Poles and polars have several useful properties.
If a point P lies on a line l, then the pole L of the line l lies on the polar p of point P.
If a point P moves along a line l, its polar p rotates about the pole L of the line l.
If two tangent lines can be drawn from a pole to the conic section, then its polar passes through both tangent points.
If a point lies on the conic section, its polar is the tangent through this point to the conic section.
If a point P lies on its own polar line, then P is on the conic section.
Each line has, with respect to a non-degenerated conic section, exactly one pole.