Planets and Points

The Planets

The energy of an experience, or focus, can be viewed through the planet that is at one of the four locations. Here are the planets, and the type of issues that will be dealt with:

The Sun

When under a Sun line, a person’s energies will be uplifted and feeling in synch with themselves and more at ease in their own skin, and feel like things are going their way. A Very creative place to be.

One can just visualize the Sun shining down on one, in this place. And the immediate environment will notice that. This is usually a very positive place to be! The ego will feel larger, and more in control of one’s destiny. One also might find paternal connections.

The Moon

A great deal of sensitivity here, under the Moon, and the emotions will likely be heightened. A very vulnerable place to be; the person will be seeking a place to roost here, and find familial connections to themselves. Could be a bit maudlin, but by and large, the person will feel emotionally connected, under a Moon line. If viewing this from a past life standpoint, a Moon line could indicate where the person might have spent other lifetimes.


When under a Mercury line, one can expect to be very mentally active, and very chatty with others. A really good place to go if someone was going to write a book, or do studying.

Or just learning the various ways of verbally connecting with others. Being under this line isn’t especially positive or negative.


This influence everyone wants to know about because under a Venus line there will be the emphasis on relationships. Love and marriage can be found under these lines.

A person could really meet someone under this line. The key here is that the person will have opportunities to look at their own ability to be intimate with others. There will be a huge need to seek companionship and pair up. Since Venus also has to do with aesthetics, luxury, money, beauty, sensuality - all will be emphasized under a Venus line. By and large, this is a very positive influence. 


This could be the hardest planet to live under because there would be no dull moments! Those dull moments could be very difficult, because of the natural tendencies for Mars to be rather combative. For a woman, this wouldn’t necessarily be the best place to live - it might mean fighting off men that aren’t wanted. But, in other ways, it could be energetic, passionate and exciting to live under a Mars line. The lessons here could be one of self-assertion and self-sufficiency. 


Next to Venus, probably the most beneficial line to be living under. Success, prosperity, social acceptance, and perhaps just a lot of fun can be found under a Jupiter line. Here is where someone could become prominent in the community, or have more than what they ever dreamed. This is such a great place to be, because the person is uplifted and sent out in the world with more blessings.


Jupiter is fun, and Saturn isn’t so fun.

The hardest working planet in the solar system placed angularly means the person will be working harder than normal to prove him/herself. Situations will take longer, evolution is longer, achievement is longer. Can be extremely difficult if one is impatient to get ahead. The opportunity, though, is learning maturity and growth through hard work and fortitude. Most will feel that its very negative under Saturn, but if one chooses to go to the School of Hard Knocks, one can’t beat living under a Saturn line, for that.


This, like Mars, can be very energetic, but in a different, more nervous, way (I know of a person that under his Uranus line, he felt like he had electrical current humming through him all the time). The person, under this line, will feel very restricted and hemmed in, and will desire, at all costs, to free themselves from those restrictions. Therefore, we would expect to see a natural rebelliousness come to the top, when living under Uranus.

Social issues that need changing will be a huge draw. Change would be constantly necessary, and constantly jarring the person.


Imagine floating in a lake for 24 hours a day, and thats what it would be like to be under Neptune. The energies would feel soft, spacy and very fuzzy. Romanticism, art, music - all sorts of Neptunian activities would be front and center in the person’s life.

The hard part of living under this line, is not being able to feel clear about where the heck they are in life. Illusions could permeate, and the individual would have a difficult time focusing on mundane tasks.

There would also be a tendency to try and escape life’s hard roads here - any sort of addictive behavior might be more noticeable.


Next to Mars or Saturn, Pluto has to be pretty difficult to deal with. When around a Pluto line, a person might feel as though they are coming apart from within, because the life experiences would dictate a lot of heavy issues coming up to conscious awareness. Intense upheaval, isolation and deep pain could be very debilitating, but also freeing. The other side of this mess is the potential for a huge amount of soul growth. Death and rebirth would be common.

The Four Angles

These are the four points that are used in astrocartography - (also known as the cardinal points.)

The Ascendant is the energy outgoing into your personality,. and personal expression. The person’s personality will take on the planetary energy close to the Asc, and act like a lens. One would be identified with the accompanying planetary energy on the Asc.

The IC (Imuni Coeli) is energy going from deep within to your own subjective environment, and helps ground the person within a strong foundation of self.

Home and family are connected to this angle, and the identification of one’s own familial origins, and how those are dealt with. Security and attachment and belonging would be found through the actions of the planet involved in that area.

The Descendant The forces of any planet around the descendant will be experienced primarily as “other,” or whom is reflected back to that person. The influence is external, and will be focused in relating with others. Situations that happen will draw the individual into learning new responses that will ultimately help the person assimilate the qualities of the planet. In psychological terms, this would be a “projected” planet - one that the person may not know much about before the experience, but will afterward.

The MC (Medi-Coeli/midheaven) Lewis considered this to be the “prime angle,” which had to do with where we will find outself the most “socially classified, and whatever planet is involved, how that manifests itself out in the world.

This is also the area of profession - again, whatever planet is close to that point will play itself out, in the chosen area, in the career.

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