The Nine Planets

SUN

The King of Planets and Its Role in Astrology
SIGNS:  The Sun rules Leo (July 23 – August 23)
COLORS:  Yellow, orange, gold
STONES:  Ruby, carbuncle, chrysolite, peridot, sunstone, tiger’s eye
METALS:  Gold
PLANTS:  Sunflower, marigold, mistletoe, juniper, bay, cedar, chamomile, cinnamon, rosemary
PARTS OF THE BODY :  Heart, back, spine, immune system
KEYWORDS:  Light, heroism, hope, potential, joy, consciousness, ego, expression, vitality, power,
freedom, talent, truth, growth
CHARACTERISTICS:  Warm, creative, playful, confident, egotistical, purposeful, courageous,
generous, insightful, nourishing
ROLES:  Hero, king, father, child, performer

MOON

The Queen among Planets and Ruler of Heart
SIGNS:  The Moon rules Cancer (June 22 – July 22)
COLORS:  White, silver, grey
STONES:  Moonstone, pearl, selenite, abalone, opal, coral, aquamarine
METALS:  Silver
PLANTS:  Palm, cypress, linden, amaranth, moonwort, daisy, poppy, water lily, seaweed, lemon,
cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, mushroom
PARTS OF THE BODY :  Breasts and mammary glands, oesophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas,
liver, gall bladder, bodily fluids
KEYWORDS:  Darkness, subconscious, reflection, retreat, childbirth, nature, connections, cycles,
commitment, relationships, habits, routines, memory
CHARACTERISTICS:  Nurturing, sensitive, emotional, sustaining, moody, protective
ROLES:  Mother, heroine, witch

MERCURY

The Prince and the Planet of Communication
SIGNS:   Mercury rules Gemini (May 22 – June 21) and Virgo (August 24 – September 23)
COLORS:  Light blue, white
STONES:  Emerald, fire stone, citrine
METALS:  Mercury
PLANTS:  Lily of the valley, marjoram, valerian, fern, lavender, fennel, anise, bergamot, peppermint,
thyme, dill, lemongrass
PARTS OF THE BODY :  Brain, lungs and respiratory system, nervous system
KEYWORDS:  Business, travel, catalysts, networks, communication, language, humour, mischief,
magic, change, understanding, trade
CHARACTERISTICS:  Quick, curious, agile, intelligent, witty, expressive, adaptable
ROLES:  Sibling, youth, thief, inventor, businessperson, journalist, teacher

MARS

The Commander-in-Chief
SIGNS:  Mars rules Aries (March 21 – April 20) and Scorpio (October 24 – November 22)
COLORS:  Red
STONES:  Ruby, carnelian, red coral, bloodstone, brimstone, pyrite, jasper, garnet
METALS:  Iron
PLANTS:  Pine, pepper, chilli, arsenic, belladonna, nettle, radish, horseradish, onion, chives, garlic,
ginger, rhubarb, tobacco
PARTS OF THE BODY :  Head, muscles, adrenal glands and sexual organs
KEYWORDS:  Energy, strength, power, expression, courage, competition, conquest, aggression,
domination, victory
CHARACTERISTICS:  Brave, honourable, strong, defensive, stubborn, explosive, active, driven, primal
ROLES:  Warrior, leader, hunter, sportsman

VENUS

The Goddess of Love
SIGNS:  Venus rules Taurus (April 21 – May 21) and Libra (September 24 – October 23)
COLORS:  White, pink, green
STONES:  Diamond, white sapphire, rose quartz, carnelian, red and white coral, alabaster, lapis lazuli, azurite
METALS:   Copper, brass
PLANTS:   Birch, walnut, almond, myrtle, violet, daffodil, geranium, elderflower, laudanum, burdock,
passion flower, mint, coriander, fig, peach, apricot, olive
PARTS OF THE BODY :   Throat, kidney, lumbar region
KEYWORDS:   Beauty, symmetry, balance, harmony, attraction, devotion, desire, sex, pleasure, fertility,
luxury, money
CHARACTERISTICS:  Feminine, passionate, idealist, charming, alluring, sensual, vain, lazy, envious
ROLES:   Lover, muse, gardener, artist, beautician, model, opera singer

JUPITER

The Powerhouse of Knowledge
SIGNS:  Jupiter rules Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21) and Pisces (February 20 – March 20)
COLORS:   Purple, deep blue
STONES:  Amethyst, sapphire, serpentine, turquoise, aventurine
METALS:  Tin
PLANTS & TREES:   Oak, hazel, pine, maple, birch, willow, cherry, mulberry, pear, liquorice, cherry, birch,
liverwort, wheat, mace, saffron, clover
PARTS OF THE BODY :  Thighs, liver
KEYWORDS:  Growth, expansion, development, improvement, celebration, freedom, adventure, journeys,
judgement, justice, wisdom, omnipotence
CHARACTERISTICS:  Hopeful, intrepid, positive, exuberant, enthusiastic, generous, fair, greedy, indulgent,
humorous, philosophical
ROLES:  Judge, father, king, teacher, priest, guru, lord

SATURN

The Hard Taskmaster & the Planet of Justice
SIGNS:  Saturn rules Capricorn (December 22 – January 20) and Aquarius (January 21 – February 19)
COLORS:  Black, brown, grey
STONES:  Sapphire, jet, malachite, sardonyx, marble, flint
METALS:  Lead
PLANTS:  Cypress, yew, hemp, tamarisk, wolfbane, hemlock, nightshade, ivy, moss, sage, parsnip, comfrey, cumin
PARTS OF THE BODY :  Bones, teeth, skin, knees, gall bladder, spleen
KEYWORDS:  Time, boundaries, independence, self-sufficiency, structure, restriction, transformation, old age,
authority, rules
CHARACTERISTICS:  Independent, self-sufficient, structured, restricting, responsible, serious, traditional,
harsh, melancholic, ritualistic, ambitious, enduring
ROLES:  Priest, judge, banker, politician, king, father, grandfather, time-keeper

RAHU

The King of Planets and Its Role in Astrology
SIGNS:  Rahu rules Capricorn (December 22 – January 20) and Aquarius (January 21 – February 19)
COLORS:  Black, Ash
STONES:  Hessonite & Garnet
METALS:  Lead
PLANTS:  Sage, calamus, bayberry, wild ginger, gotu kola, bhringaraj, skullcap, passion flower and juniper. Plants with penetrating aromas like camphor, cedar, myrrh and frankincense
PARTS OF THE BODY :  Intestine, Buttocks, etc.
CHARACTERISTICS:  Rahu is an indicator of worldly desire, fame, greed, high intelligence, manipulation, obsessive behavior, foreigners, mass disease, dementia and inertia.
ROLES:  Venture capitalist, Physio Therapist, Share Broker, Politician, Hotel worker, Auto parts seller, Alcohol seller, Manufacturer of alcohol products, Film Producer, etc.