I’m reading an out-of-print book by astrologer Ry Redd called Toward a New Astrology that is quite interesting. Redd went through thousands of Cayce’s readings and extracted the astrological signatures for each individual. It is astounding that Cayce, with no astrological training and without casting a chart, was able to pick up the planetary vibrations at work in the astrological charts through his clairvoyant readings while in a trance.
I remembered that I had written a post a couple of years ago on this very subject after finding an article online. If this subject interests you I suggest that you go back to the original post and the article to which it links on near-death.com which includes these paragraphs:
… Cayce revealed that our life experience involves more than just the earth. It involves our entire solar system. Through the principles of astrology, each solar system in the universe is like a “university” – a place for higher learning. Our solar system has nine planets and each planet is a physical representation of a particular afterlife realm (or dimension). Our universe is only one realm out of many afterlife realms. Our universe (including the earth) is the third realm in the afterlife hierarchy and represents three-dimensional life.
Because Cayce associated each planet as a physical (three-dimensional) representation of a particular afterlife realm, Cayce referred to these afterlife realms using the name of the planet associated with it. For example, when Cayce uses the name Venus, he is referring to the afterlife realm that are associated astrologically with the planet named Venus. When Cayce mentions that souls inhabit Venus, he does not mean that souls live on the surface of the planet Venus, he means that souls inhabit the afterlife realm named Venus which is associated astrologically with the planet Venus.For example, the planet earth is a physical representation (three-dimensional) of the third afterlife realm (i.e., our universe).
The planet Mercury is a physical representation (three-dimensional) associated with the second afterlife realm, also named Mercury, in the afterlife hierarchy. The afterlife realms are dimensions which souls can experience when not active in the physical body on earth. These non-active states include death, deep sleep, or other altered states that free the subconscious from its normal physical constraints. The planets exert an astrological influence on us.
The seven traditional planets represent archetypes of human experience, and the three transpersonal planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) are archetypes for experiences that enable the individual soul to transcend and transform. The seven planetary archetypes correspond to the human energy system through the chakra system, and thus there is a microcosm and macrocosm. In all of the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) there are seven heavens. There are seven days of the week, each corresponding to one of the seven traditional planets. In esoteric literature there are seven rays of divine intelligence. even is the number of Saturn, the lord of space and time that confines us in physical form. .
Is it the actual planets in physical space that provide the impetus for the astrological influences that we experience? I would argue that the influence has more to do with the planetary archetypes that penetrate all of life’s experience.