Fall

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Sol Iustitiae (Sun of Righteousness).[1]

The sign of a planet in its fall is always opposite to its sign of exaltation. In traditional and horary astrology, planets in their fall are weakened, or at least they behave in a way that is foreign to their innate qualities. Signs of planetary exaltations and falls for the outer planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are not widely agreed upon by modern astrologers, so the falls are usually restricted to the seven traditional planets.

Signs of Planetary Falls

Planet Sign
A39_209.gif Sun Libra Lib.gif
A35_150.gif Moon Scorpio Sco.gif
A34_146.gif Mercury Pisces Pis.gif
A25_087.gif Venus Virgo Vir.gif
A33_140.gif Mars Cancer Can.gif
A29_112.gif Jupiter Capricorn Cap.gif
A26_087.gif Saturn Aries Ari.gif

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Notes and References

  1. Albrecht Dürer's engraving (1499/ 1500) illustrates:
    The Sun rules in Leo,
    is exalted in Aries,
    and in his fall in Libra.
    (Aries being symbolized by the sword.)