I have written a blog for the houses and the years. Click here to read that blog to find out about your activated house placements.
Annual profections is a technique used to determine the themes and influences of a particular year in an individual's life. The basic idea behind annual profections is to advance the natal chart by one sign per year, focusing attention on the themes associated with the activated sign. To learn more about annual profections, click here.
It's important to consider the aspects, degree and the sign your planet sits in. This can give us an indication of how your year is likely to be. If your activated planet has a lot of challenging aspects, you are likely to experience some issues that year involving the aspects. If your activated planet is intercepted you are likely to feel held back with that activated planet. Like you don’t know if you're coming or going. If your activated planet is in a critical degree, you are likely to experience something extreme happening especially if the planet is in detriment. Exalted/detriment planets tend to be felt more in annual profections as oppose to everyday life.
When the Sun is the activated planet for the year in annual profections, it means that the house Leo sits during that year of their life is activated. The Sun becomes the "lord" or "ruler" of the year, and its placement in the natal chart and any aspects it makes with other planets become especially significant during that specific year.
The activated sign and its ruler (in this case, the Sun) are thought to highlight certain areas of life and bring attention to specific themes. For example, if the Sun rules the second house in the natal chart, the focus during that year may be on financial matters, personal values, and self-worth.
It's important to consider the condition of the activated planet in the natal chart, including its sign, house placement, and aspects with other planets. Positive aspects and a strong placement can indicate a more favourable and harmonious expression of the themes associated with the activated planet, while challenging aspects or a weakened placement may suggest difficulties or challenges in those areas of life.
My experience, Leo rules my 3rd house of learning. During my 26th year, I did the most amount of learning about Astrology. The Sun sits in my 11th house of networks. It was also the year i built an Astrology following on social media. I have Saturn square Sun so for me it was the year I took my goals and career more seriously.
When the Moon is the activated planet in annual profections, it means that the individual is in a year where the Moon becomes the "lord" or "ruler" of that year. This mean Cancer is the activated in the house that year. In the annual profection system, each year is associated with a specific planet, and the themes and influences of that year are related to the activated planet. Since the Moon is a fast-moving luminary, it signifies a shift in focus and emphasis each year.
The Moon is associated with emotions, feelings, instincts, the home and family. When it becomes the activated planet for a particular year, it suggests that the individual may experience changes and developments in areas related to emotions, home, family, and personal life. The Moon is also linked to fluctuating circumstances, so there might be a sense of ebb and flow throughout the year. During Moon years, we usually see someone who ends up moving home, having a baby or doing some sort of home renovations. You may not feel stable or settled as there can be a lot of moving around or the changes at home never seem to end.
It's essential to consider the condition of the Moon in the natal chart, including its sign, house placement, and aspects with other planets. Positive aspects and a well-placed Moon can indicate a year where emotional well-being, family connections, and personal life are generally harmonious. On the other hand, challenging aspects or a weakened Moon might suggest potential challenges or emotional ups and downs during the year.
My experience, I ended up giving birth during my moon year and moving house. My moon years are every 6 years so I know around the 5-6 year period, a house move is on the cards for me.
When Mercury is the activated planet in annual profections, it signifies that the individual's focus for that specific year will center around the themes associated with Mercury.
Mercury is known for its association with communication, intellect, learning, and short-distance travel. Consequently, a year in which Mercury is activated may highlight areas such as education, intellectual pursuits, and communication skills. Interactions with siblings and short-distance travel may also play a more significant role during this period.
The individual might find themselves engaging in more conversations, seeking opportunities for learning and intellectual growth, or even embarking on short journeys. Relationships with siblings could become more prominent, and there may be increased chances for travel within a close geographic range.
It's essential to analyse the specific placement of Mercury in the natal chart, considering its sign, house position, and aspects with other planets. This examination provides a more nuanced understanding of how Mercury's influence will manifest during the activated year, offering insights into potential developments and challenges in the indicated areas of life.
My experience of mercury being the activated planet, was when I was 27. My life became extremely busy. I launched my business and was learning a lot about branding and content. I also purchased a car after not having a car for a while. This car took me all over london after not being able to travel for so long. I was just happy to have my freedom back. Bearing in mind, My mercury has the worst aspects in my chart.