The Modern Planets Are Real - Face It!

It amazes me how many astrologers, vedic or even western, still refuse to acknowledge the modern invisible planets, namely Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto(and possibly others beyond), as veritable major astrological influences. Most fall on the reasoning that since they are invisible or too distant, they are not relevant or applicable to earthly life. The other excuse is that these extraneous planets disrupt the perfect symmetry of the double rulership scheme established at least since Ptolemy. These are not valid reasons.

All three of these modern planets(discovered in the last 250 years) have an OBSERVABLE effect comparable to those of the visible traditional planets. Their effects can be SEEN by the skilled observer and I have been blessed to see those effects myself in the behaviours and appearances of the people I know. There is no greater proof than this. Visual beats any theory or conjecture. There is no doubt in my mind whatsover that these three planets are major veritable astrological influences, and I wish everyone would wake up to this.

The planets, visible or invisible, are divinely chosen markers for the the great astrological influences. Determining which of these markers among many are valid is the whole game of astrology. The Sun and Moon are very evident and in your face markers. The visible traditional five wanderers, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are also evident markers because of their movement against the background of fixed stars. The Ascendant and Midheaven designate the Earth and Sky planes respectively which is why they are not designated as planets. Finally there are the distant invisible modern planets which currently require the aid of a telescope to see. These are Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, and they too move as markers against the background of stars -but much more slowly.

With the advent of more powerful telescopes, astronomers have discovered many more objects, mostly minor bodies, that also move against the background of stars. The most notable is Eris, revealed in 2005, which is compared to Pluto, but much farther out. Then there is Ceres, elevated to dwarf planet status in 2006, Chiron(discovered in 1977), Quaoar, Varuna, Makemake, Haumea, and other dwarfs, as well as more distant scattered objects like Sedna. Now there is a race to discover planet Nine and other Earth-sized objects or larger beyond Neptune. Among all of these countless objects, only one or two more will be significant to astrology for the purpose of solving the remaining double rulership status of both Mercury and Venus.

There is an interesting fellow on You Tube named Greenstone Lobo who is one of the few Vedic astrologers trying to bring in Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Chiron into the astrology of India. He claims these modern planets are legit, and I applaud him for that, but I'm not at all sure about his X, Y, and Z planets(unnamed centaurs) which he claims are the true rulers of Taurus, Virgo, and Leo respectively. He links Chiron with Cancer, and downplays the Sun and Moon as planets. He says he's tested these centaurs(X or 207 RH283, Y or 1999 JV127, and Z or 2008 FC76) in thousands of charts but I am wary of his claims. Is he on to something, or is he just doing it for the money? Time will tell.

In the meantime, the real search goes on for the true rulers of Taurus/Libra and Gemini/Virgo. I have always considered Venus as the true ruler of Taurus, and as many of my readers know, have often linked the Earth/Ascendant to Libra, but ever since Xena/Eris showed up, Libra has a new possible ruler. It's a little harder with Mercury. Sometimes I feel it rules Gemini and other times I see the Virgo connection, so I'll have to wait for that one. The other planets, with the exception of the Moon, I'm pretty sure of: Sun rules Leo, Mars rules Aries, Jupiter rules Sagittarius, Saturn rules Capricorn, Uranus rules Aquarius, Neptune rules Pisces and Pluto rules Scorpio. I see an element of Virgo in the Moon although for now I'll settle for it ruling Cancer. The Midheaven still baffles me, as does the North Node.

Whenever I'm commuting I like to look at all the people around me and try to figure out their planetary positions. Some I can see better than others, mostly because I'm more familliar with them. Certain Moon signs and Ascendants, for example, are very obvious to me. Also they're usually the first things we see in others. When it comes to the outermost planets(Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto), they're easy to spot partly because you know the time frames, and whole groups or generations will have them. I try to see beyond Pluto(which by the way is VERY noticeable as a generation influence) but this is difficult cause I'm not sure what I'm looking for. Everyone has Eris in Aries so that's hard to compare as to whether it's a real influence or not. I do however seem to see two signs more than others -Leo and Sagittarius. Maybe the next major planets are in those two signs. I cannot say for sure.

So Uranus, and Neptune, and Pluto are 100% real planets and major astrological influences, and they are the true or primary rulers of Aquarius, Pisces, and Scorpio respectively, leaving Saturn to Capricorn, Jupiter to Sagittarius, and Mars to Aries. Now we need two bodies to free up Venus and Mercury -in that order. Then astrology will be complete with one true or primary ruler for every sign of the zodiac. The way it should be. Amen.

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