The Yearly Time Lord

I have been doing quite a few Solar Return Charts recently for people (which gave me the idea for this blog posting), and when people want their Solar Return Chart done I always have to include a section about the yearly Time Lord. This is done in a Part I (Solar Return Chart) and Part II (Yearly Time Lord) fashion, since the time lord is taken from the Natal Chart (but can still be used with the Solar Return). Personally, I feel that when looking at the year ahead from birthday to birthday, the Time Lord is far too important to leave out.

First off, the notion behind the Time Lord comes from an old ass technique used by Hellenistic Astrologers to predict future events (and when I say “old ass technique,” I’m talking about this shit being used back in 200 BC or so). Now a days, the people that actually use this technique use what is known as Annual Profections. Essentially, starting from the Ascendant in the Natal Chart, each House of the chart represents a specific year of life (and depending on how old you are turning on your next birthday will show you what “House Year” you’re about to enter into). Here is a chart to quickly show you what Time Lord year you’re currently in or are about to enter into:

1st House- Ages 0, 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, etc..
2nd House-Ages 1, 13, 25, 37, 49, 61, 73, etc…
3rd House-Ages 2, 14, 26, 38, 50, 62, 74, etc…
4th House-Ages 3, 15, 27, 39, 51, 63, 75, etc….
5th House-Ages 4, 16, 28, 40, 52, 64, 76, etc…
6th House-Ages 5, 17, 29, 41, 53, 65, 77, etc….
7th House-Ages 6, 18, 30, 42, 54, 66, 78, etc…
8th House-Ages 7, 19, 31, 43, 55, 67, 79, etc…
9th House-Ages 8, 20, 32, 44, 56, 68, 80, etc…
10th House-Ages 9, 21, 33, 45, 57, 69, 81, etc…
11th House-Ages 10, 22, 34, 46, 58, 70, 82, etc….
12th House-Ages 11, 23, 35, 47, 59, 71, 83, etc…

I’ll use myself as an example here to help all this make sense. This past November I turned 32, which puts me in 9th House year. Thus, this makes 9th House matters pretty important this year for me personally (or anyone that finds themselves in a 9th House year), such as use of the abstract mind, journeys of the body and mind, and beliefs/the person’s personal truth. Once you’ve figure out what House Year you’re in, you look at the planet that rules the cusp of that house. In my particular case, it’s Leo. This makes my Yearly Time Lord the Sun, since the Sun is the ruler of Leo. If, for instance, your 9th House cusp was ruled by Pisces, your Yearly Time Lord would be Jupiter. Why not Neptune, you may be wondering? That’s because with this technique you want to use the 7 traditional planetary rulers for the different signs (omitting Uranus, Neptune and Pluto from the mix). In case it’s needed, here are the traditional rulers of each of the signs:

Aries & Scorpio are ruled by Mars traditionally
Taurus & Libra are ruled by Venus traditionally
Gemini & Virgo are ruled by Mercury traditionally
Cancer is ruled by the Moon
Leo is ruled by the Sun
Sagittarius & Pisces are ruled by Jupiter traditionally
Capricorn & Aquarius are ruled by Saturn traditionally

Now that you know which planet is the Yearly Time Lord, you can start playing around with it. It’s important first to take stock of the condition of the planet in your chart (such as direct or retrograde motion, exalted, etc.), and the different aspects that this planet makes in the natal chart. Also, pay attention to the house that the Yearly Time Lord falls in, for that house’s areas of life also factor into all of this. In my particular case, my Sun falls in Sagittarius in the 12th house, and the only major aspect it makes is the trine to my North Node. This shows that this trine to the North Node will have importance this year, along with 12th House Sagittarius shit. In these past couple of months, the concept of “wandering” and even more dissolution of ego than already existed have featured prominently (so it definitely fits).

Next, you want to look at the major transits making contact with the Yearly Time Lord in the upcoming year. They will be of utmost importance in the coming year, and it’s possible that they will be felt stronger than other transits to other natal planets. It’s also important to look at the Transits that the Yearly Time Lord makes for the upcoming year to other natal planets. If you’re time Lord is Jupiter, you would look at the way Transit Jupiter affects your chart in the year ahead. In my particular case, I’d want to look at the Transit Sun (which means I’m going to be looking at SO MANY Transits, hahaha).

You can even apply this technique to the Solar Return Chart, though modified slightly. I don’t look for the Yearly Time Lord of the Solar Return Chart, but I DO look to see what the Yearly Time Lord is doing IN the Solar Return Chart (it’s condition, it’s aspects, etc.). By throwing the Yearly Time Lord into the Solar Return mix, it add another layer of depth to the reading of the Solar Return Chart.