PLANETS IN THE SIGNS
Remember that the material you're studying now is the heart of astrology. To erect a horoscope is a simple mathematical task but to delineate that same chart is a highly complex matter. Your success at delineation will depend wholly on how well you grasp the material presented in these chapters concerning interpretation.
You should continue to rehash and expand your knowledge of the influence of each Sign, House and Planet. If it is possible it would be wise for you to set apart a certain amount of time daily to just sit and relax and meditate on what you have already learned. You are becoming part of a very select few who are in touch with and can appreciate the laws of our universe. You must prepare yourself to accept a more liberal view of our life than those who are bound by their own lack of knowledge. The questions why? and what for? must become part of your very intellect. None except those with a well-developed and open sense of reason, a clear mind, and a good memory can effectively pursue the study of astrology.
Picture yourself as part of the universe. You are part of that whole, you are an integral part. You have chosen to be among those who can explain and accept this whole. You are becoming one with the universe and I guarantee you'll be amazed and gratified at the peace of mind you will find for yourself and all you come in contact with.
We will now continue to study the influence of each planet as it passes through each sign. You must remember that the effect each planet exerts can be modified, enhanced or negated according to the aspects it forms with the other planets. The significance of the house occupied by the planet must also be considered. What you are studying here are the basic principles behind each planet in each sign. Good or bad aspects and the House position will determine if these principles are of a harmonious or inharmonious nature.
JUPITER IN THE SIGNS
Jupiter is the natural ruler of the sign Sagittarius and it is exalted in the sign Cancer. It is in its detriment when in Gemini and in its fall when in Capricorn.
Jupiter in Aries
Jupiter is well placed here and there is a natural stress on the element of impulse and the rebellion against restriction. The position helps to create natural cheerfulness and optimism. The native is, to some extent, a pioneer or innovator, not very conservative by nature, who is generally fortunate and well-respected. He should be cautioned about his impulsive and impetuous nature for it may cause him harm.
Jupiter in Taurus
The native has a peaceful, dignified and reserved nature. There is an indication of sorrow through relatives yet this is modified by the gain through friends connected with the family circle. It is a favorable position for matters concerning business collegues or employees and others who carry out any work or duty for the native.
Although his nature is basically peaceful there are times when the native can become overly involved in rebellion against some of the more orthodox conventions of life.
Jupiter in Gemini
Jupiter is detrimented in Gemini and the native must be prepared to deal with his restless and changeable nature. Although he is the possessor of a high degree of adaptability his inability to form definite objectives hinders any progress that may be possible.
There is a definite tendency toward the intellectual side of religion, mysticism or an eclectic religion but his uncertainty and changeability will continually harasses his progress.
Jupiter in Cancer
Jupiter is exalted in Cancer and its radiation for the native is accordingly favorable. The native is good-humored, charitable and benevolent in nature. The emotional side of the native, the imagination and intuition are strengthened and may manifest themselves in some form of art. He is very fond of the home life and usually has strong emotional ties with his mother. He may change his religion or hold it loosely and yet be thoroughly sincere and devout. There is some indication of death at a distance from home.
Jupiter in Leo
This is very fine position as the native is sincere, generous, magnanimous yet he is somewhat ambitious and fond of power, dignity, pomp and display. There is a dramatic flare in him and he is naturally attracted to grandeur and ceremony.
He possesses an ardent love nature and is desirous of quick and spontaneous responses. Because of this he should be cautioned to use discretion in the forming of associations and ties of an affectionate character.
Jupiter in Virgo
Jupiter is detrimented in Virgo and hence it is not a favorable position. There is an attraction to strange characters and the off-beat areas of life and he will have to act prudently if he is to avoid hurt in these areas.
The native here is sometimes lacking in method and, at times, he is even absent-minded. He is very discriminatory in his choice of friends and sometimes he can hurt people very deeply without realizing it. He has a tendency to be over-critical of his friends and he may lose some good friends this way.
Jupiter in Libra
Jupiter is well-placed in Libra as the optimism of the native is drawn out constructively. It is generally a good influence for partnership and marriage, making the former profitable and bringing much happiness in the latter. The native has a strong desire for companionship, even though he can maintain an independent attitude if a need for such should arise. The native will tend to be a very sincere and religious person.
He enjoys his periods of pleasure and relaxation yet he is more than willing to alternate them with periods of work in order to avoid either boredom or changeability.
Jupiter in Scorpio
This position denotes an eventful life and, although some of the experiences will be of a bitter nature, the knowledge gained through them will be invaluable. The native has a nature surrounded by many desires, some of them of a secret nature. The emotional side of the character is very strong and must be contained or emotional turmoil will surface. When things go awry, however, he is most likely to feel bitter and hurt and express this in a highly sarcastic manner. He is not likely to forgive and forget. His feelings of resentment will not be easily overcome and if allowed to take this upper hand, friction and animosity will surely occur.
Jupiter in Sagittarius
Jupiter is dignified in Sagittarius and hence it is extremely well placed. There are very strong indications of progress and advancement for there is a natural blending of personal initiative with the element of luck and good fortune. The nature is usually prophetic, sympathetic, impressionable with a flair for philosophy and religion. More than one marriage and love affair is indicated, one most likely, to a relative.
The native's interest in sports, open air activities, travel and foreign affairs is intensified and very marked.
Jupiter in Capricorn
This is the sign of Jupiter's fall and its influence here can cause severe problems. The native here must constantly be on guard not to let his selfish tendencies rule his nature. If his selfishness becomes too powerful he can turn into a hypocrite simply using all he comes in contact with to further his own ego or assets. He is very opposed to and unsympathetic towards mystic or occult thought. He finds pleasure in physical service and the idea of duty. He obtains joy from work in this way.
Jupiter in Aquarius
This position indicates the formulation of sincere and lasting friendships with much pleasure and benefit obtained through them. It strengthens the intuition and refines and spiritualizes the mind. The native will have original and independent views. He favors the manifestation of almost any of the higher qualities of mind and he may have uncommon psychical or spiritual experiences.
The native will generally be more philosophical than religious as he will constantly be trying to rationalize the question "WHY?"
Jupiter in Pisces
The position is questionable because if the emotional side of the nature is not controlled emotional disturbances will occur which will have a negative effect upon personal relationships. Yet if this emotion can be controlled beautiful and rewarding personal relationships will occur.
The native must always be careful that other people do not abuse his basic hospitable nature or get him to make sacrifices for them or do things for them which are not fair to himself.
SATURN IN THE SIGNS
Again to refresh our memories Saturn is the ruler of the sign Capricorn, it is exalted in the Sign Libra has its fall in the sign Aries and is detrimented in the Signs Cancer and Leo.
Saturn in Aries
Saturn is in its fall when in Aries and its influence can cause much turmoil. This position will bring many periods of anxiousness and worrying but if the native can cultivate his powers of endurance and fortitude he will have some help he needs in working through the many difficulties encountered.
There is a certain amount of impatience and an inclination towards taking risks. The native will suffer because of these tendencies. He tends to act too quickly and thus he precipitates his own unfortunate circumstances. Yet if he can control his impulsive nature he will undoubtedly acquire a position of power and influence.
Saturn in Taurus
This position tends to make the native strong-willed, very firm and persistent in pursuing his purposes. There is a possibility of inheritance especially through the parents. The native is usually careful and saving in money matters either from inclination or necessity, and he is sometimes even miserly. In any event there is a distinct tendency towards selfishness.
The practical side of the nature will be enhanced and there will be a stronger social drive in the native due to his desire for companionship. Thus there will be closer contact with the social, public and artistic sides of life.
Saturn in Gemini
This position denotes tremendous potential brain power, however, success if often hampered by over-caution and suspicion. The power of the mental concentration is usually intensified but we must consider the position of Mercury here since it is the ruler of Gemini.
Special effort should be made to increase the depth of thought and strength of character for this combination can make either a great philosopher and scientist or a public enemy and a criminal.
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn is detrimented in the sign Cancer and so its influence denotes a certain amount of discord. This position is unfortunate for worldly position, honor, wealth, possessions, and general success in life. It brings many troubles in business, occupation, and profession. It threatens downfall, loss of repute, financial troubles and poverty.
There is a need for the native to be on guard against the tendency to inactivity, to peevish discontent and a self-centered outlook.
Saturn in Leo
Saturn is not well-placed in Leo and it's radiation produces discord. The native's life is bound to be frustrated with troubles, worries, delays, and hindrances. Yet on the other hand it gives an intensified capacity for endurance, persistency and concentration of mind to cope with these problems. The native must employ these capacities if he is to avoid the problems of the anxiety inherent in his nature. He may suffer some anguish through love-affairs or by submitting to anger.
Saturn in Virgo
Saturn is fairly well-placed in Virgo and the native can be expected to have an orderly, critical, and analytical mind. He will have an original and capable intellect, one that is suited to deal with profound subjects. He should be warned that the serious tendency in his nature may sometimes produce melancholy or gloom if it is not controlled.
There is a strong will power, considerable firmness of character and the native will not be easily swayed once his mind is made up.
Saturn in Libra
Saturn is in the sign of its exaltation here and the radiation is very harmonious. The native is very independent, somewhat reserved, and may often strike other people as being cold. There is a strong love of justice and an equally strong sense of duty. The native is a "sticker" at anything undertaken and will not shirk even boring routine and/or hard work, although there is a strong appreciation of beauty, ease and comfort.
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in Scorpio is a position that denotes that the native's life will be a rather eventful one. There will be many ups and downs, an experiencing, on occasions, of bitter and unpleasant incidents causing a deal of resentment and even unhappiness: Yet the native can learn a great deal from his unfortunate experiences and use this knowledge to lead a fuller more complete life. Despite feelings of depression, the misunderstanding and unfair actions of others, the native will never give up his fight.
Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn is reasonably well-placed when in the sign Sagittarius as this position adds a degree of optimism to the native and will draw out the philosophical qualities, thus overcoming the tendency towards depression and anxiety. The native will tend to view the ups and downs of life philosophically and accept their consequences. The ability is also there, if used, to see the inner meaning of the various difficulties which are encountered as well as to apply the knowledge derived from these experiences in the handling of future problems as they arise.
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn is dignified in the sign Capricorn and so its influence is of a harmonious nature. The native is very self-centered with a tremendous independence of character. He has excellent aptitude to exercise power and mastery over people and he has some degree of ambition.
From time to time there will be phases of gloom and melancholy with a general effect of isolation and loneliness. The native should be instructed to endeavor to cultivate more thought for the interests of other people because it will lessen his feelings of loneliness.
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn is generally well placed here and it brings success to the native through societies, associations, companies or groups of people having some common object. This position lifts him up and indicates either general success or else prominence. It lessens certain of the restrictive significations of Saturn and assists both the progressive side of the native and the opportunities for making progress in everyday life. The capacity for making friends is intensified, and the friends made can be relied upon when troublesome conditions arise.
Saturn in Pisces
When Saturn is in Pisces the native is usually very hard to understand. The position indicates that he will have a certain amount of trouble expressing his inner feelings, desires or thoughts. In many instances there will be a marked difficulty in making progress. Matters related with companionship, friendship, marriage and partnership should be very carefully considered.
The senses of worry and anxiety are enhanced and this may lead to various disappointments if it is not checked.
URANUS IN THE SIGNS
Once again to refresh our memory Uranus rules the sign Aquarius, it is exalted in the sign Scorpio has its fall in the sign Taurus and is detrimented in Leo.
Uranus in Aries
The native has an inventive, ingenious and active mind and he is very hard to understand. This position causes some lack of tact and difficulties in restraining feelings and expressions regarding the faults or supposed stupidities of others.
This location of Uranus brings a liability toward estrangements and upsets affecting the relationships with others. He should try to avoid heated arguments and disputes of an adverse nature should always be avoided.
He must learn to cultivate a certain amount of patience with the difficulties of those who have less strength or will power than himself.
Uranus in Taurus
This is the position of Uranus in fall and its influence can bring more difficulty to the native. It is apt to cause ups and downs and sudden losses financially and materialistically.
This position often conveys incredible powers of intuition on the native and he will do things and obtain results that could not be achieved were the ordinary powers of reason exercised.
There is a definite indication that the native is prone to wrong decisions and there can be an adherence to convictions in an adverse manner. It is not so much that the convictions are bad but the manner of expression regarding them can cause trouble with other people.
Uranus in Gemini
This position increases the mental power and intellectual activity, it gives originality and ingenuity and some eccentricity of mind or fondness for the occult subjects. The native should be cautious here with his brainwork for there is a definite risk of overstrain in mental activities.
A strong tendency to travel is likely, possibly only in thought or through the medium of books if this is all that can be arranged. There is a strong attraction to the psychic areas of life and it is up to the native whether he profits through these experiences or not.
Uranus in Cancer
Uranus is not too well-placed in Cancer as it intensifies the emotions and the senses. The native is easily touched and quickly moved. This can cause severe emotional imbalances.
There is a dire need for the native to avoid being over-sensitive about basic misunderstanding because it can lead to unnecessary heart-break.
If circumstances permit there will be much travel during the native's life as he is a great lover of adventure.
Uranus in Leo
Uranus is in its detriment in the sign Leo and its radiations can cause the native major problems. There may be much trouble in the family life, especially during youth. A loss or difficulty trough the father in some way is indicated. The native will have a distinct disregard for conventionality, a strong desire for freedom and independence. If he does not learn to control and modify these desires he will repeatedly wind up in trouble both socially and in the business world.
Uranus in Virgo
There is some indication that there will be some trouble, hindrances or restrictions regarding the occupation. The native may expect to encounter insurmountable difficulties and thwarted ambitions in his business schemes. As an employer there will be danger of losing his employees because of failure to communicate.
The native has a natural tendency to be a bit difficult with people and he is easily irritated. Yet the native does have an inherent power to cure this tendency once sufficient awareness of its existence has been achieved.
Uranus in Libra
Uranus is reasonably well placed in Libra, the balancing factors of Libra bringing more poise without interfering with the originality of Uranus. The combination brings outstanding gifts of intuition besides stimulating and augmenting the imagination. The tastes and aesthetic faculties are also intensified.
This is not a favorable position for marriage however as the native will tend toward hasty engagement and quick marriages without sincere consideration of the outcome. There is some indication that the native will have a strong literary talent.
Uranus in Scorpio
The native of this position will possess a tremendous will-power with a strong capacity of determination and concentration. He will have a keen and critical mind and be inclined to study psychology with a side interest in the matters of the occult. He has a great dislike for the routine side of work and life, however his powers of determination and concentration will see him through this problem.
He is often a great pioneer in the field of astrology and will make many significant contributions to the science.
Uranus in Sagittarius
This position strengthens the imagination and the inventive side of the native's nature. There is a strong interest in all sorts of new ideas, his own and other people's. There may also be prophetic gifts and the native will be able to look into the future through his dreams.
The native has a general tendency to become a born reformer and a philosopher with a vivid sense of idealism and strong powers of intuition and imagination. He is likely to be a rebel with unorthodox ideas in subjects dealing with education.
Uranus in Capricorn
This position conveys a certain amount of thoughtfulness on the native, his nature being serious and reserved. There is an indication that there may be some trouble or discord with the parents.
The native will have a penetrating mind with a considerable interest in matters concerning electricity or science. There is also a likelihood of the native succeeding in public employment under governmental or municipal authorities. He must be warned, however, about sudden, unseen reverses and changes.
Uranus in Aquarius
This position brings unusual experiences among friends. The friends of the native will be of a highly original nature and depending on how he deals with them he can benefit or lose by these associations.
The native has a powerful and inventive intellect. He is not only inventive, but resourceful, ingenious and very apt at acquiring education. He has an independent, self supporting nature with superb powers of memory. He is especially fitted to work in associations with others as he is thus very suitable for positions in large undertakings.
Uranus in Pisces
The native here is attracted to all areas of the occult. He has a keen interest in all psychical matters and is attracted into associations with those who are delving into this area themselves. He is prone to strange dreams, visions and premonitions and if his mind is not open he may suffer from these experiences.
This is some indication that he may unexpectedly land in an institution but he may just as unexpectedly get out. He has a distinct lack of sociability and he may suffer from it or it may not affect him at all.
NEPTUNE IN THE SIGNS
Neptune is the planetary ruler of the sign Pisces, it is exalted in Cancer, has its detriment in Virgo and its fall when in Capricorn.
Neptune in Aries
This position is likely to intensify the senses, feelings, and emotions and depending on the nature of horoscope this intensification can be either for good or evil. The native is prone to mystical experiences or beliefs.
The native here is often the cunning planner, or the dangerous type of subtle subversive man or woman. The native should be cautioned about this tendency because it can lead to a marked amount of unpopularity and sometimes lead him into a physically dangerous situation.
Neptune in Taurus
This position if well aspected is favorable for monetary and business matters yet the reverse effect takes place under bad aspect. The native will definitely be attracted to the musical and fine art areas of life.
The basic feelings of this native are somewhat over-sensitive. He has a tendency to rely on hunches in regard to earning money and if he is not careful these hunches may lead to disaster.
This position however does bring the native great personal charm with the ability to win people over to his ways.
Neptune in Gemini
This increases the powers of intuition and imagination and the native will often experience many prophetic or symbolic dreams. There is a strong inclination towards travel of a long-distance nature. The native will be highly appreciative of good music and he will have a great mental sensitiveness to all the fine arts.
He will be very sympathetic in nature but this can also work against him as people will sometimes take advantage of his good will.
Neptune in Cancer
This is a rather lazy position and the native here would rather sit back and dream of all the great things he is going to do than to actually go out and accomplish them.
The position is conducive to a strong relationship with the mother and promises some benefits through her. The native has a sympathetic and impressionable nature and is very fond of the home and the comforts of home.
This location of Neptune indicates that the native will change his residence many times during his lifetime and may even die in another country.
Neptune in Leo
This position bestows warm affections on the native with the senses and feelings very active and powerful. He has a distinct love of company, society, sport and pleasure. He is at his best when among friendly company. His benevolent nature can cause him problems if his love nature is allowed to go to excess. It will lead him into creating unions before he or his partner are realistically ready.
There is a latent artistic capacity usually associated with music or poetry. He has a natural desire to educate young children along artistic channels.
Neptune in Virgo
Neptune is detrimented in the sign Virgo and hence its influence is basically discordant. There is an inclination in the native to continually change his train of thought and jump from idea to idea without logically bridging the gaps. This tendency can cause several problems if the native is not conscious of the results.
He should be warned not to place too much reliance upon the support or the promises of either fellow employees or business colleagues as these can be illusory and produce let-downs and ultimate loss.
Neptune in Libra
This position affords the native an abundance of natural charm as it enhances the attractive ride of nature. There is a definite flirtatious aspect to the basic nature and the native is very prone to innumerable infatuations with the opposite sex. If passing fancies are not evaluated for their actual worth, they can cause an immeasurable amount of agony for existing relationships.
There is some indication that the native will possess the artistic gift of persuasion and use it strictly for his benefit.
Neptune in Scorpio
This position concerns the highly secretive nature of a mysterious person. The native is very hard to understand and even harder to explain. He will more than likely find tremendous success with occult study. The position is rather unique as it affords the potentiality for extreme good and extreme bad.
The productive capacity of the individual, from the procreative standpoint, will be enhanced by this position and there can be an excess of the erotic and amorous on the one hand or an intensification of the natural desire for children on the other.
Neptune in Sagittarius
This position gives the native a very strong interest in religion and folk-lore and from the latter point, mythology. The exploratory instinct and desire for travel will be intensified. This can manifest itself among both the physical channels in the desire for foreign travel and experience, and along psychic channels in the desire for developing the faculty of astrological insight.
In general, the spirit of adventure will be very strong and this will draw out the enterprising side of the nature which can be either foolish or wise according to the aspects involved.
Neptune in Capricorn
Neptune is in its fall in the sign Capricorn. This location credits intensive ambitious idealism which can be associated with the political side of affairs, either from the revolutionary standpoint or in connection with economic and social reconstruction.
The native should be warned that there is a natural inclination towards debauchery and drunkenness with an emphasis on the selfish and miserly side of the nature in a very unpleasant manner.
The desire for rendering some form of public service will be great yet there is also an inclination towards conspiracy, fraud and double-dealing.
Neptune in Aquarius
This position will draw out the humanitarian and sympathetic side of the nature and it will ignite a deep interest in the humanitarian causes, such as, social improvement, artistic and musical affairs. Platonic friendships will be formed and problems can arise through the deceptive influence of friends.
The artistic and intellectual qualities, if developed, can be productive of very helpful and beneficial results. If the native can realize these talents he can maximize the circumstances surrounding him.
Neptune in Pisces
Neptune in Pisces denotes the possibility of suffering through the dishonesty, trickery or deception of others. The personal confidence of the native can be gravely abused if this occurs.
The locality increases the personal capacity to manipulate the power of mental and oral suggestion to influence other people to do things which are desired.
The idealistic and peace loving side of the nature will be drawn out and there will be an expression of charm which will be very appealing to others who come into the native's life.
The discovery of Pluto was announced March 13, 1930. Its effect in the twelve signs is still being studied and recorded and because this study is not as yet complete it would be futile to dogmatize upon its effects in the twelve signs.
As Pluto is the most distant known planet from the Sun its radiation must necessarily effect the long term range of the native's life. In whatever sign Pluto is posited it causes gradual changes to occur so that new methods can be established to meet all modern requirements. Of course the House position must be considered in relationship to the Sign.
It takes Pluto, on the average, 28 years approximately to pass through one Sign of the Zodiac from its initial entry to its final exit. As far as House position goes, however, it will pass through the whole of the twelve Houses in the 24 hours of the day. The actual House in which it is posited at a person's birth, of course, is dependent upon the time and place of that particular birth.
Pluto rules the atomic power of force. In human character or destiny it rules the unknown or the unseen, the X factor. It demonstrates the capacity to release into action the unrealized latent powers for good or for ill which reside within the human physical and spiritual form. The effects of Pluto are far-reaching. When you drop a stone in the water of a pond the ripples caused by the stone slowly reach all points of the pond. The ripples, as with the radiations from Pluto, will touch things far beyond the original point of contact and produce results entirely undreamed of.
You should reread this lesson until the meaning of each Planet in each sign becomes part of your very nature. It is important to keep in your mind that the concept of aspects will determine if a planet's influence will be harmonious or not harmonious.
We have covered Planets and Houses. There is considerable talk of a tenth Planet larger then Saturn which is so far away as to reflect very little light. Any new developments such as this will be brought to your attention through our Alumni Society. This is also true of further developments as to the planet Pluto and all other occurrences in Astrology throughout the World.
The truth of the characteristics of the Houses and Planets is based on thousands of years of observation, research and recordings by Astrologers throughout the World. Their accuracy has been proven many many times over. It is very rare that an exception is encountered. However, when this does occur, careful study and analysis will usually reveal some explanation.
To top of page To index page To next lesson