The Planets Is Astrological Rather Than Astrology While Holidaying In Spain

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The Planets is astrological rather than astronomical. Holst became very interested in Astrology while holidaying in Spain in 1913. Astrology is a very old belief that the stars, constellations and the planets affect our lives.

Each movement conveys ideas and emotions associated with the influence of the planets on the psyche.

Pluto is not included as it was not discovered until 1930. At the time of writing the suite, Neptune, discovered in 1846, was the extreme point of the solar system.

Gustav Holst conducted The Planets in 1923 and recorded the work with the London Symphony Orchestra twice, in 1924 and then in
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