Astrology Symbols ☿ ♆ β™‹ πŸŒ›

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Here's a complete list of astrology and astronomy symbols in Unicode 9 (released in 2016).

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™“

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

Dwarf Planets

PLUTO ♇, CERES ⚳, PALLAS ⚴, JUNO ⚡, VESTA ⚢, CHIRON ⚷
OPHIUCHUS β›Ž, COMET β˜„, BLACK MOON LILITH ⚸

Position (Aspects)

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

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 ♀became the female sign. It came from the shape of a hand mirror. Venus is the Roman goddess of sex, from Greek's Aphrodite. See also: the Story of Cupid and Psyche.

The symbol for Mars β™‚ became male sign. It came from shield and spear. Mars is god of war in Roman mythology (from Greek's Ares).

Today, Pluto ♇ is no longer considered a planet, but a dwarf planet, alone with other dwarf planets discovered recently. One of them is Eris (dwarf planet), but it doesn't have agreed-upon sign, and no Unicode symbol dedicated to it. (Eris is goddess of strife. She tossed a golden apple with inscription β€œfor the most beautiful” in the midst of the feast of the gods at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis as a prize of beauty, thus sparking a vanity-fueled dispute among goddesses Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite that eventually led to the Trojan War. )

The BLACK MOON LILITH ⚸ is a hypothetical moon proposed in 1918 by astrologer Walter Gorn Old. It's not recognized in astronomy today or in the past. Though, there is a asteroid named 1181 Lilith.

Lilith is a figure in Jewish mythology, a β€œnight monster”. Lilith

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

Is Pluto a planet? by CGP Grey.

Venus and Mars Symbol Origin

venus symbol origin 08306 mars symbol origin 43615
γ€” A High-School Astronomy By Hiram Mattison. At https://books.google.ch/books?id=HocEAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA32〕

A High-School Astronomy: in which the DESCRIPTIVE, PHYSICAL, AND PRACTICAL ARE COMBINED, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE WANTS OF ACADEMIES AND SEMINARIES OF LEARNING. By Hiram Mattison, A.M. late professor of natural philosophy and astronomy in the fallex? seminary. 1857

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