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If you have a planet in your birth chart in conjunction to one of your four important angles, it can override a lot of things. You will identify very strongly with this planet. This planet’s characteristics will likely overpower those of your Sun sign. This is one more reason why people don’t act like their Sun sign.
The four important angles (aka points) are the Ascendant, Midheaven (Medium Coeli, or M.C. for short), Descendant, and Nadir (Imum Coeli, or I.C. for short). These four points are important because they are points of intersection in space — intersections between your personal chart and the celestial sphere. This is where you and Earth collide. This is where you enter and meet the Earth in this life.
The angles are highly sensitive points. When anything touches them, you feel it strongly. When a transiting planet makes a conjunction to one of your angles, events related to the angle are inevitable. For example, a Saturn or Venus transit to your Midheaven will undoubtedly affect your public image or your career.
We may, or may not, notice transits to our natal planets, but we always notice transit conjunctions to our natal angles.
In your birth chart, when a planet is in conjunction to any one of the angles, it will color your whole personality. You’ll behave, to a large extent, with the characteristics of that planet. Those characteristics will be more publicly evident than those of your Sun sign.
If you’ve ever noticed a person that acts absolutely nothing like their Sun sign, this may be the reason (or this). That person may very well have a planet in conjunction to an angle, and this would overpower their Sun sign qualities.
It’s not that the Sun sign disappears, nor that the Sun sign is invalid. Rather, the added influence of the planet conjunct to an angle is so strong that it just ends up more pronounced than the Sun sign.
It’s like a chocolate-covered banana. The banana is like the Sun sign. Now, take that banana and dip the whole thing in chocolate. The “dipping in chocolate” is like the planet which is in conjunction to an angle. See, the banana is still a banana, underneath. But, now, the chocolate is what we see. If you touch the banana, you will not get banana on you; you’ll get chocolate on you. When the banana looks in the mirror, it just sees chocolate.
So, the Sun sign would still define the “core needs” of the individual. A person with a planet in conjunction to an angle would still have the basic needs of their Sun sign, but they would act out like the planet which conjuncts their angle.
If the planet making a conjunction to your angle is Mars, we call you a Martian or a Mars-type person. If the planet is Venus, we call you a Venusian or a Venus-type person. If it’s the Sun, we call you a show-off. (Just kidding, about that last one.)
Below are some common characteristics of the different planet types.
Planet-type Descriptions For People
Solar people or Sun-type people are warm, generous, vivacious, full of life, pleasant, good leaders, confident, and creative on good days. On bad days, Sun-types can be egotistical, strong-willed, arrogant, bossy, and self-centered.
The motto for Sun-types: “I am.”
Lunar people or Moon-type people are adaptable, sensitive, understanding, perceptive, receptive, intuitive, caring, and nurturing on good days. On bad days, Moon-types can be very moody, inconstant, changeable, overly emotional, melodramatic, and feel sorry for themselves.
The motto for Moon-types: “I feel.”
Mercurial people or Mercury-type people are thinkers, communicators, masters of versatility, masters of expression, quick-witted, intelligent, clever, persuasive, effervescent, energetic, brilliant, and have a sharp/quick mind on good days. On bad days, Mercury-types can be restless, high-strung, anxious, critical, sarcastic, argumentative, deceitful, tricksters, swindlers, sly, and have a nervous tic.
The motto for Mercury-types: “I think.”
Venusians or Venus-type people are affectionate, graceful, charming, tactful, diplomatic, friendly, attractive, and have sex-appeal on good days. On bad days, Venus-types can be pliant (bending too easily, taking the easy way out), self-indulgent, lazy, jealous, envious, lustful, overly flirtatious, and unfaithful.
The motto for Venus-types: “I love.”
Martians or Mars-types always take the initiative. They turn ideas into action. They have a healthy dose of assertiveness, vitality, energy, heated passion, and ambition on good days. On bad days, Mars-type people are prone to anger, harshness, destructive violence, impulsive behavior, combativeness and every kind of cruelty.
The motto for Mars-types: “I act.”
Jupiterians or Jupiter-type people are benevolent, kind, charitable, wise, moral, spiritual/philosophical and have an urge for self-improvement on good days. On bad days, Jupiter-types can be conceited, self-righteousness, excessive, over-indulgent, squandering, exaggerated, superficial, “preachy,” and bigoted. However, even on bad days, they learn when they’re wrong, and they always “land on their feet.”
The motto for Jupiter-types: “I grow.”
Saturnine people or Saturn-type people are organized, disciplined, responsible, orderly, have a strong understanding of organized systems, and have a strong sense of duty on good days. On bad days, Saturn-types can be selfish, cold, morose, depressed, and pessimistic.
The motto for Saturn-types: “I achieve.”
Uranians or Uranus-type people are original, unique, different, shocking, creative, geniuses, mad scientists, versatile, and independent on good days. On bad days, Uranians can be rebellious, eccentric, deviant, and abnormal. On all days, Uranian-types demand freedom to march to their own drumbeat. (Note that the rest of the planets orbit like a spinning top, or like a spinning basketball, but Uranus is the only one that orbits on its side like a rolling ball.)
The motto for Uranus-types: “I evolve.”
Neptunians or Neptune-type people are idealistic, abstract, imaginative, impressionable, sensitive, inspiring, compassionate, receptive, serving, and spiritual healers on good days. They’re masters of taking the intangible and abstract and making them real. Whether the intangible/abstract is art, music, dance, film, math, poetry, or computer code, they give it form and make it real so that it inspires others. On bad days, Neptune-type people are prone to be vague, illusive, cloudy, unreal, confused, delusional, get lost in a foggy world of fantasy and dreams, and escape reality through various methods.
The motto for Neptune-types: “I dream.”
Plutonians or Pluto-type people are transformational, transcendent, regenerative, deep, mysterious, psychologists, and healers on good days. On bad days, Pluto-type people are prone to recklessness, turning things upside down, mental obsession, obsessive desires, compulsion, and emotional repression. Some Plutonians are suffering, tormented souls.
The motto for Pluto-types: “I empower.”