Why are the 12 planets in our zodiac related to our Destiny?

Are you familiar with the 12 zodiac signs? At some point, I’m pretty sure that you have an idea about what I’m trying to talk about. I mean, who doesn’t know about the daily horoscopes and zodiac readings, right?
While most of us are fond of the end product, which is the horoscope reading, only a few are quite knowledgeable about the complex nature of horoscopes. With many factors affecting one’s destiny, such are determined by many indicators like date of birth or position of the stars.
But more importantly, did you know that planets are considered as primary determiners of one’s fate? Yes, the proper position of planets does have an impact on one’s destiny. Thus, by having an intricate understanding of their function, one can have a better grasp of their fate and destination in life.
In this E-book, we will be discussing the planets and their intrinsic value that they have in one’s being.

How Are Planets Related To Our Destiny?
In general, astrology seeks to determine one’s destiny by having a proper reading of what the stars and planets have to say. With that, specific meanings and values are assigned to each planet. Furthermore, they are basically divided into two things: the inner and outer planets.
For starters, inner planets include the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, and Venus. They are considered to be fast-moving planets, and thus, affects our daily lives. Inversely, the outer planets such as Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto, are known to be slow-moving. With that, they are responsible for the overall direction that usually takes months or even years in order to manifest.
Furthermore, these planets are also known to be associated with particular zodiac signs. For instance, Mars possesses qualities of aggression and ambition, both of which actively represents Aries. Thus, it is often regarded as the warrior planet. More on this will be discussed in detail in the succeeding sections.
But what does a planet do to our zodiac sign?
In general, planets are known to rule over our zodiac signs. Meaning when these moving celestial bodies come into contact

with our zodiac sign, it creates a reaction as it actives the qualities of our zodiac sign in-conjunction with its own attributes.
By using a combination of the planetary positioning, your zodiac sign, and its movement, your fate is determined by the stars.

Types Of Planetary Movements
Before diving deep into the meaning and function of each planet, it also vital for you to know the basic types of planetary movements. By knowing them, you’ll get to have a general idea when terms like retrograde and solar eclipse a re mentioned.
First, let’s begin with retrograde. Popularly known for the term Mercury Retrograde, a lot of non-astrology enthusiasts caught fire because of this one. Knowing to bring bad luck on almost all levels of one’s life, a person is technically to avoid doing anything at all during this time span.
However, did you know that not all retrogrades are that negative? A Pluto retrograde, for instance, means the backward movement of the planet Pluto. If your sign is affected by this, it may produce a positive result by creating a condition where you get to assess and contemplate on your decisions and actions in life.
As such, the term retrograde simply means a backward movement of planets while a prograde means a forward motion, in comparison to the general direction of your moving planet. By paying attention to its meaning, you’ll be able to tell if a planetary retrograde for your sign will do you good or not.

Moreover, eclipses are also significant events for one’s zodiac sign. As luminaries, the sun and the moon are technically not planets. This is why their movement is always considered.
With that, them overlapping each other means something. Most likely, this means that your ruling planet will be influenced by such. This is basically a toss-coin whose effects can be positive or negative, depending on one’s zodiac sign.
By being familiar with these terms, you won’t be jargonized when reading them. Instead of being blindly afraid when hearing the term retrograde, you’ll be able to step back and assess first what actions to do or how to feel about it.
Similarly, an eclipse that’s taking effect on your planet often means that it is a window time for you to change things. As this once in a blue moon moment happens, knowing its meaning allows you to capitalize on their functions.

Understanding The Function Of Each Planet
Given that you are already familiar with how the celestial system works, taking into consideration the meaning and value of each planet is the next step. By knowing which planets are associated with what, you’ll be able to tell how to approach your fortune.
Sun
Known to be the biggest star, the sun is at the heart of the solar system. As such, all other planets revolve around this life bringer that emits energy until it dies. Technically, without the sun, all other lifeforms will not survive. Similarly, our fate hugely depends on this celestial body, as well.
For their function, the Sun is known to be responsible for our basic personality. Meaning, this celestial body determines the general self that is perceived by society on us. For instance, if you are hardworking, then you must be responsible. And while all signs can share this universal trait, this is often interpreted varyingly. Thus, some signs may appear more hardworking than others.
As for its movement, this Planet changes on a monthly basis. With that, different months have varying dominant signs, as well.

Finally, the Sun is strongly associated with Leo. Representing qualities of pure energy, elegance, and passion, this planet symbolizes one’s basic desires in life. Furthermore, it is also understood to be the bearer of leadership, authority, and male dominance.
Inversely, its negative qualities are the natural consequences of its strength. Generally, this planet can be too dominant and bossy, especially when we are unable to handle its power over us. Thus, its impact on our dominant planet can overamplify our qualities and make us become overconfident.
Moon
While the sun represents the expressed, the moon contains the covert. Often regarded for its mystical nature, the Moon is often a subject of wonder. Understood as earth’s satellite, it reflects the light from the sun during nighttime. As such, it is densely connected to things that are buried deep within us.
For its function, the Moon is known to be responsible for our emotions and subconscious thoughts. Meaning, this celestial body determines how we truly feel about things that are usually based on intuition. For instance, in making choices, one can be rational about it yet think a level of inner discomfort. As it relates strongly to our emotive nature, the Moon sign seeks to represent a part of our humanity. Thus, allowing us to gain access to non-rational spheres of existence such as emotions and spirituality.

As for its movement, this Planet changes every two to three days. With that, it’s a bit more unstable and inconsistent as different moons may affect the way we perceive things.
Finally, the Moon is strongly associated with Cancer. Representing qualities of emotional resonance and innate intuition, this planet symbolizes one’s subconscious desires. Furthermore, it is also understood to be associated with moods, fluctuations, and female energy.
Inversely, its negative qualities are the natural consequences of its strength. Generally, this planet can be too dreamy and unstable, causing us to take actions that we initially would not. Thus, its impact on our dominant planet can tilt the scales of balance between rationality and emotion.
Mercury
Being the closest planet to the sun, Mercury is regarded to be the hottest planet. But more importantly, Mercury comes from its Greek origin, which means “messenger of the gods.” As such, it is profoundly connected to our social spheres of life, particularly the way we communicate with others.
For its function, the planet Mercury is known to be responsible for all types of communication. Meaning, this celestial body determines how we will deliver our thoughts and feelings to others or even to ourselves. For instance, in communicating with others,

we don’t always provide the impression that we want. Instead, we may sometimes say one thing but do the other since we can’t correctly frame our delivery. Thus, observing how mercury relates to our host planet will give us a good idea of how things in this aspect will turn out.
As for its movement, this Planet changes every three to four weeks. With that, it tends to linger around for a moderate span of time.
Finally, the planet Mercury is strongly associated with Gemini and Virgo. Representing qualities of communication and transformation, this planet gives us new ways of understanding and interpreting the world. Furthermore, it is also understood to be associated with rationality, intellect, perceptions, and sibling relationships.
Inversely, its negative qualities are the natural consequences of its strength. Generally, this planet can be too inconsistent and unreliable, causing us to say words that we don’t really mean. Thus, its impact on our dominant planet can tilt the way we relate with others.
Venus
Named after the Roman goddess of love, the planet Venus bears much of what we usually want. Understood as earth’s satellite, it

reflects the light from the sun during nighttime. As such, it is densely connected to things that are buried deep within us.
For its function, the planet Venus is known to be responsible for our love and relationships. Meaning, this celestial body determines how we will blossom on this aspect of our life as it creates instances or blockages for it. For example, in trying to build new relationships with others, romance can be a critical factor that’s decided by perfect timing. Being at the right place at the right time and as a right person is something that Venus has strong influences upon.
As for its movement, this Planet changes every four to five weeks. With that, its influence on you will linger on a moderate span of time, regardless of whether it is good or bad.
Finally, the planet Venus is strongly associated with Taurus and Libra. Representing qualities of arts, wealth, and romance, this planet symbolizes one’s earthly desires. Furthermore, it is also understood to be associated with cultures, self-love, and possessions.
Inversely, its negative qualities are the natural consequences of its strength. Generally, this planet can cause us to display too much vanity and narcissism. Thus, its impact on our dominant planet can tilt the scales on how we see ourselves in conjunction with others.

Mars
Mars is the 4th planet away from the sun. In general, its reddish color is often associated with energy and passion. Also named after the God of War, this planet represents the same qualities of conflict and progress. After all, creation requires destruction, something that this planet gains a subtle understanding of. Thus, its burning energy is something that’s definitely necessary for us to move forward.
For its function, the planet Mars is known to be responsible for our energy and action to move forward. Meaning, this celestial body determines if we will be able to conquer the challenges ahead. For instance, in pursuing a new career, one must remain steadfast as he/she gains skills and experience, which are necessary for progress. At the same time, one must also be courageous and daring, both of which strongly resonates with Mars.
As for its movement, this Planet changes every six to seven weeks. With that, either the lack of drive and passion or the abundance thereof is expected to be stable for this amount of time.
Finally, the planet Mars is strongly associated with Aries. Representing qualities of courage, power, and aggression, this planet represents one’s inner will to progress. Furthermore, it is also understood to be associated with sexuality, physical health, and endurance.

Inversely, its negative qualities are the natural consequences of its strength. Generally, this planet can cause us to become impatient and overly aggressive. Thus, its impact on our dominant planet can tilt the scales of how we act and carry out our goals.
Jupiter
Known as the king of gods, Jupiter ruled over the skies. Similarly, its astrological meaning is closely intertwined with this idea as the planet shares strong resonance with one’s higher thinking skills and spirituality. Also, this planet is often called the “Planet of Luck” as our destinies can be determined by it. With that, this planet often brings transformation and change to our lives.
For its function, the planet Jupiter is known to be responsible for our perspectives and direction in life. Meaning, this celestial body determines how we see things and our part in it. For instance, in pursuing a career, Jupiter enables us to assess the long term direction and how it will impact us as a whole. This brings qualities of reflection and analysis, something that’s native on this planet.
As for its movement, the planet Jupiter changes every 12 – 13 months. As such, it is clearly a part of the outer planets whose actions are considered as slow.

Finally, the planet Jupiter is strongly associated with Sagittarius. Representing qualities of good fortune, prosperity, and broader perspectives, this planet symbolizes one’s way of looking at the world. Furthermore, it is also understood to be associated with sports, optimism, and superconscious mind.
Inversely, its negative qualities are the natural consequences of its strength. Generally, this planet can cause us to become too materialistic and extravagant. Thus, its impact on our dominant planet can tilt the scales of how we choose the kind of life that we want to live.
Saturn
Known to be the god of agriculture and wealth, this planet is often viewed as the taskmaster. Ruling over how we see our work and careers, its influences will often shape this fundamental aspect of our lives.
For its function, the planet Saturn is known to be dominant in our sense of responsibility, discipline, and commitment. Meaning, this celestial body determines how we will devote ourselves to our chosen path of career. For instance, in trying to get a promotion, it is not only about our own skills and talents. More importantly, the way we view our work and execute it determines whether we’re ready for more significant tasks. Saturn determines this, allowing us to be more or less.

As for its movement, this planet changes every two to three years. With that, it often poses a shift after this long span of time. This leads you to continually re-assess your career path.
Finally, the planet Saturn is strongly associated with Capricorn. Representing qualities of experience, wisdom, and elderly respect, this planet symbolizes one’s reverence for themselves and others. Furthermore, it is also understood to be associated with discipline, patience, and tradition.
Inversely, its negative qualities are the natural consequences of its strength. Generally, this planet can cause us to become suspicious and jealous of others. Thus, its impact on our dominant planet can change the way we compare our standing with other people.
Uranus
Uranus is known to be the god of the sky and heavens. As a planet, it is the epitome of change and transformation. With that, the impact of this planet is perhaps the greatest among all, for it can turn your life in the most unexpected ways. Paying attention to its movement is crucial if you want to be wary of sudden changes.
For its function, the planet Uranus is known to represent our innovative and creative energies. Meaning, this celestial body determines how we will celebrate our own sense of originality in things that we do. For instance, when this planet is in action, we might feel a sense of lack and discontent, often challenging us to

build something new for our lives. Thus, like new pages in a book, Uranus opens up new paths in almost any area of our existence.
As for its movement, this planet changes every seven years. Uniquely, this is the only planet that signifies a specific number instead of a range, indicating that most changes in life happen every 7 years. If you look at our lives, the ages of 7, 14, 21, 28, and 35 represent significant changes and shifts.
Finally, the planet Saturn is strongly associated with Aquarius. Representing qualities of transformation, change, and freedom, this planet represents one’s boldness. Furthermore, it is also understood to be related to social reform, scientific progress, and even paranormal discoveries.
Inversely, its negative qualities are the natural consequences of its strength. Generally, this planet can cause us to become rebellious and eccentric. Thus, its impact on our dominant planet can change the way we treat institutions and traditions.
Neptune
As the Roman god of the seas and earthquakes, Neptune was valued by sailors and travelers. Similarly, Neptune is regarded as the planet that strongly resonates with the water element. This implies that the planet has a more sophisticated sense of resonance, especially with one’s feelings and emotions. Thus, it carries a

certain sense of mysticism with it, as such is generally accessed by feeling instead of thinking.
For its function, the planet Neptune is known to be responsible for our sense of spirituality, intuition, and clairvoyance. Meaning, this celestial body determines the highs and lows of our psychic energy. For instance, in experiencing a spiritual awakening, one becomes more aware of the transcendental realities before him/her. Thus, you are often led by this planet to higher spheres of existence.
As for its movement, this planet changes every 10 to 12 years. Just as one’s spirituality takes time to manifest, this slow-moving planet will take years to exhibit its transformational effects.
Finally, the planet Neptune is strongly associated with Pisces. Representing qualities of intuition, selflessness, and cosmic love, this planet symbolizes one’s ability to go beyond what’s there. Furthermore, it is also understood to be associated with arts, diplomacy, and entertainment.
Inversely, its negative qualities are the natural consequences of its strength. Generally, this planet can cause us to become secretive and delusional. Thus, its impact on our dominant planet can make us question our own realities.

Pluto
As the last planet in this series, Pluto is known to be the farthest from the Sun. In consequence, this planet is the slowest moving and coldest. Thus, its effect is often on the long-term side and is generally directed to our overall direction. Paying attention to this planet and what it has to say will generally impact us in the most unique way.
For its function, the planet Pluto is known to be responsible for our transformation. Meaning, this celestial body determines how we will cope with change and despair, both of which are understood to be inevitable in one’s existence. For instance, with the death of a family member, this event usually shapes us or breaks us. Like a crisis, it can either improve our overall actions and outlook or diminish such.
As for its movement, this planet changes every 12 to 15 years. With that, it is the slowest moving planet, often signifying a significant shift in our lives.
Finally, the planet Pluto is strongly associated with Scorpio. Representing qualities of contemplation, transformation, and progression, this planet represents one’s desire to transcend the physical and the mundane. Furthermore, it is also understood to be associated with birth, death, and the subconscious mind.

Inversely, its negative qualities are the natural consequences of its strength. Generally, this planet can cause us to become anti-social and even rebellious. Thus, its impact on our dominant planet can change the way we perceive our own reality.

Final Word
By being able to grasp the meaning of each planet and how it can possibly impact your life, you’ll be able to live it out in accordance with the universe. More often than not, things can seemingly work against us simply because we are not aligned with what the world has set for us.
As such, the way to go is to be mindful of planetary movements. In doing so, it will be easier for you to go with the tide. For instance, you’ll be able to execute your plans in critical areas of your life with better timing and rhythm. This will be crucial not only in your daily choices but also in your overall direction.
Through this E-book, we hope to have imparted some essential information that can help you achieve more in life. Always remember that as planets move, we are also running. This ensures a cosmic balance, something that we need to respect and abide by.

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Laura Zukerman

Owner and Founder At The Goddess Bibles A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

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