Superior Planet

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Cosmography of Ptolemy[1]

In traditional astrology Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are superior planets, because they appeared to occupy heavenly spheres higher than the sun in astrology's geocentric model.[2]

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Notes and References

  1. This early 16th century diagram shows the Ptolemaic concentric heavenly spheres. Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are located higher than the sun
  2. The term "superior" comes from the Latin word super, meaning "above" and does not carry a connotation of excellence or worth