Understanding Planets and Points in Astrology

astrology planetsThe truth is that planets are a massive part of Astrology. Each of them carries a different energy and their various locations influence what happens in and around us here on earth. Planets and points have a special meaning in astrology. The study of points helps mankind gain additional insight into the natal chart and solar arc interpretation.

Brief Introduction to Planets

Sun

sunThe sun depicts the actual core of a person. It is the inner self of someone that is of central concern. It also shows us the negative vitality and the ability to assert ourselves. Sun rules Leo and the 5th house.

Moon

moonThe moon rules over the cancer and the 4th house. It helps us define our emotional developments and express the unconscious side of our personality. It explains why humans do what they do. It influences our senses depending on its placement in the birth chart.

Mercury

mercuryMercury rules both Gemini and Virgo. It defines our minds and the way we us them. Intelligence, language, writing, speech and all forms of communication are under the influence of Mercury. It stands for spoken and written word and evaluates the process of learning and skills.

Venus

VenusVenus rules both Libra and Taurus. It represents love, romance, culture, sensuality, beauty, affection and social appeal. This planet is very prominent in matters of love and influences how one attracts love as well as how people act in a relationship.

Mars

marsMars rules Aries and some part of Scorpio. It indicates a sense of aggressiveness, impulsiveness, courage, enthusiasm, willpower and action. The Mars energy motivates and drives a person to accomplish their dreams and goals in life.

Jupiter

jupiterJupiter rules over Sagittarius. It is considered as the planet of luck. It symbolizes expansion, happiness, and development. It represents the search for individual meaning and purpose, optimism and a sense of justice.

Saturn

SaturnSaturn rules over Capricorn. It is the planet that teaches through experience, problems, challenges, and situations. Its influence provides endurance, patience and determination to overcome all odds.

Uranus

UranusUranus rules over Aquarius. Its expression is in the state of revolution, unpredictability, change and disruption. The planet is associated with computers, electricity, interventions and society as a whole.

Neptune

NeptuneNeptune rules over Pisces. Neptune reveals itself in the form of mystical, spiritual and psychic forces. It rules over drugs, medication, alcohol, the sea and the subconscious.

Pluto

PlutoPluto rules over Scorpio. Its energies are associated with power, death, re-birth and transformation. It represents secrets that are hidden.

Special Points in Astrology

ChironChiron

It is a comet with a unique and erratic orbit. On the natal charts, it is symbolized by the “wounded healer.” It represents human beings’ deepest wounds and the efforts to heal the wound.

The North and South Node

South NodeNorth NodeAre points that are exactly opposite each other. Together, they form the Nodal Axis. They are mathematical points that take into account the relationships between the Sun, Moon, and Earth at the time of our birth. The North Node represents the kindness of experience that we must work to develop to work out with Karma and grow spiritually. The South Node represents experiences and qualities that come out naturally to us.

Part of Fortune

Part of FortuneAlso known as Fortuna, this point represents the world of success and is associated with one’s physical body and health as well. Success and prosperity are always associated with the part of Fortuna, and it expresses areas in life and qualities that are expressed naturally.

Ascendant

AscendantIt is also known as the rising star and is the sign on the cusp of the first house of the natal chart. It is among the four angles of the chart; others are Descendants, the Imum, and the Midheaven. Ascendant defines the first impression we make on others in a personal sense.

midheaven

Midheaven is the cusp of the tenth house of the natal chart. It represents our innermost outstanding achievements in the eyes of the society, our overall sense if responsibility and standings in the world, as well as our accomplishments.

Vertex

This point is located in the western hemisphere of the chart. It is a point that represents the karmic or fated connection. The vertex is said to be activated at major turning points in our lives, and some believe it is triggered when there is birth or death.

Sun/Moon Midpoint

This is a highly sensitive and personal point. It symbolizes the desire for a championship. It represents close relationship and secret marriage

Eros

The Eros can shed light on some of our erotic turn-ons. The point is associated with sexual love and desire. It empowers the mind with love and sex. It represents sexual objectification, creativity, passion, and desire.