If you look up planet Vulcan on Wikipedia
, you'll find a long list of historical observations by credible
and popular astronomers, dating back several centuries - including some quite recent. A more comprehensive list, including amateur observations, would probably comprise several bound volumes.
Vulcan is an intra-Mercurial planet, making it quite close
to the sun, hence the name (and association with Vulcan, or Hephaestus
, the "blacksmith of the gods" - the fiery temperer
). Sometimes, in esoteric writings, Vulcan is symbolized by the Sun; other times, we find the expression, "moon veiling Vulcan."
For several good reasons - both in terms of modern and esoteric science
- it is
extremely difficult to observe Vulcan directly. The Wiki article lists some of the exoteric reasons ...
Einstein may have been able to explain away
these observations of Vulcan, along with the ether (aether
), but both still exist
, as posterity will some day show. Astrologers often take into account planet Vulcan, which does
, and always has, held an important place in the charts of the heavens. Pluto, on the other hand, has never
been regarded as a plant (what a nifty typo, I mean planet, of course
) - by astrologers
- since it is understood esoterically to be a SOLAR SATELLITE. It is a moon of our system
(and therefore I presume it WAS the sun, in His last incarnation).
As for Nibiru, or planet `X,'
I dunno. Maybe there's something else out that way too, but I've never heard of it. Except for in Sitchin's, and related writings.
The ancients DID
often speak of Twelve Sacred Planets
... wil, et al
... and you can find a (really long) article about them here
(which I stumbled upon in researching Vulcan).
Also, esoteric teachings tell us that astrology
will one day recognize seventy "hidden" planets
in our solar system. The asteroids
between Mars and Jupiter, is already theorized by some as possibly
having once been a physical planet. Esoteric science knows that this is true, no matter what
ideas conventional scientists currently hold. With Vulcan, minus Pluto, this would give us ten
planetary schemes - or systems - of evolution. But I'm not sure how the hidden planets
might factor in, nor how long it will be until conventional science acknowledges their existence.