Uranus, Neptune and Pluto: Understanding the Collective Unconscious and its role in your personality

When Giulia, a friend of mine and one of my first students, at the beginning of her path started to study the Natal Charts of people around her, the first person she analyzed was her boyfriend. One day, she called me at my cellphone, she was very enthusiastic: – Ehi, I just found out that me and my boyfriend have Uranus, Neptune and Pluto on the same Zodiac Signs! That means we have some traits of our personalities identical, right? There’s affinity! – 

Unfortunately, I had calm down her enthusiasm, saying to her that it’s normal having the Trans-Saturnian Planets on the same Signs, because that is a characteristic that she shares with millions of other people on the World.

Then she said: – How is it possible? So, is that means Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are not important in the Birth Chart…? – 

Me: – Of course they have importance, but inside their specific role, which is not about the individual sphere of the psyche but it’s about the human being as part of one unique entity: Mankind. In fact, Uranus Neptune and Pluto belong to the Collective Unconscious. –

Giulia answered puzzled: – Collective Unconscious…? Seems stuff for psychologists… –

It’s perfectly normal having those kind of questions and doubts at the beginning.

Too often, we forget that an Astrologer IS a psychologist, or better still, he is the “primordial psychologist”, because he is who dive in deep into the study and the knowledge of the Soul.

We have to remember, that despite the word “psychology” has today the meaning of matter about the study of the mind, its real meaning derives from ancient greek: “psiché – logos”; “psiché” means “soul” and “logos” means “word” or even “logic”. So the psychology is the study of the “Word of the Soul” or “Logic of the Soul”.

An Astrologer, like every other real initiated and esoterist, is the one who studies the human soul under every aspects more than everything else.

Knowing at least the fundamental concepts about psychology it’s really important for those who study Astrology if they really want to understand the human psyche in every part of it.

This is the case of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto; for the Astrologer they symbolize that part of the human psyche called “Collective Unconscious”.

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The Secret of the Aspects: Your Challenges and your Tools to raise your Self-Awareness

The Aspects, together with the Astrological Houses, are the most misunderstood and underrated concepts of the Astrological Knowledge.

I remember the big confusion that I’ve felt at the beginning when I’ve tried to understand them. The big issue with the Aspects, is that there are so many wrong and imprecise informations about them, too often even conflicting, scattered around by amateurs and profane astrologers, because of their superficial knowledge of the subject.

Very often, they only classify the Aspects as “good” and “bad”, and when you ask to them about the difference between an Opposition and a Square, they say something like: – well, the Opposition is bad, the Square is “less bad”.

Every time I hear that, I don’t know if I want to laugh or to cry. What a superficiality.

I understand that it is hard to find trustful sources about Astrology, it took to me more than 10 years of studies of the ancient knowledges to find them, but many times it’s enough stop 5 minutes to think.

Astrology responds to the cosmological laws, it is in tuning with them, and the Cosmos isn’t chaos and superficiality, the Cosmos is order (in fact: from the ancient greek “kòsmos” = “order”), and so many times it’s a mathematical order, a geometrical order.

This is true for the Aspects especially, which are based on pythagorean geometry, developed more than 2500 years ago by the ancient School of initiated founded in Italy by Pythagoras. The Pythagorean School was one of the greatest expression of the Sacred Geometry, and, consequently, even of Astrology, because everything is connected in the Ancient Gnosis.

In Astrology, the Aspects are the geometrical relations that could form between Planets or Points from their positions on the Ecliptic in your natal sky.

So, on your Birth Chart you could find these geometrical relations, it’s a common thing having some of them on the natal sky, even because there are many types of Aspects.

Those ratios are angles of various degrees between Planets or Points (AC, Nodes, etc.), but not only, they are even angles between Planets and you at the very moment of your birth.

Those angular ratios create interactions between the Planets involved, and consequently even a specific bond.

There are 5 Aspects that are commonly considered as the main Aspects:

  • Trine – angle of 120°
  • Sextile – angle of 60°
  • Square – angle of 90°
  • Opposition – angle of 180°
  • Conjunction – angle of 0°

Anyway, there are many other Aspects, often considered “minors” by amateurs and profane astrologers. Furthermore, that division in 2 categories, “majors” and “minors”, it’s too coarse and not completely exact, but it’s an advanced concept, let’s focus on the common Aspects now.

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The Birth Chart: Understanding the graph, how it works and why it’s an indispensable tool to understand yourself

When I’ve started studying Astrology, I perfectly remember the confusion and the frustration that I felt the very first time I saw a Natal Chart.

Doctor Angiolucci, who was introducing me to Astrology, showed me the drawing of a Birth Chart and then he started: – “Do you see? Jupiter is in Leo and in the 8th House so it means that…”– and – “Do you see? The Sun is above the horizon so it means this…”– and – “Do you see? Mercury and Mars are in Square so it means that…” –

My face was like: “Ah, of course! Oh yes! Naturally!”, but inside my mind was like: – “Horizon?! Where do you see the horizon?? Strange symbols?? Numbers?? Lines?? Letters?? Colors?? Tables?? What a hell is this circle??!”– .

It seemed to me like watching an ancient egyptian papyrus.

So I stopped Angiolucci: – “Excuse me, I cannot understand what this drawing is, what’s that graphic? Why is it a circle? How it works? Why do I need that stuff to study Astrology?”–

Angiolucci answered: – “It is a scheme of the sky at the very moment of your birth, it’s obvious!” –

Me: – “Sorry Doc, IT ISN’T!”–

Now, don’t misunderstand me, Doctor Angiolucci was very good on Astrology, the point is that many experts very often talk to you like you are already a professional astrologer. They forgot how hard was at the beginning, and everything is completely new for a total beginner.

There are many people who are very interested to Astrology, but they never saw a Natal Chart, they don’t know how to obtain one, and above all, they don’t know how it works and why it is useful, and even when they obtain it, they feel completely frustrated and lost.

It’s easy for them feel despondent and then they abandon.

So, now we will see how to obtain a good graphic of your Natal Chart, and we will analyze every single piece of it, to understand how it works, its basic psychological meanings, why it is helpful to make the right psychological interpretations and why it’s a powerful tool for your personal growth.  

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If you misunderstand the Astrological Houses, you misunderstand important parts of your personality

A few months ago, my friend Dario, who is starting studying his own Natal Chart, sent me a whatsapp message: –  “Hey, I have to ask you something. My 2nd house is empty, there are no planets, is that means I will never have enough money? Or that am I not capable generating richness?”

First of all, it make me smile, and then I reassured him about his attitude on financial affairs. But I also remembered that when I started learning Astrology I had the same problem with my “empty houses”,  so I searched for a deep explanation about the system of the Astrological Houses and their symbolism, which is the key to understand their psychological correspondences.

It was hard to find remarkable material about Houses, the most part was very rough and superficial, but after a long period of researches, I was able to fit all the good pieces together to understand their true mechanism.

A couple of weeks later after the message from Dario, it happened the same with my friend Carlo, who asked me about his “empty” 10th House, and 10 days ago even Giulia asked me about her “empty houses”.

So I understood that the “Houses System” is very often misunderstood or underrated by beginners, and it is normal, because they have often a superficial knowledge about it, received from some rough web articles or from those I define “profane astrologers”, and unfortunately there are many of them.

Then I’m here, because the psychological meanings of the Astrological Houses is really deep and it’s important understanding them.

They deserve a better analysis, because the informations obtained through them are really useful to complete the portrait of your own personality or the portrait of a friend, related, or others.

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