In astrology, in the natal chart, in the tense aspects of Pluto to the personal planets (the Moon, the Sun, Mercury, Mars), it gives the desire for power, but only in its various manifestations – from the humiliation of others to manipulation of other people through a sense of defenselessness.
Retrograde movement of Mercury or movement back as the path of the planet visible from the Earth. The retrograde effect arises as a result of the difference in the velocities of the Earth and Mercury relative to the Sun. In a retrograde motion, the planet repeats its path along the same degrees of the Zodiac, over which it has already passed in its direct movement.
That part of the sign *) which at birth was rising on the eastern horizon, gives the form of the body, the temperament and the character in general, modified, however, by the signs in which ☉ and ☽ are placed and by the influence of those planets which occupy a prominent place in the horoscope e.g. in the ascendant or in M. C.
It will not be superfluous to begin with a few historical notes, in order to show how, through
all times, there have been eminent men, whose names sound throughout the ages, who believed in astrology and devoted their lives to this study.
Words are the symbols of ideas, and bear the same correspondence to the physical brain as matter does to spirit, a medium of expression, and are subject to continual change in their application and meaning, in exact proportion to the changing mental and moral condition of the people. As the planet, as well as man, is continually progressing, so must there be a higher and nobler conception of ideas.
The Astro-Mythological system of the ancients, though forming the last section, so to say, of the mysteries of the Divine Urania, is, perhaps, the most beautiful of its general features, and perfect in the complete fulfillment of the purpose for which it was intended, viz.:— to convey to the human mind a lesson, a moral, a truth in Nature; and last, but not the least, to serve as a basis upon which its inner aspirations and its more external faith might rest in security.
As a sequel to the foregoing subjects, viz., the Zodiac and constellations, we will add the spiritual interpretation of the twelve houses of an horoscope, which completes the triune expression of these celestial symbols of eternal truths.