Vulcan Astrology

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  1. Planet Vulcan Astrology
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  3. Symbol Of Vulcan Astrology
  4. Taurus Vulcan Astrology
  5. Vulcan Astrology Number
A look into the Transneptunian planet of massive force, Vulcanus, and its cultural archetypes. Also a peek into Vulcanus as manifested in the astrological birth charts of Oscar Pistorius and Tiger Woods.','source':'

What is Vulcan in astrology? Vulcan /ˈvʌlkən/ is a small hypothetical planet that was proposed to exist in an orbit between Mercury and the Sun. The 19th-century French mathematician Urbain Le Verrier hypothesized that peculiarities in Mercury’s orbit were the result of. Vulcan is the ruler of Virgo. Vulcan helps people create and fashion all sorts of things. On the esoteric level, (which is the astrology of the soul transmitted by a Tibetan Master to Alice Bailey many years ago), Vulcan is the ruler of Taurus, again another earth sign.

A look into the Transneptunian planet of massive force, Vulcanus, and its cultural archetypes. Also a peek into Vulcanus as manifested in the astrological birth charts of Oscar Pistorius and Tiger Woods.



Vulcanus. A triangle with an arrow shooting upward resembling a volcanic explosion and alluding to massive energy potential.

Planet Vulcan Astrology

In Greek myth Vulcanus was the son of Zeus and Hera. Deformed from birth he was exiled from Mount Olympus as a child and tossed into sea where sea nymphs rescued, raised, and taught him many skills. Vulcanus distinguished himself through his aptitude with metals where he used the energy of fire and became a smithing god. He served as the blacksmith to the gods and it is thought that almost any fine metalwork imbued with power that appears in Greek myth is to have been forged by Vulcanus. The Greek myths seems to sanctify in stories that Vulcanus had special powers to produce motion. He worked with his strength and an anvil where energies of massive proportion are channeled.

In a chart Vulcanus represents a very masculine energy, great strength, brute force, vitality and good recuperative powers, it’s the athlete with the powerful physique. Yet when it’s weak, or insecure and manifesting negatively, Vulcanus is capable of brutality and violence. So let’s take a look at Vulcanus operating powerfully in a few birth charts.

Oscar Pistorius. On first inspection in Pistorius’s chart we find just what we think we would find and that is Vulcanus, the planet of energy, might, brute force and power in alignment with his Sun, and remember the Sun is not only what we want to radiate and how we distinguish ourselves, but also it represents vitality and the physical body. And here’s another indication with the Sun/Mars which is the midpoint of energy, virility, determination and ambition in alignment with Vulcanus as well.

And so when we go to the Meridian this is where things really get interesting. Remember the Meridian is like a “snapshot” of the soul, it’s the point of individuality. Here we have Vulcanus in a midpoint structure with Hades, and the Hades energy tends to drag whatever it comes into contact with into the underworld. Hades often deals with primal issues, sickness, death, decay, and deformities. And indeed around 11 months of age Pistorius had his legs amputated midway between his knees and his ankles. Now this would have had a profound effect on Pistorius because between the ages of between 9 and 12 months is when a baby takes their first steps so there was a tremendous primal and primitive wounding. You can even see in the chart that around 11 months he was very impacted by this major change in his life. So when we have Vulcanus, that planet of energy, might and force dragged into the underworld by Hades, it’s taken on a very dark path and that Vulcanus/Hades can manifest as deep fears around his vulnerability which can turn to anger and aggression in expression. And the planet Pluto which is the planet of transformation, of death and rebirth, closely contacts his Meridian axis in his natal birth chart which means that it’s also contacting the Vulcanus/Hades. So this is another indication of a lot of transformation that is needed in this area around his emotional issues.

This next chart is of professional golfer Tiger Woods. Another athlete but the Vulcanus here operates quite differently than you would assume. While it still makes a connection as it is in strong aspect to the Sun, which is the physical body and expands his athletic prowess, where we find a more powerful structure is around two of the most important personal points which are the Meridian and the Ascendant (see chart below). The Meridian being the soul’s essence, the point of individuality, and the Ascendant his environment, the people in his environment, how he presents himself to the world and how others see him. It’s a point of personal relationship.

So here we find Vulcanus in a midpoint structure with the planet Kronos. Vulcanus again, being the planet of energy, might, brute force and power, is paired here with and energizing the planet Kronos. Now Kronos deals with everything high up, above average, authority, bureaucracies, heads of state or someone who is a real expert at something. Vulcanus here adds power, momentum and force to the executive power of the Kronos and so around the Meridian we end up with someone who possesses great esteem and influence, someone who is very much an authority or an expert at something. And around his Ascendant, someone who presents themselves as an authority, and since the Ascendant is also the environment, he has powerful and influential people around him. Now add in Mercury, which is thinking and communication and completes this 3 point picture, and we get Mercury/Vulcanus, powerful exerted thinking and communication, someone who thinks fast. Now here amidst this powerful 3 point structure sits Neptune. Neptune is a very watery planet and it attunes one with great sensitivity to energy, not necessarily feelings but to energetic vibration. So that powerful thinking ability blended with a great energetic sensitivity equals intuition, which is quite beneficial not only on the golf course but particularly with someone who can handle themselves very well amongst other players. And because Neptune deals with non-concrete reality, this is also telling us of someone who can give an impression of themselves that is very different than they actually are, i.e. the many women, the addictions, etc., and in midpoint structure with Kronos it can mean he does it big time..Vulcanus energizing this element even more.

If you are not a Theosophist or a student of the writings of Alice A. Bailey you may not have ever heard of a planet called Vulcan. In the mid 19th century the existence of a planet inside Mercury’s orbit was put forward to explain some peculiarities in the orbit of Mercury.

Starting in 1840 astronomer Francois Arago and mathematician Urbain Le Verrier were trying to come up with a model of the orbit of Mercury based on Newton’s laws of motion and gravity. As it turned out there was a slight peculiarity in the orbit, something called perihelion precession that differed from the value predicted by Newton’s laws. Le Verrier proposed this could be explained by the presence of a small planet inside the orbit of Mercury. He named this planet Vulcan in 1859.

An amateur astronomer by the name of Edmond Modeste Lescarbault claimed to have actually observed Vulcan. Convinced by this Le Verrier in 1860 announced the discovery of the planet Vulcan at the Academie des Sciences in Paris. At this point it was a respectable scientific theory.

Helena P. Blavatsky mentions the planet Vulcan in 1888 explicitly as “intra-mercurial”:

“… our modern astrologers are ignorant of these planets. One is an intra-mercurial planet, which is supposed to have been discovered, and named by anticipation Vulcan …”

Secret Doctrine Commentary (Transactions of the Blavatsky Lodge) by H. P. Blavatsky
Meeting 4 held at 17, Lansdowne Road, London, W., on January 31st, 1888; Mr. T. B. Harbottle in the chair.

Later Alice A. Bailey discovered the Theosophical Society and the work of Blavatsky somewhere around 1917 or 1918. Bailey started writing her own works in 1919 (to 1949). At my count she mentions the word “Vulcan” 133 times in her writings, most often in Esoteric Astrology (95 times by my count). For example:

“They could only “come in” in the middle of the fifth round, and were a group of initiates who arrested their own evolution (technically speaking) in order to take up a special piece of work on the planet Vulcan; therefore, they must return to continue and complete that which has been left undone. Owing to the results of their experience on Vulcan, the physical vehicle necessitated is of such an order that they could not at this time, and in this round, incarnate without disaster.” Esoteric Astrology, A Treatise on Cosmic Fire – Section Two – Division D – Thought Elementals and Fire Elementals

In A Treatise on Cosmic Fire she clearly identifies Vulcan as inside the orbit of Mercury which is consistent with Blavatsky and consistent with Le Verrier.

Vulcan is within the orbit of Mercury.” A Treatise on Cosmic Fire – Section One – Division E – Motion on the Physical and Astral Planes

Vulkanus In Astrology

Vulcan Astrology

Symbol Of Vulcan Astrology

The problem though is that science is not necessarily static. As it turns out there really is no need to postulate a planet to explain Mercury’s orbit. In fact if there were such a planet of significant mass then the orbit of mercury would necessarily have to be different than what we observe today.


Taurus Vulcan Astrology

The necessity for such a planet ceased to exist when Albert Einstein published the theory of general relativity which solved the difficulties that Newton’s laws could not. There may be some asteroids inside Mercury’s orbit, but certainly no planets of any significant mass.

Vulcan Astrology Number

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