Table of Contents
- Branches of Astrology
- Natal Astrology
- Predictive Astrology
- Relationship Astrology
- Financial Astrology
- Electional Astrology
- Horary Astrology
- Karmic Astrology
- Fixed Stars Astrology
- Energy Astrology
- Psychological Astrology
- Medical Astrology
- Evolutional Astrology
- Local Space Astrology
- Mundane Astrology
A special branch of Astrology that doesn’t focus on the individual, but rather on mundane events on the level of the world, countries and governments is Mundane Astrology. It works on a slightly higher level, with a purpose to understand fluctuations of the society in general, political and financial changes and the situation in a country and its relation to neighbors and the rest of the world.
Individual in the Mundane
We are all influenced by mundane events and everything our country is going through. The connection to the world “outside” of our micro-cosmos and the surroundings we are in daily is presented by Jupiter and Saturn, our two guardians. Each of us is permeable to events outside of our home and our personal life up to some point, and weakly positioned Jupiter and Saturn speak of one’s inability to separate from the overall image of the country they live in, and finally the situation in the world.
Throughout history, the common use of Astrology meant using either Mundane or Horary Astrology. Both of them didn’t need the time of birth, and although Mundane Astrology considers the time of birth for each country today, it was a bit more simplified for ages. It came down to two basic archetypes, the Moon representing the people, and the Sun representing the government or the ruler. The only natal chart interpreted was the chart of the ruler, and events would be recognized in it as well, since the ruler represented the country her ruled.
In time, the image of Mundane Astrology we know today was built into our way to interpret general flows of the human race and life as we know it.
Planets in Mundane Astrology
The most important celestial bodies in Mundane Astrology are transcendent planets, or those that orbit beyond Saturn, the last visible planet in the Solar system. Uranus, Neptune and Pluto move in much slower cycles and often point to the way one entire system breathes in and out throughout time. This is why their role in mundane events is incredibly important and obvious in any large moves, changes or conflicts.
General planetary positioning will speak of general issues in the world, and each country will have its own natal chart, defined by the time it formed. This can be information difficult to obtain, and it is a good thing to check all of the available information several times before we come to any conclusions on the way a chart of a country “works”. Each country can also be seen through the chart of its ruler, for the ruler becomes the representative of the entire state and loses his or hers basic individual role. Because the people in one country are represented by the Moon of the ruler, it is always good to have someone with a strongly positioned Moon in charge, or the position of those who live on that territory isn’t very promising.
Each house in the horoscope of the country (and its ruler) will have specific meaning a little different from that each house has in the horoscope of an individual. So for example, just like the third house in a personal horoscope will be connected to short trips, driving, neighbors and communication, in a country’s horoscope it will be connected to traffic routes, neighboring countries and the mass media. All houses will have their specific meaning and carry their own symbolism a bit different than the one we are generally used to in other branches of Astrology.
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