The Role of the Least Aspected Planet in Astrocartography.
Planetary Symbolism in Astrocartography and Transcendental Astrology,
by Rob Couteau.
Neptune = 200
Jupiter = 201
Saturn = 211
Mercury = 212
Pluto = 241
Venus = 310
Uranus = 311
Sun = 341
[Least aspected Neptune]
That there is such a distinct species of love melancholy, no man hath ever yet doubted: but whether this subdivision of Religious Melancholy be warrantable, it may be controverted. I have no pattern to follow as in some of the rest, no man to imitate. No physician hath as yet distinctly written of it as of the other; all acknowledge [it] is a most notable symptom, some a cause, but few a species or kind.
–Robert Burton, from “Religious Melancholy. Its object God; what his beauty is; How it allures. The parts and parties affected.”
Author of Anatomy of Melancholy (1621)–a classic literary tome on the varieties of “spiritual longing” (Primary Neptune)–Robert Burton was born in Lindley, Leicestershire, England, and lived his entire life in the Oxford / Leicestershire area. As we can see in his astrocartography, Primary Neptune is positioned in a vertical, midnight position just west of England. Neptune rules the “mystical” orientation of this astrologer-vicar and of his writing. Burton even devoted a section of his influential Anatomy to the especial phenomenon of “Religious Melancholy” (Neptune).
Revised & updated:
5 August 2005
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