I wanted to share a little bit about locational astrology after just having had a great session with Moses Siregar III at http://AstrologyForTheSoul.com
Have you ever wondered if the location where you live has a direct impact on how successful, happy and social you are? Well, I personally, have always been interested in this type of astrology. You can look at locations all over the world to know how your astrology effects your energetic flows in that area.
For example, I have known many people who were excited to move to Hawaii but after a few short years there they were ready to move back to the mainland. You might wonder how or why living in a tropical paradise could become difficult. I love going to Hawaii but I found out that I could not live there full time because it does not give me the planetary lines that support making a living and I have restless Uranus looking for change. But I still love to visit.
I wanted to know how I have been directly effected in the location that I have lived most of my life, Northern California. I also wanted to know if moving to the South - somewhere in central Alabama would be a good place for me. Would it be good for my business, health, success, friendships, etc. I received the answers that I needed to make some informed decisions. It was an amazing session that outlined and verified exactly what, why & how I was effected by the energy of Northern California.
I found out that where the planets are in the houses changes from location to location. The planets are really impactful to you in locational astrology and where they fall in the houses makes a large difference to your success and happiness flows.
THE HOUSES: 1st-Self 2nd-Possessions 3rd-Communication 4th-Family & Home 5th-Children 6th-Health 7th-Partnerships 8th-Death-Taxes-Relationships 9th-Philosophy 10th-Social Status 11th-Friendships 12th-Subconscious.
THE PLANETS: Sun - Self Moon - Emotions Mercury - Communications Venus - Love & Money Mars - Passion Jupiter - Luck Saturn - Karma Uranus - Rebellion Neptune - Illusion Pluto - Power
SUN - Self The Sun is light and life and represents the self, one's personality and ego, the spirit and what it is that makes the individual unique. It is our identity and our face to the world. The Sun is also creative ability and the power of the individual to meet the challenges of everyday life.
Fathers, husbands and other male influences are ruled by the Sun, and children as well. The Sun's energy forceful, authoritative, the ability to lead and an individual's essence, their core being.
The Sun's golden glow is a vital life force which imbues us with strength, energy and a will to succeed. It is the Sun which gives strength to the other Planets, which is why this Planet occupies a key role in Astrology.
MOON - Emotions Ruler of the tides and of our emotions. The Moon is goddess-like in that it symbolizes mother and the relationship between woman and child. The Sacred Feminine role as nurturer. Fertility, pregnancy and childbirth are also governed by the Moon.
Our emotions manifest themselves and set the tone for our daily lives. Through the Moon's energy, we endeavor to reconcile these varied emotions in order to make ourselves complete and one with the world. The Moon also helps us see that which we want, and to use memory and the past as part of this process.
MERCURY - Communications Mercury rules the conscious, reasoning mind, and reveals how the mind directs its thoughts. It also reflects the way we connect reason between the conscious and the subconscious, and between the physical and the spiritual. More than anything else, Mercury in our birth chart reveals the way we think, our thought processes.
Mercury means magic, voice, communication, what we think and how we express ourselves. It helps us become witty, quick, expressive, and clever, and rules over the lungs, arms, hands, intestines and liver. If Mercury is badly aspected in some way in a birth chart, or is in retrograde, it could influence people to become superficial, glib, hyperactive or provocative.
A clear and strong Mercury gives people the ability to discern truth to make good decisions, a force of intelligence that listens to an inner voice. These people think with a cool head, with a mystical reverence for life.
VENUS - Love & Money In its best form, Venus promotes love with another person, a community, a family, an art form, a life, or a work. It is that expression of love that promotes health, glow and happiness, and through which we are conscious of others and can achieve unity. Venus presides over the whole realm of art and aesthetics, and promotes in people a cultivated sense of beauty. It is the invisible force of attraction, love, art and relationship.
Venus is all about pleasure, especially pleasure shared with someone else. This Planet concerns itself with love, romance and harmony in our emotional attachments, marriages, friendships and other unions (like business partnerships). Venus is content to spread happiness and tenderness, all the while teaching us how to love and appreciate others and the things that we possess.
We appear attractive -- and we attract others -- thanks to Venus's energy. Socializing with and relating to others are important to this Planet.
Venus also deals with the pleasure we derive from our possessions. Luxuries (jewelry, paintings, expensive cars), good food and drink, a beautiful home and a sense of refinement all please Venus's interests. This Planet asks us to appreciate the exquisite nature of things. It's a sensual -- though not necessarily sexual -- world as far as Venus is concerned.
MARS - Passion The true Mars spirit shows itself in nonviolent strength, winning competitions by transformation. Mars has been the heroic protector; however he needs to protect more than himself. He needs to protect the community, and go beyond his own ego. Energy, passion, drive and determination this Planet commands you to stand up, be noticed and get things done -- sitting on the sidelines belongs somewhere else in the heavens. Simply put, Mars speaks to the power and confident expression of the individual.
Ambition and competition are also within Mars' realm at work or play, Mars encourages us to face challenges and to be our best -- or better. Aggression is part of the plan here, although Mars also values courage and honor. Assertion and a daring, fearless nature please this Planet.
Mars rules our sexuality and sexual energy, and governs weapons, accidents and surgery (the last two illustrating the yin and yang nature of this Planet). In the end, however, the energy of Mars can be quite useful if used properly.
JUPITER - Luck This planet has long been associated with success, happiness, optimism and joy.
The power of Jupiter is like a beneficial wind that brings good fortune and can turn all your negative energy around. It shows your potential, where you can put your energies to make happiness happen. Though Jupiter may help you in terms of luck, abundance or health, it is still up to you to make the most of gifts. It is always positive to have the force of Jupiter on your side, and wherever this planet is placed things will go easier for you.
Jupiter is the thinking person's Planet and rules higher learning and bestows upon us a desire for exploring ideas, both intellectually and spiritually. Intellectually speaking. Jupiter assists us in formulating our ideology. Spiritually, Jupiter lords over religions and philosophy. A search for the answers is what Jupiter proposes, and if it means spanning the globe to find them, well, that's probably why Jupiter also rules long-distance travel. In keeping with this theme, Jupiter compels us to assess our ethical and moral values; it also addresses our sense of optimism.
Luck and good fortune are associated with Jupiter for good reason. This is a kind and benevolent Planet, one which wants us to grow and flourish in a positive way. Jupiter may be judge and jury, but it's mostly an honorable helpmate, seeing to it that we're on the right path. While our success, accomplishments and prosperity are all within Jupiter's realm.
Leisure time is also one of Jupiter's pastimes. Sports of all kinds, games of chance, and a stroll in the park with the family pet (Jupiter loves animals) are all ruled by this Planet. Finally, great wealth, material and otherwise comes from a favorable Jupiter.
SATURN - Karma Saturn doesn't make things easy. That's the role of the taskmaster of the Zodiac. Saturn commands us to get to work and to work hard. Discipline and responsibility are important to this Planet, yet if we're eager to conquer the world, that's okay, too.
Limitations are important to Saturn, and we must learn to manage them. Restrictions are the province of this Planet, as is any form of discipline or delay.
Structure, order and the way in which we conduct our affairs are all ruled by this ringed Planet. Contraction and the reining in of assets are also important here. Lastly, Saturn, again in its role as teacher, concerns itself with karma and the lessons which past experiences might bring.
URANUS - Rebellion - Change Uranus brings with it a new way of looking at things, and its approach is best met with an expanded consciousness. Originality, inventions, computers, cutting-edge technologies and future events are all ruled by this Planet. Uranus sees no need for the status quo, preferring instead to break with tradition and create a new mold. While the building blocks (science, electricity) are safe here, this Planet would rather focus its gaze on a new world order. To that end, rebellion, revolution, dictators, an autonomous state and free will all fall under the aegis of this Planet.
No one will ever characterize Uranus as subtle. This is the Planet which coaxes erratic and bizarre behavior. Freedom and creativity are important to this Uranus. In keeping with its sudden, sometimes violent and often unexpected manner, Uranus rules earthquakes and other natural disasters.
NEPTUNE - Illusion Much about this Planet is fluid changeable and illusory in nature. Dreams, illusion, abstract thought and the mysterious are all governed by Neptune. Our spirituality is important to this Planet, and how we harness that energy for our personal betterment. Neptune invites us to let its energy wash over us and to use a meditative state to gain insights and heightened awareness. Poetry, music and dance are among the trance-like activities which this Planet favors.
Neptune does have its showier side, as it rules movies, television, theater, fashion and all forms of glamour. In essence, Neptune is creating an illusion -- of what is enchanting on the outside and captivating within. Neptune has a mystique which doesn't reveal itself easily.
PLUTO - Power Pluto's energy may be subtle, but its results will hit you like a ton of bricks. This Planet is about transformation, regeneration and rebirth. Things aren't pretty with Pluto, but they do get done. Pluto says 'out with the old and in with the new,' and we'd better be ready for it. If we're not, this Planet will simply have us wallow in our misery. Pluto asks us to transcend that which we know, redeem ourselves in the process, and come out stronger as a result.
For all that Pluto (re)creates (it also governs the reproductive system), it loves to destroy. This Planet rules destruction, death, obsession, kidnapping, coercion, viruses and waste. Pluto also governs crime and the underworld, along with many forms of subversive activity (terrorism, dictatorships). This Planet is about all that is secret and undercover, that which is hidden from view.
Pluto is often focused on the masses and what the collective will do. Pluto asks the masses to look inward to their subconscious to see what's there. This Planet knows how to push buttons.
This has been just a little look into how the planets and the houses they are in can effect us differently depending upon the location we are in. For a more complete understanding please go to http://AstrologyForTheSoul.com.