Saturn's role is that of patrolman, grandfather and judge. But although Saturn can be a punisher, it can also spur the serious changes you need to make in order to move forward. Saturn is often called the "old man planet," because it takes nearly 30 years to complete a full orbit around the Sun. And once it returns to the position it was in at the moment of your birth, it kicks off a two-year period known as your "Saturn Return" -- a time when your identity, hopes and dreams feel shaken up. This is because Saturn is all about our responsibility to ourselves. Learn more about Planet Saturn here.
Meet the “rebel” of the planetary crowd. Uranus, a planet that cannot be seen without a telescope, is essential to our individuality. That’s because Uranus is all about freedom and revolution: making sure you’re living up to your potential, trying new things and questioning the status quo. This planet reminds us of the importance of dreams, hope and spirituality. Learn more about Planet Uranus here.
Mostly viewed as the Roman god of the sea, Neptune keeps its watery connection in Astrology: this planet stands for endless personal possibilities, dreams and spirituality, best represented by the vast ocean. With its transcendent energy, Neptune helps us see the bigger picture, and has both a positive and negative influence over us. It helps us see the best case scenarios, even if they’re not apparent at first. Even further, Neptune rules over our unconscious, reminding us that dreams bear important messages. Learn more about Planet Neptune here.
Pluto is considered "the dark planet" -- not only is it the farthest planet from the Sun, but it reveals your darkest inner workings and your need for fundamental change. But that doesn’t mean it’s a scary or threatening planet (even if Pluto is the lord of the underworld). Pluto also represents your ability to transform within. This is where your most unconscious personality traits come to light. Learn more about Planet Pluto here.
Although most of us consider the Sun a star, in Astrology, it’s considered a planet -- and one of the most influential at that. Each month, the Sun moves into a different sign of the zodiac, marking anyone born during that period as an “Aries,” “Taurus,” “Gemini,” etc. So, when someone asks "what's your sign?," they're talking about your Sun sign. While so many other planets determine your personality, it’s the Sun that most heavily shapes your character and the general mood in the air. Learn more about the Sun here.
Like the Sun, the Moon’s role in Astrology is that of a planet. And the Moon rules over your inner life. If the Sun determines your outer personality, the heavy-hitting Moon is all about your inner self and emotions. Just as you have a Sun sign, you have a Moon sign, too -- a member of the zodiac that influences how you think and feel. Learn more about the Moon here.If you’re curious about where all the planets are right now and how they may be affecting you, visit Our Changing Sky.