There are 14 Planets that I regularly look at in a chart and in transit.
Planets in Astrology are not limited to the 8 that we know of as planets
today but include any Astrological Body that holds significant sway over
us. This includes the Sun, Moon, Asteroids, and mathematical calculations
such as the Nodes.
Below is a brief overview of each of the Planets to assist you with understanding
Also known as your Rising or Ascendant. Your body and physical self here
on this Earth and often how others will first perceive you upon meeting
you. It is the Zodiac sign that was rising over the Eastern horizon at
the time of your birth and changes every 2 ½ hours so is highly personalized.
It sets the map for your life and the Houses.
Your Moon Sign is your mind, instinct, intuition, and emotions. How you
will immediately respond to a given situation whether stressful or happy.
It is said to represent the energy of the Mother in one’s life or whomever
it was that played the roll of primary nurturer. This Sign changes every
2 ½ days.
Your Sun Sign is your soul. It is who you are at your core and what drives
your life force on this plane. Two people with the same Sun signs can have
very different ways of going about getting to what it is their soul loves
to do, but it will all boil down to the same energy. It is said to represent
the energy of the Father in one’s life or whomever was the primary authority
figure. This Sign changes roughly every 30 days.
Body, Mind, and Soul combine to make up the essence of who we are. The
other planets, Venus, Mercury, Mars etc…also have an influence and these
energies all have higher and lower octaves. How they manifest depends on
you. Some are more challenging than others but knowing they exist is half
Represents our higher intellect, how we think, and how we communicate.
It deals with information, media, writing, speaking, and travel.
Represents how and what we love, and value. She rules our talents, finances,
relationships, what we take pleasure in. cattiness, pettiness, and jealousy.
Represents our willpower, drive, and energy. It represents our anger,
aggressiveness, competitiveness, courage, masculine and sexual energies.
What are we willing to fight for?
Represents our optimism. It deals with abundance, travel, philosophy,
teaching, knowledge, guidance, over-abundance, and arrogance.
Represents our fears. It deals with our reality, restrictions, time, maturity,
structures, planning, discipline, and hard work.
Represents our uniqueness, It deals with all things outside of the box,
genius energy, strangeness, freedom, truth, liberation, chaos, and sudden
Represents our spirituality and capacity to dream. It deals with the imagination,
creativity, art in all forms but particularly music and painting, the highest
and purest spirituality, the highest forms of love, peace, escapism, smoke
and mirrors, illusion, disillusion, and addiction.
Represents our power and capacity for transformation. It deals with hidden
things, death, darkness, the occult and psychology
Rahu/ North Node
The bodiless head of the dragon. It is an energy where we always want
more but never feel full, satisfied or good enough. Rahu distorts whatever
Sign, House, or Planet it sits with and can blow things out of proportion.
In my experience ones whole chart will tend to work against the achievement
of what Rahu wants in an almost cruel fashion. You want it and strive for
it but it will be the hardest thing to achieve.
Ketu/ South Node
The headless body of the dragon. It sits opposite Rahu and denotes an
area of our life that we are most comfortable with, something that comes
so naturally to us and we tend to fall back on in times of strife. The
goal is to unite the body with the head by standing on Ketu’s firm ground
while reaching for Rahu.
An asteroid associated with the feeling of a deep wound in our lives that
we may or may not know where it came from. In Greek mythology Chiron was
wounded with one of his own poison arrows and traveled the world looking
for a cure. He never found one but did learn how to cure many other ailments
in his travels and was able to share this knowledge with others. This ability
gave a sense of purpose and a kind of healing to his own situation, as
though it had not been in vain, and so while the wound never went away
completely it no longer held the all consuming power and pain over him
that it once did.
The Planets interact with each other as they spin around the cosmos playing
out a sort of heavenly drama that effects us in both large and small ways
depending on how the Planets aspect one another. Planets send out energy
waves that interact with other planets to varying degrees depending on
the angles. I’ve broken them down below.
Two or more planets within 8-10 degrees of one another. The result is
a merging of energies the strength of which is dependent on how close they
are and which House and Sign they reside in.
A harmonious aspect in which two or more Planets form a 120 degree angle
with each other in the same type of Sign (Water, Air, Fire, or Earth).
Energy flows well between the two Planets and comes easy to the individual.
A harmonious aspect in which two or more Planets form a 60 degree angle
with each other in compatible Signs (Water with Earth, or Air with Fire).
Energy flows well between the Planets and comes easy to the individual
though it is not as potent as a Trine.
A challenging aspect in which two or more Planets form a 90 degree angle
with each other in incompatible Signs (Water with Fire, or Air with Earth).
Energy flow is difficult between the Planets and there is a challenge to
grow and integrate the two energies.
A challenging aspect in which two or more Planets form a 180 degree angle
with each other in opposite Signs. Energy flow is very difficult between
the Planets, though they are of compatible types (Earth with Water, or
Air with Fire). The challenge is to better understand the opposing energy
and integrate it into ones life and view point. An Opposition is more potent
than a Square.
A bizarre aspect in which two or more Planets form a 150 degree angle
with each other. The energies at play are off center in some way. There
may be a longing to integrate them but it always seems to be just out of
reach of happening. With time and effort the two can be powerfully integrated
and unlock great potential within an individual.