Planets in Scorpio Part 1: Ascendant, and Mercury
When you first meet someone what planet do you see? Do you see the sun sign, moon sign, ascendant sign, etc? It is tricky to say what personal planet someone first sees in a person. Even so, it’s fun to try and take a go at it.
As I repeated many many times in previous hubs, my theory pretty much goes like this:
When someone first meet you (and vice versa) they meet your ascendant sign. After a while once they get to talking with you they meet your Mercury and Venus signs concurrently. It is on this occasion you laugh, joke, and get to know each other more. After you both depart, deciding that you Continue reading
Mercury is the smallest and closest to the Sun of the eight planets in the Solar System, with an orbital period of about 88 Earth days. Seen from the Earth, it appears to move around its orbit in about 116 days, which is much faster than any other planet. This rapid motion may have led to it being named after the Roman deity Mercury, the fast-flying messenger to the gods.
Since Mercury has almost no atmosphere to retain heat, Mercury’s surface experiences the greatest temperature variation of all the planets, ranging from 100 K (−173 °C; −280 °F) at night to 700 K (427 °C; 800 °F) during the day. Mercury’s surface is heavily cratered and similar in appearance to Earth’s Moon, indicating that it has been geologically inactive for billions of years.
Mercury’s period of revolution around the Sun is 88 days. It therefore makes about 4.15 revolutions around the Sun in one Earth-year. Continue reading