View Full Version : Somebody new in my life/transits in general
04-22-2008, 01:06 PM
Despite being into natal astrology for some years, I am very much a beginner in the world of transits.
I'm wondering what sorts of transits you would expect to find when a new person enters your life....wondering how much of a friendship will develop and how quickly, and whether anything more than a friendship will develop, and how long anything will last.
I suppose, from my natal knowledge, you would be looking for Mercury transits for a new friendship, Venus ones if anything romantic is involved, Uranus ones if its a short term infatuation and Saturn ones if its gonna last.
But what transiting what? And would the fast-moving Moon act as a trigger of anything?
How exactly do transits work anyway? If Mercury was transiting my natal Uranus, for example, how would that differ from Uranus transiting my natal Mercury (apart from the first would be over in a few days, but the latter would take years!)
Any thoughts anyone?
04-25-2008, 07:49 AM
5th house planets/ ruler 5 (being in love).
7th house planets/ ruler 7 (relationships).
8th house planets/ ruler 8 (sex).
You may place extra importance on the ASC/DESC axis.
I have made great results using Vertex when it comes to relationship astrology.
I'm not so sure if you're familiar with it, but here's an excellent article on it:
I have found that most of my significant relationships started under outer planet transits to natal Vertex.
How transits work:
Your example only skims the surface. You're forgetting house location. Certainly your Mercury has a different natal house position than your Uranus? Certainly your Mercury has diffferent natal aspects than your Uranus? Context is very important.
When it comes to love, it's already enough to say there's an indicator of promise when Venus is aspected through an outer planet transition. So firstly take in account the nature of the planets involved in transition. A conjunction of Saturn to Venus might not be a happy time at all. What comes next is how to find out in detail what's going on.
This is how I learned it and have been using it until today. (My old teach is going to be proud of me).
Let's take Neptune trine Venus as an example.
Original natal position of planets involved: "cause"
I had a secret admirer! It was the time I studied in college.
Transiting planet in house: "area of life affected"
Neptune: transiting in house 1.
Any transit coming from house 1 has it's influence on it's opposite. House 7. We started a relationship.
Rulerships: "results on areas of life"
It had impact on my priorities, my home life and emotional security, and my studies. Looking back on it, despite this is a trine aspect when the relationship was formed, this guy was constantly forcing me to prioritize my life around him. In the beginning it wasn't such a bother, but eventually I grew tired of it (and associated transits;).
The moon trigger
Well, transiting moon is so fast and so shortlived that I don't know of any astrologers that do take it in account as a 'trigger'. What does happen is that the secundary progressed moon is watched as 'a trigger' for transits. If you would have a tr. Saturn trine Venus and secundary Moon conjuncts your natal Venus, this is an enforcer and may give accurate timing.
Last but not least, don't forget synastry and composites as a means of evaluating chance of development and nature of possible relationship.
Hope that helps!
04-25-2008, 08:58 AM
All good stuff.....:-) thanks :-)
I hadn't forgotten synastry, but I have dabbled with it before, the cross-aspects and the house positions.....Transits are not as familiar to me
But definately some stuff to check out there, so thanks again :-)
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