Progressed charts are calculated by adding one day for each year you are born to your natal chart. For example, if you were born on January 1, 1980, and you are now 25 years old, your progressed chart would be calculated by drafting a chart for January 26, 1980. Progressions show trends which set off major events in your life, and are reinforced by the transits you are experiencing at the time.
One of the most reliable indications in the progressed chart of meeting a new mate is to look at the condition of your progressed Venus in your Chart, as well as progressions to your natal Venus by other planets. Here are some progressions which indicate the beginning of an important relationship.
- Progressed Venus to Ascendant/Descendant axis: The
Ascendant/Descendant axis represents the “self” and the “other”. The
Ascendant represents our self-image and how we approach the world, while
the Descendant represents our one-on-one partnerships, including
marriage partners and business associates. When progressed Venus makes
an aspect to our AC/DC axis, we feel more sociable, attractive, and
loving, which helps us attract partners into our lives. The same goes
for when progressed Ascendant aspects one’s natal Venus. For example, I
met my first boyfriend when progressed Venus was sextile my natal
- Progressed Venus to natal Sun: This is one of the
most reliable indications of the beginning of a major relationship. This
is often the time when we meet the “love of our life”. This is also
true of progressed Sun aspecting one’s natal Venus. Both progressions
indicate a time where we feel most attractive, and thus our powers of
attraction are most potent. This is often the time we meet our marriage
- Progressed Venus to natal Moon: This progression
brings about a loving relationship which is often characterised by
feelings of dependency, mutual support, and emotional development. The
conjunction, sextile, and trine bring generally pleasing, supportive
contacts, while the square and opposition often bring resistance and
adjustments in regards to the direction of your relationship. The same
goes for progressed Moon to Venus contacts.
- Progressed Venus to natal Mars: This progression
often brings about an intense, sexual union. Passion is at the forefront
of your relationships. This can also indicate a time in which you meet
the person you have children with.
- Progressed Venus to Jupiter: This progression often
brings about partners from a foreign culture. Events like marriage are
likely to take place during this progression. This also indicates a
positive time for socializing and making new friends. The same goes for
progressed Jupiter on one’s natal Venus.
- Progressed Venus to Saturn: This progression can
bring about heavy commitments, and might bring relationships with older
partners. This time is wonderful for beginning long-term relationships,
such as marriage. This is especially true of Venus conjunct, sextile, or
trine one’s natal Saturn. In fact, my mother met my father when Venus
was conjunct her natal Saturn. My father is 12 years older than my
mother. The square and opposition tend to have the opposite effect; it
is a time of loneliness and disconnect from others. Venus has just moved
one degree past squaring my natal Saturn, and I couldn’t be happier
about it. The last few years have been incredibly unsuccessful in
regards to love, my sense of loneliness increased greatly, and my social
life was practically non-existent.
- Progressed Venus to Uranus: This progression brings
different, exciting relationships into our lives. We reject convention
and tradition under this influence, so this transit can also be an
indication of separation from a partner in favor of a more exciting, yet
unstable, relationship. This is a time where your love life takes a
“walk on the wild side” with someone different than what you’re used to.
For example, your new mate could be from a different cultural
background, or you may begin a long-distance relationship. Hard aspects
between progressed Venus and Uranus are especially indicative of
- Progressed Venus to Neptune: This progression can
indicate the time when you find your soul mate. Your sensitivity and
compassion for others increases during this time, and you feel more open
to love in general. If the progression is a square or opposition, you
may be deceived or disillusioned by a mate. The trine and sextile are
generally positive times. Marriages often occur under this influence.
- Progressed Venus to Pluto: This progression awakens
powerful emotions, and changes the way you approach love and sexuality,
as well as intimacy. This is a time when we are attracted to the taboo
and the forbidden, and this can manifest through our choice of partner
(i.e. falling in love with an “unavailable” person), or through sex
(exploring sexual taboos with one’s partner). Relationships begun under
this transit are marked by intensity, obsession, possessiveness, and
power games. The sextile and trine are intense in a pleasing, manageable
way, while the conjunction, square, and opposition can lead to extreme
jealousy, obsession, and even sexual/financial exploitation or abuse.