Planets (traditional)

The eight planets of the ancients

Search in this group

Group members

Planets (traditional)

Planets (traditional)Sub-Group

Owner: Neither

Group members: 1

Description:

A classical planet satisfies the following criteria:

  1. It is in orbit around the Sun.
  2. It has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape.
  3. It has cleared the neighborhood around its orbit.

Thus the official classical planets today are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Pluto is a dwarf planet. Uranus and Neptune are not visible to the ancient astronomers. They are not traditionally included into the classical planets. Because it was believed that the Sun revolves around the Earth, the Sun is included into the traditional classical planets. The Moon is also included. The classical planets were, therefore, the Sun and Moon and the six planets Earth, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn

Brief description: The eight planets of the ancients
  • The Moon

    Last updated by Neither
    The Moon is large enough for its gravity to affect the Earth, stabilizing its orbit and producing the regular ebb and flow of the tides. The lunar day syncs up with its orbit around Earth in such a manner that the same side of the Moon always faces...
  • Sun

    Last updated by Neither
    The Sun is the star at the center of our solar system, around which the Earth and other planets revolve and provides us with heat and light. The arc that the Sun travels in every year, rising and setting in a slightly different place each day, is...
  • Saturn

    Last updated by Administrator
    Saturn is the god of agriculture, founder of civilizations and of social order, and conformity. The glyph is shaped like a scythe, but it is known as the "crescent below the cross", whereas Jupiter's glyph is the "crescent above...
  • Juppiter

    Last updated by Minister of Propaganda
    Juppiter is the ruler of the gods and their guardian and protector, and his symbol is the thunderbolt. The Romans believed that Juppiter granted them supremacy because they had honored him more than any other people had. Juppiter was "the fount...
  • Venus

    Last updated by Neither
    Venus is the goddess of love and beauty, famous for the passions she could stir among the gods. Astrologically, Venus is associated with the principles of harmony, beauty, balance, feelings and affections and the urge to sympathize and unite with...
  • Mercury

    Last updated by Neither
    Mercury is the messenger of the gods, noted for his speed and swiftness. Echoing this, the scorching, airless world Mercury circles the Sun on the fastest orbit of any planet. Mercury is so close to the Sun that only a brief period exists after the...
  • Mars

    Last updated by Neither
    Mars is the Roman god of war and bloodshed, whose symbol is a spear and shield. Both the soil of Mars and the hemoglobin of human blood are rich in iron and because of this they share its distinct deep red color. Mars is associated with confidence...
  • Planet Earth

    Last updated by Neither
    The astrological symbol for the planet earth consists of a circle and a cross. The cross is a common symbol of earth, representing the four physical elements or the four cardinal directions.        
    • Neither
      Neither created a page The Moon
      The Moon is large enough for its gravity to affect the Earth, stabilizing its orbit and producing the regular ebb and flow of the tides. The lunar day syncs up with its orbit around Earth in such a manner that the same side of the Moon always faces...
      • Neither
        Neither uploaded the file moon symbol
        • Neither
          Neither created a page Sun
          The Sun is the star at the center of our solar system, around which the Earth and other planets revolve and provides us with heat and light. The arc that the Sun travels in every year, rising and setting in a slightly different place each day, is...
          • Neither
            Neither uploaded the file sun symbol
            • Neither
              Neither created a page Saturn
              Saturn is the god of agriculture, founder of civilizations and of social order, and conformity. The glyph is shaped like a scythe, but it is known as the "crescent below the cross", whereas Jupiter's glyph is the "crescent above...
              • Neither
                Neither uploaded the file saturn symbol
                • Neither
                  Neither created a page Juppiter
                  Juppiter is the ruler of the gods and their guardian and protector, and his symbol is the thunderbolt. The Romans believed that Juppiter granted them supremacy because they had honored him more than any other people had. Juppiter was "the fount...
                  • Neither
                    Neither uploaded the file juppiter symbol
                    • Neither
                      Neither created a page Venus
                      Venus is the goddess of love and beauty, famous for the passions she could stir among the gods. Astrologically, Venus is associated with the principles of harmony, beauty, balance, feelings and affections and the urge to sympathize and unite with...
                      • Neither
                        Neither uploaded the file venus symbol