The exaltation is the third most important dignity of the planets. When the exaltation is the third most important dignity, then we can drop the term “exaltation” and instead talk about the third domicile. This is more fitting and less confusing. This arrangement was discovered in 1981, together with the 4th, 5th, 6th and the 7th dignity, and then published for the first time in 1984 by Milgard Verlag (Neue Schule der Astrologie).
We already are aware of five different alignments (Moon-Taurus, Jupiter-Cancer, Mercury-Virgo, Mars-Capricorn, Venus-Pisces) from classic astrology. But, in modern astrology, only one alignment (Uranus-Scorpio) is known. The presumption that there are two traditional alignments (Sun-Aries und Saturn-Libra) is flawed (chapter 188.8.131.52). For one, they contradict symmetrical alignments. Furthermore, they contradict the exaltation of Saturn to an exile-sign from Mars, as well as the exaltation of Mars to a Saturn-sign and vice versa. The exaltation of the Sun to a Mars-sign and the exaltation of Mars to a Saturn-sign and vice versa all contradict one another (Saturn is a counter pole in relation to the Sun). And lastly, the nature of Saturn and the nature of Venus contradict each other (a similar essence of Saturn and Mars), just like the nature of the Sun and the nature of Mars contradict one another (a similar essence of the Sun and Venus). The right alignments are Sun-Libra and Saturn-Aries. Six alignments (Sun-Libra, Saturn-Aries, Neptune-Leo, Pluto-Aquarius, Faunus-Sagittarius, Iustitia-Gemini) are new.