Tagged: Gustav Holst

The Planets, Holst and Sovereignty

If you want to go beyond words, which I admit have vast limitations when it comes to trying to describe cosmic influences, then do try listening to Gustav Holst’s Planet Suite to get a feel for the qualities of each planetary governor.

It is obvious that Holst was skilled in the language of the initiate because this magnificent musical odyssey is organised into sequential movements that follow the planetary governors of the houses in their correct order around the zodiac. Not only that, but to me, the whole suite is a musical story of Sovereignty restored on behalf of the ancestors, which is the common metaphorical understory of all great myths.
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