The Natal chart is a moment frozen in time. However, the planets continue to move around the Sun. Where they are in the current time is called their transits. Transit Charts are one of the easy ways Astrologers can make predictions. When the Sun returns to the Sun’s place in the Natal chart, there is usually increased physical energy and general well-being – a happy birthday!
Saturn will take much longer to complete one revolution around the chart. Saturn orbits the Sun in about 28+ years. When Saturn returns to it’s original place, it’s called a ‘Saturn Return‘ and the experience is usually a sobering reflection on ones’ life. Other planets will move around the chart at differing speeds.
Made for ‘Now’
A Transit Chart is typically made for ‘Now’. However, a chart for any event and any time is possible. Most of the time, Astrologers receive requests from people who are having difficulties in their life. And, most often, this involves an area of their life, such as health, career, relationship or security. These are the four main areas that people have concerns about – and it’s happening now.
By looking at the person’s chart with where the planets are now, the Astrologer can often see the problem. This usually shows up as a planet in direct conjunction or aspect to one of their planets relating to this concern.
The Astrologer can usually do two things right away.
First, Get Accurate Information
The first thing an Astrologer can do is the get accurate information and make the chart. By looking at the chart, the Astrologer may need to ask questions to make sure the Natal chart is reasonably accurate. Sometimes, the transit is improving the accuracy of the chart by its’ timing. This is because a planet moving into the House of relationship can only happen if a person was born earlier or later. This is known as Rectification. It’s one of the tools used in establishing an accurate time of birth.
Second, Find the Timing
One of the biggest things an Astrologer can do is to give the person some perspective about their problem. Is this a short-term difficulty or a long-term chronic problem? Astrology is a ‘time-machine‘ and this will tell exactly how long the transit will last. Just knowing whether this is a short-term challenge or a long-term struggle can help a lot.
Third, Finding the Answer
Both of these can help in finding the answer. Just getting a better perspective will point to better options. Sometimes the answer is obvious by looking at the chart. Sometimes, the particular transit will point out the solution. Sometimes, there are other resources for dealing with the problem.