New Planets

Posed on 03 May 2015

Lately my blogs are inspired more by questions than my own activities. And the latest was about how the discovery of new planets has altered the astrological cosmos. Even since humanity settled in one place long enough to make consistent observations of the heavens, the movements of the Heavenly Bodies – the Sun, Moon and the five visible planets have been traced and recorded. Gradually lore, and then teachings, built up around them. By the way, they’re collectively referred to as heavenly bodies because while Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are planets (from the Greek for wanderer), the Sun is a star and the Moon is a satellite – so technically neither are planets).