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Symbolisms of the Planets in Astrology

The planets of our solar system orbit the Sun, just as Earth revolves around the Sun. Each planet exerts an influence on the other planets due to magnetic and gravitational forces, all orchestrated by the Sun.

The planets perform an endless dance and never stand still.

No moment in time is ever exactly the same as any other.

The planets possess energy that can affect the tides, the weather, and mankind's group consciousness.

In the 1940’s a radio engineer named John Nelson was assigned by RCA to research the causes of transatlantic short wave radio interference.

His results were amazing!

He discovered a correlation between the periods of time when there was unexplained interference with the radio signals and planetary alignments. A high incidence of radio interference occurred when certain planets were in 90, 180, or 270 degree angles to one another.

These are the very same angles used in astrology!


A Planet on one point can be aligned with another Planet on a different point

The distance between the two points is called an angle

If you ever studied geometry you will recognize much of the terminology used in astrology. The most commonly recognized angles used in astrology are derived from 30 degree angles since that is a nice, neat way to divide a circle.

Divide a circle of 360 degrees into 4 equal parts.

SQUARE There are four 90 degree angles. A 90 degree angle between two planets is called a square in astrology and is considered to be an “aspect” that denotes problems, turbulence, and obstacles.

OPPOSITION A 180 degree aspect between two planets is called an opposition and denotes problems, turbulence, and obstacles as well. A 270 degree distance between two planets is actually 3 x 90, so is again, subject to the 90 degree angle interpretation. In the same way, 45 degree angles are 1/2 of 90 degrees.

TRINE Divide that same 360 ° circle into three parts and you end up with angles of 120 ° and each 120 ° angle is called a trine. Trines represent an easy flow of energy and thus are considered beneficial and helpful.

SEXTILE Sextiles are angles of 60 ° which is 1/2 of 120 ° and the interpretation of being mildly helpful is derived from the Trine.

QUINCUNX Quincunxes are angles of 150 ° which is a derivative of 30 degrees. Once again we refer to the helpfulness of a Trine to interpret this angle.


IcosaFlat chart wheels are one dimensional and do not convey the intricacies of planetary movements. The angles can occur from many directions--up, down and all around.

Flat chart wheels using a 360 ° circle do not faithfully depict the movements of the planets in the solar system. The planets travel around the Sun in more of an ellipse shape than a perfect circle.


Maybe that is why humans as well as human astrologers aren’t perfect!

NASA offers a rough sletch of the orbits in this illustration.

OrbitsScientific astrology uses whatever can actually be observed, rather than what fits in the perfect circle or perfect shape or perfect concept.

It would be lovely if everything could be summed up as one plus one equals two. However in celestial mechanics there are often a few wild cards.

Nature does not offer perfect geometry. For example, there is something called “moon wobble” or “libration” and the Chandler wobble of the Earth which is a small deviation of the Earth on its axis. New discoveries are being made every day.

There are mathematical attempts to make a concise formula for planetary movements and the vaguries of nature. Consider Fibonacci ratios, the Golden ratio, and Bode's Law.

Gravitational WavesRecently, Einstein's theory of planetary gravitational waves was proved right!

A brief review of the symbolisms of the individual planets are below.



The Sun is the life giver of our solar system. The degree of your Sun represents anything that is of extreme importance in your life. The Sun represents what you take pride in and anything that makes you happy, gives you joy, or affects your vitality. The Sun can represent anything or anyone that motivates you or that acts as a guiding principle. This can mean that on some level the Sun can represent the boss, your children, your creative endeavors and your health.

Quoting The Magi Society: " The Sun symbolizes the actual person, day, or entity of the astrological chart. In this regard, the Sun can also represent a relationship, a marriage, a corporation or partnership, a contract, a time period, and anything else that is able to be represented. If you do not understand this, you will after all the examples that are provided later in this book. The Sun also has rulership over crucial parts of the body, such as the heart and circulation system, as well as vitality and the essence of the person."

MOONMOON - Keyword: Emotion

The Moon is the planet that reflects the light of the Sun. Therefore it rules reflection, instincts, and emotions. Anything that ebbs and flows like the tides is ruled by the Moon. It represents our ability to absorb and digest information. In its best manifestation the Moon represents nurturing, reflection and caring. In its least attractive manifestation it rules inconstancy and moodiness.

Quoting The Magi Society: " The Moon has rulership of emotions, fluctuating moods, the psyche, the subconscious, greed, fear, capriciousness, and uncontrollable urges. Because of all of these rulerships, it follows that the Moon is representative of fanaticism and illogical beliefs and actions."

MERCURYMERCURY – Keyword: Communication

Mercury is the Messenger of the Gods. The planet Mercury represents the way you communicate and think. Mercury represents the neighborhood, your siblings, local travel, writing, talking and documents. In its best manifestation Mercury is seen as thoughtfulness, but in its worst side it is meaningless chatter.

Quoting The Magi Society: "Mercury governs communication and writing, the mind, intelligence, design, mathematics, logic, poetry, singing, and music. Mercury also rules teaching; and the conveying of ideas, messages, announcements, and conferences. Because Mercury was the Roman god of speed and messengers, Mercury rules speed and swiftness, travel, transportation, and all vehicles of transportation (including airplanes, cars, and railroads). Since Mercury rules traveling, it also represents exploring and exploration-including the exploration of the mind, space; and exploring for minerals, oil, and gas. Mercury has dominion over very important parts of the body, including the brain, ears, eyes, respiratory system, nervous system, and the reflexes. Mercury signifies the teacher, writer, singer, architect, and any profession that has a primary requirement of use of the mind or that requires the act of communicating. Mercury's rulership of the mind extends to anything that mimics the mind, such as calculators, computers, and computer software."

VENUSVENUS – Keyword: Beauty

Venus represents feminine traits and anything associated with beauty, social affairs and pocket money. In its best representation it is seen as gentleness, kindness and life’s little pleasures. When this planet is in a stressful alignment it can manifest as laziness or social awkwardness.

Quoting The Magi Society: “Venus is a Romance Planet, a Sexual Planet and a Financial Planet; it symbolizes attraction of all kinds, infatuation, desire, attachment, and emotional needs. Venus has dominion over intimacy and sexual energy and desire in the woman; it also signifies sex appeal, beauty, grace, fashion and being fashionable, socializing and sociability, and partnerships and the act of unification (such as a wedding), but not the marriage itself. Venus has dominion over combining and coordinating different things, including parts of the body, countries, companies, ideas, and any two things whatsoever. Venus rules the companion and companionship, friendship and friends, being together, joining, cooperating, and merging; also possessions, money, social standing, jewels and adornment, and luxury. This is very interesting: Venus rules seduction, the act of making love, female sexuality and sexual energy in the woman; and it is representative of charm, harmony, and a sense of humor. Venus is a BENEFIC, and therefore symbolizes good luck and elevated levels. A benefic is a term of ancient astrology referring to a planet that is highly beneficial and one that brings good luck or high levels of something beneficial and helpful, as well as victory and championships.”

MARSMARS - Keyword: Energy

Mars is known as the planet of war. Mars is representative of taking initiative, constructive actions and physical strength. In its best symbolisms it manifests as strength, assertiveness and forthrightness. When this planet is involved in stressful alignments it can represent rudeness, abrasiveness, and anger.

Quoting The Magi Society: “Mars is a Sexual Planet; it represents the body and muscles, motion, bodily movements and activity, energy, initiative, the sex drive (especially in men), war, weapons of war, aggression, anger, violence, temper, belligerency, the soldier, the warrior, violence, accidents, sudden disruptions (including accidents), competitiveness, athletic competition, and the athlete. Since Mars rules the body, it has dominion over what we do with the body, such as athletic endeavors, dance and ballet, and also pure physical labor. Mars is associated with pure physical attraction of the body, as distinguished from emotional and even sexual attraction. Venus rules female sexuality, but Mars is the ruler of male sexuality. Mars governs initiative and being a person of action, as opposed to indecision and excessive contemplation. It also rules the dancer and farmer, laborer and carpenter, and any profession that has a primary requirement of using the body. Mars signifies crudeness, vulgarity, macho attitudes, and the he-man.”

SATURNSATURN- Keyword: Structure

Saturn is known as the timekeeper as well as the teacher. It is the symbol of all that lies in the past, rules and limitations. In its best manifestations it is diplomatic, rule abiding and organized. When Saturn’s least attractive side is seen it can represent cold calculation, deceit, control issues, selfishness, and blockages.

Quoting The Magi Society: “Saturn is symbolic of too much or too little of something, and never just the right amount. It is also the planet of control and dominance, and the desire for control and dominance over others. Saturn represents restrictions and constriction-contraction of what is helpful, and expansion of what is harmful. It governs scientific thinking and whatever is contrary to Judeo-Christian traditions. It is symbolic of obstruction, limitations, shortages, destruction, losses, mistakes, hindrances, disruptions, bad luck, dissolutions, and breaking apart. It is also representative of revenge, selfishness, and narrow-mindedness. Saturn is the planet of deception; and signifies temptation, deceit, deceitfulness, the occult and attraction to the occult, and also confusion. Saturn also governs frustration, disappointment, being unhappy, as well as hatred and repulsion. What's interesting to note is that Saturn signifies temptations of all kinds and being unable to resist them. Saturn is also a sign of being below average, in a weakened status, in ill health, and in a state of diminished vitality and/or capacity. There are problems in this world, so there has to be a planet that signifies them-and Saturn is the one that does.”

JUPITERJUPITER- Keyword: Benevolence

Jupiter is the planet of wisdom. Jupiter represents a vision of the future, good taste, good luck and good judgement. On the positive side Jupiter represents travel, education and opportunity. When involved in difficult alignments it can symbolize carelessness, extravagance, exaggeration and gambling.

Quoting The Magi Society: “Jupiter is symbolic of fulfillment, good fortune, success, enrichment, prayers answered and dreams coming true, peace and forgiveness, wisdom and good judgment, reliability and being honorable, promises kept, the law, the principle of order, morality, generosity, fairness, gratitude, faithfulness, selflessness, compassion, optimism, and hope. Jupiter is symbolic of Judeo-Christian religions, Providence, grace, power benevolently used, self-sacrifice, selflessness, as well as protection and the protector. Jupiter is also representative of truth and true genius, the leader, royalty, expansion of what is good or helpful, and contraction of what is bad and harmful. Jupiter is the most powerful benefic (Venus is second), and it improves and helps every planet it makes an aspect with.”

URANUSURANUS- Keyword: Objectivity

Uranus is the planet that represents social issues, revolution and change. When it is at its best it can symbolize scientific discoveries, fame, originality and uniqueness. When it manifests under stressful conditions it can represent rebelliousness, abruptness, eccentricity, and a breakdown of relationships, communication or social standards.

Quoting The Magi Society: “Uranus is symbolic of freedom and independence and the urge for both; and is representative of excitement and thrill seeking. Uranus also signifies change and what is new, including the news. Also, it represents astrology, because it is the study of changes in planets' positions, which creates new things. Since change can be revolutionary, Uranus is representative of everything that is new or innovative, including discoveries. Along these lines, Uranus symbolizes what has changed the world, such as inventions and technology, flying, space travel, and aeronautics. But the most important rulerships of Uranus are that of fame, the public, and whatever has to do with the public-such as the mass media, broadcasting, and the entertainment business. Uranus is representative of what is worldwide, pervasive, and universal in nature or status, and publicity and publicizing. It is Uranus that signifies the globalization of anything, and it is also symbolic of being massive in general size or amounts. In our bodies, Uranus is ruler of what our body does to adjust to changes; this means Uranus rules balance, eye-hand coordination, and depth perception; but it overlaps with Mercury in these areas.”

NEPTUNENEPTUNE- Keyword: Timelessness

Neptune was known as the God of the sea in mythology. It represents anything that constantly changes but is always the same such as the oceans. When its best side is expressed it can symbolize harmony, long term lasting assets such as real estate, romance, and connectivity on a spiritual level. When Neptune is in a stressful alignment it can manifest as vagueness, escapism, and fearfulness.

Quoting The Magi Society: “Neptune is both a Romance Planet and a Financial Planet, it rules longevity and anything that has to do with the long term, including true love and long-term relationships (but not marriage, because Chiron rules marriage). It is Neptune that imparts sensuality to women. Neptune also represents creativity, inspirations, and whatever inspires. Neptune has dominion over morals, ethics, and ethical behavior and standards; it signifies sensitivity and gentleness. Neptune was the mythical god of the sea and rules whatever involves the sea and water, such as shipping. More important, Neptune governs health, medicines, and anything that increases life expectancy or improved health; as well as regeneration, healing, and anything that increases longevity. This leads to Neptune's rulership of serenity, tranquility, and safe passage, as well as stability and peacefulness at home. Neptune is the planet of youthfulness and being young at heart, spirit, and body. It is Neptune that rules the act of procreation and reproduction; as opposed to Venus, which rules the act of making love and seduction. Neptune is also different from Pluto, which rules the sex act itself. Neptune signifies all long-term assets, such as inheritances, copyrights and patents; and whatever comes from the ground, such as minerals, oil, plants, and food. It is Neptune that rules long-term financial security. Neptune also symbolizes doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and all artistic and creative professions.”

PLUTOPLUTO - Keyword: Passion

Pluto is the planet of power and passion. It rules the sex drive as procreation, deep desires, and major transformation. In its best manifestations it represents drive and determination, stamina, and confidentiality. In its least attractive manifestations it can represent secrecy, uncontrollable hungers, and harshness.

Quoting The Magi Society: “Pluto is both a Sexual Planet and a Financial Planet; Pluto is the ruler of sexuality, lust, obsessive desires, and the sex organs. (This overlaps in some ways with Mars, that symbolizes pure physical attraction, but there is a difference.) Pluto is also representative of power; the establishment; and things that enhance or preserve power, such as atomic energy and weapons, politics, great success, big business, corporations, and advertising. Pluto signifies dictatorships and oppression, as well as the state of being oppressive; this leads to Pluto signifying the super ego and undeserved self-esteem. Pluto represents the ingredients of great wealth, such as investments, the banking industry, the loaning of money, the issuance of debt, and the ability to pay it back; as well as most financial instruments, such as bonds and mortgages. It also represents gambling and betting, the trading of financial instruments of all types, and also corporations. It provides the ability to take advantage of and capitalize on something in order to make a profit. Pluto has dominion over drastic changes that are true upheavals, and in this regard, it represents beginnings and endings. Pluto rules obsessions of all kinds, including emotional and sexual ones. Also, Pluto is ruler of the actual sex act, as opposed to lovemaking and seduction, which are ruled by Venus. Venus seduces you; Pluto simply throws you on the bed and says, "Take off your clothes." Pluto is, therefore, symbolic of sexism and male chauvinism.”

CHIRON CHIRON - Keyword: Charisma

Chiron represents the ability to charm and fascinate others. In its best manifestations it represents a sterling reputation, trustworthiness, commitment and constancy. On the flip side it can represent giving in to whims, social awkwardness, and an inability to honor commitments.

Quoting The Magi Society: “Chiron is both a Financial Planet and a Romance Planet and is the planet that has rulership over emotional ties, marriages, weddings, the family, spouses, and children. It represents the target of a person's romantic and marital interest. Chiron also has rulership over promises and commitments of love, including engagements and marriage vows. It governs fertility and pregnancies, and the act of giving birth to children in marriage. Chiron rules the marital and romantic instinct and desire of romance, as well as romance itself. It also signifies karmic bonds and intuitive trust. Chiron has dominion over charisma and a person's public image; and being noteworthy, esteemed, distinctive, and distinguished in appearance. Chiron is ruler of your career and how you choose to make a living, as well as where you could be most successful. It also signifies your earning power, the economy, and economics. Chiron imparts extraordinary qualities. It also represents life, death, and reincarnation, and it is symbolic of the future. To say that Chiron is a very important planet is an understatement!”

CERESCERES - Keyword: Business Sense

The Magi Society calls this asteroid the “Godfather” of business. It rules business transactions that are not based on affection. In its best manifestations it represents shrewdness and business sense.

JUNOJUNO - Keyword: Fantasy

On the positive side Juno represents inspiration and glamor. On the negative side Juno can represent gullibility and a blind eye to the facts. Magi Bette calls this the “Disneyland” planet because going to Disneyland requires you to suspend your disbelief to shake hands with Mickey Mouse or to .visit Hogwarts. It is a great deal of fun, but it isn’t necessarily real.

VESTA VESTA - Keyword: Friends, detached acquaintances, groups

PALLASPALLAS - Keyword: Logic, genius, precision

The Magi Society. hasn’t released all of the information and discoveries about the planets to the general public.The dwarf planets and many other asteroids are being studied. In the future Magi Bette will add some information about planets and asteroids under review: Lilith, Sedna, Sappho, Midas, Urania, Eris, Dionysus, Achilles, Adonis, Amun, Athene, Cuno, Dionysus, Hermes, Isis, Kleopatra, Medusa, Midas, Nike, Odin, Phoinix, Prometheus, Typhon, Ulysses, Vulcano, Walhalla, Xanthus.Varuna, Ixion, Orcus, Peleus, and Quaoar, Amor, Diana, Eros, Hidalgo, Icarus, Pandora, Psyche, Toro


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