8 Practical Considerations for Astrological Prediction

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?”

About Hiroki Niizato

Hiroki Niizato is a professional consulting astrologer in Florida, serving clients in US and abroad. He has been practicing astrology professionally since 2001. Hiroki is a highest honor graduate of the demanding Master’s Degree Certification Course in Astrology by Noel Tyl.

You can contact Hiroki via email at: Hiroki@hniizato.com or Phone: 727-470-4056 to ask a question or schedule a consultation.


  1. Ana Cristina says:

    Hi Hiroki very fun to read your post, today I gave a class as well and part of it was dedicated to Saturn, cycles and transits, how these may mark huge advances in someones life.

  2. Hiroki Niizato says:

    Hi Ana Cristina,

    That’s synchronicity! :)

    We should compare notes sometimes…

  3. Great article as usual,Hiroki san!
    Keep up the good work!


  4. Hi Hiroki, Great article!! Thank you!!

  5. Ouch, did I need to read this article and boy did it touch a nerve.

    Sometimes I wonder…”Well, if the universe is being sooo supportive, than WHY ISN’T IT HAPPENING TO ME!!! WHY AREN’T GOOD THINGS HAPPENING TO ME! OH POOR ME!”

    After reading your article, I now understand so much better that I need to be more authentic to myself.

    Is it kinda’ like God helps them who helps themselves?

    Thanks again for writing it.

  6. Hiroki Niizato says:

    Hi Mari-san, Marcela & Michele,

    Glad you enjoyed the post! :)


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