Let’s leave ‘grim facts’ behind for an hour or so and experiment with something you may have heard about but didn’t know what it encompassed: your Progressed Sun. The dates of each Sun sign are listed below. For example, Leo is considered to be the Sun sign for July 23 through August 22. (We’ll deliberately ignore the poor souls who may have been born on July 23 or August 22; they’ll need to consult an ephemeris or an astrologer to determine whether they’re a Moon Child or a Virgo, depending upon the exact position of the Sun.)
Get out a calendar for this year, and Madame Zombra will share with you a neat little trick to not only figuring out your probable progressed sign, but also supplying you with several unique excuses for your sudden changes in behavior, manners or drinking habits. (“Yes, I’ll have a second martini. After all, I’m a Pisces now.”)
Question: how old are you? No, your real age, please. If you want to stick with the sign of Leo as your practice example, turn your calendar to July. (Clicking doesn’t help, dear heart. Use your thumb and fingers. This is real, not virtual.) Let’s say you’re 37 years old. Count 37 days from July 23. That takes you to August 29 … and our Leo example is said to have his/her Progressed Sun in Virgo. Quite a change. That Leo may find picking up a book preferable to partying, especially with an untenable number of strangers invited during the pandemic. Quite a switch for a gregarious lion, yes?
A Progressed Sun can venture further ahead more than just one sign, too. Take an Aries, born March 25. He’s 68 years old. Count the days, starting with March 26. June 1 marks 68 days forward, and that Aries has morphed into (gasp) a Gemini. Watch this one closely: is he striving to be more spontaneous? More easily bored with routine than even your garden (or farming) variety Aries? Keeping the volume of YouTube videos at a level whereby the cats hide under the sofa until the noise is a little more subdued? Unable to concentrate on most repetitive tasks, yet sits in front of his computer with his phone in his hand, watching three screens at once? A Gemini, still in the cocoon stage, but who will spread his wings soon as Twin personalities.
There are many little clues you may enjoy observing with some of your friends’ progressed Sun signs. But take care to keep your observations to yourself; that is, if you want to maintain the friendships. Enjoy being an apprentice astrologer and seeing the subtle changes in yourself, family and friends. (Of course, the natal Sun sign always triumphs over any temporary, new personality quirks or facets revealed by the progression.) Just read the horoscope for your spouse’s Sun sign and add in the Progressed predictions too, for a little ‘flavor enhancement’ to the usual stereotype with which you’ve been living.
Aries: March 21-April 19
Taurus: April 20-May 20
Gemini: May 21-June 21
Cancer: June 22-July 22
Leo: July 23-August 22
Virgo: August 23-September 22
Libra: September 23-October 22
Scorpio: October 23-November 21
Sagittarius: November 22-December 21
Capricorn: December 22-January 19
Aquarius: January 20-February 18
Pisces: February 19-March 20
Don’t forget to vote, even with Mercury retrograde until Election Day itself. – MZ