If you’re studying astrology and enjoy answering questions, you might find this learning process beneficial. After reading through the Cast of Characters articles for each planet and taking some time to look at your birth chart to notice which house each planet is positioned in, what sign each planet occupies, and what condition each planet is in, here is a simple yet thoughtful method to help you dive a little deeper into the meaning each planet has for you and your life.
TIP: before you begin, review *keywords for each house, zodiac sign, and planet to equip yourself with a ‘personal vault’ of meaningful words, phrases, ideas, or principles.
When you’re ready, take your time processing through the following fill-in-the-blanks by ‘dialoguing’ with one planet at a time. The more effort you put into this, the more you’ll get out of it. When all blanks have been completed (and you can respond to each as thoroughly as you wish- there’s no need to rush), select another planet and repeat the process. You may prefer to wait before repeating this with a second planet, maybe scheduling one planet a week so you can really put quality time and effort into each session and get something out of the practice.
TIP: Consider starting with either the planet who rules your Ascendant/Rising sign, your Moon sign, your Sun sign, or the planet who rules the period (*Mahadasha) you are currently in.
(Planet of your choice), you have taught me:
how to ________________________________
why I _________________________________
that I am ______________________________
that I need_____________________________
that I feel comfortable when_______________
that I feel uncomfortable when_____________
that I’m vulnerable when__________________
that my strength is_______________________
that my biggest lesson is__________________
Thank you (same Planet of choice)
for helping me with_____________________
for showing me that_____________________
*If you need assistance with keywords or don’t know what Mahadasha you are currently running, and you want to do this exercise, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (with Astrological in the subject title please). I’ll send you a copy of keywords. If you need your Mahadasha information, you’ll need to email your complete birth data (birth day, time, and place of birth). If your birth time is unknown, please do not request the Mahadasha. Accurate birth time is required.
If you choose to work with this process, I’d love to hear your thoughts or feedback on your results.
Renate Maria Bell is a certified Vedic Astrologer, Jyotish Visharada, and approved teacher with the Council of Vedic Astrology. She can be reached at email@example.com