Ascending Planet

Science / Astrology / Ascending Planet: Any planet in the eastern section of a horoscope is ascending, i.e., moving toward the Midheaven. The term is usually reserved for those planets in the fourth quadrant (rising from Ascendant to Midheaven).

Planetary Hours

Science / Astrology / Planetary Hours: A system devised by ancient astrologers that assigned one of the seven planets then known to each hour of the day. The first hour of sunrise was ruled by the planetary day ruler (Sunday, Sun; Monday, MORE

Planetary Node

Science / Astrology / Planetary Node: The point at which a planet's path intersects the ecliptic; declination, 0°. The term is usually reserved for nodes other than the Moon's Nodes. MORE

Planetary Gear

Technology / Motorcycle / Planetary Gear: A gear system that consists of one or more outer gears (or planet gears), rotating about a central gear (or sun gear). Planet gears are often mounted on a movable arm or carrier which also may rotate MORE

Planet

Science / Astrology / Planet: From the Greek planetes, wanderer; used astrologically to describe any heavenly body which when viewed from Earth appears to move, as distinguished from fixed stars. MORE

Minor Planets

Science / Astrology / Minor Planets: Synonymous with inner planets; those planets whose orbits lie between the Sun and Asteroid Belt. See inner planets. MORE

Planetary Patterns

Science / Astrology / Planetary Patterns: Used interchangeably with shaping. Sometimes equated with aspect patterns. See also shaping, Bowl, Bucket, Bundle, Locomotive, See-Saw, Splash, Splay. MORE

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