Just finished giving a class today, entitled “Being in the right place at the right time.” 16 people came, and we had a great time discussing famous examples of people having their breakthroughs at key astrological times.
Here I’ll share 8 practical considerations for astrological prediction that were presented in the class:
1) No transit is good or bad in and of itself.
A major Saturn transit could just as well represent a crystallization of goals and ambition, not just some kind of grief; although the possibility of loss or a setback will need to be assessed, it’s a mistake to assign pure negativity to any specific transit – it just doesn’t hold up.
2) “Being in the wrong place at the wrong time means you’re not being yourself.”
This is Noel Tyl’s phrase that got me started with the whole concept of “being in the right place at the right time.” Transits can’t work if we’re living a fake life, lying to ourselves about what we want, what our capabilities are, what we spend time on everyday, who we want to be with, etc.
3) Transits can’t help very much if you are confused about your desires.
Some people try to live out their parents’ desires for them. Others have been shamed or criticized for expressing their desires, and chose to suppress them rather than pursuing them. Sooner or later, the Universe works to break down false structures (e.g. wrong career or relationships), so that you can start building on a more solid foundation.
4) Transits can’t make you who you aren’t.
You can’t be a happy accountant if you are meant to be an actor. You can’t be a happy actor if you’re meant to be a business person…
5) Multiple significant transits during the same time period often suggest a change of status.
6) Sometimes, change is not practical.
As people near retirement, considerations such as pensions, health insurance, and other benefits make it impractical to leave their work. In this case, a vocational expression might have to be pursued through a highly developed hobby, or a volunteer work.
7) Very few events are purely negative.
There are residual benefits that often arise out of a loss. It could be a deep change of life perspective that lead to a clarity of life purpose. Or it could be material benefits such as insurance payment or an inheritance.
8) Preparation meets opportunity, action leads to its fruit.
While novices may look for the “magic measurement” that can whisk one toward stardom and success, practical look at the successful people’s lives show that there was a great deal of preparation – sometimes going on for decades – that preceded their breakthroughs. Then the question to ask is: “What are you up to today? What seed are you sowing for your future?”