Orbit

Definition of Orbit

An orbit is a journey of a sphere in the universe around another planet, star, or moon. Our own solar system orbits around the Sun, and our own Moon orbits around planet Earth. Different heavenly bodies have orbits of different lengths, with the Moon taking approximately 29 days to orbit the Earth, but Pluto taking almost 250 years to orbit the Sun! An astrologer calculates the orbit of a planet, star, moon, or asteroid when interpreting any astrology chart.

TERM OF THE DAY

Waxing Moon

The moon is waxing when it is growing from new to full. This period makes up the first half of the lunar calendar. During this time, the moon will pass through approximately six of the astrological signs. There is much folklore about what activities to do and not to do during a waxing moon.

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