Today's post is going to be about understanding all of the planets in your birth chart. You probably know your sun sign. If you're born in January, you're a Capricorn or an Aquarius and so on, but the sun is only one of the celestial bodies that have an influence on the complex being that is you! If you were only one sign, you would act like every other Cancer or Sagittarius in the world!
The natal chart is a snapshot of the sky at the moment you emerged into this world. Each planet in our solar system is constantly rotating and orbiting, so they fall into different constellations as the universe spins and each one reflects a different and unique part of the being.
The Sun is what you probably consider yourself. If the sun is located in the constellation Taurus when you're born, you're a Taurus! The sun is your basic outline. It's your central self, what you can usually be summed up as. Though it's encompassing, it falls short when it comes to determining how the planetary activity is going to affect your entire self. You habits, your feelings, your overall inner self is a reflection of you Moon sign. These traits are very intimate, and if you're an emotionally sensitive person, you are probably more influenced by your moon! The rising or ascendant (the two words mean the same thing) is the sign that was literally rising onto the horizon when you were born. Your rising sign is your temperament. It's the face you put on when you go out into the world. Strangers and acquaintances see your rising sign more clearly than your others. How you communicate with others is determined by Mercury. Venus is the sensual sign. It's the way you express your love, your art, your ideals of beauty. Mars is your ferocity. Sex drive, anger, power, passion; all determined by Mars. The outer planets, (the ones further from the sun) such as Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto represent the more abstract. Traits such as your karma, your generosity, discipline, transformation, fantasies, destruction, creation, and chaos are influenced by those planets.
Are you confused yet? If you are, there's no need to feel bad. You are a intricate being. You aren't meant to be easily understood. The inaccessible bits of you are all responsible for making you so expansive and enchanting. CafeAstology.com has a great and easy tool for determining your one of a kind chart. All you need is your birth date, exact time, and location! You can find it here.
Thank you all for reading and I hope you have a remarkable week!