Handwriting example from Charles Darwin’s note book No. 2.
During the last twelve months I have been busy with my general work of consultations, course prep, teaching, mentoring, speaking and presiding over my local astrology group and all that that entailed.
As well as the day to day ebb and flow of life I have myself been studying and taking advanced courses on several topics and alongside all of this I have been nurturing my latest baby, no not a real baby, but a creative endeavor – a book manuscript.
It is only in the past few years that I have considered myself a writer. During a productive Jupiter transit of my ninth house, when I first received acknowledgement for an article I had published, I began to see the light with the written word and it has grown to brighten my day.
I now have a little shelf space for grammar, writing, editing and publishing books which have found a place in my home. This is unusual as I now have precious astrology books piled on the floor which is something I would never have done before. Horrors.
But we change and evolve.
My book is about The Oriental Planet and has that title. The name says it all. It explores insights and perceptions on my original research and observations over many years.
You don’t know what goes into a book until you yourself are writing yours. Time and time management is the thing. I’m getting near the end now. Ha, I’ve been saying that all this year. But I really am into the home straight and can see the winning post in the distance.
I have pencilled in March 21st as the final date to get it off to the publisher. Even I noticed I didn’t mention the year. But I mean 2014. For sure. Definitely.
When this mammoth task comes to its conclusion it will be a dream come true for me. My father was writing a personal memoir way back in the seventies. I vaguely remember him tapping page after page on an old typewriter working into the wee hours. He was a hunt and peck typist. I wish I had paid more attention as he had skills I am now scrambling to learn on a sharp curve.
If you are familiar with this chart feature and would like to share your experiences with me I would love to hear your oriental planet story. I invite you to write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org I will read every message.
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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.
- Accepts hierarchical structures.
- Embraces patriarch organizations.
- Accepts the tried and tested.
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.