Vulcan (planet)

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Detail of an 1846 astronomical chart of the solar system showing the planet Vulcan circling the sun within the orbit of Mercury
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Vulcan is a planet that is closer to the sun than Mercury. There isn’t any scientific evidence for it, but H. P. Blavatsky mentions it in The Secret Doctrine.[1] Astrologers have named it. Some modern astronomers believed that it existed and were trying to determine its orbit, which would be so close to the sun that it would be extremely difficult to trace.[2]

See also

For the cosmic being Vulcan, see Vulcan, God of Fire


Elizabeth Clare Prophet, October 7, 1976.


  1. H. P. Blavatsky writes in The Secret Doctrine, “Many more planets are enumerated in the Secret Books than in modern astronomical works” (vol. 1, p. 152). She specifically refers to “an invisible intra-Mercurial planet ... one of the most secret and highest planets. It is said to have become invisible at the close of the Third Race” (vol. III, pp. 459, 462). She elsewhere referred to claims of 19th century astronomers who claimed to have seen this planet and named it Vulcan (Transactions of the Blavatsky Lodge, p. 48).
  2. Speculation about a planet closer to the sun than Mercury dates back to the 17th century, and a number of astronomers claimed to have observed such a planet. Support for its existence grew in the 19th century when astronomers observed anomalies in the orbit of the planet Mercury. However, Einstein’s 1915 theory of general relativity explained the anomalies in the orbit of Mercury.