The 3-indications rule in Astrology
I would like to share with you a very simple, but fundamental rule, which you need to consider when it comes to analyzing a birth chart or making prediction.
The rule is very clear:
You need to find at least 3 indications pointing the same thing in order to make a conclusion.
If you have one indication – there is an option.
If there are two indications showing the same thing – it’s likely to happen.
Three indications pointing the same thing suggest that you can rely it will happen.
Here is a very typical example. Many young people with Saturn in 7th house ask me weather it means that they will not get married or if Saturn is in 5th house – that they may not have children.
Based on one position we can’t make this assumption. This is only one indication.
But let’s say that you have Saturn in 7th house, the ruler of 7th house in 12th house and Venus is squared by Uranus. In this case we can make the conclusion that the area of relationships will be challenging and it’s not easy for the person to establish a close committed relationship (very often those people don’t even want to).
Another example is if you have Saturn in 5th house, squaring the ruler of your 5th house and also the Moon is in a very difficult position (part of a Tao-square, intercepted, etc.). In this case we can really expect challenges with having children.
Of course, the same is true when it comes to positive indications as well.
For example, Jupiter in 6th house doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be incredibly successful in your career. But if your Jupiter also has a positive aspect with your Sun and with the ruler of your 10th house, you really have great chances for significant career achievements.
When we talk abut prediction we can also apply the same rule. For example, if Jupiter is transiting your 2nd house you can expect improvement of your financial situation, but if Jupiter doesn’t make major aspects with your planets or you don’t have other supportive indication, the positive influence of Jupiter may not be so remarkable.
But let’s say that you have Jupiter transiting your 2nd house, also making trine with the ruler of your 6th house and Saturn making trine with the cusp of your 10th house – in this case we can expect much more significant events (you can be promoted and get a more responsible and respected position and also your income can be increased).
Don’t forget that when we talk about prediction we need to consider different predictive methods. And in order to be sure that there are certain tendencies, you need to find indications suggesting the same (or similar) things in different methods.
The predictive methods I most frequently use are solar arc directions, progressions, solar return charts, transits, heliacal phases of the planets.
The bottom line of all we said is that you need to analyze the whole chart and not to make conclusions based on one single indication.