The planets

The word planet means ‘wandering star’, but in Hermetic astrology the Sun – a fixed star – and the Moon – a satellite of the Earth – are identified as planets.

In August 2006 the International Astronomical Union redefined the criteria which determined a planet and under this new definition Pluto doesn’t qualify. But just because some smart astronomers changed the yardstick that defines a planet doesn’t mean that Pluto isn’t.

So the dynamic components of your solar system – the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto – comprise the dynamic letters in the astrology code.

Each planet transmits an astral energy that has its own unique features and characteristics. And the effect of these specialized energies, as yet undetected by mechanical instruments, is easily observed.

Each planet has its not-conscious psychological correlate and the planets in your birth chart mark for dynamic thought-cell groups in your soul.

They provide you with inside information regarding your not-conscious field of mental activity.

Each planet has a gender classification

The Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto are masculine planets.

The Moon and Venus are feminine planets.

Mercury and Uranus are neutral planets.

Sun

The Sun is the universal marker for power and significance.

He transmits an astral (thought) frequency that is dignified, proud, firm, moderate, considerate and paternal.

His natural intent is to exercise control – to govern, direct, manage and dominate.

He has a quest for power and an authoritarian approach.

His sense of self importance perceives power and authority as the means to the end; and praise and respect his just deserts.

The Sun delights in exercising power and receiving praise and attention.

He’s motivated to take control and boost his self-esteem and the Sun in your birthchart is the data-point for information pertaining to your power urge and desire for significance.

The power thought-cell group in your not-conscious soul-mind is a receiving set for the astral energies being transmitted by the Sun in your birthchart.

Moon

The Moon is the universal marker for care-giving, parental love, dependency and domesticity.

She transmits an astral (thought) frequency that is cool, yielding, changeable, negative, dreamy, inoffensive and lacking in force.

Her goal is to care and provide for a home and family.

The Moon has a caring approach and a need to be needed. She delights in responding to the needs of the family and caring for those in distress.

She’s motivated by her feelings and domestic needs and the Moon in your birthchart is the data-point for information pertaining to your domestic urge and desire to sympathetically care for others.

The domestic thought-cell group in your not-conscious mind is a receiving set for the energies being transmitted by the Moon in your birthchart.

Mercury

Mercury is the universal marker for intelligence, perception and reason.

It transmits an astral (thought) frequency that is sharp, clever, astute, quick, witty, volatile and changeable.

Its goal is strictly intellectual.

Mercury delights in learning, thinking and talking.

It has a thirst for information and a quest for knowledge.

It is motivated to think and reason and likes to write and express its thoughts in words and sentences.

Mercury in your birthchart is the data-point for information pertaining to your intellectual urge and desire to learn, think and reason.

And the intellectual thought-cell group in your soul is a receiving set for the astral energies being transmitted by Mercury in your birthchart.

Venus

Venus is the universal marker for love, affection and companionship.

She transmits an astral (thought) frequency that is magnetic, yielding, submissive, coy, moist, pliable, amiable, clinging, convivial, artistic and harmonious.

Her goal is to give and receive affection.

Venus delights in a busy social calendar, having social fun with loved ones and singing and dancing with friends.

She has a receptive approach, a need for companions and delights in social invitations.

She’s motivated by her affections and social needs and Venus in your birthchart is the data-point for information pertaining to your social urge and desire for love and companionship.

The social thought-cell group in your not-conscious soul-mind is a receiving set for the astral energies being transmitted by Venus in your birthchart.

Mars

Mars is the universal marker for energy, enterprise, aggressive action and sex.

He transmits an astral (thought) frequency that is aggressive, energetic, assertive, enterprising, forceful, combative, hostile, angry, impulsive, rash and penetrating.

His intent is either constructive or destructive.

Mars delights in combat, competition and conquest.

Aggressive action is his anthem, strife is his joy, and winning is his goal.

He has an adversarial approach and a might is right worldview.

He’s motivated by his aggression and impulsivity and Mars in your birthchart is the data-point for information pertaining to your aggressive urge and desire for combat and aggressive action.

The aggressive thought-cell group in your not-conscious mind is a receiving set for the astral energies being transmitted by Mars in your birthchart.

Jupiter

Jupiter is the universal marker for optimism, benevolence and prosperity.

He transmits an astral (thought) frequency that is cheerful, generous, charitable, hopeful, just, honest, optimistic and warm.

Jupiter delights in doing favors and helping.

He’s very religious. His goal is to spread goodwill, cheer and charity.

He overlooks minor faults and indiscretions and sees the best in people.

He has a thirst for plenty.

Jupiter delights in doing favors, spending big and laughing.

He is motivated by his optimism and his high opinion of himself and Jupiter in your birthchart is the data-point for information pertaining to your religious urge and desire for abundance.

The religious thought-cell group in your soul is a receiving set for the astral energies being transmitted by Jupiter in your birthchart.

Saturn

Saturn is the universal marker for security thinking, careful planning, struggle, poverty and loss.

He transmits an astral (thought) frequency that is cold, reserved, melancholy, repentant, fearful, reflective, secretive, subtle and cunning.

His goal is to work hard, plan ahead and avoid hardship.

Saturn is selfish, fearful and insecure.

He has a quest for safety and a fear of loss.

Saturn delights in system, work and responsibility.

He conceives that money, because it prevents hardship and poverty, is the means to feeling safe.

He is motivated by his need for security and Saturn in your birthchart is the data-point for information pertaining to your security urge and desire for safety.

The security thought-cell group in your not-conscious mind is a receiving set for the astral energies being transmitted by Saturn in your birthchart.

Uranus

Uranus is the universal marker for originality, difference, liberty, invention, discovery, radical thinking and sudden change.

It transmits an astral (thought) frequency that is abrupt, erratic, independent, sudden, penetrative, original, unconventional, scientific and progressive.

Uranus delights in being different and living differently. It’s a rebel.

Its goal is personal autonomy – freedom and liberty.

It has a thirst for new ideas and delights in innovation. Its ingenuity shatters precedent.

It is motivated by originality and sense of difference and Uranus in your birthchart is the data-point for information pertaining to your individualism and desire to be different and unique.

The individualistic thought-cell group in your not-conscious mind is a receiving set for the astral energies being transmitted by Uranus in your birthchart.

Neptune

Neptune is the universal marker for idealism, visionary fancies, great expectations and grand schemes.

He transmits an astral (thought) frequency that is visionary, idealistic, subtle, impressionable, psychic, emotional, romantic, pleasant, genial, mild, theoretical, dramatic and fanciful.

His goal is idealistic emotional happiness.

Neptune delights in daydreaming and fanciful notions – visionary images of idyllic love, easy money and easy living.

He’s a daydream believer.

He has an imaginative approach and an active fantasy life.

Neptune is motivated by his dreams and visions and Neptune in your birthchart is the data-point for information pertaining to your desire for utopian idealism.

The utopian thought-cell group in your soul is a receiving set for the astral energies being transmitted by Neptune in your birthchart.

Pluto

Pluto is the universal marker for cooperation, teamwork, group activity and spirituality.

He transmits an astral (thought) frequency that is compelling, intense, compulsive, persuasive and drastic.

Forceful and intense Pluto is never milk and water.

His goal is group activity and his intent is constructive and cooperative or destructive and coercive.

He has a team-spirit.

Pluto delights in group activity and collaborative effort; and he has a gift for understanding the inner workings of things.

He is motivated to contribute to the group’s success and Pluto in your birthchart is the data-point for information pertaining to your desire for group activity and urge to cooperate or coerce.

The universal-welfare thought-cell group in your not-conscious mind is a receiving set for the astral energies being transmitted by Pluto in your birthchart.


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