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THE PLANETS IN ASTROLOGY

Traditional horoscopes focus on a person’s Sun sign – that’s the star sign you’ll find in newspapers or online, which relates to where the Sun was when you were born.

But did you know that all the heavenly bodies in our solar system have an effect on our personality?

Here you’ll find an overview of the planets in astrology, and their meaning in your natal chart. Select a particular planet to read more and enjoy learning about the zodiac with Star Sign Studies!

Heavenly Bodies…

The Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars are all personal planets, they’re known as highly influential on our character and motivations.

Sun

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Our Sun or star sign is the easiest zodiac sign to work out and we can often determine our friend’s and families star sign simply knowing the time of the year they were born. This sign highlights a core part of our character and who we truly are. It’s often how we act, and how we deal with the world. Essentially it’s what we’ve been born to do, it’s our mission, our sense of purpose and the ultimate destination of our journey of self-discovery.

Read The Sun In Astrology – It’s Who You Are

Moon

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The Moon reflects the light of the Sun and is super mysterious; it controls the tides here on earth and is linked to major monthly cycles like menstruation. Our Moon Sign is our internal nature and how we deal with emotions. It’s our personality once people are in our circle of trust, once they’ve gotten to know us. It’s our everyday behaviour at home or at work. The Moon represents our emotional temperament and our feelings. The zodiac signs resonates with what emotionally feed us.

Read The Moon In Astrology – It’s What You Need

Mars

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Mars is the ardent, aggressive, passionate planet of war, embodying a masculine energy. Its placement can indicate our driving forces and what it is we’re willing to fight for – it’s how we assert ourselves in conflict. Mars also represents the male energies of hunting and chasing a sexual conquest. It can indicate the qualities a woman might be attracted to in a man.

Read Mars In Astrology – It’s What You Want

Venus

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Venus is the planet of love, beauty and feminine seduction. It guides our romantic inclinations, how we behave as a woman, and is an indicator of how we love and feel about being close to people. Venus represents flirting, foreplay and the dance of romance, including how we make ourselves attractive (fashion styles included!) It also represents money and spending.

Read Venus In Astrology – It’s What You Like

Mercury

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Mercury is the planet of communication, thought and connections, and indicates the style in which we’re likely to communicate, our state of mind and how we naturally think and process information. It’s the way we thinktalk and what we’re likely to talk about. Mercury is the winged messenger that carries forth the message of the ‘King’ it closely follows the Sun.

Read Mercury In Astrology – It’s How You Think

The Outer ‘Generational’ Planets…

The ‘outer planets’ or ‘generational planets’ are slow moving, so a collective generation will all have the same zodiac sign of these planets, although in very different placements in their birth chart.

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OK, Jupiter’s not a star – it’s the biggest planet in our solar system! Incredibly gaseous, it takes about twelve years to orbit the Sun. In the birth chart, it can point to where we might experience or find luck, be it work, relationships or at home. It can exaggerate, expand or enlarge characteristics or themes in the natal chart, creating an effect to other planets by aspect and angles. Read Jupiter In Astrology – Your Lucky Star Saturn is a stern, serious and authoritative planet, a taskmaster that takes a whopping 29 years to complete a cycle round the Sun, also known as our ‘Saturn Return’. Saturn stands for structure, boundaries, limitations, lessons and it challenges us, big time. This planet shows us where to develop discipline through its placement in our charts, and eventually become a master. Read Saturn In Astrology – It’s Where You’re Tested Your Sergeant Oddball of the Solar System, Uranus is an unusual and surprising planet that prompts change through rebellion and radical shocks! Made mostly of hydrogen and helium gases, Uranus orbits on a tilt. In our chart it describes where we are unique or different, which could be how we think, behave, or even how we look or sound unusual. It can be placed in the chart where we shock people and can indicate rebellious behaviour or dramatic changeability in ones character. Read Uranus In Astrology – It’s Where You’re Unusual
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The planet of illusion, dreams and disillusion, Neptune can idealise or create a sense of longing where it appears in our charts. It also represents spiritual awareness but also deception. It is visionary, gentle and the self-sacrificing saviour. It is also linked to escapism, transcendence, fantasy and mysticism, and also addiction, be it alcohol, drugs or slipping into the abyss. Read Neptune In Astrology – It’s Where You’re Longing Pluto is a small but powerful planet that represents purging, psychoanalysis of the unconscious mind and transformation of rotten feelings, like jealousy, into more positive energies. It is linked to birth, death and rebirth, and is intense, obsessive and perceptive. In our chart it can show us where we’re likely to feel violated, then empowered through transformation. Read Pluto In Astrology – It’s Where You Can Transform They’re on a par with Pluto because the asteroids are just as big, and so, just as important. You might not have heard of Ceres, Pallas, Juno and Vesta but they’re important feminine energies to explore in the birth chart and can show where we’ve hidden genius, a nurturing capacity (like the moon), they even point to marriage as significant indicators of who we’ll be attracted to – exciting to explore in Synastry! Read The Asteroid Goddesses In Astrology…

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