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Again Valens tries to give the worst that can happen (or the best). His examples are at the limits or extremes. You judge how far off the limit things actually are when you look at the chart and the actual placements. Are there compensations, are benefics (or malefics) effecting things beneficially (or adversely) What are the rulers of the rulers of these places doing, etc.

But by and large, a planet in the eighth or the sixth is going to signify problems and difficulties, whereas a planet in the ninth or the seventh is going to be more fortunate and more effective. That's common even today, and now you know where it comes from.
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