In astrology, “planets” include the sun and moon, and Pluto as well. Each of these planets has a path we can trace, so we know where they were at our birth.

In our birth chart, planets are placed in signs and houses. They are labeled by the sign, plus degrees.  Sun 19° Scorpio 53′ 39″ means that your sun is located in the “slice of pie” labeled Scorpio, at the 19th of 30th degrees, which are labeled counter clockwise.

Each planet has a distinct area of our life that it influences. The flavor of these parts of our lives are determined by sign placement, the Sabian Symbol, and house placement, as well as aspects (angles) they make with other planets.

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Sun

Planet of the Self


The sun represents your whole self: your ego, your personality, your spirit…what makes you unique. When someone asks, “What’s your sign?” they are asking you in which sign your sun is located.

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Moon

Ruler of Emotions


The moon represents our emotions and subconscious.

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Mercury

Planet of Communication


Mercury rules communication and thought processes. A mercurial nature would be restless-always flitting, full of energy.

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Venus

Planet of Love and Money

Venus is the planet of love and money. Venus tells you the ways you draw love, beauty and friendship to you life, and how you express yourself creatively.

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Mars

Planet of Passion


Mars is where our passion moves us. Basic sexual attraction lives here as does fighting and war. It’s fiery, hot. Our tempers are Martian.

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Jupiter brings faith, optimism, luck and good fortune. It blesses what  it touches.

Jupiter

Planet of Luck


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Saturn

Planet of Responsibility


Saturn embodies “You reap what you sow.” It’s about responsibility, the past, old age.

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Uranus

Planet of Rebellion

Uranus has a reputation as an Awakener. Aspects to it often bring sudden changes. It’s rebellious and reinvents itself.

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Neptune

Planet of Dreams and Intuition


Neptune is dreams and intuition-listening to our quiet inner voices. It overflows with imagination. Spirituality lives here.

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