The Role of the Least Aspected Planet in Astrocartography.

Planetary Symbolism in Astrocartography and Transcendental Astrology,

by Rob Couteau.

All text © Copyright 2005, 2012 Rob Couteau


IV. On the Nature of the Transcendental Energy

3. Transcendental Planets

Travel or relocation to geographic areas under the Ascendant, Midheaven, Descendant, or Imum Coeli (apparent midnight) positions of the least aspected planet may result in an enhancing of the energy, so that such energies–already operating in a highly numinous manner–are further developed as key determining forces in the life of the native. Such Transcendental energies form a singular, creative focus in life, uniting the conscious will with the larger will of the transpersonal Self.
        The evolution of planetary energies into a spiritually “higher” or soulfully “deeper” awareness is, however, no simple process. Besides physical relocation to the vicinity (or “line”) of the Transcendental Planet, an understanding of the various planetary symbols is essential if one is to take full advantage of the opportunities that may unfold under such Transcendental locales.
        The following essays outline typical or archetypal stages of planetary energetic evo­lution that have been observed in the biographies of historical, cultural, or artistic personalities whose lives were transformed under such Transcendental locations. This progressive energetic growth and development is one that proceeds from the inner-orbiting- to the outer-orbiting planets; and from the yin (soulful/Eros) to the yang (spiritual/ Logos) planetary levels of development. In addition, the dynamic interrelationship of the various planetary forces (e.g., least aspected or Transcendental Planets working with or against most aspected or Leading Planets) and the various methods (e.g., of both tradi­tional and Transcendental Astrology) of viewing and coming to understand their essential core-meanings are treated at length and from an entirely new perspective.


Summary of Planetary Energetic Evolution




(Yang Planets):


(Yin Planets):


Individual self:
egocentric individualization, self-expression / -creation


Personal soul:
intrapsychic emotional foundations; personally supportive unions


Cognition & communication: intellectual forms of comprehension (lending form & order to cognition & consciousness)


Interpersonal self:
interactive separation & specialization


Interpersonal soul:
intimate interpersonal relationship

Societal self:
organization & institutionalization of scientific (objective) truths


Societal soul:
organization & institutionalization of cultural (subjective) truths


Transpersonal intuition, inspiration, communication:
reformation & restructuring of cognition & consciousness


Transpersonal self:
metaphysical transformation, reconstitution, renewal


Transpersonal soul:
metaphysical dissolution, reunion, reincorporation

Mysterium Tremendum


Mysterium Fascinans


Introduction Transcendental Moon Transcendental Sun
Transcendental Mercury Transcendental Venus Transcendental Mars
Transcendental Jupiter Transcendental Saturn Transcendental Uranus
Transcendental Neptune Transcendental Pluto Numinous Consciousness




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The Role of the Least-aspected Planet in Astrocartography.


Revised & updated:
5 August 2005


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I. Introduction

II. Transcendental Biographies    |    III. Transcendental Events

IV. Psychic inflation    -    Summary of Planetary Symbolism    -    Transcendental Planets        

V. Nodes / the Triple-zero Transcendental    |    Appendices: Orbs / References / Data

Additional Maps    |    Bibliography    |    FAQ


I. Interview in Astrolore    |    II. Transcendental Nations    |    III. American Presidents & LAP Saturn

IV. World Events    |    V. Numinous Consciousness    

VI. The LAP as a metaphor of the soul    |    VII. Zones of Intensity    |    

VIII. Complete Index of Names and Events


All text © Copyright 2012 Rob Couteau and cannot be used without the written and expressed consent of the author.
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