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Either of the two planets Mercury and Venus, whose orbits are closer to the sun than the earth's.Compare with superior planet
- ‘Mercury and Venus are inferior planets, those with orbits smaller than the Earth's.’
- ‘The inferior planets Mercury and Venus (which constitute the biological and lower levels of the mind) are under natural law; that is, they work as rhythm and reflex, you can't stop them.’
- ‘Mars is designated a superior planet while Venus is called an inferior planet, yet both are fascinating and prominent objects in the night sky.’
- ‘For the inferior planets, Mercury and Venus, when they are between earth and the Sun, they appear to move direct; however, when they are on the other side of the sun (Sun is between the planet and earth), they appear retrograde.’
- ‘Mercury is an inferior planet, in detriment and fall, and even in the sign of Jupiter, an indication of capture.’
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