Re: Just looking for thoughts about this
Right.. Venus is not a total loss: It is with the Moon, in mutual reception with Jupiter and it is in sect. Still, I have found that cadent planets are slow to act. An exact transit aspect in a Venus month may give some results.
The malefic nature of your Saturn is mitigated by being with Jupiter and in exaltation. Your Saturn months should be rather good also; although, Saturn always comes with a sting.
If you study profections, you will find several different ways to count time. That is just the way astrology is, but it is adaptable to different methods. But the best way to learn astrology is to do it your self and see how it works.
From what I have found, the first month is the entire first calendar month in which your birthday falls. Then just count calendar months. This works very well. However, there is the method that counts thirty day months beginning with your birthday itself. I have tried this too but found that calendar months actually worked better.
Days can also be profected. Start counting from the first day of the calendar month. Also I have found that for this purpose the day should begin at sunrise rather than midnight. Time before sunrise is counted as being in the previous day.
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