Inferior Planets

Science / Astrology / Inferior Planets: Venus and Mercury, so called because their orbits are smaller (closer to the Sun) than Earth's.

Other Words for Inferior

Inferior Adjective Synonyms: poor, bad, low-quality, mediocre, indifferent, imperfect, defective, second-rate, second-class, substandard, low-grade, shoddy, gimcrack, grotty, junky, crummy or crumby, lousy, crappy, naff
Inferior Noun Synonyms: lesser, lower, subordinate, secondary, junior, minor, unimportant, insignificant, lowly, subservient, humble, servile
Inferior Verb Synonyms: lower, nether

Major Planets

Science / Astrology / Major Planets: Those whose orbits lie outside the Asteroid Belt; Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Also referred to as outer and event planets. 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


Science / Astrology / Planets: As used in Astrology, this refers to the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Earth is excluded, as it is our point of reference. In general, it is a major body MORE

Superior Planets

Science / Astrology / Superior Planets: Planets whose orbits are larger than Earth's. The term is sometimes restricted to the three outermost planets: Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. MORE

Extra-Saturnian Planets

Science / Astrology / Extra-Saturnian Planets: The three planets not visible to the naked eye that orbit outside the planet Sauturn, namely: Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. MORE

Lower Octave Planets

Science / Astrology / Lower Octave Planets: Mercury, whose higher octave is Uranus; Venus, whose higher octave is Neptune; and Mars, whose higher octave is Pluto. Lower octave planets are associated with a lower or physical level or expression; MORE