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Directions. Progressions

Directions. Progressions - Astrology Encyclopedia

Definition of Directions. Progressions No phase of Astrology is subject to such differences of opinion and practice as that which treats of the changing influences resulting from the various moving bodies of the solar system, as they affect the individual through the sundry sensitive points produced by the impact of planetary rays during his first day of life. Chief among these are three basic systems: Transits, Primary Directions, and Secondary Progressions.

Transits are based upon the actual motions of the various bodies, whereby Saturn, for example, with a revolutionary period of approximately 30 years, will in that time return to the place it occupied on a day of birth; during which period it will transit over each one of the sensitive points of the Birth Figure. Thus when it passes over the radical position of Venus there results a Saturn impulse through a Venus expectancy; and so on for all the moving planets in relation to each of the sensitive points. There is no controversy concerning transits, other than their relative strength and importance as compared to Directions and Progressions.

Directions and Progressions are based on a theory that since each actual day's revolution of the Earth finds the Sun advanced one degree beyond the point where it was on the preceding day, and since the extra four minutes of rotation required to traverse this degree is the equivalent of the day required for the Earth to traverse the degree in its annual revolution, one degree of rotation is equal to one day's revolution. Out of this it is deduced that since a degree is equal to a day, and a day is equal to a year, a degree is equal to a year. There is also biblical authority for some such statement. On this assumption is founded an elaborate system of calculations, all of which come to naught in case the original premise is rejected.

The Primary System, so called, is thus a calculation of the number of four-minute intervals during which a given planet will move from its birth position to the place where it conjoins or aspects a sensitive degree - usually the birth-position of some other planet. Then since each four-minute arc represents a year of life, it is assumed that in a given year there will be in force a directed aspect between these two bodies. Since each of these calculations are separately made and applied, the term "directed" is employed, such as "Jupiter directed to the place of Saturn," and so on. These arcs of Direction must be computed in fractional divisions of the semi-arc, since in various latitudes at different seasons of the year the arc from the horizon to the Midheaven may be variously more or less than go". Instead of calculating a day as 1, the distance travelled in 4 minutes is calculated at one-ninetieth of the arc which the sunrise degree must traverse in order to reach its Midheaven point on that day; or if below the horizon, for the degree on the Imum Coeli to reach its horizon-point.

Secondary Progressions, much easier to calculate, are based on the theory that the positions of the planets on the third day of life, for example, will represent a correct Progressed horoscope for the third year of life, and so on. In this system one casts a Progressed Figure for the year desired, by casting it for that many days after birth, using the ephemeris of the year of birth. One of the first observations is the evident fact that in ancient times the astrologer did not have the availability of ephemerides for different years, and this was a simple means whereby to secure an approximation. One modern adaptation which combines features of both systems is the so-called Radix System, which assumes an Ascendant degree that is advanced for every year an amount equal to one day's average travel of the Earth around the Sun, which in advancing sweeps the whole scheme of sensitive points along with it. This unit is 0 59' - or 360 of the circle divided by 365 days of the year. Also, as the Ascendant moves downward, carrying the planets to new positions, the original places of the planets move upwards - thereby creating double the number of sensitive points, and allowing for directions to be figured in both direct and converse motion. To these sensitive points the Sun is directed at the rate of its average daily travel - the major arc of 0 59'; and the Moon at the rate of its average daily travel - the minor arc of 13 11'.

Another method is the Annual Solar Revolution, a Figure cast for the exact moment in any given year on which the Sun returns to the exact degree, minute and second which it occupied on the day of birth. A derivation of this system is the so-called "Key-Cycle" devised by Wynn.

There are other systems of calculating the supposed accents which are imparted by the changing cosmic conditions that mark successive years, but a detailed discussion of the problems involved in the various systems of Directions and Progressions would make a ponderous volume in itself.

Every system has its exponents, but the chief reason for all of them is found in the effort of the astrologer to foretell future events. The more conservative of the modern scientific astrologers confine themselves largely to known factors, such as transits, interpreting them as subordinate to the Birth Figure, and delineating both of them in terms of psychological tendencies, the control of which is within command of the individual who seeks to rule his destiny rather than to be ruled by it.

To such, the most satisfactory method, other than the transits, on which to base deductions concerning the changing influences of each year, is perhaps the Solar Revolution Figure, on the assumption that since with each successive year the Sun becomes the predominating influence on the unfolding destiny of the individual, the moment of its return to its exact birth position represents an anniversary marked by a sub-conscious recheck of the pattern of receptivities which was stamped at birth, and which has been noted and revised with each annual return of the Sun. On the very first anniversary, the relationship of the Rising Degree and the Solar Degree was found altered; hence, one of them had to be revised. In early life it might be possible to ignore the Sun and to continue to measure from the Ascendant; but with the advance toward the age at which one attains to his majority, it must be apparent that the Sun will have asserted itself as the most compelling of all sources of cosmic stimulation - as regards consciousness of the dictates of destiny, if not emotionally - and thereby will have supplanted the Ascendant degree as the individual point of reference. There is this to be said for the Solar Revolution Figure, that the planetary positions are those the planets actually then occupy, and not some symbolic approximation - hence such a Figure cannot offer a contradiction to transits which will continue from these points throughout the year. It also coincides with the observations of a considerable number of modern astrologers, to the effect that in tracing adult character development the Solar Houses give more reliable testimony than those of Houses based upon either a birth or a Progressed Ascendant.

To make vivid the difference between the Primary and Secondary systems, they can be summarized as follows:

Primary Directions are based on the "first motion," the Primum Mobile of Aristotle, the apparent nightly trek of the planets across the sky from East to West. This means that calculations are made in Right Ascension along the Equator, and that an error of four minutes in the actual birth moment makes a difference of one year in the timing of a prognosticated condition or event.

Secondary Progressions are based upon the actual motions of the planets along the Ecliptic, on the assumption that the conditions encountered on the second day of life will be those which will govern the second year of life; hence an error of four minutes in the actual birth moment makes a difference of only one day in the timing of the prognosticated condition or event. The crux of the matter is whether or not you accept the one degree for a year Arc of Direction as having a scientific justification, and if this unit is rejected both the Primary and the Secondary systems go into the discard as far as you are concerned.

The Transits in effect in any year of life are the actual positions the planets then occupy, considered in relation to the places they occupied on a given date of birth.

Radix System of Directing. This system refers all Directions to the radical places of the planets. The Midheaven, the Sun and all the planets and bodies are moved forward at a mean rate of diurnal progress, of 59' 08" - the Naibod arc, and the Ascendant is brought up by Oblique Ascension under the latitude, as shown in the Tables of Houses for the birthplace. The Moon is also moved forward in the Zodiac at its mean rate of 13 11' per year - termed the minor arc. While moving forward in the heavens all the bodies except the Moon preserve their radical relationships, at the same time forming aspects to the radical places of the Significators, while the latter form aspects to the radical places of the Promittors. By this means the arcs are simultaneously equated to the mean motion of the heavens, the radical relations of the celestial bodies are preserved, and the radical significance of a planet remains undisputed. By this method many events for which neither Primary nor Secondary Directions could be obtained have been clearly indicated and predicted. The method is worth the close attention of all students. All planets act from the Sign and House to which they have attained by direction, but when their radical places are directed they act in terms of their radical positions.

Gustave Lambert-Brahy of Brussels and Henry J. Gouchon of Paris have confirmed the belief that the progressing of the Ascendant "carries with it all the rest of the sky." They propose as a logical procedure that the Ascendant be advanced on the basis of 4' of S.T. per year, adding the same arc to each planet's position. Recessional Directions. A term applied by P. J. Harwood, a British astrologer, to H. S. Green's system of prenatal directions, in which the day prior to birth corresponds to the first year after birth.

Recessional Directions. A term applied by P.J. Harwood, a British astrologer, to H.S. Green's system of pre-natal directions, in which the day prior to birth corresponds to the first year after birth.

(Nicholas deVore - Encyclopedia of Astrology)

The other dictionary entries:  

A

Accidental Ascendant · Accidental Dignity · Acronycal · Acronycal place · Active Influence · Adept · Adjusted Calculation Date · Line of Advantage · Affinity · Afflicted · Astrological Ages · Air Signs · Albedo · Almanac · Almuten · Altitude · Ambient · Anahibazon · Anareta, anaretic · Anaretic Point. Anaretic Place · Androgyne, androgynous · Angels · Angle · Angstrom · Angular · Angular Velocity · Anomaly · Anipathies · Antipathy · Antiscion · Antisedentia · Aphelion · Apheta · Aphorism · Apogee · Apparent Motion · Application · Appulse · Apsis · Aquarius · Arabian Points, or Parts · Arc · Arc of Vision · Ares · Aries · Armillary Sphere · Ascendant · Ascending · Ascension · Ascension, Signs of Long · Ascension, Signs of Short · Ascensional Difference · Aspect · Aspectarian · Asterism · Asteroids · Astral Body · Astral Light · Astral projection · Astrolabe · Astrology · Astromancy · Astrometeorology · Astronomical unit · Astronomos · Astronomy · Astrotheology · Aten · Athazer · Aura · Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights · Inclination of Axis · Axial rotation · Azimene · Azimuth

B

Baal · Tower of Babel · Babylon · Babylonian · Barren Signs · Beholding Signs · Bel · Belts of Jupiter · Benefic Aspects · Besieged · Bestial signs · Bicorporeal · Bi-Quintile · Birth Moment · Birth Stones · Bitter Signs · Blend · Brahmanaspati · Broken Signs · Brutish signs · Buddha

C

Cabala, Cabalism · Cacodemon · Cadent · Caduceus · Calendar · Cancer · Cappella · Capricorn · Caput Draconis · Cardinal Signs · Casting the Horoscope · Cataclysmic Planet · Catahibazon · Cauda Draconis · Cazimi · Celestial Sphere · Ceres · Chaldaeans · Chaldaean Oracle · Changeable Signs · Character · Character of Planets · Characteristics of the Signs · Chart · Chronocrators · Chronos · Circle · Circles of Position · Cities, Sign Rulership · Clairaudience · Clairsentience · Climacterical Conjunction · Climacterical Periods · Climate · Cold planets · Cold Signs · Collection of light · Colors · Combust · Comets · List of Periodic Comets · Comet 1925a · Collision with Earth · Commanding Signs · Common Signs · Conception · Conceptive Signs · Configuration · Conjunction: Conjoined to · Conjunction, Superior and Inferior · Constellations · Contact · Contra antiscions · Converse Directions · Coordinate · Copernican System · Corona · Correction · Co-signficator · Cosmecology: the ecology of the cosmic · Cosmic · Cosmic Conditioning · Cosmic Cross · Cosmic Philosophy, or Cosmism · Cosmic Psychology · Cosmical · Councillor Gods · Countries · Crepuscule · Crescent · Critical Days · Critical Degrees · Crooked Signs · Crucial Degrees · Culminating · Culmination · Culminator · Cusp · Cycle · Cycles · Jupiter Cycle · Pluto Cycles · Neptune Cycle · Uranus Cycle · Saturn Cycles · Cycles - Tabulated data

D

Day · Day House · Day of Week, to determine · Daylight Saving Time · Day Triplicity · Debility · Decade · Decanate, Decan · Decatom · Decile · Declination · Decreasing or Increasing in Light · Decumbiture · Deductive Type · Deferent · Degree · Degree Rising · Individual Degrees · Individual Degree Tables · Aries Individual Degrees · Taurus Individual Degrees · Gemini Individual Degrees · Cancer Individual Degrees · Leo Individual Degrees · Virgo Individual Degrees · Libra Individual Degrees · Scorpio Individual Degrees · Sagittarius Individual Degrees · Capricorn Individual Degrees · Aquarius Individual Degrees · Pisces Individual Degrees · Delineation · Depression · Descendant · Descending · Destiny · Detriment · Dexter · Dhanus · Dichotome, or Dicotome · Dignities, Debilities · Dignities and Debilities · Dionysian Period · Directions. Progressions · Dispositor · Dissociate Signs · Distance · Diurnal · Dog Days · Dog Stars · Domal Dignity · Dominical Letter · Doryphory · Double-bodied or Bicorporeal Signs · Dragon's Head. Dragon's Tail · Dumb Signs · Duration of Life · Dwa-da-shamsa · Dysis

E

Eagle · Earth Shine · Earth Signs · East · Easter · Eccentric · Eclipse · Eclipse of Thales · Ecliptic; Via Solis, the Sun's path · Ego · Elections · Electric planets · Elements · Elevation · Elevation of the Pole · Elevation by Latitude · Eleveation by House Position · Elongation · Embolismic Month · Emerge · Emotional Natures · Enneatical · Epact · Ephemeral Map · Ephemeral Motion · Ephemeris · Epicycle · Epoch · Signs of Equal Power · Equation of Time · Equator · Equinox · Equinoctial Signs · Era · Eros · Erratics · Esoteric · Essential Dignities · Eudemon · Exaltation · Executive Type · Exoteric · Externalize · Extra-sensory Perceptions

F

Face · Fall · False Angle; False Arc · Familiarity · Fate · Feminine Signs · Feral · Figure · Fire Signs · First point · Fixed Signs · Fixed Stars · Flexed · Fortified · Fortitude · Fortuna · Fortunate Signs · Fortunes · Four-footed Signs · Fourth Dimension · Free-Will · Friendly planets · Fruitful Signs · Frustration · Gabriel · Galactic Center · Galactic Latitude · Galaxy · Notes of the Gamut · Gemini · Gems · Genethliacal Astrology · Genethlialogy · Geniture · Geoarc · Geoarc Figure · Geocentric · Astrological Geomancy · Gibbous · Giver of Life · Gnomes · Golden Number · Arc of Gradial Transit · Grand Cross · Grand Trine · Gregorian Calendar · Guarded

H

Hayz · Hearing · Heart of the Sun · Heliacal Rising · Heliacal Setting · Heliarc · Heliarc Figure · Heliocentric · Heliocentric Astrology · Heliocentric Longitude and Latitude · Helios · Hemisphere · Hermaphrodite · Hermes · Hermetic · Herschel · Hexagon · Hindu Astrology · Home, Day or Night · Homodromi · Honors · Horary Astrology · Horary Circles · Horary Time · Horimea · Horizon · Horizontal Aspects · Horizontal Parallel · Horoscope · Hour Angle · Hours · Houses · Meaning of Houses · First House · Second House · Third House · Fourth House · Fifth House · Sixth House · Seventh House · Eighth House · Ninth House · Tenth House · Eleventh House · Twelfth House · Houses, Reciprocal Action of Opposite · Solar Houses · House Ruler · Intercepted House · House: Diurnal, or day; Nocturnal, or Night · Tables of Houses · Human Signs · Hyleg · Hylegiacal Places · Hypogeon

I

Ides · Period of Illumination · Immersion · Impeded; Impedited · Imperfect Signs, Broken Signs · Imum Coeli · Inclination · Inconjunct · Increasing in Light · Increasing in Motion · Individual Houses · Inferior Planets · Infortunes · Ingress · Initiating Signs · Initiative Type · Injunct · Inspirational Natures · Intellectual Natures · Interlunar · Intercepted · Interpolation · Interpretation · Invariable Plane · Inversion · Ishtar · Isis and Osiris · Issat

J

Joined to · Joy · Julian Calendar · Julian Day

K

Kabala · Kakatyche · Karma · Katababazon · Kether · Key-Cycle · Kosmos · Krishna · Kronos

L

Labha bhava · Lagna · Lagna Sphutas · Latitude · Laya Centers · Leap Year · Leo · Life · Light · Collector of Light · Light of time · Light Planets · Light, Velocity of · Light-year · Lights · Lilith · Local Mean Time · Logarithms · Longitude · Lord · Lucifer · Luminaries · Lunar · Lunar Declination · Lunar Mansions · Lunar Month · Lunar semicircle · Lunar Year · Lunation · Embolismic Lunation · Periodical Lunation · Synodical Lunation

M

Magic · Magnetism · Magnitude · Major Planets · Malefic · Mansions of the Moon · Map · Marduk, or Asaru · Mark, Noon or Midnight · Martian · Masculine Degrees · Masculine planets · Masculine Signs · Maternal Signs · Matutine, Matutinal · Maya · Mean Motion · Mean Time · Measure of Time · Medical Astrology · Medium Coeli · Mediumship · Medusa's Head · Meridian · Meridian Distance · Meridional · Mesmerism · Metonic Cycle · Metonic Return · Micron · Midheaven · Midpoint · Milky Way · Minute · Moderators · Modus Rationalis · Moisture · Monad · Month · Month · Motion · Movable Signs · Mundane Aspects · Mundane Astrology · Mundane Directions, or Directions in Mundo · Mundane Parallel, or Parallel in Mundo · Music of the Spheres · Mutable Signs · Mute Signs · Mutilated Degrees · Mutual Application · Mutual Reception

N

Nadir · Naibod's Table of Times · Natal Astrology · Native · Nativity · Natural Day · Nebo · Temple of Nebuchadnezzar · Nebulae · Negative Sign · Neomenium · Neptune · New Year's Day · Night Houses · Ninib · Moon's Nodes · Nodes of the Planets · Nomes · North Point · Northern Signs · Nova

O

Obeying Signs · Oblique Ascendant · Oblique Ascension · Oblique Descension · Oblique Sphere · Occidental or Oriental · Occultation · Occursions · Occursor · Old Style · Opposition · Omniverse · Orbit · Orbital revolution · Oriental · Orbs · Orphic Mysteries · Ortive Difference

P

Pantheism · Pantheon · Parallel · Pars fortunae; Part of Fortune · Partile · Passive · Pavanna · Penumbral Eclipse · Peregrine · Perigee · Perihelion · Periodical Lunation · Phase · Phases · Phenomenon · Philosophy · Philosopher's Stone · Phoenon · Pisces · Classifications of Planets · Planetary Ages of Man · Planetary Anatomy · Planetary Angels · Planetary Colors · Planetary Days · Planetary Flavors · Planetary Forms · Planetary Hours · Planetary Jewels, or Precious Stones · Planetary Metals · Planetary Motions · Planetary Objects and Substances · Planetary Pathology, or physical ailments · Planetary Pattern · Planetary Periods, or Cycles · Planetary Physiology · Planetary Physiques · Planetary Psychology · Planetary Significators · Planetary Significators - Horary · Planetary Significators - Mundane · Planetary Spirits · Planetary Vegetation and Herbs · Planetary Vocations and Avocations · Planetary Years · Platic · Pluto · Point of Life · Point of Love · Polar Elevation · Polarity · Pole - of the Ascendant; of the Horoscope · Ponderous, or Ponderable planets · Posited · Positive sign · Practical Natures · Precession of Equinox and Pole · Precession of the Equinoxes · Predictions, in Mundane Astrology · Predictive Astrology · Prenatal Epoch · Prescience · Primary Directions · Prime Vertical · Primum Mobile · Principal Places · Process · Profections · Prognosis · Progressed Horoscope · Progressions · Progressions vs. Directions · Progressive Solar Revolution · Prohibition · Promittor · Proper Motion · Prophecy · Proportional Arcs · Prorogator · Psychography · Psychometry · Psychophobia · Ptolemaic Astrology · Pyrois

Q

Quadrantine Lunation · Quadrants · Quadrate, or Quartile · Quadratures · Quadrupedal · Quadruplicity · Quartile · Querent · Quesited · Quincunx · Quintile

R

Radical · Radical Position · Radix · Radix System · Rahu · Rapt Motion · Rapt Parallel · Under the Rays · Reception · Mutual Reception · Recessional Directions · Rectification · Recurrence Cycles · Refranation · Relative Houses · Retrograde · Retrograde Application · Revolution · Revolutionary Additives · Right Ascension · Right Distance · Right Sphere · Rising Sign · How to Approximate the Rising Time of a Planet · Rotation · Royal Stars · Ruler · Geographical Rulership · Ruminant Signs

S

Sagittarius · Saros · Saturn chasing the Moon · Saturnine · Saturnalia · Satellite · Satellitium · Scorpio · Secondary Progressions · Seer · Semi-Arc · Semi-Quintil · Semicircle · Semi-sextile · Semi-square · Significators of the Senses · Separating, separation · Sesqui-quadrate · Sesquiquintile · Seven · Sexagenary · Sextile · Sextiles · Sidereal Clock · Sidereal Day · Sidereal Time · Sidereal Year · Sign · Signs and the Disciples · The Symbology of Twelve Signs · Sign: Aries · Sign: Taurus · Sign: Gemini · Sign: Cancer · Sign: Leo · Sign: Virgo · Sign: Libra · Sign: Scorpio · Sign: Sagittarius · Sign: Capricorn · Sign: Aquarius · Sign: Pisces · Classifications of Signs · Sympathetic · Significator · Sinister · Slow of Course · Sol · Solar Astrology · Solar Cycle, or Cycle of the Sun · Solar Day · Solar Equilibrium · Solar Revolution · Solar Semicircle · Solar System · Solar System bodies: Sun · Solar System Bodies: Moon · Solar System Bodies: Mercury · Solar System bodies: Venus · Solar System Bodies: Earth · Solar System Bodies: Mars · Solar System Bodies: Asteroids · Solar System Bodies: Jupiter · Solar System bodies: Saturn · Solar System Bodies: Uranus · Solar System bodies: Neptune · Solar System bodies: Pluto · Solar Time · Solar Year · SOL-om-on · Solomon's Seal · Solomon's Temple · Solstices · South Latitudes · Southern Signs · Spectroscope · Speculum · Sphere · Sphinx · Square · Standard Time · Star of Bethlehem · Stars · Stationary · Stations · Stellium · Strength of a planet · Succedent Houses · Sunspot Cycle · Supercycle · Superior Planets · Synodical Lunation · Synthesis · Syzygy

T

Tables of Houses · T-cross · Taurus · Telepathy · Telescope · Temporal Houses · The Terminal Houses · Terms of the planets · Testimony · Tetrabiblios · Tetractys - ten symbolic dots · Tetragon · Thema Coeli · Throne · Time · Time. Correction of Mean to Sidereal Time · Transit · Transit of a planet across the Sun · Transitor · Translation of Light · Transmutation · Trigon · Trigonocrators · Trimorion · Trine · Trinities · Triplicities · Tropical Signs · Tropical Year · True Solar Day · Trutine · Twilight

U

Umbral Eclipse · Under the Sunbeams · Unfortunate Signs · Urania · Uranian · Uranian Astrology · Uranus

V

Vernal Equinox · Vertical · Vespertine · Via Combusta · Vibrations · Violent Signs · Virgo · Visibility · Vital Signs · Vocal Signs · Signs of Voice · Void of Course · Vulcan

W

War Time · Watchers of the Heavens · Water-bearer, Waterman · Water Signs · Wave Length · Weak Signs · Whole Signs

Y

Year

Z

Zodiac · Zodiacal Aspects · Zodiacal Directions · Zodiacal metals · Zodiacal Parallels · "Zodiacus Vitae." The Zodiac of Life. · Zero Hour Circles · Zenith

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