In astrology, there is this idea concerning the degrees of the planets manifesting at that particular age. Some people report significant events while others may feel it’s all simple folly, nothing to get over-excited by. However, after some study, I haven’t totally swept this approach under the rug as it can, at times, kind of work. As an example, at the age twenty-five, this being the actual degree of my Venus in Capricorn in the 5th house, the love of my life waltzed through the door and I was impregnated. Also, the relationship occurred when the progressed Ascendant trined natal Venus. Obviously, though, if one is only going by this astrological logic most of these degree-wise events will only happen before 30, so there is a limited time-frame.
Some astrologers point towards the Sun in the horoscope as the major age significator for a powerful life event occurring. I haven’t noticed this as much in my own life, but I can’t really remember what happened at aged 8. An example of this happening to an individual was revealed in a book about Synchronicity.
“If your Sun is positioned at, say, 25 degrees of your sign, you might meet your spouse at age twenty-five or your first child may be born. A-Sun at 8 degrees could mean your parents divorced when you were eight years old, or you were admitted to a gifted program in third grade that influenced the rest of your education. In Reya’s birth chart, the Sun is at 24 degrees and 58 minutes of Aquarius (two minutes short of 25 degrees). When Trish first looked at her chart, she asked Reya what life sculpting event happened to her between the ages of twenty-five and twenty-six. Just twelve days before her twenty-sixth birth, Reya “was hit by a train and was unconscious for four days. That event took me out of a very destructive lifestyle into my first foray with alternative medicine,” she wrote. “Could that be it?” You bet. …If you were born on October 14, 1950, for example, your Sun would be in 20 degrees of Libra. This means there may have been a defining moment in your life when you were around twenty years old. Give it six months or so on either side. If you’re not yet at that age that corresponds with the degree of your natal Sun, keep in mind that some defining event may happen when you reach that age. The 7 Secrets of Synchronicity: Your Guide to Finding Meaning in Signs Big and Small
I have read some astrology studies on the degrees and they have interesting findings and sometimes do correlate with a natal chart. I have the Sun in Pisces at 8 degrees and hopefully it just slides out of Carol Rushman’s interpretation. The writer reveals that people who have 7 degrees prominent in Virgo or Pisces can be promiscuous, further noting that when a planet stations at that degree in either sign people start illicit love affairs. Also, observing 24 degrees of Cancer to be an astrologer’s degree. The author considers critical degrees as triggers for a crisis.
Cardinal 0, 13, or 26
Fixed 8-9, 21-22
Mutable 4, 17
0 and 29 of any Modality
Apparently, it tends to make situations incredibly intense in these crucial degree areas. C.E.O Carter’s An Encyclopedia of Psychological Astrology is based on some degree work. Carter kindly lists my degrees for those associated with astrology and that are without question around 27 Leo-Aquarius, so he may squeeze in my Mars in Aquarius at the 29th degree. Also, 11 degrees Virgo-Pisces are important. My Saturn is rising in Virgo at 10 degrees and 42 minutes. Liz Greene one of the most popular and respected psychology astrologers has Sun in Virgo at 11 degrees.
The psychology astrology writer is also artistic and designed the Tarot Cards for a book. The author has Venus in trine to Uranus from Libra an aspect noted by Carter for artistic talent. The chart is quite Libran overall. For creative ability and for a love of all things artsy, 22 degrees of the negative signs especially Taurus and Pisces and 3 degrees of the airy trigon is another area frequently occupied. Those degrees were not in the natal chart of this astrologer. Either way, the degrees are a fascinating study and one would need to possess a keen eye to spot particular degrees popping up in similar regions for certain abilities, aptitudes, tendencies and such.