The Moon is positioned according to the Dasha sequence. Mercury may be as far away from the Sun as 27 degrees, and Venus as distant as 47 degrees. Astrology is the most fascinating science. Anil Aggarwala BSc. Engg. P.E.C Ch. Jyotish Acharaya, Research BVB, New Delhi, 30th March 2015.
Just consider the degrees of the seven visible planets: Su, Mo, Me, Ve, Ma, Ju, and Sa. Ignore the Ascendant, Rahu, and Ketu, which are astrological markers in the horoscope rather than actual planets. Your soul planet is the planet with the greatest degree! It's as simple as that!
The soul planet rules your relationship to other people, especially those who have some sort of influence over you. It also controls your sense of personal identity and what it means to be human. The more energy that is channeled through this planet, the more evolved you will be as a person. Conversely, the less energy that is channeled through it, the more likely you are to act in ways that don't benefit your overall health and happiness.
First, determine where the seven planets orbit in relation to the Earth at birth time for you. Then, look up the signs they occupy to identify your soul planet. For example, if you were born on January 1st, the Moon is void of course (Oc) from 12am to 12pm, so Su (the First House) would rule during this time period. If there was any danger involved with finding your soul planet, it would be when the Moon is full or new. Because then you could actually see yourself acting in certain ways toward others - whether you mean to or not! - due to its influence over your emotions.
The sheet "e.g., Planet Visibility" shows, among other things, Mercury's precise position at any given time. Set the date as well, so that the computation is correct. It's now an old thread. But I thought I'd add some details for future visitors.
Mercury can be seen from almost everywhere on Earth apart from directly under a cloud or mountain range. Even so, its visibility varies greatly from day to day and even from hour to hour. You need to know exactly when it will be able to be seen from your location in order to plan your activities accordingly.
To find out when and where you can see Mercury, you need to know your location relative to the planet. The best place to see Mercury is with the Earth between you and it. In other words, you need to be somewhere it can be seen from, but not directly beneath a large body of water or land (even if it's only a small island).
You can use this website to find out where Mercury can be seen from on any given day: https://mercury.planetvisibility.com/
You simply enter your location into the search box on the left, and it will tell you whether or not you can see Mercury that day and at what times.
Venus is presently in the Pisces constellation. Venus's current right ascension is 01h 33m 26s, and her declination is +08deg 38' 37". (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). Venus's current magnitude is -3.93. (JPL).
The planet was at its closest approach to Earth on February 24-25, 2004 when it came within 5.9 million kilometers (3.7 million miles). From that point forward, it will take about 105 days until it returns to its previous distance from Earth.
During this close encounter, observers on Earth will be able to see a very bright light in the night sky as Venus passes across the face of the Sun. Because of this unusual alignment, observers as far away as South America could see past clouds to glimpse our sister planet. The last time Venus was seen passing in front of the Sun like this was in 1690, when Isaac Newton made one of his many discoveries while studying the event with his telescope.
Newton observed that although all other planets in the Solar System appear to move around the Sun, Venus always stays in the same spot relative to Earth. He concluded that Earth must be surrounded by another planet with which it interacts gravitationally, but he did not know what material it was made of or how large it was compared to Earth. Today we know that this mysterious "other" planet is called Venus.
Here, we give a timetable that shows some of the finest planet viewing periods as well as where to look to observe them. On June 10, Mercury forms an inferior conjunction with the sun and enters the morning sky. It can be seen for several weeks after this, as it travels south along the ecliptic (its orbit around the sun). Venus also goes below the horizon at this time, but it can be seen again after midnight on July 2.
The brightest object in the night sky is not a star but rather a planet: Venus. Although you cannot see her with the naked eye, your camera will capture the beauty of this planet as she passes over your location during certain times of the year.
Venus and Mercury have been visible together in the evening sky for many years now, but what about the other three planets? They do not go down beyond the horizon, so you will need a telescope to see them. But if you have one available, these are some of the best times to observe them.
Mars is the red planet, so it makes sense that it is the last planet to go dark in the night sky. However, it can only be seen with the aid of a telescope because its orbit takes it outside our planet's atmosphere.
Mercury has the biggest change in surface temperature of any planet in our solar system since it is so near to the sun and lacks an atmosphere. Temperatures on Mercury's daylight side, the side facing the sun, exceed 500 degrees Celsius, or 900 degrees Fahrenheit, hot enough to melt tin. But on its dark side, beyond the orbit of Mars, temperatures drop below -180 degrees C, or -300 degrees F.
The solar radiation that strikes the planet's surface is so intense that almost all of it is reflected back into space. Only 1% or less reaches the planet's interior.
This image shows a black-and-white view from NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft, which passed by Mercury on 10 April 1999. The camera was aimed at the Sun as the spacecraft headed away from it at more than 30,000 km/h (19,800 mph). As it moved out of sight behind Mercury, the picture began to turn colorized red, then orange, and finally white, due to signals being sent back to Earth during various stages of this sequence.
The Mariner 10 mission was designed to provide data about the composition of Mercury's atmosphere, topography, gravity field, and magnetic field. It also collected samples from the surface for analysis on Earth.
Although only 45 million years old, much of Mercury is still being shaped by events that took place earlier in its history.