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Planetary Dignities

Planetary Dignities

This is the 2014 – 2015 calculator to find the dignities of your planets.

Every planet is a ruler of a zodiac sign. Planet Mercury rules over Gemini and Virgo. Planet Venus rules over the zodiac signs of Taurus and Libra. Planet Mars rules over the zodiac signs of Aries and Scorpio. Planet Jupiter rules over the zodiac signs of Sagittarius and Pisces. Saturn rules over the signs of Capricorn and Aquarius. Planet Uranus, one of the modern planets, was discovered on March 13, 1781 by William Herschel.

This planet was given as lord over Aquarius, so now Aquarius has its very own ruler being Uranus. Neptune mathematically predicted by Urbain Le Verrier, and was discovered on September 23, 1846 by astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle. Neptune was given as lord over Pisces, so now Pisces has its very own ruler being Neptune. Pluto was discovered on February 18, 1930 by Clyde W. Tombaugh. Pluto was given as lord over Scorpio, so now Scorpio has its very own ruler being Pluto.

This leaves us with Gemini and Virgo still sharing Mercury. It is destined by many astrologers that soon Virgo will have its own planet discovered. Also, this still leaves us with Taurus and Libra still sharing Venus. It is not known or widely discussed if either one will someday acquire its own planet to be ruled over.
There exists a two terms in tropical astrology that refer to the dignities of the planets: Exaltation, Detriment, and Fall.

A planet can be in its own sign that it rules in which gives the planet its own harmonious power with nothing extraordinarily. It simply is in its right place and knows how to work efficiently. However, a planet can be in its sign of exaltation which, depending on the planet can be the same sign it rules or a different zodiac sign. A planet in a sign of exaltation has greatest power of expression.

A planet in its fall sign is debilitated in expressing itself. Its power is weakened extensively. A planet in its detriment sign has difficulty expressing itself positively, but still retains its power more so than if it was in its fall sign.

A planet is in its detriment zodiac sign when it is in the opposite zodiac sign that it naturally rulesdignities over. Whichever zodiac sign a planet is exalted in, then it is the opposite of that sign of which it will be in its fall sign.

Predict how each planet is affecting your life by knowing its dignity. Fill in your birth information into the calculator and receive a free detailed report on the planets in your horoscope. Know yourself better by 2015.

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