The Widening of the Cosmos and You
By Dikki-Jo Mullen
Astrology, which means speech of the stars, has been practiced in many ways the world over during the past four thousand years or so. Various methods of analyzing the patterns in the heavens in order to better understand life on Earth and human destiny have included the Chinese Calendar, the Vedic Astrology of India, Celtic Astrology, Native American Medicine Wheel Zodiacs and of course the beloved Tropical Zodiac. That is the one familiar to most astrology fans.
Of the more esoteric, fascinating and exotic techniques favored by star gazers, Uranian Astrology is outstanding. Uranian Astrology (also called the Hamburg School) was developed in Germany during the early 20th century by Alfred Witte (1878 – 1943) and Friedrich Sieggrun (1879 – 1951). This type of astrology accents the midpoints between the familiar planets you would know in your birth chart. Added to a concise and complex midpoint chart are eight hypothetical planets; Cupid, Hades, Zeus, Kronos, Ademetus, Apollo, Vulcanus and Poseidon. These planets are thought to orbit beyond Neptune and Pluto. Precise ephemerides (astrology tables) have been calculated for them. As improbable as all of this sounds at first, Uranian Astrology has proven to be remarkably accurate. Most of the important texts are published in German. However, Roger A. Jacobsens book The Language of Uranian Astrology does offer good basic instruction in English.
Here are the key characteristics of the Uranian planets. If you are interested in them and would like me to include them in your own horoscope consultation, please request them when you make your next astrological appointment and I will be happy to go over what they indicate for you.
As the name of the love God hints represents integrative unity and coordination. Heredity, clannishness, groups and harmony are the factors impacted.
Named in honor of the Underworld, Hades is about dissolution to make way for new forms, as occurs in death. Some keynotes are breaking away from negativity, the past and waste in order to attain purification.
Named for the leader of the Gods, this is a planet of fulfillment and realization. Ambitions, productivity, goals, controlled energy and purpose are all factors.
A father figure in mythology, Kronos becomes a symbol of mastery and a job completed in Uranian astrology. Elitism, superiority and big government are impacted.
The light, music and prophecy are ruled by Apollo. This is a highly cultural energy. Education, travel, peaceful and prosperous activities leading to enlightenment, perception and broad spectrums of possibility are addressed.
Named for the King of Pherae, who sought eternal life and release from death, this planet represents the physical limits of human bodies, form, inertia, endurance, habits, definitions and termination.
Associated with Vulcan, the crippled and gifted blacksmith, Vulcanus is linked to staying power, developing potential strengths, intensity and coercion.
Reflecting the deepest mysteries of the seas, Poseidon is a spiritual influence. Philosophy, truth, wisdom and higher consciousness are key factors.