"Astrology represents the summation of all the
psychological knowledge of antiquity." ~ Dr. Carl G. Jung
Dr. Carl G. Jung is the founder of Analytical Psychology and a closet astrologer whose theory of the conscious, unconscious and collective unconscious mind is based on planetary frequencies.
Dr. Jung did not publicly discuss his astrological roots, to avoid the academic ridicule that persists to this day. Astrology is still ignored by most analytical psychologists, who take months & years to gain insights they could gain in an hour by analyzing a patient's birth chart.
(Jung's unconscious & collective unconscious are called subconscious & unconscious here, for brevity)
The mind is like the ocean; beneath the surface lies the unfathomable depths. We set sail and hope for the best, few with any scuba gear and most unprepared for the storms ahead. Yet no actual sailor worth his salt would sail the seas without a map.
sun/ego; moon/emotion; mercury/intellect; venus/desire; mars/will
The conscious mind is our experience of waking reality. It's thought and actions, desires and dreams, hopes and fears and every interaction we make. About 1% of our awareness is conscious, a little terrifying with little awareness of what lies beneath. The conscious mind is our direct experience of life and the surface story of everything, and it's deepened and expanded by aspects [conduits] to the unconscious, those through time and those we're born with that bring a lifetime of insights.
jupiter/expansive aspiration; saturn/contractive ambition
The subconscious mind records and stores everything we've ever seen, felt, thought and done. The earliest experiences were absorbed in a kind of trance and go deep and program your general perception of of life, good and bad. The trick is to overwrite the traumatic memories held energetically in the body and/or mind and cause problems, by first making them conscious. But many naturally resist exposure, so astrology provides the window into the past to bring painful memories into the present and diffuse their energetic hold on your consciousness.
uranus/deeper mind; neptune/deeper desire; pluto/deeper will
The unconscious mind is Purpose with a capital P. It Sees All and Knows All and contains the deepest depths of our highest Truth. True Evolution. It's the still voice within, in perfect alignment with GOD/Creator/Great Spirit. The unconscious is unfazed by the issues of daily life that the conscious and subconscious tend to. Its Purpose is Creative Growth. The unconscious is your eternal spirit that guides your soul [psyche] through each lifetime. And when you ignore its whispers, it works its Magic in your life disguised as grief, and always for your Highest Purpose. When you listen to and harmonize with your unconscious still voice within, Good Will Follow.
With your first breath, you're imprinted with the celestial frequencies of that moment in time, your electromagnetic DNA. In Sanskrit breath is prana and it holds consciousness in this place and time.
And your BirthPrint™ displays that moment; it's the users manual of the soul. It's not who you are but how you perceive the world and the world perceived you, in this lifetime. And no one knows you better than you know yourself, so no one is better qualified to analyze it.
And astrology does not take years or months to master, as many believe; all you need to know to read any BirthPrint™ are the 3 essential basics:
Imagine your mind is a melody. . .
PLANETS are the notes
ASPECTS are their arrangements
SIGNS are the instruments
PLANETS are the building blocks of energy; like the atom they form everything under the Sun. The genesis of every person, place & thing reflects the planetary frequencies of that moment in time.
ASPECTS are conduits that blend and modify the planetary frequencies at specific degrees of distance. The best-known aspect is the 180° opposition though most know it only as the full Moon; every month hospitals & police stations anticipate its polarizing effects.
SIGNS are a prism of elemental archetypes that color the planetary frequencies with the qualities of fire, earth, air and water.
"Every living being is an engine geared to the wheelwork of the universe.
Though seemingly affected only by its immediate surrounding, the sphere of external influence extends to infinite distance."
~ Nikola Tesla
THE FOUNDATION OF ASTROLOGY
SUN: will ~ purpose ~ ego
MOON: emotion ~ intuition ~ instinct
MERCURY: intellect ~ reasoning ~ communication
VENUS: magnetism ~ desire ~ creative/procreative drive
MARS: assertion ~ will ~ physical/sexual drive
JUPITER: aspiration ~ faith ~ expansive
SATURN: ambition ~ discipline ~ contractive
URANUS: deepers/higher intellect ~ ingenuity ~ evolution
NEPTUNE: deeper/higher desire ~ creativity ~ inspiration
PLUTO: deeper/higher will ~ regeneration ~ transformation
CONJUNCTION: 0°: integrating; strengthening
SEXTILE: 60°: facilitating; balancing
SQUARE: 90°: frictional; challenging
TRINE:120°: harmonizing; mellowing
QUINCUNX: 150°: driving; frustrating
OPPOSITION: 180°: polarizing; unbalancing
[each aspect has a specific orb, from 2 to 9 degrees]
ARIES: impulsive ~ headstrong ~ independent [cardinal fire]
TAURUS: nurturing ~ sensual ~ loyal [fixed earth]
GEMINI: communicative ~ mercurial ~ highstrung [mutable air]
CANCER: sensitive ~ moody ~ nurturing [cardinal water]
LEO: strong-willed ~ creative ~ affectionate [fixed fire]
VIRGO: analytical ~ practical ~ hard-working [mutable earth]
LIBRA: artistic ~ idealistic ~ charming [cardinal air]
SCORPIO: intense ~ private ~ passionate [fixed water]
SAGITTARIUS: philosophical ~ optimistic ~ adventuresome [mutable fire]
CAPRICORN: ambitious ~ determined ~ competitive [cardinal earth]
AQUARIUS: inventive ~ rebellious ~ independent [fixed air]
PISCES: imaginative ~ intuitive ~ sensitive [mutable water]
The classic book that ignited the New Age is Linda Goodman's Sun Signs
WITHIN THE PSYCHE
PLANETS: Essential frequencies of the psyche
ASPECTS: Blend & modify the frequencies of the psyche
SIGNS: Color your frequencies with their elemental qualities
PLANETS: Essential frequencies of relationships
ASPECTS: Blend & modify the frequencies of your relationships
SIGNS: Color their frequencies with their elemental qualities
WHEN MAPPING TIME
PLANETS: Essential frequencies of your place in time
ASPECTS: Blend & modify the frequencies of your journey through time
SIGNS: Color the frequencies of passing time with their elemental qualities
Planetary aspects [conduits] from the conscious to unconscious bring a lifetime of opportunities for creative growth. And aspects from the unconscious above to the conscious within do the same at predictable times throughout your life. To everything there is a season, and astrology enables you to keep an eye out for the greatest opportunities.
Planets & Numbers Astrology is grounded in mathematics, a simple system that guides human evolution. Planets, Aspects & Signs equate to basic math, and take little time to master, yet most know only their sun sign, which basically equates to single-digit addition. You with astrology, as with math, you can know only the basics and do just fine, or explore it deep into the woo-woo realms.
Planets & Letters
Like phonetics, astrology is a simple system a child can master. The 10 Planets, 6 Aspects & 12 Signs are the 28 letters of the soul, and once you commit them to memory you can begin to sound them out - the exciting final step!
Planetary frequencies are the mechanics of all life experience and the alphabet of energy. And a BirthPrint™ displays the unique frequencies of every soul like an open book.
And the aspects from your inner planets to others' inner planets form the unique frequencies of all your relationships. . .
... while the aspects from your inner planets to the planets above form the unique frequencies of your journey through time...
Planetary frequencies simply define your psyche, your relationships and your lifelong dance with the music of the spheres.
The ascendant is the sign rising on the horizon at the time of birth, also known as the rising sign. Your rising sign is your persona, your public face, which may compliment, amplify or mask your planetary frequencies.
Your ascendant also determines which houses your planets occupy on the 12 house wheel of life. Each of the 12 houses reflects specific life issues & those your planets occupy are a major focus in your life, or should be.
But... the ascendant and wheel of life require an exact birth time to calculate, which many do not know; and just a few minutes off can throw the data off, sometimes dramatically.
The good news is, a birth time is not required to calculate the Planets, Aspects & Signs. All but the Sun & Moon move less than one degree a day; the Sun moves just one degree and the Moon moves about 12 degrees daily. So when an exact or approximate birth time is unknown, noontime is used and the Moon is never more than 6 degrees off, & usually less. Not ideal, but workable.
A NATAL VS SOLAR BIRTHPRINT™ [or birth chart]
A natal BirthPrint™ uses an exact birth time and displays the Ascendant, planetary house placements and Planets, Aspects & Signs. A solar BirthPrint™ may use an exact, approximate or noon birth time and displays only the Planets, Aspects & Signs. The Sun sign is always on the first house cusp and the wheel of life is a silent backdrop.
A Natal BirthPrint™ & Solar BirthPrint™...
Though a natal BirthPrint is ideal, a solar BirthPrint enables you to explore far more deeply than you ever thought possible.
Planets, Aspects & Signs form a kaleidoscope of complexity within and without. Aspects [conduits] modify planetary frequencies in all directions and the strongest is the conjunction, which blends the planetary frequencies into a greater whole. And each planet occupies a sign that colors its frequencies with its archetypal element and modality.
Sounds of the Sun
will ~ vitality ~ ego ~ essential self
The Sun is the centerpoint of consciousness and self-identity. While all the planets have key roles, the Sun is the star of the show and casts its light over the entire production.
Sounds of the Moon
emotion ~ intuition ~ instinct ~ reactions ~ habits ~ memory ~ bodily function
The Moon is the seat of the emotions through which you intuit your surroundings and how and what you seek for a sense of security and shift like the tides.
Sounds of Mercury
intellect ~ reasoning ~ verbal expression ~ discernment ~ perception ~ analysis ~ communication
Mercury is your reason and logic, how you process information, organize your thoughts and communicate. Its aspects indicate your strength of will and where temperance may be needed.
Sounds of Venus
desire ~ magnetism ~ creative/procreative ~ attractiveness ~ charm ~ pleasure ~ romance
Venus is what you desire and attract and your longing for an ideal. It's the creative/procreative frequency and when your love life is less than ideal, creative self-expression is vital to keep nurture your dreams and keep the fruits of your Venus sweet.
Sounds of Mars
drive ~ will ~ assertion ~ physical/sexual drive ~ force ~ competition
Mars makes love and war and whatever else involves willful assertion of energy. It's your body in motion and how you approach the physical demands of work and play.
Sounds of Jupiter
principle ~ aspiration ~ optimism ~ faith ~ confidence ~ benevolence ~ wisdom ~ expansion
Jupiter is your aspiration, optimism and faith. It's the God frequency that lifts your spirit, attracts good fortune and expands whatever it connects by aspect.
Sounds of Saturn
purpose ~ ambition ~ discipline ~ temperance ~ effort ~ stability ~ contraction
Saturn is tough love and builds confidence through discipline. It's the cause & effect frequency - you always reap what you sow, even if you don't remember what you planted. Saturn presents obstacles your past actions or inactions helped erect, which you have the choice of patiently dismantling or covering with defeatist graffiti. The choice is yours.
Sounds of Uranus
deeper/higher mind ~ ingenuity ~ genius/eccentricity ~ independence ~ originality
Uranus compels you to break past paradigms and is naturally disruptive, so expect the unexpected in the areas it aspects. Its purpose is to spur awareness and growth; Uranus is the planet of the inventor because inventors think in new ways, which is what Uranus is all about.
Sounds of Neptune
deeper/higher emotion ~ imagination/escapism ~ idealism ~ transcendance
Neptune is the planet of creative imagination and inspired emotion and guides the artists of the world, who enrich the world. Whenever you're inspired from the heart to the head you experience the magic of Neptune, that keeps you connected to spirit
Sounds of Pluto
deeper/higher will ~ insight ~ transformation ~ regenerative/degenerative ~ insight ~ purpose
Pluto is the frequency of pure will and probing insight that may drive you forward with dramatic results. Its purpose is self-empowerment and transformation.
Here again are the six primary aspects..
CONJUNCTION: 0 degrees: integrate; fuse
SEXTILE: 60 degrees: facilitate; fortify
SQUARE: 90 degrees: stress; friction
TRINE:120 degrees: harmonize; flow
QUINCUNX: 150 degrees: compel; drive
OPPOSITION: 180 degrees: divide; separate
[each aspect has an orb of effect, from 2 to 9 degrees]
Some of us are born with one or more of eight primary planetary patterns, while everyone experiences them throughout life when the planets above form these patterns with the planets within.
Below is a brief overview of eight planetary patterns, with links to an in-depth overview of each by Cafe Astrology & Seattle Astrology:
A T-Square brings a lifetime of intense experiences and accelatered growth and suggests an eventful life. An in-depth overview:
A Grand Cross brings many challenges for the purpose of the soul's accelerated growth. A Grand Trine is a blessing from the heavens.
A Grand Sextile is a rare pattern; also known as the 'Star of David' it contains other patterns within it and is highly creative, constructive and beneficial.
A Partial Grand Sextile is a beneficial, facilitative pattern, a lighter version of the Grand Trine.
A Mystic Rectangle was referred to by Dane Rudhyar as 'practical mysticism'; it symbolizes a purpose-driven life.
A Kite is a an energizing, facilitative pattern that plays out according to the planets involved.
A Yod is a rare pattern [only 1-2 degree orb] referred to as the 'Finger of Destiny'; it's said to indicate past life experience playing a primary role in the present life.
ASPECT KEYWORD PAGE
impulsive ~ headstrong ~ independent
[CARDINAL FIRE] The first sign of the zodiac expects to be first in all things. Aries must lead, always. No matter how timid Aries may seem initially, you'll soon learn that they are anything but. And their enthusiasm about life is contagious. Aries is a shot of adrenalin to any social gathering. They project their martian spirit into whatever circumstances they find themselves in.
(opposite sign: LIBRA)
nurturing ~ sensual ~ loyal
[FIXED EARTH] Ruled by the Earth, the Taurus personality is like a warm embrace. Lovers of pleasure and beauty, these bulls always know where you can find a great meal. If you seek comfort and tranquility, look to a Taurus, for their steadfast and placid ways never fail to calm a restless mind and spirit.
(opposite sign: SCORPIO)
communicative ~ mercurial ~ highstrung
[MUTABLE AIR] You can easily spot Geminis in a crowd - they're the ones talking to everyone about anything. Mercury, the winged messenger, is their ruling planet, so it's their purpose to interact, inform, inquire. Symbolized by the twins, you can't pin them down to any one thing, nor would you want to. They bring the light of learning to the human table.
(opposite sign: SAGITTARIUS)
sensitive ~ moody ~ nurturing
[CARDINAL WATER] While Geminis are flitting about the room, Cancer is clinging to the wall. Cancer the crab would rather just stay home, thank you. Nothing is so desirable to Moon-ruled Cancer than home and family. They live to nurture, with powerful emotions as changeable as the phases of the moon. And when they shine they can light up a dark world.
(opposite sign: CAPRICORN)
LEO: strong-willed ~ creative ~ affectionate
[FIXED FIRE] Ruled by the Sun, Leos naturally assume the world revolves around them. Leos bring sunshine to whatever space they occupy. And they can't help it if they know how great they are. Whether roaring or purring these lions make their presence known, to the envy, fear or delight of the others in the jungle.
(opposite sign: AQUARIUS)
analytical ~ practical ~ hard-working
[MUTABLE EARTH] A quiet sensuality and gentleness mark the Virgo personality, but beneath that serene exterior is a mind like a steel trap. Nothing goes unnoticed in their Spock-logical brains. They listen and nurture and tend to the needed things. As far as the wheatbearers are concerned, heaven is in the details.
(opposite sign: PISCES)
artistic ~ idealistic ~ charming
[CARDINAL AIR] Matching Virgo in their gentle ways, Libra needs peace and tranquility or they can easily lose their equilibrium. Ruled by Venus and the Scales, Libra seeks balance in all things, and often finds it difficult to decide one way or the other, because they so clearly see both sides.
(opposite sign: ARIES)
intense ~ private ~ passionate
[FIXED WATER] Blessed (or cursed) with a piercing intensity, Pluto ruled Scorpio simply must unearth everything that's hidden. Nothing is as it seems and Scorpio will prove it! It's said the Scorpian is the most sexually focused of the zodiac, because sexuality offers endless depths to those who seek it, and a bounty of treasure and transformation for the effort.
(opposite sign: TAURUS)
philosophical ~ optimistic ~ adventuresome
[MUTABLE FIRE] The adventurers of the zodiac, Jupiter ruled Sagittarius is compelled to learn, explore and expand. Their fiery spirit ignites their surroundings. Honest to a fault, their bluntness can get them into trouble, but they only mean well in their many observations. The archers of the zodiac, their arrows pierce to the heart of things, to expose and enlighten.
(opposite sign: GEMINI)
ambitious ~ determined ~ competitive
[CARDINAL EARTH] Look for the hardest worker in the room and it's likely to be Capricorn the goat. Serious and determined, their purpose in life is to accomplish their goals. Saturn ruled, it's said over time they become younger in spirit, as their determination to reach the mountain top gives way to a willingness to stop and smell the flowers.
(opposite sign: CANCER)
inventive ~ rebellious ~ independent
[FIXED AIR] Growth and change is the driving purpose of the bearers of the water of knowledge. Uranian spirits, they can't be held back or tied down. Their will is matched by the Lion and equally determined. Humanitarian to the core, they can't help but see the Big Picture and are driven to contribute to its expansion.
(opposite sign: LEO)
imaginative ~ intuitive ~ sensitive
[MUTABLE WATER] Neptunian dreamers, these fish swim in the waters of inspiration and lead us all by their example. Water ruled, they absorb their surroundings and their empathy is often the source of great pain. They make the best actors because they naturally put themseves in others' places, and the best poets because they're so close to the source of all our dreams.
(opposite sign: VIRGO)
The classic book that ignited the New Age is Linda Goodman's Sun Signs
Though you generally experience your inner landscape as a whole, its separate parts are acutely felt when, for instance, your head [mercury] and your heart [venus] don't agree.
Taurus lacks its own planetary ruler and Earth is the only planet that rules no sign; could Earth be Taurus' natural ruler? They seem like a perfect fit; Taurus is presently co-ruled by Venus [with Libra] and in ancient times Earth shared the same glyph as Venus, in reverse, and were thought to be twin planets. Why was it changed? And like Earth, Taurus is grounded, nurturing & sensuous, while Taurus' dark side is over-indulgence in Earth's bounty [humans included]. And the bull is an revered symbol in many cultures, like the sacred cow in India. And like Mother Earth, the majestic bovine nourishes and provides for our basic needs [like ice cream].
Terra and Tara are reportedly ancient names for Earth, presently the only planet not named after a mythological god; and many believe myth is symbolic of astrology, and religion too, possibly to practice a once-forbidden science in a long-forgotten past. The Pleiades in the Taurus constellation is referenced throughout the ancient world: "Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?"
~ The Old Testament.
In the true light of the Aquarian Age, Earth will once again be known as the natural ruler of Taurus.
Others born on the same day & year share the same frequencies, though how we use them depends on our essential spirit, shaped through many lifetimes, and our childhood programming in this life.
Some astrotwins seem starkly similar & others seem dramatically different. For example, Angelina Jolie & Russell Brand were born June 4, 1975, driven by the same intense planetary frequencies and following a very similar & transformative path through sex, drugs, show business and social consciousness.
The main focus of their shared solar BirthPrint [above] is the powerful conjunction of Moon, Mars & Jupiter, all in fiery Aries & opposite transformative Pluto; so they're emotionally, forcefully driven to seek truth & transformation. And a harmonious trine from Neptune to that fiery Aries cluster brings the light of spirit & inspiration. Creative Neptune has further prominence through an opposition to their core, the Sun in Mercury-ruled Gemini; seeking Bliss & the impulse to communicate their experiences & insights.
solar birthprint™ & natal birthprint™
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