What does your dominant planet say about you?


Your dominant planet is often more important than your sign

Understanding your natal chart is not as complex as it seems. But if you really want to figure yourself out through astrology, you need to get to know much more than just your solar sign.

The dominant planet defines your personality more accurately than your sign and is calculated by taking into account every element of your astrological chart. The dominant planet is the most powerful component of your chart.

The astrology based on the signs was created as entertainment by the newspapers, but astrologically does not make sense. The only astrology that makes sense is the one personalized with the birth data of the subject. The signs and their compatibility are very weak parameters for the astrologer, who prefers to observe the subtle meetings of planets, houses and signs in a natal chart.

Each of the numerous elements of a natal chart helps to define a part of us, as if they were genetic codes. Since neither genetics nor astrology are exact sciences, and our spiritual part is beyond both, the definition of a person by means of an astrological algorithm has inherent limits. However, every astrologer can observe that certain configurations lead more easily to certain inner attitudes and consequently to certain walks of life.

If, at the popular level, priority was given to the dominant planet, which is calculated by weighing all the elements of a natal chart, it would be a great step toward more accurate astrology that relates to the person. The sign can be easily known without the need for a computer, but it is not very significant.

Since nowadays almost everyone knows or can know the time of birth, and we have computers in every home, we also have the opportunity to know our dominant planet without consulting with an astrologer. So instead of saying “I'm Libra,” (or any other sign) to be more precise, we might say that “my dominant planet is Neptune.”

The most important signs, planets, or houses are inferred by analyzing the wholeness of your astrological chart, considering every aspect, every position and every mutual influence.

The dominant planet is by far the most important element of the astrological chart of a person. It's more important than the sign and the Ascendant. The planets represent the main energies manifesting in your personality.

The planets drive our archetypal energies. For instance, Mercury is connected to communication, intellect, curiosity, teaching and siblings. Venus is connected to beauty, love, sensuality, arts, fashion, and balance. Mars is connected to self-assertion, sexuality, courage, competition, and fight.

If somebody has Mercury dominant, we can expect him/her to be restlessly using the mind to know and discover things and people. Novelties are much sought, as well as being witty and quick. This attitude then will be mostly applied to the sign and house where Mercury is.

For instance, if Mercury is in Sagittarius, the person will seek knowledge about travel, countries, philosophy and spirituality. And if it's in the second house, the areas of real estate and finance will be the main focus of the intellectual discovery.

The dominant planet portrays the person with unique traits and attitudes toward love, work, relationships or spirituality.

In astrology, the Sun and the Moon are also named “planets” even though they aren't. Are you Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune or Pluto dominant?

Register to 12andus to learn about your natal chart and your transits with free, in-depth personalized reports.

To discover your dominant planet, go to the Astro Reports section and click on the "Birth chart's answers" box. There are 3 boxes dedicated to your dominant planet with comprehensive interpretations.

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The Sun as the dominant planet: generosity, charisma, confidence

The Moon as the dominant planet: sensitivity, support, imagination

Mercury as the dominant planet: intuition, communication, restlessness and mutability

Venus as the dominant planet: love, harmony and arts

Mars as the dominant planet: action, passion and competition

Jupiter as the dominant planet: expansion, philosophy and generosity

Saturn as the dominant planet: discipline, responsibility, long term planning

Uranus as the dominant planet: freedom, originality and being unconventional

Neptune as the dominant planet: sensitivity, intuition, spirituality

Pluto as the dominant planet: power, sexuality, depth

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