Planet positions for 2006

The positions specified are for the 1st day of the given month at about 9PM. This should apply to the whole month for all of the planets except perhaps Venus, which moves very quickly.

Month  Venus   Mars   Jupiter Saturn  Uranus  Neptune  Pluto
 Jan   Sgr E    Ari     Lib     Cnc     Aqr     Cap     Ser
 Feb   Sgr M    Ari     Lib     Cnc     Aqr     Cap     Ser
 Mar   Sgr M    Tau     Lib     Cnc     Aqr     Cap     Ser
 Apr   Cap M    Tau     Lib     Cnc     Aqr     Cap     Ser
 May   Psc M    Gem     Lib     Cnc     Aqr     Cap     Ser
 Jun   Ari M    Cnc     Lib     Cnc     Aqr     Cap     Ser
 Jul   Tau M    Cnc     Lib     Cnc     Aqr     Cap     Ser
 Aug   Gem M    Leo     Lib     Cnc     Aqr     Cap     Ser
 Sep   Leo M    Vir     Lib     Leo     Aqr     Cap     Ser
 Oct   Vir O    Vir     Lib     Leo     Aqr     Cap     Ser
 Nov   Lib O    Vir     Lib     Leo     Aqr     Cap     Oph
 Dec   Oph E    Lib     Lib     Leo     Aqr     Cap     Oph

Venus Notes
Venus is only visible just before the Sun rises or just after it sets. The letter after Venus' constellation refers to when it is visible.

E means it is visible in the evening just after dusk.
M means it is visible in the morning just before dawn.
O means it is not visible because it is too close to the Sun, from our point of view.

Mars Notes
When a planet is on the opposite side of the sky from the Sun from our point of view, it is called opposition. When a planet is at opposition, it is usually at its closest point to the Earth. Since Venus and Mercury are inner planets, they can never be at opposition from our point of view. Mars typically goes into opposition every 25 to 26 months.

Mars does not go into opposition in 2006