When judging a planet’s ability to be a productive and positive force in your life, it’s helpful to know whether they’re being supported by friends or obstructed by enemies. Relationships between the planets and their aspects to each other are more significant than dignity alone.
Relationships between the planets aren’t random. There’s a reason why certain planets are enemies, friends, or neutral to each other. Each planet has their own “agenda” and other planets will either support or disrupt these agendas. With a better understanding, You can see how the relationships between planets play in our lives.
How the planets affect each other in your birth chart, how they support, agitate, or oppress each other is what gives the most information on how that planet will function in your life. An Astrologer who doesn’t have a firm understanding of planetary relationships will miss a great deal of information, or possibly give inaccurate information.
Enemy planets get in each other’s way, either they get in the way of concrete manifestations, or they get in the way of our ability to feel good. Friendly planets offer support and help their friends be more productive. If you want to know whether a planet is being supported by friends or obstructed by enemies, you have to know their relationships.
What can get confusing about planetary relationships is that they aren’t always mutual. For instance, even though Mercury is friendly towards the moon, the moon is an enemy to Mercury. This is why it’s more difficult to memorize these relationships.
You can use image as a reference, since in the beginning it’s not always easy to remember all of them.