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How the Planets Affect You in Astrology, A Deeper Look Into the Zodiac

Each planet in our solar system is related with a zodiac sign and the zodiac sign is made up of traits from that planet. There is a specific position of planets that we are born aligned too. This information is put into information called your birth-chart. It can help you to understand more about yourself.

zodiac meaning solar systemSo when the planets move, people start to wonder how it will affect us on earth. Some planets will affect us more quickly than others depending on where they are in the solar system and how fast or slow they move. When the planets are in different signs, they will affect us differently.

The outer planets are Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus and Pluto and they move the slowest through the zodiac, they change signs every one to fifteen years. They will shape bigger trends in your life, like what you experience and feel. They are said to shape generations.

While the inner planets are the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars and Venus. These Planets (and star) are known as the personality planets. They move very quickly through the zodiac so they affect your day-to-day life more, like your moods and habits.


The sun is a very big star and all the planets revolve around the sun at different speeds, but the Sun is also revolving around the centre of the Milky Way. It rules your basic personality and it changes signs every month. The zodiac sign it rules is Leo and its day of the week is Sunday. The sun governs personality, ego, self-expression, energy, strength and courage. The Sun is also known as the father.


The Moon is responsible for ruling our moods and emotions and it changes signs every 2-3 days. It rules the zodiac sign Cancer. The Moon governs our emotions, receptivity, intuition, security and home. It is known as the mother. It rules our tides and since our bodies are largely water, we experience a similar influence that the tides do. This means it can changes our moods quite quickly. The stronger the effect the Moon has on you, the stronger you will react and respond.


Mercury rules the mind and communication and it changes signs every 3-4 weeks. It represents the zodiac signs of Virgo and Gemini. It’s day of the week is Wednesday. Mercury governs communication, information, organization, and transportation. It is one of the brightest planets in our solar system and it is closest to the Sun. Known as the messenger because of its brightness and its fast movement. Mercury is aligned with how we think and adapt to changes. It deals with your brain, how it functions, intelligence, decision making and calmness.


Venus is the planet of love, it rules over attraction and it changes signs every 4-5 weeks. It rules over Taurus and Libra. The day of the week it is associated with is Friday. It usually brings a positive effect. Venus governs our senses, love, beauty, aesthetics, romance, creativity and feminine energy.


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Mars rules drive and energy and it changes signs every 6-7 weeks. It takes Mars about 687 days to make a full orbit. Mars governs combat, motivation, lust, competitiveness and masculine energy. It rules over the zodiac sign Aries and its day of the week is Tuesday. This planet has a fierce energy even though it is the second smallest in our solar system.


Jupiter rules luck, growth, wisdom, law, education, risk-taking and what we reveal. It changes signs every 12-13 months. Jupiter’s day of the week is Thursday and it rules over the zodiac sign of Sagittarius. It is the biggest planet in our solar system. This planet influences us to be curious and grow our minds.


Saturn governs over discipline, fears, maturity, structure, time, karma, challenges and status. It changes signs every 2-3 years and it rules over the sign of Capricorn. Its day of the week is Saturday. Saturn has a very strict energy and it spends about two and a half years in each zodiac sign which inspires us to improve our maturity and discipline.


Uranus rules over science, futurism, liberation, eccentricity and electricity. Ruling over the sign of Aquarius, it changes signs every 7 years. The day of the week for uranus is Monday. It has a life force energy. This planet is associated with the unseen aspects of life, this inspires us to believe in things more and think of the previously unimaginable.


Neptune rules over dreams, subconscious, spirituality, fantasy, boundaries, imagination and addictions. It rules over the sign of Pieces and it changes signs every 10-12 years. Neptune does not have a day of the week. It affects the invisible parts of the personality because it rules over the invisible realms of fantasy and spirituality.


Pluto is technically no longer a planet but its influence remains. It governs over power, sex, death, transformation, wealth and unconsciousness. It changes signs every 12-15 years, because of its chaotic and unpredictable orbit. and it rules over the sign of Scorpio. Pluto’s position can show how we bond with people and share resources since it influences sexuality and fiances.




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