We look at ten Planets in the study of Astrology, beginning with
the Sun and the Moon, also known as luminaries. Additionally,
there are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus,
Neptune and Pluto. The energy of the Planets influences our
everyday lives. That said, it's what we do with this energy that
The more recently-recognized Planets (Uranus, Neptune and
Pluto) do not dilute the message of the other Planets, they
simply add to our spectrum of experience. Many consider Jupiter
to be the most benevolent of the Planets, with Venus a close
second. The Sun, Moon and Mercury also tend to cast a golden
glow. On the flip side of things is Saturn's hard energy, followed
by the sharpness of Mars, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.
The Planets move at varying speeds, some faster (the Moon)
and some slower (Pluto), depending on how close they are to
the Sun. The fastest Planets (Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars)
are commonly referred to as the inner Planets and speak to the
inner self. The social Planets are Jupiter and Saturn, while the
outer Planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) fix their gaze on the
Each of the Planets exerts its most powerful energy over the
Sign it rules. This is also referred to as the Sign of its dignity.
There is a second Sign with which each Planet interacts well,
known as the Sign of its exaltation. Directly opposite each
Planet's Sign of dignity is the Sign of detriment; this Planet's
energy is generally unfavorable. Opposite the Sign of exaltation
is the Sign of fall; these Planets exhibit a weakened energy. A
Planet in its natural House (such as Mars in Aries) is
The movement of the Planets is categorized as stationary, direct
orretrograde. A stationary Planet (which will soon be direct or
retrograde) brings with it highly-focused and significant energy.
Direct Planets also exert considerable influence. It is the
retrograde Planets which serve to mix things up. By appearing to
move backward, these Planets generate a diffused and
unfocused energy. The message of retrograde Planets will be
garbled and less effective as a result.
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