Planetary Influence & the Zodiac Signs
“Astrology is an ancient practice which is a combination of art and science, as it is both intuitive and technical. Based on the observation of the cosmos around us, it measures the energy influencing Earth and it’s inhabitants” (The Ancient Science of Astrology, 2015).
The Earth is positioned under the constellations and although signs don’t correspond with the constellations anymore, we are still under the influence of seasons and planetary movements in the same way as we were in the past.
By analyzing the projection of the planetary positions (including the Sun & Moon) on the Ecliptic at the moment of birth, astrology can provide insight to a person’s basic characteristics through interpretation.
Astrology claims that everything happens for a reason and can also provide some answers as to why certain things happen. Astrology can provide individuals a better understanding of themselves and the divine forces, or energies around them.
There are 12 zodiac signs, and each sign has its own strengths, weaknesses, traits, desires, and attitude towards life.
The planets in our star system include the following: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
Ruling Planets of the Zodiac Sun Signs:
Aries | March 21 – April 19 | Mars
Taurus| April 20 – May 20 |Venus
Gemini | May 21 – June 20 |Mercury
Cancer |June 21 – July 22| the Moon
Leo |July 23 – August 22| the Sun
Virgo |Aug. 23 – Sept. 22|Mercury
Libra |Sept. 23 – Oct. 22 |Venus
Scorpio |Oct. 23 – Nov. 22 |Mars, Pluto
Sagittarius |Nov. 23 – Dec. 21|Jupiter
Capricorn |Dec. 22 – Jan. 19|Saturn
Aquarius |Jan. 20 – Feb. 18|Saturn, Uranus
Pisces |Feb. 19 – Mar. 20|Jupiter, Neptune