Explainer: What the planet symbols signify

Each planet, due to its chemical composition and density of material, is adapted to picking up the electromagnetic, astral and spiritual energies transmitted by the Sun and stepping (lowering) them down to certain other frequencies and radiating these energies into space.  And their astrological symbols or glyphs describe their nature and influence here on Earth.

The planets in your birth chart are markers for dynamic psychological urges – the footprints of previous experience saved in memory in your not-conscious soul mind.  

The symbol for the Sun  is a circular disk within which is a dot. The symbol for the Moon is a crescent; and the symbol for the Earth  is the cross of matter.

The Sun radiates astral and spiritual frequencies that express in life as pride, dignity, dominion, supremacy, primacy, self-confidence and vitality.  

His symbol  depicts the disc of spirit within which is a dot. It signifies that physical life has its origins in a single cell and the concept of limitless powers and possibilities. The Sun in your birth chart is the marker for your power urge and desire for significance.

The Moon radiates an astral energy that is inoffensive, plastic, yielding and responsive to the needs of the home and family.

Her symbol  depicts the crescent of the soul. It conveys the concept of plastic, emotional, caring qualities – the mould of all that is and all that ever will be. The Moon in your birth chart is the marker for your mind, domestic urge and desire for a home and family.

The symbol’s for the planets – Mercury through Pluto – which describe their natures are a combination of the circle of spirit, the crescent of the soul and/or the cross of matter in a unique format.

Mercury cuts the Sun’s energy field and transforms and transmits an astral energy that is sharp, active, changeable, restless and clever.

His symbol    depicts the cross of matter surmounted by the circle of spirit and the crescent of the soul. It conveys the message that soul and spirit have triumphed over the sensations of physical life. Mercury in your birth chart maps your intellectual urge and desire to think and reason.

Venus radiates an astral energy that is charming, refined, artistic, affectionate, clinging and submissive.

Her symbol  depicts the circle of spirit surmounting the cross of matter. It signifies that love, grace and refinement have dominated the animal and selfish instincts. Venus in your birth chart is the marker for your social urge and desire to give and receive affection.

Mars cuts the Sun’s energy field and transforms and transmits an astral energy that is energetic, impulsive, hostile and combative.

His symbol  depicts the cross of matter surmounting the circle of spirit. It signifies that the brutal, selfish animal instincts have dominated the love nature and artistic capacities. Mars in your birth chart maps your aggressive urge and desire for combat, action, adventure and sex.

Jupiter cuts the Sun’s energy field and transforms and transmits an astral energy that is optimistic, cheerful, generous and benevolent.

His symbol depicts the crescent of the soul surmounting the cross of matter. It signifies that aspirations and ideals dominate the material and selfish ambitions. Jupiter in your birth chart is the marker for your religious urge and desire for wealth and abundance.

Saturn radiates an astral energy that is self-centered, cold, cunning and materialistic.

His symbol depicts the cross of matter surmounting the crescent of the soul. It indicates that the material wants and selfish ambitions dominate the emotions and aspirations. Saturn in your birth chart maps your security urge and desire to work, labor and shoulder responsibility.

Uranus transmits an astral energy that is original, inventive, radical and disruptive.

His symbol depicts two crescents joined by the cross of matter surmounting the circle of spirit. It signifies that two souls, united in body and mind (not spirit), dominate sensation. Uranus in your birth chart is the marker for your individualistic urge and desire for originality and independence.

Neptune cuts the Sun’s energy field and transforms and transmits an astral energy that is dreamy, visionary, idealistic and imaginative.

His symbol  depicts the circle of spirit surmounting 2 crescents joined by the cross of matter. (It’s commonly described as a trident and the circle of spirit is always missing from the center prong.) It denotes one ego controlling twin soul mates who occupy a single astral form. Neptune in your birth chart maps your utopian urge and desire for easy living and idealistic social relations.

Pluto radiates an astral energy that can be either cooperative or coercive.

His symbol depicts the crescent of the soul surmounting the cross of matter. It indicates that emotion and aspiration have dominated and transformed the selfish, animal instincts. Pluto in your birth chart is the marker for your universal welfare urge and desire to contribute to the common good through group activity.


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