saturn.jpgThe physical Saturn is a slow moving planet, the last one of the seven traditional planets, at the limit of our visible solar system.

It is the ruler of Capricorn and Aquarius.


In the horoscope Saturn symbolizes:

– represents a process opposed to Jupiter; if Jupiter symbolize expansion and new experiences, Saturn sets limits, borders, restrain activity and symbolize a solidification process;

– the formation of individuality, a separating, crystallizing process;

– issues around father, authority, self – expression, standing in the world, faith in oneself;

– the limits, the rules, the process of restrain; 

– it deals with social issues, it is about a reality accepted by the society in a defined moment;

– it represents the structures, the tradition, those activities established in time in a society, validated by people, and which resist to change;


Strengths for people with a dominant Saturn in their horoscope

– objectivity, realism, a person who understands the rules, the order of the society and plays according to those rules;

– order, modesty, discipline;

– persistence, tenacity, the power to obtain a social position;

– responsibility;

– strategic thinking, to organize, people who think before acting;


Weaknesses for people with a dominant Saturn in their horoscope

– rigidity, fear of change, routine, lacks the ability to anticipate the unprecedented;

– materialism, arrogance;

– lack of morality, people who will do anything for a better social position or other material advantages;

– loneliness, melancholy;

– to become exhausted by the work provided.


Weaknesses for people with a weak Saturn in their horoscope

– subjectivity, lack of order, lack of rules;

– irresponsibility, people who act without to think at the consequences;

– people who can’t control their lives, people who depend on others.


More about Saturn:

Saturn in mundane astrology


Famous people with a dominant Saturn in their horoscope

Jose Mourinho (January 26, 1963 – Saturn in conjunction with Sun and Moon in Aquarius, the Ascendant in Capricorn), Sean Connery (August 25, 1930 – Saturn with the Ascendant in Capricorn), Queen Elizabeth II (April 21, 1926 – Ascendant in Capricorn, Saturn on the Midheaven in Scorpio). 

Mythological lore

Kronos – Saturn was the son of Ouranos and Gaia. Kronos castrated Ouranos, separating it from Gaia, act which symbolizes the separation between spirit and matter and the end of the creative act of Ouranos. 



Saturn by Liz Greene

The Art of Stealing Fire: Uranus in the Horoscope by Liz Greene

Horoscope Symbols by Robert Hand



jupiter.jpgThe physical Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet from our Solar system. It has two and a half times the mass of all the other planets of our Solar system combined.

It is the ruler of Sagittarius and Pisces


In the horoscope Jupiter symbolizes:

– the process of expansion by which we encounter new experiences, a new area of work, a new life experience etc.

– the process of understanding: also by having new experiences, by reading books, travelling, encounter new people etc., we seek to understand, to get wisdom.

– the process of understanding and learning symbolized by Jupiter is different from that signified by Mercury, where is a practical, logical, quick intelligence; the process symbolized by Jupiter is about understanding from a holistic view, to understand how all the system works, to see from a general perspective, to understand life etc. This process is appropriately described by what we call wisdom.  

– another process of Jupiter is about the integration in society, about having a social position and playing an important role in the society; it gives political skills, but also economical aptitudes;

– in natal chart the place of Jupiter symbolise the area where we try to understand, it is an area where we will become experienced and we may give opinions, advices and act like a teacher with students;

– the principles after a person guides her life;


Strengths for people with a dominant Jupiter in their horoscope

– people that like to learn, always expand their knowledge and seek new experiences;

– wisdom, in time people become real sages, teachers that like to learn, talk with others and share their knowledge;

– people that play an important role in society, politicians, business people;

– friendly, sociable people, popularity;

– people with moral principles, people which put ethics before materialism;

– optimism, courage, enthusiasm, hope, people that will always fight for their ideals, no matter what;


Weaknesses for people with a dominant Jupiter in their horoscope

– illusions, they may look for great ideals, targets, but miss the current situation, possibilities, which many times are limited;

– excess, waste, arrogance; 


Weaknesses for people with a weak Jupiter in their horoscope

– don’t have a general understanding of the situation, limited wisdom, may take narrow-minded positions;

– lack of generosity, altruism, benevolence;


More about Jupiter:

Jupiter in mundane astrology


Famous people with a dominant Jupiter in their horoscope

Woody Allen (December 1, 1935 – Sun with Jupiter in Sagittarius).



Exploring Jupiter by Stephen Arroyo

Horoscope Symbols by Robert Hand



mars.jpgThe physical Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet from our Solar system.

It is the ruler of Aries and Scorpio


In the horoscope Mars symbolizes:

– the process by which we fight to impose our position, to take what we need;

– the process by which we maintain our separate identity, by which we defend our individuality;

 – energy, fight, competition, aggression, adrenalin; 


Strengths for people with a dominant Mars in their horoscope

– confidence, energy, courage, power to show themselves to others, power to impose themselves on others;

– determination, power to convince others;

– people who like to be in action, to make sport, to live a challenging life;


Weaknesses for people with a dominant Mars in their horoscope

– difficulties in relationships, problems to collaborate with others at work or in other situations;

– people who act before thinking, relentless people.


Weaknesses for people with a weak Mars in their horoscope

– fear, people which don’t have enough courage, force to impose themselves; 

– lack of energy, passivity, lack of initiative;

Famous people with a dominant Mars in their horoscope

Cristiano Ronaldo (February 5, 1985 – Ascendant with Mars in Aries), Steven Seagal (April 10, 1952 – Sun, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter in Aries, Mars in Scorpio), Toni Blair (May 6, 1953 – Ascendant with Mars in Gemini).



venus.jpgThe physical Venus is the second planet from the Sun which makes her to be the second brightest natural object on the night sky after the Moon.

It is the ruler of Taurus and Libra.   


In the horoscope Venus symbolizes:

– love, the type of person we will love, how we manifest our love, how we get in love, what we love;

– friends, relations, how we relate with others;

– beauty, creativity, fun, happiness, how we enjoy life; 

– music, art, dance;

– harmony;

– the process represented by Venus makes people unite in order to create a better, complete manifestation and is opposed to the force represented by Mars which is a processes which separates;


Strengths for people with a dominant Venus in their horoscope

– sociable, friendly people;

– people who express very well their feelings, their love;

– popularity, people with a good image among others;

– people who know to feel good, to have fun;

– talented people in artistic activities (dance, music, painting etc.);

– people who feel they are loved and have a beautiful, pleasant life.


Weaknesses for people with a dominant Venus in their horoscope

– passivity, people who will not take initiative, but wait for the others to act;

– excessively fond of luxury and comfort, irresponsibility, to expect that all life to be a beautiful game, like a continuous party;

– fond for cheap, but glossy things; kitsch products;

– people who have many friends, but don’t have love.


Weaknesses for people with a weak Venus in their horoscope

– they express very hard their feelings, love;

– problems to have relations, difficulties in relations;

– they don’t appreciate much a relation and don’t realise the importance of love in life; also they will not appreciate the people they relate with as much as it should and this will bring problems in the relation;

– loneliness. 


Famous people with a dominant Venus in their horoscope

Bill Clinton (August 19, 1946 – Ascendant in Libra with Venus, Jupiter and Mars, the Moon in Taurus), Whitney Houston (August 9, 1963 – Sun with Venus in Leo), Paulo Coelho (August 24, 1947 – Venus in Leo with Mercury and Sun).



mercury.jpgThe physical Mercury is the smallest planet of our Solar system and is the closest planet to the Sun.

It is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo.


In the horoscope Mercury symbolizes:

– the mind, reasoning capabilities;

– the capacity to learn;

– the capacity to communicate, our senses, the ability to discover our environment;

– capacity to observe, to make quick connections, to be smart;

– what a person “see” first, the things we look at;

– the ability to work with abstract symbols at different levels in order to learn many foreign languages, advanced maths etc.

– the process of mapping the environment in order to find the best solutions. 


Strengths for people with a dominant Mercury in their horoscope

– intelligence, great capacity to learn and also they learn quickly;

– the ability to find quick, practical solutions;

– creativity, spontaneity, improvisation;

– they find a solution in almost any situation;

– the art of compromise, they are good negotiators; sellers.


Weaknesses for people with a dominant Mercury in their horoscope

superficiality, they jump too quickly from one thing to another;

– people who think only about how to act to gain in a certain moment, they don’t see the whole situation or the long term evolution and may act without ethics;

– people which try to impress a lot with words or by their image, but they lack in consistency, or the most important part of what they offer is not as they say; burglars;


Weaknesses for people with a weak Mercury in their horoscope

– difficulties to learn;

– communication problems; people which don’t understand what others want to tell them and which have problems to make others understand what they want to tell;

– reason mistakes, difficulties in choosing the most efficient, practical, simple solution; sometimes people don’t see the simple, big solution who is right in front of them.


Famous people with a dominant Mercury in their horoscope

Andrea Bocelli (September 22, 1958 – Sun, Venus, Mercury and the Ascendant in Virgo), Lech Kaczynski (June 18, 1949 – Sun, Mercury, Mars and the Ascendant in Gemini), George H. W. Bush (June 12, 1924 – Sun in Gemini, Ascendant in Virgo, Mercury at 29 in Taurus).

The Sun



The physical Sun gives the energy that enables everything else to exists, the light, the day, the consciousness.

It is the ruler of Leo.


Just as the physical Sun, in the horoscope the Sun symbolizes:

– the basic energy of the person; that energy that enables everything else to manifest, the manifestation of all the other processes symbolized by the other planets and aspects of the horoscope are conditioned by the power and type of the basic energy given by the Sun position; 

the processes by which we present ourselves to the exterior (world), our courage, energy, our power to impose on others;

– symbolize the desire to live of a person, love of life;

-the power to change things, to make an individual impact on others, to be noticed;


Strengths for people with a dominant Sun in their horoscope

– confidence, optimism, they will not give up for a second whatever they do;

– energy, courage, strength, stamina;

– leadership, impact on others, a convincing person;

– people with a big hearth who like to help others;

– happiness, games, humor;

– the ability to see the good side of the life, the ability to feel good or to find the beauty of life even on hard times;

– creativity.


Weaknesses for people with a dominant Sun in their horoscope

– arrogant, boastful people who are centered on themselves and over estimating their value;

– bad cooperation with others if they have to work in a team;

– the desire to be always in the center.


Weaknesses for people with a weak Sun in their horoscope

– lack of energy, weak vitality;

– inability to impose on others, to defend one’s personality;

– inability to realise what potentially one can realise, the person may have quality and potential to realise important things, but can’t sustain that endeavour, don’t have the power to impose it to the world;

– lack of confidence;

– weak body, lack of muscle strength, tendency to illness.


Famous people with a dominant Sun in their horoscope

Catalina Ponor (August 20, 1987 – Sun in conjunction with Venus, Mars, Mercury and Regulus in Leo), Jennifer Lopez (July 24, 1969 – Sun in conjunction with Mercury and the Ascendant in Leo), Leonard Cohen (September 21, 1934 – Sun in conjunction with the Ascendant, Venus and Neptune in Virgo).