PLEASE NOTE: The third party service we use to display the current planet positions requires technical updates in order to display the current planets chart properly. Until they update their system, we are unable to provide this service; at this time, the chart does not display here (which is why it appears below as a blank space). We will update this page when a new version is available.
Check the astrology current planet positions at any moment with our handy chart, which also includes the Moon’s current phase and details on the next full or new Moon:
Chart Updates In Real Time!
The Current Planets Position chart shows exactly where the planets are, and it updates in real time whenever you refresh your browser. This annotated graphic of the chart shows you how to read it:
Here are some more tips for making the most of this planetary information as you explore your astrology:
- Take note if a given planet is in the same sign and degree as a planet in your birth chart. In that case, the energy of the transiting planet will create a powerful effect by combining its energies with those of the birth planet.
- You can find out about any planet listed here in the Find Out More About Your Zodiac Sign section. For the Sun, read about Leo; for the Moon, read about Cancer; for Mercury, read about Gemini and Virgo; for Venus, read about Taurus and Libra; for Mars, read about Aries; for Jupiter, read about Sagittarius; for Saturn, read about Capricorn; for Uranus, read about Aquarius; for Neptune, read about Pisces; and for Pluto, read about Scorpio.
- The time is given as “UT,” which means universal time. It’s the same time as Greenwich Mean Time, which is named for Greenwich, England (the reference point for time keeping, located at 0 degree of longitude). The time is exact at the moment you access this page; the time and planetary data update whenever you refresh your browser.
- The first column lists all the major planets, followed by the second column, which shows the planets’ exact location to the degree and minute within a particular zodiac sign. The last column tells you the current planets astrology signs.
- If you see a backward “R” in between the degree and minute column and the column showing the zodiac sign, that means the planet labeled as such is retrograde. (Meaning that it appears to be moving backward in the sky, from our perspective on Earth.) Find out more about retrograde planets – what they mean, how to make the most of these introspective periods – in our Mercury retrograde section.
Find Out More About The Planets
To find out more about any of the planets, go to the Find Out More About Your Zodiac Sign page elsewhere on this site.
Also, see the Zodiac Signs and Planet Symbols tables and the Find Out More About The Planets And Signs section on our free birth chart page for tips on what to do next to begin understanding the planets, the symbols, and your personal astrology.