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Birth of Venus[1]

The question of which planet is strongest in a horoscope is an important one, and astrologers devised different methods to determine the dominant planet. The characteristics of dominant planets are prominent in the horoscope and have a powerful influence on the individual concerned.

Traditional western astrologers consider

They also look at

To some modern astrologers, dominant planets are those which form an

The conjunction is regarded as being the most significant, followed by the opposition, square, trine and sextile. According to this scheme the planet which forms the most important aspects is considered to be the most dominant planet.

Some astrologers also consider that the following features indicate that a planet is dominant:

(Because house cusps vary with different house systems, the latter is probably least reliable)

Notes and References

  1. Sandro Botticelli, ca. 1485/86