This is a basic introduction into the Planets in Astrology. For those of you who may be confused about natal charts or the basic ideology of astrology, let me preface this by saying I am not an “astrologer” I am just someone who appreciates the art and science of astrology and I am learning everyday.
Firstly, I want to share what a natal chart or birth chart is and how it is helpful. A natal chart is simply a chart of where each planet was at your time of birth, so in order to pull an accurate birth chart you must no the day, time, and place of birth. There are many free resources for pulling a natal chart
Most likely you are very familiar with your Sun Sign, this is major but there are many other planets as well. There is the Moon which technically is not a planet (neither is the sun), Mercury, Mars, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, and Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, there are also some asteroids there and something called the North and South nodes but I’ll discuss those in another post.
The Sun represents your ego and your life force and ultimately how you appear in the world.
The Moon represents your inner being, unconscious behaviors and emotions.
The planet Mercury represents all things communication, it also controls how we process and relay information.
Venus rules love, pleasure, beauty and may be an indicator of what kind of partner you should have.
Mars is the God of War so this planet is control of how we fight, what we are passionate about and anger.
Jupiter is the greatest planet of all representing what we have excess of in life, it is also the ruler of religion, philosophy, money, and opportunity.
Saturn is sort of the opposite of Jupiter, it shows us our struggles, responsibilities, and where we may feel blocked.
Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are the furthest away, move the slowest and therefore represent generations, because they take many years to move or transit through the signs.
Uranus is the rebel, represents change and, innovation. Neptune deals with all things subconscious, dreams, illusions, imagination, and even drugs and alcohol. Pluto, the ruler of the underworld deals with all things hidden or taboo,major transformation happens in Pluto!
Now you know the planets I will soon do a post all about the different Zodiac signs.
And once you guys have pulled Natal Charts we will dive into the houses and all that fun stuff!!