Social Planets

Social planets, Jupiter and Saturn, represent an individual’s connection to the public. as well as organizations established for the forward progression of society and culture, such as governments and religions. These planets stand inbetween what is personal and what is transpersonal or otherworldly.


Represents: Faith. Positivism. Hope. Mercy. Goodwill. Morality. Aspirations. Optimism. Overindulgence. It indicates how one’s faith, generosity, and tolerance will be expressed and what type of activity will stimulate wisdom and self-confidence.

Day: Thursday               

Type: Benefic. Social planet.

Orbit Cycle: 12 years.

Retrograde Cycle: About every 13 months lasting for about 4 months. 

Rulerships: Jupiter rules the zodiac sign of Sagittarius and Pisces. Detriment in Gemini and Virgo. Fall in Capricorn.

Sect: Diurnal

Tarot Correspondences: Major Arcana, the Wheel of Fortune. 


Represents: Limitations. Parameters. Structure. Commitments. Boundaries. Patience. Self-restraint. Authority figures. It indicates themes of responsibility and self-discipline, resourcefulness and conservation of material resources.

Day: Saturday                

Type: Malefic. Social planet. 

Orbit Cycle: About 29 years.

Retrograde Cycle: About every 13 months lasting for about 4 to 5 months. 

Rulerships: Saturn rules the zodiac sign of Capricorn and Aquarius. Exalted in Libra. Detriment in Cancer. Fall in Aries.

Sect: Nocturnal

Tarot Correspondences: Major Arcana, the World.