Traditional term. When a planet gains in strength cording to its sign and degree placement in the chart. The house or sign that a planet rules, that which it is exalted in, and by some authorities, any sign of the same elemental triplicity. Alternative def--A planet's position in a sign thought to strengthen its influence. A complex set of weights are used to determine such strengths: Sign position, 5 ;Mutual Reception by House, 5 ;Exaltation, 4 ;Mutual Reception by Exaltation, 4 ;Triplicity, 3 ;Term, 2 ;Face, 1 .