I received this email today about my comment in today's NorthPoint Journal that Uranus is the "higher octave" of Mercury:
I have not heard of planets as "higher octave" and was a bit baffled as to how we got to Mercury from Uranus and Aries. I read it over a few times and began to understand you were making an association I had never heard of. Might you please explain further what a "higher octave" means?
Thanks for your question!
The transpersonal planets -- Uranus, Neptune and Pluto -- are said to be the "higher octave" of Mercury, Venus and Mars, respectively. That is because they deal with similar themes, but on a transpersonal instead of a personal level.
So Mercury represents conscious thought, Uranus represents higher consciousness
Venus represents human love, Neptune represents spiritual love/compassion
Mars represents human will, Pluto represents divine will/higher mission
So, just as musically we have "middle C" and then an octave higher is "high C" -- the same note but at a higher vibration -- the term "higher octave" is used in astrology to describe the higher vibration of the transpersonal planets.
I hope that makes sense!