About the Planets

Planet

Rules

Exaltation

Detriment

Fall

Glyph

Represents

Keywords

SUN

 

Leo

Aries

Aquarius

Libra

Circle of Infinity (the dot represents the person within)

Power Urge

Personality

Ego

Inner Self

Anatomy:  The heart, upper back, spleen, circulatory system, the sperm, right eye of male & left eye of female

The main expression of the person.  Shows the qualities of leadership and success.  It represents the masculine principle, the father, husband, and men in general.  The Sun rules health, vital principles, authority and bosses, rank, title, high office, progress, dignity, energy, sense of identity and capacity for experience.  Its action is fortifying and vitalizing.  Where you find the Sun in the chart is the life and heart of the horoscope – this is where you want to shine.

 

Planet

Rules

Exaltation

Detriment

Fall

Glyph

Represents

Keywords

MOON

 

Cancer

Taurus

Capricorn

Scorpio

Moon in 1st quarter

Domestic, Nurturing Urge

Emotions

 

Anatomy:  Breasts, stomach, fluid balance of the body, digestion, glandular secretions, left eye of male, right eye of female

 

The Moon’s influence in the chart is very important because it is the closest planet to the Earth and moves through the zodiac rapidly.  It represents the female principle; mother, wife, and women generally.  Instincts, moods, tides, phases, receptivity, fluctuations, feelings, habit patterns, reflex actions.  Its action fluctuates and changes.  Governs personal interests, desires, needs, magnetism, growth and fertility, the need to touch, impressionability and consciousness.  Rules liquids, commodities, sailing, brewing, nursing, trades-people, and the public in general.  Where you find the Moon in the chart shows where you are subject to emotional ups and downs and where there will be many changes.

 

 

Planet

Rules

Exaltation

Detriment

Fall

Glyph

Represents

Keywords

MERCURY

 

Gemini

Virgo

Aquarius

Sagittarius

Pisces

Leo

Winged Cap of God Mercury

Intellectual Urge – The Avenue of Expression

Reasoning Ability

Anatomy: Nervous system, brain, sight, mouth, tongue, respiratory system, hands and arms, general ruler of all hormones

Never located more than 28º distant from the Sun. Considered neuter. Rules reason, ability to communicate, intellect, awareness, dexterity, rationalization, transmission, words, opinion and sensory perceptions. Its action is quick, uncertain, volatile. Deals with travel (especially short trips), brothers and sisters, children, clerking, speaking, writing, bookkeeping, secretaries, neighborhood activities, letters and mailings, means of transportation, trade, emotional capacity and technique.  Where you find Mercury in the chart shows where and how you communicate best.

 

Planet

Rules

Exaltation

Detriment

Fall

Glyph

Represents

Keywords

VENUS

 

Taurus

Libra

Pisces

Scorpio

Aries

Virgo

Mirror of vanity of the Goddess Venus

Social Urge, Sense of Value

Affection

Anatomy:  Throat, chin, cheeks, sense of taste, kidneys, ovaries, internal reproductive organs, venous blood circulation, sensory organs of skin

Never located more than 46º distant from the Sun.  Venus is the planet of love; in early times it was called the lesser benefic.  Rules art, culture, aesthetics, possessions, partners, beauty, charm, good taste, sentimentality, sweets and sugar, color, harmony, poetry, paintings, jewelry, singing, drama, and music.  Venus’s action is gentle and harmonious.  Governs emotional contacts, tenderness, moral character, marriage and unions of all kinds.  Also sociability, disposition, luxuries, pleasure and appreciation.  Venus is the planet of love and sensuality – not sex.  Where you find Venus in the chart shows what you really enjoy.

 

Planet

Rules

Exaltation

Detriment

Fall

Glyph

Represents

Keywords

MARS

 

Aries

Scorpio

 

Capricorn

Libra

Taurus

 

Cancer

Shield and spear of Mars, the God of War

Action, Aggressive Urge, Initiative

Energy

Anatomy:  The muscular system, external reproductive organs, head and face, red blood corpuscles, motor nerves, bladder, adrenal glands

Deals with your animal nature, desire and sexual energies.  Shows ambition, force, power, construction, work, strife, competition and death.  Governs surgery and operations, weapons, war, accidents, inflammation, wounds and cuts, burns, scalds, violence, tools, iron and steel.  In earlier times, it was known as the lesser malefic.  Mars’s action is sudden, self-assertive and disruptive.  Mars can be used destructively and angrily, in a fighting way, or with courage and strength.  Where you find Mars in the horoscope is where you expend the greatest energy.

 

Planet

Rules

Exaltation

Detriment

Fall

Glyph

Represents

Keywords

JUPITER

 

Sagittarius

Pisces

 

Cancer

Gemini

 

Capricorn

 

1st letter of the Greek spelling for the God Zeus

Benevolent

Protective Urge

Expansion

Anatomy:  Arterial blood circulation, the liver, thighs, hips, feet, right ear, upper forehead, glycogen and fatty tissues, pancreas

Rules wealth, leisure time, big business, the higher mind, optimism, height, growth, morality, prosperity and indulgence.  Also higher education, philosophic reasoning, aspirations, sports, luck, long-distance travel, hunting and fondness for animals.  Jupiter is the judge, the lawmaker and the helper.  In earlier times, Jupiter was known as the greater benefic.  Jupiter’s action is orderly and promotes health and growth.  Where you find Jupiter in the horoscope is where you often have good fortune and like to spend your leisure time.

 

Planet

Rules

Exaltation

Detriment

Fall

Glyph

Represents

Keywords

SATURN

 

 Capricorn

Aquarius

 

Libra

Cancer

Aries

Sickle of Chronos, the God of Time

Urge for security and safety

The Teacher

Anatomy:  the skin, the skeletal system (including the teeth), ligaments, knees, left ear and auditory organs, gall bladder, parathyroid glands, body protein

Rules form, discipline, responsibility, organization, ambition, capacity for a career, limitations, sorrows and delays.  Saturn rules theories and scientific law, older persons, depth, patience, timing, tradition, conventionality, orthodoxy and productive use of time.  Saturn represents the principles of truth, of contraction, of solidification, of wisdom and of aging.  Its action is slow and lasting.  Saturn is the taskmaster of the horoscope.  In earlier times it was knows as the greater malefic.  Where you find Saturn in the horoscope is where you feel least secure and tend to overcompensate.

 

Planet

Rules

Exaltation

Detriment

Fall

Glyph

Represents

Keywords

URANUS

 

Aquarius

Scorpio

 

Leo

Taurus

 

Derivation of letter “H” for its discover, Herschel in 1781

Freedom urge

“Divine Discontent”

The Awakener

Anatomy:  The higher nervous system, body electricity, the ankles

Rules inventions, originality, science, electricity, magic, the occult, light, astrology, psychology, x-rays, airplanes and insight into nature’s laws.  It is futuristic, humanitarian, intellectual, eccentric, bohemian, egotistical and utopian.  It also governs creative will, sudden change, revolution and dictators, individualism, ingenuity, rebellions and autonomy.  Its action is sudden, unexpected, and often violent.  Uranus is a breaker of traditions.  It is neutral and sexless and considered by many to be the upper octave of Mercury and the first of the transcendental planets.  Recent research also associates Uranus with natural disasters, particularly earthquakes.  Where you find Uranus in the horoscope is where you tend to do the unusual.

Planet

Rules

Exaltation

Detriment

Fall

Glyph

Represents

Keywords

PLUTO

Or

Scorpio

Not established

 Taurus

 Not established

One is derived from the letters PL for its discoverer, Percival Lowell in 1930; the other represents the cross of matter topped by the crescent moon and above hovers circle of infinity

Destroying or Reforming urge

Fusion

Transforma-

tion

Anatomy:  The eliminative and reproductive systems, pituitary gland, abnormal growths (warts, tumors, birthmarks, moles, etc.)

Pluto traditionally rules the underworld and that which is hidden from view (including the unknown worlds within you, your submerged or subconscious self).  Also represents all replication processes like conception and printing.  Pluto governs the masses, waste, subversion, atomic power, and crime.  It rules phobias, and obsessions, slow growth, group factors, transmutation, beginnings and endings, birth and death, isolation, coercion, disappearance, kidnapping, anonymity, bacteria and viruses.  Represents generation, regeneration and degeneration.  It exposes that which has been developed secretly or undercover.  It governs vacancy, plumbing, dictatorships, unpopular causes and the exclusive.  Pluto’s action is slow, ponderous and inevitable.  It is the last of the transcendental planets and is considered a higher octave of Mars.  Where you find Pluto in the chart you’ll find complexity; it is where you’ll have to solve problems alone and unaided.

 

Planet

Rules

Exaltation

Detriment

Fall

Glyph

Represents

Keywords

EARTH
Taurus

(tentative)

 

Scorpio

(tentative)

 

 

 

Reality

Earth is always the exact opposite of the Sun by sign, degree and house placement.  It shows how and where you meet the world.  It relates to the physical plane and mundane matters.  It represents your mission in life.

 

THE NODES OF THE MOON.  The nodes are not celestial bodies; they are points in celestial longitude where the Moon crosses over the ecliptic (or path of the Sun).  The Moon’s North Node is listed by position in the ephemeris and the South Node is always its direct opposite, having the same number of degrees and minutes but of the opposite sign.  Example:  If the North Node is at 10º Aries, then the South Node is at 10º Libra.

NORTH NODE

 

AKA The Dragon’s head.  A point of gain, of increase and added confidence. It is where you take in or are given to. Where it occurs in your chart is where you should strive for fulfillment.

 

SOUTH NODE

 

AKA The Dragon’s tail.  It is where you must give or are taken from. Where it occurs in your chart is where you might take the easy way out.

 

 
Table is original but text is from “The Only Way to LEARN ASTROLOGY, Volume I” by Marion March & Joan McEvers.