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U+2647, ♇

Miscellaneous Symbols



A monogram of the capital letters P and L, the first two letters of "Pluto" as well as the initials of Percival Lowell.[1]


  1. (astronomy, astrology) Pluto (as one of the nine planets).

Usage notes[edit]

(astronomy): ⟨♇⟩ has only rarely seen formal use since the reclassification of Pluto as a dwarf planet in 2006. has seen rare use for Pluto as a dwarf planet.

(astrology): Both ⟨♇⟩ and are common. ⟨♇⟩ is universal, due to its early standardization in astronomy, but while astrological use of ⟨⯓⟩ is global, it is not the preferred symbol in many European countries. (See for astrological synonyms.)


Related terms[edit]

Planetary symbols
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  1. ^ “Solar System Symbols”, in Solar System Exploration[1], NASA and the Planetary Institute, January 30, 2018, retrieved November 3, 2019: “The symbol for dwarf planet Pluto is a monogram made up of P and L in Pluto (and also the initials of Percival Lowell, who predicted its discovery).”