Fame can be something that many people strive for (whether or not that's healthy is a whole other discussion), and there seems to be many more ways now to be able to achieve fame these days. What astrology can link to fame?
Fame in the Natal Chart
In your natal chart, you can look at a few placements. Your 11th house can show you how or where you may be capable of achieving fame at some point in your life via the sign the 11th house cusp falls in, planets in the 11th house, and what the 11th house ruler is doing. The 11th house rules the masses, so it connects to fame.
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Fame and Transits
Transit (moving) Uranus and Neptune seem to be the ones who trigger fame as far as transit planets go. Uranus is the natural ruler of the 11th house, so that makes sense.
Neptune is ruler of the arts, imagination, is charismatic, and also rules lack of boundaries and projection, so it can show elevation of artistic, creative, imaginative work, and the boundary between yourself and others can fade (this may not be good though!).
Anaretic Progressions and Fame
Another trigger I've noticed that can create fame, or at least elevate your standing, is when planets or angles in your progressed chart turn anaretic. There are 30 degrees in every Zodiac sign, and 29 degrees is the very last degree, and is called the anaretic degree.
In your progressed chart, this means the planet or angle is going to change Zodiac signs. When the planet or angle is anaretic, it gets this massive surge of energy, and you feel a big push to take action. It can also give you a massive surge in attention. The energy is so strong, that it plays out both internally and externally.
This can be even stronger when the progressed planet or angle is anaretic in a mutable sign (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces), because that means it'll then move into a cardinal sign (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) and be at the 0 degrees Aries Point, which is another placement of strong energy. You can learn more about the 0 degrees Aries Point in THIS article.
The planet or angle doesn't have to be anaretic in mutable signs, but it gives more opportunity for fame energy.
Sometimes the progressed planet won't be moving forward though, if it's retrograde, which means it's moving backward through the Zodiac. This can be even stronger though! Especially when it's progressed Mercury, Venus, Mars, or Ceres.
Fame may be a little different though since they're retrograde, and you may experience more challenges. There may be extra pressures, or it may come on too sudden, or you may struggle with more responsibilities.
You have to make sure you're choosing the right people around you, taking care of your mental health, and making choices for the right reasons.
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