Astrological Symbols

This page lists all the various symbols in the Astrological Symbols category.

Astrological symbols are images used in various astrological systems to denote relevant objects.

Symbols for the classical planets, zodiac signs, aspects, lots, and the lunar nodes appear in the medieval Byzantine codices in which many ancient horoscopes were preserved.

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Aquarius

Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation Aquarius.

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Aries

Aries /ˈɛəriːz/ (meaning "ram") is the first astrological sign in the Zodiac, spanning the first 30 degrees of celestial longitude (0°≤ λ <30º), which area the Sun transits, on average, between March 21 to April 20 each year.

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Balsamic moon

Denotes a waning crescent moon or a soli-lunar arc in the range 315°-360°.

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Bear (zodiac)

Bear: Aug 22 - Sep 21

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Beaver (zodiac)

Beaver: Apr 20 - May 20

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Beaver Moon

November : Beaver Moon

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Black Moon Lilith

The traditional Black Moon Lilith is the position of the mean lunar apogee as measured from the geocenter; variants of the Black Moon include replacing the mean orbit with a "true" osculating orbit or with an interpolated orbit; charting the empty focus of the Moon's orbit instead of the apogee; and measuring the desired point's barycentric or topocentric position instead of its geocentric position.

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Cancer

Cancer is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Cancer. It spans the 90-120th degree of the zodiac, between 90 and 125.25 degree of celestial longitude, which the Sun transits this area on average between June 22 to July 22 each year.

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Capricorn

Capricorn is the tenth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Capricornus. It spans the 270-300th degree of the zodiac, between 270 and 305.25 degree of celestial longitude. In astrology, Capricorn is considered an introvert sign, an earth sign, and one of the four cardinal signs. Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn. In the Tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area of the zodiac from December 22 to January 20 each year.

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Ceres

Ceres, minor-planet designation 1 Ceres, is the only dwarf planet in the inner Solar System, and the largest asteroid. It is a rock–ice body 950 km (590 mi) in diameter, and the smallest identified dwarf planet. It contains about one third of the mass of the asteroid belt. Discovered on 1 January 1801 by Giuseppe Piazzi, it was the first asteroid to be identified, though it was classified as a planet at the time. It is named after Ceres, the Roman goddess of growing plants, the harvest, and motherly love.

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Cold Moon Signs

December : Cold Moon Signs

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Comet

A comet is an icy small Solar System body (SSSB) that, when close enough to the Sun, displays a visible coma (a thin, fuzzy, temporary atmosphere) and sometimes also a tail.

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Conjunction (astology)

0° angle/two or more planets in the same sign

A circle with a line implying two objects are in the same place (also, the starting point of an angle)

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Crescent Moon

Denotes a waxing crescent moon or a soli-lunar arc in the range 45°-90°.

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Crow (zodiac)

Crow: Sep 22 - Oct 22

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Crow Moon Sign

March : Crow Moon Sign

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Deer (zodiac)

Deer: May 21 - Jun 20

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Disseminating moon

Denotes a waning gibbous moon or a soli-lunar arc in the range 225°-270°.

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Dog (zodiac)

The Dog ( 狗 ) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Dog is associated with the earthly branch symbol 戌. The character 狗 refers to the actual animal while 戌 refers to the zodiac animal.

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Dragon (zodiac)

The Dragon (simplified Chinese: 龙; traditional Chinese: 龍) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Dragon is associated with the earthly branch symbol 辰.

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It has been proposed by one academic researcher that the Dragon symbol is actually a scorpion and once symbolized the star Antares

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Earth

Earth is the third planet from the Sun, and the densest and fifth-largest of the eight planets in the Solar System. It is also the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets. It is sometimes referred to as the world or the Blue Planet.

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Eris

Eris, minor-planet designation 136199 Eris, is the most massive known dwarf planet in the Solar System and the ninth most massive body known to orbit the Sun directly.

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Eye of Providence ( or all-seeing eye of God)

The Eye of Providence (or the all-seeing eye of God) is a symbol showing an eye often surrounded by rays of light or a glory and usually enclosed by a triangle.

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Falcon (zodiac)

Falcon: Mar 21 - Apr 19

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First Quarter Moon

Denotes a first quarter moon or a soli-lunar arc in the range 90°-135°.

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Flower Moon Sign

May : Flower Moon Sign

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Full Moon

Denotes a full moon or a soli-lunar arc in the range 180°-225°.

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Gemini

Gemini (Gem-en-i.e.) is the third astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Gemini. In astrology, Gemini is considered a "masculine", positive (extrovert) sign. It is also considered an air sign, and is one of four mutable signs.

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Gibbous Moon

Denotes a waxing gibbous moon or a soli-lunar arc in the range 135°-180°.

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Goat (zodiac)

The Goat ( 羊 ) is the eighth sign of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Goat is associated with the earthly branch symbol 未.

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Goose (zodiac)

Goose: Dec 22 - Jan 19

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Harvest Moon

September : Harvest Moon

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Horse (zodiac)

The Horse (馬 午) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar.

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Hunters Moon

October : Hunters Moon

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Jupiter

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet in the Solar System. It is a gas giant with mass one-thousandth that of the Sun but is two and a half times the mass of all the other planets in the Solar System combined.

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Last quarter moon

Denotes a last quarter moon or a soli-lunar arc in the range 270°-315°.

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Leo

Leo is a astrological sign of the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Leo. It spans the 120-150th degree of the Tropical zodiac, between 125.25 and 152.75 degree of celestial longitude, which the Sun transits this area on average between July 23 to August 22 each year.

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Libra

Libra is one of the twelve astrological signs in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Libra. It spans the 180-210th degree of the zodiac, between 180 and 207.25 degree of celestial longitude, which the Sun transits this area on average between (northern autumnal equinox) September 23 to October 22 each year.

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Mars

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System. Named after the Roman god of war, it is often described as the "Red Planet", as the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance.

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Mercury

Mercury is the smallest and closest to the Sun of the eight planets in the Solar System, with an orbital period of about 88 Earth days. Seen from the Earth, it appears to move around its orbit in about 116 days, which is much faster than any other planet.

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Monkey (zodiac)

The Monkey (猴) is the ninth of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Monkey is associated with the earthly branch symbol 申.

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Moon

The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth, and the fifth largest satellite in the Solar System. It is the largest natural satellite of a planet in the Solar System relative to the size of its primary, having 27% the diameter and 60% the density of Earth, resulting in 1⁄81 its mass. The Moon is the second densest satellite after Io, a satellite of Jupiter.

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Navaratnas

The word “navaratna” (meaning ‘nine gems’ in Sanskrit) refers to an ancient Indian astrological system in which nine specific gems are used to represent the heavenly bodies.

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Neptune

Neptune is the eighth and farthest planet from the Sun in the Solar System. It is the fourth-largest planet by diameter and the third-largest by mass. Among the gaseous planets in the solar system, Neptune is the most dense.

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New Moon

Denotes the new moon or a soli-lunar arc in the range 0°-45°.

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Opposition (planets)

180° angle/Six signs apart

The glyph of the Conjunction plus a circle on top of its line, implying two objects are in front (opposed) of each other.

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Otter (zodiac)

Otter: Jan 20 - Feb 18

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Owl (zodiac)

Owl: Nov 23 - Dec 21

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Ox (zodiac)

The Ox ( 牛 ) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Ox is denoted by the earthly branch character 丑. In the Vietnamese zodiac, the water buffalo occupies the position of the Ox.

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Pig (zodiac)

The Pig (豬) is the twelfth and the last sign of the Earthly Branches ( 亥). It is characterized as yin so only the negative elements can be attached to it.

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Pisces

Pisces (pron.: /ˈpaɪsiːz/, pis'eez; Ancient Greek: Ἰχθύες, "Ikhthues") is the twelfth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the Pisces constellation. It spans the 330° to 360° of the zodiac, between 332.75° and 360° of celestial longitude, which in the Tropical zodiac the Sun transits this area on average between February 18 to March 20 each year.

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Pluto

Pluto, formal designation 134340 Pluto, is the second-most-massive known dwarf planet in the Solar System (after Eris) and the tenth-most-massive body observed directly orbiting the Sun.

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Rabbit (zodiac)

The Rabbit ( 兔 ) is the fourth in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Rabbit is associated with the earthly branch symbol 卯.

In the related Vietnamese zodiac, the cat takes the place of the Rabbit.

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Rat (Zodiac)

The Rat (wiktionary:大鼠) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar, the Year of the Rat is associated with the earthly branch symbol 子.

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Retrograde motion

Symbol represents the apparent retrograde motion of a planet in an astrological chart.

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Rooster (zodiac)

The Rooster (simplified Chinese: 鸡; traditional Chinese: 雞/鷄)) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Rooster is represented by the earthly branch character 酉.

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Sagittarius

Sagittarius (Greek: Τοξότης, "Toxotes", Latin: "Sagittarius") is the ninth astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Sagittarius. It spans the 240-270th degree of the zodiac, between 234.75 and 270 degree of celestial longitude, which the Sun transits on average between November 23 to December 20 each year.

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Salmon (zodiac)

Salmon: Jul 22 - Aug 21

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Saturn

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest planet in the Solar System, after Jupiter. Named after the Roman god of agriculture, Saturn, its astronomical symbol (♄) represents the god's sickle.

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Scorpio

Scorpio (Greek: Σκορπιός, "Skorpios", Latin: "Scorpio") is the eighth astrological sign in the Zodiac. It spans the 210-240th degree of the zodiac, between 207.25 and 234.75 degree of celestial longitude, an area which the Sun transits on average between October 23 and November 22 each year, linked to the constellation Scorpius.

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Seed Moon Sign

April : Seed Moon Sign

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Snake (zodiac)

The Snake (蛇) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac and related to the Chinese calendar, as well as in related East Asian zodiacal or calendrical systems. The Year of the Snake is associated with the earthly branch symbol 巳.

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Snake (zodiac)

Snake: Oct 23 - Nov 22

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Snow Moon Sign

February : Snow Moon Sign

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Square

In geometry, a square is a regular quadrilateral. This means that it has four equal sides and four equal angles (90-degree angles, or right angles). It can also be defined as a rectangle in which two adjacent sides have equal length.

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Strawberry Moon

June : Strawberry Moon

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Sturgeon Moon

August : Sturgeon Moon

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Sun

The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. It is almost perfectly spherical and consists of hot plasma interwoven with magnetic fields.

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Sun Cross or Wheel Cross

The so-called sun cross or "wheel cross", a cross inside a circle, is frequently found in the symbolism of prehistoric cultures, particularly during the Neolithic to Bronze Age periods.

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Taurus

Taurus is the second astrological sign in the Zodiac. It spans the 30-60th degree of the zodiac, between 27.25 and 54.75 degree of celestial longitude, which the Sun transits this area on average between April 21 to May 22 each year.

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Thunder Moon Signs

July : Thunder Moon Signs

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Tiger (zodiac)

The Tiger ( 虎 ), is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Tiger is associated with the earthly branch symbol 寅.

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Uranus

Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. It has the third-largest planetary radius and fourth-largest planetary mass in the Solar System. Uranus is similar in composition to Neptune, and both are of different chemical composition than the larger gas giants Jupiter and Saturn.

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Venus

Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days.The planet is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty.

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Virgo

Virgo is the sixth astrological sign in the Zodiac. It spans the 150-180th degree of the zodiac, between 152.75 and 180 degree of celestial longitude, which the Tropical zodiac the Sun transits this area on average between August 23 to September 22 each year. Virgo is also part of the 12 zodiac signs.

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Wolf (zodiac)

Wolf: Feb 19 - Mar 20

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Wolf Moon Sign

January : Wolf Moon Sign

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Woodpecker (zodiac)

Woodpecker: Jun 21 - Jul 21

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