Large bodies that orbit around stars. There are nine planets in our solar system. Planets are categorized into two types: gas giant planets, and terrestrial planets. Check out these links for more information about planets: SEDS' Nine Planets StarDate's Solar System Guide SFSU's Planet Search Project
In astrology the twelve celestial bodies (moving stars) of actual or reasoned nature making one horoscope different from another: Tellus, Lilith, the Moon, the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto. Most modern astrologers do not count Tellus (our planet Earth) and Lilith (not an actual planet) reducing the number of planets to ten for them. Uranus, Neptune and Pluto were not considered by classical astrologers and are still ignored by most Indian astrologers leaving them with just seven planets.
Large objects in orbit around a star, but excluding comets and asteroids. The Earth and beyond
the main bodies in the solar system that revolve around the Sun.
Celestial bodies such as the Earth which orbit the Sun (and by extension, similar orbiters around distant stars). Counting from the Sun outwards, planets visible to the eye are Mercury, Venus, (Earth), Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The telescope also sees the more distant Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, as well as smaller asteroids (most of them inside the Jupiter orbit) and Kuiper objects (in the outer solar system). See also retrograde motion
A planet is considered to be a relatively large mass of accreted matter in orbit around a star. The mass has to be small enough to not be classified as a star itself. Click here for some information on the 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 which revolves around a Sun in a periodic orbit.
The planets in Astrology are considered the TEN planets: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. However, this is an astronomical error because the Sun and Moon are not considered planets by the strictest definition. This definition of the planets dates back to the times when the Earth was considered the center of Universe. The Sun and the Moon are considered the Luminaries or Lights in astrology although treated as planets. It is important to note that western astrology has extended astronomical discoveries to the science. Chiron is now treated as a Planet although considered a planetoid or rogue asteroid between Saturn and Uranus. Asteroids alone are now considered part of the equation in erecting a chart for individual. The science of Astrology progresses along side the science of Astronomy.
Solar System: Inner Planets: Mercury, Venus, Mars ; Outer Planets: Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.
Nine bodies orbiting the Sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto. For simplicity's sake, a total of thirteen entities are called planets in everyday Human Design language. In addition to the real planets, the Sun, Earth's moon and the South and North Nodes count. Together with the entire star field, they condition life on Earth.