Age Point Progression
Radical review, life history overview and assessments for the future.
Applying the clockwise Age Point System described by Andrew J. Bevan in an exercise of life review.
2-6 February 2016
This brief continues the work on life review identified as needful course in the previous study, which focused on the third
return of a powerful 30-year Saturn cycle initiated by a transiting Saturn square, and on the resolution of radical interpretive anomalies identified in an earlier brief
on the Chandra (and Surya) Kundali. Each entry stands alone, but all three are of a piece, together.
The schema used here is derived from The Age Point System presented by Andrew J. Bevan (2000), Norway. Bevan briefly describes technique and several interpretive strategies in his
9-part presentation, which also includes examples. In short, the Ascendant is directed clockwise, back through the signs, at a steady rate, and is regarded as the Age Point as it forms aspects (chiefly conjunctions and oppositions) with
points in the radix, continuing its progression around the chart until it reaches the starting point, at age 60y, after which the cycle continues on the second lap. The chart at right is a basic rendering for my radix. It allows quick assessment.
A more detailed study is presented in the large chart that follows.
This system differs from the Huber method, in which the Age Point progresses anti-clockwise and the full circuit is 72 years on return to the Ascendant.
Also, while the Huber only works with Koch,
any system of house division may be applied with the approach described by Bevan.
The clockwise system delivers better results in my experience, and is much easier to use.
In the course of this review I returned to an early work by Tracy Marks, The Art of Chart Interpretation (1986), a fine
little book I still appreciate and recommend as primer and overview [PDF]. Next I read through Robert C. Jansky's
Planetary Patterns (1977),
thinking of chart patterns, the locomotive in particular, and trines. From Jansky [doc]:
Every trine in the horoscope has two mid-points between the trining planets. One point is 60 (sextile) from the trining planets; the other 120 from them. These mid-points are the "points of application" of the trine. Once set in motion,
the native capabilities of the trine (the trine's force) finds application in life through the sign and house location of the midpoints. It would appear that the preference in application is given to the midpoint that is trine the two
trining planets. The point that is sextile gets secondary preference. If, however, we have a Grand Trine present, either natally or by transit, the emphasis gets shifted to the mid-point that is sextile the trining planets. With the
Grand Trine, of course, there are three possible sextile midpoints, but the one that appears to get the most emphasis is the one external to the individual - the one in the widest open area. The thrust of the trine's energies are
always from within and outward.
Three trines and their focal points or points of application are shown in this last chart, with reference to the Age Point System and the sidereal nakshatras of incidence. These have proved most useful in the life review still under way.