Your Star Sign Ruling Planet
9 January 2007
Your star sign has a special affinity with
one planet in particular. This is your ruling planet—ruler, for short. It has other names: Solar
dispositor, birth sign planet, life planet
or life ruler, because
meanings are interchangeable, and set for a lifetime.
ruler often discloses details not otherwise shown by your star sign
Example: the Sun is central and so is the lion of Leo a central
animal. However, the Sun represents a climax of self-perfecting
evolution, and you can't say that of the animal.
Astrology, mother of all calendars... We
live by bread, symbols—and calendars. We have so many of these,
because reality is a personal interpretation.
But all calendar-making depends on the
distance we keep from the Sun at various times of year, which causes
the seasons, and the Earth tilt at various times of day, which determines
the difference between day and night.
Day, night and seasons are the most
fundamental basis of reality.
Moon, planets and stars have no part in this
scheme whatsoever—they could be anywhere left or right and Spring
happens, just the same. Whereas Spring never comes until the Sun crosses
our equator at an equinox.
But the Moon is responsible for a special refinement of the calendar,
the division of a month into 4 weeks—based on the 4 lunar quarters,
each worth 7 days.
Likewise, the 5 traditional planets [Mercury,
Venus, Mars, Jupiter & Saturn] have no physical influence over seasons,
sunrise or nightfall, yet they are very intimate partners with us each
day of our lives.
Together with Sun and Moon these 5 planets make up the famous ancient
Septenary (sept means seven) from which we get a name for our weekdays:
Sun-day, Moon-day, Saturn-day... These are obvious in English. The other names are explained
after the table.
The Spanish say Martes for Mars and the same word for Tuesday—Martedi in Italian.
Also in Spanish, Mercoles means Mercury and Wednesday—Mercoledi in Italian, Mercredi
after Thor, principal among the other gods in Norse mythology,
equivalent to Greek Zeus. The Romans made this into Jupiter. Initially,
this was Diespeter —from
Diovis Pater, father
of heaven. Then it became Iove, whence jovian. Italian Thursday
is Giovedi and Jupiter is Giove. Spanish Jueves means both.
Venus has Friday, from
Freya, Thor's wife.
Spanish Viernes means Venus and Friday—Venerdi in Italian.
Perpetual agenda of planetary rulers
This system of planetary
rulerships begat the sevenfold schedule we call WEEK.
A week is perpetually the same and unchangeable
in the way that the name of one day follows another.
But you must appreciate that in ancient times, every aspect of life had a correspondence
with one of the 7 planets (Sun
& Moon being called that, for convenience).
Not so long ago most people knew that gold
was the noble metal related to the Sun, silver
to the Moon, lead
to Saturn, iron
to Mars, copper
to Venus, tin
to Jupiter and mercury
The septenary schedule was universally adopted and gave rise to countless calendars and
almanacs, each with a practical contribution for everyday self-guidance.
What remains of these agendas mostly proves incongruous in a modern
world, where a need for rational explanation must dictate every act,
now—probably so we may sue one another with precision, when we
are not at war, for goodness sake.
Trouble is, relying on readymade certainties
to an excess will squeeze every bit of living experience into a congruous
system—which simply decreases the enthusiastic value of novelty.
In fact, modern individuality requires more creativity, to facilitate
optional self-adaptation in an environment of quickly changing realities.
Because there is no way we are going to have less changes in coming
The Old Septenary often proves of practical
interest still today—but not if you are going to use it as an
infallible system for the Quinella, but because it remains valid as
a scheme of general correspondences between life and symbols. Anything
that can approximate a comprehensive synthesis of inter-relations
is unlikely to have been devised by Head Hunters on a lunch break.
Ruling Planet tells you how to integrate these
meanings into your day.
Club version sample
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The 5 Keys to your Star Sign
Fixed Star Signs
Mutable Star Signs
The 6 Negative
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