Planetary Signs and Sun Signs
by Anjali Soi
Popular astrology often consists of knowing your sun sign, with many people stating, “I’m an Aries” or “I’m a Scorpio” when a discussion about astrology begins. But many don’t know that they also have a moon sign and other planetary signs. Reading our sun sign horoscope or understanding our personality traits based on sun sign astrology definitely has validity, but this is just the very tip of the iceberg. When we were born, all of the planets, including the sun and the moon, were passing through certain signs that are different than but related to constellations relative to our position on Earth. Aries corresponds to the Aries constellation, Taurus to the Taurus constellation, and so on. For example, if we were born in May, then maybe we have the sun in Aries, the moon in Gemini, Mercury in Aries, Venus in Taurus, Mars in Sagittarius, Jupiter and Saturn in Scorpio and so on, with Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. These planetary signs will equally indicate your personality and aspects of your life just as much as your Sun sign. The planets represent aspects of our psyche and activate the signs, or our needs and qualities. The sun represents our wellbeing and what we come back to feel whole again. Th e moon represents our emotional and feeling body, while Mercury shows our thinking and communicating nature. Venus shows how we can achieve balance and the nature of our relationships, and Mars shows how we activate our conscious desires and ego. Knowing our planetary signs gives us a much more complete and accurate view of who we are and our life path to achieve a more holistic and integrated understanding.
Anjali Soi is the owner of Sun Conflict Solutions, in Pittsburgh and online. For more information, call 412-897-0809 or visit AnjaliSoi. com/astrology. See ad in the Community Resource Guide.