There are some astrological events that are going to stir up major energy in your life, and one of those events is when a progressed planet is anaretic. This happens with the progressed Moon once every 2 ½ years or so. Let’s explore what that means for you!
What is the anaretic degree in astrology?
The anaretic degree is 29 degrees of any sign, the last degree of a sign, and a point of crisis energy.
In transit, transit planets at 29 degrees prompt big energy that usually creates lots of challenges and upheaval to work through.
In the natal chart, natal planets at 29 degrees generally show a position where you struggle with the energy until you work out the blocks/issues associated with it and learn to use it as an asset.
In the progressed chart, this means the progressed planet is moving into a new sign at some point, and this can trigger developments in your life as you feel like you have to take action while you still have the chance (before it's moved into the new sign).
What is the progressed chart?
The progressed chart adds one day to your date of birth for every year you've been alive to create a new chart reflective of your maturation and growth with age, and is used in predictive analysis.
The progressed Moon moves the fastest of the progressed planets, spending about 2 1/2 years in one Zodiac sign, and about 1 month in each degree (and there are 30 degrees per sign). This means the progressed Moon spends about 1 month every 2 1/2 years or so anaretic.
When the progressed Moon is anaretic . . .
The Moon governs your emotions, what you need for emotional stability and security, and how you react emotionally. The progressed Moon reflects your emotional maturation. So when the progressed Moon is anaretic, this can be a period where you're emotionally driven to take action with something, and this may be an attempt to improve stability and security. It's a big push to act.
How exactly and where exactly this is directed in your life is usually seen through the Zodiac sign the progressed Moon is anaretic in. For example, if it's in Leo, this may be in your love relationships or involve a creative project or pursuit; if in Virgo, this may be in your work life, daily life, or health; in Aquarius, this may be in a friendship, involve a group you belong to, pertain to a cause you're pursuing, or deals with one of your dreams for the future.
This energy is brief compared to the other progressed planets, which typically spend at least 1 year anaretic, so it's a quick burst of energy to take action and do something.
When you see your progressed Moon is going to be anaretic, make sure to plan for action! (and fyi, you can create a progressed chart for free using astro.com, just select Progressed chart in the dropdown menu in Extended Chart Selection)
Also note that you can be more sensitive to the transit Moon during the time your progressed Moon is anaretic, especially with the full moon that occurs during this period and the few days that the transit Moon is in your natal and progressed Moon signs. Those days can trigger intense emotional energy and you may need more comfort and emotional support.
Suggested Reading: The Progressed Moon page for general interpretations of sign and house location and aspects
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