… After satisfactorily explaining
the nature of the Earthly Realm,
The Alchemists turned their attentions to the stars…
Crescent – Moon – Soul
To those heavenly bodies
which seemingly ‘wandered’ across the fixed backdrop of the constellations,
they gave the generic name planets,
and held them in especial reverence.
Cross – Earth – Body-Matter
The symbolic system they developed
to designate the planetary beings
also linked them to the human psyche.