Learn the meanings of the planets in order to understand how they function in the astrology chart.
The Meanings of Planets In Astrology
The astrological planets in astrology are not the same as the astronomy definitions that define planets yet for simplicity when an astrologer is talking about the planets in your chart they are referring to the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. The Sun is a star, the Moon is a satellite of the Earth and Pluto has been demoted to the status of a dwarf planet. The meanings of astrological planets are derived from legends and myths that have survived and evolved over thousands of years. The planets are symbolic representations of different parts of our psychological makeup.
The Sun is the center of the solar system and is given much weight when interpreting personality in the chart. Sun sign astrology is very popular and the majority of people know their sun sign. The sun will represent a good portion of what you will do or strive to do in your life. It will also show your natural inclinations for obtaining what you want. For example when your Sun is in Aries when you want something you will just go for it; while if your Sun is in Capricorn you would ponder the pros and cons, what might happen or might not happen and plot a course to achieve what you want.
The main astrological meaning of the Moon is emotions. The moon represents how we respond to the world. It symbolized your early conditioning from family and home environment. The moon is what you feel you need to have in order to be safe and understood. What sign and house your moon is in, and how it connects to other planets reveal your deepest most intimate secrets and emotional needs.
Mercury is called the winged messenger; the astrological meaning of Mercury is communication. What sign and house Mercury is in your chart will reveal how you communicate, whether it is easy for you to be self-expressed or if you have difficulties and getting your thoughts and feelings across to others.