Astronomical symbols/glyphs representing the Sun, Moon, and planets, along with the Earth, in Western astrology.
Many astrologers have been interested in the area of mundane or political astrology, including the noted British astrologer Charles Carter who proposed that specific areas of life and politics can be correlated to each of the planets.
In general, the following associations of areas of society with each of the planets are generally accepted by most astrologers:
Sun : Supreme authority in the State (the President/Prime Minister/Chancellor). Eclipses often signify the death or displacement of the head of state. National character and identity, major events, overall Weltanschauung.
Moon : The population, the popular mood; national security needs, basic necessities, women's issues, agriculture.
Mercury : News media and the Press, literature, all schools leading up to higher education; the post office and means of communication; political speeches, opinion polls, transportation.
Venus : Sufferers, disease, arrogance, defeat in war, death, anger, jealousy.
Mars : The armed forces and police; violent crime, war, industrial concerns; when associated with Uranus may cause explosions, terrorism; with Neptune, treachery. Divisive elements in society.
Jupiter : Clergy and churches, religion, judges, law and court system, higher education, prosperity, publishing, banking, insurance; the 'upper classes'; philanthropic institutions (especially in association with Neptune).
Saturn : Property, the system of government, institutions and bureaucracy, economy, conservatism, infrastructure, law, control.
Uranus : Administration, revolutions, progressive or radical movements, countercultures; power in its physical sense - electrical and nuclear, new technology, innovation.
Neptune : The arts, glamor, hope, idealism, covert actions, socialism; hospitals, charitable institutions; the navy. Under affiction associated with muddle, fraud, crime, scandal; brewing and alcohol, drugs; chemicals, footwear.
Pluto : Financial or political power, factions, big business, nuclear energy, mines; criminal detection, but under affliction the criminal underworld, death, catastrophes, dictators.
Ceres : Native needs to feel loved and nurtured, the reproductive issues of an adult woman, pregnancy, family bonds and relationships. Deals with grief, worry, negative emotions and places of perceived imprisonment.