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Sol, Helios, Apollon,
The sun is the centre and essence of our being. He is the light inside,
unfiltered by other planets. He is our 'male' side - the part of us
that acts - our willpower. The sun is the greatest part of the
personality, the true Spirit. The sun is the Ego, it is what we seek
to become. Without the sun, we would not exist. The Sun shows where we
concentrate our energy, and what we must acknowledge and integrate to
become whole. It is the activity of the Lord in His guise as all
animals. The principle of Yang.
Kabbalistically he corresponds to yellow Tiphareth, the sphere of
centrality, integrity, wholeness, sacrifice of the lower for the higher,
and Beauty. It is the centre of the Tree of Life.
The Sun rules Leo, where it can shine brightly and warmly as a bonfire
among its people.
In Tarot the Sun is the card of that name; bright, triumphant, glorious,
illuminating and celebratory.
His chakra is the brilliant white, gold or violet Crown; our seat of
Divine essence. It is dampened when we refuse our own immortality, our
spiritual presence, our divinity. Overflowing we are God, but we fly on
air and have no contact with reality. Balanced, We Are, and we bring
healing and enlightenment to those who wish it.
The symbol of the sun is the circle around the dot, reminding us that the
Sun is the centre, and all other planets revolve around it. It reminds us
that we are the centre of our own universe - as our neighbour is the same.
His plants are bright yellow flowers of daytime, bringing vitality and
joy. His animals are the white horse, the pelican, the phoenix and the
His stones are white, yellow or golden, or violet.
sun in the signs and houses.
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Nanna, Thoth, Hecate,
Diana, Isis, Luna, Moon
The moon is the reflector. She is a mirror to the suns within and
without. She is our 'female' side - the part that reacts - our
emotions. She is also the mother, our roots, where we find security.
When we are down, she nourishes us, when we are happy, she shines with
pride. Without the moon we would be cold and isolated. The moon shows
how we react, what we react to instinctively, where we find safety, and
our relationship to our own feelings. Our feelings shift like the
shifting faces of the Goddess; Maiden Mother and Crone.
Kabbalistically she corresponds to violet Yesod, the sphere of intuition,
psychic ability, dreams, thoughtforms, illusions and the Foundation. It is
the penetrating Spirit.
The Moon rules Cancer, where it can best nuture, feel and change with the
In Tarot the Moon is the High Priestess; mystic, subtle, hiding behind the
veil, bringing enlightenment to those who would listen to their soul and
the soul of Divinity. She reveals hidden truths, but hides as many.
Her chakra is the indigo Third Eye; our seat of inner sight, and psychic
abilities. Dampened she is blind to the Universe, refusing to see,
refusing to Know. Overstimulated, she is hallucinating, oversensitive and
prone to schizophrenia and similar mental disorders. Balanced, the Moon
allows us to see the Spirit in all, pre- and postcognition, clearvoyance,
and gives us all other kinds of psychic abilities. The ability to do
The symbol of the moon is the crescent; reminding us of Her ever changing
face. Her animals are the elephant, the tortoise, the toad, and all
creatures of the night. Her plants stimulate vision and the Third eye,
including some hallucinogens and poisons, and her stones are clear,
milky white, indigo, violet, white or black. The clear quartz, pearl and
moonstone are especially connected to her.
The moon in the signs
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Thoth, The Messenger,
The quickest planet is the mind's filter. It is intellect, sexless and
unemotional logic, and the messenger of the psyche. Quicksilver as the
name implies, it may be so eager to speak that the message and the
messenger are confused. Mercury shows how we express ourselves
verbally, and how our minds work. It shows how we pick up
information the easiest, but does not imply wisdom. Without Mercury we
would be raw instinct.
Kabbalistically it coresponds to orange Hod, the sphere of
compartmentalising, order, the intellect and Splendour.
It rules Gemini and Virgo, where the former is its mental ability to
communicate and pick up information, and the latter its ability to process
information, discern and analyse.
In Tarot Mercury is the Magician; quickness of mind and spirit, learning
the basics, the ability to handle several things at once, mental control
over the environment.
Its chakra is the blue Throat; our seat of communication and mental
Pushed down it is disorganised, quiet and introvert, and irresponsible,
Overflowing, it is refusal to delegate, brashness and overly talkative.
Balanced, Mercury allows us to speak our mind truthfully, and to take
responsibility for our environment (mental, physical and spirtual).
Mercury's symbol is a stylised snake enwined staff (crescent above circle
above cross) or a combination of the symbols of Venus and the Horned God;
thus Hermes/Mercury or the sexless quality of the mind. Its animals are
the snakes, the jackal and the magpie, and other animals with high
humanlike intelligence. It's plants clear the mind or physically the
breathing system (such as C-vitamin rich fruits that can combat colds),
and its stones are orange or blue.
Mercury in the signs
houses. Note that it may only be one sign
ahead or behind the sun in the zodiac.
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The cloudcovered planet is the filter of beauty. Venus is our sensual
female side; our anima. She desires, enjoys, likes, and dislikes. She
compares, and weighs, but with her senses rather than mind. Without
Venus there would be no peace or art. Venus relates us to other
people, and what we fancy about them. She represents the females we
are attracted to, and the part of ourselves that mirror them. She is also
pleasure, posessiveness, and the tendency to project feelings onto others.
Kabbalistically she corresponds to green Netzach, which is the sphere
of emotions, instincts, and Victory.
She rules Taurus and Libra, where the former is her physical sense of
estethics and sensuousness, and the latter is her mental sense of
estethics and judgemental ability.
In Tarot, Venus is the Empress; fertility, beauty, natural abundance, love
and physical anima.
Her chakra is the green Heart; our seat of love and charity. Pushed down,
cold and uncaring; overflowing she gives of her energy until nothing is
left for herself. Balanced, Venus allows us to love all creatures for
their divine worth, including ourself.
Venus' symbol is the mirror in which we project ourself; beauty and
vanity, but also the knowing of the Self. Her animals are the cat or lynx,
and also the swan and any other animal of the Lady. Her plants have
beautiful flowers, or invoke love and enhance looks, and her stones are
green or pink.
the signs and houses. Note that Venus may be maximum two
signs ahead of or behind the sun in the zodiac.
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Mars, Ares, Tyr, Thor
The red planet is the filter of energy. Mars is our sexual male side;
our animus. He commands, demands, forces and competes. He is action and
will, war and power. Without Mars there would be no achievement or
passion. There would be listlessness. However, he is also brashness,
violence, energy out of control.
Kabbalistically he corresponds to red Geburah, which is the sphere of
Karma (action and reaction), courage, and Might.
He rules Aries, and is the coruler of Scorpio. The former brings out his
action, the latter turns it inward and uses it for both catharsis and
In Tarot he corresponds to Temperance (according to Ellen Cannon Reed) or
the Tower (according to most others). The former because energy arises
from the joining of fire and water (steam power), in their respective
pillars (Netzach as Fire and Force, Hod as Water and Form). The latter is
most likely based on Mars' destructive ability, like the flame shattering
He corresponds to the yellow Solar Plexus chakra; the seat of our personal
and power. If mars is pushed down, we are afraid, timid, and low on
selfesteem. If he is allowed to run rampant, we push others down in our
effort to stand tall. Balanced, he is pride and humility; selfconfidence
and a straight back.
Mars symbol is the spear and shield, formed from a
cross above a circle,
and his animals are all fighting and powerful beasts (or symbols of
sexuality like the horse and stag), or other animals of the Lord. His
stones are red and fiery, and his
plants hot or spicy.
Mars in the signs
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The near-sun of the heavens is the near-sun of the chart. Jupiter
expands, seeks, envisions and creates. He is plenty, but also
exaggeration. Bountiful and hedonistic. Without Jupiter we would not
grow. Jupiter shows where we are likely to be optimistic,
exaggerating, plain lucky, enthusiastic and gluttonous. He shows what
areas we cannot get enough of, but also where and how we express our
beliefs, our faith and our personal Truth.
Kabbalistically he corresponds to blue Chesed; the sphere of love,
kindness, bountiful flow, and Mercy.
He rules Sagittarius, and is the traditional ruler of Pisces. In the
former he is Zeus, the giver of law, but also the woman-chasing hedonist,
and the Lord of religion. In Pisces he is faith through devotion,
excessive self-sacrifice, and the Lord of spiritual dreams.
In the Tarot he is The Wheel; changing fortune, luck and a vision of
His Chakra is the Hara; seat of emotions, energy, desire and passion.
Pushed down, he is cold, repressed, a merciless ruler. Overflowing, he is
the hedonistic beast with no thought but for his own lusts and whims of
energy. Balanced, he drives us to our goals with strength and energy,
sublimates our Kundalini energy to a search for spiritual union, and
allows us to know and aknowledge our emotions.
Jupiter's symbol is the crescent above the cross. We search for a spirit
over the world of matter, seeking cosmic Laws, and universal Truths. His
animals are the horse and centaur, and the unicorn - the healing beast of
Faith. His plants bring optimism, joy, money and luck, and may be used
for travelling spells. His stones are blue, violet, or orange.
Jupiter in the signs
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Ringed planet at the end of our sight, Saturn is the limit. He
restricts, binds, teaches and holds. He is the doorway of death, but
only through death can we live. He presents the final exam, and we must
pass the exam to pass through the door. Without Saturn we would not
learn. Jupiter and Saturn describe the essence of balance. He shows
where we are blocked from fear, and must learn discipline and
patience. He shows the aspects of life we cling the most dearly to,
yet must learn to transcend and release. He is Father Time.
In Kabbalah he corresponds to the black sphere of Binah; the realm of
form, receptivity, the Dark Mother and Understanding.
Saturn rules Capricorn, where he emphasises his sense of structure,
patient building, hierarchy and discipline. Traditionally he is also the
ruler of Aquarius, where he builds a community based on ideals rather than
In Tarot he is the Universe; the crystalized Form of a project. The end,
the fullfillment, wholeness, and preparation for a new cycle.
Saturn corresponds to the red Root chakra, the seat of our groundedness,
security and material well being. Underdeveloped, he is restless, flighty,
worried, sickly and lacking in food, clothing, shelter and emotional
nourishment. Overflowing, we become materialistic, greedy, stubborn and
sluggish. Balanced the Root allows us to be healthy in soul and body,
generous, practical and grounded. We become Mother Earth.
His symbol is the cross above the crescent, admonishing us to apply in
practice all that our intuition and feelings tell us. The symbol reminds
us of the value of the Earth. His plants are usually deadly or
night-blooming, or resemble the physique in some way. His animals
are those of long lives - like the turtle - or connected to his
sign like the goat. His stones are black, brown, grey or red.
Saturn in the
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First planet across the border lies on its side and spins the other
way. Nothing about Uranus is regular. The higher octave of Mercury is
eccentric, unpredictable, lightning fast and plain weird. It brings
about revolutions, and ends them as quickly. It governs electricity and
science, but also astrology and paranormal activities like ESP. It is
brilliant, a genius, a madman, inventiveness, and way off the beaten
track. It is nervous and highstrung, and shows where we are apt to
find sudden insights, yet be very much the odd one out. Uranus shows
where we express the greatest innovations. Without it we would not
reach for the higher planes of being.
Uranus has no Kabbalistic correspondence, but some connect it to Ain Soph
Aur, the veil of Infinite Light, and some to Chokmah, the grey sphere of
force, action, energy, the glowing Father and Wisdom.
Uranus rules Aquarius in modern astrology, where it compels intuition,
inventiveness, and the restructuring of the current order.
It has no traditional Tarot correspondance, but some connect it to the air
card of the Fool; the starting, headstrong step, changing for the sake of
change, beginning merely for the sake of beginning and adventure.
It rules no chakra, but can be said to govern the etheric body; the part
of us that shows vitality, and connects the physical body with the
The symbol is two crescents framing a cross above a circle. This indicates
matter formed from both spirit and emotion. It is inventing and creating
on the physical plane, yet also placing intuition on the same level as
matter. Understanding the equality of all parts of existence. It has no
plants, and no known animals except perhaps those that seem extreme in
some form (like the giraffe, the fast cheetah, etc.) or generate
electricity like the electric eel. Its stones are magnetic, excellent
conductors, or flashing with a thousand colours. Its colours are generally
electric, flashing, or beyond the spectrum.
A planet of generations, its sign positions are seldom of interest to the
individual. Thus I only present Uranus in the houses.
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Second planet beyond the border of the visible, Neptune is our dream of
something more.. Mystical and dreamy, the higher octave of Venus
presents visions of beauty and visions of madness. The oceans,
fish and oil, versus artificial and natural drugs, versus the images of
glory, peace and goodness presented to the open by the Gods.
Prophesies, channelings, automatic writing and art, miracles, healings,
and deep empathic connection with all of humanity. But it is also
escapism, falseness, deceptions, illusions and uncertainty. It
shows where we may be of greatest spiritual service, where we move
with the flow of Spirit, but also where we may be the most
confused. Without Neptune we would not see.
Neptune has no Kabbalistic correspondance, but some connect it to Ain
Soph; the Veil of Infinity, and some to Kether; white sphere of total
union with Deity, merging of all parts, and the Crown.
Neptune rules Pisces in modern astrology, where it compels seeking within,
going with the flow of life, visions and escapism.
It has no traditional Tarot correspondance, but some connect it to the
water card of the Hanged Man; self sacrifice, giving up the former life
for greater understanding, and generally giving so that ye may
Neptune rules no Chakra, but may have some connection to the Crown, and
rules the spiritual aura, swirling with colours to those who can see.
The symbol is a crescent intersecting a cross from above. The three prongs
show the union of soul, emotions and body, the crescent above the cross
show the rising of intuition from matter. Its plants are most likely those
of the waters, like the lotus, and its animals likewise, such as the fish
or dolphin. Its stones are the pearl and others of shimmering blue, green,
white and pearly colours.
Another generation planet, I only present Neptune in the houses.
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Pluto, Hades, Hel,
Planet furthest from ours, it is the higher octave of Mars' passion, but
also The End, like Saturn. It takes us to our depths and forces us to
know. It forces us to meet our ends and see the light of rebirth beyond
it. Pluto challenges, and like Saturn's tests, his challenge must be
overcome. There is no mercy, and failure will only present to you the test
again and again. Hades governs the Hall of the Dead; who passes through
the underworld will be changed for ever.
Pluto is the riches of the earth, the riches of mankind's subconscious,
and the riches of knowledge. It is gossip, it is secrecy and it is power
wielded in the shadows. Without Pluto we do not understand the
necessity of death.
Pluto has no Kabbalistic correspondence, though some connect it to Ain,
the veil of Nothingness, and some connect it to Daath; the hidden sphere
Pluto rules Scorpio in modern astrology, where it compels self discovery,
intensity, and intimate knowledge of the Shadowside.
It has no traditional Tarot correspondance, but some connect it to the
fire card; Judgement. Like Judgement (or Aeon in the Thoth deck by
Crowley) it is a last step, and a final step. It is death and rebirth, and
the understanding of own limitations and Karma. It is Understanding of
It rules no chakra, but destroys our sense of self and gives us a sense of
The symbol is either a combination of the planet's first two letters, or a
circle above a crescent above a cross. Emotions and intuition rise above
matter in Neptune, and the Spirit shines over all. It has no plants,
except perhaps those sacred to its corresponding deities, and its stones
are those created in the deep earth, such as lava, diamond, coal, gold and
silver, and all other precious materials. Its colours are most likely
black and red, and its animals perhaps those of fire or legend (like the
basilisk, salamander and possibly phoenix).
Pluto through the houses shows the area of
transformation and power.
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Måneknute, Dragons Head,
Sydlig Måneknute, Dragons Tail, South
The nodes are two ends of a diagonal, two points on a diameter. Where one
goes, the other follows. Like the full dragon, both points must be
considered for a person to be complete. The south says where you have
been, the north where one must go. The south is the habits learned over
the lifetimes, our karmic gifts and debts, the north is the habit broken,
the gifts we may aquire, the work that will balance the debts. The south
is security, the north is the great unknown. We need both to live fully.
Exploration and retreat must go hand in hand.
The North and South Nodes through the houses and the signs show our possible path through this
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Shaman, healer and mystic - but also a deadly wound that could not kill
him. This asteroid has lately popped up in astrological discussions, along
with a bunch of others (Juno, Vesta, Pallas, Ceres, etc) which I know
little about, but would appreciate info on. I have picked up a bit on
Chiron, however, and this is my take on him: He is the wounded healer. He
shows where the person (or country or situation or whatever) will receive
her greatest blow - and where they with work and dedication, will recieve
their greatest skill. Chiron is painful with his lessons, and they may
come suddenly and unpleasantly (an interesting study would be on how
often they came..), but when the blow has been dealt, you can either
whither away with pain, or give up your immortality (egotism)
for Prometheus' release (selflessness and the benefit of mankind).
Chiron through the signs and
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