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HOROSCOPE'S SUN, MOON, EARTH and the
other 8 PLANETS -- ASTROLOGICALLY CONSIDERED

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SYMBOL
RULES
SUN -- a Star (Not a Planet)
Diameter -- 865,400 miles; Some 110 times that of planet Earth
Distance from Earth: mean (midpoint) 93.0 million miles
Maximum distance: 94.5 million miles --- Minimum distance: 91.5 million miles
Period of spinning (rotation), at the equator: 24 days, 16 hours -- Earth time

Sun (Ruler of the sign Leo) -- Astrologically Considered: From an Earth perspective (as Earth circles the "stationary" Sun each year), it appears that the Sun makes a complete transit of all 12 zodiac signs annually. The Sun -- a star (the single most important heavenly body simply because it determines, by its zodiacal placement, everyone's/everything's Sun-Sign) in nature is hot, dry, masculine ('active') and life-giving. Positively it represents vigor and vital principle, and often supports honors, high office and positions of authority and leadership. Negatively it can manifest as arrogance, over-confidence, and false feelings of self-importance -- depending on sign placement and natal aspects to the Sun in a natal horoscope. Sun's day is Sunday. Sunday = Sun-day. [Some positive and negative keywords: Creative, bold, noble, proud, outgoing and/or vain, self-centered, boastful, loud, overbearing]

'Inner' Planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars

Earth's Solar System: The Four Heavenly Bodies Closest to the Sun

SYMBOL
RULES

MERCURY
Diameter -- 3,000 miles
Distance from the Sun: mean (midpoint) 36.0 million miles
Maximum distance from the Sun: 43.4 million miles --- Minimum distance: 26.0 million miles
Period of one revolution around the Sun: 88 -- Earth days
Period of rotation on its axis: 88 -- Earth days

Mercury (Ruler of the signs Gemini -- and Virgo) -- Astrologically Considered: It is regarded as versatile, convertible, neutral and dualistic, meaning it expresses its nature in accord with planet(s) it aspects -- positive or negative. For the sign Gemini particularly it influences the nervous system, mind, hands, arms, tongue, and demonstrated expressions generally. As ruler of the sign Virgo, it is especially related to the lower digestive system (large and small intestines) where ingested matter is identified, categorized, evaluated, cleansed and accepted for use, or discharged. (This 'filtering' process applies as well to information and ideas.) In past times Mercury has been called Thoth, Hermes and "Messenger of the Gods." Many Mercurial people have a youthful appearance and a zest to investigate, experiment and learn, sometimes scattering energies so much they may never become real "masters" of any subject or main or central life purpose. Day of the week is Wednesday. Wednesday = Mercury (or Woden -- Nordic name for Mercury). [Some positive and negative keywords: Mental, communicative, versatile, quick, logical and/or gossipy, duplistic, unreliable, chatterbox, careless]

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RULES

VENUS
Diameter -- 7,700 miles
Distance from the Sun: mean (midpoint) 67.2 million miles
Period of revolution around the Sun: 224.68 -- Earth days
Period of rotation on its axis: 30 -- Earth days (estimated)

Venus (Ruler of the signs Taurus and Libra) -- Astrologically Considered: This brightest planet in the solar system is fruitful, productive and is termed feminine ('passive'). Venus (goddess of beauty and love) relates to the senses of touch and taste, and to a great extent the disposition. Venus is often called the 'Lesser Benefic' as contrasted with Jupiter the 'Greater Benific.' Anatomically it is associated mainly with the throat and neck area. As Taurus' ruler, Venus helps enhance self-reliance, determination and persistence (negatively stubborness/bull-headiness). Normally gentle when provoked, but potentially overly reactive when angered or pushed too far. Increases the desire to satisfy appetites and seek material wealth. As ruler of Libra, Venus tends to accent an appreciation for art, design, and the finer things of life. An accented desire to form relationships makes marriage(s) (and/or other close associations) very important. Venus' day of the week is Friday. Friday = Venus (or Freya--Nodic name for Venus). [Some positive and negative keywords: Affectionate, sympathetic, caring, social, artistic and/or seductive, over-sexed, vain, vulgar, lazy]

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SYMBOL
EARTH
Diameter (at equator) 7,927 miles
Diameter (from pole to pole): 7,900 miles
Surface area: 195 million square miles
Mean (midpoint) distance from the Sun: 93 million miles
Period of Earth's rotation on its axis: 23 hours, 56 minutes, 4 seconds -- at 1,000 miles-per-hour
Revolution around the Sun: One year (actually 365 + 1/4 days)
[365 + 1/4 Days -- Reason for LEAP YEAR -- Needing an extra calendar day in February every 4th year]

[Detailed explanation based on the Gregorian calendar, first established 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII: A normal year consists of 365 days. Because the actual length of a sidereal year (time required for Earth to revolve once around the Sun) is actually 365.25635 days, a "leap year" of 366 days is used once every four years to eliminate the error caused by three normal (slightly shorter) calendar years. Any year that is evenly divisible by 4 is a leap year: for example, 1988, 1992. However, there is still a small error. To eliminate this, the Gregorian calendar states: A year evenly divisible by 100 (example: 1900) is a leap year only if also evenly divisible by 400. For this reason, the following years are not leap years: 1700, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2200, 2300, 2500, 2600 since they are evenly divisible by 100 but not by 400. These years are leap years: 1600, 2000, 2400 since they are evenly divisible by both 100 and 400. Upcoming Leap Years: 2016, 2020, 2024, 2028, 2032, 2036, 2040, 2044, 2048, etc.]

SYMBOL
Current Moon Phase
RULES
MOON -- Earth's Satellite (Not a Planet)
Diameter: 2,160 miles
Distance from Earth: mean (midpoint) 239 thousand miles
Maximum: 253,000 miles --- Minimum: 222,000 miles
Moon's Earth-side face remains the same
It makes one rotation as it makes one revolution around Earth each 27.32 days
(Moon's revolution around the Sun is the same as Earth's)

Moon (Ruler of the sign Cancer) -- Astrologically Considered: The Moon's influence is said to be cold, moist and 'reflective.' It makes a complete transit (trip) through the zodiac (all 12 signs) every 27 days, 7 hours and 43 minutes -- average time in one sign: 2.275 days. Regarded as feminine ('passive') and fruitful; can be positve or negative depending on sign placement and aspects. The Moon in all horoscopes is of utmost importance mainly because of its reatively extreme close proximity (only some 239 thousand miles) from Earth and comparatively rapid movement from sign to sign. Rules all liquids and water-related occupations, and females generally. Moon influences growth of all plant life. Anatomically related to the stomach, breasts and all liquids in living organisms. Moon's interaction with Earth causes high and low tides. Moon's day is Monday = Mo[o]n-day. [Some positive and negative keywords: Impressionable, kind, adaptable, modest, motherly and/or possessive, smothering, maudlin, super-sensitive, inconstant]

SYMBOL
RULES
MARS
Diameter: 4,215 miles
Mean (midpoint) distance from the Sun: 141.6 million miles
Period of rotation: 686.98 Earth days
Period of revolution around the Sun: 687 -- Earth days
Rotation on its axis: 24 hours, 37 minutes, 22.6 seconds -- Earth time

Mars (Ruler of the sign Aries) -- Astrologically Considered: Mars is an indicator of force, strength, high energy and accelerated activity. It is regarded as being hot, dry and masculine ('active'). Mars (god of war) has much to do with ambition, animal desires, and untamed nature. Mars energy can be either constructive or destrutive as can be determined by its sign placement and aspects, as well as its horoscope house location. Anatomically Mars is primarily associated with the head area of the body. It is associated with cuts, scrapes, burns and fractures if negatively aspected. Mars' day of the week is Tuesday. Tuesday = Mars (or Tiew--Nordic name for Mars). [Some positive and negative keywords: Courageous, leader, constructive, brave, pioneer and/or hot-tempered, impatient, pushy, destructive, explosive]

'Outer' Planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto

Earth's Solar System: The Five Heavenly Bodies Farthest from the Sun

SYMBOL
RULES
JUPITER
Diameter (at equator): 89.0 thousand miles
Diameter (from pole to pole): 83.7 thousand miles
Mean (midpoint) distance from the Sun: 483.6 million miles
Period of revolution around the Sun: 11:862 -- Earth years
Rotation on its axis: 9.844 -- Earth hours (22,000 miles-per-hour)

Jupiter (Ruler of the sign Sagittatius) -- Astrologically Considered: Jupiter was called Jove by the ancients and now is often referred to as a "good luck" planet, the 'Greater Fortune,' and 'Greater Benefic.' (Venus is often called the 'Lesser Benefic.') Jupiter is said to be hot, moist, sanguine, temperate, masculine ('active'), expansive and moderate. In the body it has rulership mainly related to the thighs and liver. It tends to be a major influence in the horoscopes of judges, lawyers, bankers, scientists, brokers, ministers, gamblers, chance-takers and others who must be acutely adept with using reason and comparison with precision and confidence. It also figures importantly in financial matters and all types of speculation. Jupiter's day is Thursday. Thursday = Jupiter (or Thor--Nordic name for Jupiter). [Some positive and negative keywords: Honorable, expansive, generous, jovial, philosophical and/or extravagant, conceited, hypocritical, sharp-tongued, fanatical]

SYMBOL
RULES
SATURN
Diameter (at equator): 75,000 (thousand) miles
Diameter (from pole to pole): 67,000 (thousand) miles
Mean (midpoint) distance from the Sun: 886.7 million miles
Period of revolution around the Sun: 29.465 -- Earth years
Rotation on its axis: 10.2 hours -- Earth time

Saturn (Ruler of the Sign Capricorn) -- Astrologically Considered: Sometimes symbolized as Father Time. In past times also as 'Sater' or Satan, and it was thought to signify (d)evil, darkness, secrecy, loss and misfortune. Saturn's nature is cold (unemotional), dry, melancholic, earthy and masculine ('active'). Anatomically, his rulership relates mainly to the knees; but is also related to calcium in the body -- i.e. bones, teeth, hair and skin. A well-placed and aspected natal Saturn indicates excellent organizational and executive potentials -- also very prudent, grave, and profound. Negatively, it could suggest the person is of a depressive nature, inclined to be morose, despondent, malcontented, and more or less a serial complainer. Saturn's day is Saturday. Saturday = (Satur[n]day). [Some positive and negative keywords: Wise, professional, subdued, dedicated, practical and/or morose, suspicious, complaining, jealous, timid]

SYMBOL
RULES
URANUS
Diameter: 31,000 (thousand) miles
Mean (midpoint) distance from the Sun: 784.0 million miles
Period of rotation on its axis: 10 hours, 49 minutes -- Earth time
Period of revolution around the Sun: 84.07 -- Earth years

Uranus (Ruler of the sign Aquarius) -- Astrologically Considered: Uranus (discovered in 1781) was formerly call Herschel for its discoverer. By nature, Uranus is cold (lacking emotion), dry, airy (related to mind, thought and communication); positive ('active'); eccentric (its rotation differs from other planets in Earth's solar system -- instead of spinning like a top, its rotation is similar to a ball rolling toward you; comparatively, its north/south poles are more accurately its east/west poles); 'electro-magnetic' ('highly charged'); occult (mysterious) and somewhat malefic -- if energies are used unwisely. Anatomically, Uranus "rules" (is associated with) the ankles and calves of the leg. It can precipitate unexpected and sudden changes. Said to have rulership of Astrology and metaphysics, and the "Aquarian Age" which is thought to have begun in relatively recent times. And with the recent developments in electronics, communications and "startling" inventions, plus major socially-related changes (abortion, homosexual life-style acceptance, intergration, extreme liberalism), it seems the Aquarian Age, the time of the unusual and unothodox, has indeed begun. Uranus has no "day of the week." [Some positive and negative keywords: Leadership, truthfulness, scientific interest, sincerity, earnestness, cooperativeness, sociability, service, inventiveness, intuition and/or disorganization, skepticism, sentimentality, gullibility, irrationality, unpredictability, "weirdness"]

SYMBOL
RULES
NEPTUNE
Diameter: 33,000 (thousand) miles
Mean (midpoint) distance from the Sun: 2,794.4 million miles
Period of rotation on its axis: 15 hours, 45 minutes -- Earth time
Period of revolution around the Sun: 164.8 -- Earth years

Neptune (Ruler of the sign Pisces) -- Astrologically Considered: The Greek name for Neptune was Poseidon (remember the movie?), "ruler of the waters." Its primary influence is perhaps more 'spiritual" than down-to-earth (practical) or material. Neptune's (discovered in 1846) nature is thought to be cold (lacking innate emotion), moist, and neutral (neither positive nor negative). Whatever its influence, whether constructive or destructive, depends almost totally on its sign placement and the aspects to it in a horoscope -- benefic if aspected mainly or wholly positively; malefic if aspected mainly or only negatively. Anatomically it is considered ruler of the feet -- and mankind can choose to make constructive steps and advance, or unwise/careless ones and suffer the consequences. Neptune's negative influence is well known for circumstaces where it aids in "pulling the wool" over the eyes of the unsuspecting, often causing them to become victims of fraud, deception. It can easily cloud reality. Neptune has no "day of the week." [Some positive and negative keywords: Inspiration, idealism, concentration, service, peace, refinement, art, purity, perception, order and/or negativism, diffidence, dreaminess, lethargy, indolence, indecision, submissiveness, timidity, escapism]

SYMBOL
RULES
PLUTO
Diameter: Some 3,700 miles
Mean (midpoint) distance from the Sun: 3,674.5 million miles
Period of rotation on its axis: 6.39 -- Earth days
Period of revolution around the Sun: 247.7 -- Earth years

Pluto (Ruler of the sign Scorpio) -- Astrologically Considered: Pluto (god of the underworld), the last actual planet, discovered 1930 in Earth's solar system, even today is still somewhat clouded with a bit of mystery but it definitely is the ruler of the fixed water sign Scorpio. There are three "levels" represented by the planet Pluto/sign Scorpio: Snake or Serpent (least evolved -- undesirable characters), Scorpion (most typical -- mixture of positives and negatives), and Eagle (most evolved -- truly positive and sterling qualities/individuals). Pluto is associated with beginnings and endings, death and rebirth, regeneration, elimination, revolution, and deep-working. Since Pluto stays on the average about twenty-one years in a sign, making its influence generational, actual study of its influence on individual humans is limited. Pluto has no "day of the week." [Some positive and negative keywords: Activity, energy, positiveness, fearlessness, eloquence, devotion, patience, ambition, willpower, tenacity and/or callousness, stubbornness, sarcasm, spitefulness, vindictiveness, dogmatism, shrewdness, bluntness, dishonesty]

Asteroids: Small "planetary" bodies (large rocks) Ceres, Juno, Pallas, Vestra whose orbits usually lie between those of Mars and Jupiter -- except Chiron which orbits between Saturn and Uranus. Important astrologically? Absolutely NOT. Why? Because the TOTAL MASS of all the major asteroids is LESS than that of the MOON -- and the Moon is only some 239 thousand mean (average) miles from Earth (30+ times the distance from Earth's north to south poles). These very tiny oddly-shaped (non-global) hunks of matter are between -- roughly -- 54 million to 791 million miles from Earth. Giving them any astrological importance or consideration is total madness!!!! Some 6,000 asteroids have already been discovered; several hundred more are discovered each year. There are hundreds of thousands more that are too small to be seen from Earth.

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