What a difference a week makes !

Rush Limbaugh goes from pain-addiction to game-addiction in eight days!

July 14, 2003.  ESPN announces that Rush Limbaugh will be an National Football League commentator.  Only the week before, on July 8th, Rush had publicly admitted an addiction to pain medication.  Now, his dream of being a sports announcer was to be realized.  The photo at the left shows Rush broadcasting from his home radio studio at his Palm Beach, Florida residence.  He had moved to Florida to avoid the high income taxes levied by New York state when he had lived and worked there.  This post will not only analyze the chart for this date, but delve more into the process of how it was calculated and how the interpretation is developed.

Progressed Daily Angles chart for July 14, 2003; angles advanced from the 2003 precession corrected Solar Return chart.

Transits: outer chart   Natal: inner chart

Natal MC (Florida) is at 0 Sagittarius      Natal Asc. 18 Aquar.

Natal MC, (Missouri) is at 21 Scorpio,    Natal Asc. is 0 Aquar.


The MC-Solar Cycle is a process of using a precession corrected tropical Solar Return chart and advancing the MC position proportionately from one S/R to the next S/R chart as was developed by Cyril Fagan in the mid-1900s.  He referred to this process as a PSSR or a Progressed Sidereal Solar Return chart.    I have discarded Fagan’s use of progressed planets and substituted transiting planets, providing a more dynamic presentation of daily charts.  Since his early January Solar Return with its 28 Pisces MC position, the progressed MC has advanced to 16 Scorpio — a rate close to 1.25 degrees per day.

Solar Returns are cyclic charts. They show the MC advancing an apparent 90 degrees per year, shifting the Sun’s house position clockwise by 3 house positions.  In this chart the MC is approaching the Florida-location MC of 0 Sagittarius (some 14 degrees ahead) but is much closer to the natal-location (Missouri) MC of 21 Scorpio.  When angles are contacted by angles, in a cyclic chart, it is a significant event.  In this Florida location the Florida Ascendant is also close (within a degree) to the natal Ascendant0.  Permit me to offer an interpretation direct from my upcoming book relative to both the MC and Asc. positions closely coinciding with the cyclic chart’s MC and Ascendant.  “This year will likely bring fundamental changes to your life.  Angular planets, either natal or S/R, will focus the type of experiences involved in bring about these changes.” We will now examine this chart for its angular planets and their meanings.

  • Transiting Mercury at the Desc.; “Phone calls, visits from others, letters and the study of other’s proposals.  When we have an angular natal planet, our next step is to look at its counterpart — in this case, natal Mercury in the 12th house of this chart and the natal chart. Interpretively, “a mind that is interested in the psychological, in perceptions, wondering what is behind the ideas and words of others.”

So, we have two factors at work in this chart.  First, the MC  angle of the daily chart (at 16 Scorpio) is within a few degrees of the natal MC (Missouri) and the daily chart Ascendant (1 degree Aquarius) is almost exactly on the natal Ascendant — an angular re-alignment signifying a “new birth”, a time when one’s life can change greatly.  Second, we have an angular Mercury (at the Descendant).  These two factors make this chart easy to grasp. there are not may factors to confuse us.  Rush Limbaugh is at a power point in his life, his life cang undergo great changes.  These changes will relate to his communication skills and an agreement with others. That is the sum total of the day’s chart.  It is enough to tell us just what is likely to happen on that day or within a day or so either side of that date.

This is simple but effective astrology.  The power of the daily charts is in their focused message based on a few factors — in this case, two factors.  We can work with a couple of factors for a given date when we have a year of daily charts to provide us with an astrological diary.  In any given year we may have 15 or 20, up to 30, “power points” when our chart seems to provide energy and opportunity to do things better and differently for ourselves and for others.    Dave


About dadsnook

Dave has been exploring cyclic astrology since the mid-1970's. CYCLIC astrology utilizes both Return charts and planetary-pair cycles for short-term prediction. These practices and four years of archived material are available for study or reading at ninthhouse.wordpress.com A new book, Personal Prediction ISBN 978-9-615-63033-5, has been published and the MC-Solar Cycle technique is now supported through a recognized software provider so that all students and practicing astrologers can apply these techniques for their own use. Recently, Dave has been exploring a new charting format:, transiting Moon to natal Sun Return charts. These moon-sun returns show how see seek to maintain or deal with change in our lives. A book is expected to be released in 2015. Contact Dave for details at dadsnook@charter.net Dave is a retired business systems analyst and automation systems engineer, enjoys woodcarving and tarot in addition to astrology.
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