Domicile

In traditional astrology, a planet placed in the sign that it rules was said to be in domicile, a word derived from the Latin for home. Thus, a planet in domicile (e.g., Mercury in Gemini, Mars in Aries, etc.) is "at home," a location that allows the planet to express its nature freely. A planet in domicile is in the sign of its dignity, and an alternative term for domicile is domal dignity. The term domicile is infrequently used in modern astrology; when it is, it is often used in a more general sense to denote location, as when someone says that a certain planet is "domiciled" in a particular house.

An antique garnet gem showing a dog surrounded by solar ray, based on Roman superstition relating to the "dog days" between July 3 and August 11, when warm weather was thought to be caused by the rising and setting of the dog star, Sirius. Reproduced by permission of Fortean Picture Library.

An antique garnet gem showing a dog surrounded by solar ray, based on Roman superstition relating to the "dog days" between July 3 and August 11, when warm weather was thought to be caused by the rising and setting of the dog star, Sirius. Reproduced by permission of Fortean Picture Library.

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