“It should be possible to progress any valid map by any accepted method of progression. This could be a test for any of the many different methods of progressions which have been proposed in recent years. The Arabic system of progression, “day-to-year” or secondary method has proved its worth. It has recently been discovered that planets in the solar return or ingress (known as “Solar Planets”) can be progressed by the secondary rate with very accurate results. On this basis, it will be rare that solar planets, other than the Moon with an average motion of some 13 degrees a day-year, will close to an exact aspect during the year. It does happen with other planets, and it is this which, giving particular significance to that aspect, seems to give an important coloration to the events of the year. Experience has shown that the progression of the Moon to the conjunction or opposition of any planet during the solar year gives a very accurate timing for an event of the nature of the planet.”
“If an astrologer prefers to use the Tropical Zodiac, a regular correction for Precession must be applied to Return Charts. A second method of overcoming the effects of precession is to use a precession-free reference system, that is, a zodiac which by its very nature is unaffected by precession in the first place. Such an alternative framework exists. It is called the Sidereal Zodiac. Like the Tropical Zodiac, it is based on twelve equal divisions of the ecliptic circle. Unlike the Tropical Zodiac, it is not beholden to the equinoxes and is therefore totally undistorted by precession. The issue here is not so much one of zodiacs, as of something far more fundamental to the essence of things astrological. Therefore, one can achieve the desired effects with Return Charts by either (1) using the Tropical Zodiac and correcting for precession or (2) using the precession-free Sidereal Zodiac.
If neither of these two methods are used, a Solar Return will be six hours in error by age 18, twelve hours by age 36, and an entire day off by the time a person attains the age of 72”.
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