The Role of the Least Aspected Planet in Astrocartography.
Planetary Symbolism in Astrocartography and Transcendental Astrology,
by Rob Couteau.
Pluto = 000
Mars = 012
Mercury = 022
Saturn = 101
Moon = 140
Jupiter = 222
Neptune = 310
Uranus = 410
Photographs of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
We only have to look around us to see how complexity and psychic ‘temperature’ are still rising: and rising no longer on the scale of the individual but now on that of the planet. This indication is so familiar to us that we cannot but recognize the objective, experiential reality of a transformation of the planet ‘as a whole’.
–Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Heart of Matter.
Teilhard [...] effected a threefold synthesis–of the material and physical world with the world of the mind and spirit; of the past with the future; and of variety with unity, the many with the one ...
–Sir Julian Huxley.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
–Teilhard de Chardin
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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a noted paleontologist and Jesuit theologian, was born in Orcines, France, near the rising line of Primary Transcendental, Pluto. Teilhard’s Primary Pluto forms a Transcendental Midpoint-Field with Secondary Mars over central and eastern China, where he served as advisor to the National Geographic Society. (Primary Pluto is positioned in a vertical, Midheaven line over west-central China; his Secondary Mars sets in a curving position over the east coast of China.) His extensive experiences there (1923-1924; 1926-1946) included research that led to the discovery of Peking Man. Traditionally, Pluto, which “unearths hidden things,” is the ruler of paleontology; it also symbolizes the “unveiling of ultimate knowledge and the in-depth processes of transformation in the cosmos.”
Each of these phrases is a succinct description of the essential nature of Teilhard’s philosophy and work. His “aggressive pursuit / of knowledge concerning evolutionary processes and ultimate cosmological secrets” (Secondary Mars / Primary Pluto) is the principal subject of his “deeply reflective writing” (Pluto). His “courageous, determined, and unwavering decision / to pursue such profound speculations” (Mars / Pluto)–even in the face of Jesuit opposition from the highest levels–led to an official decision to forbid him to “teach” or to publish his “writing” (Tertiary Mercury).
Teilhard’s scholarly attempt to conceptualize a union between the spiritual realm and the phenomenon of evolution included a theory of “cosmic evolution”: a notion that evolution extended throughout the cosmos, even into the realm of physical matter. His brilliant theories were all published “posthumously” (Pluto) and include The Phenomenon of Man (1955), Letters from a Traveler (1956), The Divine Milieu (1957), Activation of Energy (1963), and Hymn of the Universe (1964).
Revised & updated:
5 August 2005
Role of the Least-aspected Planet in Astrocartography
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IV. Psychic inflation - Summary of Planetary Symbolism - Transcendental Planets
V. Nodes / the Triple-zero Transcendental | Appendices: Orbs / References / Data
Additional Maps | Bibliography | FAQ
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IV. World Events | V. Numinous Consciousness
VI. The LAP as a metaphor of the soul | VII. Zones of Intensity |
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