Outer Planets

Outer planets are also known as modern planets and transpersonal planets. They are planets cannot be seen by the naked eye. Additionally, they are not known or used in classical astrology techniques. These planets move so slowly they are kin to expressing generational trends. They represent higher consciousness and transcending the material world.

Uranus

Represents: The urge for change, freedom, revolution, and shaking things up, the sudden and the unexpected. It is how we think outside of the box- innovation, a rush of electricity and technology. Originality and freedom from conventional thinking. 

Type:  Outer. Modern, Transpersonal planet. 

Orbit Cycle:  84 years.

Retrograde Cycle: Once a year. For approximately 5 months.

Rulerships: Uranus is the modern ruler of the zodiac sign of Aquarius. Exalted in Scorpio.

Sect: None.

Tarot Correspondences: Major Arcana, the Fool.* 


Neptune

Represents: Illusions. Dissolving boundaries. Submersion. Submission. Dreams. Inspiration. Mystical experiences. Fantasy. Escapism. Universal ocean of oneness. Compassion. Idealistic. Psychic receptivity. Spirituality. Subtlety. Universal love. Negative aspects can include, deception, guilt, addictions with drugs, alcohol, confusion, illusion.

Type:  Outer. Modern, Transpersonal planet. 

Orbit Cycle:  165 years.

Retrograde Cycle: Once a year. For approximately 5 months.

Rulerships: Neptune is the modern ruler of the zodiac sign Pisces. Exaltation in Cancer.

Sect: None.

Tarot Correspondences: Major Arcana, the Hanged Man.* 


Pluto

Represents: Death and rebirth. Destruction. Renewal. Transformation and change. Power. Control. The search for truth and deep meaning. Will. Intense Passion. Ruthlessness.

Type:  Outer. Modern, Transpersonal planet. 

Orbit Cycle: 248 years.

Retrograde Cycle: Once a year. For approximately 5 months.

Rulerships:  Pluto is the modern ruler of the zodiac sign Scorpio. Exalted in Leo.

Sect: None.

Tarot Correspondences: Major Arcana, the Judgement/Aeon*



*Note: The Golden Dawn does not include outer planets in their tarot correspondences. The Fool, the Hanged Man, and Judgement are traditionally corresponding to Alchemical Air, Water, and Fire. The outer planets found, just so happen to have similar qualities to these Major Arcana cards and therefore, are easy to place into a modern correspondence for Tarot.

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