Motion of the Planets
Mercury travels around the Sun in 87 ¾ days; Venus in 225 days; Earth in 365 ¼ days; Mars in 687 days; Jupiter in 11 ½ years; Saturn in 29 ½ years; Uranus in 84 years; Neptune in 165 years.
Mercury moves on an average of about 4 degrees a day, or through each sign in 7 days, although its motion varies, when nearest the Sun in Gemini moves nearly
twice as fast as when in Sagittarius, farthest away from the Sun. Venus moves about 1 ½ degrees each day, or passing through each sign in 18 days. Earth, about 1 degree a day. Moon, about 13 degrees a day. Mars, about ½ degree a day, or through each house in about two months. Jupiter, about 2 ½ degrees a month, or through a house every year. Saturn, 1 degree a month, or through a house in 2 ½ years. Uranus, 4 ½ degrees a year, or through a house in seven years. Neptune, about 2 degrees a year, or through each house in fourteen years.*
HOUSES OF THE PLANETS.
The combined influence of all the fixed stars of each sign has been found to correspond with the different planets. Therefore, the sign which is of the nature of a certain planet, is said to be the House of that planet (** domicile or rulership).
For convenience we give below a list showing the signs and their ruling planets:
Aries and Scorpio are the houses of Mars. Taurus and Libra are the houses of Venus. Gemini and Virgo are the houses of Mercury. Cancer is the house of the Moon. Leo is the house of the Sun. Sagittarius is the house of Jupiter. Capricorn is the house of Saturn. Aquarius is the house of Uranus and the Earth. Pisces is the house of Neptune and Jupiter.
The strong aspects of the planets are Conjunction, or within 7 degrees of each other. The Opposition or within 7 degrees of opposite to each other (each side of the Sun). The Quadrature or Square, between 83 and 97 degrees of each other.
The weakest aspects are the Sextile, 60 degrees apart, or within 5 degrees of it. The Trine, 120 degrees, or within 7 degrees of it. The Bi-Opposition (*** Quincunx), 150 degrees of it. The Semi-Sextile, 30 degrees apart, or within 7 degrees of it.
The strong aspects of the good planets are beneficial; also the weak aspects of the evil planets. Thus: Jupiter and Venus are always beneficial; the Moon and Mercury are always beneficial if in strong aspect to Japiter and Venus; but having an evil influence in strong aspect to Saturn, Mars, Uranus or Neptune.
An Affliction is a strong aspect of an evil planet to a good one. If Venus is in Conjunction with Saturn, Mars, Uranus or Neptune, Venus is said to be afflicted.
From Guide to Astrology by Fredrick White
* The book “Guide to Astrology” was published in 1901, so there is no info on Pluto in it. Bellow, there is a description of Pluto made by astrologer Sergey Vronsky :
“Pluto – the planet most distant from the Sun, the ninth by the count, was discovered in 1930 by Clyde Tombo at the Lowell Astronomical Observatory (Arizona, USA).
Pluto looks like a point object of the fifteenth stellar magnitude, i.e. He is about 4 thousand times weaker than those stars that are at the limit of visibility with the naked eye. Pluto is very slow, only 1.5 ° per year (4.7 km / s) moving in orbit, which has a large inclination (17 °) to the plane of the ecliptic and is strongly elongated: at perihelion, it approaches the Sun by a shorter distance, than the orbit of Neptune, and in the aphelion departs for 3 billion km further. With an average distance of Pluto from the Sun (5.9 billion km), our daylight looks from this planet not as a disk, but as a radiant point and gives illumination at 1,560 times less than on Earth. And so it is not surprising that it is very difficult to study Pluto: we know almost nothing about it.
Pluto is 0.18 times the mass of the Earth, and in diameter less than the Earth in half. The orbital period around the Sun averaged 247.7 years. The period of axial daily rotation is 6 days 9 hours.”
** In the book author speaks about House or Domicile – essential planetary dignities. Should not be confused with Astrological (Solar) Houses ~ Alexander Demin
*** This aspect of 150 degrees usually called “Quincunx” in astrological practice ~ Alexander Demin
Here there are some gifs to show how the Planets really revolve