June 2, 2020



This is my sister book to The Personal Planets. Once we have a thorough knowledge of how the personal planets function in our charts we can then study the impact of the outer planets.

The outer planets open three areas of study.

  • The outer planets in a natal chart color the flow of the energy within the chart. They create what I have termed energetic circuits. An energetic circuit is any group of planets connected to each other by close degrees. These planets do not operate in isolation. They operate within a system. If one of them is triggered then so will be the entire circuit.
  • Certain groups of outer planets are connected to themselves at given periods of time. These connections of outer planets to other outer planets tell us the generational factor operating within a chart. It can be interesting to analyse the generational factor separately. What are a group of individuals trying to bring to the planet in any given epoch?
  • Astrology is a giant clock of historical energy patterns. It never ceases to move and breathe. The impact of the outer planets on the individual energy pattern at any moment tells us what part of our natal journey we are waiting to unfold. This field of Astrology is termed transits. It guides us to open aspects of our psyches and tells us when we are ready to absorb various life lessons.


When working with the outer planets I like to use the concept of an energy circuit. In using this concept you can take any of the outer planets and draw the energetic connection it has to any other planet in the chart. Personally I keep the orbs tight. The closer the planets are by degrees the more impact they will have on each other.

By using energy circuits the reader becomes very clear on what energies are involved with any particular planet. Often when we study our charts for a period of years we get stuck in the places that are particularly troublesome and don’t think outside of them.

How often do you hear comments like “That’s my Saturn stuff” or “My Pluto opposite Venus is responsible for that.” This type of thinking gives us a limited view of what is actually going on. By creating the energy circuit connected with every other planet we can see how extensive an input that planet actually has to our chart.

In any given chart there are usually two or three major circuits. I have found working within astrological charts from this perspective creates profound changes in people’s awareness of themselves and their charts.


Introduction to Outer Planets

Unit 1:  Law and Order- Jupiter and Saturn

Unit 2: Healing Insights- Chiron and Uranus

Unit 3: Shadows and Illusions- Pluto and Neptune

Astrological Circuits

Generational Circuits

Outer Planets and their cycles


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