A term referring to a planet being in the sign opposite its rulership (detriment) or in the sign opposite its exaltation (fall). A planet which is in debility is said to express the weaker aspects of the sign. See also Dignity.
A weakened planetary condition, due to unsympathetic aspect, motion, or position. See Dignity.
A planet is weakened when placed in a sign which is unsympathetic to its nature, such as Mercury, an airy planet, when placed in Sagittarius, a fiery sign.