The Rules of Interpretation of the astrological chart determined(三)

The Rules of Interpretation of the astrological chart determined(一)
The Rules of Interpretation of the astrological chart determined(二)
The Rules of Interpretation of the astrological chart determined(三)

The Determination of the Planets by Aspects

  1. The points of the Primum Mobile where the arcs measuring aspects end, are determined towards the nature and the accidental disposition of the Planet which sends the aspects. Thus, the Planets act by means of their aspects. Since, on the other hand, these same places undergo a local determination deriving from the Houses in which the aspects fall, it happens that the Planets are "determined by their aspects".


  1. The influence of the Planets by virtue of their aspects is often more important than that exerted by virtue of their Rulership. Every Planet has a noticeably more effective influence on the affairs signified by the House opposite to the one it physically occupies than does the Ruler of this opposite House if absent there from and weak, and without aspect to it. (Thus it is worse for the Ascendant to be afflicted by a square or an opposition from Saturn or Mars, than it is for the Ascendant to be merely under their Rulership.)


  1. Each Planet acts by its aspects: (1) by virtue of its nature; (2) by virtue of its Zodiacal state; (3) by virtue of its Terrestrial state, that is, its position and the position of its Domiciles. Nevertheless, it does not always act simultaneously by reason of the two elements which make up its Terrestrial state, but sometimes because of one, sometimes because of the other, sometimes because of both at the same time.

ie,benefic or malefic

  1. Since each Planet forms aspects of different natures it exerts constructive and destructive influences simultaneously.


  1. In conjunctions, the quality of the effects depends on the benefic or malefic nature of the Planets concerned, as well as their Zodiacal state.


  1. Each Planet acts constructively by means of its beneficial aspects (which are, in order of power: trine, sextile, semi-sextile), and destructively by means of its malefic aspects (opposition. square. quincunx).

行星的优良相位是120度 60度 30度
不良相位是180 90 72

  1. Good aspects coming from a naturally benefic Planet produce positive effects with ease and abundance. They fulfill the advantages signified by the Houses where they fall, and prevent disadvantages from taking place.


  1. Bad aspects coming from a naturally benefic Planet provoke difficulties, troubles, and losses.


  1. When a Planet which is naturally benefic is accidentally in bad Zodiacal or Terrestrial state, its good aspects will produce only small advantages; its bad ones, much damage.


  1. Bad aspects from a naturally malefic Planet cause considerable trouble in the affairs signified by the Houses in which they fall.


  1. When a naturally malefic Planet is in bad Zodiacal or Terrestrial state, the harmful effects of its malefic aspects are magnified. On the other hand, its good Zodiacal state will mitigate these effects.


  1. By means of its good aspects a naturally malefic Planet will produce a certain success or fortune in the midst of moderate difficulties. However, if the Zodiacal or Terrestrial state of the Planet is unfavorable, even its good aspects will harm greatly.


  1. When a Malefic, in unfavorable Zodiacal state, receives a bad aspect from a Planet which is malefic by nature or determination, the malignity of its action will be intensified; if it receives a good aspect from a benefic, its malignity will be mitigated.


  1. When a Planet which is benefic by nature but in unfavorable Zodiacal state is hurt by a malefic aspect, its action becomes harmful.


  1. The same aspect formed by the same two Planets can be at once benefic for one thing, malefic for another.



96. The specific effects produced by the same aspect formed by the same two Planets varies according to the Zodiacal Signs through which the Planets pass, and the Houses which they occupy.

  1. In the shared action of two Planets in mutual aspect, the Sun prevails over the Moon, the Moon over the other Planets, the other Superior Planets over the inferior ones. The Planet whose Zodiacal state is better, or whose state is more powerful, prevails over another.

  2. Concerning aspects, approach is more effective than departure.

  3. Consequently, of two Planets on the verge of forming a mutual aspect, it is the one which approaches the other in terms of its apparent movement in the Zodiac which acts more strongly on the significations of the other.

  4. If a good aspect received by a Planet is followed immediately by another good aspect, the advantage indicated by the first will be achieved definitely and easily. If followed by a malefic aspect, however, the good fortune will give place to some trouble.

  5. If a bad aspect is followed by another bad aspect the disadvantage so indicated will be increased and achieved with certainty. If followed by a good aspect, the disadvantage may finally turn into an advantage.

  6. In order to apply correctly the two preceding Rules it is necessary to take into account the relative power of two aspects.

  7. When a Planet or a point of the sky receives two or more aspects simultaneously, the most exact one is more powerful than the others.

  8. The natural order of power of aspects can undergo exceptions as much due to certain particular determinations of the Planets which send the aspects, as to the Planets' Zodiacal and Terrestrial states. (Examples: A Planet which rules the Ascendant and is physically located in X will exert a more powerful influence by its square on the significations of I than by its opposition on those of IV. A Planet will act more powerfully on a point of the sky by its square (consequently in a negative way) when exalted than another, on the same point, by its trine (consequently in a positive way) when this latter is in Fall.)

  9. When many Planets send aspects into the same House, the Planet whose nature and determinations are most in harmony with the significations of this House, or whose determinations from this point of view are the most powerful, will prevail over the others in terms of its aspect.

  10. When a Planet is outside of its Domicile, its aspects operate in a more noticeable manner in the direction of the significations of the House which the Planet occupies than in the direction of the affairs of the House it rules.

  11. The determination which each aspect undergoes by reason of the House in which it falls is analogous to that undergone by a Planet in the House.

  12. One should always notice whether the significations of a House occupied by a Planet which sends a given aspect are in harmony with the fortune or misfortune signified by the House which receives the aspect.

  13. As a general rule, to ascertain the power and quality of the effects produced by a given aspect, one should consider not only the aspect's form and the Planet and House from which it comes, but also the position (angular or not) and the character (favorable or unfavorable) of the House where it falls, as well as the Sign in which it falls, insofar as this Sign may constitute a place of Honor or Dishonor for the Planet which sends the aspect.

All other things being equal, when an aspect falls into an angular House its effectiveness will increase. Falling in an unfortunate House its destructive power in this House will be increased, or its constructive power will diminish, depending on the case; and inversely if the aspect falls in a fortunate House.

When the aspect falls in a Sign where the Planet which sends it is in Domicile or Exaltation, its constructive power is increased or its destructive power diminished. The contrary occurs when it falls in a Sign where the sending Planet is in Detriment or Fall.

  1. In particular it results that: If a malefic Planet rules in the House in which falls one of its malefic aspects, and this House is fortunate, this aspect, although malefic, will exert a favorable but also violent effect which will be followed ultimately by some disgrace or misfortune.

  2. On the other hand, if a Planet rules in the House where one of its bad aspects falls, and this House is unfortunate, the effect caused will have an extremely destructive character.

  3. A solitary Planet, that is, one without a connection with any other by aspect or conjunction, augurs something unusual or extraordinary in the realm of the affairs pertaining to the house it occupies.