Alt Code Shortcuts for Zodiac and Planet Symbols

There are twelve zodiac symbols used in astrology. Though the concept is generally similar globally, there are different symbols and names used for these zodiac symbols. If you are looking for inserting commonly used zodiac symbols in your document – here is an easy way. Use the alt key on your Windows based keyboard to insert these special symbols on all Office documents like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. On MacBook, you can use option key to insert zodiac symbols.

1. Insert Zodiac Symbols on Windows

Windows 10 allows you to insert zodiac symbols in different ways.

1.1. Alt + Key Shortcuts

Press one of the alt keys on your keyboard and then enter the numbers using the number pad on your keyboard. This method will work on all Office documents.

Alt + KeySymbolLatin DescriptionEnglish DescriptionSanskrit Description
Alt + 9800AriesRamMeṣa
Alt + 9801TaurusBullVṛṣabha
Alt + 9802GeminiTwinsMithuna
Alt + 9803CancerCrabKarkaṭa
Alt + 9804LeoLionSiṃha
Alt + 9805VirgoMaidenKanyā
Alt + 9806LibraScalesTulā
Alt + 9807ScorpioScorpionVṛścika
Alt + 9808SagittariusArcherDhanuṣha
Alt + 9809CapricornGoatMakara
Alt + 9810AquariusWater-BearerKumbha
Alt + 9811PiscesFishMīna

1.2. Alt + X Shortcuts

Enter the hexadecimal code and then press alt and x keys. This method will only work on Microsoft Word documents.

Alt + X (Hexadecimal)SymbolLatin DescriptionEnglish DescriptionSanskrit Description

1.3. Using Windows Emoji Keyboard

Press “Win + ;” keys to open emoji keyboard on your Windows PC or laptop. Type “zodiac” to filter all zodiac related symbols from the pop-up. Click on the symbol and insert on the document.

Zodiac Symbols in Windows Emoji Keyboard
Zodiac Symbols in Windows Emoji Keyboard

2. Inserting Zodiac Symbols on Mac

Similar to Windows, you can also insert zodiac symbol using option key in Pages and Keynote documents on your MacBook.

2.1. Option or Alt Code Shortcuts

Below is the list of option code shortcuts for zodiac symbols in MacBook. However, you should change the keyboard input method to Unicode Hex Input in order to use these shortcuts.

Option + CodeSymbolLatin DescriptionEnglish DescriptionSanskrit Description
Option + 2648AriesRamMeṣa
Option + 2649TaurusBullVṛṣabha
Option + 264AGeminiTwinsMithuna
Option + 264BCancerCrabKarkaṭa
Option + 264CLeoLionSiṃha
Option + 264DVirgoMaidenKanyā
Option + 264ELibraScalesTulā
Option + 264FScorpioScorpionVṛścika
Option + 2650SagittariusArcherDhanuṣha
Option + 2651CapricornGoatMakara
Option + 2652AquariusWater-BearerKumbha
Option + 2653PiscesFishMīna

2.2. Using Character Viewer

Press “Command + Control + Space” to open Character Viewer in Mac. You can search for zodiac symbols and insert on the documents. As you can see, there are also additional animal symbols like ram in Mac.

Zodiac Symbols in Mac Character Viewer
Zodiac Symbols in Mac Character Viewer

3. Alt Code for Planet Symbols

You can also easily type planet symbols used on astrology using alt code keyboard shortcuts.

Planet SymbolDescriptionWindowsMac
MercuryAlt + 9791Option + 263F
VenusAlt + 9792Option + 2640
EarthAlt + 9793Option + 2641
MarsAlt + 9794Option + 2642
JupiterAlt + 9795Option + 2643
SaturnAlt + 9796Option + 2644
UranusAlt + 9797Option + 2645
NeptuneAlt + 9798Option + 2646
PlutoAlt + 9799Option + 2647

In addition to the planet symbols, you can type moon symbol ☾ using Alt + 9790 and sun symbol ☼ using Alt + 9788.

4. Customizing the Symbols

Though on the browser all zodiac symbols have a background color, you will see a simple outlined symbol on Word document. You can increase the font size, add different outline and change the background color of the symbols like any other text content.

4.1. Zodiac Symbol Images

Below are the zodiac symbol images which you can download and use it anywhere you need.

Here is an image reference for all symbols, you can download to your computer for offline purposes.

Alt Code Shortcuts for Zodiac Symbols
Alt Code Shortcuts for Zodiac Symbols

5. Indian and Chinese Zodiac Symbols

The above zodiac symbols are generally used by European countries. However, there are different zodiac symbols in countries like India and China.

5.1. Indian Zodiac Symbols

Indian zodiac symbols uses the Sanskrit descriptions mentioned in the above alt code table. However, the symbols used for each zodiac sign is different compared to Latin or European signs. Below picture indicates the European and the corresponding Indian zodiac symbols. Though you don’t have keyboard shortcuts for all Indian zodiac symbols, you can type few symbols like libra ⚖ using alt + 9878 in Windows and option + 2696 in Mac.

Indian Astrology Symbols
Indian Astrology Symbols

5.2. Chinese Zodiac Symbols

China uses twelve animal symbols for zodiac signs assigned in twelve years interval. For example, your Chinese zodiac sign is monkey if you were born in 1980. All these symbols are part of Unicode animal and nature emoji category.

Alt + CodeSymbolDescriptionBase Year
Alt + 128000🐀Rat1912
Alt + 128002🐂Ox1913
Alt + 128005🐅Tiger1914
Alt + 128007🐇Rabbit1915
Alt + 128009🐉Dragon1916
Alt + 128013🐍Snake1917
Alt + 128014🐎Horse1918
Alt + 128015🐏Ram1919
Alt + 128018🐒Monkey1920
Alt + 128019🐓Rooster1921
Alt + 128021🐕Dog1922
Alt + 128022🐖Pig1923

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    • As mentioned in the article, hold alt key and type the numbers using NUMBER PAD on your keyboard.
      If you are using laptop without separate number pad, type hexadecimal code in Word using regular keys, take your hands out and then press alt and x keys together.

  1. Use the following for aspects:
    Trine: Alt + 120491 𝚫 Bold Capital Delta Greek Letter
    Conjunction: Alt + 120532 𝛔 Bold Small Sigma Greek Letter
    Sextile: * Asterix
    Opposition o\o Letter o & backlash
    Square [] Brackets

  2. I would like to print astrological symbols including the planets, signs and aspects in Excel. I see the codes for the signs, but I need aspects and planets as well. Is that possible?


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