Astrology is a complicated and in-depth science that makes heavy use of symbols. While it is not necessary to learn astrology symbols to understand the science, they can be helpful.
A symbol is basically a condensed packet of information. Communicating with symbols, such as with pictures or paintings, allows artists and esotericists to convey complicated meanings that are only relevant to the people who understand the symbols themselves.y
Symbols also communicate directly with the human subconscious, which only knows how to communicate with imagery. As such, symbolism is one of the most powerful ways to connect with your psyche.
Basic Astrology Symbols
There are too many astrology symbols to list, but here are some descriptions of the most common astrology symbols.
Astrology Symbols of the Zodiac
These signs represent different Zodiac signs.
- Aries, the ram, is symbolized by the face and horns of a ram which can also be seen as two ovaries.
- Taurus, the bull, is a circle with two lines poking out diagonally from the top: the face and horns of a bull.
- Gemini, the twins, is symbolized by two parallel lines attached by curved lines on both the top and the bottom representing companionship.
- Cancer, the crab, is a symbol that looks like a 6 and 9 circling each other. This represents a balance of spiritual and material connection.
- Leo, the lion, is symbolized by the cosmic snake: a circle with a long tail coming from it. Some consider this to be the lion’s head and mane.
- Virgo, the virgin, is derived from several Greek letters which mean virgin.
- Libra, the scale, is symbolized by a line with an omega symbol above it.
- Scorpio, the scorpion, is what looks like an m with an arrow pointing out from the right prong. This represents the stinger of a scorpion.
- Sagitarrius, the centaur or the archer, is the symbol of an arrow.
- Capricorn, the goat, is the body and head of a goat with the tail of a fish.
- Aquarius, the waterbearer, a symbol of two parallel waves of water.
- Pisces, the fish – two opposing curved lines connected by one straight line, symbolizing two fish tied together swimming in opposing directions.
Other Symbols to Consider
The above Zodiac symbols are just a few of the symbols astrologers employ. Other symbols you may want to learn more about include:
- Symbols of the Aspects
- Planetary symbols
- Symbols of the various Metals employed in alchemy
- Symbols of the Lunar Phases
Learning to understand all of these symbols allows you to convey complicated and complex information to others with the mere use of a few symbols.
Astrology is a fantastic science. And symbols are a fantastic form of communication. Learning astrology symbols helps you better understand astrology.
There are many different astrology symbols. But how do you employ these symbols? One way to practice is to learn your natal chart. Various websites provide informative natal charts that you can use.
You may also want to learn an astrology chart. Learn as much as you can, and learn the symbols. This way, you’ll be able to share your knowledge with others.