Today we learn where the planets live inside of us. The seven heavenly bodies as perceived by the ancients in the night sky (before the discovery of the outer planets i.e Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) correspond to seven centers in the human body commonly known as chakras.
Ok so before you go getting suspicious about the decided order of these planets in the body-
-consider just a few very interesting facts.
Each of these planets corresponds to a specific metal in the practice of alchemy. Notice that the above list is the exact reverse order of the planets as pictured in the body.
The first metal, lead (corresponding to Saturn) is the LEAST conductive of electricity.
The next metal tin (for Jupiter) is a little MORE conductive, followed by iron (Mars) even a little MORE…
In fact the metals are in the exact order of how electrically conductive they are ending with silver (the Moon) which is the MOST conductive of them all.
We are talking about electricity, we are talking about energy, and how it moves through the body.
And here is another fact to make us feel comfortable with the placement of the planets in the body: common phrases we use every day.
In Casablanca when Bogart’s character says “I stick my neck out for nobody” he is referring to never letting himself be vulnerable (Venus) and not being willing to help anyone else (Venus), a character trait that goes a full 180 by the time we arrive at the dramatic end. Venus’s energy center is in the neck, a very vulnerable part of the body. It is where are voice is, which can do so much for others.
Opposite of this is Mars, which lives in our solar plexus.
How about Jupiter, the planet of faith, located in our gut?
How about the Sun in the place of the heart?
How about Mercury, the trickster, in the space of the brain and the visual cortex?
The Moon is at the top of the head corresponding to “mind”. The latin word for mind is “mentis” hence our word “mental” but also the less often considered connection to “menses” which ties us straight to the Moon with her 28 day cycle.
And then we have Saturn, at our base.
In the next post we will get further into this by examining the value in uniting these centers from top to bottom, as well as discussing how the endocrine system is involved.