every planet is connected with certain “functions.”
ego, your basic character. What you are at heart. How you relate to
men in general, especially the father. If the Sun is strongly placed
in your horoscope, you will tend to be outgoing, authoritative, maybe
even a bit theatrical, and you will be more likely to seek attention.
The Sun rules the sign of Leo.
Your instincts, habit patterns, and unconscious drives. What kind of
home you prefer. How you relate to women in general, especially the
mother. If the Moon is strongly placed in your horoscope, mood swings
tend to be more pronounced and you will be more likely to consciously
make decisions on the basis of hunches or feeling. The Moon rules the
sign of Cancer.
ability to think, communicate, and gather information. If Mercury is
strongly placed in your horoscope, you will have an increased need for
communication and variety. You are more likely than most people to
spend a lot of time on the phone. Mercury rules the signs of Gemini
ability to express affection. Artistic taste. Love, possessions, and
happiness. People with Venus strongly placed in their horoscopes are
more likely to be considered charming and they will tend to be
strongly attracted to the arts. Venus rules the signs of Libra
and energy. If Mars is strongly placed in your horoscope, you will
tend to be active, energetic, assertive, even aggressive. Mars rules
the sign of Aries.
ability to grasp general principles, as opposed to the specific sense
data of Mercury. It also charts our optimism. The sign position of
Jupiter shows where we feel most safe and secure and can therefore
take advantage of opportunity. This is the quality that is frequently
referred to as “good luck”, but is really just “nothing
ventured, nothing gained”. Jupiter rules the sign of Sagittarius.
and fear, contraction. Also ambition and determination. Without the
obstacles of Saturn, we would never grow. Saturn is strongly placed in
the horoscopes of doctors, research scientists, and business people. The sign position shows what we need to feel safe and secure,
and what we fear that we will never have enough of. Since this is
where we tend to be fearful, we become nervous and tend to “mess
up”, or never try at all. This is the quality that frequently comes
across as “bad luck”. Saturn rules the sign of Capricorn.
originality and drive for freedom. This is the “Rebel” planet. It
opposes the established order simply because it is an established
order. Besides, it thinks it can do a better job. When
Uranus is strong in the horoscope, we get people who are considered
geniuses, eccentrics, cranks, or insane by the society they live in.
These people have a strong tendency to shock and upset others, even
when they don’t seem to want to. Examples are
Politicians with Uranus strongly placed tend to overthrow the
“establishment” only to build a new, frequently more oppressive
order. Don’t vote for them! As an example, take a look at the
horoscope of Adolph
rules the sign of Aquarius.
Where we see the world through “rose-colored glasses”. Where we
see what we want to see. This is the planet of imagination as well as
illusion. If Neptune is strongly placed in the horoscope, the person
is most likely to be considered imaginative and sensitive. Negatively,
there is a potential for substance abuse. Once more, I must emphasize
that the whole horoscope must be analyzed before jumping to
conclusions. Neptune rules the sign of Pisces.
Pluto: Sex, death, and regeneration. Extremes. Where we tend to pull out all the stops and never compromise. Pluto strongly placed in your horoscope generally means you are a person not to be messed with. Pluto rules the sign of Scorpio.
Let's move on to the next lesson 3.0 that will discuss "The Houses".