While the astrological signs represent the “how” on a birth chart, the planets symbolize the “what”. The planets describe different parts of our consciousness that manifest in our inner construction as well as in the external world. In this article, we go through the keywords associated with each planet.

For more details, read The Meaning of Each Planet in Astrology

Sun Keywords

  • Authority
  • Brilliance
  • Consciousness
  • Creativity
  • Dignity
  • Father
  • Father Figures
  • Gold
  • Heart
  • Identity
  • Important People
  • King
  • Life force
  • Male Role Model
  • Masculine Energy
  • Potential
  • Recognition
  • Self-expression
  • Self-importance
  • Sense of Self
  • Sovereignty
  • Vitality
  • Wellbeing

Moon Keywords

  • Ancestors
  • Belonging
  • Comfort Zone
  • Digestion
  • Emotional Well Being
  • Emotional Security
  • Emotional Responses
  • Family
  • Feelings
  • Female Role Model
  • Feminine Energy
  • Feelings
  • Food
  • Habits
  • Heritage
  • Home
  • Instincts
  • Maternal instincts
  • Memories
  • Moods
  • Mother
  • Mother Figures
  • Nourishment
  • Past
  • Receptivity
  • Safety
  • Silver
  • Stomach
  • Unconscious responses

Mercury Keywords

  • Adaptability
  • Agility
  • Commerce
  • Connections
  • Coordination
  • Eloquence
  • Gossip
  • Humor
  • Information
  • Intellect
  • Journalism
  • Learning
  • Logic
  • Messages
  • Mental faculties
  • Mind
  • Nervous system
  • Siblings
  • Short travel
  • Speech
  • Thinking process
  • Thoughts
  • Transport
  • Trickster
  • Wits
  • Writing
  • Youth

Venus Keywords

  • Aesthetics
  • Affections
  • Arts
  • Attractiveness
  • Attraction
  • Beauty
  • Enjoyment
  • Eroticism
  • Female Archetype
  • Finances
  • Glamour
  • Grace
  • Harmony
  • Love
  • Money
  • Pleasure
  • Relationships
  • Seduction
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-worth
  • Sensuality
  • Sociability
  • Throat
  • Values

Mars Keywords

  • Action
  • Aggression
  • Assertiveness
  • Blood
  • Bravery
  • Competition
  • Conquest
  • Courage
  • Desire
  • Drive
  • Dynamism
  • Energy
  • Force
  • Goals
  • Heat
  • Initiative
  • Iron
  • Knives
  • Libido
  • Lust
  • Military
  • Passion
  • Physical energy
  • Sports
  • Sexuality
  • Sex drive
  • Rage
  • Temper
  • Virility
  • Willpower

Jupiter Keywords

  • Abundance
  • Aspirations
  • Beliefs
  • Big
  • Chances
  • Dogma
  • Excess
  • Expansion
  • Fortune
  • Gambling
  • Generous
  • High Education
  • Hope
  • Inflation
  • Law
  • Legal issues
  • Luck
  • Magnanimity
  • Meaning
  • New horizons
  • Optimism
  • Philosophy
  • Positive
  • Religious
  • Seeker
  • Success
  • Travel
  • Truth
  • Trust
  • Wealth
  • Wisdom

Saturn Keywords

  • Ambition
  • Authority figures
  • Boundaries
  • Career
  • Caution
  • Cold
  • Conservation
  • Conservative
  • Destiny
  • Discipline
  • Duty
  • Effort
  • Father
  • Fear
  • Hierarchy
  • Inhibition
  • Karma
  • Limitations
  • Long term planning
  • Old age
  • Organisations
  • Patience
  • Practical
  • Prudence
  • Reality
  • Reliable
  • Responsible
  • Restrictions
  • Rules
  • Serious
  • Skeleton
  • Structure
  • Status
  • Tests
  • Time
  • Traditions
  • Work

Uranus Keywords

  • Break
  • Breakthrough
  • Breaking rules
  • Change
  • Chaos
  • Collective consciousness
  • Detachment
  • Eccentric
  • Electric
  • Electricity
  • Experiment
  • Extreme
  • Fellowship
  • Freedom
  • Future
  • Higher mind
  • Impatience
  • Independence
  • Individual
  • Invention
  • Liberation
  • Nonconformist
  • Original
  • Outsider
  • Rebel
  • Revolution
  • Science
  • Scientist
  • Social
  • Social awareness
  • Sudden change
  • Technology
  • Unorthodox
  • Unexpected

Neptune Keywords

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol
  • Anxiety
  • Boundless
  • Collective unconsciousness
  • Compassion
  • Confusion
  • Deception
  • Delay
  • Delusional
  • Disillusionment
  • Dissolution
  • Dreams
  • Ecstasy
  • Enlightenment
  • Escapism
  • Evasive
  • Fantasy
  • Fascination
  • Forgetfulness
  • Gas
  • Glamour
  • Guilt
  • Idealism
  • Imagination
  • Inspiration
  • Intangible
  • Leaks
  • Madness
  • Martyr
  • Mist
  • Mystic
  • Psychic
  • Romantic
  • Sacrifice
  • Sensitive
  • Spiritual
  • Subtle
  • Transcendence
  • Uncertain
  • Universal Love
  • Unknown
  • Vision
  • Visionary
  • Water

Pluto Keywords

  • Abuse
  • Corruption
  • Crime
  • Criminals
  • Collective shadow
  • Collective subconscious
  • Compulsions
  • Darkness
  • Death
  • Decay
  • Deconstruction
  • Destruction
  • Elimination
  • Empowerment
  • Evolution
  • Hidden
  • Inner resources
  • Insurance
  • Intensity
  • Jealous
  • Manipulative
  • Obsessive
  • Pollution
  • Power
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Rebirth
  • Regeneration
  • Renewal
  • Repression
  • Resentment
  • Taboo
  • Transformation
  • Transmutation
  • Underworld
  • Violence
  • Volcanic
  • Wealth

For more details, read The Meaning of Each Planet in Astrology