# Astronomical symbols

**Astronomical symbols** are symbols used to represent various celestial objects, theoretical constructs and observational events. The modern symbols are as follows:

## Miscellaneous symbols

name | symbol | unicode |
---|---|---|

comet | ☄ | U+2604 |

Sun | ☉ | U+2609 |

ascending node | ☊ | U+260A |

descending node | ☋ | U+260B |

conjunction | ☌ | U+260C |

opposition | ☍ | U+260D |

## Symbols of planets

name | symbol | unicode |
---|---|---|

first quarter Moon | ☽ | U+263D |

last quarter Moon | ☾ | U+263E |

Mercury | ☿ | U+263F |

Venus | ♀ | U+2640 |

Earth | ♁ | U+2641 |

Mars | ♂ | U+2642 |

Jupiter | ♃ | U+2643 |

Saturn | ♄ | U+2644 |

Uranus | ♅ | U+2645 |

Neptune | ♆ | U+2646 |

Pluto | ♇ | U+2647 |

The Neptune sign is a trident, and the sign for Pluto derives from the initials of Percival Lowell.

## Zodiacal symbols

name | translation | symbol | unicode |
---|---|---|---|

Aries | ram | ♈ | U+2648 |

Taurus | bull | ♉ | U+2649 |

Gemini | twins | ♊ | U+264A |

Cancer | crab | ♋ | U+264B |

Leo | lion | ♌ | U+264C |

Virgo | virgin | ♍ | U+264D |

Libra | scale | ♎ | U+264E |

Scorpio | scorpion | ♏ | U+264F |

Sagittarius | archer | ♐ | U+2650 |

Capricorn | sea-goat | ♑ | U+2651 |

Aquarius | waterbearer | ♒ | U+2652 |

Pisces | fish | ♓ | U+2653 |