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Understanding Astrology: The Planets

Updated: Nov 29, 2020

For some people, when you first hear of Astrology you think of the planets, the stars, the sky, and zodiacs signs but its so much more than that. Astrology is known as the study of the planets and how the energies of those planets affect us.


Everyone on this Earth has an Astrological Birth Chart that displays the planetary placements at the exact time, place, and date we were born. Believe it or not the planets have a direct influence on our personality and by understanding where the planets are located in our birth chart can help us tap into the energies that we may not be aware of.


In this article I am going to give some insight on how each planet directly influences us. I hope you truly find this informative and you look to dive deeper into your own birth chart.


The Planets


Sun- The Sun orbits through each zodiac sign every 30 days or so and when you think of your Sun sign you are referring to the zodiac sign you was born under. The Sun represents our soul and our expression. It is who we are at our truest self. These are characteristics that we carry within us that make up who we are as individuals.

Ruling Zodiac Sign: Leo


Moon- The Moon orbits through each zodiac sign every 2-3 days and what your moon sign represents is the way you express your emotions. The zodiac sign that your moon is placed in will help you understand the way you express your emotions. Each zodiac sign has a different way of expression and knowing your Moon sign will help you understand the way you react to certain situations in your life and how you handle them.

Ruling Zodiac Sign: Cancer


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Venus: Venus spends around 23-60 days in each zodiac sign and represents the things we love in life and our love language. By understanding your Venus placement, you can reveal what you have a true love for and the things you value and care for in your life. Your Venus sign can also help you understand the way you prefer to be loved and give love. There are 5 different love languages and based on the zodiac sign your Venus is in can help you understand your language of love.

Ruling Zodiac Sign: Taurus & Libra


Mercury- Mercury spends about 14-30 days in each zodiac sign and what your Mercury sign represents is how you communicate. Based on the zodiac sign that Mercury is in will give you basic knowledge on how you communicate with others. The characteristics of that sign play a huge part on your communication style.



Ruling Zodiac Sign: Gemini & Virgo


Jupiter- Jupiter spends on average of 1 year in each zodiac sign and represents the planet of luck and expansion. The zodiac sign that Jupiter is placed in will help you identify which area of life you may be lucky in, and the area of life where you can expect major growth and expansion. Wherever Jupiter is placed in your birth chart expands those energies of that placement and can help you understand the characteristics you have an abundance of.


Ruling Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius & Pisces


Mars- Mars spends about 1 ½ months in each zodiac sign and Mars represents our passions towards our goals, and the action we take towards the things we want in life and our sexual drive in relationships. Depending on the sign that your Mars is in will help you understand your drive and force in life and what qualities you have that you can tap into to get you everything you desire.

Ruling Zodiac Sign: Aries & Scorpio


Saturn- Saturn spends up to 2 ½ years in each zodiac sign and represents the restrictions and lessons we must learn. Depending on the zodiac sign that your Saturn is in will give you an idea of the area of life that you may be restricted in and must learn life lessons in. Saturn teaches discipline and after about 29.5 years, during your Saturn return, (which is the return of Saturn to the exact position it was in when you was born) you will be tested with those lessons to make sure you that you have taken responsibility and learned your lessons.

Ruling Zodiac Sign: Capricorn & Aquarius


Uranus- Uranus spends up to 7 years in 1 zodiac sign and this planet represent change and innovation. The placement of Uranus in your birth chart will give you insight into where you prefer not to follow the norm and want to exert new and different energy and be different. Uranus in our chart helps us understand what area of life you may have disruptive energy and show how you may stand out from the crowd. Uranus causes chaos in any sign it enters and depending on the sign it in will tell you what area of life you exert change and go against normal society.

Ruling Zodiac Sign: Aquarius


Neptune- Neptune spends around 14 years in each zodiac sign and represents our illusions, dreams, and imagination. Where Neptune is placed in your chart will show you the area of life where you may not see things clearly. Understanding this placement will give you insight into the area in your life where you tend to not deal with, may make unrealistic goals or cannot seem to see things clearly. Neptune also represents our creativity and can show you the area of life you tend to be most creative in.

Ruling Zodiac Sign: Pisces


Pluto- Pluto spends between 14-30 years in each zodiac sign and represents transformation, power, and death & rebirth. Where Pluto is placed in your chart will tell you where you may have massive transformation in your life and cause change in that area of life. With Pluto’s influences it causes you to regenerate and transform into the person you are meant to be.

Ruling Zodiac Sign: Scorpio


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