Edited May 16, 2014
Introduction: My name is Dave. In one life I am a retired business systems analyst, manufacturer and automation engineer. In another life I have 4 decades of astrological experience, working within small groups. Within my life as an astrologer I have come to the belief that, sooner or later, it is all about prediction. Once the astrologer has the client’s confidence and a dialog is established, questions arise about how to resolve issues, when they may arise next. Each of us has to have dependable tools to help us in our work with others.
My primary area of interest is personal predictive work. A book on this subject, Personal Prediction, has been released for publication. Other interest areas include a newly found predictive system using transiting Moon returns to the natal Sun position. These and other predictive techniques can all be grouped under the concept of Cyclic Charting — this is a subject that I intend to write about in the essay section soon. Tarot, graphic arts, web-site creation, wood carving of tarot figures and carousel horses, reading, chess and tai chi are other interest areas, but Astrology stands first among them all.
The purpose of this site is to explore cyclic charting and ‘return’ chats: Return charts mark the moment when a transiting planet conjoins that/another planet’s natal position. Some Return charts are cyclic in nature, each re-conjoining displays a cyclic continuation from the prior Return chart. Solar Returns are an example of this. Other Return charts such as Lunar Returns and Moon-to-Sun Returns are not cyclic in the same manner as is the Solar Return. Most Return charts can be progressed in some way.
Cyclic and Return charts define a theme, in most cases, that acts much like the natal chart’s imprint in that it carries forward for the length of the cycle. While Solar Returns and their derived Daily charts, and Moon-to-Sun Returns are the two forms of cyclic charts currently used most on this site, other forms of Return charts are also explored.
Posting practices: The subjects and topics chosen are those which often show up in the news — print media, TV, Internet or are inspired by books that I come across. Note the following:
- Most posts are done two or three times per week, the schedule is not fixed.
- The purpose of most posts are to explore a Return or Cyclic chart and one/more event charts that occur after the Return chart. Being able to apply cyclic charts on a daily basis to the events in our lives is what I am always looking to do and to improve.
- Since Return and Cyclic charts are not commonly practiced by astrologers as much as is secondary progressions and transit charts, my posts take on a ‘teaching’ tone. This cannot be helped.
- Comments from readers are welcome. Guest bloggers are welcome to either offer their own Return-Cyclic chart and comments or to share in some of the ongoing astrological discussion about these charts.
Thanks for visiting my site. Dave