Minor Planetary Bodies – Asteroids

Asteroids Larger asteroids will sometimes be referred to as ‘planetoids’. They are composed of mineral and rock. Asteroids are different from meteors as asteroids have a diameter greater than one meter. There are over 21,000 named asteroids. The main asteroids used in astrology are the first four that were discovered, Ceres, Pallas, Juno, and Vesta. … More Minor Planetary Bodies – Asteroids

Minor Planetary Bodies – Centaurs

Centaurs Centaurs differentiate from other asteroids because they characteristically behave as a mix between a comet and an asteroid. Comets are composed of dust and ice. Thus, a mythological association was made with Centaurs who were half human and half horse. Centaurs have unstable orbits compared to other celestial bodies making them unique. Their orbits … More Minor Planetary Bodies – Centaurs

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: … More Outer Planets

Social Planets

Social planets, Jupiter and Saturn, represent an individual’s connection to the public. as well as organizations established for the forward progression of society and culture, such as governments and religions. These planets stand inbetween what is personal and what is transpersonal or otherworldly. Jupiter Represents: Faith. Positivism. Hope. Mercy. Goodwill. Morality. Aspirations. Optimism. Overindulgence. It … More Social Planets

Inner Planets

Inner planets are planets whose orbit is within the asteroid belt. They are the closest to the sun. In astrology, they are associated with our individual concerns, personality, and identity expression. The Sun Represents: the Self, the Will, Intelligence, and vitality, it’s how our energy shines to others. Light, consciousness, recognition, creativity, drive, libido, and … More Inner Planets

Planetary Bodies

Planetary bodies or celestial bodies are all of the movable objects in the heavens, mostly seen, and some unseen. In classical/traditional astrology, the visible planetary bodies are taken into account. These are typically referred to by astrologers as “planets” because they are “wanderer” among the seemingly fixed stars in the sky. We have the Sun … More Planetary Bodies

Apparent Motion

Direct Motion – The normal motion of a planet. The Sun and Moon are always in Direct motion. All other planets can also move in a retrograde motion at varying times. Retrograde Motion – When a planet is moving backwards through a zodiac sign from a Geocentric position. Astrologers tend to interpret this as inner directed energies … More Apparent Motion