three outer planets -
Uranus, Neptune and Pluto -
are the Archetypal, Generational, and Transpersonal
"SHATTERERS" of the horoscope!
ago, when astrologers first started looking at the effects of these
(relatively speaking) newly discovered planets - each one of these outer
planets was eventually labeled as being more or less "malefic" in nature...
astrologers, the rule of thumb seemed to be: if you didn't understand
it or if it was upsetting - then it was "malefic" and "out to
do you no good."
about it for a second... the ancient, medieval, and Renaissance astrologers
- working with the traditional 7 planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus,
Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) - only had to put up with two malefics in
the sky, Saturn and Mars. These two malefics were in a nice, neat, and
proportional balance with the two benefics, Jupiter and Venus.
we modern folks keep choosing to treat Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto as
malefics, then we've suddenly got a very unfriendly and unbalanced universe
Whether you're looking at natal
(birth) charts, transiting
planets, or a synastry comparison of charts - these
three outer planets when aspecting the luminaries [Sun and Moon],
inner planets [Mercury, Venus and Mars], social planets [Jupiter and
Saturn] - act
as messengers of the "gods" and as emissaries of
Neptune, and Pluto bring us gifts of transformation and
connect our consciousness with
the archetypal "worlds beyond time and space." Uranus,
Neptune, and Pluto reflect the "inner-daemons" (an
internal guiding presence) that
are bent on shaking up and shattering
unhealthly and limited conceptions of who we are.
Neptune, and Pluto reflect archetypal energies that
insist on destroying our comfortable mental pictures regarding
the limitations of "time and space" reality.
my humble suggestion is
to resist believing "hook, line and sinker"
all those more traditional interpretations regarding
the energy of these three planets and/or
the traditional interpretations of aspects they make.
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