Planetary Joy - Finding Happy Planets in Your Chart


What is planetary joy? Planetary joy describes the placement of the planets in a birth chart, where they have a strong affinity. This gives the planet the power to fully express itself. Each planet (from the Sun to Saturn) have one house where they have their joy. The outer planets have no particular affiliation to any of the houses in this way, as the system was composed long before they were discovered.


The Sun finds its joy in the ninth house of the birth chart. The Sun is a diurnal (daytime) planet and so happily sits above the horizon. The Sun is our light and finds itself shining in the house of faith.


The Moon finds her joy in the house opposite the Sun, in the third house. This house is said to be the house of the goddess. The Moon is a nocturnal (nighttime) planet and so comfortable sits below the horizon in the realm of darkness.