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Astrological cosmos ant its corelation with planetary houses

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When the astrological cosmos is mentioned, the Chaldean planetary order has been meant so far. The Chaldean planetary order is the basis of Aristotle's universe. This order can be represented as a series of 7 concentric spheres, each of which is assigned to one of the planets. The order of the planetary spheres according to the relative distance from the Earth is as follows: Moon - Mercury - Venus - Sun - Mars - Jupiter - Saturn. Beginning with the Renaissance, Aristotle's universe was and remains the paradigm of the astrological universe to this day. The question, however, is, does Aristotle's universe really represent an astrological cosmos, or is it just one of the possible alternatives? For example, Professor Lawrence Principe from Johns Hopkins University points us to the cosmological hierarchy according to Plato, which looks like this: Moon - Sun - Venus - Mercury - Mars - Jupiter - Saturn. Doubts about the validity of Aristotle's universe began to arise in me as I read Chapter 18 of the first book of Tetrabiblos - Concerning the Houses of Each Star. In that chapter, Claudius Ptolemy explains the rule of the planets over the zodiac signs by means of the cosmological hierarchy, which was known in his time. Ptolemy mentions Cancer and Leo as the northernmost zodiac signs closest to the zenith, and that is why he assigns the male sign Leo to the Sun, the female sign Cancer to the Moon. Two neighboring signs, Cancer and Leo, get lights as the most important planets for their houses. It would then be logical for the spheres of the Moon and the Sun to be adjacent; however, in Aristotle's universe, the sphere of the Moon is first, while the sphere of the Sun is fourth. In the following text, Ptolemy clearly and unequivocally states that the sphere of Venus is below the sphere of Mars! He states that the sphere of Mercury is below other spheres and that it is closer to the Sun and the Moon! Taking into account all that has been said so far, the astrological hierarchy of the heavens on the basis of which Ptolemy assigns signs to the planets looks as follows: Moon - Sun - Mercury - Venus - Mars - Jupiter - Saturn. In support of this arrangement of the astrological cosmos, the interior of an ark was painted, which was found on the territory of today's Egypt and which dates from the 2nd century AD - at the time when Ptolemy also lived. The ancient Egyptian goddess of the sky, Nut, is painted, who carries two rows of zodiac signs in her hands: in her right hand, the signs are arranged from Leo to Capricorn, in the left from Cancer to Aquarius. This is what the solar and lunar arcs that Ptolemy cites in the aforementioned chapter of Tetrabiblos actually look like. Nut (Ancient Egyptian: Nwt), also known by various other transcriptions, is the goddess of the sky, stars, cosmos, mothers, astronomy, and the universe in the ancient Egyptian religion. She was seen as a star-covered nude woman arching over the Earth, or as a cow. She was depicted wearing the water-pot sign (nw) that identifies her. The picture of the goddess Nut that I described can be found at the following link:
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