Planets have traditional house aspects that they look at.
So its kind of like when you live in a house, where you look at on your street when you leave every morning… your “line of sight” lets say, is where you also send your energy, ie, you judge and talk to your neighbours.
So some planets look straight across the street, some look diagonal, some look down the street before they cross the road, etc, etc.
Remember to count the House the Planet is In as House 1. Ie, if a planet is in the 5th house then the 7th house aspecting it is the 11th House.
Now the planets are most impactual within a 5 degree window.
So if a planet is at 17 degrees, then it hits a 5 degree window within the other house, so 14.5-19.5 degrees are the most impacted.
So if Mars is at 17 degrees and is aspecting Saturn and Saturn is at 15 degrees then it gets the full intensity of Mars’s aspect, but if Saturn is at 25 degrees then he receives less intensity of the aspect. So Mars would feel like a Boss was breathing down his neck if Saturn was at 15 degrees, providing constriction but also stability to Mars :) Like a hard neighbour telling Mars to keep his lawns mowed :)
“The only aspect that every planet makes in Jyotish is the opposition (to all planets in the opposite sign).” *LearnAstrologyFree
Sun: 7th House (180°)
Moon: 7th House (180°)
Mercury: 7th House (180°)
Venus: 7th House (180°)
Mars: 1, 4, 7 and 8 ( 0°, 90°, 180° and 210°)
“Mars has two special aspects, too. It aspects the fourth sign forward (i.e., the forward square); … It also aspects the sixth sign backward (the backward quincunx)…” *Learn Astrology Free
Jupiter: 1, 5, 7 and 9th House ( 0°, 120°, 180° and 240°)
“Jupiter is the only planet that can trine another planet.” *Learn Astrology Free
Saturn: 1, 3, 7 and 10th House ( 0°, 60°, 180° and 270°)
“Saturn’s two special aspects are the forward sextile and the backward square. That means that Saturn aspects any planets that are three signs forward of it (counting inclusively) and any planets that are four signs behind it (often called Saturn’s tenth aspect).” *Learn Astrology Free
Rahu: 1, 5 and 9th House (0°, 120° and 240°)
Ketu: 1, 5 and 9th House (0°, 120° and 240°)
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