Detriment (astrology)

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In astrology, a celestial body is said to be in detriment, or exile, when it is positioned in the zodiac sign opposite the sign it rules (over which it has domicile). When a celestial body is in detriment it is said to be not comfortable in that sign and to tend to operate with the least strength.[1]

The sign detriments are as follows:

Body Domicile Detriment
Sun Leo Aquarius
Moon Cancer Capricorn
Mercury Gemini
Virgo
Sagittarius
Pisces
Ceres Virgo Pisces
Venus Taurus
Libra
Scorpio
Aries
Terra Taurus Scorpio
Mars Aries
Scorpio
Libra
Taurus
Jupiter Sagittarius
Pisces
Gemini
Virgo
Saturn Capricorn
Aquarius
Cancer
Leo
Uranus* Aquarius Leo
Neptune* Pisces Virgo
Pluto* Scorpio Taurus
  • Signs of detriment for the non-visible planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are not firmly established or as widely applied as those of the seven classical planets.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alan Leo, Practical Astrology, (1910) p.23.