Beginning Esoteric Astrology
A Brief Description of the Planets, Sun & Moon
It is important to realize that Astrology is a symbolic language. The language of astrology interprets and describes the overall cosmic pattern, a rhythm of wholeness and intelligence, which is operating both in the universe at a grand level and operating within each of us at a smaller level.
These two levels, the universal and the personal, are typically referred to as the macrocosm and microcosm. The connection between the two is a fundamental principle of esoteric astrology.
Each of the planets has a transcendent aspect, illustrated here in relationship to Mercury.
Mercury has the ability to function in a higher capacity within the higher-self or higher-mind of individuals who are able to pierce through Saturn’s initial boundary to more transcendent understandings. A typical way in which this initial boundary operates is the division between the physical world and the metaphysical world. For those who experience the universe as only that which can be seen, calculated, classified, observed, and proven by a modern science methodology, Mercury does not function as a conscious planetary pair with Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
Mercury functions as a common planetary pair with both JUPITER and SATURN.
Mercury functions as an uncommon (and in most persons, unconscious) planetary pair with URANUS, NEPTUNE and PLUTO.
MERCURY / JUPITER: Expanding the intuitive function of the mind.
MERCURY / SATURN: To architect new systems of complexity reflecting a new structural need within Humankind.
MERCURY / URANUS: Bringing planetary revelations to the conscious mind.
MERCURY / NEPTUNE: New symbols become new ideals for Humanity-as-a-whole.
MERCURY / PLUTO: Radically transforms the higher mind with a new level of identification built on new ideals and planetary revelations.
Trans-personal Planets or Planets of the Awakened Mind
Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto function to bring Galactic ideas, information, and rhythms of wholeness to the solar system. These planets operate in an unconscious manner for those persons who have not yet begun to awaken to these rhythms from beyond our solar system.
Short definitions for unfamiliar esoteric terms used above