Planets, Signs and Houses: The Astrological Components
Astrology has a language all of its own. It is made up of many symbols. Within these symbols are three major components; the Planets, the Signs and the Houses, each having a distinct role to play.
Each PLANET represents a psychological function. Each SIGN has a clear objective that motivates that function. Each HOUSE provides an earthly terrain in which the motivated function plays out.
Below are examples
THE SUN: Itís function is our life force, our drive, central ego and creative energy
THE MOON: Itís function is our emotional self, our responses, our moods, our need to nurture
MERCURY: Itís function is the our thought processes, information gathering, our perception.
VENUS: Itís function is our need to harmonise, relate, attract love, find value and beauty
MARS: Itís function is our need for action, our courage, our need to overcome adversity, our strength.
JUPITER: Itís function is our need to broaden our experience, our need for meaning and expansion.
SATURN: Itís function is our need for integrity, solidarity, discipline and patience.
URANUS: Itís function is our need for freedom, change and being radical.
NEPTUNE: Its function is our connection to a higher vibration, intuition, egolessness and spirit.
PLUTO: Its function is our need to intensify, gain empowerment and transform.
ARIES: Itís objective is to gain courage, to assert and express the will
TAURUS: Itís objective is to attain peace and security through the senses and the tangible.
GEMINI: Its objective is to attain understanding though perception by sending and receiving information
CANCER: Itís objective is to express true personal feelings and gain emotional security.
LEO: Itís objective is to expressed unabashed personality, healthy ego and creativity.
VIRGO: Itís objective is to become ďwhat we doĒ giving through skills and talents of the earth body
LIBRA: Itís objective is to understand opposites, to harmonise and relate, to blend aesthetically
SCORPIO: Itís objective to merge, to purge from psychological depths, to intensify, to feel passion.
SAGITTARIUS: Itís objective is to quest for meaning, open experientially and higher learning.
CAPRICORN: Itís objective is to understand patience, responsibility, integrity and achievement without ego
AQUARIUS: Itís objective is to detach from ego and to join minds for the project, the cause and the future.
PISCES: Itís objective is to detach from ego, to give of the self, to connect intuitively and express deep feeling.
1ST HOUSE: Its terrain is the incarnated self, the shell, the personality, how we assert ourselves
2ND HOUSE: Its terrain is what we value, our self worth, what makes us secure, our resources
3RD HOUSE: Its terrain is information gathering, communicating, perception of life, siblings
4TH HOUSE: Its terrain is our roots, our hidden selves, deepest feelings, home, early family, father
5TH HOUSE: Its terrain is play, self expression, sex, creativity, pleasures, children
6TH HOUSE: Its terrain is our skills, talents in service for others, work, the body
7TH HOUSE: Its terrain is one on one relationship, friendships
8TH HOUSE: Its terrain is bonding, deep connections, merging resources, the occult, the mysterious
9TH HOUSE: Its terrain is travel, study, our search for meaning, differing cultures
10TH HOUSE: Its terrain is public image, your place in the world, career, mother
11TH HOUSE: Its terrain is goals, plans, our future direction, groups
12TH HOUSE: Its terrain is soul searching, egoless experience, karma, turning inward.