Astrology is full of symbols or glyps, used to represent the different planets and zodiacs. If you are endevoring to learn more about astrology it is important to understand the most commonly used symbols.
The Sun is a star both in astrology and in real life, and its sign in your chart reveals a lot about your basic nature.
The Moon represents your instinctive nature and mysteries of the self that often remain hidden.
While earth doesn’t come up often as a planet in astrology the Earth is grounding point of a chart, for a specific location and time. This is the symbol used for Earth in astronomy and alchemy, and by some astrologers.
Mercury influences communication, and the mental filters through which information is channeled.
Aries is the sign of the Warrior, the first sign of the astrological calendar, and its symbol shows the Ram’s horns.
Taurus is the first of the Earth signs and the sign of the Bull, with horns from that imposing animal.
Gemini is the sign of the celestial twins and has a curious duality to its nature. Often called mercurial after its ruling planet Mercury.
The first of the water signs is Cancer, which is ruled by the changeable Moon and associated with the Crab.
The sign of Leo is ruled by the mighty Sun and its astrological creature is the Lion.
Virgo is ruled by Mercury and associated with the Virgin because of its qualities of physical purity and chastity.
Libra is often symbolized by Scales to represent the innate qualities of fairness, balance, and partnership.
Associated with life and death, as well as sexuality, the namesake for Scorpio is the scorpion, and its deadly tail is shown in its symbol.
Sagittarius is the Archer that is also a Centaur, and its symbol shows its fiery arrows of truth.
Capricorn is the sign of the Goat in astrology and ruled by the disciplinarian Saturn.
Known as the Water Bearer in astrology, Aquarius is actually an Air sign. It is ruled by Uranus, and its qualities are rebelliousness, originality and perhaps more than just a touch of genius.
As the last of the Zodiac signs, Pisces is said to contain qualities of them all. It is often depicted as two fish swimming in opposite directions.