Planets affect our personality in interesting ways …
All planets orbit the sun but they do so at different speeds and according to their distances. Some planets are slower than others, the farther they are from the sun, the slower they are. It is said that each planet affects different parts of your personality.
The Inner Planets: Mars / Mercury / The Moon / The Sun / Venus
These planets affect habits and moods. They have the greatest impact on your day-to-day life because they move so rapidly through the zodiac.
The Outer Planets: Jupiter /Neptune / Pluto / Saturn /Uranus
These planets change signs, approximately, every one to fifteen years. They are the slowest moving planets and shape the bigger trends in your life. It is believed that Pluto and Uranus shape entire generations due to their incredibly slow orbit. Each planet, inner and outer, is associated with a specific zodiac sign. Mellow Cancer is ruled by the moon, well-balanced Libra is ruled by Venus, for example.
Pluto / rules power and transformation / changes signs every 12 to 15 years
Neptune / rules dreams and healing / changes signs every 10 to 12 years
Uranus / rules change and originality / changes signs every 7 years
Saturn / rules discipline and challenges / changes signs every 2 to 3 years
Jupiter / rules growth, luck and wisdom / changes signs every 12 to 13 months
Mars / rules drive and energy / changes signs every 6 to 7 weeks
Venus / rules love and attraction / changes signs every 4 to 5 weeks
Mercury / rules mind and communication / changes signs every 3 to 4 weeks
Moon / rules moods and emotions / changes signs every 2 to 3 days
Sun / rules your basic personality / changes signs every month
About the Sun and Moon
It may seem a bit strange to you that we list the sun and moon as planets. We take into account that astrology works from the perspective of “we who inhabit the earth.” Like the other planets, the sun and moon teach us about our own individual place in the scheme of things.