Astrology: The Planets as Characters within the Psyche
By: Desiree Pinks
Sun is the planet associated with a person’s life force, vitality, ego, will, potential, spirit, & creativity. The Sun can also express itself within the chart as a parent, authority figure, leader, eldest child, entertainer, masculine force & hero. The Sun rules the heart, spine, eyes & head. The sun rules the sign of Leo.
Moon is the planet associated with a person’s feelings, home, emotions, nurturing, mother, and family. Moon may express itself in the chart as the primary caretaker, women, wife, or mother. The moon rules digestion, stomach, the breasts, the womb, lymphatic system, domestic matters, real estate, attachment, & cultural conditioning. The moon rules the sign Cancer.
Mercury is the planet associated with how a person communicates and processes information. It is the planet of business, news, information, negotiation, communication and advertising. Mercury can also express itself within the chart as siblings, neighbors, gossipers, visitors, teachers, students, & mailmen. Mercury also rules the lungs, shoulders, arms, brain, mental process, tongue, & hands. Mercury rules the signs Gemini & Virgo.
Venus is the planet associated with a person’s love nature, what they find beautiful, values, attraction, sexuality, partnership, and aesthetics. It is the planet of romance, love, peacefulness, tolerance, social activity, and balance. Venus may express itself in the chart as a seductress, artist, spouse, partner, lawyer, or judge. Venus rules the veins, lips, neck, kidneys, cheeks, and female sex organs. Venus rules the signs of Libra & Taurus.
Mars is the planet associated with a person’s energy, desires, impulses, strength, anger, and action. It is the planet of sports, adventure, explosions, military, male sexuality, and competition. Mars may express itself in the chart as a warrior, police, violence, & destruction. Mars rules the muscles, testicles, nose, and male sex organ. Mars rules the signs of Scorpio & Aries.
Jupiter is the planet associated with a person’s good fortune, luck, optimism, exploration, generosity and beliefs. It is the planet of law, far distance travel, religion, philosophy, higher education, publishing, & foreign cultures. Jupiter may express itself in the chart as strangers, travelers, in laws, guru- type teachers, university professors, and ministers. Jupiter rules the liver, fat, adrenals, thighs, & feet. Jupiter rules the signs Sagittarius & Pisces.
Saturn is the planet associated with discipline, structure, responsibility, time, restraint, seriousness, strategy, tradition, & punishment. It is the planet of the father, grandfather/mother, crone, authority, politics, and government. It may express itself in the chart as an employer, work authority, guardian, superiors, professionals, and restriction. Saturn rules the skin, hair, teeth, bones, joints, knees, & spleen. Saturn rules the signs Capricorn & Aquarius.
Uranus is the planet associated with sudden changes, the unexpected, innovation, awakening, experiment, and reform. It is the planet of revolution, freedom, detachment, truth, organization, invention, science, electricity, and goals. In the chart Uranus may be expressed as a friend, group associates, reformer, unusual person, aliens, rebels, and bizarre symbols. Uranus rules the parathyroid glad, neural activity, aura, and ankles.
Neptune is the planet associated with dreams, fantasy, intuition, sensitivity, spirituality, music, Hollywood, drugs, seclusion, and deception. It is the planet of the musician, dreamer, poet, mystics, orphans, prisoners, jailers, drug addicts, secret enemies, and people in asylums. Neptune rules memories, psychology, the ocean, hidden things, fiction, escapism, self-pity, insanity, and drug abuse, the pineal gland and psychic abilities.
Pluto is the planet associated with transformation, death, inheritance, obsession, the underworld, energy transfer, fanaticism, force, power, & sexuality. Pluto can express itself in the chart as a dark force, death, surgeons, criminals, spies, tax collectors, and fearful figures. Pluto rules the pancreas, sex organs, bowels, genetics, transcendence, destruction, changes, shared resources, taxes, natural disasters, & regeneration.