What Are The Celestial Bodies of Astrology?

Last Updated on August 1, 2020 by Sloane Marie

When you are interested in learning more about the fundamental aspects of astrology, you should learn about how the celestial bodies of the cosmos interact with and influence each other. Understanding how each planet rules, guides, and influences each individual is necessary to gaining the baseline knowledge necessary to understanding the zodiac. Of course, there are minor celestial bodies as well, which have their own influences. Deeper still, you should learn about the planetary and lunar nodes along with the planetary dignities and how they impact the universe. Read on to learn more about the celestial bodies of astrology.

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What Are The Celestial Bodies of Astrology

If you are just starting out in astrology, then you may become confused when you learn that individual planets may be described as star or sun signs. Along with each of the planets in our solar system, the Sun and Moon each hold special places in the realm of the zodiac. Within the astrology, you will find that there is no limit to how precise you can get, and you may find yourself learning about Chiron, a distant minor planet; Ceres, the largest body in the asteroid belt; or even Lilith, the mysterious barycenter of the Earth and the Moon. What follows is an extensive, but by no means an exhaustive guide to the zodiac.

A Guide to The Planets

It is important to keep in mind that each planet, which includes the Sun and the Moon, is not only a sun sign but also a moon sign. Those signs can rise, decline, and do a myriad of important things when it comes to interpreting what their movements can mean to you. If you are looking to learn everything about you according to the zodiac, then take this time to create your own, personalized free birth chart. This will provide you with specific data in relation to the position of the celestial bodies at the time of your birth.

For you to better understand how the planets influence your life, be certain to take a look at our definitive guide to the planets in astrology. Here you can learn about how the individual planets impact you. Learn about the aspects, which are the angles that form the relationships between each of the astrological houses. Further, teach yourself about the orbs and how those distances influence the connections between the signs. As you delve deeper, you will find that the available information is endless.

What Are Some Other Astrological Features?

It is not only the planets and constellations that impact our lives, but also minor celestial bodies and even gravitational concepts. The placement of everything in the cosmos at the time of our birth influences us, and their endless dance continues to shape the world that we live in, For example, Chiron orbits between Saturn and Uranus, is known as a centaur, which is an orbiting body between the asteroid belt and the Kuiper belt. Chiron guides us toward reaching enlightenment and a cosmological existence.

Closer to home, Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt and is defined as a dwarf planet. From an astrological perspective, Ceres helps us by influencing fertility, agriculture, and the raising of children. Of course, it is no only physical celestial bodies that influence our lives, but also gravitational barycenter. The point at which the Earth and Moon orbit, Lilith, is also known as the Black Moon. Lilith revels in sexuality by transforming feminine energy into an active and rebellious force. 

What Are The Planetary and Lunar Nodes?

Throughout the cosmos of astrology, you must not only understand the seen but also the unseen. It is here that we move from celestial bodies and gravitational structures to the more ephemeral concepts of planetary and lunar nodes. When a planet, moon, or other celestial body passes the elliptical plane of Earth, those orbit points are described as nodes. Of course, it isn’t only Earth that is impacted by these nodal points, but also everything in the entire universe. You may find that a node of Saturn may impact the mysterious and unknown aspects of your life, especially if you are strongly influenced by this opaque of planets.

Of course, there is always more to learn. Take this opportunity to delve deeper into the subject of planetary nodes and lunar nodes, as this will give you more profound insights. These nodal points are broken down into northern and southern nodes, which provide you information about the direction of the flow of energy. Through this duality of ascending and descending energy, you can find out how the interconnected nature of reality influences everything in our lives. Mystical understanding is limitless, and you may find yourself becoming increasingly curious about the interplay between the nodal points themselves.

What Are The Planetary Dignities?

The planetary dignities, in short, are the way that their presence in our lives influences our inner natures. These interplay with each other, as there is no time when the celestial bodies fail to impact our lives. For example, essential dignities are related to how our individual guiding planets are influenced when they are present in a particular location, while accidental dignities impact our personal lives when they are present in the constellations. Of course, what rises must also fall, and the same is true for the planetary dignities. Opposing planetary dignities aren’t necessarily bad but are more akin to the process that transforms the living into the dead. This quintessential aspect of life is neither positive nor negative, but rather it is fundamental to a proper understanding of the zodiac.

Be certain to provide yourself with all of the available information on the subject of the planetary dignities, as this will give you an even greater understanding of the mysterious energies that emanate from the planets when they appear in their signs. If you find that your energy has gained or diminished, but basic astrology does not seem to offer you the answers that you are seeking, then you may need to delve deeper into the mystic occult teachings of the zodiac. Remain mindful that traditional astrologers may remain ignorant or these subjects, so there may be some controversy associated with these subjects.