Planets on the 1st - Choosing a New Experience of Yourself
About five years ago, I started using an astrological therapeutic technique called "Planets on the 1st." The planets represent facets of our psyche. We use planets in astrology to look at different aspects or functions of ourselves. Pretend you are in a very large space with numerous rooms, doors and windows. If you have always stood in the same corner, looking straight ahead, your experience has been limited. The other rooms, doors and windows are ever-present. Choosing a planet 1st is simply re-orienting you in your own space; it's you giving yourself more of you.
We can consciously choose an experience of ourselves from a facet within our wholeness. Imagine yourself as a cast of characters in a movie or play. Choosing a planet 1st is like choosing which character will lead, the person's perspective through which the story is revealed. You are the whole cast, but choosing to be the sensitive child will be a very different filter than the domineering father.
Technically, we move the planet chosen 1st to the Ascendant, rotating the zodiac at the same time. It's an artificial chart because this geophysical moment has never occurred. This version of the chart is a fractal of the whole thing, or whole you.
This planetary tool will give you examples of how the planets represent parts of our psyche.
Choosing planets 1st strengthens and develops parts of us that have grown atrophied or weak. When we choose a planet 1st, we aren't just getting more information or intellectually learning about this function within us. We are literally having an experience of ourselves, living life through the function represented by that planet.
If you're working with or experimenting with this technique, I'd love to hear about your experiences and insights. Please consider reaching out and sharing with me; let's collaborate and see where we can take this!