I was something that I didn’t plan on doing…. I knew I was going to be quitting soon, but no date in mind.
There was a moment…. I said, “that is it… I quit”… and being a good little Astrologer, I noticed the particulars to erect a chart at a later time. I have tried to live life in such a fashion that I don’t try to meddle with aspects and transits, I figure we do what we do and sort it out later. Amazingly (is it really?) the story is told in Astrology charts anyway, seeming we can’t pull the wool over the eyes of “fate”.
A common error I have noticed when working with event charts, is that the birth of the event is the only date and time looked at. It is important to look at transits (the event chart) while running it up the other charts of those involved. Example, a wedding event chart should ideally match up well in synastry with the individuals natal charts (a synastry of the event with each person) a synastry of the composite chart (the composite overlaid with the event chart) and if you are very serious about perfection or as close to as possible, Bob Mark’s speaks of creating composite charts with the event and the person’s natal. I would also add in you can do the same with progressed charts matched up with the event. Wow, no wonder everyday is different for everyone…. even with just 12 Sun signs….. the combinations are huge when you keep digging and looking.
What was it that made me quit? I made a dozen or so charts that I am about to look at. I am also aware we may just miss the important factor…. really, what if the quit smoking aspect involves a progressed asteroid we haven’t even named yet and their contra antiscion aspecting a natal house cusp lord…. we have no way of knowing. (This is where Ryoin’s preference for using Traditional Astrology makes more sense…. though I am not sure even then we can pin point the event that triggered the success…. it would be a much shorter list to look at than infinity)
Having looked through the different charts that I made, I am going to say that it was a combination of the progressions and current transits and the Natal…. again, it is a guess… but a well supported one… and I didn’t quite have time to look into the infinite possibilities.
My Progressed Sun, Mars, and Saturn are at 24/25 degrees of Aquarius… the progressed Moon is at 28 Aquarius, all in the progressed 12th house. We know we have that triple conjunction whammy going on that is now rx… Jupiter, Chiron, and Neptune at the same degrees of Aquarius. In my natal chart they are going through my first house. The progressed Saturn, Mars, and Sun conjunction can probably withstand anything thrown at it… it looks like raw will power. The transits have to do with healing, addictions, over indulgence, psychological factors…. I couldn’t have imagined a better combination unless Pluto was in there somewhere. But wait, he is.
That is the day that transit Saturn(limitations) was at 15 degrees Virgo (health) RX…. and coming back into a direct conjunction with my Natal Pluto in the 8th house (losses… considered house of death)…
So I don’t know which or if both events had to happen for the trigger or if one was enough… or like I said before, a chart we haven’t even discussed, like a Draconian, or an unnamed piece of space gravel orbiting a Venus Moon having a say so. I think that Electional Astrology is bigger than imagined and we would do a great service to go back after the fact and look at events and what may have been the triggers other than that day’s birth chart.