MERCURY — THE LINK OF MIND
The masculine Sun rules Spirit, the positive polarity. The feminine Moon rules Form, the negative polarity. Androgynous Mercury rules the reasoning Mind, the link between Spirit and Form, and is the "Messenger of the Gods."
With the reasoning mind we are self-conscious; aware of the activities in the world about us. We are able to perceive and evaluate through thought and action, to observe cause and effect, action and reaction.
Mercury Is the link of communication. Inwardly, the link of reason between spirit and form; externally, the senses permit communication between ourself and others.
Through reason man has freedom of choice and is responsible for his own acts. He has the opportunity for self-conscious advancement and growth and can become aware of his divine origin and potentiality.
Mercury, being reflective, needs aspects for its expansion. The closest aspect is very important.
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Androgynous Mercury is the reasoning mind, the vehicle of self-consciousness — separateness. Through reason we become conscious of ourselves as separate, evolving beings.
Feminine Venus is the Goddess of Love and Beauty. Through love we are conscious of others and can understand the principle of union and achieve unity.
Life, form and reason are necessities of human existence. Veras changes existence to living* through the addition of love, art and beauty in all the departments of physical life. Venus is also the planet of harmony, cooperation and refinement. Through Venus we beautify ourselves, our appearance, expression and environments, and the lives of others.
We can exist without love and beauty, bat we can not truly Hvtf without love, beauty, cooperation, harmony and unity.
MARS — DESIRE, ENERGY AND ACTION Mars is the planet of Desire and dynamic energy — the planet of Action. It shows the urge and energy to accomplish, build and progress.
One way to realize our desires is to work and earn. Through this we develop the ability to hold our own against economic competition, gain setf-confidence, and learn self-discipline.
Mars is also the planet of War. Through war we can experience hatred or heroism, killing or self-sacrifice, and we can find courage and endurance we did not know we had.
Besides the war with others, there is the struggle within for self-mastery. From the desire and action of Mars we gain valuable experience, experience which will ultimately teach ns to use our energies constructively and transmute desire into Will and healing power. It is the use or misuse of this energy that makes one man a saint and another man a devil.
JUPITER — THE EXPANDER
Jupiter is the Greater Benefic. It is the largest planet in our system. Jupiter does things on a large scale. He is the Promoter, expansive, optimistic, popular, successful and generous.
Jupiter afflicted is overconfident, exaggerates, is extravagant, conceited, fond of display, and goes to excess in many things.
Jupiter is also the Preserver. We preserve food in tin cans; tin is Jupiter's metal. He is active and conservative in religious and philosophical activities, favoring the more orthodox and established religions. Ritual and ceremony are correlated with the Jupiterian energy.
Jupiter is the planet of the Higher Mind. He lifts man's eyes up; takes man out of himself and stimulates aspiration, idealism, tolerance, understanding and vision.
Jupiter also likes to live to the utmost, many times dissipating time, opportunity, money and energy.
SATURN — THE TESTER Saturn's goal is perfection. Through the chastening process of testing, sorrow, delay, disappointment, limitation and privation, man learns the purpose of life is not pleasure but to gain experience, patience, humility, wisdom and compassion.
Through disintegration, old, worn out, useless and crystallised forms an destroyed so better, more beautiful, useful and forms nuy replace them. '
Through experience, patience, persistence, and self-discipline we can change the negative Saturn qualities of skepticism, fear, suppression, materialism and self-preservation into confidence, dependability, reverence, wisdom and compassion.
In Saturn's silence, in retrospection, meditation, concentration, looking within for guidance, and be willing to wait, Saturn helps as to bear oar karma and pass the tests of life and finally enables us to reach the perfection we must all attain in the process of evolution.
URANUS — THE AWAKENER As the discovery of Uranus changed the old planetary pattern and concepts, so Uranus brings changes into our lives today. The unexpected, sudden, erratic and unpredictable events are Uranus in action.
People with Uranus angular (especially In the first or tenth house), are highly individualized people living in the future and are interested in "now" things and developments. Science, astrology, metaphysics, and occultism are in the domain of Uranus. Uranians are creative and often need a hobby to express their creativity and use their energies construe* tlvely.
Being a slow moving planet, Uranus' house position is very important as it stays in a sign seven years. The conjunction or opposition of Uranus to a natal planet is very important
Even with benefic aspects, Uranus changes are often disruptive, but it always changes the "status quo" for a new and better pattern. It destroys the ruts in which we can get stuck and sets us free. "Behold, I maketh all things new" is the keynote of Uranus.
As Uranus is invisible to the physical eyes, so we must use oar 'inner perception' to respond truly to its higher vibrations. Only then does Uranus bring about the inner Awakening.
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NEPTUNE — THE DISSOLVES
"The brightest light casts the deepest shadow."
Neptune can reach the most sublime heights or the lowest depths. It rules the next dimension, the astral plane, and finds it difficult to be earthbound. It dissolves matter rather than builds it on the material level.
When Neptune is very strong in the chart, the native is very sensitive, secretive, and often dislikes the hard world of reality. They sometimes seek temporary escape by living in a dream world of their own creation, filled with visions, shadows, fantasy, erotic and bizarre daydreams. They dislike the awakening to reality. To them, the unreal seems real and the real seems unreal. They often feel the normal things of life are too commonplace and seek something more stimulating and sensational. Neptune 1b the great masquerader.
The positive aspects of Neptune show wisdom beyond reason, genius» creative ability in the literary, poetic and musical fields, intuition, clairvoyance, contact with the higher invisible realms, and the realization of the Unity of all life. Not everybody can respond fully to the higher vibrations of Neptune.
When afflicted, Neptune cloaks the issue with vagueness, obscurity, illusion, confusion, misunderstanding, intrigue and fraudulent appearances. The worst afflictions of Neptune indicate fearfulness, morbidity, introversion, sensuality, indulgence and obsession.
From the health standpoint Neptune sensitizes the organs and functions of the body. Afflicted it shows a hypersensitive, unhealthy and abnormal organ or function and can cause deceptive conditions which are extremely hard to diagnose correctly.
Being so slow in motion, Neptune's house placement Is very important. It takes 14 years to go through a sign. The house it is placed in at birth is more important than the sign.
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