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1

What is the Ptolemic order of the planets?

Moon Mercury Venus Sun Mars Jupiter Saturn Fixed stars

2

Which signs are ruled by which planets?

Luminaries:
Sun -Leo
Moon -Cancer
Mercury -Gemini Virgo
Venus -Taurus Libra
Mars -Aries Scorpio
Jupiter -Sagittarius Pisces
Saturn -Capricorn Aquarius

3

What are the orbital cycles of each planet? (Classical and modern)

Sun - 1 year (1 degree per day)
Moon - 28 days (is within 28 degrees of Sun)
Mercury - 1 year
Venus - +- 1 year (within 48 degrees of Sun)
Mars -2 years
Jupiter - 12 years
Saturn - 29 years
Uranus - 84 years
Neptune - 150 years
Pluto - 250 years
Ceres - 4 yrs 7 months
Chiron - ??

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SUN:

Key characteristics, keywords, concepts
Areas of life
Archetypes / occupations
Body

WHO I AM. Identify. Power. Vitality. Illumination.

Intelligence of the soul or spirit, pride, confidence, dignity, constancy, endurance.

Career, self-expression, leadership, notability

Contrasts to other luminary, Moon, which emits light at night. More enduring, fixed. More ‘real’. Constancy. Steady speed, stable movement and appearance.

Father, master, notable figures, kingship. Drama, leadership, politician, administration, creative arts, medicine, physical education, consulting

Heart

5

MOON

Key characteristics, keywords, concepts
Areas of life
Archetypes / occupations
Body

HOW I FEEL. MOOD. Instinctual mind. Changeability.

Basic perceptions. Conscious / unconscious mind, (subject/object). Fleeting thoughts. Tides of generation and corruption/passing away. Constant change through moon cycles. Counterfeit light. Reflected light. Impermanence. Varies in shape and size.

Contrast to the other luminary, Sun. Impermanence, fluidity, appearance changes instability.

Home, housekeeping. Travel. Wanderings. Time divider (lunar cycle) – 1st calendar, in some systems.

Instinctive drives, unconscious

Queen, Mother, sister, older female, nurturer, culinary, nursing, public relations, real estate, oceanography, childcare, elder care, healing arts, advertising

Breasts, stomach, left eye

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MERCURY

Key characteristics, keywords, concepts
Areas of life
Archetypes / occupations
Body

HOW I COMMUNICATE. Analysis, curiosity, versatility, detail, native wit, dexterity, cleverness, irregularity, suspension, indecision, dispute, conduit.

Intermediary, knowledge transfer, wisdom from Sun to rest of planets.
Can take on qualities of all other planets
Both night and day sect.
Things in dispute.
Can oppose Jupiter – destabilizer. Changeable. Variable speed, can be faster than sun.

Learning, education, data, information, news, travel/mobility, atheism, coinage & money exchange, marketing, banking, commerce, analysts, writing-related, languages, communication jobs, teaching, sales, processing

Winged god. Male or female, child, youth. Lawyer, devil’s advocate, messenger translators, interpreters.

Arms, hands, fingers, little finger

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VENUS

Key characteristics, keywords, concepts
Areas of life
Archetypes / occupations
Body

HOW I CONNECT. Unification, cohesion, reconciliation. Binding, marriage, friendship, relationships, the arts, fertility, sensuality, affection, balance

Lesser benefic. Significations derived from Mars. Harmony and aesthetic beauty. Attraction through the senses, balance, art, proportion, ease, grace, comfort

The arts, ceremony and ritual, theater, relationships, social life, friendship, romance, marriage

Goddess of Love, femininity, the arts, music, singing, service jobs, architects, designers, creatives, healers, real estate

kidneys, bladder, sexual organs

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MARS

Key characteristics, keywords, concepts
Areas of life
Archetypes / occupations
Body

HOW I SEPARATE. Discord, cutting, repulsion, impulsivity, eruption, energizing, asserting, competing, courageous, penetrating, daring, recklessness, drive, force, ego, aggravate

Lesser malefic. Violence, wars, robbery, banishment, competitions, exile, estrangement.
Verbal abuse. Insolence. Lies. Anger. Fighting. Excessive heat. Fevers, inflammations. Cuts and burns. Masculinity, aggression.

God of War, metal workers, athletes, military, police, surgeons, physical jobs, engineering, computer science, archeology, biomedical, geology

Muscular system, sexual organs, blood

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JUPITER

Key characteristics, keywords, concepts
Areas of life
Archetypes / occupations
Body

HOW I SAY YES. Optimism, expansiveness, growth, increase, coherence, confirmation and affirmation, abundance, stability. Release from bonds, freedom, wealth. Integrated knowledge and wisdom (application to life) (gnosis), success, inclusivity. Justice, morality, alliances, friendships with powerful people, large gifts, profits, good fortune, healing

Greater benefic. Largest planet. Hot and moist.

Religion, faith, philosophy, knowledge, learning & wisdom, law, justice, travel, your vision of fulfillment, philosophy, teaching, travel, religion, begetting of children, medicine

King of Gods, Lord of semen, Gurus, advisors, consultants, law,

bodily bulk, fat

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SATURN

Key characteristics, keywords, concepts
Areas of life
Archetypes / occupations
Body

HOW I SAY NO. REALITY CHECK. Restrictions, boundaries. Rejection, exclusion, negation. Denial, delay, rigidity. Form and structure, practicality, discipline, diligence, limitation

Greater malefic. Furthest, slowest, dimmest. Boundary of visibility.
Dry and cold.
Duty, heights, falls, old age, debility, loss, death, fear, inertia

Career, agriculture, mining,

Kronos, God of Time, grim reaper, elders, father, same sex parent, accounting, managing, engineering, technical, vocational, accounting

Skin, bones, teeth, legs