this post only covers inner planets. planets in detriment relate to the mind, planets in fall relate to physicality. planets in fall are considered the “most difficult” placement to have.
key: detriment / fall
the sun is about self-expression & self-identity. mentally, sun in aquarius worries about expressing itself without including the entire community. unlike leo, who thrives in the spotlight, aquarius needs to share it, and the sun does not want to share. the sun in air signs is the least happy because the air signs are double signs- the least likely to focus on oneself. sun in libra physically lacks the passion and fire. it conforms to everyone and everything around it. it leads by agreeing with its followers.
the moon is the least logical planet, our inner core and deepest, purest side of ourselves. moon in capricorn is mentally on another level. emotions are foreign because it finds that expressing their powerful emotions appropriately is a challenge, it forces itself to think and reason before it feels, opposite of what the moon is comfortable with. the moon is also very fluid- and capricorn, ruled by saturn, the planet of structure, finds it hard to go with the flow. moon in scorpio is arguably the most powerful/intense placement. many layers of the unconscious, feelings built up waiting to erupt. it is very prone to fear, and then physically putting a shield over it so no one can tell. the moon, ruled by cancer, wants to nurture and give life. she holds on to what she has in fear of losing it. scorpio (the sign of death) will transform to grow itself.
mercury is the planet of the mind- including logic, education, and all exterior thoughts. mercury in sagittarius is mentally uncomfortable. ruled by jupiter, the planet of expansion and the bigger picture, mercury struggles to discover the finer details it needs to find to be fulfilled. this is true for mercury in pisces as well, this placement is in detriment & fall. mercury is a young student, who learns with visuals in a classroom, jupiter is a wise old scholar, who learns from experience. both sagittarius and pisces are too imaginative for mercury- they think of general possibilities while gemini and virgo pinpoint the specific facts.
venus, the planet of beauty, possessions, and love. venus in scorpio doesn’t understand love the way taurus does. it mentally tries to gain power in a relationship to prevent vulnerability, while being clingy itself. venus is light and free. scorpio is too dark and intense. venus also emphasizes trust, scorpio is non-trusting.
venus is traditional and holds high morals like taurus, scorpio dislikes this. scorpio is all-or-nothing- it can’t reach compromise for comfort. venus in aries doesn’t know how to balance love like libra. it wants to lead instead of understanding the importance of two heads are better than one. aries is the most self-centered sign being exalted in the sun. aries does not work with others as equals. scorpio and aries are ruled by mars, a masculine planet, and is uncomfortable in the femininity of venus. venus in virgo is physically too cautious and builds up many walls. venus in pisces naturally loves being vulnerable, sweet, & emotional- something that virgo would have to learn. venus glosses over the flaws and pisces puts on rose-colored glasses to adhere to this. virgo is too analytical, picky, and critical. virgo is also the sign of health, and venus loves indulgences and guilty pleasures.
mars, the planet of action and aggression. mars in libra doesn’t understand displays of anger. they want justice and equality, leading them to avoid confrontation and directing their energy inwards, making it umcomfortable for mars. mars runs on passion, emotion, and power. libra shies away from all three. mars in taurus is too slow for mars. mars needs things done NOW and it doesn’t need to think things over. it doesn’t need a voice of reason. as mentioned above, libra & taurus, ruled by feminine venus, can’t keep up with masculine mars.
mars also wants to enforce punishment, something venus would never do. mars in cancer is physically away from home. mars is a warrior, fighting on the battlefield. it does not live with its mother nor does it need nurturing- it has its own discipline from capricorn. mars needs to focus on itself to succeed- and cancer is far too sensitive to the people and environment around itself.
Sagittarius Risings can appear like they are in another world. You can just see it in their eyes. Sagittarius Risings mind is always wondering someplace else that is not focused in their present surroundings. Sagittarius is the traveler of the zodiac so when it falls under your Rising Sign that “anywhere but here mentality” is on display for everyone to see.
Scorpio Risings are the type of people who are more comfortable sticking to the sidelines in social situations than being the life of party. Scorpio Risings prefer to be quiet and observe, taking in more information about other people than other people take in about them.
Libra Risings are known for being extremely judgemental. While they are nice and polite to your face, they might not have the same niceties going on about you inside their head. Libra Risings need to learn that just because someone’s opinion is different than them does not mean that the other persons opinion is wrong.