How Long Will Your Good (Or Bad) Luck Last? Check Your Progressed Chart!

virgo razzaI used to live in the middle of the desert. I didn’t necessarily want to be alone, but being free and independent was a lot more important to me than having a partner.

I didn’t want to be hindered in any way. I didn’t want my work interfered with. I wanted to read and study to satisfy my various curiosities, and I didn’t want to be bothered.

My Venus had progressed into Virgo at that time. That’s a placement that represents an “unmarried woman,” so we’re talking textbook astrology here.

I had spent most of my life saying no to men and then I woke up one day and realized that I had changed. I hadn’t necessarily matured, I’d just changed. Relationships became important to me and the next thing I knew, I was moving to the city to look for a man!

Astrologically, what happened was my Venus progressed from Virgo to Libra. Venus (what you value) in Libra (relationships) wants to partner, for sure!

Venus only changes signs by progression approximately every 30 years so this was an huge shift.

If you’re getting started in astrology, progressions are hard to grasp. But it’s worth looking into progressions and I’ll tell you why.

Astrology shows us that some changes in your life are fleeting. For example, Mars goes retrograde every two years. Mars will really heat up a sector of your life during this six month period. There will be a lot of activity in the house that Mars is transiting. Once Mars moves on, things calm down.

In contrast, astrology shows us that other shifts in your life are long lasting. Progressions show you when changes are here to stay, or at least here to stay for a very long while.

Currently, I have progressed Mars in his home sign (Scorpio) and progressed Venus in her home sign (Libra). This is a great fortune because planets function very well in their home signs.

Knowing you have a gift like this is an even greater fortune.

Knowing you will have this gift for decades is the best of all.

Now it’s true, you can have something nasty set up in your Progressed chart. But if so, it’s still good to know. The last thing you want to do is wake up every day with the hope and expectation that something is going to clear, when the influence is going to be around for a number of years.

If you want to see whether your good or bad luck is fleeting or here to stay, check out my detailed Progressed Chart report. If you factor out the mentions of the Moon, which progresses fairly quickly, everything else you read will be in effect for a long time.

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  1. interesting you write this, i was playing around with the progressed chart on astro.com over the weekend. i read an article that said that princess diana’s sun had progressed to 29 degrees cancer when she had her 1st child, and william’s sun had progressed to 29 degrees cancer when he had his. just ordered a report!

  2. Elsa,

    I’m curious about what, if any, qualities you think planets that are retrograde by progression take on.

    My natal Venus is at 4 Aquarius and went into retrograde when I was about 10. Right now its at 2 Aquarius and will go into Capricorn in about 5 years time. It will be retrograde for almost the next 30 years! It will definitely be in only these two signs within my lifetime.

    Thanks. Interesting topic.

  3. @H I’m in the same boat. My natal Venus at 9 Virgo went retrograde when I was 2. It moved into Leo around 25, but will still be retrograde by progression for another 15 years or so. I’ll be around 45 before I know what Progressed Venus Direct feels like. The first 7 years will be in Leo then back to Virgo for another 30 years or so. Not sure I will live long enough for my Progressed Venus to make it to Libra.

  4. Ha, my progressed venus is in virgo and nearing libra. I am functioning much better single than in relationship.

    I must be carrying something strange though. I stopped at the grocery store friday nite, actually saturday morning about 1am, after being out and about. Got a hot tip on 5 lb lugs of blueberries on sale so I loaded up 2 and some freezer bags and headed to checkout. The guy behind me started fantacizing about how I would bake him a blueberry pie and then a dutch apple pie. Like I should be honored to bake for him? I was speechless and thank goodness because it was a lair to stay out of. All those expectations made me cringe. There he would be demanding I cook for him and critiquing everything and me feeling like dirt over and over again. And like how would that improve my life???? My back hurts just thinkin about it.

  5. Wow! It works, my Venus progressed into Saggitarius when I was 19 and that’s when I first moved abroad and since lived in 11 different countries and learned 9 languages.

    You made my day Elsa, now I see there, is still 11 fat years to come!

    But…Last year mars has progressed into Scorpio and I am not wearing it that well. Ehh

  6. My marriage ended with Progressed Sun moving into Virgo, thinking I’m going to be an unmarked woman for another 30 years (rest of life) makes me sad

  7. Soda, you make me laugh. I now have a progressed cap ascendent after licensing myself as a happy go lucky come what may sag ascendent. Ouch! I feel so grim and serious. The world looks so grim and serious. Can you tell? Saturn also progressed into sag. Gettin the feelin I am livin in a world within the world and that’s my salvation! 😀

  8. my partners progressed venus went retrograde when he was 4 years old, at 4 degrees cancer (his natal venus degree). it changed from cancer to gemini when he was 20. im sure he was quite the ladies man. wonder what that felt like for him. it will go direct in 6 more years, when hes 47. his venus wont change signs to cancer until 2047, when hes in his 70s. so for most of his adult life, its been in his sun sign of gemini, retrograde.
    my venus changed signs when i turned 20 too, but for me it was from gemini to cancer (my sun sign) as my progressed venus is direct. i dont think i will experience progressed venus rx in my lifetime. by 2083, my progressed venus is still direct lol.

  9. @Notch!

    So serious, seriously? 😀 I will be also in your team few years-Neptune & Jupi progress into Cap. Feeling already so serious, but so much business like!

    One astrologer described the process as Saggitarius arrow hits a solid rock. Does it apply to you?

    • Was just thinking about prog saturn in sag this morning. I feel less solid and determined, like baggy, not as determined, more lacksidaisical (sp?). But also more content. With sun conjunct jupiter in my natal chart, I was accustomed to wandering into opportunities and going with it. The journey flowed much easier before saturn went into sag somehow. I kinduv settled down or something. It’s just a change I need to get in syn with.

      • “It’s just a change I need to get in syn with” … that’s a good bit of advice when it comes to the influence of a progression. I’ve been reviewing my chart, too. My Scorpio Sun has progressed into Aquarius. It’s new in Aquarius and there’s a bit in the (Elsa-provided) progressed chart that suggests the effect of a new progression isn’t felt when newly in a sign. That’s being true for me. Needing to get in syn with it I remember telling a young friend that I loved hanging out with her … for more than the fact she’s a natal Aquarius Sun, she’s fun and artsy inspired. It helps to be with the energy for comparisons:)

        Venus has progressed from Sag Natally into Pisces and will be there for (probably) the rest of my life. Venus’ stay is 30 years. I really appreciate the duration of this progression: the transformative energy of values in Pisces opens me to the intuitive with lots of help. It’s been a long time coming and that’s great news for an old gal.

        Studying the Progressed Chart IS a lot of fun. I’m glad I ordered my chart for another view.

  10. my natal venus is in virgo. i call it my idiot gene because throughout my life, i always said no to men – i always had a reason why they weren’t good enough. i needed the *perfect* looking guy that all my friends would be jealous of. funny thing is, i always ended up falling for the guy that was less than perfect looking (much to my dismay) – usually because i had one cocktail too many & one thing led to another. after, i’d pretend like i didn’t like him & would push him away until he eventually did. then sure enough, i was hooked. you’d think i’d have learned, but no. i did it again to a guy i dated last year, which i’m regretting.

    i’ve spent my life very unhappy in the relationship arena. not a good spot for a libra who has MANY planets other than her sun in libra.

    now, after reading this article, i checked my progressed venus. it’s in scorpio. makes perfect sense for this time in my life. i’m **obsessed** with changing my ways & finding a lasting relationship that i won’t manage to screw up. i’m done with my idiot gene & i don’t want to die never knowing what it’s like to not screw up every good relationship – or not realizing that it was a good relationship until it was over. it took going through 17 degrees of scorpio for me to get here, but i’m here.

    • wow, i never realized that “venus in virgo” types are searching for perfection to the point of overkill. And they have to be “acceptable” to other people’s eyes? Approval? so friends could be jealous? That sounds more like your friends are more important than the man himself.

      sorry couldnt help it. Just was shocked at the article, because “venus in virgo” is supposedly in the “fall” placement and has the most difficult time in relationship and love. I dont know anyone personally in those placements, except my sister’s husband.

      • actually elisa, for me at least, it’s not so much that my friends are more important than the guy, it’s that i feel like my partner of choice is a direct reflection on me. it took me a long time to realize it because i was always so worried what friends and family thought. but after peeling back the layers of the onion, i discovered that i was truly most concerned with how it might impact others perception of me. and honestly, i shouldn’t say “was” because i’d be lying if i said that i’m no longer truly concerned with it. but i’m trying. maybe it’s my 10th house libra sun & the fact that my mars is in capricorn in my 1st house (even though my rising is sadge & technically i should be more easygoing). my partner is a direct reflection on the public face i put out to the world. and in both instances that i referenced above about falling for someone uncharacteristic for me, the were both extremely well educated, successful guys & they proved they would do anything to make it work — but gee, couldn’t they be better looking or if only he had a full head of hair.

        it KILLS me that my brain is programmed this way. and i’m trying to kill that part of my brain. but it’s not easy. definitely nothing for me to be proud of.

        • Don’t beat yourself up! I have venus Virgo and sadge Asc (mars libra) and I’m the same….I have a whole slew of planets progressed into Virgo now too, it’s terrible, I have a great guy who’d do anything for me but I’m just not attracted to him like that…I know fireworks don’t last forever but there’s got to be chemistry and I need to see it 😉

        • my sister is the pure epitome of a good woman, good career lady who has all her husband’s family members look up to her in pure awe. So, indeed she is an awesome reflection on her husband (he’s venus in virgo). If i’m really honest about this, she is the kind of woman that a man would be proud to have. So indeed, his venus in virgo is happy since she is a direct “reflection” on his reputation and family’s well being. Btw, my sister’s husband’s sun sign is in Libra ironically.

  11. Like fire crab, my marriage ended when my venus progressed into virgo, and 13 years later I’m still single. I loved being married most of the time (25 years), and with moon in cancer in the 7th house and four planets in gemini, I like being in relationship. Does a progressed moon in virgo (in the 8th house) always mean singletude? I’ll be in my mid-80s when it goes into libra! I’m learning independence, which doesn’t come naturally (transiting Pluto has also moved to my ascendant), but I sure do get lonely.

    • I forgot I put that and now I mistakenly have two names on here!
      Surely progressed moon moves more quickly through signs?
      I have almost everything progressed into Virgo and what’s weird is they are progressing into the 7th now too -what a weird mix!
      2 -3 separated yrs nearly divorced and I met someone but I still feel single and have told him that…too soon!

  12. @Soda. I sure hit somethin. And not an easy process. Am thinking alot about my progressed venus in virgo. Have to check the dates and events and temperatures, but the second decan of virgo is cap, and I do feel some release as venus has progressed into the 3rd decan of virgo. Not alot of slack allowed, but have to give alot of slack to others. A real honing process. Mind on business and what’s essential, yes. And I am honed down to what my business is now. But I only did it because no one would play with me. Boo hoo for party girl!! 😀

  13. At what point would progressed Venus rx start to slow down to station if its going direct in 6 more years, after its been rx for 37 years?

  14. My progressed venus is at 19 gem… is that somewhat the same as being in virgo? I’m so indepedent it scares me I’ll never partner… My progressed sun is at 10 taurus and just moved into my 7th house. I was hoping that might be a good sign “partnership” sign…?

  15. Oof! My progressed Moon just entered Capricorn. I can barely tell the difference, probably because I have Saturn conj. Moon natally. I will say I’ve had a massive “drawing in” of my life; I’ve given up all sorts of activities and studies to focus on just me and my immediate environment.

  16. Once read Venus Rx in a birthchart sometimes indicates one who doesn’t fall in love easily. Does this mean for a longer period in the progressed? or one’s ideals in love are turned inward?
    One woman I know w/Venus Rx in progressed chart stayed in [what appeared to me] a loving marriage for 20 or so years, only to learn after that she was living in a very strained marriage but stayed because the $$ was good.

  17. My progressed ascendant went from Libra to Scorpio–I was super worried about this, thinking I’d be, I dunno, paranoid or power-trippy. Instead, it’s made me really confident–I ended up feeling smarter, but mainly, confident in my abilities to dissect stuff, including people! I went from sort of intuitive to “X-RAY VISION.” I feel now like now one can fuck with me (as I was fucked with quite a lot as a kid). AND my Mars progressed from Aries to Taurus a year after–though you’d think that might not be great, as it’s Mars in detriment, it’s really grounded me in a great way. I think the progressions just build on each other positively (or, gulp, can… 😉

  18. Hi, yes I also experienced Venus change of
    Sign and house. My natal venus is in leo sixth house…I used to be a career woman, proud to be working in the corporate world, independent etc I changed a lot since Venus got into Virgo and my seventh house…I got married, I want to work as freelancer…associates are arriving, I want to spend more time in my home working from home but also in a much more relaxed way….it is amazing.

  19. Just did a review of the progressed thing. Everything seemed to change at once. Around the same time uranus opposed natal pluto midheaven and squared saturn and the tragedy struck sending my body, etc into the extended shock only to be followed by the neptune transit IC opp natal pluto squaring saturn. I used to think in terms of BT (before tragedy) and AT (after tragedy). That has faded but I do scale my progress against where I was mired in the crap. I am thinking once mercury gets to scorpio (ye gads it’s been in libra with a short stint in virgo due to prog retro all my life, whatever will merc in scorp be?) and venus to libra in next few years, I feel like I will be able to adjust and stablilize for awhile. Crap even my nodes progressed. End of sign outer planets and top of sign nodes, what a joy. Yikes! 😀

    • And if I did not have astrology to sort through it all I most likely would be in the looney bin. Life just never was like they said it should be. I came in with a different recipe.

  20. Well…. My Progressed (Scorpio) Venus has gone Rx and is a degree past it’s natal position. Love seems like it’s going to be harder to find. Also a guy friend I was seeing for a while has Venus Progressed to Virgo 29 and with that seems to think it would be better just to be friends. Hmmmm… Wonder how he will feel in a few months when Libra gets a hold of him… ; )~

  21. I also have had a progressed Venus rx in the same sign for what seems like forever, and in the natal 12h, so I’m interested in how others find prog Venus rx. Mars has progressed into the natal 1h which was a shift, except that by doing so prog Mars is conj tr. Neptune. I just can’t put my finger on what the shift was. I think also that progressions are one reason why I can’t relate to the standard sun-in-10h description of being ambitious in my career etc. If the sun is at the end of the 10th natally, then sometime in the 30’s it will be in the 12h by progression. And there it will be for the next 30 years, for me; along with merc and venus. Meh. Ambitious is not what it feels like.

    • I’ve had it retrograde forever too, not looked back when it was actually direct ever and it’s in Virgo…I did everything late…marriage, kids, divorce…! My prog mars has conjuncts my prog Neptune forever too…so have a sense of that energy too..I have harnessed that by learning hands on energy body work and massage :) I’m seriously into yoga, meditation and all forms of alternative body work, I think this is how it has manifested for me, that prog conjunction is in my 10th 9 degrees from my prog MC which is Scorpio (so again depth, healing, etc) I feel if I had not taken on these learning and tools I’d be seriously ill by now.

    • Agreed! Ambition would not be the word I would use to describe it. Perhaps burdensome. Progressed Venus RX in 12th too in Scorpio. Blah how can it be comforting?

  22. Thank you so much for sharing this, Elsa! I hope to order a progressed chart soon. I can only learn so much on my own when I look up my progressed chart. But seeing that I now have Venus in Cancer in the 4th house explains why I’m such a homebody.

  23. I’ve never really got into progressions much at all, too busy understanding and interpreting current transits influencing natal and global charts. Then there is esoteric astrology, like as in the “Why” of yours and others lives….

    Let me get this right, you simply consult the ephemeris and for every year of life you move your whole chart up 1 degree at a time?

  24. Progressed Venus is in Virgo since 2005. I’ve spent the past 9 years mainly alone, which doesn’t mean I will spend the upcoming 17 years (that’s when Virgo will progress into Libra) alone. It was my decision to be picky with man, to hold on to my independence – I’m looking still for a relationship that won’t make me feel like being in a prison of routine behavior. The one’s I’ve had as relationship material thought me some very interesting things about myself and how human psyche is working (progressed Sun conjunct Pluto in Libra in the 7th house). I don’t think I should fear Virgo Venus or think it gives me bad luck, but think I should learn what she is trying to teach me. Life is about learning. And she is about what I like. So, if I like being picky, analitical and critical, maybe it is time to love myself as I am (natal Virgo Sun/Jupiter in the 7th house).

    • From one natal virgo to another: Does virgo really like being picky? And really the analytical mind can drive one buggy. Not at all pleasant. But I do really like the pristine when I happen upon it. I think it means I don’t have to do any work to improve it. Ahhhh! 😀

        • No, I don’t think Virgos like to be picky, but they are. And they don’t like to be Virgos (themselves) too. So, accepting yourself for what you are is of essential need. And if you do, then you start to love yourself with your “not so best side” which is being picky and analitical. These traits come from Virgo’s insecurity (being not worthy enough to be loved) and I think insecurity is what drives other people crazy – they sense it but can’t handle it. Why should they? It is not their job to make you feel being of value.
          That said, if Virgos can appreciate themselves as they are, this insecurity fades out and they can manage their tendency to be overly critical. For me, this sounds a great deal of improvement.
          I agree on reasoning. Everybody likes magic. Even Virgos. :)

  25. Oh no, my Progressed venus is in Scorpio. No wonder my normal Venus in Libra is having relationship problems. I love him, i hate him, I like him, I despise him. It’s started after my birthday in October last year and is continually getting worse. Everything I like is either ending, closing down or moving. My lucky life has been unlucky since my 44th birthday. I have never wanted to say this..but im excited to see 45! The number 4 in Chinese represents death. I think it’s the year of double death for me..

  26. Yes – as another poster wrote – its very interesting you should bring this up.
    From the mid 1990’s and through the 2000’s my life was FUBAR. The proverbial was hitting the fan and would not stop. At the time and for sometime I blamed it on pluto t-squaring the big opposition in my chart. I really believed this. More recently I chanced to peruse my progressed chart and I noticed that jupiter was by progression sextiling and applying to the merc/sat conjunction in my babylonian natal chart. 3 degrees takes a long time to get through in the progressed chart. Anyway in 2011 I became interested in financial matters (I’m getting to be something of an economist in my own small way). This coincides with jupiter finally moving into taurus.

  27. My chart was checked-it was supposed to get better by now. I don’t understand why God can’t ruin someone else’s life for a change.

  28. Very true. My progressed Venus had been in Virgo for most of life. I had little interest in marriage or intimate relationships. Too much to learn and do and study and see. When it tripped over to Libra my focus turned to relationships, i went from a fairly confirmed bachelor type to a loving smoochy partner. People who had known me well for a long time were shocked. Still haven’t found my Mr. Right but i’m very focused on it. Venus progressed at 6degree. This is very true. Nicely done Elsa.

      • wow glad it’s a bit different than women’s..i’m about to marry this man and he’ll have that placement next year..at least i won’t have to worry about him not working haha

  29. Venus in Virgo now I know. I loved relationships but hated commitment. Great girlfriend but horrible wife. Looking for perfection in a man. He has to look a certain way, talk a certain way, be a certain type of artist. And have money too. Thank God my mars in scorpio makes me,”me” & my ascendant in libra or I would’ve been single forever. I’m still faithful because of my leo sun but damn I get bored & restless a lot. Mid life crisis anyone? Worst part is I look a lot younger than I am. Temptation all around but not interested because they’re not perfect.

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