Science / Astrology / Venus: Represents love, romance, beauty, culture, the aesthetic, affection, one's social appeal and acceptability, good taste, harmony and values.


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


Science / Astrology / Malefic: An archaic term applied to planets and aspects whose influence was thought to be negative or destructive. Traditionally, Saturn is the Greater Malefic; Mars, the Lesser Malefic. Uranus, Neptune and Pl MORE

Terrestrial Planet

Science / Geology / Terrestrial Planet: One of the four rocky planets closest to the sun, which include Mars, Venus, Earth and Mercury. MORE


Science / Astrology / Zodiac: From the Greek zodiakos, literally circle of animals. See also tropical zodiac, sidereal zodiac. MORE

Gold Ground

Life Style / Painting / Gold Ground: Many of the painters of the 15th and 16th centuries used grounds either covered or partially covered with gold-leaf. The underlying ground would be gesso. On top of this would be brushed a thin coatin MORE


Life Style / Poetry / Sextain: a stanza or poem or six lines: aaabab: the Robert Burns stanza, ababcc: For example, Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis and William Wordsworth's 'I wandered lonely as a cloud.' aabccb or aabaab: cf. Rime MORE