What Is A Stellium?

stellium.jpgSometimes the planets bunch up together in the sky. When this happens, you usually hear about it on the news. Babies are born during these times. If you are one of them, then you have a “stellium” in your chart.

People who have stelliums in their charts have a focus on one sign or house. This explains how you can meet a Pisces who acts like a Leo!

You look at the chart and see the Sun in Pisces but the Moon, Mars and Jupiter and ascendant are all in Leo. You have your explanation right there!

A stellium generally refers to threeΒ or more planets in one sign in a chart.

Do you have a stellium in your chart?



What Is A Stellium? — 99 Comments

  1. Does it matter how close the planets are to one another?
    I have Sun, Mercury, Venus and Chiron in Gemini but my Sun is far enough behind to be in the preceding house…

  2. Yep! I’ve got Sun, Mercury, Mars, Pluto, and Uranus all in Libra, with all of those but the Sun being in the 8th House. Not sure what that means, but there ya go! πŸ˜€

  3. Libra… Mars, Ascendant, Saturn, Pluto. They’re spread out for the most part, as I don’t have Mars/Saturn or Saturn/Pluto conjunct by normal orb rules.

  4. Thanks! I was just thinking of that today and told myself I’d find out. You got to it before me. πŸ˜‰
    Libra in Jupiter, Saturn & Pluto. (gonna sooner or later learn what all this means)

  5. Mercury, Neptune conjuct midheaven in Libra, 10th house, also Venus, later in Libra, tenth house. And there’s an opposition of the moon to the Neptune cluster. So what does it all mean? This is the long axis of the kite shape in my chart, with Neptune et al at the apex. A career as a shape-shifter?

  6. Yup. Mars-Venus-Pluto in Libra.
    I’ve noticed that almost all of my close friends have stelliums, too, though I don’t know what that means about me. *lol*

  7. Yes, in Libra. Mercury, Venus, Mars and Pluto all within 9 degrees. Merc/8th, Pluto/9th cusp and Venus/Mars/9th. Pluto rules my NN, MC and 11th house! The “iron fist in a velvet glove”-thing they say about Libra is very true for me, even if the stellium is tempered by a sextile to Neptune/12th. (Sun/Virgo/8th). One of my most visible roles is teaching and learning (right and wrong) by example. When I get it wrong, I’m promptly punished – just like Jeff Green writes about the 9th house Pluto;)

  8. WOW – I have my kids charts handy so I can better understand them, and the two that were born in 92 and 93, 13 months apart both have MOON, URANUS AND NEPTUNE CONJUNCT IN CAPRICORN.

  9. do other things count like, chiron, part of fortune, nodes? or just the planets sun thru pluto

    I’d consider Chiron, note the node, not note the part of fortune.

    In other words Mecury, Venus and the node is no stellium! We’re looking for BODIES here.

    • Elsa, I have my sun, moon, mercury and black moon lilith in the 11th house. does black moon count in a stellium? any clue what this would mean for me?

  10. “We’re looking for BODIES here.” OK I see.

    My oldest son has a stellium, uranus,mars, neptune in sag/9th. Even though his sun is libra, is he going to think like a sag or come across like a sag?

  11. I have a stellium in the 6th house.

    Sun, Moon, Saturn, Neptune, Mercury, Uranus.

    I have no idea what that means. Except maybe that I worry A WHOLE LOT. I also overanalyze EVERYTHING to the point that it worries me.

  12. I have two and they square one another. Sun, Mercury and Jupiter (and NN) in Gemini and Mars, Pluto and Uranus in Virgo. I am very focused on being distracted in two different directions. Whee! πŸ™‚

  13. Moon, Venus, Jupiter & Uranus in Libra in the 6th. I have Pluto in the 6th but its in Virgo. Mercury is ALSO in the 6th but its sign is Scorpio. My 6th house is just packed lol.

    Now I do have Mercury, Sun and Neptune in Scorpio, but theyre spread between two houses 6th & 7th.

  14. I have Sun, Mercury, and Pluto in Libra (in 4th) but I don’t know, my overall chart is so splashy that I never think of this group as a stellium. Maybe it’s the house placement?

    Now BECCA has a stellium going on. I feel ya and I would never do that to you, Becca. πŸ™‚

  15. I have a 4-planet stellium in House 10 in Sagittarius. My Scorp Sun is in House 9, which is ruled by Sagittarius.

    In my progressed chart, my Sun has moved to Sag.

  16. LC: I know a guy with stelliums in Pisces and Virgo, so it can happen. Everything opposes each other in his chart (I think he has a random Aries moon and that’s it). I think it’s a pretty ugly thing to deal with.

  17. Jennifer, I don’t know that I’d agree it’s necessarily ugly to deal with. One of the things I learned from Elsa was that my Virgo bunch of planets means I also have a lot of Pisces energy, although I didn’t really own most of it before. Not to say it may not be challenging, ’cause it can. But as I’ve started to look for more ways to acknowledge both types of energy openly, it’s become easier for me.

    And I appreciate the clarification, because I had wondered if only personal planets count, but sounds like the outer bodies count, too. So I can vouch a stellium in Virgo. πŸ™‚

  18. no.
    my kiddo has a doozy in leo, though (especially if you count the ascendant.) and a smaller one in cancer.
    and can i ever tell!

  19. “Do you have a stellium in your chart?”

    I have two tighly packed stellia – Moon, Mars, Uranus & Pluto, third house, opposed by Chiron, Saturn, Venus & Sun, ninth house.

    Jennifer said: “I think it’s a pretty ugly thing to deal with.”

    Yeah, it can be, but since it’s the 3rd and 9th houses, I learn a lot! It’s like living on a teeter-totter… and sometimes the person on the other side just jumps off and leaves you to crash to the ground! Or… you feel like the wimpiest, most indecisive Libra that ever lived (sorry Libras!). It’s stressful and finding ways out of the stress can be interesting.

  20. “Is it still a stellium if it spans two signs (same house)”

    I suppose one of them is a stellium in a sign, the other is stellium in a house but since the term ‘stellium” refers to 3 or more planets in a sign I would call one a “stellium in Libra” and the other, “a packed 7th house”.

    Others may understand otherwise. This is just one of those things.

  21. I have 2 cousins who are both very pregnant. One has a scheduled c-section in a few weeks (falling under Aquarius). I worked up a preliminary chart for the new arrival and he will definitely have a stellium in Aquarius.

    The other baby, who should come a few weeks later, will also probably fall under the stellium but with the Sun in Pisces.

  22. Well I have venus in Aquarius and I’m Aquarius rising, but I guess that doesn’t constitute a stellium. I have Sadge in my 10th (midheaven?)and 11th houses and in Neptune. But is that a stellium?

    I think I’m just way quirky!

  23. So.. ok. Huh. I’m looking at a stellium in Leo then with mars, mercury, venus and the sun, and also a “packed first house” how interesting…

  24. wow, a lot of people have stelliums!

    I have Sun, Uranus, Mercury, Moon in Sag in the 6th. Pluto and Saturn are in the 5th, and Neptune Venus Jupiter are in 7th – so almost my entire chart is squished into 3 houses.

  25. I have Sun, Moon, Mercury and Jupiter all in Aquarius……yeah O and I Have Venus, Mars and my Lilth in Aries


  26. β€œIs it still a stellium if it spans two signs (same house)”

    In my opinion yes.

    ‘A Stellium refers to three or more Planets that form a series of Conjunctions in an astrological chart, regardless of whether the Planets span into two Houses or if they are in different Signs or the same Sign. Whatever the combination may be, their combined energies create a particular focus, making a Stellium deserving of attention.’

  27. I have Saturn, Sun, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury and Pluto, all in 7th house (Libra Ascedent). Do not know whether they are beneficial or a desaster for me, but I always try to balance my relationships. My birth day is 8 Nov 1982 (A Scorpio with Libra Ascedent). Can somebody research and let me know what the chart says about me….? I am worried….

  28. “I’d consider Chiron, note the node, not note the part of fortune.”

    I’m really glad I took a look at this post again, thanks for pulling it up. I guess I have a stellium in 5th House Taurus

    Pleasure seeker, yes I do relate to that!

  29. Yes, I think I have. Mars, Saturn & Pluto in Libra. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? With what is happening to my life right now, I think this is not a good thing. Sucks.

  30. By the way, I can see my jupiter is in scorpio but it is very near with pluto, mars and saturn that it is in libra. anybody knows what this means?

  31. Cool, I just realized I have a stellium in Sagittarius with ASC, Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune. When I think about it, I suffer from foot in the mouth syndrome more than I’d like to admit!! But overall I really relate to understanding psychology and religion (I once said I wanted to start my OWN religion at a job interview! lol) feeling unrestricted, and dreaming of living in a place that is unlike where I am now… My step mom once told me when I was really young that Sagittarius was a beautiful creature in the sky, half man, half horse with an archers bow and arrow ready to stake their claim… I remember this being an odd statement at the time but maybe she was on to something πŸ˜‰

  32. I have a Stellium in Cancer. My Sun, Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Midheaven & Chiron are in Cancer. I’m such a watery crab that it’s ridiculous =)

  33. Thank you Elsa!
    Should have added that Stellium is in Virgo & currently trining 9th House-transiting Jupiter in Taurus & 5th House-
    transiting Pluto in Capricorn.

  34. My Drama queen mom has:
    5th house stellium, main actors are Venus, Uranus, Ceres, Merc, Eros.
    Leo Sun, Pluto, Saturn.

    She is all about Emotional Drama! the stellium hits cancer with Merc, Ceres, Eros.


  35. My ex has Sun/Merc/Pallas exact conjunct as well as Venus and Pluto (conj. NN) in Libra. I call him mega Libra, and yes he works in politics. My friend has the stellium pictured above (Merc, Venus, Sun, Moon plus Saturn) in Gemini. I find the focused energy of stellium people so fascinating. My progressed chart has a stellium in Leo (Sun, Merc, Jupiter, Venus), might be something to that as these days I’m quite driven to be known as force of nature πŸ™‚

  36. I am a Leo sun with South Node, Mercury, Moon, Venus, Saturn in Virgo, all in the 10th, except for Saturn, which stands alone. Doesn’t that mean this is old business and I should be aspiring to become like my North Node, which is in Pisces.

  37. Yes in Libra: Sun,Jupiter,Mercury,Uranus and Venus all in 5th house. They hardly fit. Im a libra to the 5th power..lol.

  38. Merc(my chart ruler) Chiron and Venus stellium here. My libra daughter has 2 strolling one in libra one in scorp.

    Her and I have always been so close that rarely did I even have to think if disciplining her. However my 5th house is libra. Ever since Saturn got there her and I have struggled painfully. She has 2nd and 3rd house libra. What she values and how she communicates are battling with what will and will not be allowed. Thing is I’m easy basic rules no unreasonable curfew I’m not a closed minded person and still she’s chaffing.

    Was excited to think bit much longer till Saturn moves out of my 5th and her 2nd and 3rd. Then I realized it will begin to work in my scorp moon and her 4th house Scorpio stellium.

    Now I have no idea what to think…

  39. Two to be exact…Pluto, Moon, Uranus & Jupiter in Virgo 10th House + Venus, Chiron, Mars and Neptune in Scorpio (ASC as well)

  40. 9th house stellium in Aries (mars, Jupiter, Chiron), cancer sun, Virgo rising.

    My 3 yr old has five planets in Virgo. Lines up his cars perfectly πŸ™‚

  41. Stellium in Cap: Merc H4 and Venus/Sun in H5.

    It’s strengthened too since almost all my main asteroids are conjunct a planet within 1˚ so almost exact; and I have Ceres conjunct Merc and Vesta conjunct Venus

    My chart is pretty Saturn heavy, since Merc is also my chart ruler

  42. Sun, mercury and mars in Virgo… Moon, Saturn and Pluto in Scorpio.. I feel a pull between two forces… Like I wanna go crazy but my mind stops me… I’m an intense thinker I guess lol…

  43. I have two. 4 planets in Libra in the 9th (Venus, Pluto, Uranus, and Mars) and 3 planets in Sagittarius in the 11th (Moon, Mercury, and Neptune).

  44. Woah- so I dialed in every asteroid I never heard of: In Sagittarius,5th house, Pallas,Neptune,the Moon, Venus, Juno and Ceres. Lilith is still in the 5th house but creeps into Capricorn.

  45. I have read that re. the stellium (Encyclopedia of Astrology by Devore), this is a group of five or more planets in the same sign or house.

  46. 1st house Stellium in Virgo: Sun, Mercury, Pluto
    and then
    Leo Stellium: Venus (11), Uranus (12), N Node (12)

    no idea what that all means though.

  47. I have (in this order) Moon, Saturn, Mercury, Uranus, Sun and Neptune stellium. All in Sagittarius except for Neptune being in Capricorn. Also happens to be in my 8th house, all except the Moon which lies in the 7th house.

    Needless to say I am the black sheep of my family. Mwahaha!

  48. I have a Libra Stellium in my 6th house (Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto).

    Jupiter crosses over into my 7th house (ruled by Libra) where my Sun, Mercury, and Uranus are in Scorpio.

    It is a challenge to find helpful insights on Stelliums on the web or in books. Do the lessons of the opposing sign/house of the stellium grant balance? Where is there more information?

  49. Hmm..
    Not completely sure if I’m reading mine correctly but if I am.

    Stellium in Scorpio in the 11th house, one slightly on 12th
    Stellium in Virgo in the 9th house.
    How do I interrupt this?

  50. Hello Elsa,
    I’m new in astrology so I’m having many questions. πŸ™‚

    First: I wonder if a stellium is reaching to another sign within the same house?

    Second: Do you interpret a five planet conjuction as a stellium if the first two planets are in 2 degrees reach to each other, the third in 8 degrees reach from the second, and the fourth two degrees away from the third but in the next sign within the same house with the fifth planet?

    Third: How can I interpret this, if the three planets are in an intercepted sign?

    Thank you for your answer!

  51. This stellium is actually Sun-Jupiter-Saturn-Mercury-Moon in Virgo and Libra the VII. house with Leo on the house cusp. I have read many opposing things to this, but I guess it’s nothing terminal. πŸ˜€

  52. I know a man whose Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Juno, and Pallas Athene are in his Sagittarius 9H. He takes decisive action with his big ideas then assigns his projects to his partners for completion because he’s lost interest in the details.

  53. “This explains how you can meet a Pisces who acts like a Leo! You look at the chart and see the Sun in Pisces but the Moon, Mars and Jupiter and ascendant are all in Aries. You have your explanation right there!” Did you mean to say they are in Leo? Instead of Aries? A little confused.

  54. I m not sure but I think I may have 2 stelliums in my chart !
    The first house Ascendant,Leo Pluto and Uranus.

    Second in 9th house Aries, Jupiter Mars and Mercury

    A bit heavy I guess.

  55. Thanks Elsa, for pinning this. I kinda forgot I have a stellium in Sadge (moon, Saturn, Uranus). If you count Chiron then I have a stellium in Gemini too (Mecury, Chiron, Mars). These clusters form 3 distinct oppositions. All I know is it’s a beast! My Taurus sun is like “WTF, mate!” (like that old “end of ze world” video animation from the early 2000s)

  56. Indeed. sun, mercury, Mars, neptune, Uranus in cap. Sun is at an earlier degree landing in the 5th house. Venus in Aquarius in the 6th with all the rest. Very focused…. sometimes so focused that I can’t see anything at all.

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