How fitting - use astrology to figure out the best times to learn! Although if you haven't learned any yet, you may not know when to learn? Ha!
But if you've already started and are curious if the energy was conducive when you began, or if you want to expand your knowledge further, this could work for you.
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Timing when to learn astrology:
Learning in general falls under the domain of the 3rd house, Mercury, and Gemini, as well as the 9th house, Jupiter, and Sagittarius.
The 3rd house, Mercury, and Gemini tend to be best when you’re first starting out and haven’t learned much yet. The 9th house, Jupiter, and Sagittarius tend to be best when you’ve already spent some time learning and want to advance more. These can come into play through any of the following:
- Transit or progressed planets in the natal or progressed 3rd or 9th houses (outer planets will provoke longer periods of learning while faster planets will give short bursts)
- Progressed planets entering Gemini or Sagittarius (this will last for some time - the fastest progressed planet is the Moon and that lasts for 2 ½ years)
- Transit or progressed planets sextile or trine the 3rd or 9th house cusps, rulers, or planets in the natal 3rd or 9th houses
- Transit or progressed planets sextile or trine natal or progressed Mercury or Jupiter
You can also be more driven to learn with a strong Mercury Return (when Mercury returns to the exact position he was at when you were born), or with a Jupiter Return that emphasizes Mercury, the 3rd house, or the 9th house in the return chart.
In terms of astrology specifically, astrology is ruled by Uranus, Aquarius, and the 11th house, so you can be more interested in astrology when these are in play, and can focus specifically on learning astrology when you have:
- Transit or progressed Mercury or Jupiter in the natal or progressed 11th house
- Progressed Mercury or Jupiter in Aquarius
- Transit or progressed Mercury or Jupiter conjunct, sextile or trine natal Uranus
- Transit Uranus conjunct, sextile or trine natal or progressed Mercury or Jupiter
- Transit Uranus in the natal or progressed 3rd or 9th houses
- A prominent 11th house or Uranus in a Mercury or Jupiter return chart
There is one other little point you can consider, asteroid Urania (number 30), who is one of the asteroid Muses who rules astrology (and is usually prominent in the charts of astrologers). You can use:
- Transit or progressed Mercury or Jupiter conjunct, sextile or trine natal or progressed Urania
- Transit or progressed Urania conjunct, sextile or trine natal or progressed Mercury or Jupiter
- Transit or progressed Urania in the natal or progressed 1st, 3rd, or 9th houses
- Progressed Urania in Gemini or Sagittarius
- Progressed or transit Urania conjunct natal or progressed Sun, Moon, Venus, or Mars
Suggested Reading: All About the Third House in Astrology