Re: Natal versus current position
The natal chart shows potentials and the transits and progressions indicate the timing of such possibilities. For example, let's say the native has a Sun conjunct Venus in the third house in the natal chart. This would be a decent indication that a marriage for this native is a real possibility. To figure out when this would happen, look to the transits, solar return and progressed chart. Let's say that the tranists show Jupiter in the 11th house trining that third house combination and Venus in the 7th house also trining the combination. This seems favorable but it could just be a nice time with friends or even a promotion on the job. The progressed chart shows progressed Venus in the 4th house, almost exactly conjunct the natal Moon. Here is a better indication of not only a marriage, but a family soon after. Lastly, let's look at the solar return where Venus favorably trines the third house sun-venus conjunction and Saturn is applying to making a conjunction as well. That would pretty much seal the deal. You have to look at the natal chart for potentials and the other charts for the timing of such potentials. Of course it isn't always so clear cut.