The planets regulate energy flow and represent the dimensions of experience.
In Astrology ten of the heavenly bodies are used because of their size, proximity and influence on the earth, and its human, animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms. In the proper order of their speed through the Zodiac they are: the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.
The benefic planets are Jupiter and Venus; is known as “the greater fortune” and Venus is “the lesser fortune.” The influence of the Sun and Moon is considered good also.
Mercury, Neptune and Pluto are neutral planets—their influence is good when they are well aspected with other planets, but malefic when adversely aspected.
When you see words like “malefic”, “adverse”, “bad”, “unfavorable”, etc., bear in mind that such terms are used only for want of terminology that more fittingly describes planetary vibrations.
All signs and all planets are good but our human reactions may be bad, according to our stage of development. No planets are evilin nature, but our manifested responses may be judged as good or adverse.
The Ascendant or the Rising Sign represents how your physical body appears to others, so it is quite important in the discussion of sexuality. The sign on the Ascendant at your birth colors your style of presentation to a lover and the image you project to others, especially at first meeting.
Your image may or may not be consistent with your inner personality. It is important to understand the relationship between these two areas of yourself so that you will be able to tell when others are misinterpreting you because they are judging only by superficial appearances. At times you may want to consciously alter your image to suit your inner intentions or, on the other hand, you may just wish to be aware of the impression that you make so that you can work within it.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
The sign of imagination and empathy, Pisceans can be protectively changeable, at the mercy of signals from all. They can be confused by not knowing which direction to take: on the one hand they give love and sacrifice, on the other they end in a state of doubt and even self-pity. To succeed they seem to have to swim against the tide. They have flashes of insight, are kind to anyone and see beauty even in ugly places.
Ruled by Neptune the illusionist, Piscean have a rich fantasy life for which they need an artistic outlet. They are good listeners but need to guard against shouldering too many of others people’s problems. When things go wrong they tend to blame themselves… another illusion. [..]
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 18)
The sign of social reformation, Aquarius can be idealistically stubborn, when their altruism turns to rebellion. They like to keep in touch with new developments and remain detached from deep emotional involvements. Seeming as if they just dropped in from outer space, they often have a faraway look in their eyes. They are friendly and sociable and want the greatest good for largest number of people.
Ruled by eccentric Uranus, Aquarius seem a little odd or at odds with themselves. They value freedom of thought and movement. Others may see them as rather vague but that is because they are not altogether sure who they are. They ask a lot of questions and like to see their version of justice done. They care about their friends and keep in touch with them.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
The sign of long-term achievement, Capricorns can be pedantically bossy, slowly but surely finding their way to the top. They can plan ahead and move mountains yet stay in touch with reality. Scrupulous, hardworking and usually conventional, Capricorns may seem inhibited but they want to the very best. Many Capricorns seem to have been born old, carrying responsabilities when very young, but appear to grow younger at heart as they grow older.
Ruled by wise old Saturn, Capricorns are masterly at using adversities to spur themselves on to greater achievements. They can be hampered by anxieties about their own shortcoming so may covertly use anyone or anything to succed. High status in their world is essential.
The Capricorn secret fear is of weakness and failure to reach self-imposed standarts. However, they are wise and deeply loyal people with a strong feeling for beauty. [..]
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
The sign of burning optimism, Sagittarians can be passionately adaptable and dislike being commited. Like their symbol, they seem to be half god or goddess and half an earth-bound animal. Bluntly honest, they rarely realize how bruised others can feel by their comments. Being intelligent opportunists, Sagittarians make up for their blunders with an infectious positive attitude.
Ruled by expansive Jupiter, Sagittarians enjoy travelling and are partial to taking a gamble. They are generous thinkers and may be truly surprised to find that not everyone lives by the same rules as they do. Sagittarians see the broad view but miss the details, so they may drop things in their haste.
The Sagittarian secret fear is of losing their wide-ranging freedom of action. However, they love dashing about inspiring others and hide their own sadnesses with laughter. [..]
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
The sign of adult transformation. Scorpios can be possessively stubborn, guarding their deepest passions jealously. Others have to earn their trust but can be sure that a Scorpio will never reveal confided secrets. Often very sexual, Scorpios can be passionate about almost anything. They have long memories for harm done to those they love and the darker side of human nature is no surprise to them.
Ruled by searching Pluto, Scorpios often know what others want before they know themselves. Scorpios have accurate instincts and do not suffer fools gladly. Their priorities include self-respect and personal power. They can transform themselves and work hard for a few chosen people and projects. [..]
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
The sign of intellectual liberation. Librans can be ideologically bossy, believing they have a mission to bring people and ideas together. Weighing the pros and cons of everything. Librans may sometimes be in two minds about things. But once the Libran mind is made up, decisions are presented forcibly. Anyone opposing a Libran will find they push back in the opposite direction.
Ruled by refined Venus, Librans are often attractive, love wearing exactly the right clothes and enjoy music and harmonious environments. Love should be romantic and the partner should reflect the Libra’s need for peace. Librans must have a partner in life. [..]
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
The sign of self-perfection. Virgoans can be practically adaptable, and are good organisers down to the last detail on the Virgoan list. Superbly skilled in many activities, they have a discriminating, analytical mind and very often work behind the scenes. Virgos are very sensual people but hide this part behind a sincerely modest exterior, although they may sometimes become hypercritical when challenged.
Ruled by nervous Mercury, they can sense when something is wrong and give nobody any rest until is put right. They are down to earth in their communications, often writing rather than speaking. Virgoans have an interest in food and health and lose their apparent prudishness when they take their clothes off, in private of course. [..]
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
The sign of personal distinction, Leos can be passionately stubborn, standing proud and enjoying being the king and queen of their particular domain. Leos tend to toss their hair around and can look attractive even when covered in dirt or dust. They are not particularly fond of hard work but will do it because they need to earn and retain their position at the top.
Ruled by the life-giving Sun, Leos radiate warmth and generosity. The world orbits round the happy Leos who enjoy their children, their friends and their adoring partner. A little flattery goes a long way with Leo. When hurt, because they trust everyone unwittingly, they may growl and pace around. [..]