Astrology can teach us so much about what we’re like, based on what the stars looked like on the day that we were born. Getting a natal or zodiac chart reading can provide to your insight into yourself and your personality, mood tendencies, and other realizations. If you’re looking for more of a prediction-based analysis of your life—like what you have in store for the next year, you need to get a chart reading done that tells you about the next year and the transits that will happen in your life. When an astrologer wants to do this kind of reading for you, they’ll look at what planets are transiting your houses and also what profection year you’re in. According to Astrology by Max, Annual Profections is “a technique developed in the Hellenistic Tradition of Astrology, and the way it works is that each year of the native’s life, the Ascendant, or the 1st house, signifying the native, is advancing annually, moving into the next sign”. Depending on what your rising sign is, you will transit each year in different signs. So while the themes stay in the houses, the way you experience them will be based on the sign that transits that house. Keep reading to learn more about what each house signifies and what age you will experience them.
What Are Annual Profections in Astrology and How You Can Calculate Yours
The First House (Ages 0, 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96)
According to Two Wander, the First House will affect things “directly relating to you, such as your sense of self, body, core identity, personality, look, and main characteristics. This is the place where Mercury is said to be “in its joy”, meaning that it rejoices here. During this year, significant things may occur to your aesthetics or who you are as a person. You may grow or change in some way, or simply reconnect to yourself. Your overall wellbeing and identity will come into focus”.
The Second House (Ages 1, 13, 25, 37, 49, 61, 73, 85, 97)
This year is all about your values. Self-worth, taste, style. The second house also rules money, baby. So this year could be about making money or having a lot to do with your finances.
The Third House (Ages 2, 14, 26, 38, 50, 62, 74, 86, 98)
This year is all about communication and learning about how you communicate. This could be with your family or friends, and your commitment to expressing yourself. You may have a whole new outlook on life after this year.
The Fourth House (Ages 3, 15, 27, 39, 51, 63, 75, 87, 99)
The Fourth House deals with your family, home, inner child, and parental figures. You will connect with them deeply and you may move or renovate and change your space because this is what you want.
The Fifth House (Ages 4, 16, 28, 40, 52, 64, 76, 88, 100)
A big one, this year deals with pleasure, creativity, children, and art. It’s about romance and relationships. This is also the year that you start your Saturn Return, so you may feel like you look at dating or marriage in a different way. This first Saturn Return is your transition into full adulthood.
The Sixth House (Ages 5, 17, 29, 41, 53, 65, 77, 89, 101)
Daily work, routines, habits, rituals. You will get a career boost or set your mind on health. You may settle into a routine like you haven’t before. Gym, cooking, spending time with friends or your partner on a more scheduled basis.
The Seventh House (Ages 6, 18, 30, 42, 54, 66, 78, 90, 102)
The Seventh House is about relationships, marriage, and business. This is when many meet a soulmate or find themselves inching more towards commitment. It’s all about being more in tune with your partners, whether they’re romantic or work-related.
The Eighth House (Ages 7, 19, 31, 43, 55, 67, 79, 91, 103)
Death, rebirth, transformation, and taxes. Growth and healing happen in the eighth house profection year.
The Ninth House (Ages 8, 20, 32, 44, 56, 68, 80, 92, 104)
This is a really fun one. In a Ninth House profection year, you’ll travel a lot, expand your mind, and you may learn and go back to school. This year is about learning, spirituality, and your relationship to it.
The Tenth House (Ages 9, 21, 33, 45, 57, 69, 81, 93, 105)
This year is all about your persona and public image. Take a look at your Midheaven line (the one that dictates your career) and see what it may reveal to you. You could learn about your calling or purpose in life this year.
The Eleventh House (Ages 10, 22, 34, 46, 58, 70, 82, 94, 106)
Ah, the one year that’s about your friendships. Make sure to nourish them this year. You will grow closer to best friends, find new groups you may connect with, and possibly take trips with them.
The Twelfth House (Ages 11, 23, 35, 47, 59, 71, 83, 95, 107)
And finally, the Twelfth House profection year. This one is all about dreams, past lives, pain, loss, and secrets. You will deal with things you may have been hiding. Don’t worry, it’s not all bad. You can begin to let go of things that you are holding onto before you move back onto the First House, or House of self-image again.