Transits are based on the actual movement of the planets in real
time. (whether that time is moved forwards or backwards) As the
planets make aspects to natal planets, certain thrusts usher in events
as catalyst for development.
Due to the planets from Mars inwards moving so quickly, we
normally don’t pay any attention to them, unless we are already
looking at a certain timeframe. Mars circles the horoscope in
roughly two years time, so doesn’t point to longer-lasting themes,
but is often a shorter-term stimulus for further reaching changes,
signified by the outer planet transits.
Transits are the primary astrological activation. If the Sun is at 11°
Cancer at birth and now planet X is at 11° Capricorn, opposing that
Sun, planet X will be imparting its (developmental) themes upon
whatever my natal Sun means in my horoscope. (relating to the core
me and how I get my appreciation needs met)
When analyzing events, normally an orb that is around 1° 21’ of arc
will pull all relevant aspects into consideration. As there are often
three passes of a planet as it aspects natal positions, it is hard to
pinpoint the timing of major events relating to the whole
circumstance, defined by merely transiting asepccts.
Luckily, we have better and additional tools to help us get a better
glimpse into the future and perhaps most importantly, understand
WHY what happens needs to be happening…
This system works 100% as well in the converse as in direct motion.