HOW THE PLANETS INFLUENCE YOU IN ASTROLOGY
The planets are heavenly bodies orbiting our Sun and are believed by astrology to not only impact terrestrial events but also life on Earth. Different configurations and aspects of these planets creates subtle forces influencing the biological, mental and emotional states of individuals. Astrology believes that these planets indeed influence our destiny.
By understanding the repeated influence of certain configurations and aspects, astrologers can determine the destiny of individuals using historic observations.
There are nine planets that we are aware of thus far that orbit the sun. Since 1992, a few additional planets have been discovered orbiting other stars. Vedic astrologers contend that there are also sub planets and the nodes such as Rahu (Lunar North Node) and Ketu (Lunar South Node).
There is an order of the planets usually listed by an outward distance from the Sun – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, North Node and South Node.
Pluto is not always the most distant planet from our Sun, but because of its very eccentric orbit moves inside the path of Neptune for about 20 years every 248 years.
According to astrology, the planets are classed as personal and impersonal.
- Personal planets: ( The innermost four planets ) Mercury, Venus, and Mars.
- Impersonal planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune and Pluto.
RAHU and KETU: classed as nebulous and at times personal and at other times impersonal. These are also referred to as shadowy planets or point sources of energy.
The planets rule the 12 signs of the zodiac in the following manner:
|Leo||=||governed by the Sun|
|Gemini or Virgo||=||governed by Mercury|
|Taurus & Libra||=||governed by Venus|
|Cancer||=||governed by Moon|
|Aries||=||governed by Mars|
|Sagittarius||=||governed by Jupiter|
|Capricorn||=||governed by Saturn|
|Aquarius||=||governed by Saturn and Uranus (In modern astrology Aquarius is ruled by Uranus)|
|Pisces||=||governed by Neptune (In old school astrology Pisces is also ruled by Jupiter)|
|Scorpio||=||governed by Pluto (In old school astrology Scorpio is also ruled by Mars)|
There is some contention among scholars as to which signs of the zodiac Rahu and Ketu rule but some are of the opinion that:
- Rahu rules Aquarius.
- Ketu rules Scorpio.
- Rahu is also known as an agent of Saturn.
- Ketu is an agent of Mars.
In other words, these planets give similar results to the planets of which they are agents.
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SUN - Read HERE!
At the centre of our solar system is the Sun, in which the Earth and all the other planets revolve around. The Sun is considered an integral part of astrology, representing our conscious mind, will to live and creativity.
MERCURY - Read HERE!
Mercury is the nearest planet to the sun, and thereby seen as most in tune with it. It is seen as the “spokesperson” for the Sun, feeding the Sun messages how he interprets and perceives it. A tranquil sun is likely to be upset by negative messages from a shaky Mercury.
VENUS - Read HERE!
Venus is the second closest planet to the sun, and the brightest natural object in the night sky (after the moon). Venus has dual rulership over Libra and Taurus, representing two significant areas of our life – money and love.
MOON - Read HERE!
Astrologers consider the Moon to be just as important as the sun through its different phases, waxing and waning in appearance in an unchanging cycle. The moon is said to represent the feeling nature of individuals, associated with their memories, moods, subconscious habits and emotional make-up.
MARS - Read HERE!
Mars is the fourth planet in the Solar system, being personal in its sign, house and aspects reflecting basic psychological functions in the personality. Red is seen as the symbolic color for Mars – the color of blood, fire, action and passion.
JUPITER - Read HERE!
In Roman Mythology, Jupiter is the King of the Gods, a guardian and protector and is mainly connected with the day Thursday. Jupiter is also commonly referred to as the Planet of royalty, culture and philosophy.
SATURN - Read HERE!
Saturn is seen as the “Jewel of the Solar System”, being the outermost planet that can be seen with the naked eye. Saturn is the last of the personal planets, marking a considerable gap in the time sequences involved with the trans-Saturnine planets and their tenure in signs that makes this appropriate.
URANUS - Read HERE!
The discovery and subsequent acceptance by the scientific community coincided with an incredible revolution in technology and science. Having an aerial as its glyph or symbol is a testimony to the progressive things Uranus stands for.
NEPTUNE - Read HERE!
If you were to be told that this Universe, your physical existence, your birth and death itself and in fact everything around you is an illusion and completely insubstantial you’d more than likely shake your head in disbelief at such a proposition.
PLUTO - Read HERE!
If in the scheme of Eternity, we consider Earth and human history, we may liken our current stage of development to that of an embryo. It is within this framework of our planetary ‘gestation’ and progress that the study of the outer planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are of particular interest.
NORTH NODE - Read HERE!
The North Node is an indicator of the challenges that we will face in our life, and the lessons these challenges will teach us. It is associated with the experiences we must work on in order to grow spiritually.
SOUTH NODE - Read HERE!
Ketu is the shadow planet in astrology that represents the South Node in astronomy. Ketu is seen as having a profound influence on our lives and also the creation process.
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