Astrology: How to Interpret Planets

Beham, (Hans) Sebald (1500-1550): Luna, from T...
Beham, (Hans) Sebald (1500-1550): Luna, from The seven Planets with the Signs of the Zodiac, 1539 (Bartsch 120; Pauli, Holl. 122), first state of five, trimmed just outside the platemark, generally in very good condition. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are three important fundamental factors to interpret a planet:

  1. It’s house
  2. It’s lordship
  3. It’s sign

They are more or less equal in importance. Then there are four important secondary considerations immediately upon these three fundamental factos:

  1. It’s potency
  2. It’s dignity
  3. Influences to it (mostly through aspects, also through dispositors, etc.)
  4. 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