- Branches of Astrology
- Natal Astrology
- Predictive Astrology
- Relationship Astrology
- Financial Astrology
- Electional Astrology
- Horary Astrology
- Karmic Astrology
- Fixed Stars Astrology
- Energy Astrology
- Psychological Astrology
- Medical Astrology
- Evolutional Astrology
- Local Space Astrology
- Mundane Astrology
We need to understand that Predictive Astrology is not the same as Natal Astrology. In fact, their core is different, for one of them serves our need to foretell the future or predict the outcome of a certain event, while the other helps our personality and growth reliant on the moment of our birth.
However different from Natal Astrology, the branch of Predictive Astrology relates to it greatly, for no event in our lives has the ability to manifest if it isn’t supported by our natal chart. For example, if there is a trine between Venus and Saturn in one of the predictive techniques, a person that has no relationship between these planets, or has a challenging one, won’t feel full benefits of this positive aspect. Everything found in predictive techniques has to be confirmed in a natal chart as a possibility.
To add to that, every single prediction made, has to be found in and confirmed through three predictive methods to be considered correct. This doesn’t mean the prediction will come true with certainty, but it makes the possibility of the event ethically appropriate. As astrologers, we are here to promote freewill and help others understand their path and their responsibilities. If a person understands they are in control of events in their life, they might be ready to truly make a change and shift their consciousness to a higher step towards enlightenment.
There are many predictive techniques, for this branch of Astrology has been approached from numerous angles and used for centuries. Curiosity continuously triggers matters of foretelling, and at some point in life almost every individual wants to know what the future will bring.
When speaking of the future, we have to remember that in some situations it is quite easily predicted even without a chart of any kind. Simple human logic can often provide answers to some of the questions that come our way. Still, if we decide to become professional astrologers, it is not our job to use personal experience or guess what will happen, but to use charts as guidance for events and specific explanations of possible outcomes.
Commonly used techniques include transits, the solar return, progressions, directions and harmonics. We also know that each planet rules a certain period of life, and in general interpretations this can give a “shade” of the state a person is currently in.
To cover all matters regarding timeline of events in life, we have to have knowledge on the speed of each sign. In some situations, Horary Astrology can serve to be a very good tool for predictions. It will give us specific timelines to questions “When will…” through quality of the zodiac signs and houses and orbs of relevant aspects.
Cardinal being the fastest of all signs, will speak of events that will take place soon, in short time units such as minutes, hours, days or weeks, depending on the form of the question and actual possibilities. Mutable signs will follow as changeable and pretty fast, but not that drastic and evident. Their timelines will cover timelines of days, weeks, months and sometimes years if this would be a moderate expectation for the specific situation. Fixed quality is the slowest of all. It takes time and represents wider areas on its scale. When we see a planet set in a fixed sign, we know it will manifest slowly, in years, even decades, or sometimes months if this sounds long for the event in question.
No matter which predictive technique we choose to use, or if we observe slowly moving planets or personal, fast ones, every event has a peak when its manifestation is actually probable. This peak will never be connected to the time after significant aspects already took place. Distant planets, especially Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, will give a general atmosphere even when they passed the moment of the exact aspect with another celestial body of importance, but triggers to events will always be in close application to an aspect when the event is to take place.
Positive aspects will bring as many events as negative ones, and we can feel some of them more strongly than the others simply because we are personally linked with them in our chart. This always gives a fine balance of “good and evil” in our lives, things we should be thankful for cause they smell of perfection, and those that will bring us down and make us bend.
The tricky thing is to realize that there are no bad experiences or situations. Each of them is simply a pointer on our path and a reminder that we might be in the right or in the wrong place, and always at the right time. When we are in complete balance with our mission in life, challenges will become smaller and smaller until they fade, and the Universe will be happy to support us on our path.
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