The Astrology of Sailor Moon – Part V: The Outer Planet Senshi

In the third story arc, we meet two new Senshi, Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune. Just as the second story arc had a background of Plutonian overtones, the third story arc has a background of Uranian and Neptunian overtones. The plot of this arc is incredibly complicated. Even after watching it several times, I still … Continue reading The Astrology of Sailor Moon – Part V: The Outer Planet Senshi

The Astrology of Sailor Moon – Part IV: Chibi Usa and Black Lady

It is now that we arrive at the heart of the second story arc of Sailor Moon. In Part I of this series, I discussed the Plutonian overtones and continued with them in Part II. In Part II, we also encountered Sailor Pluto for the first time. In Part III, we arrived in Crystal Tokyo … Continue reading The Astrology of Sailor Moon – Part IV: Chibi Usa and Black Lady

The Astrology of Sailor Moon – Part III: Crystal Tokyo and Planet Nemesis

In Part I of this series, we talked about the astrological and metaphysical symbolism is the first story arc of Sailor Moon and the beginning of the second story arc. In Part II, we continued through the second story arc, faced Sailor Pluto, and arrived in the 30th Century, where we encounter a woman sleeping … Continue reading The Astrology of Sailor Moon – Part III: Crystal Tokyo and Planet Nemesis

The Astrology of Sailor Moon – Part II: More Plutonian Overtones and Sailor Pluto

In Part I of this series, I talked about the rich astrological symbolism in Sailor Moon, beginning with the very first story arc, which is a very traditional story, with classic mythic and fairy tale elements. In the first story arc, we met the Sailor Senshi* associated with the Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Venus, … Continue reading The Astrology of Sailor Moon – Part II: More Plutonian Overtones and Sailor Pluto

The Astrology of Sailor Moon – Part I: Foundations

Like many people, my first introduction to anime came through Sailor Moon. Unlike most, however, I first saw Sailor Moon a little over 5 years ago as an adult. As an astrologer, I was immediately impressed by how well the series incorporated astrology and traditional wisdom into the characters and plot of the story.  Indeed, … Continue reading The Astrology of Sailor Moon – Part I: Foundations