Outer Planets

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Man trying to grasp the stars[1]

The outer planets are usually defined as those planets whose orbits around the Sun lie outside the earth's: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

Their opposite would be the Inner Planets such as Venus and Mercury.

Some astrologers view the outer planets as those whose orbits are so slow that they define an entire generation.
In this sense, because Mars moves more quickly and relates more closely to individual life experience, some include Mars and perhaps Jupiter as an inner planet.[2]

Notes and References

  1. Woodcut by Flammarion (1888)
  2. Greene, Liz and Sasportas, Howard, 1993. The Inner Planets: Building Blocks of Personal Reality, Samual Weiser, Inc.