Astrology

A (QUICK) GUIDE TO: THE PLANETS

Whether your having your chart read, or just seeking to learn a little more about what those daily transits mean, understanding how the planets affect different areas of your life is an important tool in your astro arsenal. Check out our quick guide to the life spheres each planet rules: Read more…

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A GUIDE TO: ASPECTS

In astrology, an aspect refers to the distance between the exact positions (referred to as “angles”) of the planets. The categories are split into “soft” aspects (which connote positive relationships between the planets) and “hard” aspects (which connote challenging planetary relationships). These positions determine how energy is generated and reflected. Read more…

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A GUIDE TO YOUR PLANETS: URANUS

Associated signs: Aquarius Mythology: Uranus celebrates innovation and hates conformity. It’s no surprise, then, that Uranus stands out as the only planet named after a Greek deity (all other planets have Roman namesakes). Both birthed by and married to Gaia (Mother Earth), Uranus was the first Greek god to govern Read more…

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A GUIDE TO YOUR PLANETS: JUPITER

Associated signs: Sagittarius Mythology: It’s no surprise that the largest planet in our solar system is named after the divine head of classical antiquity. Jupiter — and his Greek counterpoint, Zeus — was the King of the Gods in Roman mythology. Jupiter claimed the regal titled after his father, Saturn Read more…

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A GUIDE TO YOUR PLANETS: SATURN

Associated sign: Capricorn Mythology: Much of Saturn’s mythology was adopted from the story of Cronus, the Greek Titan. According to Roman folklore, however, Saturn served as the King of the Gods, but became increasingly paranoid and tyrannical. In attempts to maintain the throne, he began consuming his infant children. Saturn’s Read more…

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A GUIDE TO YOUR PLANETS: NEPTUNE

Associated signs: Pisces Mythology: Along with Poseidon (his Greek counterpart), Roman god Neptune governs the sea and earthquakes. Though he was initially consumed by Saturn, his father, Neptune’s brother Jupiter ultimately saved him by forcing Saturn to regurgitate the children. The jurisdictions of the ancient Roman world were then divided Read more…

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A GUIDE TO YOUR PLANETS: PLUTO

Associated signs: Scorpio Mythology: Pluto (and his Greek counterpart, Hades) represents the god of the Underworld, judge of the dead, and ruler of wealth. Though modern associations with the Underworld evoke visions of Dante’s Inferno, the Underworld was less sinister during classical antiquity. Within Roman Mythology, the Underworld symbolized the Read more…

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A GUIDE TO YOUR PLANETS: VENUS

Associated signs: Taurus, Libra Mythology: One of the most well-known Roman goddesses, Venus symbolizes love, money, fertility, and prosperity. Though Venus is defined by her radiant beauty, her origin story is less glamorous: In an attempt to reduce his power Saturn castrated Uranus and thrust his testicles into the ocean. Read more…