Which predictive method works best?

Cleopatra1

Active member
Hi everyone.

Which predictive method works best for you?
Do you check transits and solar return, or do you also check the eclipses?

I have dedicated my life in reading astrology. However, the more I study predictive methods, the more I get lost in the multitude of tools.
Transits, Solar return, Secondary progressions, Eclipses, Midpoints, Tertiary progressions. Of course this is all for western astrology, as indian astrology is another story altogether.

Thanks,
C.
 

Roks

Well-known member
The base method should always be transits, everything else is just about getting a more in-depth view of what's happening
 

Bunraku

Well-known member
None. You need four to predict events. Ivy Goldstein Jacobson, one of the more famous predictive astrologers of the 20th century was pretty clear about it.

See it in one measure, maybe; See it in 2, possibly; see it in 3, probably; see it in four; certainty. Choose from: Transits, returns, solar arc directions, primary progressions, secondary progressions, tertiary progressions, minor progressions.

Too much work. Much more fun to guesstimate and make hazy/nebulous predictions about emotional states.
 

Cleopatra1

Active member
The base method should always be transits, everything else is just about getting a more in-depth view of what's happening

I agree with you about the transits, based on decade long observations. The transits are crystal clear about the timeline, the impact, the forces at play. The more tools we examine create muddy waters - like a cooking recipe with too many ingredients - where in the end you don't know what you tasted.
 

JUPITERASC

Well-known member
Hi everyone.

Which predictive method works best for you?
Do you check transits and solar return, or do you also check the eclipses?

I have dedicated my life in reading astrology. However, the more I study predictive methods, the more I get lost in the multitude of tools.
Transits, Solar return, Secondary progressions, Eclipses, Midpoints, Tertiary progressions. Of course this is all for western astrology, as indian astrology is another story altogether.

Thanks,
C.
entirely dependent on personal preference :smile:

For traditional beginners - Firdaria Periods an introduction :smile:
Medieval Astrology Technique (part 1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RKUeTGexn
I started off using firdaria and it seems to divide life as chapters in a book, with the major theme set by the firdaria major ruler for the particular period.

Delineate the planet-in-sign in the house to get clear picture of how it is going to play out. For the firdaria subperiod watch out for relationships between the sub-period ruler with the major period ruler.

For example if you are in Mercury major period and Mercury is in 6th house in Scorpio, and ruler Mars is in the 10th house in Pisces, then you should see clear effects of Mars sub-period playing out through the 10th-house 6th-house combination.

I am still experimenting with zodiacal release from Spirit. Chris Brennan's book and his podcast have good information on the technique. I think ZRS (Zodiacal releasing from spirit) is more geared towards identifying "peak" periods.

Both firdaria and ZRS can be incorporated to predict effectively!
 

FraterAC

Well-known member
IMO for the big picture Secondary /Major progressions (1 day=1 year) are the place to start. I experienced several years of Secondary/Major progressions involving Saturn (and the Moon's South Node) which left me with no doubt about whether or not Secondary/Major progressions work.
To grind down to specifics (events/days) use Minor progressions (1 lunar month=1 year) and Transits. Also compare progressions and transits to Antiscia.
Everyone agrees Transits are important but not everyone agrees how important, compared to what. At least there is no disagreement in terms of calculation (since 1 day = 1 day)! Very easy to calculate what influences are in play (go outside and look up)!
I know many people swear by Solar/Lunar returns, but for me, the jury is still out. I'm still struggling with them. Using them with Transits, occasional brilliant success and a lot of noise (for me). Also some base them on Tropical positions and some on Sidereal. To me, both can't be true (at least not in the same sense).
Primary directions are beyond my math skills. The ones I've calculated in software have (so far) seemed inconclusive.
If you take the whole Uranian/Ebertin-Witte system of working, Solar Arcs yield very good results. Many people combine them with Transits, too.
Bottom line is, predicting specific INFLUENCES for specific manifestations/events is not easy. But why should we expect it would be?
The main thing to remember (to me) is that, like the weather, while we may not be able to control or choose WHAT we're dealing with at any specific time, we can choose HOW we deal with it.
And everything is temporary.
 
Top