[Here is how Holst came to name each piece based upon the known planets at the time.
1.Mars, the Bringer of War
2.Venus, the Bringer of Peace
3.Mercury, the Winged Messenger
4.Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
5.Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
6.Uranus, the Magician
7.Neptune, the Mystic]
This is interesting for me from the perspective of do the names of the planets indicate some real characteristics or influences of the planets. Some people feel they do. I get that impression from the Edgar Cayce material.
This gets into the question of who decided on what names should be assigned to the different planets and how did they make those decisions.
Cayce said that we can experience the influences of the different planets somehow. Not that we necessarily go and reside on those planets in spirit form but rather we can experience their influences somehow.
Neptune in your list is again listed as a mystic. Neptune is a blue planet I think which ties in with Poseidon, god of the sea.
Mars is a red planet, the same color as blood for the god of war.
Gaea (Earth), Cronus (Saturn), and Uranus are the names of some of the Titans. I find Cronus interesting since he is the god of time.
Zeus son of Cronus and his followers got into a war with the Titans. They overcame their father Cronus. Perhaps they overcame time who knows.
Some people think there's a red dwarf star named Nemesis, our sun's evil twin star, that hangs out in the Oort cloud most of the time. Every 25 million years or so Nemesis perturbs the orbits of the comets and sends a gigantic comet storm hurtling towards the Earth. There are billions if not trillions of comets in the Oort cloud. They also think there's a gigantic planet hidden in the Oort cloud, a gas giant similar to Jupiter.
Those are just theories however which must remain controversial until more evidence can be gathered. There's a telescope that is trying to obtain that evidence if it has already been launched into space. But that's the plan anyway.
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