Over the years of studying Astrology, this novice has occasionally sashayed down the Harmonics path of fractal reflections and right into the clearing where Arc Transforms flourish--quite on their own, it seems, and rather like a patch of mushrooms sprouting in an overgrown forest of cosmic knowledge. And having no idea how popular such techniques are these days I wonder if you, dear reader, find them fascinating or simply a curiosity...or do you use or study them at all?
Well, however you find them, you may wish to check out expert astrologer John Townley's PDF Arc Transforms and be sure to check out John's page on the methods and principles he prefers when practicing the ancient craft, his Astrologer's Toolkit of methods which include Harmonics such as the 5th, 7th, 11th, and 13th which, John says, "seem to have their unique flavors."
Additionally, his use of Arc Transforms allows him to "see if a given pair relationship has deep echoes in the rest of the chart." So once again it is confirmed that any astrological method or technique must always relate back to the radix or natal horoscope upon which the technique is used as in the adage, 'nothing happens or forms in a life unless it is promised in the natal chart'. So a deeper, wider view of the natal promise may be found within Harmonics, among other useful methods.
Also see Why Study Harmonic Charts in Astrology? which contains an enlightening video presentation on the topic by David Cochrane plus, a link to a Harmonics article authored by the excellent Mary Plumb!
Now the reason I'm thinking of Harmonics and Arc Transforms today and the deeper understanding they can provide is that I'm experimenting with them to investigate the natal horoscope and psyche of Mr. Trump. Yet this blog has been promised from its start to remain politics-free so no results for you, not on this page! Perhaps I'll get around to adding such info in a Stars Over Washington post at some point in time, perhaps on a 'slow news day'. As if we ever have those anymore, right?
Above image: Golden Chanterelles sprouting in an imaginary forest; drawing originally published in my Secret Moon Art gallery which you may browse as you wish but please note that occasionally a little Astrology may be involved.