The sun determines your ego, identity, and "role" in life. It's the core of who you are, and is the sign you're most likely to already know. Your Sun is in Leo, meaning you are fundamentally bold and proud. You love attention and to be cared for. You pay it back in kind with your charm and your ability to make people feel better when they're blue. You know what your skills are and how to use them. It's in your fourth house, meaning you feel the need to distinguish yourself from others through your home and family.
Your ascendant is the "mask" you present to people. It can be seen in your personal style and how you come off to people when you first meet. Some say it becomes less relevant as you get older. It changes every two hours, so if it doesn't make sense, text your mom to confirm your birth time. Your Ascendant is in Taurus, meaning you come across as highly attuned to practical and material matters, especially pleasure and hedonism. But that same materiality gives people the impression that you are reliable, settled, sensible, and deliberate, though sometimes stubborn.
The moon rules your emotions, moods, and feelings. This is likely the sign you most think of yourself as, since it reflects your personality when you're alone or deeply comfortable. Your Moon is in Aries, meaning your emotional self is independent, energetic, and enthusiastic. You have a tendency to feel inadequate and overcompensate just because failure is a possibility. It's in your eleventh house, meaning you find security and safety through your friendships, social life, and social status.
Mercury determines how you communicate, talk, think, and process information. It also indicates how you learn. It is the mind's planet. Your Mercury is in Virgo, meaning your intellect is analytical, precise, and diligent. Your unbiased sense of logic can make you seem a bit clinical—you have a tendency to be nitpicky and point out what's wrong rather than what's right. You're a planner and pay attention to the details. It's in your fourth house, meaning you are curious about and inclined to analyze how to take care of people and what feels like home.
Venus determines how and what you love. It indicates how you express affection and the qualities you're attracted to. Your Venus is in Libra, meaning your romantic side is idealistic and eager-to-please. You want an equitable relationship, and you're willing to make compromises to get there. You can be a little self-obsessed, and may have trouble being realistic or loyal in your relationships. It's in your fifth house, meaning that for you, love is often expressed in romance, self-expression, creativity, and pleasure.
Mars is the planet of aggression. It determines how you assert yourself, take action, and the energy that surrounds you—particularly in your sex life, your ambitiousness, and when you're angry. Your Mars is in Scorpio, meaning you assert yourself in a way that is serious and incisive, and you push things forward with passion and intensity. Once you decide you want to do something, you don't hold back. It's in your ninth house, meaning you put a lot of energy into philosophy, faith, education, politics, and travel.
One of the two social planets, Jupiter rules idealism, optimism, and expansion. It's also very philosophical. Your Jupiter is in Aquarius, meaning you grow and find understanding through detached analysis and intellectual pursuits. It's in your twelfth house, meaning you find success through privacy, secrets, and introspection.
The other social planet, Saturn rules responsibility, restrictions, limits, boundaries, fears, and self-discipline. Your Saturn is in Aries, meaning you struggle with aggression, impatience, defensiveness, hastiness, and conceit. It's in your second house, meaning you have had difficulties with money and material possessions.
Uranus stays in each sign for seven years, meaning it rules a generation more than a person. It rules innovation, rebellion, and progress. Your Uranus is in Aquarius, meaning other generations are shocked by your generation's unconventionality, intellectuality, and detachedness. It's in your twelfth house, meaning that for you, this manifests in rebelling against dated expectations about privacy, secrets, and introspection.
Neptune stays in each sign for around fourteen years, meaning it rules a generation more than a person. It rules dreams, imagination, and the unconscious. Your Neptune is in Capricorn, meaning your entire generation finds inspiration through hard work, responsibility, seriousness, and ambition. It's in your twelfth house, meaning that for you, this manifests in your ideal—verging on unrealistic and impractical—about privacy, secrets, and introspection.
Pluto stays in each sign for up to thirty years, meaning it rules a generation more than a person. It rules power, intensity, obsession, and control. Your Pluto is in Sagittarius, meaning your generation's psyche is comparatively positive, free-spirited, curious, optimistic, forward-looking, independent, and confident. It's in your ninth house, meaning you personally are transforming outdated forms of meaning through philosophy, faith, education, politics, and travel.