Originally Posted by Sivitri
So what if we are living on mars or any other planets in the future as man continues to expand its territory? Will earth be now counted into the planets instead of mars? If so how would earth energies affect newborns on other planets?
It's the astrological question of the century, Sivitri. If we don't put our minds to this one, the first person born on the Moon or Mars can have no valid chart and those who say astrology is rubbish will have a field day. This event could easily happen this century, particularly if global warming continues to accelerate.
There are two aspects which need to be addressed: the mathematical and the interpretative. The mathematical involves calculating the position of the planets from the perspective of the Moon or Mars; the interpretative might require many years of observation to determine the effect of Earth in Virgo, say, although from the Moon the Earth would pass through each sign of the zodiac every 29.5 days. NASA is the authority for determining the time on the Moon or Mars, and computer programs for determining the exact position of the Sun and the solar planets in relation to these two bodies no doubt already exists.
Assuming the first 'space' child is born on the Moon, a new ruler for Cancer would need to apply in its chart. The Earth itself, as the home planet, might be a strong contender; Ceres, the Great Mother Goddess, is another possibility.
If a subsequent child is born on Mars, a new ruler for Aries and co-ruler of Scorpio will need to be determined. The Earth's moon will have no more significance in this chart than Mars' moons do in ours. Phobus and Deimos will, however, figure prominently in the Martian chart as will Earth, its nearest planetary neighbour.
It has been suggested that Jupiter's moon Europa might be habitable, but I do not think the gas giants themselves provide a likely base for colonisation. Birth on board a spaceship will provide a further challenge to astrological assumptions but I do not expect this event until we explore beyond the solar system.
It has been suggested that our view of the heavens will be very different from the Moon or Mars and our current astrology will not, therefore, apply. Venus from Mars, for example, would not be the bright morning and evening 'star' that we are used to seeing from Earth. This is true, but I expect we will take our astrology with us when we chart for Martian births. Venus in Pisces will still be interpreted as Venus in Pisces, although she will not always be in Pisces as viewed from Mars at the same time as she is in Pisces when viewed from Earth.
Calculating charts viewed from Mars will be similar to calculating them from Earth. With the Moon an additional problem arises because it orbits the Earth which orbits the Sun.
These are some of the considerations to be taken into account if astrology is to transcend its Earth-based origin. If we start thinking about them now we may be ready for the first off-planet birth when it occurs.