Tertiary Progressions are a variation on Secondary Progressions. Instead of one day in the ephemeris being equal to one year of life, Tertiary’s measure one day in the ephemeris being equal to one lunar month (29.531 days).
Implications: They identify the month for fundamental shifts and fluctuations in a persons life. They are a key to the exact timing of events, and the single most useful tool in minor rectifications. At major life events, Tertiary angles will be in a 4th harmonic aspect (conjunction/ square/ opposition) to the relevant Natal factors. In most cases it is to the degree if not the minute, that is how exact these progressions can get. There may be a one week error since a one degree orb or less is used, the event could occur any time within that one degree orb.
Look at most of the activity with the Angles (Asc/Mc) to the Sun.
ASC/DC: Issues that are personal in nature. MC/IC: Issues that are public in nature.
Tertiary ASC + Mars – can indicate surgery, violence, death.
Also look for planetary stations:
1) Connected to Natal house or house ruled. 2) Mercury is important to track if it is the ruler of the ASC or MC————if stationary can indicate a change of outlook or attitude. 3) Venus stationary———-can affect values or income. 4) Mars stationary———-gives a renewed focus of energy or activity. 5) Jupiter stationary———indicates some form of expansion or optimism. 6) Saturn stationary———serious, check the age of the person (older person may indicate illness or death). 7) Uranus stationary———unexpected happenings. 8) Neptune stationary——-depends on Natal aspects, can indicate obligation, responsibility or escape. 9) Pluto stationary————highly configured, strong effect.
The Moon in tertiary progressions is not usually very important, it is used for minor rectifications(measures to minor things).
Aspects to use: Conjunctions/ Squares/ Oppositions As well can use semi-squares and sesquiquadrate.
A)Tertiary Sun in hard aspect to the Natal Sun, Mars, Saturn B) Tertiary Sun in hard aspect to Natal Sun/Moon The hard aspects for these are connected to illness. If Pluto is also connected it can relate to a death to someone close.
When using Tertiary Progressions look at the tight aspects: These are best for timing events, after secondary Progressions or Solar Arc’s have been run to narrow down the time frame.
TERTIARY PROGRESSIONS work very well when the time of birth has been rectified. I’ve used them for the last twelve years . I only consider SQUARES, OPPOSITIONS, TRINES, SEXTILES & CONJUNCTIONS (any of these with a ONE DEGREE ORB) and PARTILE/EXACT CONJUNCTIONS to THE ANGLES.
Whenever any planet hits a progressed angle it indicates an event pertaining to the house such planet rules in the natal chart as well as the sign/house it occupied at the natal moment. When there are transits concurring with these movements (involving the same progressed planets) the indications are stronger or more appearant. It is very crucial that the time of birth be accurate . Tertiary progressions work excellently in tandem with the SECONDARY PROGRESSION and MINOR PROGRESSIONS. Nay sayers opinions aside you must apply them to bear witness to their indications.
THE FORMULA I implement is such … FOR EACH DEGREE WHICH THE TRANSITING MOON TRAVERSES THE ZODIAC FROM THE MOMENT OF BIRTH , FOUR MINUTES OF PROGRESSION ARE ADDED TO THE BIRTH DATE. In other words…1 DAY of PROGRESS = 1 LUNATION (27.321582 DAYS) or 4 MINUTES OF PROGRESS = 1 DEGREE OF THE TRANSITING MOON’S ORBIT.
Tertiery progression. Very minor. In my experience, not worth the effort.
Timing Secondary progressions. – Must have a major aspect involving the rulers of the houses involved in what you are considering (for instance, childbirth for a woman = rulers of 1st, 5th, 6th. For the husband = rulers of 5th and 7th) – Must have a minor aspect (quincunx/inconjunct, semi-sextile, semi-square, sesquiquadrant) involving those rulers. – Must have a transit of Sun or Mars conjunct, square or opposite to either the progressed or natal positions of the plants involved in the major aspect (“Astrology: 30 Years Research” by Doris Chase Doane)
Solar Arc Directions: During the five years I was testing and honing my knowledge of astrology, I did free readings .. the “cost” was that the client be willing to give me honest feedback about the character reading, and to help me understand what events had happened in their life during occurrences of previous major transits, secondary progressions, and solar arcs. The highest correlations occurred with Solar Arc Directions … clients strongly remembered past events that were consistent with the predictions for these influences. Major transits of outer planets came in second for “fitting”. Secondary Progressions fit the least well, and seemed to correlate more with internal attitudes than outer events.