Talk:Planetary symbol

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Removed the trivia note about Pluto, because it makes more sense that they would all be using the astronomical symbols rather than having most of them using astrological and one astronomical (they look basically the same). Kerochan no Miko 06:24, 8 December 2007 (MST)

Sailor Pluto uses the astronomical symbol, the conjoined "PL" - the astrological symbol for Pluto looks quite different, almost like the Garnet Rod. [1] -Malkinann 06:27, 8 December 2007 (MST)
Yes, I know. As I said, they're all using the astronomical symbols. Kerochan no Miko 06:32, 8 December 2007 (MST)
Most of the time, the astrological and astronomical symbols are the same, (as most of the planets have been known since astrology and astronomy were the same thing...) but Uranus also has two symbols, and Takeuchi used the astrological symbol for Sailor Uranus. -Malkinann 06:35, 8 December 2007 (MST)
Then why does that link you put in the references field have both as valid astronomical symbols for Uranus? Kerochan no Miko 06:43, 8 December 2007 (MST)
That link is only intended to reference that there are symbols for the asteroids that the Sailor Quartet represent. It says that astrology may use many variations of a symbol for any planet, so I guess the article's trying to be 'inclusive' by showing both images for Uranus. -Malkinann 06:59, 8 December 2007 (MST)
You may have only put that link there for the Quartet, but there is still other information in it. You can't just say, "ignore all the rest of the information there." It makes more sense to think that Takeuchi wanted to use either all one kind of symbol or another, instead of using all of one except for a couple of completely random examples - and if that article includes that symbol as an astronomical symbol, it's completely within the realm of possibility to think that her reference materials did as well... Kerochan no Miko 13:52, 8 December 2007 (MST)

Anyone knows why the shape of Saturn's symbol is often seen varied? --210 07:18, 8 December 2007 (MST)

I hadn't noticed that it varied. Examples? Kerochan no Miko 13:52, 8 December 2007 (MST)
I was actually referring to the anime & the official merchandise (books, cards, toys, etc.) as a whole. I can't remember whether it also varied w/i the anime, tho. The variance is in the bottom right part, i.e. not the "cross" part. Sorry, don't have pics at hand ATM. I'm just curious. --210 21:25, 8 December 2007 (MST)
Are you talking about the way it sometimes curls around and sometimes goes pretty much straight down (like on the baby-Hotaru image on the article)? If so, I always thought that was just for simplicity in drawing... Kerochan no Miko 21:33, 8 December 2007 (MST)
Yup, & also the size of that curl (relative to that of the "cross"). I'm wondering whether it has any significance in astronomical/astrological sense, but it could be just an inconsistency in drawing (blame the animation checkers if this also occurred w/i the anime). --210 21:54, 8 December 2007 (MST)
I don't recall offhand any significant variations in the anime - and with Takeuchi's somewhat inconsistent drawing style when it comes to details, I wouldn't be surprised if it's just her being lazy. Kerochan no Miko 21:59, 8 December 2007 (MST)
And I've just kicked my lazy butt to check the Saturn symbol at the ref. links of this article - even they don't agree on its shape. lol --210 23:29, 8 December 2007 (MST)

Sound effect[edit]

Should we also add in that each Sailor Senshi also had a special sound effect accompanying their symbol? Like, whenver it appeared on screen, a special sound effect for each symbol played? Supermariosailormoon 19:54, 27 February 2012 (MST)

I don't see how that's significant. A lot of things in the anime had sound effects; it's a part of anime. Kerochan no Miko 20:04, 27 February 2012 (MST)