A planet or luminary feels at home in this sign and rules it. Can show its best self here.


An honored guest in a zodiac sign. Can also show some fancy moves in this sign but isn’t as familiar with its surroundings.


In the opposite sign of a domicile. Feels out of place, will need to take some extra work to inhabit this sign.


In the opposite sign of exaltation. Feels really awkward and will have to work extra hard to inhabit this sign.

The Luminaries

These two luminous bodies are what we’re most familiar with when we look up at the sky, day or night. Get to know them in a more astrological way now.

The Sun ☉

The sun is the most familiar star that we deal with in astrology. In a natal chart, this represents the core of who we are, our raison d’être, our ethos, our very essence and fathers. The sun rules the zodiac sign of Leo, exalts in Aries, finds its in detriment in Aquarius and its in fall in Libra. For planetary days, the sun is associated with Sunday. 

The Moon ☽ ☾

The moon is another more familiar object in our visible sky. In astrology, the moon is associated with emotions, empathy, intuition, our bodies, mothers, nurturing, and habitual cycles. The moon rules the zodiac sign of Cancer, is exalted in Taurus, is in detriment in Capricorn, and is in fall in Scorpio. For planetary days, the sun is associated with Monday (moon-day).

The Social Planets

Also known as the transpersonal planets, the social planets, Jupiter and Saturn in astrology can be seen as a transition between the personal planets and the outer planets. They are also the last two planets visible with the human eye.

Jupiter ♃

Past the asteroid belt is the gas giant Jupiter, also know as Zeus and Jove, is king of the gods. It takes Jupiter about 12 years to travel around the sun. Known as the Greater Benefic, Jupiter represents expansion, growth, generosity, blessings, and good fortune. Jupiter likes to say yes, party, travel, explore, and take chances. We associate Jupiter with the law, religion, and higher ed. Jupiter rules the signs of Sagittarius and Pisces and exalts in Cancer. Jupiter finds its in detriment in Gemini and Virgo and its in fall in Capricorn. Jupiter’s planetary day is Thursday.

Saturn ♄

Another gas giant, Saturn, also know as Chronus, is the leader of the titans and historically shares a similar status with Jupiter. Saturn takes about 29.4 years to transit around the sun. Saturn represents fear, anxiety, aging, time (think Father Time), hard work, productivity, and stability. This ringed gassy planet likes to test, say no, limit, restrict, constrict, and structure. We associate Saturn with boundaries, order, tradition, and life experience & wisdom. Saturn rules the signs of Capricorn and Aquarius and exalts in Libra. Saturn finds its in detriment in Cancer and Leo and its in fall in Aries. Saturn’s planetary day is Saturday.