The Planets

For convenience, the Sun and the Moon are known as planets, although we know them to be a star and satellite respectively. The planets, the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, are all connected with a house and sign, and each has a particular function to play within the birthchart.

These functions are ego, emotion, communication, love, energy, wisdom, limitation, experience, the sub-conscious, and change.

The position of a particular planet within a sign shows how that planet will work, for example, if the Sun is in Aries, the individual will show their ego in a confident, assertive, selfish way.

The house that a planet is placed in will show where that planet works, so that if the Sun were placed in the third house, the individual would display a desire for study, learning and talking to other people.

All the planets perform their own role within the birthchart, and each will have an effect in one way or another on the life and personality of the individual.

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