5 Planetary Complex Tips Chart Reading

5 Planetary Complex Tips Chart Reading

Chart Complexes

There are many techniques which you can use to read a birth chart and one highly popular method is with chart complexes.

A complex contains everything to do with a particular feature in a chart

You can have house complexes, point (Ascendant, Lunar node, Part of Fortune etc.) complexes and planetary complexes.

In this post we’re going to look at planetary complexes.

A Planetary Complex

Each planet in your chart will have its own complex.

There will be the Sun complex, the Moon complex, Jupiter’s complex and even Eris’ complex.

Planetary Complex Components

The five components that go to make a planetary complex are the planet’s:

  • Meaning
  • Sign
  • Aspects
  • Position
  • Influence

Let’s have a look at each planetary complex component in detail.

1 Planet’s Meaning

The planet in question always retains its core meaning.

For example, Mercury will always have the urge to communicate, and Mars will always have the urge to initiate actions.

Pay attention to a planet’s keywords.

2 Planet’s Sign

When considering a planet in a sign you always want to find if there is any essential dignity.

This feature itself is probably the most prominent influence when considering a planets complex.

Rulership

A planet in rulership is resilient.

Planets in rulership can work at their full potential 100% of the time.

Any planet in its own sign has the urge to dominate and express itself in the person’s life.

This is likely to be one of the top planets in the chart.

Exaltation

A planet in exaltation, is robust and walks towards the light.

If there is an exalted planet and there are no planets in rulership, the exalted planet will push itself forward into the person’s life.

Fall

A planet in fall, will benefit from support from other planets to achieve its potential.

Planets in fall can easily be dragged down by challenges from the malefic planets.

Detriment

A planet in detriment will struggle to express itself in this person’s life.

This planet will need a lot of work to see its positive energy.

A debilitated planet is likely to effortlessly turn towards the dark side.

Face

A planet with face, steps forward and wants to help the person.

Term

A planet with term, is usually a nice-to-have and will support any planet struggling to move forward.

3 Planetary Aspects

Challenges or support from other planets are shown by the aspects.

Most planets have aspects to the other planets.

Consider the nature of the aspects themselves and the planet making the aspect.

Hard Aspects

The hard aspects are the opposition, the contra-parallel, the square, the semi-square and the sesquiquadrate.

Hard aspects bring challenges and energy is required to overcome the friction or obstacles expressed by the aspect.

Soft Aspects

The soft aspects are the trine and the sextile.

Soft aspects bring ease and support and boost the planet in the nature of the other planet making the aspect.

Neutral Aspects

The neutral aspects are the conjunction and the parallel.

Impartial aspects may be supportive or non-energetic.

These unbiased aspects add robustness to the planet in question.

Unaspected Planets

A planet is unaspected if it does not receive a Ptolemaic aspect from another planet.

Do not consider aspects from the points when determining unaspectedness.

4 Planetary Position

There are some positions that planet may have in a chart which are more important than other placements.

It’s like being in the right place at the right time.

High in the Chart

When a planet is high and near the top, at the most elevated position or in the Midheaven Gauquelin sector in a chart, it becomes more significant.

A planet in this position supports what you do in the outside world and in the public domain.

East in the Chart

When a planet is placed in the east, at the Ascendant position, either rising or in the Ascendant Gauquelin sector or bothit attains more significance.

A planet in this position supports your personal brand, message and the impression you make on others.

Proximity to the Sun

When a planet has solar proximity by being either cazimi, combust or under-the-beams it may add to, or detract from, the planet’s ability to express itself.

A planet in this position needs further consideration.

5 Planetary Influence

Through the principle of chart division, we can slice the chart up in several ways.

A planet may have influence over several sectors of the chart although some planets have no sway through chart division.

Hemisphere Ruler

There are four hemispheres in each chart, the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern hemispheres.

When a planet is a hemisphere ruler by being on the cusp of the hemisphere, it brings a broad influence over half of the chart.

Either the self (Eastern hemisphere), others (Western hemisphere), the public life (Southern hemisphere) or the private life (Northern hemisphere).

If it is a tenant in the hemisphere that it rules, it increases its authority.

Quadrant Ruler

There are four quadrants in each chart the first, second, third and fourth quadrants.

When a planet is a quadrant ruler by being on the cusp of the quadrant, it has influence over one quarter of the chart.

If the planet is a tenant in the quadrant which it rules, it gains dynamic power.

House Ruler

There are twelve houses in each chart.

When a planet is a house ruler by being on the cusp of the house, it impacts the area of life shown by the house.

If the planet is a tenant in a house which it rules, is intensifies its dominance.

Triple Division Ruler

There are three triple divisions in a chart, the first, second and third triple division.

When a planet is a triple division ruler by being on the cusp of the division, it impacts the Me (first triple division), We (second triple division), or You (third triple division), message shown by the division.

If the planet is a tenant in a triple division which it rules, is intensifies the main keyword of the division (Me, We or You).

Influence Assessment

When analyzing a birth chart, go through and work out every planet complex and determine which are the dominant planets within a chart.

Having attained a full picture of each planet’s complex you can decide just how influential each planet is in the chart.

This may bring up some surprising results.

It is often at this time that you realize that perhaps the Sun and the Moon are not as influential as you thought and maybe Uranus is a dominant planet within a chart.

Birth Chart Steve Wozniak

Example Chart Steve Wozniak

Sun Planetary Complex

Meaning: Identity, ego and self-awareness.

Sign: Leo dignity sign ruler

Aspects Soft: Trine Chiron and sextile Neptune.

Aspects Neutral: Conjoined Pluto.

Position: 11th House. Dispositor tree top line.

Influence: Rules and is in the 11th House.

Moon Planetary Complex

Meaning: Feelings, reactions and needs.

Sign: Cancer in dignity sign ruler.

Aspects Hard: Square Mars.

Aspects Soft: Trine North Node

Aspects Neutral: Conjoined Venus.

Position: 10th House. Dispositor tree top line.

Influence: Cancer is intercepted so the Moon has no place to rule.

Mercury Planetary Complex

Meaning: Languages, ideas, thinking and trade.

Sign: Virgo dignity well placed.

Aspects hard: Semi-square Mars and square Chiron.

Aspects neutral: Conjunct and parallel Saturn so a double whammy.

Position: 12th house. Dispositor tree top line.

Influence: Rules Chart, rules and is in the Eastern hemisphere, rules and is in the Northern hemisphere, rules 1st quadrant, rules 4th quadrant, rules 1st house, 10th house and 12th house.

Jupiter Planetary Complex

Meaning: Growth, vision and luck.

Sign: Pisces retrograde, in dignity, has face essential dignity and is traditional sign ruler.

Aspects soft: Water Grand Trine with Mars and Uranus. Note these are the only Jupiter Aspects.

Position: In 6th house. Dispositor tree top line.

Influence: Rules and is in the Western hemisphere, rules and is in the 2nd quadrant and rules and is in the 6th House

Uranus Planetary Complex

Meaning: Computers and the internet, lateral thinking and breaks.

Sign: Cancer, no essential dignity.

Aspects soft: Water Grand Trine with Mars and Jupiter.

Aspects hard: Square Neptune.

Aspects neutral: Parallel Pluto.

Position: Most Elevated, Midheaven Gaquelin Sector and 10th house.

Influence: Rules 5th house.

Transiting and Progressed Planets

The planetary complexes indicate how that planet will fare and express itself for this person when it influences the chart by transit or progression.

Any planet which is weaker in the natal chart, when transiting or progressing the chart by aspect is likely to be weaker as well.

To know a planet’s natal strength can help determine whether as a forecast indicator it will be influential or not for this individual.

This shows up in instances where perhaps in a chart with a weak Saturn complex, and therefore their Saturn Return is not as challenging for that person as it is for the person whose Saturn is the most dominant planet in the chart by complex.

Warmly,

Alison

Aspiring Astrologer Activity

In your astrology journal and referencing your birth chart and a current ephemeris, please do the following:

working on charts

Natal

  • List the five key features of Planetary Complexes.
  • Choose every planet from the Sun to Pluto and list their Planetary Complexes.
  • Select the planet with most substantial and important Planetary Complex and fully analyze and get to know this planet.

Transits

  • See which house your most important planet (by planetary complex) is transiting today.
  • List the aspects it will make to your natal chart in the next twelve months and enter them in your calendar.
  • On a monthly basis, monitor these transits and ponder how they are unlolding in your life.

Blogs and Articles

More astro information from our blog.

 

The Yod – Major Aspect Pattern

The Yod – Major Aspect Pattern

A Yod is an astrological planetary configuration also know as a major aspect pattern which is formed when three planets line-up in a particular way.

A yod looks like a triangle. See image.

This week the three planets in the current yod are Jupiter in Gemini, Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn.

You can also refer to this current pattern as a Jupiter Yod because Jupiter is the focal planet.

Starzology 2022 Astro Planner

Starzology 2022 Astro Planner

Starzology 2022 Astro Planner

Available here 

Genesis

For the past three years I’ve created an astrology guide for the specific year.

The guide was originally created for my astrology students and it included the ingresses, retrograde cycles and eclipses.

Previously I made the guide available as a PDF download directly from this site, but this year I’ve created it as a notebook which is available from Amazon.

Amazon

My guide is now called the “Starzology 2022 Astro Planner – Astrology for self-care.”

This means it is easier to order and you can receive a physical item and not just it in digital form.

How to Use This Planner

It is as a planner, with monthly and weekly pages like a diary or notebook.

Previously there was no space for notes and many of you have asked for that, so here it is.

 

Customize Your Planner

The idea is that you make this planner your own. Colour in the months pages and add your transits on the weekly pages.

 

Watch the Video

To get more inspiration on how to get organized to write horoscopes, or to forecast for yourself, watch the video below.

I explain how I use this planner and you can add your information, color and  embellishments as well.

 

 

 

 

Contents

The Starzology 2022 Astro Guide and Planner contains information for anyone interested in astrology.

 

Practical Astro Forecasting

The spreads are the exact ones that I use each month for horoscope work and forecasting, which I draw in my journal and you can see more of that in this video.

It has material on the 2022 new moons, retrograde and direct dates and planetary ingresses (when the planets change signs) for the whole year.

If you write horoscopes of forecast for yourself, family and friends it will help you plan.

There is a page for you to draw your own birth chart, so you can follow along and a few blank charts.

Monthly Planner Pages

Each month lists the planetary ingresses, retrogrades and lunation information.

There is a lunar mood checker diagram and other fun pages.

Weekly Planner Pages

The handy weekly pages can be used to track the transits and progressions to your own chart.

Moon Mood Tracker

Each month has a 28-day Moon cycle tracker that you could use to track:

  • your mood
  • your lunar transits
  • your monthly cycle

Personal Growth

This planner will inspire you to find out more about your chart and you can add other astro related details that interest you.

In this planner, you can color in and make notes that mean something to you and create yourself a keepsake for the year 2022.

 

Interior Pages

Here you can see the right hand pages from a few of the zodiac notebooks.

Your Astrology Holy Trinity and Polarity

Your Astrology Holy Trinity and Polarity

By Alison Price

This article will show you what next two steps to take after you know what is your Sun sign. A way to learn astrology.

If you believe your Sun sign is not enough then this is for you.


Sun Sign

Perhaps you already know your Sun sign. It could be Aries, Cancer or Virgo etc. Your Sun sign depends on the date of your birthday. It is the zodiac sign which the Sun was in at the time and day you were born. 

Everyone’s Sun sign is the easiest thing to know in astrology.

You will know your own, and your family’s birthdates, and probably your close friend’s birthdays as well. It is a simple step to ascertain everybody’s Sun sign.

The Sun sign is the first nugget of information that all people know about astrology but, after that, what should you learn next?

Ascendant Sign

The second thing you need to learn is your Ascendant sign. This is likely to be different to your Sun sign although it could be the identical.

You will only know your Ascendant sign if you cast your chart.

Moon Sign

The third fact you need to discover is your Moon sign. Again, you will have to cast your chart to find this out.

Your Moon sign is likely to be in a different sign both to your Sun sign and even to your Ascendant sign, but it could be the same.

Where to Get Your Birth Chart

If you do not yet have a copy of your birth chart, there are three pieces of information that you will need.

  • Your birth time
  • Your birth date
  • Your birth place (the city and country)

For quick information go here to calculate your chart.

Alternatively, if you want your full birth chart one page diagram calculated by me as a PDF go here.

The Holy Trinity

These three pieces of astrological information, your Ascendant sign, your Sun sign, and your Moon sign, are known as the holy trinity, the triad or the triumvirate of your chart.

They are always listed in this order of importance; Ascendant, Sun, Moon (and yes, your ascendant is more important than your Sun). 

If you are an aspiring astrologer, and if you attend an astrology conference, you will be given a badge with your name. There will be a space for you to write the three main parts of your chart listed on it, your Ascendant, your Sun, and your Moon.

For example, my top three or Holy Trinity would be listed as; Leo, Leo, Scorpio. This is because my Ascendant is in Leo, my Sun is in Leo, and my Moon is in Scorpio.

Your Ascendant, Sun, and Moon can each be in any one of the twelve zodiac signs.

Combinations

Let us have a quick look at the numbers.

The Ascendant has the possibility of being in any one of the twelve signs, the Sun has the possibility of being in any one of the twelve signs, and the Moon has the possibility of being in any one of the twelve signs.

Therefore, 12 × 12 × 12 = 1728 possible combinations of Ascendant, Sun, and Moon.

This detail is huge and speaks to the complexities that can be found within an astrology chart, but there is a simpler way.


Polarity

In astrology there are two polarities active and passive. They can also be referred to as masculine or feminine, or positive (+) or negative (-).

The twelve zodiac signs are either in one polarity or the other. 

The active signs are; Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius. The passive signs are; Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces.

Let’s look at some examples of polarity. 

If you have your Ascendant in Aries, your Sun in Virgo and your Moon in Pisces your polarity converts to: active, passive, passive or (+, -, -).

If you have an Aquarius ascendant (+), your Sun is in Gemini (+), and your Moon is in Libra (+), you are active (+, +, +).

 


8 Combinations

In the scenario of active and passive signs, as regards to your chart’s holy trinity, there are only eight possible combinations.

The three are always listed in the sequence; Ascendant, Sun, Moon.

The ratio is always active:passive (+ : – ).

 + + +             3:0       100% active

 + + –              2:1       More active than passive.

 + – +             2:1       More active than passive.

 – + +              2:1       More active than passive.

 – – +                1:2       More passive than active.

 – + –                1:2       More passive than active.

 + – –                1:2       More passive than active.

  – – –                0:3       100% passive.


Some More Examples

Ascendant       Sun                  Moon  

Libra               Gemini            Pisces               + + – 

Aquarius         Sagittarius       Virgo               + + –

Leo                  Aries                Taurus            + + –

They are 216 possible combinations that are active, active, passive (+, +, -). But only eight possible combinations.

The use of polarity in the holy trinity of your chart is way to simplify what is a complex subject, astrology.

Spend some time analyzing your family’s and friends charts to see polarity at work.

Of course, there are many more interesting things about astrology charts that you could learn. 


Aspiring Astrologer Activity

I love providing you with aspiring astrologer activities.

 

This initiative is similar to “next steps” and the activities give you some ideas on what to do with the information you have just gathered.

Step one:         Your Sun sign.

Step two:         Your Ascendant sign.

Step three:       Your Moon sign.

Step four:        Write your polarity combination (Ascendant, Sun, Moon).

Step five:        Holy trinity polarity (only eight possible combinations), (?, ?, ?).


Share and Learn Astrology

Share your polarity combination with us in this quick anonymous survey.

I will revisit this post every six months at the equinoxes.

The equinoxes occur twice a year the first equinox is around March 21st and the second equinox is around September 21st.

Have a prosperous day,

Alison ⭐️


 

Synodic Cycles in Astrology

Synodic Cycles in Astrology

by Alison Price

Synodic Cycles in Astrology

This post covers the principles of superior planet (excluding Mars) synodic cycles, and how they can be interpreted in a meaningful way for use in your astrology practice today.

Find out each planetary pair’s birth poin,t and where they fall in your chart.

See where we are in each cycle by phase.

Explore how the seeds of each cycle are played out over the years.


Synodic Cycles

Synodic cycles refer to the relationship between any two planets. A synodic cycle starts at the conjunction between two planets.

The chart for the conjunction shows the nature of the cycle as it unfolds.

The phases in which the planets are found describes the type of circumstances that can unfold during the phase.

Aspect Set for Synod Conjunction in the Natal Chart

Only use Ptolemaic aspects as follows:

  • Conjunction – orb 8°
  • Sextile – orb 4°
  • Square – orb 8°
  • Trine – orb 8°
  • Opposition – orb 8°

Synods

The word synod is from the Greek, synodos, which means “a traveling together”

Outer Planet Stellium

The last triple conjunction between the outer planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) occurred at 8° through 11° Taurus, approximately between 576 and 575 B.C.

This was when Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, made a conjunction in Taurus. This triple conjunction occurs only every 120,000 years. This makes it the only one that relates to human evolution.

It was the most powerful stellium that has occurred in human history and heralded the beginning of writing, art and mathematics.

Uranus Neptune Pluto

This cycle represents an overlying patterning of collective human experience on a very long-term basis. The last mutual conjunction of these three planets was in 578-575 BCE in a very close succession of just a few years. Around this time the world reached a crucial junction point and some of history’s greatest teachers were alive around then.

Triple Conjunction Graphic Ephemeris

The graphic ephemeris at 90 for the triple conjunction that occurred in 576/575 BCE.

How to read this Graphic Ephemeris

The top x-axis has time and shows the years 576-574BCE.

The y-axis shows the cardinal signs from the top then fixed sign and then mutable signs. The sign Taurus is indicated and the three outer planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto and indicated by their glyph and the wavy lines are the planets actual movement through the zodiac.

Where two lines cross is a conjunction between two planets.

The three did not actually come to an exact conjunction but with an eight-degree orb for conjunctions, they are within orb for many months.

Working with Synodic Charts

Casting the Conjunction chart

When you cast the conjunction chart you have several options for each conjunction.

Previous conjunction

If there is only one conjunction, then that is the chart to read.

If there were three, five or conjunction then the last chart of the series is the chart you read.

Next conjunction

If there will be one conjunction, then read that chart.

If there will be a triple or multiple conjunctions (and therefore more than one chart) read the first chart until the conjunctions have passed and then read the final chart.


New Book Coming Soon

My new book “Synodic Cycles – Astrological Echoes from the Past” is in the final editing stages and will be published later this year.

It is a guide to working with synodic cycles in your charts and the chart of your clients.

Subscribe to my email lisrt for more information.

Alison

May 2018

 


 

Your Money Planets – Astrology for your financial life

Your Money Planets – Astrology for your financial life

Astrology for your Financial Life

by Alison Price

Available now

There is not one method for financial freedom that works for everyone. Some people benefit from going cold turkey and cutting up their credit cards but that only works for a few. Others like to put in more hours at a paying job, and some will create some passive income that supplements their household kitty. These are just a few examples of how to manage money. But will they work for you?

On the internet there is mountains of information everywhere and you are knee-deep in financial advice tips and get-rich-quick schemes. Everyone you speak to has a system or method to manage their budget. Their method may work for them but it won’t necessarily work for you.

What if you could see the pattern of your money management through the eyes of astrology?

What if you could really get to grips with what works for you and what aligns with your core beliefs as shown in your birth chart?

What if you didn’t have to listen to your mother-in-law telling you where you are going wrong?

Well now you can.


Your Money Planets – Astrology for your financial life has been created as a guide for a positive approach to your financial life with the help of astrology. It will show you how a little astrological knowledge can make your life better. It shows you how to work with the planets for your financial benefit.

You may know your Sun sign and know that you are a Virgo or a Capricorn but you can look deeper into your basic chart and discover the other planets that have so much to say about your financial life.

You will learn that each sign has four money planets which influence your financial life and have a lot to say about how you manage your money.

This book has tips on income, earning, investing, spending, what to buy, what to sell, where to earn and how to save.


I believe that most people are interested in their money matters. Find out about your zodiac sign spending habits.