Astrology Definitions: Planets
Astrology is endlessly fascinating, revealing so much about ourselves, our relationships, other people and world events. Even for people like me who have studied it for years, there is always more to discover, making it an exciting field of study. However, I have taught several beginning students, and also remember my own first tentative studies of the subject well enough to know that for novices, it can feel like a dauntingly steep learning curve.
One of the basic things I remember being confused about is the different types of planets my astrologically adept acquaintances threw around in conversation. I knew what the planets were but what did people mean when they talked about natal planets, transiting planets, progressed planets, retrograde planets? What did people mean about a planet going retrograde? My astronomy teacher in school would have mentioned it if planets moved backwards, what did these astrologers mean? These all seemed like such basic questions, I often felt embarrassed to ask. If you’re a novice wondering about some of these 101 type questions but haven’t found anyone to ask, here’s some basic information.
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