Saturn as the Oriental Planet

 

by Alison Price

Saturn will be oriental planet on and off each year.

The oriental planet is the one that rises before the Sun in any chart. To find the oriental planet locate the Sun and look clockwise in the chart to the next planet which will be the oriental planet.

The Oriental planet changes throughout the year as the Sun transits the zodiac.


Which planet can be oriental?

I consider all the planets, including the inners and Chiron (but not the asteroids), as possible contenders for the oriental position. I also watch out for Eris for those with an Aries or Taurus Sun.

The Sun cannot be the oriental planet. Chart points are never considered such as the nodes or Vertex etc.

Saturn as tribune

If you have Saturn as the eastern planet you are cautious and like to master their actions first. You prefer the old tried and tested methods for presenting yourself. There is much concern regarding your public status and keeping ‘face’. Your reputation forestalls you. Saturn oriental has patience for the long game and so you will bide your time. These people make good ‘backers’ and will stay for the long haul. Well known seniors often have Saturn oriental.

What they say about Saturn oriental people:

“You can rely on him” and “He’s looking old.”

Saturn as vocational indicator

When Saturn is the oriental planet the vocational indicators are towards management and the tried and tested. You can follow instruction and give them as well. You play it by the book and will often refer to the company manuals. You work well in a structured environment and prefer to have your back to the wall. You may be seen as old-fashioned but that does not concern you. You rely on previous methods and know they pay dividends in the long run.

Saturn oriental skills

  • Managing a business.
  • Reliable and dependable.
  • An authority.
  • Good time management.
  • Productive.
  • Accepts hierarchical structures.
  • Embraces patriarch organizations.
  • Accepts the tried and tested.

Saturn vocations

Bricklayers, business administrators, candlestick makers, cement companies, civil engineer, controls department, dentists, dermatologists, dam builders and operators, dry wall construction, economists, endodontics, engineers, entrepreneurs, fencing and walling companies, geriatrics carer, lead roof merchants, lobbyists, middle and top management positions, masons, orthodontists, orthopedics, organizations, office managers, plumbers, politicians, producers, quarrymen, sculptors (stone), seniors worker, stonemasons, watchmakers or well diggers.

Those with Saturn oriental include: Wayne Gretzky, Marc Edmund Jones, Mick Jagger and Martin Luther King Jr.

Research into the Oriental Planet

I am conducting ongoing research into the oriental planet and its meaning in natal charts. Please send me your birth details if you wish to participate in this research.


 

Venus as the Oriental Planet in Astrology

by Alison Price

The Oriental Planet

When a planet rises before the Sun it is known the oriental planet. Oriental means east and all the planets rise in the east over the ascendant.

In this series I considering two meanings for the oriental planet

  • As your natal vocational indicator
  • As your tribune, or herald, announcing your imminent arrival (the Sun).

Your vocation is what you would do all day, if you didn’t have to work.

Venus Oriental as a Vocational Indicator

If you have Venus oriental in your natal chart you have the potential to benefit financially from your vocation. You often desire to work on valuable projects or those which you perceive as having value. You are an asset in your company and others like you. Venus oriental people appear gracious and have attractive personalities. You may be a people pleaser which can be to the good or not depending on your industry.

Venus Oriental as ruler of Taurus has skills with:

  • Money
  • Accounts/credit
  • Acquisitions
  • Production
  • Assets
  • Appreciation

Venus Oriental  ruler of  Libra shows skills in:

  • Diplomacy, finesse and tact
  • Social skills
  • Front of house
  • Reception
  • Human resources
  • Public relations
  • Give and take

People you may know with Venus oriental include:

  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Jane Fonda
  • Julius Caesar
  • Nicola Tesla

Typical Venusian vocations:

Accountant, aesthetician, art dealer, artist, auctioneer, appraiser, acquisitions manager, baker, banker, bee keeper, building manager, buyer, chocolatier, civil engineer, credit manager, crop sprayer, diplomat, farmer, fashion designer, financier, florist, interior decorator, hairdresser, human resources person, jeweler, judge, landlord, landscaper, land owner, lawyer, liaison manager, make-up artist, manager, mediator, merchant banker, negotiator, nephrologist, perfumer, property developer, public relations person, singer, stockbroker, throat surgeon, vineyard owner, wedding planner or wedding singer.

Venus Oriental as Tribune or Herald

There is fragrance forestalling the person with Venus oriental. The love of money colors their actions. There is the law of attraction in play here where attributes just come to them.

Other people like the Venus oriental person and may consider them to be one of the “beautiful people” of the world. Thus they may readily receive gifts of love, money and favors.

In a man’s chart Venus suggests his wife or romantic partner. In the oriental position it indicates that he wants a woman with style, beauty and assets (whatever that may mean to him). He will perhaps want a woman with social connections and one who can “open doors” for him

When Venus is oriental what they say before they see you:

“She is easy on the eye,” “Smells good,” “You’ll like her,” and “She’s a looker.”