Predictive astrology uses many forecasting techniques. Some techniques are based on static charts such as Solar, Lunar, and planetary returns, various time-lord techniques, etc. while others are based on the analysis of continuously changing dynamic aspects in relation to the natal chart: transits, secondary/tertiary/minor progressions, solar arc directions… to name a few.
One very widely used method of combining the natal chart with dynamic aspects is bi-, tri-, or even quad-wheel, where the natal chart is in the center wheel and the dynamic aspects are layered in the wheels around the natal chart. In this approach, the dynamic aspects are calculated for a specific point in time. However, transiting, progressed, and directed planets continue to move at various speeds and may change direction; having a clear picture of what aspects are active and when may be quite difficult.
A time map is a tool that could be very helpful in overcoming this difficulty, both in forecasting work and in retrospective analysis. Basically, a time map is a landscape, a visual representation of the dynamic aspects over a period of time. Although it can be used a stand-alone tool, it is most effective when used in combination with the natal chart or with a multi-wheel. Once the dynamic aspects are put into a timeline, it is much easier to visualize the story they are telling.
In this presentation, we will go through the steps for constructing the time map: selecting the planets, aspects, and orbs, grading transits, using colors to make the time map easier to read, and illustrate the process by delineating sample charts.
I discovered an interest in astrology as a high-school student. At first, it was just that: an active interest with no firm plans to study the subject. However, over the years I gradually recognized the desire to learn more and started reading all astrology books I could lay my hands on. The initial interest turned first to a hobby then to a true passion: I took several courses with Anne Massey, attended talks and workshops at the Guild and online webinars and courses (Bernadette Brady, Chris Brennan… to name a few) – and decided it was time to take it to the next level. Between 2010 and 2013 I obtained CAAE certificates in mathematics and basic, intermediate, and advanced astrology. In 2015 I took the Consulting Skills course through ISAR and since 2016 I have been enrolled in the Diploma Programme at Kepler College, where I have earned the Extended Fundamentals of Natal Astrology Certificate. My goal is to complete the program, obtain the Professional Diploma in Astrology (KPD) at Kepler College, and start my own astrology practice. I have been a member of the Vancouver / Fraser Valley Astrological Guild since 2012, and currently, I am on the Board of Directors as Director-at-Large.