Before I go off on a huge tangent I’m going to give you my point up front. With any luck it will loop back around and make sense. Transiting planets provide a certain energy. How that energy interacts with your personal chart is specific but by no means accurately predictable to any specific degree.
Sunday when Mercury was deep into its retrograde, several planets aspected my third house (Mercury/communication) Scorpio Mars, as well as my Saturn and Chiron. You’d expect limitation (Saturn) and an activation of my wounding (Chiron) in regard to communicating and my drive (Mars), and in hindsight you would be right. I decided to keep my damned mouth shut about things that were bothering me in my private life. Obviously it wasn’t the best day for me to air concerns. So I decided to bite my tongue. I meant to do this figuratively, of course, through my will, my free will, and I did.
Mid-day I also literally bit through the end of my tongue. There was blood and freaking out; it was all very dramatic. I wounded (Chiron) my tongue (weapon of my third house Mars) with my teeth (Saturn) and it was damned bloody (Scorpio)! I had tried to use the energy in a very academic way but that’s not how it turned out at the end of the day. It shattered my cardinal illusions of control, which in actuality were pretty snotty and full of hubris. Addithionally I thounded really thtupid for a whole day.
I guess I needed to be reminded (mercury retro) not to be so cocky (Mars, particularly in Scorpio), that my personal control is limited (Saturn). Guess I got my tongue slapped. Ensure’s not so bad; I can live with it.
Do you see the effect of transits? What’s your track record on using them for prediction?