The word “planet” comes from the Greek meaning wanderer. There are 8 planets and at least five dwarf planets in our solar system. In astrology, each planet has its own personality and affect on individuals and societies based on its location in an astrological chart.
Planets were first recorded and studied in ancient Babylon and the oldest surviving astronomical text is the Venus tablet of Ammisaduqa written in the 7th century BCE. The Enuma anu enlil, written during the Neo Assyrian period of the 7th century BCE details various omens, including the movements of the planets and what they presaged. This and similar ideas may be the roots of modern astrology. At this time, only five planets were as yet identified.
For the purposes of astrology, the moon and sun are also identified as planets although they are more properly referred to as luminaries.
Discovered on January 1, 1801, by Giuseppe Piazzi, Ceres is the smallest dwarf planet in our Solar System. It is ...Read More
The planet Earth, also known by its Latin name Terra, is the only planet in our solar system known to ...Read More
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun and the largest planet in our solar system. Magick Jupiter influence may ...Read More
The Planet Mars Mars is the ruling planet of Aries and, before the discovery of Pluto, it was universally considered ...Read More
The Planet Mercury Mercury is the planet closest to the sun in our solar system. It is also the smallest ...Read More
A Moon is a natural satellite that orbits a planet. Our moon orbits the Earth from about 238,856 miles (384,402km) ...Read More
Neptune is the eighth furthest planet from the sun in our solar system, the fourth largest in diameter and the ...Read More
The word "planet" comes from the Greek meaning wanderer. There are 8 planets and at least five dwarf planets in ...Read More
Pluto was discovered in 1930 and named by an 11 year old girl named Venetia Burney. Until 2006, Pluto was ...Read More
Saturn is the ruling planet of Capricorn and, traditionally, Aquarius. Saturn is the 6th planet from the sun and it takes 29.5 years ...Read More