Before all 9 (now 8) of the planets were discovered there was a belief about the planets that people could see without a telescope. This belief was that each planet had an impact on the earth in their own unique way. This belief became known as alchemy, the perennial philosophy, because everything is always changing. It’s the belief that change is inherent in everything. Each of the planets and their gravitational pull are still believed to have an impact on earth just as the moon does. What affects do these planets have on us, though? People have their own ideas on this subject but there are a few basic guidelines to go buy when determining the forces of the planets and their esoteric interpretations.
1. Saturn- This is one of the more powerful planets. Saturn’s energy is about gravity, death and decay, old age, karma, and the status quo, or resistance to change.
2. Jupiter- The planet that represents the force of positive energy. Good luck, birth, money, and expansion are Jupiter’s traits. It’s also responsible for rain and thunder storms. Jupiter’s influence is very powerful, and the planet itself has more moons surrounding it than any other planet.
3. Mars- This is where masculine energy comes into play. The energy of Mars deals with aggression, wars, sex, determination, libido, assertiveness, and courage.
4. Venus- Venus is like the counterpart of mars. Venus’ energy is feminine and deals with receptiveness, submissiveness, caring and nurturing, compassion, sex, and love. Both Venus and Mars energy is energy that should be balanced, as should all of the male and female planets.
5. Mercury- This planet is a more about thoughts. It’s energy gives us communication, balance, human relations, and speaking. Mercury helps us deal with our relationships.
6. Moon- The moon is illusory in nature, as it reflects the light off the sun. This planet is the main representative of the female aspects of life. It represents dualism, dreams and water as it reflects whatever is shining on it. The moons gravitational pull affects our ocean’s tides and since our bodies are made up of mostly water it is thought that the moon affects our emotions. It contributes to the physical aspects of creation as well.
7. Sun- The sun is the most powerful of the philosophy’s planets, as it’s energy sustains all of life on earth, and represents consciousness and the masculine aspects of our lives. The Sun, along with Jupiter, brings us money and health. It represents creation and accomplishment, as it drives us to come up with goals and to reach them.
Further reading from the author:
Utilizing the Law of Attraction
Is the Dual Between Science and Religion Coming to an End?