Exactly Jim! It is this ‘new distinction’ which I think Fagan is trying to get us to recognize, with ‘a certain magnitude of event more likely to happen’. And I agree, the other partile transits to our natal planets which do not occur on the SLR Day are valid, only much less impact that those partile transits to our natal planets that do occur on our SLR Days (when our SLR’s begin). I will attempt to demonstrate with my new Jan 12 SLR, link below, Jan 12 SLR (inside wheel), Natal (outside wheel).Now, it may be that there is a new distinction to identify here - that a certain magnitude of event is more likely to happen if the aspect is exact in the SLR. That may be exactly what he was saying ("only for big stuff," etc.). But that's a long way from saying that the other transits aren't valid.
Using only Fagan’s standard bearer of aspects, only the 0, 90, 180, we see there are two partile transiting aspects to my Natal involving the faster moving planets. t. Mercury partile 90 my Natal Venus, and t. Venus partile 180 my natal Mars. First, lets take SLR t. Mercury partile 90 my n. Venus.
There are four exact aspects of t. Mercury to my Natal Venus in the year 2018:
1: t. Me 90 Ve Jan 12; 2: t. Me 180 Ve Mar 7; 3: t. Me 90 Ve June 13; 4: t. Me 0 Ve Sept 23.
There is only 1 SLR in the entire calendar year of 2018 where t. Me partile aspects (0,90,180) my Natal Venus, and that is on Jan 12, 2018. What is my Natal Venus symbolizing relative to my immediate environment, being 70 years of age? It is symbolizing a close relationship (Venus). What/Who kind of close relationship relative to my immediate environment? Since we know Mercury has a-lot to do with communications; who is the close relationship (Venus) I have been communicating (Mercury) the most in my immediate environment? This close relationship (Venus) is very easy for me to identify---its my Business (Mercury/Communication) colleague in Concord, North Carolina.
So, according to Fagan’s observation with his above quoted words, my Jan 12, 2018 SLR is going to ramp-up my Mercury communications with a close relationship Venus, more so than what has been going on in the past with my Business colleague (close relationship (Venus), and by the communications I received last Friday from my business colleague, I can already see certain symbolism in my Jan 12, 2018 SLR, which tells me to prepare psychologically in certain ways for a downer (Saturn) time period, Jan 12 SLR Mercury is partile cnj SLR Saturn partile 90 my Natal Venus. Remember, it is the faster moving transiting planets, Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus, & Mars which are the most active in our social everyday working/living environments, interacting with our Natal Planets. more later.