Check the current planet positions at any moment with our handy chart:
What The Symbols Mean
Current Planets Chart Updates In Real Time
The Current Planets chart shows exactly where the planets are, and it updates in real time whenever you refresh your browser.
How Knowing The Current Planet Positions Can Help You
Here are some tips for making the most of this planetary information:
- 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/GMT,” 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 and second columns list all the major planets’ symbols and names, followed by the third 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’ declination, that is, their location either north or south of the celestial equator.
- If you see a lower case “r” to the immediate right of a planet’s zodiac sign position information, 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.