Planet Characteristics
Planet Characteristics
Visiting Dignitaries
The Planets
The Planets
The Sun
The Moon
Asteroid Goddesses
Asteroid Goddesses
What Are They?
Pallas Athene
Other Points
Other Points
Arabic Parts
Lunar Nodes

The Planets - Visiting Dignitaries

Astrologically, planets function something like people...each one has a unique personality which brings us a different quality of experience when we are in its presence. 

Like visitors in your home, some bring a welcome energy, some do not.

Although we group them in with the Planets for the sake of simplicity, the Sun and Moon are more properly referred to as luminaries.  They are also known as "the lights", indicating the greater strength of their energy than that of the other planets. 

Similarly, the demotion of Pluto to a dwarf planet by the Astronomic community in 2008 presents no equivalent change in interpretation of the type of energy it exerts on us mere mortals or how we respond to it.  Its basic energy hasn't changed.

As the planets travel through each sign, they create a unique vibratory pattern to which we all respond according to our own nature.  To become aware of these responses, it is first necessary to understand the nature of the planet and then to place that nature within the context of the sign it is traveling through.

This table summarizes my observations of the nature of each planet.

You can read more about how the planets relate to each sign by reading about Essential Dignities.

GlyphPlanetHow It Feels
The SunI'm goin' for it
The MoonHow the heart approaches what it yearns
MercuryThink, talk, think, talk
VenusLove me tender, love me true
MarsPut up your dukes!
I'm outa here @#%#!
JupiterBigger is Better
SaturnDuty calls 
I must Conserve
UranusI did it My Way
NeptunePeter Pan in Never-Never land
ChironThe Wise Master
Oh, the pain

In addition to the planets, there are other bodies often placed in the horoscope that contribute meaning...most notably the Lunar Nodes (also called the Moon's Nodes), the Arabic Parts, and various Asteroids.