See the outer planets in astrology as high cosmic voltage. Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are relatively recent discoveries. For millennia, astrology dealt with the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. My favorite historical astrologer Paracelsus would not even have known he had Mercury conjunct Pluto,
Broadly, the inner planets describe various aspects of human culture and experience. They’re archetypes – the Self-Actualizing Promethean Individualist, Empath or Priestess, and Scribe/Trickster. Venus and Mars are the Witch/Whore/Beauty and Warrior/Aggressor/Athlete personae. Jupiter and Saturn are omnipresent as hubris and nemesis, Hustler, and Sage. People are described as mercurial, jovial, or saturnine. We measure our very days by the original Sun, Moon, and original planets.
The Outer Planets In Astrology Beam 5th Element Vibe
But the outer planets are beyond these familiar concepts. They’re called “generational” as they move so slowly that their signs and aspects to one another or even Saturn represent eras.
For example, being a Pluto in Virgo person is more about being a part of Generation X than any personal characteristics. Having Neptune and Uranus conjunct in Capricorn reflects the early 90s culture you were born into more than your nature. The children being born now – 2018 until early 2020 – will all have Saturn conjunct Pluto, a sub-generation within the wider Pluto in Capricorn people.
That is why Astral DNA delineates the outer planets in astrology house and the aspects to the Sun, Moon, Ascendant, Midheaven, and inner planets only.
You Grew Up Mystified By People Saying You’re “Intense”
But what happens when you’ve got an outer planet conjunct the Sun, Moon, or personal planet? You’re an outer planet person and thus channeling higher voltage than other people.
It’s not that you are going to be literally zapped by some mysterious outer space force, but metaphysically, you’re more energized than others. You would have grown up mystified by people saying you’re too ‘intense’ or ‘weird.’ If you remember being a kid and grown-ups reacting to you as if you were a peer, you’re probably an outer planet person. Your voltage scrambles other people’s systems, like it creates interference in their frequencies.
Anything in your birth chart energies aligned with an outer planet is where you’re tapped into a broader narrative. Somehow, you are your generation’s story writ large. It’s where you are ‘weirder’ – picking up on and transmitting the 5th element vibe. In that area of life, you’re never satisfied with ‘normality.’ You experienced some definitive ‘inexplicable’ or paranormal event at an early age.
Outer Planet People Experience Paranormality Early
Paradoxically, the outer planet people need to master Saturn Vibe earlier rather than later. If they can turn the taxes, self-management, boundaries, worldly affairs, and dental flossing component of life into a streamlined marvel, they’re freer to soak up outer planet rays. The outer planets in astrology are potent and magic, but if you’re trying to channel that voltage through a troubled system or rickety relationship, things blow.
Do other aspects besides the conjunction count? Yes, of course. But the conjunction is your astral equivalent of being plugged straight into the grid. And, say you have no inner planets, Sun/Moon or Ascendant/Midheaven conjunct an outer planet – you will experience it when an outer planet connects with one of those points/planets by transit.
They’re the kind of astral passage where you wake up one morning, somehow switched onto more. And all you can smell is change. Everything is an omen.
Another syndrome: relationships where one person is outer planet-influenced and the other is not. They are compatible, functional, and in love, but the outer planet person has had to dial down their vibe. The strategy never works long-term, and when the 5th element/outer planet vibe comes back online, it will be like a power surge.
Outer planet people can feel alienated – as if people don’t connect with the real them and more enjoy/react to them as catalysts, stimulants, or impersonal forces.
Outer planet influences by any means negate the need or desire for drugs. And if you are grounded enough to channel the high-voltage, next-paradigm inspiration, energy, or information is there for the taking.
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