Locating Your Planets

If you've slogged your way through Chapters 2 and 3, you probably have a copy of your chart in hand, in which case you already know your planetary placements. If you don't have a copy of your chart, return to those chapters —

Chapter 2 if you want to get your chart from the Internet or Chapter 3 and the Appendix if you plan to cobble it together yourself using the tables in this book.

To figure out what those placements mean, list your planets by sign and by house and then look them up in this chapter (for the personal planets), Chapter 10 (for the outer planets), and Chapter 12 (for the house placements).

Each planet performs a different function in your horoscope. To clarify the distinctions between them, bear in mind that each planet has at least one keyword that summarizes its meaning. Table 9-1 lists the keywords, along with the mysterious little symbols that represent the planets.

At first, the information you find may seem random. After a while, certain ideas will repeat themselves, and a coherent picture of your own possibilities will start to emerge.

Table 9-1 Planetary Keywords and Symbols

Planet

Keyword

Symbol

Mercury

Communication

S

Venus

Love

9

Mars

Activity

cT

Jupiter

Expansion

54

Saturn

Restriction

n

Chiron

Healing

i

Uranus

Revolution

w

Neptune

Imagination

y

Pluto

Transformation

E

North Node

Potential

Q

South Node The past ?5

South Node The past ?5

Don't worry if you notice occasional contradictions as you look up your planetary placements: They're inevitable. As Walt Whitman said, "Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)" Concentrate instead on the ideas that pop up again and again. Once you identify those themes, you're on your way to being an astrologer.

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