Traditional Astrology: Part 1

The outer planets and asteroids, whose numbers grow each day are relevant to Astrology. Yet these planets and bodies are external aspects of human consciousness, these are symbols of the non-human part of life. Pluto as a planet and as a myth is not symbolic of Earthly life, its symbolism and mythology is that of death and Hades is ancient god of the underworld.

Outer Planets and asteroids have an important part to play in our knowledge and understanding, yet they are symbolic of circumstances which are outside of individual human control. Having an inner planet for example, Mercury conjunct an outer planet, Uranus does not make the person come in contact with another person symbolic of Uranus, but it is likely that his mind will be interested in subjects that are associated with the modern planet and able to access the external conscious level which is symbolised by this planet. Uranus is not an inner state, but an outer state, an external place in which Mercury as symbol of the student and mind of a person is able to access.

Neptune equally does not symbolise a person. Neptune is symbolic of the ocean, of mass consciousness, and of what is not altogether understood, in the exact same way that Pluto is not understood. Pluto symbolises the forces of nature which are beyond human control and understanding, Pluto does not have rulership of the Tropical sign of Scorpio. It is not possible for a human being to be symbolised by Pluto, lord of the dead, of the underworld, of hell, because all human beings are living. This is not to say that the outer planets do not have power to affect human beings and this is the reason for their incorporation into Astrology, by those early writers and Astrologers who saw remarkable similarities between these planets and the Signs.

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