*(Originally posted 4/28/2017, 11:12 AM)*

I have a new toy for any of you to explore if you want. I haven't tested it myself - it may be total fiction. I've been thinking about it for years, and today worked up the methodology for calculating it. I wanted to at least write down the math so I can copy it to Solar Fire at home, so thought I would share it.

So, I repeat: I am not saying this works. I'm saying it's the coolest idea of what

*might*work that I've ever tried.

The method for

*approximating*it is simple: In Solar Fire, set your "Rate For User Progs" to 0.003430114. It will then need minor tweaking.

The theory is this: The PSSR angles are essentially continuous from the moment of your birth onward for the rest of your life. Each new SSR picks up with the angles exactly flowing forward from the last SSR. (That's the basis of how the PSSR is calculated.)

Now, each SSR only lasts a year; its planets disappear after that time. The angles keep flowing, so their contacts with transiting and natal planets are more or less indifferent to whether the SSR exists or not. (If this isn't immediately obvious, think it through from the way PSSRs are calculated.)

But what if... what if this stream of uninterrupted angles actually flows forth not just from each individual SSR, but

**from your natal chart?**You would have a progression rate of roughly 1.26 days per year of life - flowing continuously. This puts another ring of progressed planets into the stew.

**Calculating the Right Rate**

A Sidereal Year is given by astronomers as 365.25636 days.

The PSSR is based on the overage of 1.25636 beyond the 365-day calendar year. This is 1.25636 Sidereal Days, which are 23:56:04 long in civil time, so this equates to 1.25287 civil days. This distributes across a Sidereal year, which is 365.25636 days long. Using numbers with a lot more decimal points, I got the ratio as 0.0034301142203677 and, experimenting in Solar Fire, found that the level of precision that works adequately is 0.003430114. (This means 0.003430114 years per year, in case you're wondering.)

In Solar Fire, under Current Settings, go to the Progs/Dirs tab and put 0.003430114 in the "Rate for User Progs." Click OK, then save your settings (Ctrl+S or Preferences | Save Settings). You're now ready to go.