There are three important fundamental factors to interpret a planet:
- It’s house
- It’s lordship
- It’s sign
They are more or less equal in importance. Then there are four important secondary considerations immediately upon these three fundamental factos:
- It’s potency
- It’s dignity
- Influences to it (mostly through aspects, also through dispositors, etc.)
- It’s ability to exert influence on the houses relative to the ascendant, moon and sun.
Considering these 3 primary and 4 secondary factors is enough work to keep us busy for an hour or two per chart, and gives a clear enough picture of a horoscope to answer questions and guide a person with significant confidence.
– Vic DiCara