Afflicted and Exalted Planets in Astrology


In astrology, understanding which planets boost us and pose issues is important. Commonly known as afflicted planets, these are the planets that have harsh conditions that will greatly affect the energies that individual deals with. Similarly, there are exalted planets that provide us with the best energies possible. Understanding how afflicted and exalted planets operate in our natal charts provides us with a significant advantage in understanding ourselves. Also, there is the opportunity to learn how to make the best of both afflicted and exalted planets so that the energy is used in the most beneficial manner possible.

What are Afflicted Planets?
So, what exactly are afflicted planets? Afflicted planets are those planetary bodies that are experiencing negative energy due to their placement or aspects. In astrology, the terms detriment and fall are often used to describe planets that are afflicted. Planets that are considered detrimental have this distinction due to their position within the zodiac. For example, detriment planets are usually on the side opposite of the sign-in which the planet rules. Take for example the moon in cancer is domicile or in its home position because the zodiac sign Cancer is ruled by the moon. Thus, the lunar detriment position would be in the sign of Capricorn because Capricorn is the opposite sign of the moon’s natural placement which is Cancer.

Read More »

Related Articles

Back to top button


Get a daily email of trending news and updates. Be the first to see top stories and events.