List of Planets,
Planet Meanings
and Planet Symbols

Symbolic list of Planets and Correspondences


Chart of Planet Symbols and Meanings

Below is a list of planets shown in their symbolic and esoteric perspectives. In this light, we look at the personality of each planet to gain a deeper understanding of the influence they have in our lives.

You will note that the moon and the sun are not planets, but luminaries. However, ancient astrologers, sages, alchemists and esoteric practitioners recognized the sway these celestial bodies have over humankind. Therefore, these influential orbs are considered planets for symbolic interpretational purposes.

This list of planets is made available for the esoteric practitioner who is looking for deeper connections between the mundane and the cosmic. The planets are a broad spectrum (big picture or macrocosm) of the smaller human theater (microcosm). By learning the characteristics and associations of planets we are more prepared to wisely evaluate the human condition.

This list of planets is incredibly brief. Within the table you will find links that will help you further clarify the nuances of each planet. I've included links to corresponding zodiac signs, numbers and Tarot cards as a way to more cleanly capture the personality of each planet.

After you’ve had exposure to the symbolism of planets, launch your own personal research on the esoteric meanings of planets – you will find there to be a feast of mystic wonder revolving around these celestial beauties.

Planet Name Planet Image

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Esoteric Correlations

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Planetary Symbol Symbolic Attributes
Sun Sun Zodiac: Leo
Tarot: Sun and Strength
Number: One
SunPlanetSymbol
  • Action
  • Vibrance
  • Vitality
Moon Moon Zodiac: Cancer
Tarot: Moon and Priestess
Number: Two
MoonPlanetSymbol
  • Emotion
  • Mystery
  • Intuition
Mercury Mercury Zodiac: Gemini and Virgo
Tarot: Magician
Number: Four
MercuryPlanetSymbol
  • Intellect
  • Communication
  • Understanding
Venus Venus Zodiac: Libra and Taurus
Tarot: Empress and Lovers
Number: Six
VenusPlanetSymbol
  • Beauty
  • Harmony
  • Attraction
Mars Mars Zodiac: Aries
Tarot: Tower
Number: Three
MarsPlanetSymbol
  • Energy
  • Vigor
  • Initiative
Jupiter Jupiter Zodiac: Sagittarius
Tarot: Wheel
Number: Five
JupiterPlanetSymbol
  • Belief
  • Travel
  • Expansion
Saturn Saturn Zodiac: Capricorn
Tarot: World
Number: Seven
SaturnPlanetSymbol
  • Control
  • Deep Study
  • Fixation
Uranus Uranus Zodiac: Aquarius
Tarot: Fool
Number: Eight
UranusPlanetSymbol
  • Change
  • Invention
  • Revolution
Neptune Neptune Zodiac: Pisces
Tarot: Hanged Man
Number: Nine
NeptunePlanetSymbol
  • Intuition
  • Dreams
  • Collective Unconscious
Pluto Pluto Zodiac: Scorpio
Tarot: Judgment
Number: Zero
PlutoPlanetSymbol
  • Rebirth
  • Transformation
  • Hidden Power


Don't forget our home planet symbolism! Check out my Earth Symbols page here.

I hope you have enjoyed this symbolic list of planets. Find more interesting articles on planet meanings, astrology, and symbolism via the links provided at the end of this page.

Special thanks to NASA Hubble for the use of the image of Jupiter and its moon, Ganymede show at the top of this page.



An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings

Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time in society as well as mass societal opinion. What's cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives.

This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols. However, in the final analysis, "Beauty (and symbolism) is in the eye of the beholder."

Having said that, it's in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happening to us. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism. So dive in! There is a whole universe of deeper meanings to explore! You can start your research by clicking on the links at the end or to the side of this page. Odds are good I've got a follow-up article about this symbolic topic. ;)

As always, thanks for your willingness to learn more about the language of symbolism. It's a language that is universal and everywhere. It's super-groovy to travel with you on your symbolic path, and maybe offer a little translation along the way. Thanks for reading and exploring!



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