1. Any planet in a sign increases the power of that sign to be impressed upon the mind and desires of the person then born.
The majority of planets in one mode of activity:
Cardinal sign planets increase urge to 'action'.
Fixed sign planets increase tenacity, tendancy to plan before starting and to be slow to stop.
Mutable (also called common) sign planets increase flexability, changability and mental tendancies.
The majority of planets in one element:
Fire signs tenated give drive, zest, warmth.
Earth signs tenated give practical, down to earth attitudes.
Air signs tenated give love of communication, ideas, relationship.
Water signs tenated give good memory, psychic sensitivity.
The above points are covered in the introduction, 'Rules'.
3. Rulership and exaltation are planetary placements which typically are more easily and strongly expressed. Angular placements as well as the houses which are the 'natural houses' of a planet are usually easily expressed planetary positions.
Rulership is an important concept because no matter which house or sign a planet is found, the natural characteristics of its 'ruled' sign will be expressed at that position. In addition, the character of the sign position the planet actually occupies will also be expressed. The part of life which will be most affected will typically be revealed by the house position.
So what are the signs in which a planet is said to rule?
|To the left we have a wheel with the Moon shown in the sign Cancer. The Sun is shown in the Sign Leo. These are rulership signs for the two 'lights'.|
|The planet with the orbit closest to the Sun is Mercury. We show Mercury next to the 2 signs ruled by the Sun and Moon. These 2 signs ruled by Mercury are Gemini and Virgo.|
|The next planet beyond Mercury is Venus. Venus is shown in the next 2 signs adjacent to Mercury's signs. Venus rules Taurus and Libra.|
|The next planet beyond Venus is the Earth, however the Earth is shown in one sense by the Moon, and in another by the part of Fortune. Thus the next planet beyond Earth's orbit, Mars rules the next two signs, which are Aries and Scorpio.|
|The next planet beyond Mars is Jupiter. Jupiter rules the next two signs, which are Pisces and Sagittarius.|
|The next planet beyond Jupiter is Saturn. Saturn is the last planet in the traditional rulership scheme, and it rules the two signs just opposite to the Sun and Moon's signs. Aquarius is opposite to Leo, Capricorn is opposite to Cancer.|
|Mercury||Gemini and Virgo||Pisces and Sagittarius||Aquarius or Virgo||Leo and Pisces|
|Venus||Taurus and Libra||Scorpio and Aries||Pisces||Virgo|
|Mars||Aries and Scorpio||Taurus and Libra||Capricorn||Cancer|
|Jupiter||Pisces and Sagittarius||Gemini and Virgo||Cancer||Capricorn|
|Saturn||Aquarius and Capricorn||Cancer and Leo||Libra||Aries|
For a discription of each sign, each planet, each planet in a sign, each
planet in a house and aspects between the planets:
See Message of the Stars
Augusta Foss Heindel
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