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Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Saturn

Saturn rules Capricorn and Aquarius, the two farthest signs from the luminaries in the zodiac. This is appropriate to Saturn as he represents boundaries and limitations. More precisely, Saturn shows us the structures in our world that order our raw experience into something comprehensible. Saturn gives and enforces rules, sometimes tediously if we make the

Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Jupiter

Jupiter is the planet of philosophy, higher understanding, and wisdom. As he is the ‘greater benefic’, Jupiter gives something much broader than Venus does – the ability to see the bigger picture, even to identify purpose. The sign and house placement of Jupiter in a chart modifies how he is able to give these gifts,

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Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Mars

Mars, as a symbol of an aspect of human consciousness, represents our active nature. He is aggressive, doesn’t second-guess, and is associated with both the child and the soldier. These may seem incompatible but they are similar in a very key way: the naïveté and pure faith in self that possesses a child to go

Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Venus

Venus’s exaltation in late Pisces reminds us symbolically of the exaltation of the Sun in Aries – the fact that Venus is ‘lifted up’ before the Sun gives us an idea of the relationship between these two. Remember we theorized that the Sun’s exaltation has to do with the first seeds of spring. Venus follows

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Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Mercury

Welcome back to our series on planetary exaltation, detriment, and fall! Today we are tackling our most flighty friend, Mercury. Unlike the luminaries, whose phases can be clearly seen and understood through their apparent rotation around the earth, and thus are receptive to a fairly straightforward geocentric explanation of exaltation, detriment, and fall, Mercury’s phases

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