It is not enough merely knowing what planets like in what houses and/or signs, or the meanings attached to them. In astrology, there are a myriad effects that are sometimes not acknowledged by the mere presence of a planet in a specific house or constellation at any given time.
Below follows a brief summary of some of the more important concepts in astrology.
Polarity: Benefics and maleficsEdit
Planetary exaltation and fallEdit
Divisional charts, yogas and doshasEdit
Vedic astrology in contrast to Western astrology has many terms and qualities which simply do not have have any equivalents. To view the full list, refer to this page here.