
start both of them out by using a symbolic formula where "one day equals
one year".

**Why?
**

Frankly, I don't know… I'm not exactly sure who woke up one day
and unearthed that idea that this symbolic formula seemed to work quite
well (it's traditionally attributed to Ptolemy, 2nd Century AD). And
don't worry, it gets way more complicated than this. There are several
different "progressed" symbolic formulas out there that different astrologers
use (and swear by).

In
both cases, (Solar Arcs and Secondary Progressions) the progressed Sun's
position of someone 20 years old, would be calculated as the movement
of the Sun - 20 days from the person's birth.

If
30 years old - 30 days from birth.

If 40 years old - 40 days from birth….

Got
it? Now here's where the calculation (and resulting interpretations)
of these two different progressed methods separate from one another...

*Solar
Arc Directions:* In calculating a Solar Arc Chart - *all the
planets * on a chart are progressed (moved forward) at the *same
speed *(normally using the formula of one day equals one year)
as the *Sun. *So the aspects between the planets will always
be the same as the aspects between planets in your birth chart.

After
being calculated - these Solar Arc positions are then compared to
the birth chart positions and are very powerful when used as a technique
for the forecasting of external life events (and there's a lot more
to it than this….believe you, me…).

*Secondary
Progressions: *In calculating a Secondary Progressed Chart - *all
the planets *on a chart progress (move forward) at their *normal
*speed (normally using the formula of one day equals one year).
(For those interested... the progressed Midheaven is then calculated
according to the pet theory of the particular astrologer, and then
the other chart angles are derived from the Midheaven. The most used
method is the "True Solar Arc in Longitude" - where Midheaven's
longitude is progressed by the same longitude arc as the Sun.)

Anyway...
in this method of progressing the chart, the aspects (and relationships)
between all of the different planets are slowly, but continually changing.

What
I tend to pay the most attention to in this type of progressed chart
is called the "Soli-Lunar cycle" ( the *changing positions
of the Sun and Moon* *in relation to one another ). * When
used in forecasting, the "Soli-Lunar cycle" can point out some
of the major inner-psychological cycles and changes which take place
over the course of our lifetime.

(You're
familiar with the regular, monthly soli-lunar cycles called the full
moon, new moon, quarter moons, etc.? Well, these are "secondary progressed"
Soli-Lunar cycles… progressed full moon, new, quarter moons, etc.)

**Huh?
**

Yeah, all right - I know… these brief explanations are pitifully
pathetic. But entire books have been written attempting to fully explain
the differences between these two techniques - and you're expecting
me to make it understandable (and believable) on a web site?

But
the reason why I've mentioned them is that both of these methods have
a habit of consistently reflecting the "sparking off" of dramatic
new events and/or directions in a person's life.

One
of the better (starting out) books on Solar Arc Directions is probably
the book written by Maria Kay Simms entitled "The Dial Detective."

(Buy
it now at Amazon.com)

The
best book (period) on the Secondary Progressed Soli-Lunar Cycles
was written by Dane Rudhyar and is entitled "The Lunation Cycles."

(Buy
it now at Amazon.com)