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The Seven Sacred Planets

The Seven Sacred Planets

A Simple Guide to The Seven Sacred Planets Within Occultism.

Chaldean Planetary Order: Moon - Mercury - Venus - Sun - Mars - Jupiter - Saturn

The Seven Sacred Planets in Western Planetary Magic.

In Western magical traditions, the seven “sacred planets” are celestial bodies woven into a rich tapestry of meanings, mythologies, and practical applications. Each planet acts as a powerful symbol, influencing not just physical events but also our inner worlds and magical practices. Here’s a simplified breakdown:

1. Sun (Sol):

  • Archetype: The radiant king, source of life, will, and ego.
  • Mythology: Helios (Greek), Ra (Egyptian) – solar deities representing vitality and leadership.
  • Metaphysical meaning: Consciousness, self-awareness, vitality, creativity.
  • Magical uses: Enhancing confidence, boosting energy, promoting leadership qualities.

2. Moon (Luna)

  • Archetype: The intuitive, ever-changing queen, governing emotions, tides, and the unconscious.
  • Mythology: Artemis (Greek), Diana (Roman) – lunar goddesses associated with intuition and the mysteries of the night.
  • Metaphysical meaning: Emotions, dreams, psychic abilities, fluidity.
  • Magical uses: Divination, emotional healing, fostering intuition and psychic development.

3. Mars:

  • Archetype: The fiery warrior, representing passion, action, and raw instinct.
  • Mythology: Ares (Greek), Mars (Roman) – gods of war and conflict.
  • Metaphysical meaning: Courage, willpower, assertiveness, sexuality.
  • Magical uses: Banishing negativity, protection, boosting strength and determination.

4. Mercury:

  • Archetype: The winged messenger, associated with communication, intellect, and travel.
  • Mythology: Hermes (Greek), Mercury (Roman) – gods of trade, thieves, and travelers.
  • Metaphysical meaning: Communication, learning, adaptability, trickery.
  • Magical uses: Enhancing communication skills, promoting learning, attracting travel opportunities.

5. Jupiter:

  • Archetype: The benevolent king, representing expansion, luck, and wisdom.
  • Mythology: Zeus (Greek), Jupiter (Roman) – kings of the gods, associated with justice and prosperity.
  • Metaphysical meaning: Abundance, optimism, prosperity, leadership.
  • Magical uses: Attracting wealth and good fortune, promoting optimism and expansion, enhancing leadership qualities.

6. Venus:

  • Archetype: The beautiful goddess, embodying love, pleasure, and artistic expression.
  • Mythology: Aphrodite (Greek), Venus (Roman) – goddesses of love, beauty, and desire.
  • Metaphysical meaning: Love, beauty, harmony, artistic expression, sensuality.
  • Magical uses: Attracting love and relationships, enhancing beauty and creativity, promoting peace and harmony.

7. Saturn:

  • Archetype: The stern father, representing discipline, structure, and limitations.
  • Mythology: Cronus (Greek), Saturn (Roman) – Titan gods associated with time and limitations.
  • Metaphysical meaning: Responsibility, discipline, limitations, karma.
  • Magical uses: Overcoming challenges, building self-discipline, facing shadow aspects of oneself.

Note: This is just a simplified overview. Each planet boasts a vast wealth of associations, myths, and magical applications depending on the specific tradition and practitioner.

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