The progressed chart shows how we are evolving in time. It’s a fabulous tool for pinpointing powerful moments in order to access full benefit.
When I look at mine, the first thing I note is what the Moon is doing. The progressed Moon moves through one sign in about two and a half years. I like to take stock of what the progressed Moon is doing when pressed against my natal chart, as well as transits to the houses of my natal chart AND the progressed chart.
One thing I track over time is the Moon phase, the relation of the progressed Moon to the progressed Sun. Then I look at the progressed Moon in aspectn to my natal Sun (and anything else that seems relevant to the moment). The progressed Moon phase shows us some personal timing in our mundane, lived lives.
I just passed a full moon in my progressed chart last year (progressed Taurus Sun), and now the Moon is a sign past that – in Sadge. Something has ended and I’m passing through a period of balancing that culmination with moving through to something beyond, a stage of increased creativity and shared learning. This blends well with my natal balsamic moon phase: investigative, seeking input.
It sounds so simple, that Moon phase, but it provides a framework on which to view your progressed chart as well as adding personal meaning to your own hero’s journey.
So here’s my challenge: Take a look at your own progressed chart, and look over the framework. What’s the moon phase you’re in? What is the Moon phase in your natal chart, and how does that compare to the progressed?
Now would be a super time to buy your progressed chart report and give it a look over. I’ll be doing more of these. It also gives us a chance to support this site. Elsa is very generous with me, and I’m writing this now to increase her traffic and offer her what support I can. LOVE, Satori
Moon phases (degrees from the Sun):
New moon – waxing, 0-45
Crescent moon – waxing, 45-90
First quarter moon – waxing, 90-135
Gibbous moon – waxing, 135-180
Full moon – waning, 180-135
Disseminating moon – waning, 135-90
Last quarter moon – waning, 90-45
Balsamic moon – waning, 45-0