Interpreting Solar Arc Planets
Here are some general guidelines for interpreting the meaning of planets progressed through the Solar Arc method. Since each “arc” will last for approximately 9 months (6 months applying, 3 months separating), we can add the faster moving planets and points to the interpretation.
ASC or MC solar arcs tend to manifest as visible events in terms of the planet that they are aspecting. MC arc may suggest a vocationally significant development. For example, solar arc of MC making a hard aspect to Pluto (which is written as MC=Pluto) may suggest an empowerment in terms of career, or a status change within the family such as relocation, etc.
Sun solar arc suggests “illumination” of self in terms of the planet aspected by it. Solar Arc Sun=Venus may be a time where love relationship is especially highlighted, or when an artistic project receives rewarding recognition, etc.
Moon solar arc suggests the shift in emotional needs in terms of the aspected planets. Moon=Pluto may be a time when passion and zeal enters the heart; Moon=Jupiter may be when international interest opens up.
Mercury solar arc potentially suggests development of an idea, communication, or travels.
Venus solar arc may suggest development of love, relationship, arts, or pleasant dealing with the public.
Mars solar arc can suggest a time when you make a stand, or assume additional responsibility and meet it successfully.
Jupiter solar arc often suggests rewards, opportunity, and education.
Saturn solar arc suggests change of gears, ambition moving forward, or some inevitable hardship that leads to maturity.
Uranus solar arc suggests status change that may lead to greater individuation, freedom, or innovative change. Individuation may necessitate a separation from old relationship.
Neptune solar arc suggests inspiration or confusion. It tends to be beneficial for people in aesthetic professions such as artists, entertainers and fashion designers. In general, Neptune transit or Arc to the Angle suggests a time of “ego wipeout.”
Pluto solar arc suggests change that may lead to empowerment, rebirth, and necessary endings or death.
Nodal Axis solar arc may suggest important meetings, or connection with the public through work.
It’s helpful to remember that not all of the solar arcs manifest as an observable change. In the next post we’ll discuss some practical considerations that modify our expectation with regards to transits and solar arcs.