Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via e-mail Print Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Bookmarks Share on LinkedIn Share on LiveJournal Share on Newsvine Share on Reddit Share on Stumble Upon Share on Tumblr





Privacy Policy

Astrology 101

Astrology Love & Sex

Astrology Body & Soul

Astrology Friends & Enemies

Moon Calendars

Planetary Aspects Calendars


Jupiter Signs Table

Star Signs Compatibility

Love Matches

Friendship Compatibility

Inspirational Guidance

Relationship Advice

Astrology Articles

Aries Decans

Taurus Decans

Gemini Decans

Cancer Decans

Leo Decans

Virgo Decans

Libra Decans

Scorpio Decans

Sagittarius Decans

Capricorn Decans

Aquarius Decans

Pisces Decans

Aries Personality Traits

Taurus Personality Traits

Gemini Personality Traits

Cancer Personality Traits

Leo Personality Traits

Virgo Personality Traits

Libra Personality Traits

Scorpio Personality Traits

Sagittarius Personality Traits

Capricorn Personality Traits

Aquarius Personality Traits

Pisces Personality Traits

Aries Good & Bad Days Calendar

Taurus Good & Bad Days Calendar

Gemini Good& Bad Days Calendar

Cancer Good & Bad Days Calendar

Leo Good & Bad Days Calendar

Virgo Good & Bad Days Calendar

Libra Good& Bad Days Calendar

Scorpio Good& Bad Days Calendar

Sagittarius Good & Bad Days Calendar

Capricorn Good & Bad Days Calendar

Aquarius Good & Bad Days Calendar

Pisces Good & Bad Days Calendar












Pisces © 2017  All rights reserved. For entertainment purposes only. Use of written material and images without written permission from ASTROTUNITY is strictly prohibited.

Protected by Copyscape

Get in Touch

Have something to say? Tell me about it here

Popular Posts & Pages

Want to know what might be in store for you this month? Here’s a visual guide that gives you an idea of how amazing, or stressful and terrible the days would turn out.

Which male star signs are unfaithful philandering dicks that cheat on his woman and still sleep like a baby in the same bed? The answer might surprise you…

Are you a Capricorn woman that seems to have the worst luck with men? Here are 5 big reasons why it's hard for you to find love and mistakes to avoid as you move up the romance ladder.

Hey Mr Cheater, will your wife/girlfriend scream her head off at you, or remain calm like still ocean when your affair is discovered? Check out this sign-by-sign guide on how she would react to his cheating.

Is your friendship built to last, or will it crumble like cookies in the hands of a toddler? Find out what star signs are compatible with yours, and what you can and cannot expect from your friends.

When is the best time to cut, condition, curl or color your hair according to the moon? Follow this hair care lunar calendar and grow seriously luscious locks that will surely inspire major envy!

Eclipse Dates 2017

Lunar Eclipse Feb 10

22° Leo 35'

Solar Eclipse Feb 26

08° Pisces 10'

Lunar Eclipse Aug 7

15° Aquarius 31'

Solar Eclipse Aug 21

28° Leo 51'

Mercury Retrograde Dates 2017

19 Dec 2016 (Sagittarius) – 8 Jan 2017 (Capricorn)

Jan 01 (Capricorn) – Jan 08 (Capricorn)

Apr 09 (Aries) – May 03 (Taurus)

Aug 12 (Leo) – Sep 05 (Virgo)

Dec 02 (Sagittarius) – Dec 22 (Capricorn)

Mercury Transits 2017

Jan 04, 15:01 Sagittarius - R

Jan 08, 09:43 Sagittarius - S/D

Jan 12, 13:30 Capricorn - I

Feb 07, 09:33 Aquarius - I

Feb 25, 23:07 Pisces - I

Mar 13, 21:07 Aries - I

Mar 31, 17:44 Taurus - I

Apr 09, 23:14 Taurus - S/R

Apr 20, 17:36 Aries - R

May 03, 16:32 Aries - S/D

May 16, 04:00 Taurus - I

Jun 06, 22:13 Gemini - I

Jun 21, 09:57 Cancer - I

Jul 06, 00:19 Leo - I

Jul 25, 23:41 Virgo - I

Aug 13, 01:00 Virgo - S/R

Aug 31, 15:53 Leo - R

Sep 05, 11:29 Leo - S/D

Sep 10, 02:38 Virgo - I

Sep 30, 00:42 Libra - I

Oct 17, 07:59 Scorpio - I

Nov 05, 19:19 Sagittarius - I

Dec 03, 07:34 Sagittarius - S/R

Dec 23, 01:51 Sagittarius - S/D

Venus Transits 2017

Jan 03, 07:47 Pisces - I

Feb 03, 15:54 Aries - I

Mar 04, 09:09 Aries - S/R

Apr 03, 00:27 Pisces - R

Apr 15, 10:18 Pisces - S/D

Apr 28, 13:02 Aries - I

Jun 06, 07:25 Taurus - I

Jul 05, 00:11 Gemini - I

Jul 31, 14:53 Cancer - I

Aug 26, 04:29 Leo - I

Sep 20, 01:15 Virgo - I

Oct 14, 10:11 Libra - I

Nov 07, 11:38 Scorpio - I

Dec 01, 09:14 Sagittarius - I

Dec 25, 05:26 Capricorn - I

Mars Transits 2017

Jan 28, 05:38 Aries - I

Mar 10, 00:33 Taurus - I

Apr 21, 10:32 Gemini - I

Jun 04, 16:16 Cancer - I

Jul 20, 12:19 Leo - I

Sep 05, 09:34 Virgo - I

Oct 22, 18:29 Libra - I

Dec 09, 08:59 Scorpio - I


Jupiter will be in Scorpio from Oct 11 2017 to Nov 8 2018


Saturn will be in Sagittarius until Dec 19 2017


Uranus will be in Aries until May 15 2018


Neptune will be in Pisces until Mar 30 2025


Pluto will be in Capricorn until Mar 23 2023

What Sign Is the Moon In

Scorpio Oct 20, 02:40

Sagittarius Oct 22, 12:56

Capricorn Oct 25, 01:12

Aquarius Oct 27, 13:58

Pisces Oct 29, 23:46

Aries Nov 01, 06:42

Taurus Nov 03, 09:46

Gemini Nov 05, 10:25

Cancer Nov 07, 10:44

Leo Nov 09, 12:29

Virgo Nov 11, 16:41

Libra Nov 13, 23:26

Scorpio Nov 16, 08:18

Sagittarius Nov 18, 18:58

Capricorn Nov 21, 07:13

Aquarius Nov 23, 20:14

Pisces Nov 26, 08:03

Aries Nov 28, 16:30

Taurus Nov 30, 20:38

(all times are GMT) creating opportunities through the astrological lens

The Planets in Astrology and Their Meanings

The location and movements of the Sun, Moon and planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) have great significance in astrology, as they play an influencing role in the basic personality traits associated with the twelve zodiac signs.

Each planetary body rules a specific sign, and depending on which house it is sitting, it will bring to that particular house the specific energy it represents.

what planets rule what astrological signs

The planets are classified into three groups – personal, social and transpersonal – according to the time they take to travel the zodiacal circle.

The fast-moving personal planets, which are the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars, take a short time to make a full circle and affect your personal characteristics, immediate relationships as well as day-to-day events/changes in your life.

The social planets, Jupiter and Saturn, are about how you relate to society, how it encourages and inspires you, and how it restricts you.

The distant interpersonal planets, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, affect you on a more generational level.

The Sun: Planet of Self

The Sun takes a year to move through all the 12 constellations of the zodiac and spends 30 days in each sign.

Element: Fire

Nature: Hot and Dry

Ruler of Star Sign and House: Leo (5th House)

Exaltation: Aries

Detriment: Aquarius

Fall: Libra

Exalted Degree: 19 Aries

Ruler of Day: Sunday

Ruler of Body Parts: heart, upper back, eyes, spleen.

Represents: The father, husband, leader, other male figures in your life.

Keywords: warmth, life, light, pride, ambition, individuality, confidence, leadership.

Polarity: Masculine, Benefic

The Moon: Planet of Emotions

The Moon takes 28 days to move through the zodiac and spends 2 to 3 days in each sign every month.

Element: Water

Nature: Cold and Moist

Ruler of Star Sign and House: Cancer (4th House)

Exaltation: Taurus

Detriment: Capricorn

Fall: Scorpio

Exalted Degree: 3 Taurus

Ruler of Day: Monday

Ruler of Body Parts: breasts, digestive system, uterus, womb, ovaries, pancreas, lymphatic glands.

Represents: The mother, wife, other female figures in your life.

Keywords: instincts, imagination, sensitivity, memory, habits, personality.

Polarity: Feminine, Benefic

Mercury: Planet of Communication

Mercury is the innermost and smallest planet in the solar system. It typically takes about 88 days to orbit the Sun, and spends 2 to 3 weeks in each sign (and as long as 10 weeks when it retrogrades 3 to 4 times a year. Our communication will be challenged when this happens).

Element: Earth

Nature: Cold and Dry

Ruler of Star Sign and House: Gemini (3rd House), Virgo (6th House)

Exaltation: Virgo

Detriment: Sagittarius, Pisces

Fall: Pisces

Exalted Degree: 15 Virgo

Ruler of Day: Wednesday

Ruler of Body Parts: brain, circulatory system, hair, arms, hands, lungs, thyroid glands, tongue, bowels.

Represents: traders, attorneys, messengers.

Keywords: mind, intelligence, logic, communications, learning abilities, gathering and giving out information.

Polarity: Androgynous, Moderately Fruitful

Venus: Planet of Love and Money

Venus, the second closest planet to the Sun, is the brightest natural object in the night sky, besides the Moon. It is also sometimes referred as Earth’s sister as both are similar in size, mass, density as well as gravity. The planet takes approximately 225 days to tour all the twelve signs, and remains in each sign for 2 to 3 weeks, but can stay for as long as 5 months when it retrogrades.

Element: Air

Nature: Moist

Ruler of Star Sign and House: Taurus (2nd House), Libra (7th House)

Exaltation: Pisces

Detriment: Aries, Scorpio

Fall: Virgo

Exalted Degree: 27 Pisces

Ruler of Day: Friday

Ruler of Body Parts: cheeks, chin, lips, palate, throat, neck, thymus gland, thyroid gland, kidneys, nervous system.

Represents: artists, traders, all occupations related to beauty and seduction.

Keywords: love, beauty, harmony, affection, sensual, art, music.

Polarity: Feminine, Benefic

Mars: Planet of Passion

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and is named after the Roman God of War. It is also known as the Red planet due to its reddish appearance as seen from Earth. The planet takes nearly 2 years to orbit the Sun, and remains in each sign for about 6 to 7 weeks. It can stay for as many as 7 to 8 months if it retrogrades back and forth in a sign.

Element: Fire

Nature: Hot and Dry

Ruler of Star Sign and House: Aries (1st House), Scorpio (8th House)

Exaltation: Capricorn

Detriment: Libra, Taurus

Fall: Cancer

Exalted Degree: 28 Capricorn

Ruler of Day: Tuesday

Ruler of Body Parts: bile, blood, gall bladder, genitals, muscles, nose, sinews.

Represents: military, sportsmen, warriors, surgeons.

Keywords: energy, action, initiative, adventurous, courage, impulsiveness, aggressiveness.

Polarity: Masculine, Malefic

Jupiter: Planet of Luck

Jupiter is the biggest planet in the solar system, and third brightest object in the night sky after the Moon and Venus. It takes almost 12 years to circle the entire zodiac and spends about a year in each sign.

Element: Air

Nature: Hot and Moist

Ruler of Star Sign and House: Sagittarius (9th House), Pisces (12th House)

Exaltation: Cancer

Detriment: Gemini, Virgo

Fall: Capricorn

Exalted Degree: 15 Cancer

Ruler of Day: Thursday

Ruler of Body Parts: adrenals, blood, right ear, feet, liver, pancreas pleura, sciatic nerves, thighs.

Represents: people in power, magistrates, judges, professors, religious figures.

Keywords: expansion, improvement, opportunity, aspiration, wisdom, generosity, enthusiasm.

Polarity: Masculine, Benefic

Saturn: Planet of Karma

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and second biggest planet in the solar system. It is best known for the bright, stunning rings that circle its equator, which consist mostly of ice particles, rocky debris and dust. It takes nearly 29 years to travel through the zodiac, and remains in each sign for 2½ years.

Element: Earth

Nature: Cold and Dry

Ruler of Star Sign and House: Capricorn (10th House), Aquarius (11th House)

Exaltation: Libra

Detriment: Cancer, Leo

Fall: Aries

Exalted Degree: 21 Libra

Ruler of Day: Saturday

Ruler of Body Parts: bones, left ear, gall bladder, joints, knees, skin, spleen, teeth.

Represents: the elderly, the wise, people who can help you overcome obstacles (for example, priests and medical practitioners).

Keywords: contraction, effort, discipline, restriction, caution, responsibility.

Polarity: Masculine, Malefic

Uranus: Planet of Rebellion

Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun and known as one of the Ice Giants along with Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune. It takes 84 years to complete its whirl around the zodiac and spends roughly 7 years in each sign.

Element: Fire

Nature: Dry

Ruler of Star Sign and House: Aquarius (11th House)

Exaltation: no traditional exaltation

Detriment: no traditional detriment

Fall: no traditional fall

Exalted Degree: no traditional degree

Ruler of Day: Wednesday

Ruler of Body Parts: ankles, pituitary gland, spinal cord, brain, nerves, nerves of back.

Represents: modern technology

Keywords: rebellious, independent, original, powerful, nervous energy.

Polarity: Feminine, Malefic

Neptune: Planet of Illusion

Neptune is the eighth planet from the Sun and is about 17 times the mass of Earth. It tales approximately 165 years to circumnavigate the zodiac, and spends about 14 years in each sign.

Element: Water

Nature: Humid

Ruler of Star Sign and House: Pisces (12th House)

Exaltation: no traditional exaltation

Detriment: no traditional detriment

Fall: no traditional fall

Exalted Degree: no traditional degree

Ruler of Day: Friday

Ruler of Body Parts: brain, pineal gland.

Represents: dreamers, magicians, purveyors of illusions, drug addictions

Keywords: sensitivity, compassion, spiritual strength, creativity, imagination, intuition, indecisiveness, sentimental.

Polarity: Feminine, Malefic

Pluto: Planet of Power

Pluto is the outermost planet in the solar system and it takes roughly 248 years to complete its orbit of the Sun, spending almost 12 years in each sign.

Element: Undefined

Nature: Burning

Ruler of Star Sign and House: Scorpio (10th House)

Exaltation: no traditional exaltation

Detriment: no traditional detriment

Fall: no traditional fall

Exalted Degree: no traditional degree

Ruler of Day: Tuesday

Ruler of Body Parts: excretory system, genitourinary tract.

Represents: dictators, sadists, violent, instinctive and powerful persons, hidden and mysterious forces.

Keywords: regeneration, rebirth, transformation, coercion, cleansing, healing.

Polarity: Masculine, Malefic

You might also like…

What Do the 12 Astrological Houses Mean?

The Fire Element in Astrology

The Earth Element in Astrology

The Air Element in Astrology

The Water Element in Astrology

The Decans in Astrology

Planets in Astrology,Their Symbols and Meanings. Meaning of the Sun in Astrology. Meaning of the Moon in Astrology. Meaning of Mercury in Astrology. Meaning of Venus in Astrology. Meaning of Mars in Astrology. Meaning of Jupiter in Astrology. Meaning of Saturn in Astrology. Meaning of Uranus in Astrology. Meaning of Neptune in Astrology. Meaning of Pluto in Astrology.

home > astrology 101 > the planets in astrology and their meanings