2022 Long-range Planning in Astrology

 If you want to know when to expect the major transition periods of your life, consider the cycle of the transiting outer planets. 


The cycle of these planets in aspect to their natal position is very rich and somewhat more universal. Everyone gets a Saturn return around the age of twenty-eight or twenty-nine; everyone endures the Uranian identity crises of ages twenty-one and forty-two; no one enjoys Pluto's square (ages vary depending on Pluto's sign at your birth, but you'll go through it with your age cohort). 

Sketch out Saturn's squares, oppositions, and conjunctions with the natal position. Note Uranus's squares and opposition. 

List Neptune's sextile, square, and opposition. 

  Because Neptune takes an incredibly long time to make a complete tour of the zodiac, you won’t experience its full cycle in your lifetime. You can, however, reasonably expect to experience four major aspects between transiting Neptune to your natal Neptune. Learn More...

Pin down the dates of Pluto's sextile, square (especially), and trine. Along with these planets crossing the angles of your chart, this will give you a very succinct framework for anticipating the milestones of your life. 
The slow-moving transiting planets are really the planets of destiny. They're the big guys whose transits have a deeply—and usually permanently—transformative effect on your life. 


Jupiter's returns every twelve years divide your life into important periods of expansion. All things being equal, these are usually years when good breaks come your way. Jupiter's op-positions are a low point in the cycle and represent years with significant setbacks. 

The Jupiter cycle can be divided into four segments of about three years each.  Learn more...

When Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto crosses one of the angles of your birth chart, the wheel of your life is pulled sharply, and you jolt in a new direction. Other aspects from these planets to the angles of the chart are important, too, but these are the huge, obvious ones. Sketch them out on a piece of paper. Give them a few degrees of orb. You'll quickly glimpse some of the most pivotal moments 
you'll experience. 

Finally, note the years when Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto will make a conjunction, square, or opposition to the Sun and Moon in your chart. Their aspects to other natal planets are important, too, of course, but their aspects to the Sun and Moon are particularly crucial, and important transits to these points will usually make for some very interesting years. 

SUMMARY: LONG-RANGE PLANNING IN ASTROLOGY

• Map out a time line based on the naturally recurring cycles for each planet.  find the ages when each slow-moving planet reaches critical points in its cycle. 

• Note the years of your Jupiter returns, which occur about every twelve years from your birth. 

• Mark the years when Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto will cross the angles of  your birth chart. Saturn will normally cross every angle at least twice, twenty-nine years apart. Uranus will cross every angle for those who live to age eighty-four. Nep-tune and Pluto will typically cross a couple of the four angles once in your lifetime. 

• Note the years when Saturn, Uranus, 
Neptune, or Pluto will make a conjunction, square, or opposition to the Sun and Moon in your chart. While these outer planets' aspects to other natal planets are important, their aspects to the Sun and Moon are particularly crucial. 

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