Annual Profections Timing Technique Class

Learn how to determine when the potential of the planets will become awakened | taught by Chris Brennan

Course description

This module teaches students how to use an ancient timing technique known as Annual Profections, which was the most widespread time-lord technique that was used during the ancient Greco-Roman traditions of astrology.

The module is presented through an online course site, with a lecture, written material, and examples which demonstrate how to apply the annual profections technique in practice.

The material contained in this module has been extracted from part 12 of the Hellenistic Astrology Course, and is also available as part of the complete course. This class is for those who only want to study the annual profections technique on its own.

About Annual Profections

Annual Profections is the name commonly used to refer to the most widespread time-lord technique that was used during the Hellenistic tradition of astrology, which was practiced from roughly the 1st century BCE through the 7th century CE.

The premise of the Hellenistic time-lord techniques is that not all planets and placements in a given natal chart are operating at their fullest potential at any given moment in time. Instead there are specific times in a person’s life when certain planets or points in the chart become “activated” or “awakened,” thus drawing out the full potential of those natal placements.

From a Hellenistic perspective this is the reason why sometimes modern astrologers will see an important transit coming up in the future, but then the date will go by without anything major happening, or with the event happening in an area of the life that is different than what was anticipated. Ancient astrologers believed that in order for a transiting planet to produce a specific event or occurrence in a person’s life, it must be activated as a time-lord at the time of the transit.

The annual profections time-lord technique is used in order to determine exactly which planets will be activated in a person’s life in a given year. This allows the astrologer to do things like pinpoint the most important transits that will actually coincide with an event in a given year. Annual profections also provides the context for interpreting transits, in order to determine which area of the native’s life a specific transit will be relevant to (e.g., finances, children, career, relationships, etc.).

With this information an astrologer can become more well-equipped to be able to say whether, for example, an upcoming Venus retrograde period will coincide with a major transition in the native’s life with respect to relationships, or if instead it will involve a change of careers. The ability to study transits contextually is an important component of transit analysis in general, and without it the study of transits is significantly hindered.

Finally, annual profections can be used in order to determine what some of the primary themes are that will arise during the course of the year, as well as whether the year will tend to be experienced as more positive or more challenging. When used in this way annual profections can enhance and compliment the information that is provided by other yearly techniques, such as solar returns.

What is Contained in the Class

The Annual Profections Class includes the following:

  • A 9-hour lecture with 119 slides, providing a comprehensive overview of annual profections.
  • Worksheets for calculating Annual Profections and determining which parts of the chart are activated.
  • A forum for asking questions or discussing the finer points of the technique.
  • Unlimited access to the course site, along with future updates.
  • A discount on upgrading to the full Hellenistic astrology course.

Accessing the Module

The module is presented online through a private course site that each person gains access to shortly after registering. The lecture is streamed through an innovative video format that is accessible through desktops, tablets, and mobile devices.

Once registered, each student has unlimited access to the course site containing the lecture, and they are able to view the presentation at their own pace, as many times as they would like to.

Discount on the Full Hellenistic Astrology Course

This lecture was originally recorded in November 2015 for the complete Hellenistic Astrology Course. The full course contains 12 other lectures in addition to this one, totaling more than 90 hours of video.

When you sign up for the Annual Profections Class you are entitled to a $45 discount on the full Hellenistic Astrology Course, if you would like to sign up for it at some point at a later date.

Registering for the Class

The price for the Annual Profections Class is $75 USD.

To purchase the module please use the PayPal “buy now” button located below.

After completing your payment you will receive an email with your log in information for the course site, and then you can go ahead and get started.

Chris Brennan
Chris Brennan

Chris Brennan is a professional astrologer from Denver, Colorado, USA. He is the former President of the Association for Young Astrologers, and the former Research Director of the National Council for Geocosmic Research. He specializes in ancient astrology, and is the author of a book on the subject titled Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune. Since 2012 he has been the host of an award-winning weekly show called The Astrology Podcast. For more information about his work visit

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