Astrology Bytes Episode 116: The Conditions of a Planet


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Created by Theresa Reed, The Tarot Lady (psst…I am known for tarot but I’m also an astrology geek!).

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Episode 116: The Conditions of a Planet

Here’s what you need to know…if you ever hear an astrologer mention a planet’s condition, they are talking about if the planet is well-aspected or poorly aspected. When it’s poorly aspected, it’s considered afflicted (I personally do not like that term but you’ll see it in astrology books, especially older ones). 

There are a few things to consider when trying to determine the condition of a planet. For one, you would look at its dignity. Is the planet exalted or in its fall? Is it in detriment? Next, you’ll want to examine if the planet is supported by harmonious angles to other planets (ex: sextiles or trines) or receiving rough aspects from other planets (ex: squares and oppositions). Analyze those details and you’ll see what “shape” the planet is in – and how it may impact your chart. 

Grab your astrology chart, put in your earbuds, and dive in!



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