There are two types of indications in life, namely general trend and significant events. The general trend is generated by the planetary periods while the significant events are triggered by the transit. The significant events can be in line with the general trend, or against the prevalent general trend. For example, during the currency of the period of a planet whose mooltrikona sign is in the eighth house the general trend may be inauspicious, indicating obstructions, death in relations, injuries, delays, disputes, etc., while the transit may generate a very happy and auspicious event.
The general trend, too, is dependent upon the specific close conjunction/aspect of functional benefic planets or malefic planets with various natal positions. The lack of close connections of both benefic planets and/or malefic planets does not generate extremely good or bad results.
Based on the natal chart, only general trend predictions can be made while for identifying the significant events periodical contacts with learned astrologers are a must. The close conjunction/aspect of the lord of the sixth house to other planets and/or most effective points of other houses generates ill health, disputes, theft, fire and debts pertaining to the significations of the planets/houses involved. This is true both for natal and transit influences.
The close conjunction/aspect of the lord of the eighth house to other planets and/or most effective points of other houses generates accidents, injuries, obstructions, delays, death of relations, trouble to father, etc., pertaining to the significations of the planets/houses involved. This is true both for natal and transit influences.
The close conjunction/aspect of the lord of the twelfth house to other planets and/or most effective points of other houses generates losses, expenses, hospitalization, visits to far-off places, etc., pertaining to the significations of the planets/houses involved. This is true both for natal and transit influences.

Triple Transit Triggering Influence (TTT)
The significant events are triggered by the interplay of the relationship between transit planets and natal planets. The results generated depend upon transit conjunctions/aspects with reference to the significations ruled by the planets involved, their mooltrikona sign houses and their houses of placement. This is true for all possible combinations of transit influence i.e. transit over natal, transit over transit, and natal over transit. In other words:

(1) Whenever any weak natal planet or most effective point of a weak house is transited by functional malefic planet(s), it triggers a significant undesirable incident concerning the planet and the house involved. This is more so when the weak natal planet is weak in transit too.

(2) Whenever any strong natal planet or most effective point of a strong house is transited by functional malefic planet(s), it triggers a mild unfavorable incident concerning the planet and the house involved.

(3) Whenever any strong natal functional benefic planet or most effective point of a strong house is transited by functional benefic it triggers significant happy incidents pertaining to the planet or the house, whichever is the case.

(4) Whenever any weak natal functional benefic planet or most effective point of a weak house is transited by functional benefic planet(s), it triggers hopes or non-significant happy incidents pertaining to the planet or the house, whichever is the case.

(5) Whenever planets in transit form close conjunctions amongst themselves, the happenings occur depending upon their functional nature in connection with the houses with reference to a particular ascendant.

(6) If the close conjunction or aspect(s) of planets in transit involve two or more functional benefic planets with reference to a particular ascendant, it triggers happy events pertaining to all the planets.

(7) If one of the planets involved in close conjunction or aspect in a transit planetary movement is a functional malefic planet, it harms the significations of the other functional benefic planet(s) involved with reference to a particular ascendant.

(8) If both or all the planets forming close conjunction in transit with reference to a particular ascendant are functional malefic planets, it harms the significations of all the planet(s) involved.

(9) Whenever any weak transit planet forms close conjunction with or become closely aspected by natal functional malefic planet(s), it triggers a significant undesirable incident concerning the planets involved.

(10) Whenever any strong transit planet forms close conjunction with or become closely aspected by natal functional malefic planet(s), it triggers a mild unfavorable incident concerning the planets involved.

(11) Whenever any strong transit functional benefic planet forms close conjunction with or become closely aspected by natal functional benefic planet(s), it triggers significant happy incidents pertaining to the planets involved.

(12) Whenever any weak transit functional benefic planet forms close conjunction with or become closely aspected by functional benefic planet(s), it triggers hopes or non-significant happy incidents pertaining to the planets involved.

(13) The transit effects are always seen with reference to the natal ascendant.

(14) In setting the trends the sub-period lord has maximum say. However, the transit impacts mentioned above supercede the trend results of the sub-period lord.

(15) The malefic transit impact of slow moving planets like Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu are more pronounced when, during the course of their close conjunctions/aspects, they move more slowly as compared to their normal speed or become stationary. This is true both for natal and transit influences.

(16) During the sub-periods of the functional benefic planets, the benefic transit impacts are more, while malefic transit impacts are mild. If the sub-period lord is strong then the transit benefic influences cause significant happy events.

(17) During the sub-periods of functional malefic planets, the benefic transit effects are mild while the malefic transit effects are more severe. If the transit benefic influences are strong then the benefic results may be comparatively better but with some delay.

(18) The duration of the transit results ceases to exist as soon as the transit close conjunction or aspect separates. The orb of separation as explained earlier would depend upon the natal strength of the planets on which the transit influences have been created.
Further techniques will be discussed at appropriate places in the discussions on case studies.
The exaltation of functional benefic planets in transit at the time of forming close conjunction/aspect generates considerably good results. Similarly, the debilitation of functional malefic planets in transit at the time of forming close conjunctions/aspects is very painful and is for longer durations.
In the case of weak natal positions, the transit results of functional malefic planets start generating when their aspect/ conjunction is applying and has a longitudinal difference of five degrees and remain effective up to the period when the aspect/conjunction is separating with the same longitudinal difference.
In the case of strong natal positions, the transit results of normal afflictions start generating when the aspect/conjunction of the functional malefic planet is applying and has a longitudinal difference of one degree and remain effective up to the period when the aspect/conjunction is separating with the same longitudinal difference, while the transit results of special/multiple afflictions start generating when the aspect/conjunction of the functional malefic planet(s) is applying and has a longitudinal difference of two degrees and remain effective up to the period when the aspect/conjunction is separating with the same longitudinal difference of two degrees.
The close conjunctions/aspects of Rahu stimulate excessive stress resulting in suffering in the end while Ketu in similar position generates miseries straightaway as soon as it comes into close conjunction/aspect.
For deriving benefit from the divine science of Astrology and identifying the significant events in advance one has to get his/ her chart analysed from this point of view at least once a year so that astrological remedial measures can be suggested and performed to ward off the evils or reduce the maleffects of the inauspicious conjunctions/aspects. The identification of the correct significator planets requiring remedial measures by way of strengthening or propitiation is the key for successful result of the remedial measures as well as the true benefit of the divine science of Astrology.
Compiled By Mr: Anil Kaushal.