Symbolic List of Planets and Planet Meanings
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.
“Cosmos is a Greek word for the order of the universe.
It is, in a way, the opposite of Chaos.
It implies the deep interconnectedness of all things.
It conveys awe for the intricate and subtle
way in which the universe is put together.”~Carl Sagan
Symbolic List of Planets and Planetary Correspondences
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.
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