The Sun in astrology represents one of the most fundamental aspects of the self: outer awareness. When combined with the sign and house placement the Sun can determine a very large aspect of a person’s experiencing in life which shape their active personality. Where does an individual gain energy? What are they interested in? We can see all of this with the Sun in the natal chart.
The Moon in astrology represents the most fundamental aspects of the self relating to our inner awareness. It is our concern, acceptance, and security with particular areas and qualities of life. It is the physiological impulses we have as well as where we change from moment to moment. Shared with the Sun it is one of the most important areas to determine our life experiences and personality in the natal chart.
Mercury in astrology represents the neutral aspect of existence that is always exchanging and assimilating. In the natal chart it represents our thinking patterns, communications, and social interactions. By understanding more about our Mercury we can gain a great understanding of our practical and rational selves.
Venus in astrology represents the receptive aspect of ourselves and our experiences that relate to our values. This can be physical values as well as interrelationship values. It shows where we have natural magnetism as well as what we desire to attract. Seeing Venus’ house and sign placement fundamentally shows us what and who we enjoy in life.
Mars in astrology represents where and how we attain our values in life. It shows our confidence, intentions, and willfulness. With so much of this relating to our victory in life Mars also represents where we are willing to take down obstacles to get what we want. In interpersonal relationships it’s how and in which area of life we assert ourselves.
Jupiter in astrology represents where we have an expansive view of life. Through this open perspective, we have wisdom, optimism, and sometimes good fortune. Through the house and sign placement of the chart, Jupiter shows us what area of life we experience this buoyant worldview, and how we go about accomplishing it.
Saturn in astrology represents where we can refine the expansive elements of life. Where Jupiter expands, Saturn restricts, and it is through this principle of yin and yang we create our reality. With Saturn being the most distant planet we can see with the naked eye, he represents the material plane and everything we create into reality.
Uranus in astrology represents the aspect of ourselves that wants to honor our individuality and freedom. Associated with Aquarius Uranus also represents where we respect the freedom of others and thus want to give and contribute. This is the area and way the person breaks free of the limiting status quo, and sees things in a completely new and progressive way.
Neptune in astrology represents the deepest receptive aspects of the self. The experiences are about utter faith and trust that events are unfolding as they are meant to and for our highest good. Neptune can blur things when we try to think rationally about that particular area or characteristic of life. It is through this faith and trust that comes tremendous spiritual liberation.
Pluto in astrology represents the deepest aspect of ourselves that we look at in astrology. It is where we have deep emotions attachments and fears that are ready for transmutation and healing. Pluto in the natal chart shows the area of life and way the individual transforms. Through understanding Pluto we can gain great insights into the most fundamental aspect of life: change.
Chiron in astrology represents where we feel wounded and through time become very skilled in that area and way of life. Since we always feel wounded in this area it’s important for us to nurture and accept these aspects of self so that we can heal them and work with them more effectively. The house and sign placement of Chiron shows us where this ongoing healing and transformation is taking place and our greatest gift to others.
The North and South Nodes in astrology represent our life path. Where the North Node is the path ahead of us, the South Node is the path behind us. Also known as Rahu and Ketu in Vedic astrology, these two points have to do with the building and releasing of Karma, as well as where we can find balance in our spiritual and physical experiences.
The 1st house in astrology represents the area of life associated with our self-image, aspirations, and personality. When this area is balanced it creates a strong foundation for the other areas of life. When we know who we are and what we want we are more able to live a more well-rounded life. The 1st house is arguably the most important house in the natal chart with it’s strong link the self.
The 2nd house in astrology represents our personal values in life. This is especially true for the material or physical values such as finances and possessions. As a result the 2nd house is associated with our sense of self-reliance and self-worth. Looking at the signs and planets associated with the 2nd house can give us more information about our personal values.