Whenever you're assessing any king of astrology chart, there are some positions that can be important for you to consider. Let's cover progressed charts!
What is a progressed chart?
A progressed chart adds one day to your date of birth for every year you've been alive to create a new chart that reflects your maturation and growth. We all change with age, and this is shown through the progressed chart. It can also be used in predictive analysis, and you can use the progressed chart to make predictions and pinpoint timing.
What should you pay attention to in a progressed chart?
The first thing you'll want to pay attention to with the progressed chart is any planets or houses moving into new signs. This signifies a shift in whatever that planet or house rules, and there can be a shift in your life as a result.
Next, you'll want to assess any progressed planet or house cusps that are anaretic, which is 29 degrees of any sign. This means they're gearing up to move into new signs, and 29 degrees in the progressed chart is potent energy that drives you to take action before the point moves into a new sign.
You'll also want to focus on any planets turning retrograde or direct. This can signal an important period in your life where major developments will occur, and you can experience many changes in your life or as a person.
And then you'll want to also see when progressed planets move into new natal or progressed houses, natal planets move into new progressed houses, or any parts of your progressed chart aspects your natal chart.
Which positions are important in a progressed chart?
In general, your progressed Sun, Moon, and Rising are important, just like in your natal chart, and your progressed Sun can reflect who you're growing into overall, your progressed Moon can show your emotional maturation and focus, and your progressed Rising can show how your outer self evolves. When the Sun and Rising change signs or are anaretic, this can be significant in terms of impacting your personality. The progressed Moon moves quickly (spending about 2 1/2 years in one sign), so the changing signs of the progressed Moon can reflect your emotional focus during this period.
The progressed personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars) can show how you shift in personal ways. When they're anaretic or in new signs, this can be felt deeply and personally.
If Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto are anaretic or change signs in the progressed chart, this can be quite significant, and show a period where there is major change, upheaval, developments, growth. They move much slower than the personal planets, so most people don't experience them anaretic or moving into new signs, which makes it significant when they do.
The progressed angles (Ascendant, Imum Coeli, Descendant, Midheaven) can show how the pillars of your life shift over time, with the progressed Ascendant-Descendant reflecting how you connect evolving, and the progressed Imum Coeli-Midheaven reflecting how the foundation of your life evolves.
Suggested Reading: Progressed Planets Turning Retrograde or Direct