I think of life as a story unfolding. The Progressed chart is one way to track your personal story. The idea is that a person develops over time. They “progress”.
I was born a Capricorn rising and have progressed to an Aries rising which I really like. I like it because it gives me a natural chart and there is strength inherent in that. For newbies, this because all the planets in their various signs fall into their natural houses. There is a purity about that. Leo in the 5th house, Scorpio in the 8th, etc.
Your chart progresses very slowly but when a shifts occur, they tend to be epic. If you’re satisfied with your progressed chart, you’ll be in no hurry for anything to change. If you’re in a jam, it can be excruciating.
Right now, I have fantastic progressed chart. I’m an Aries rising with ruler Mars in Scorpio in the 8th which is what I call, hard to kill. Wolverine, basically. What’s interesting to me, is that I’ve not always been this way. I have developed into this type character over the years, so there’s your story.
Looking ahead, there are many shifts coming for me personally. The progressed Moon changes signs every 2.5 years, but the other planets are much slower to shift. The Sun, Mercury and Venus change signs every 30 years and in the case of the slower moving planets, some people don’t see them change signs in their entire lifetime.
Considering that, the fact I have Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and Uranus all changing signs in the next 5 years is significant. I will still be an Aries rising with Mars in Scorpio in 5 years but Wolverine is going to morph and surprise people in this time frame.
It think it’s helpful to consider your progressed chart and also to realize the people around you are also changing. So often people want to put it back the way it was but it’s not possible.
Check out your progressed chart here.
Do you track your progressed chart? What story is unfolding in your life?