If a planet nearing a given house cusp will influence the affairs of both houses, [more so the next house along going anti clockwise] are there other factors that might determine the nature of this influence? For example, based on my own chart, neptune influences the affairs of both the eighth and the ninth,[Not in Equal house system (mine) it's 5' and and 9th house cusp will be 19'] while saturn is more clearly active in the seventh alone.[that's due to be max 5' away from 8th] I wonder if this is connected to the fact that, in my experience (and there is material in the beginners section that mentions this, and plenty of material in other places, too), the angles "attract" an approaching planet at a wider orb than do the cusps of succedent or cadent houses; might a planet then "linger" in an angular house? Do aspects play a part? Or don't those considerations come into play? [YOUR saturn takes on more importance as it's MC ruler and very afflicted, so I'm not suprised you feel it more]
Another question I have is this: what house is a planet in when it is nearing the cusp, regardless of where it exerts its influence? To use my own chart again, is neptune located in the ninth or eighth?[8th] The question came to me when looking at planets ruling its house: the decision to place it in either saturn-ruled ninth or jupiter-ruled eighth (or both--I don't think "or neither" is a likely response(!)) has implications for further interpretations (aspects between house-rulers, etc), ditto for saturn.
[pisces/neptune rules 11th and is posited 8th. You should never agree to a joint bank account!]
I'm using the Placidus system and a predominantly "modern" approach, although of course I'm open to any and all insights. I'm interested in the general, but in case anyone wants to field the specific questions, here are the degrees in question on my own chart, which may be difficult to identify on the attached photo:
8th cusp: sag 15.17
saturn: sag 13.39
9th cusp: cap 7.00
neptune: cap 5.08
Ruler of the Eleventh House in the Eighth House
You are really lucky that neptune was not retrograde as your hopes and wishes may never realise or be severly delayed.....Your hopes and wishes can change completely at some point in your life. You may abandon your goals in the blink of an eye and decide to go after something totally different. Your involvement with a particular organization and your support of its aims could result in a total lifestyle change for you. Or, you could end up experiencing a complete change of attitude towards it.
I use Equal House system (where each cusp is same as Ascendant) and am a modern astrologer. Lots of newcomers come into Astrology/forums and get a free chart from www.astro.com and the default ‘house system’ used is Placidus and think that’s just the norm and all there is……..BUT that is just the tip of the iceberg. You can change the default on astro.com in Extended Chart selection to Equal house and a few others if you wish to experiment…..
Within the mainstream here on AW of placidus/equal houses (the default on astro is placidus) only difference being some planets may move from one house to another thereby altering it's interpretation and it's 'only' with research will you find which /planets 'fit you' in which houses. So my advice, do two charts, research any planets that move houses and see which you identity with - simple
so your mars/jupiter conj would be 10th house conj 11th house cusp. In my view your Saggi sun conj uranus will serious alter saggi expressions to more like Aquarius/uranus. In later life this may well make you quite 'eccentric' or difficult to live with
Your moon is handle for bucket chart and you lack air element in your chart. This can tend towards sweeping statement will little thought of how it affects others. But you do have two planets in air house AND your mercury is conj saturn which shows you lack confidence in communications, espec in childhood, probably good at studying and readingt though...
Your also lack earth planets and neptune is a singleton. Lots energies in fire and water, so swinging from action and emotions