The ultimate purpose of a significant transit (current planetary influence) affecting ones natal chart is to create inner change and expansion. Frequently this comes as a result of needing to make adjustments to big outer events in our lives. But other times we shift inside, without a big external event, as a result of subtle (yet often Herculean) inner work - and maybe a touch of grace.
Credit to Benjamin Bernstein and Diane Applebaum for both reminding me of this general idea, independently, on the same day. Love synchronicities!
“Astrological analysis of any kind reveals potential, what could exist if backed by will and intention. A horoscope, i.e., natal or other chart, is a map of various possibilities and likelihoods latent within any individual or event that are triggered by assorted pressures and actions generated both from within and without. At every stage, every fork in the road, there is choice involved.” ~Stephen M. Smith
“My evenings are taken up very largely with astrology. I make horoscopic calculations in order to find a clue to the core of psychological truth. Some remarkable things have turned up which will certainly appear incredible to you.” ~Carl Jung in a letter to Sigmund Freud, June 12, 1911