Yes, there are only 8 “planets” (I still keep Pluto on the list even though it was reclassified as a “dwarf” in 2006), but the 2 luminaries – Sun and Moon – are always included when discussing Astrology.
Planets are the spark plugs in an Astrology chart. They each have a job to do as they energize the many facets of an individual’s personality and life. In addition, a planet is said to have “rulership” of a particular sign (it will be at its happiest and most potent energy when transiting there – fully expressed).
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The Planets are listed below along with their Zodiac sign rulerships and duties:
Sun– Leo: Life force, self expression
Moon- Cancer: Emotions, sub conscious, nurturing
Mercury- Gemini and Virgo: Communication (makes sense that when Mercury goes retrograde, we need to watch what we say and write). Analytical details
Venus-Taurus and Libra: Love, beauty and how we view/value ourselves and money
Mars- Aries: Action, conflict, sexuality
Jupiter- Sagittarius: Expansion, recreation, philosophy
Saturn- Capricorn: Discipline, boundaries
Uranus- Aquarius: Change, the unconventional
Neptune- Pisces: Spirituality, dreams, illusion
Pluto- Scorpio: Unconscious, breaking down and rebuilding
The location of a planet in a birth chart – its House placement, its Astrology Sign – can influence how we act/respond in particular areas of our lives as they transit and move around our chart today.
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