Have you ever found that the Astrology textbooks on planets don’t help you to come up with your own unique understanding when reading a horoscope? Take Jupiter Ò for example: Why is Jupiter considered beneficial? What part of the glyph speaks about beneficial influence? Or is Jupiter really expansiveness and this is seen as beneficial? But is it? Why is the crescent facing the east? And why is it sitting above the horizon?
There is far more information tucked away in a symbol than any one person can know. We all know what we know, and we don’t know what we don’t know. And what you don’t know about a planet is neatly held together in the symbol.
When you take a little time to get familiar with the planet’s essence through the symbols you will discover additional new meaning for your own growth and for that of your client.
Why does the cross (representing time and matter) hold up the circle of spirit when we see Venus Ðand why does Mars Ñ show the cross above the circle of spirit? Yes, the cross has been stylized to hint at action, but what does that mean as the cross rises out of the circle of spirit?
The original symbol for Mars was a simple cross above the circle. What did the ancient astrologers see in the energy of these planets to draw them this way?
Edward Canelle started learning Astrology in 1971, when he was in his mid 20’s and over the years, he taught himself by writing out horoscopes for friends right out of the textbooks. He had no idea about how to read a horoscope back then, but he copied the meanings out of books for people and wrote them down so that he could learn. He made his own student school by copying the content so he could learn faster. He did this in those early years not for friends but for himself. Eventually, he stopped learning from others and started learning by meditating on signs and planets and also their symbols.
Like a good Scorpio Ascendant, he would take his homeschooling to the extreme but then become interested in other aspects of life for a period of time, yet he always came back to Astrology with a renewed interest.
Ed never wanted to become a practicing Astrologer, and this gave him greater freedom to mix and match ideas and theories to see what he could see.