Planets in Astrology
Apart from Earth there are other planets in the wide scope of Astrology such as: the Sun, the Moon (yes, in Astrology they are equal to planets), Venus, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Pluto and Neptune. As for the Dark Moon, asteroids and nodal axis or so called minor celestial bodies, they also have certain influence in the Astrology. Natal chart has a particular place for each of the planets and place here has a meaning and impact, with certain energy and vibes. Planet's activity is predetermined by the sign that hosts the planet by the moment. According to the house where this sign is located the sphere in life is affected.
Two classes of planets are commonly believed to exist: personal planets (another name fast-moving) and collectible planets (another name slow-moving).
The Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury and Venus are called personal planets. The time they need to travel the Zodiacal circle is relatively short. For the Moon minimum time is 28 day, and for Mars its maximum time is 220 days, so they are divided into the team of fast-moving planets. They don't spend a lot of time on each sign during their route, so their energies have really different impact on each sign.
Another team of planets or slow-moving ones need at least 12 years and at most 249 years to make the full circle through the Zodiac. It becomes clearer now, why they are called collectible planets. However, among them Jupiter and Saturn are the fastest. Slow-moving planets can stay in one sign for years or decades. The vibes they produce influence few generations. They are more global and not so sharply felt on each person, but on generations.
For everyone on Earth the Sun and the Moon are the main components that influence our state of mind and flow of life. In the natal chart they have the most essential place because of the right interpretation of the chart. Astrologists call them Luminaries, as they are the most illuminated celestial objects to us.