Each of the planetary archetypes rules a collection of influences and energies, including organs and diseases, plants, emotional states, and constitutional strengths and weaknesses. All of the qualities ruled by a planet will share that planet’s overall signature, but each quality can also be subtly different depending on the level of being of manifestation. Understanding these shadings of intelligence offers great insight into healing and plant work.
Salt / Body level:
Strengths: beautiful, fertile and feminine, sensual, good skin.
Weaknesses: kidney and skin problems, which are often interrelated. Venus, with Mars, also rules venereal disease, which erupts at the skin.
Balanced by: Venus Essences
Mercury / Spirit level:
Strengths: loving, affectionate, creative and artistic, popular, feminine, sensual.
Weaknesses: depressive states involving the heart, such as palpitations or fainting in response to intense emotions or trauma. Many skin problems are aggravated by emotional upset, and this is another example of Venus at this level.
Balanced by: Venus Spiritualized Essences and Nectars of Love
Sulfur / Soul level:
Strengths: creative and artistic, feminine, strong devotional energy.
Weaknesses: constant inappropriate love attachments and emotional escapism, and the problems which arise from them, as well as being lost in illusions and fantasy.
Balanced by: Venus Magisteries