About the astrological alphabet

Let me tell you a quick word about the "astrological alphabet": this concept means that the same archetype stands behind a planet, the sign it rules and the house it "naturally rules".

However, planet, sign and house are not the same thing at all. The planet is the energy itself, and could be represented by a character.

Imagine this character is you, just for the time of this explanation. If you are the planet, the sign could be your house. Not the astrological house, your real house, with a door, windows and rooms. Or maybe the sign is your room, the place where you have chosen the furniture and hanged whatever you wanted to hang on the walls.

Someone who would visit your room in your absence would have a pretty accurate idea of the kind of person you are. The room is an expression of your personality. But of course, the room is not you. You are not a room, you are a person.

The house - not the one with doors and windows, i am now talking about the house of the horoscope which is naturally associated with the planet and the sign - could be your clothes. Similarly, someone who would visit your clothes in your absence (imagine you are taking a bath naked in a river and someone comes across them) would also have a good idea of the kind of person you are.

However, you are not your clothes, and the clothes are not you, and they are not your room either.

The room -the sign- says something about who you are within, and the clothing say something about who you are in a more external way; they also say something about what you are doing...

Now, you are not a planet, you are much more complex than that. So instead of you imagine a Greek God, or a Goddess, let's say Aphrodite, aka Venus. What kind of clothes would she wear? And how would be her room if you had the privilege to be invited?...

Aphrodite has actually two rooms. One is Taurus and the other is Libra. In the Taurus room there is a huge double bed, incredibly comfortable, It smells sultry perfume, there are flowers, music, little things to eat, a fridge with drinks and a cupboard full of extra thin condoms. The other room is a parlour. It's a kind of intimate art gallery. There are sofas and you've got to be good a talking if you want to stay there in the company of the one who may invite you to visit the other room.

Now, what is she wearing?.... I leave it to your imagination…

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A horoscope is a crazy thing. Something you get just the right God in the right room wearing the right clothes, and sometimes, it's all mixed up, you find Zeus - Jupiter wearing Aphrodite's bikini in Mercury's room reading his books. However, Gods being Gods, they are able to shape shift whilst remaining their true selves, Zeus can become female or the bikini turn into the masculine equivalent, and there are good reasons to read Mercury's books or to borrow his toolbox....

All the art of astrological interpretation consists of understanding what kind of external shape the Gods, that is the planet- energies can take to fit the clothes they are wearing and the rooms in which they have business whilst remaining what they are at the core…

The purpose is to come up with interpretations looking like something possible in human lives.

That's fun when it's not a headache…