THE  PLANETS

astrology, the planets, sun signs

THE  SUN

In  your  birth  chart  the  Sun  represents  your  personal  identity, who  you  are,  and  the  center  of  your  being.  It  also  describes  your  self-expression,  your  conscious  creative  ego  also. The  Sun  is  'yang'  the  masculine  principle,  outward  and  conscious  energy.  Your  Sun  shows  masculine  qualities  in  you,  whether  your  male  or  female.  The  ways  in which  your  express  your conscious  creative  inspiration,  and  your  ability  to  shine. To  an  extreme  at  times  it  can  be  egocentric,  arrogant,  and  lacking  sensitivity  towards  others.  The  Sun  can  also  represent  one's  relationships  to  one's  father  and  male  friendships.  The astrological  Sun  also  represents  an  internal  voice  that  urges  you  to  continue  pursing  your  journey  of  personal  discovery  as  you  go  through  life  experiences.  At  the  center  of  the  Solar  System  the  Sun  holds  us  all  in  its  gravitational  grip.  All  planets  are  set  in  an  eternal  orbit  around  it,  following  a  prescribed  pattern  that  does  not  vary,  expect  for  some  intermittent  fluctuations.


THE  MOON

The  Moon  is  'yin',  feminine,  unconscious  -  and  inward  looking.  The Moon  is  your  feminine  side  whether  your  male  or  female.  The  Moon  represents  the  period  of   gestation,  and  early  childhood.  During  the  stages  certain  unconscious  patterns  of  behavior  are  formed  due  to  your  family  influences.  The  ways  in  which  you  give  and  receive,  nurture,  nourishment  and procreation  are  shown  here.  The feminine  qualities  embodied  into  the  Moon   are  reflected  by  people  around  you  as well .  Your experiences  with   woman  in  general,  and  with  female  family  members,  especially  your  mother,  are  represented  by  the  Moon.  A  persons  experiences  of  there  personal  past  is  illustrated  by  the  Moon  which  shows  early  childhood  experiences  and  the  ways  in  which  you  express  your  feelings  and  emotions.  Your  sense  of  inner  security  and  how  you  will  tend  to  go  about  this  is  embroiled  in  your  Moon's  position.  Memories  also  belong   largely  to  the  realm  of  the  Moon.  The  Moon  has  its  own  regular  monthly  cycles.  It's  movements  directly  affect  life  on  Earth  in  measurable  ways  such  as  the  tides  of  the  sea,  our  emotions  and  personality,  the menstrual cycle,  and  so  much  more.


MERCURY

Mercury  in  the  chart  shows  your  mentality,  intellect,  self-expression,  and  capacity  for  learning.  Education  and  transport  systems,  the  postal  service,  the  Internet,  communication,  are  all  Mercurial  areas.  Curiosity  and  the  ability  to  be  flexible  and  other  Mercury  traits.  If  Mercury  is  well placed ,  in  one  of  the  signs  that  it  rules,  then  communication  is  of  great  importance.  Here  you  will  find  inquisitiveness.  Mercury  can  a  a  trickster  and  communicator.  Cleverness  can  become  cunning,  and  a  sharp  intellect.  Logic  and  objectivity  are  Mercury  concepts.  Strong  emotions  may  benefit  at  times  from  the  cool  fairness  of  Mercury,  depending  how  it  is  placed  in  a  chart. Essentially,  Mercury  symbolizes  how  you  communicate  with  others  using  your  mind  and  rationality.  This  planet  represents  the  ways  in  which  you  reason,  seek  for  solutions,  and  arrive  at  your  ideas.  The  planet  is  androgynous,  and   includes  both  masculine  and  feminine  principles.  Maybe  it  is  the  all  -  encompassing  quality  that  enables  people  to  one  degree  to  stand  back  and  view  things  rationally  at  times,  without  judgment  or  morals.  Fairness  is  a  Mercury  idea.


VENUS

Venus   is  the  feminine  planet  of  love,  and  personal  development  through  other  people  in  your  life.  Relationships  of  all  kinds - close  friendships,  romantic  affairs,  marriage,  partnerships,  either  personal  or  both - all  relate  to  the   planet   Venus.  Venus  represents  powers  of  attraction  and   the  pleasure  principle  and  relates  to  harmony,   balance,  and  beauty.  Venus  is  the  feminine  and  receptive  side  of  your  sexuality.  Venus  can  also  be  possessive,  jealous,  and  seductively  manipulative.  Venus  can  indicate  ones  relationship  to  financial  affairs  and  attitude  towards  money.  Venus  represents  the  feminine  desire  to  please  others  and  to  be  liked  or  approved  of  your  gender.  When  in  ideal  balance  The  planet  symbolizes  the  ability  to  look  after  both  oneself  and  others  in  equal  measures.  Appearances  are  important  to  Venus  types  of  people.  Material  issues  and  love  emotional  relationships  are  key  highlighted  areas  that  rule  the  planet  Venus.


MARS

Mars  is  the  masculine  planet  of  passion  and  desire.  Mars  is  'yang',  masculine.  This  planet  represents  the  survival  instinct,  assertiveness,  and  competitiveness.  Mars  puts  energy  into  whatever  is  considered  to  require  it.  The  character  is  individualistic,  combative,  and  decisive.  The  planet  is  a  pioneer.  The  position  of  Mars  in  your  chart  reflects  how  you  respond  to  challenges,  or,  to  work  hard,  how  you  manage  your  anger  and  how  you  focus  your  energy  and  sexuality.  Managing  anger  is  difficult  for  some.  Willpower,  bodily  awareness  and  physical  energy  levels  also  come  under  Mars.  There  is  a  impulsive  side  to  Mars  and decisions  are  sometimes  made  without  forethought  -  patience  is  not  a  quality  that  is  associated  with  the  planet  Mars.  The  period  of  life  associated  with  Mars  is  your  adulthood,  when  generally  speaking  a  persons  drive,  strength  and  vitality,  are  at  there  height.  


JUPITER

Jupiter  seizes  new  opening  and  potentials,  and  urges  you  to  seek  meaning  in  your  life.  It   represents  the  desire  to  reach  out  and  expand  your  knowledge.  Limitations  are  refused.  For  Jupiter,  anything  is  possible.  The  planet  represents  optimism,  adventure,  generous,  free-loving, extroverted.  Education  and  travel  highlighted  in  the  9th  house.  Jupiter  is  also  considered  the  most  philosophical  of  the  planets.  This  may  manifest  religious  or  a  spiritual  vocation.  Whatever  Jupiter  does  it  is  done  to  the  fullest  extent.  There  is  something  expansive  about  this  planet  in  the  chart  that  can  become  an  inflated  sense  of  self-importance,  over  confidence,  or  egotism.  Jupiter  is  associated  with  the  period  of  middle  age,  when  people  are  supposed  to  have  acquired  wisdom.  Jupiter  magnifies  everything  it  touches,  and  naturally  takes  a  larger  view  than  most  of  the  planets.  With  Jupiter  there  is  the  risk  of  being  carried  away  with  a  desire  to  experience  everything,  and  become  fanatical,  or  to  take  on  to  much  and  risk  burning  out.  


SATURN

Saturn  is  the  'Great  Teacher'.  This  planets  reputation  represents  restrictions  and  encountering  delays.  One  of  the  essential  meanings  of  Saturn  in  the  chart  is  that  in  difficult  times  there  is  always  the  potential  to  discover  more  about  who  we  are,  and  gain  understanding  of  the  restrictions  for  growth  that  are  being  brought  to  us.  Saturn  gives  structure  to  life,  and  grounds  the  imagination  in  reality.  Saturn seeks  tangible  results,  and  accepts  the  material  world.  Saturn  is  the last  planet  in  our  Solar  System  to  be  visible  to  the  naked  eye,  so  it  represents  a  boundary  of  vision,  and  ending.  Saturn  in  your  chart  represents  the  traditional  and  established  approach  and  sees  the  necessity  for  limitation.  Saturn  reflects  responsibility,  discipline,  and  integrity  and  makes  for  a  trustworthy  person,  steadily  working  towards  ambitions.  Saturn  on  a  personal  level  can  represent  your  experience  of  your  father.  Saturn  rules  the  passage  of  time  itself,  behind  the  regulations  that  Saturn  values  is  often  a  fear  of  loss  of  control  in  someway.


URANUS

Uranus  reflects  breaking  through  and  breaking  free of  restrictions.  This  planet  is  about  independence  and  radical  thinking,  change,  innovation  and  differentness.  These  changes  symbolized  by  Uranus  are  often  sudden  and  unexpected.  The  planet  represents  the  part  of  us  that  wants  space  and  freedom.  Uranus  represents  are  rebellious  side.  'I  did  it  my  way'  is  a  signature  of   this  planet.  Uranus  can  understand  and  has  the  mind  to  understand  abstract  concepts.  This planet  can  be  detached,  impersonal,  and  visionary.  Ask  a  sky  god,  Uranus  was  also  associated with storms  and lightening.  This  can  manifest  great  intuition,  insight,  illumination  and  many  inspirational  moments.  If  your  ruler  is  Uranus  then  your  likely  to  have  a  rebellions  streak  in  your  personality, and  this  can  make  you  behave  unconventional,  and  you  may  dress  or  think  in  unconventional  ways.  You  may  have  strong  opinions  with  his  planet  in  your  chart.  Uranus  reflects  moving  away  from  the  past,  breaking  old  patterns  and  so  bring  forth  fresh  energy  and  ideas.


NEPTUNE

This  planet  reflects  a  connection  with  the  Divine,  whether  we  perceive  that  to  be.  In days  gone  by  Neptune  was  the  powerful  god  ruling  the  oceans  and  seas,  whose  vast  depths  we  still  do  bot  fully  know.  Neptune  is  possibly  the  most  difficult  to  define.  As  its  qualities  are  elusive,  illusory,  and  unreal.  Compassion,  spirituality,  hidden  mysteries,  imagination,  intuition,  fantasy,  illusions,  deceptions  all  belong  to  Neptune.  Escapism  and  addiction  are  states  too.  Any  experience  that  reflects  a  sense  of  separateness  belongs  to  the  realm  of  Neptune.  Any  experience  that  reflects  letting  go  of  one's  ego  belongs to  this  planet.  Neptune  is  feminine  energy  said  to  be  the  higher  level  of  Venus,  and  together  they  represent  the  spiritual  form  of  love - a  visionary  ideal  is  not  easy  to  attain.  Neptune's  imagination  is  unbounded,  and  maybe  entangled  with  intuitive  or  physical  ability. Sensitivity  to  others  makes  Neptune  vulnerable.  Possible  aspects  to  this  planet  can  be  up  uplifting  and  inspirational   -  and  such  a person  can  inspire  others.  Creativity  is  highlighted  with  the  position  of   Neptune.


    PLUTO

This  planet  reflects  transformation,  regeneration,  and  re-emerging  from  experience.  Death  and  rebirth,  reincarnation,  karma  and  power  all  belong  to  Pluto.  Pluto  is  slow  to  action  and  in  the  process  of  change  there  is  a  breakdown  process  that  occurs  first,  usually  after  a  major  shift in  circumstances  in  our  lives.  If  Pluto  is  aspected  to  personal  planets  in  the  chart,  the  individual  is  likely  to  have  an  intensity  of  purpose,  and  may  experience  there  own,  or,  misuse to  others.  Sexuality  is  important  to  Pluto  folk  who  may  experience  different  kinds  of  relationships.  Sacrifices  are  central  to  Pluto.  If  a  situation  requires  this.  The  deep  transformation  can  be  a  positive  in  a  large  way  letting  the  past  go  and  creating  something  new  to  emerge.  Pluto  works  at  an  unconscious  level  the majority  of  the  time,  and  coming  into  conscious  awareness  usually  with  to  ones  attitude  in  any  given  life  situation.  Pluto  usually  operates  in  a  hidden  or  secretive  manner.





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