Originally Posted by Claire19
As I say over and over again, you have to have the natal aspects in your chart for any transits or progressions to have effect. FOr instance transitting Mars conjuncting your Sun, if you have a connection, not necessarily the same aspect, in your natal chart, then there will be an effect of some sort. If you have a progressed aspect as well, there is a guaranteed certainty of an effect of the nature of the planets involved.
I dont use asteroids and especially in progression or transit. Now Mercury and Sun by progression touching your Mars, Venus Ascendant are valid if you have Mercury and Sun aspecting your Mars Venus and Ascendant in your natal chart. I cant stress this strongly enough. Many tend to use any transit or progression and try to make them work.
I appreciate your input, Claire. It's good to be reminded the way propressions work. However,
I wasn't asking that. I was asking if having Progressed planets in the same sign you had several natally would give you kind of the same emphasis as if you did have them all natally (for the time the planets were in that sign, of course - and I know a little diluted, for your Progressions do not take the place of the natal)
As to what you pointed out: Mine: Progressed Mercury conjunct natal Asc - 1 degree orb. Progressed Sun conjunct natal Venus - 1 degree orb. Progressed Mercury conjunct natal Mars - 6 degree orb.
His: Progressed Sun conjunct natal Saturn - 1 degree orb
Progressed Mercury conjunct natal Jupiter - 1 degree orb.
I know you do not use asteroids either in progression or in transit. However, I've studied them at length for several years, and found that they do have a strong effect - but only with very tight orbs, and mainly when exact. I strongly suggest you take another look.