STAR POWER - ASTROLOGICAL GLOSSARY
by Anita Sands
If you can memorize everything on this page, you too can make a living doing readings. It's truly memorizing THIS which is the basis of being a stargazer. As you read charts, you'll LEARN the rest which is easy.
I. THE SIGNS
(I give you the planet that rules the sign, too) You will want to draw a circle, divide it in 12 pie slices and start filling all these facts these into this circle. When finished. HANG IT.
ARIES- Rules self love, leadership powers, head and teeth. (MARS). Put this in the lst house. Over at the horizon, left side. On a clock, this would be between the 8 and 9 position. COLOR RED.
TAURUS-Obtaining wealth. One's possessions. Rules the throat, jaw, neck. (VENUS / BACCHUS) Put this in the 2nd house which would be between the 7 and 8 pm position. COLOR GREEN
GEMINI- Rules brothers, sisters, early studies. Hands, lungs, arms.(MERCURY) Third house. YELLOW
CANCER or MOONCHILD- Rules the home and mother, stomach, cooking, emotions. (MOON). CELERY
LEO Romantic love, creativity, children, art, body part is the heart, talents, show biz. (SUN) GOLD
VIRGO- Job, pets, employees, health, digestion, serving others for pay. (MERCURY, CHIRON) BEIGE
LIBRA- Partnership, marriage, beauty, romantic love, spine.(VENUS) PINK, PALE BLUE, LAVENDAR, ABALONE IRRIDESCENT.
SCORPIO- Sexuality, sex organs, colon, partnership monies, taxes. (PLUTO) ULTRA VIOLET
SAGITTARIUS- GURUS, Teachers, travel, higher education, legs. (JUPITER) BLUE
CAPRICORN- Career, boss, father. Worldly power. Fame, knees.(SATURN) GRAY
AQUARIUS- Friends, wishes, humanitarian reform, ankles. (URANUS) PLAID/ MAGENTA WITH ULTRAMARINE BLUE AND WHITE.
PISCES-The end of life, feet, nerves in entire body, Spiritual studies that change our vibration, Karma, the Astral Plane. (NEPTUNE) LAVENDAR.
II. INFLUENCES OF THE PLANETS
SUN- This is not a planet, but a luminary; it's the biggest quality or thing you have in your life, represents what you're known for, your reputation, your greatest talent. In a woman's chart it symbolizes the male side of her own identity, her fame, her career. It also symbolizes the type of husband she wants and father she had. In a man's chart, it is himself. It can be the male SON or sweetheart.
MOON- The Moon is also a luminary. It represents the woman in a man's life (his mother or wife.) In a woman's chart it can also be her mother, aunt, sister, friend. In both sexes the Moon represents the inner YOU, your feelings, your psyche, the emotional type you are.
RISING SIGN- (ascendant). This represents your physical type, typical behavior, mood, where you are usually found, how you operate. MORE importantly, it determines the single planet that is the RULER of the chart.
VENUS- The Goddess of love symbolizes what gives you pleasure. It can be art talent, social abilities, how you are when in love. It generally is the sweetheart or mate, but also rules the partner in business.
MARS- This is the motor that animates you. A strong Mars gives you drive, energy, ambition, strong ego-identity, leadership gifts. It is the SELF ENERGY, the muscle you bring to your identity projection.
MERCURY- Intelligence, the way you think, speak, write. It's also your SIBLINGS, and rules young people, children, students. It rules your books, studies.
JUPITER- This is the planet of luck and shows where certain gain lies for you. It also rules learning, expansion, travel. THE TEACHER.
SATURN-This is the planet that shows where you HAVE A HARD TIME, where you need to grow to survive. OR ELSE! AT BEST, it's the MISSION IN LIFE, the DEDICATION AND DISCIPLINE. If a person, it is THE FATHER or BOSS.
URANUS- Rules ideas or people that stimulate you intellectually, that illuminate you, and cause change in your life. THE FRIEND, the SCHOOL FORCE, or club you go to.
NEPTUNE- Ability to have faith, believe, do magic. RULES the Soul, selfless charity. Faith that lets you achieve magic. THE SPIRITUAL unseen GUIDE or angel and what he's trying to help you with. Also, CAN rule the CHAOS around you that makes you a hopeless case.
PLUTO- Temptation, sin, the will to prevail. Can indicate obsessions, compulsions, criminality. It rules doing 180's and self transforming, rebirth. Can wipe away the past. Can as easily makes us ruthless, tricky. Rules SEXUAL AFFAIRS, the quality of personal magnetism.
CHIRON- This is a planetoid between Saturn and Uranus that has a 51 year orbit of earth. It represents the 'wounded healer' someone with empathy into those who might have their very problem.
BACCHUS- Speculative planet. Fun & great wealth. The Good life.
MIDHEAVEN POINT or MC- The doorway to your mission in life.
Part of Fortuna- An Arabian part, your special LUCK point.
NODES or ECLIPSE POINTS- The group connections you have. Called Rahu Ketu in India. These are the invisible head and tail of a dragon which (connected to a lunation) creates eclipses!
The SQUARE of any two planets gives conflict, growth.
The TRINE makes things easy. It gives instant LUCK, success.
The OPPOSITION makes two forces link tightly as 'complements' but there is a challenge to incorporate the two dissimilar qualities. Defusing, negotiation may be req'd.
The SEMISQUARE shows something close that can be used.
The SESQUIQUAD shows you have to go far, but can win.
The CONJUNCTION gives great power, puts things RIGHT in your lap!
The SEXTILE gives ideas/opportunities that MAYBE you can achieve. It gives ease in getting information.
THESE ASPECTS will always LINK two planets or maybe three, and thusly give a new 'gestalt' quality. Sometimes 3 or 4 planets link for a very rare, unusual 'flavor'. ALL PLANETS have a + and a - way of operating. ANY two planets can project a dark side. Usually, abstinant people donít have the negative spin to the planet's action. People whose auras are really screwed up, bodies ill, they get the minus activity. Can't get the positive.†THE HOUSESIn Astrology, these are 12 sections, (called Houses) to everyone's natal horoscope, at the moment of birth or at the moment of any event. The Astrologer calculates them by determining what part of the zodiac was 'rising in the East' at the time of birth, thusly distributing the zodiac in the different Houses of not only a birth horoscope, but of any moment in any given day. The Zodiac is divided into 12 Signs which fall into 12 Houses, each House representing or ruling a different area of life.
1st House Self, environment, personality.
2nd House Money, your car, your earnings, possessions, your 'stuff.'
3rd House Siblings, early learning, mode of talking, communicating, the neighborhood.
4th House Family, roots, home, mother.
5th House The loved one, child or sweetheart. Your form of Creativity/art.
6th house Job, pet, servant and your health.
7th House Mate, biz partner. THE OTHER PERSON. Grandparents.
8th House What transforms you, scares you into change. Partnership money, threat of death, taxes, debts.
9th House Teachers, Gurus, higher education, travel.
10th House Career, boss, father.
11th House Your friend, club, your desires/wishes, aims.
12th House Karma you bring from past lives, conditions at the end of life, hospitals, death.
THE ELEMENTS- (there are four)
WATER- Emotions, feelings, the astral body. CANCER is maternal feelings, SCORPIO sexual feelings, obsessiveness, control of the other person, need for them, addition, PISCES - spiritual, selfless, sacrificial soul feelings.
AIR- Rules the INTELLECT, and its DEVELOPMENT. GEMINI is early learning, brothers/sisters, speech. LIBRA is the love relationship with one's 'significant other' as well as the intellectual exchange with the mate. AQUARIUS is the friend, or special interest club, the political group as well a New Age intellectual systems, growth methodologies and therapies.
EARTH- Rules your MATERIAL world. TAURUS is your money and your 'stuff,' VIRGO is your job, services you do to earn a paycheck, CAPRICORN is your true destiny or career. The l0th house is the CAPPIE house, and shows your mission in life. The promise you made God before you got here.
FIRE- Your loves, passions. What lights you up. ARIES is love for one's self, basic identity. LEO rules love for one's child as well as romantic love, it also rules the passion for creativity. SAGITTARIUS is the love of the teacher for the student, and vice versa. It also rules the excitement of learning and travel.
THE MODES OF ACTION, GUNAS (in sanskrit)- (There are three.)
CARDINAL: Rajaistic or ACTIVE mode! These represent the major life arenas: ARIES is the SELF, and opposite it, LIBRA is the MATE or PARTNER. CANCER is our mother/HOME and opposite it, CAPRICORN is our father/boss/CAREER. CARDINAL signs are WHERE YOU HAVE your major ACTION! These are the four angles of the chart. Aries 1st house, cancer 4th house, Libra 7th house, Capricorn 10th house. Place them in the circle.
MUTABLE- Sattvic or adaptable, CHANGEABLE mode. This is the background area of your life or it's things in fluctuation that you can change with your MENTAL ENERGY or which change on their own. GEMINI is neighbors, classes, your ideas, siblings. SAGITTARIUS represents your teachers & other relatives. VIRGO is job, pets, servants. PISCES is conditions in late life, KARMA.
FIXED or Tamasic MODE, relate to conditions, people, things which pretty much stay the same. TAURUS money matters, our material station, financial class, LEO our children, beloved, sweethearts, our creative abilities; SCORPIO power given us, money from others, sexual obsessions, AQUARIUS desires, wishes, our friends.