Planet tattoo designs are very popular among astronomy lovers and astrology fans. They are a way to express the interest in outer space and the influence of celestial bodies on human personality.
In astrology (where the Moon and the Sun are considered planets), each Zodiac sign has a ruling planet (or two), and that sign will exhibit the traits and qualities of the planet that governs it.
The Sun rules Leo being the masculine part of the personality representing all male figures (father, husband, leader). It is a star of warmth, life, and light, emphasizing courage, loyalty, nobleness, and generosity, but also pride and irascibility.
The Moon governs Cancer and is complementary to the Sun, representing the feminine part of the personality: the unconscious, emotions, and sensitivity.
Mercury rules Virgo and Gemini and symbolizes intellectual capacity, thought process, comprehension and learning abilities, and all intellectual activities in general.
Venus rules Taurus and Libra and is associated with love, beauty, well-being, and gentleness. Mars rules Aries and represents virility, action, courage, and boldness.
Jupiter rules Sagittarius and Pisces (along with Neptune) and symbolizes abundance, warmth, blossoming, good luck and self-confidence.
Saturn rules Capricorn and Aquarius (along with Uranus) and represents wise men, the elderly, scientists, and knowledgeable persons.
Uranus rules Aquarius and represents inventors, eccentric or mentally ill people, and revolutionaries.
Neptune rules Pisces and represents dreamers, psychics, magicians, and purveyors of illusions.
Pluto rules Scorpio and represents dictators, sadists, violent, instinctive and powerful persons, as well as hidden and mysterious forces.
The most popular and desirable planet tattoo is Saturn, admired for the prominent and spectacular “rings” that surrounds the planet.
Speaking of planet tattoos let’s not forget Earth, our beautiful home of which you can see gorgeous tattoo ideas here. Also, if you are an astronomy enthusiast and want to show it through a tattoo, we recommend you to check these amazing Solar System tattoos.