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Forum: Dignities & debilities 04-20-2018, 04:41 AM
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Re: Why is Mercury exalted in Virgo- not in Gemini?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exaltation_(astrology)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domicile_(astrology)
Forum: Dignities & debilities 04-16-2018, 09:31 PM
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Posted By waybread
Re: Why is Mercury exalted in Virgo- not in Gemini?

JS, it's not a question of whether you appreciate my explanations or not. I didn't think you had anything against Virgo. People who study the history of astrology have written about the origins of...
Forum: Dignities & debilities 03-31-2018, 05:12 AM
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Posted By waybread
Re: Why is Mercury exalted in Virgo- not in Gemini?

I think it's important, too, to move beyond modern ideas of affinity, and to think simply about planetary strength. The exaltations were supposedly places where the exalted planets were simply more...
Forum: Dignities & debilities 03-31-2018, 05:00 AM
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Posted By waybread
Re: Why is Mercury exalted in Virgo- not in Gemini?

Maybe you are hung up on the word "exaltation"? Astrologically today, an exaltation is important, but not so important as a domicile. How do you distinguish between these two terms? See:...
Forum: Dignities & debilities 03-31-2018, 04:53 AM
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Posted By waybread
Re: Why is Mercury exalted in Virgo- not in Gemini?

The domiciles and exaltations are really ancient. You have to look there, vs. to what we think about the signs in modern astrology today.

I hope you can step away from tired old stereotypes of...
Forum: Dignities & debilities 03-31-2018, 04:10 AM
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Posted By waybread
Re: Why is Mercury exalted in Virgo- not in Gemini?

Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn and the traditional ruler of Aquarius. Saturn is exalted in Libra. http://www.skyscript.co.uk/essential_dignities.html
Forum: Dignities & debilities 03-29-2018, 01:06 AM
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Posted By waybread
Re: Why is Mercury exalted in Virgo- not in Gemini?

Mercury is domiciled in Gemini. To my way of thinking, a domicile is stronger than an exaltation, but others might disagree.

Are you familiar with the planet-sign rulerships? Most modern...
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