There are several methods of making astrological forecasts, the main ones being :
- Planetary progressions, which are based on the principle that a person’s natal chart also corresponds to the first year of life. Thus the chart established for the second day after birth will correspond to his second year and so on. Therefore, to examine the planetary tendencies of an individual’s 45th year, it will suffice to progress the natal chart to the 45th day after birth and compare it to the natal chart.
- Planetary transits, which consist of observing where the planets are at the time of the study and how they interact with the birth sky. The most significant transits are those of the slow planets like Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.
- Solar revolutions: a variant of transits. This is a chart calculated for the anniversary moment when the sun returns to the exact place where it was at birth.
Looking for trends
These different forecasting techniques allow us to describe the astrological tendencies of a given period, thus indicating what is likely to happen to an individual, during a given period, at the emotional or psychological level or in his or her love life, professional life, family life, etc.
However, there is a less known astrological method, which goes back to ancient times (the Chaldeans already used it), a divinatory astrology more commonly called hourly astrology, because as we shall see, the time of day is very important for this type of study. The latter consists of drawing up the sky chart of the moment when a question is asked and analyzing it, based on the postulate that, since everything is linked in the universe, microcosm and macrocosm, the very fact of asking a question at a precise moment is itself influenced by the stars and, since what is above is like what is below, they hold the answer.
In concrete terms, what types of questions can we ask? The answer is simple, all kinds of questions that can range from: « Will I get the secretary job I applied for? » To: « Are Eric and I going to get married, have a child? » To: « Where did I misplace my keys? » The field of research is very very broad.
In the next few articles, we’ll look at how to ask the question correctly to obtain a maximum of precision in the answer, and we’ll look at the different techniques for interpreting this type of theme, illustrated by specific examples.