Planets in Astrology
The planets form the primary energies in astrology. The astrological planets consist of the nine traditional planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, plus the Sun and Moon.
In astrology, the Sun and Moon are considered planets. They are treated this way because their astrological behavior is same as the behavior of a traditional planet. One theory of astrology is that the planets represent the main forces of energy.
This energy is modified by the sign it is traveling through at the time. This influence then is manifested in the area of the native’s life represented by the house where the planet and sign are located. Each of the major planets used in astrology are listed below with a description of the energies they represent. Each planet’s symbol (glyph) as written in the horoscope is listed on the sidebar.
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Sun: ego, vitality, ability to use authority, men (in a woman’s chart), the father, will power.
Moon: emotions, automatic response, ability to nurture, mother, women (in a man’s chart), the public, the unconscious mind.
Mercury: communication, intellect, speaking, hearing, writing, short journeys, perceptions, the conscious mind.
Venus: relationships, harmony, attractiveness, diplomacy, possessions, love, beauty, art, femininity.
Mars: energy, action, conquest, assertiveness, cuts, heat, wars, sex drive, danger, anger, masculinity.
Jupiter: expansiveness, generosity, wisdom, philosophy, religion, humor, extravagance.
Saturn: structure, form, limitations, fear, obstacles, time, old age, serious, loss, contracts, self-discipline, restraint.
Uranus: sudden change, originality, electricity, revolutionary, humanitarian, individuality, intuition, detached.
Neptune: spirituality, deception, illusion, drugs, dreams, idealism, confusion..
Pluto: transformation, degeneration, coercion, hidden forces, the sex act, extremes, elimination, reform.