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Encyclopedia > Classical planets in Western alchemy
Extract and symbol key from 17th century alchemy text.

Alchemy in the Western World and other locations where it was widely practiced was (and in many cases still is) allied and intertwined with traditional Babylonian-Greek style astrology; in numerous ways they were built to complement each other in the search for hidden knowledge (knowledge that is not common i.e. the occult). Astrology has used the concept of classical elements from antiquity up until the present day today. Most modern astrologers use the four classical elements extensively, and indeed it is still viewed as a critical part of interpreting the astrological chart. Download high resolution version (1560x600, 53 KB)Extract and symbol key from an alchemical text - Kenelm Digby A Choice Collection of Rare Secrets (1682) The image is a combination of two scanned portions of the book Wing_D1426 from Early English Books Online Source: http://www. ... Download high resolution version (1560x600, 53 KB)Extract and symbol key from an alchemical text - Kenelm Digby A Choice Collection of Rare Secrets (1682) The image is a combination of two scanned portions of the book Wing_D1426 from Early English Books Online Source: http://www. ... For other uses, see Alchemy (disambiguation). ... Occident redirects here. ... For other uses, see Occult (disambiguation). ... Hand-coloured version of the anonymous Flammarion woodcut (1888). ... Several ancient Classical Element Greek version of these ideas persisted throughout the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance, deeply influencing European thought and culture. ...


Planets and metals

A table of alchemical symbols from Basil Valentine’s The Last Will and Testament, 1670 ce.

Traditionally, each of the seven "planets" in the solar system as known to the ancients was associated with, held dominion over, and "ruled" a certain metal (see also astrology and the classical elements). Image File history File links Size of this preview: 360 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (400 × 666 pixels, file size: 123 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A Table of Mediaeval Alchemical Symbols from Basil Valentine’s The Last Will and Testament, 1670 ce. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 360 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (400 × 666 pixels, file size: 123 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A Table of Mediaeval Alchemical Symbols from Basil Valentine’s The Last Will and Testament, 1670 ce. ... Basil Valentine was a 15th-century alchemist. ... Planets in astrology have a different meaning to the modern astronomical understanding of what a planet is. ... This article is about metallic materials. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Triplicity. ...


The list of rulership is as follows: In astrology, a planets domicile (or less commonly house, not to be confused with the astrological house system) is the zodiac sign over which it has rulership. ...

One interpretation of the alchemic planetary symbols considers the nature of spirit, mind and material in order of precedence. The circle in each symbol represents spirit, the semi-circle or crescent represents mind and the cross or arrow represents the physical, material nature. Therefore Venus is spirit above matter, just as the goddess Venus represents beauty and aesthetic over utilitarian means. Whereas Mars is matter above spirit, as martial function and necessity precedes tranquility. Jupiter is mind controlling material, as the king of the gods over the earth, and Saturn is material controlling mind, the encroachment of time over the works of men. Mercury is mind above spirit over material; the intellectual inter-actions and conveyances of abstractions and ideals over the objects of being. The sun is pure spirit and the moon is pure mind. Earth is material and spirit in equal parts. One of the two modern symbols for Pluto used this interpretation, and was thus spirit above mind over material; presumably the hereafter terminating the affluence of men over the earth. The Sun in astrology is considered to possess a number of qualities which influence events on Earth . ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... Image File history File links Sun_symbol. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This article is about the chemical element. ... Image File history File links Crescent. ... The planet Mercury is held in Western astrology to possess certain qualities that influence events on Earth. ... This article is about the element. ... Image File history File links Mercury_symbol. ... The planet Venus in astrology is considered to possess a number of qualities which influence events on Earth . ... For other uses, see Copper (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Venus_symbol. ... The planet Mars in astrology is considered to possess a number of qualities which influence events on Earth . ... For other uses, see Iron (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Mars_symbol. ... The planet Jupiter in astrology is considered to possess a number of qualities which influence events on Earth . ... This article is about the metallic chemical element. ... Image File history File links Jupiter_symbol. ... The planet Saturn in astrology is considered to possess a number of qualities which influence events on Earth . ... This article is about the metal. ... Image File history File links Saturn_symbol. ...


Some modern alchemists/astrologers obviously associate: For other uses, see Alchemy (disambiguation). ... An astrological chart (or horoscope) _ Y2K Chart — This particular chart is calculated for January 1, 2000 at 12:01:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time in New York City, New York, USA. (Longitude: 074W0023 - Latitude: 40N4251) Astrology (from Greek: αστρολ&#959...

As these planets were not discovered until relatively recently, there is no classical or traditional basis for these associations as there is for the ancient planets and metals. In astrology, the planet Uranus is thought to possess a number of qualities that influence events on Earth. ... This article is about the chemical element. ... The planet Neptune in astrology is considered to possess a number of qualities which influence events on Earth . ... General Name, Symbol, Number neptunium, Np, 93 Chemical series actinides Group, Period, Block n/a, 7, f Appearance silvery metallic Standard atomic weight (237) g·mol−1 Electron configuration [Rn] 5f4 6d1 7s2 Electrons per shell 2, 8, 18, 32, 22, 9, 2 Physical properties Phase solid Density (near r. ... The planet Pluto in astrology is considered to possess a number of qualities which influence events on Earth . ... This article is about the radioactive element. ... A planet (from the Greek πλανήτης, planetes or wanderers) is a body of considerable mass that orbits a star and that produces very little or no energy through nuclear fusion. ... Classical antiquity is a broad term for a long period of cultural history centered on the Mediterranean Sea, which begins roughly with the earliest-recorded Greek poetry of Homer (7th century BC), and continues through the rise of Christianity and the fall of the Western Roman Empire (5th century AD... This article is about the legal term. ... For the span of recorded history starting roughly 5,000-5,500 years ago, see Ancient history. ...


See also

The unpublished work of Isaac Newton included much that would now be classified as occult studies. ...

External links

  • "Seals of the planets" - Chakra teachings of the ancient alchemists rediscovered
  • The Seven Planets of Alchemy
  • The Link Between Planets and Metals

 
 

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