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The Planets and Luminaries

Each sign has a ruling planet or pair of planets linked to it from which it inherits it’s characteristics. In your birth chart the planets hold influence and power and can affect and augment your chart depending on their placement and configuration.

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Saturn in Astrology

Saturn Overview: In astrology, Saturn represents restriction and structure. Its influence is associated with hardship and adversity that can build our character and teach us important lessons needed to overcome life’s hurdles. Saturn is also about reality itself, and the burdens and responsibilities we must bear in order to succeed, complete our tasks or fulfill our destiny.  Moreover, Saturn is a malefic planet and although its presence often serves to make us stronger, wiser and better equipped to handle life, ...
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Pluto in Astrology

Pluto Overview: In astrology, Pluto is the planet of death, and regeneration. It is associated with violence and revenge but also power and healing and also penetrating insight. Pluto is transformative and brings about a metamorphosis that is necessary for survival, overcoming and moving past deep tragedy and painful emotions. Pluto is intense but introspective. It calls for solitude and secrecy and conceals its weakness and vulnerability from those who would exploit it. Pluto possesses martial energy like Mars, but ...
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Uranus in Astrology

Uranus Overview: In astrology, Uranus is the planet of technology, originality and revolution. It is linked to upheavals and mutiny and the power of the people against the powers of authoritarians. Uranus represents freedom and liberty and other enlightenment ideals. It is cold and emotionally detached yet idealistic and impassioned. This is the planet of intellectual genius as opposed to the artistic and abstract genius of Neptune. Moreover, Uranus represents independence of the mind and free thought. It resists oppression ...
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Neptune in Astrology

Neptune Overview: In astrology, the planet Neptune is regarded as the great Dissolver. The object of dissolution is the ego and the preoccupation with selfish pursuits. Neptune is the planet of mysticism and spiritual awakening. Its influence brings our attention to higher ideals and stimulates our capacity to dream and imagine possibilities. In contrast to Saturn, Neptune is detached from reality and can even be in denial of it. Accepting a bitter or inconvenient truth can be difficult for Neptune ...
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Jupiter in Astrology

Jupiter Overview: In astrology, Jupiter represents expansion, good luck and higher Learning. It is associated with good luck, long trips, philosophy, and benevolence. Jupiter also bestows a broad and optimistic outlook along with a sense of humor. Jupiter is the planetary ruler of Sagittarius and the 9th house. It is a benefic planet, meaning that its energy and influence is often beneficial and auspicious. Saturn in contrast, is associated with bad news and a need for caution. Jupiter rules over ...
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Sun in Astrology

Sun Overview: In astrology, the sun represents the conscious ego, our vitality and willpower. The sun is the central and most popular aspect of personal astrology. However, while it describes a great deal about the basic personality traits of a person, the sun sign alone does not tell the whole story. The moon for example, represents the subconscious mind and the innermost thoughts and feelings that have a life of their own. Those inner desires and feelings are illuminated by ...
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Mars in Astrology

In astrology, Mars is the planet of intense emotions like passion, aggression and courage. It rules the zodiac sign Aries and also Scorpio and represents dynamic energy, forcefulness and sex drive. Mars is associated with our strongest desires and wants and the motivation to obtain them. Wherever Mars is placed in your birth chart will indicate what motivates you and where your energy and attention is directed most. How it is aspected will also signify the strength and form of your passion ...

Mercury in Astrology

MERCURY MEANING IN ASTROLOGY Mercury is the planet of intellect and communication. It rules both Gemini and Virgo and is also linked to the 3rd and 6th houses. Its symbol is an amalgamation of the cross — symbol of earthly manifestation, the circle — symbol of spirit, and the crescent, symbolizing the container for wisdom. The moon pertains to the abstract emotional side of the brain, whereas Mercury relates to the rational, thinking side. Mercury rules over the nervous system, ...


The suns placement in your chart indicates your sun sign. This tends to be the most popular type of sign in western astrology.


Although the  moon does not create its own light, it reflects that of the sun. But the amount it reflects waxes and wanes. The moon represents the unconscious desires and underlying causes behind our actions and responses. It points to our inner child and may also indicate where our jealousy, hatred, pain and insecurities reside .


In roman myth, mars was a god of war and aggression. Wherever this planet is placed will supercharge that area with a dozen red bulls- worth of drive and napoleon- like a** hole energy.


Planet named after the roman god of communication. Wherever this planet is placed will result in an emphasis on communication. Either a need for it or an enhanced ability for it.

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This planet named after the goddess of love and beauty expresses its power in the area of relationships and love. Venus emphasizes harmony wherever it is placed.


Jupiter was king of the gods and in terms of size alone his namesake planet lives up to that charge. Jupiter emphasizes philosophical wisdom, intellectual expansion, exploration and adventure.


Saturn is substantial wherever it appears. It is an amplifier of sorts. It also carries a  grounding influence that is disciplinary and illicits growth and development.


The planet named after the roman sea god emphasizes the imagination and fantasy.


This planet encourages breaking out of regimes and conventional strictures. emphasizes rebellion, activism and subversiveness. It is also associated with technology.


This planet gets its appellation from the roman cthonic god (and not popeyes archnemesis) . Which is why this planet is associated with spiritual death and regeneration. Pluto is dark mysterious and deals with revealing the unknown.


In addition to the planets, their are other celestial bodies which exert their particular influences further shaping your cosmic destiny. Here’s the scoop on each one.


Ceres is associated with matters of mothering and nurturing relationships. It shows the way we feel nurtured and how we like to nurture others. It also relates to self esteem and psychological and emotional problems stemming from childhood trauma and the parents.


Named after the wounded tutelary centaur of mythology this asteroid deals with health and disease and the notion of  turning our emotional wounds into strengths. Chiron presents humbling lessons that build character and emotional growth.


The virgin goddess and sister of Jupiter, represents dedication and chastity, purity and self respect. Like Virgo she is associated with the intestines and also matters of securities and investments and secrecy. Where vesta is placed will indicate development of pure potential.


This daughter of Jupiter is of a  cerebral nature and focuses on ideas, justice, and creativity. Wherever Pallas is found in your chart will suggest an area of talent and aptitude.


Named after the wife of Jupiter, this asteroid deals with marriage, fashion, and beauty and also matters of domestic abuse, infidelity and womens rights. Junos placement in your chart indicates where you may meet a special someone, perhaps a soul mate even.


A mathmatical point that amplifies conjuncted planets.


A mathematical point that indicates dark taboos, violence and sexuality.


Represents the goals that must be fulfilled in life.


Represents goals already reached in life.

related post: Planetary Aspects

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