OPPs (Outer Planet People):
Living on the Edge - or
"Oops, I'm an 'Opps' "
Living on the Edge - or
"Oops, I'm an 'Opps' "
(Potential) Strong Personality; charismatic appearance or energy
* Significant Focus on key life area(s)
–Self Identity - Home - Partnerships - Career
* Unusual views, upheavals in life - chaos
* Escapism, fantasy lifestyle, attracted to mystical ways and views
* Domineering, transformation-bringing experiences and ideas
Key placement of Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto
1st, 4th, 7th, or 10th house location
Conjunction (alignment) within 6 degrees of North-South-East-West grid:
Career, Home, Relationships, Personality
“Late Bloomers” in life: often find Mission and Purpose after age 30
OPPs (Outer Planet People) represent qualities and dynamics of Psychological Astrology (PA) that bring out the “differences” in an individual which are not readily understood either by the subject him/herself or the society in which they live. These souls are influenced by stronger "outside" influences than the mainstream, yet they are vital to the progressive forces that sculpt and mold our societies.
The concept of “Outer Planet People” should be addressed. These individuals (born with a strong placement of Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto) are often “out of synch” with society; they are truly walking on pathways that may not follow tradition, norms, or even be anything less than revolutionary and incendiary in their nature. They may be prophets of behaviors, values, attitudes, or intuitive knowledge about behaviors that society may presently find beyond acceptability or be struggling with (gay marriage) or lifestyles that openly oppose current traditions and standards (responsible stewardship of land via recycling and “green” sources of energy, or home schooling), or even involvement with ideas from other cultures and their incorporation into today’s social patterns (using foreign doctors or medical services instead of U.S.-based facilities).
OPPs can be seen as those individuals with one of these planets in a tight connection by degree and angle to one of the Four Direction Markers of Identity (“the angles” that form a cross shape): the ascendant/1st house cusp (personality/appearance), the Imum Coeli (IC; “lower heavens” in Latin), or bottom of the chart (home/roots of being), the descendant (7th house cusp opposite the ascendant, and the 10th house cusp, or midheaven (MC; the “medium coeli”). How would we see such a person? Each planet takes its own properties as an ambassador of energy, and so there is no hard-and-fast rule.
Consider instead “The Terms of Individuality” as a facet of the psyche. These are potential factors which may help identify for personal or professional reasons the subtle, unseen qualities of the psyche which may be very prominent in the presentation and display of major life areas: the personality/outlet of self toward the World-at-Large; the home environment (and therefore a place of safety and retreat when an individual needs to heal or regroup); relationships in business and professional endeavors (thus showing how the subject handles cooperation strategies); and finally, the career sector, which drives so many people and yet leaves others unfazed by lives of simple labor.
As seen through the outer planetary influences of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, these offer stronger representation of those subtle cues that the chart’s blueprint offers for personal and professional analyses. Some of these factors which contribute to the “alien” awareness of an individual are those which emphasize a need for uniqueness and “standing apart from the crowd.” For instance, consider the awareness of “being born in the wrong place and time,” a factor explored in past-life consciousness and memory recall through approved regressive hypnosis consultation. This is not necessarily any kind of dominant need for distance from people in general nor a sign of reclusiveness. Rather, reincarnation is not overlooked in astrology; it is another matter for a separate discussion.
Again, because PA deals with the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious levels of the mind, we need more flexibility in preserving the humanistic view of behavior and cause & effect as well as honoring the spiritual principles of our existence, no matter what the individual’s preferences are toward his/her selection of identifying with the Creator.
This generates the obvious "Suppose someone has Outer Planets hitting more than one of the Direction Markers?” That is why the art of astro-psychology has that humanistic level and the spiritual as well: we are dealing with the dynamics of the psyche, and each person is unique in his or her own way.
However, key phrases associated with the planet may be easier with interpretation. Regardless, the Life Areas of Experience (the houses) that govern Personality, Appearance, Early Childhood, Home and the need for environment/safety, Partnerships and Bonding Needs and Expressions, and Career and Status Needs are all powerfully interlocked with the life of an OPP soul. If an OPP planet is located by angle or proximity of degree to an approved 0-90-180 degree coordinate to the 1st, 4th, 7th, or 10th house, this soul has key issues with one of these dynamics. Also, if a 90-degree challenge comes by angle or aspect to the degree markers on the 4th/10th house cusp doorways, the possibility of stressful responses and reactions to the mother-figure (4th house) and father-figure/authority figure (10th house) are likely to be submerged in the subject’s subconscious and a dynamic part of the personality.
(c) MDLOP8 2010