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Question The ABC of the planets

Hi,

This thread gives a very basic glimpse into Astrology in a simplified and fun manner through analogies.

Do you know your 'Sun or Zodiac sign'? Then you know that planets are the building blocks of Astrology.

But what does each planet tell us? How is Saturn different from the Sun? In addition to the Sun and the Moon (often called 'the lights'), there are 8 other planets integrated in our birth/natal charts. And, this is where my birth chart starts, the Ascendant (determined by your time of birth). The rest can wait.

The Ascendant: is the main gate of the house (= your self) or the entrance. This is like the first greeting or the entry into your world that others get, those first impressions.

The Sun: is like the front porch or verandah, maybe even the roof top of the house, whereunder all the rest happens. Now the life starts in the house, as others get a step closer to the house (= you, your basic being), but are still not inside (=they do not know all about you). Do I want to let them into my world?

Venus: step into the living room, decorated according to my tastes. This is where the socialising starts, and relationships are formed. But how far do certain relationships go, whilst others are kept superficial or sent away from the living room itself?

The Moon: this is like your bedroom or even the kitchen, the most personal and secure areas of the house (= of you), wherein only those you trust, feel emotionally close to like the family, are let in. This is where I can be my true self.

Mercury: this is the study or the home office, where all correspondence/letters are attended to, bills sorted, travels booked, why even the school work done.

Mars: this is like the Texan ranch or the race course, where all the thrilling action takes place, bets are made, who wins? Did it turn into a fight, did somebody get bruised?

Jupiter: time to step out into the big, wide world, go to the university, see places, make a trip to a foreign land, learn about different cultures and languages.

Saturn: this is the immigration or customs at the airport, or the ticket checker in the train. Did you observe the rules, are the dates on the tickets still valid?

Uranus: time to rebel against the fare hike? Why stick to the rules if I don't think the hike is justified. Still decide to make that trip, why not fly instead of making the same old train trip, and break away from the status quo. Did you meet different groups of people there, and make some new friends?

Neptune: need time off for yourself, just relax and drift away into another world, away from all the hustle-bustle of the real world around you.

Pluto: this is like the basement of the house. Not the most attractive part, but the deepest. This is where things are as they really are, unwrapped. No superficiality, this is the real thing. When things get 'outdated' and the foundation or the basement of the house shakes, its time for change, and come out again transformed into a new person. This is like starting all over again, like re-birth, like laying new foundations.

Want more? Check out the Welcome to Astrology thread, as well as the various threads on the Education Board to continue learning.


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