Aspects of the planets in astrology

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Aspects of the Planets

Both the Traditional and Western astrologers firmly believe that each planet as per its position in the Zodiac – Influences the other planets and house. This is termed as aspect.

The approach, however, of both is different. Westerns claim to be more scientific because they compute the aspects on the basis of specified longitudinal positions of planets and house cusps whereas the Traditionalists compute the aspects from sign to sign positions of the planets and houses. The Traditionalists also believe that even signs also aspect other signs in specific ways. Aspects, according to both are classified as benefics and malefics. Both believe that benefic aspects symbolize progress, harmony and concord, whereas malefic aspects denote disharmony and discord.

According to some astrologers they are not able to convince themselves of the rationale behind the theory of aspects. Behaviour of the planet, according to them, is individualistic and conditioned by its actual longitudinal degree obtained in the Zodiac at the time of birth and its placement in the cuspal positions.

Aspects of the Planets mentioned below:


Its aspect on a planet or a house, in general tries to retard and delay events signified by that planet or house. Saturn's aspect on Venus may cause disappointment, probably sorrow or depressed emotion, on Mars, the passionate nature will be affected, on Jupiter it may cause misfortune, degradation of social and moral faculties, and generally bringing disfavour and discredit.


Its aspect is generally considered as benefic. Since it is a planet of expansion and nobility and it tries to influence the planet with its own signification to bring about a pleasant and fortunate change in the affairs indicated by the aspected planet / house may be health, finance, occupation or social affairs.


When Mars aspects a planet / house the active, energetic and forceful side of the nature will be manifested. This includes bodily activity and vigour, muscular energy, the blood and its circulation, strong desires, passion, positive – ness, self – reliance, determination, disobedience, pride and strengths of will. Mars aspects may give rise to disputes and quarrels, unwise actions, extravagance etc.


Mercury's aspect is known to arouse the intelligence and reasoning power in the native, infuse writing or publishing instincts, love for communication etc. Depending upon its nature in Horoscope it will influence the aspected planets / houses signification through its own signification.


It rules over love, friendship, society, entertainment, is fortunate, and can bestow much financial and general success. Depending upon its nature as per its position in the horoscope, it will influence the aspected planets / houses through its own significations to cause the desirable or undesirable effects.

Sun and Moon

One represents the vital force and other is called Mind. The influence of Sun and Moon on other planets need special consideration. Depending upon their nature and strengths in the horoscope they will bring about significant changes in the affairs of the aspected planet / house.

Special Aspects and their Significations

Some Astrologers use the following aspects

Aspect of Exaltation

If a planet aspects a planet placed in the sign of exaltation of the aspecting planet, or the house where its sign of exaltation rises then the planet or the house is said to receive an aspect of Exaltation. It is believed to offer good results.

Aspect of Fall

If a planet aspects a planet placed in the sign of Debilitation of the aspecting planet or the house where its sign of debilitation rises then the planet or the house is said to receive an Aspect of Fall. It is believed to offer bad results.

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This article was published on 2010/09/28