Unicode Astrology Astronomy Symbols ☿ ♆ β™‹ πŸŒ™ πŸŒ› 🌝 🌞

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Unicode symbols for ancient astronomy and astrology.

Sun

β˜€ ☼ β˜‰ 🌞

Moon

NEW MOON SYMBOL πŸŒ‘, WAXING CRESCENT MOON SYMBOL πŸŒ’, FIRST QUARTER MOON SYMBOL πŸŒ“, WAXING GIBBOUS MOON SYMBOL πŸŒ”, FULL MOON SYMBOL πŸŒ•, WANING GIBBOUS MOON SYMBOL πŸŒ–, LAST QUARTER MOON SYMBOL πŸŒ—, WANING CRESCENT MOON SYMBOL 🌘

CRESCENT MOON πŸŒ™, IRST QUARTER MOON ☽, AST QUARTER MOON ☾, FIRST QUARTER MOON WITH FACE πŸŒ›, LAST QUARTER MOON WITH FACE 🌜, FULL MOON WITH FACE 🌝, NEW MOON WITH FACE 🌚

Planets

MERCURY ☿, FEMALE SIGN ♀, EARTH ♁, CIRCLED PLUS βŠ•, MALE SIGN β™‚, JUPITER ♃, SATURN β™„, URANUS β™…, ASTRONOMICAL SYMBOL FOR URANUS β›’, NEPTUNE ♆

Dwarf Planets

PLUTO ♇, CERES ⚳, PALLAS ⚴, JUNO ⚡, VESTA ⚢, CHIRON ⚷

OPHIUCHUS β›Ž, COMET β˜„, BLACK MOON LILITH ⚸

ASCENDING NODE ☊, DESCENDING NODE β˜‹, CONJUNCTION ☌, OPPOSITION ☍

Zodiac

ARIES β™ˆ, TAURUS ♉, GEMINI β™Š, CANCER β™‹, LEO β™Œ, VIRGO ♍, LIBRA β™Ž, SCORPIUS ♏, SAGITTARIUS ♐, CAPRICORN β™‘, AQUARIUS β™’, PISCES β™“

Astrology

SEXTILE ⚹, QUINCUNX ⚻, SEMISEXTILE ⚺, SESQUIQUADRATE ⚼

some interesting notes

Note that there are 2 symbols for earth: {♁, βŠ•} The one with up-side-down female sign is probably because earth was associated with Gaia (mythology), the Greek goddess of earth. That's why we say β€œmother earth”.

The symbol for Venus ♀is the same as the female sign. It represents a hand mirror. Venus is the Roman goddess borrowed from Greek's Aphrodite, the goddess of sex. That's her mirror, she needs it. See also: the Story of Cupid and Psyche.

For Mars β™‚, it's a shield and spear, but of course.

Today, Pluto ♇ is no longer considered a planet, but a dwarf planet, alone with other dwarf planet discovered recently. One of them is Eris (dwarf planet), but it doesn't have agreed-upon sign, and no Unicode symbol dedicated to it. Some proposed symbol for Eris is two colliding arrows, for example, →← or ⇒⇐, sometimes used in math for Proof by contradiction. See: Hand of Eris.

The BLACK MOON LILITH ⚸ is interesting. It is not a astronomical body, but something cooked up by astrologists, claiming it's the second moon of earth. For some reason, it got a spot in Unicode. Though, there is a asteroid called 1181 Lilith.

Today, scientific publication of astronomy don't use these symbols.

Is Pluto a planet? by CGP Grey.
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