The Language of Astrology: Sun Signs and Planets

Astrology Symbols

Astrology Planet Name

Characteristics of Sun Signs

aries symbol

Aries

The Ram, impulsive, a risk-taker, daring, adventurous. Ruled by Mars

taurus symbol

Taurus

The Bull, security oriented, calm, possessive, stubborn Ruled by Venus

gemini symbol

Gemini

The Twins, thinkers ,communicators, active, dualistic. Ruled by Mercury

cancer symbol

Cancer

The Crab, home-loving, emotional, nurturing, cranky. Ruled by the Moon

leo symbol

Leo

The Lion, proud, dignified, a leader, needing attention. Ruled by the Sun

virgo symbol

Virgo

The Virgin, perfectionist, needs to help, worrier, critical. Ruled by Mercury

libra symbol

Libra

The Scales, rational, peacemaker, indecisive, lazy. Ruled by Venus

scorpio symbol

Scorpio

The Scorpion, passionate, secretive, possessive. Ruled by Pluto and Mars

sagittarius symbol

Sagittarius

The Archer, explorer, philosopher, fickle, restless. Ruled by Jupiter

capricorn symbol

Capricorn

The Goat, ambitious, practical, gruff. Ruled by Saturn

aquarius symbol

Aquarius

The Water Bearer, original, inventive, aloof, stubborn. Ruled by Uranus and Saturn

pisces symbol

Pisces

The Fish, sensitive, empathetic, delusional, addict. Ruled by Neptune and Jupiter

sun symbol

Sun

Essence of our being, what we aspire to. Joyful, romantic, childlike

moon symbol

Moon

Home, Mother, roots, emotional nature. Sensitivity, compassion, nurturing tendencies

mercury symbol

Mercury

Communications, thought, siblings, neighbors. Mental ability, clarity of speech or writing

venus symbol

Venus

Feminine, romantic, passive nature. Artistic ability, beauty or handsomeness

mars symbol

Mars

Motivation, energy, instinctiveness. Impulsive energy, aggressiveness, masculine

jupiter symbol

Jupiter

Expansive, social, benevolence. Travel and philosophy

saturn symbol

Saturn

Structure, responsibility, maturity, ambition. Degree of restriction or limitation in life

uranus symbol

Uranus

Innovation, eccentricity, future-oriented. Individuality, non-conformity, rebellion

neptune symbol

Neptune

Dreaminess, sensitivity, psychicism. Illusion, ESP, can signify artistic ability

pluto symbol

Pluto

Volcanic, hidden depths, deep emotions. Primal instincts, taboos, repression

north node symbol

North Node

Lessons to be learned in this life, path of spiritual growth, life purpose.

south node symbol

South Node

Lessons already mastered, comfort zone of behavior, childish regression.

chiron symbol

Chiron

Our area of vulnerability or woundedness. What we must learn to heal.

Part of Fortune symbol

Part of Fortune

Luck, good fortune, prosperity. From Arabic astrology.