Essential Dignities

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Wheel of Essential Dignities[1]

In Traditional Astrology planets have essential dignity if they are in the sign of their Rulership or Domicile, the sign of their Exaltation, Triplicity, Term, or Face.

According to this system, a dignified planet is stronger than one lacking in essential dignity.

Most Important Essential Dignities and Debilities[2]

Planet Domicile/
Rulership
Detriment Exaltation Fall
Sun A39_209.gif Leo A32_137.gif Aquarius A49_249.gif Aries A47_252.gif Libra A48_246.gif
Moon A35_150.gif Cancer A30_130.gif Capricorn A45_214.gif Taurus A46_218.gif Scorpio A44_205.gif
Mercury A34_146.gif Gemini A42_262.gif Sagittarius A43_197.gif    
  Virgo A27_109.gif Pisces A24_071.gif    
Venus A25_087.gif Taurus A46_218.gif Scorpio A44_205.gif Pisces A24_071.gif Virgo A27_109.gif
  Libra A48_246.gif Aries A47_252.gif    
Mars A33_140.gif Aries A47_252.gif Libra A48_246.gif Capricorn A45_214.gif Cancer A30_130.gif
  (Scorpio A44_205.gif) (Taurus A46_218.gif)    
Jupiter A29_112.gif Sagittarius A43_197.gif Gemini A42_262.gif Cancer A30_130.gif Capricorn A45_214.gif
  (Pisces A24_071.gif) (Virgo A27_109.gif)    
Saturn A26_087.gif Capricorn A45_214.gif Cancer A30_130.gif Libra A48_246.gif Aries A47_252.gif
  (Aquarius A49_249.gif) (Leo A32_137.gif)    
Uranus A40_238.gif Aquarius A49_249.gif Leo A32_137.gif Scorpio A44_205.gif Taurus A46_218.gif
Neptune A38_160.gif Pisces A24_071.gif Virgo A27_109.gif Cancer A30_130.gif Capricorn A45_214.gif
Pluto a13_174_pluto4.gif Scorpio A44_205.gif Taurus A46_218.gif Leo A32_137.gif Aquarius A49_249.gif

See also

Weblinks

Bibliography

  • Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, complete. online (sacred texts; translated by J. Ashmand, 1822)
  • Vettius Valens. Anthology. Book III. (translated by Robert Schmidt and edited by Robert Hand, Project Hindsight, Greek Track, Vol. VIII (Golden Hind Press, Berkeley Springs, WV, 1994)
  • Late Classical Astrology: Paulus Alexandrinus and Olympiodorus (with the Scholia of later Latin Commentators). (Translated by Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum. Archive for the Retrieval of Historical Astrological Texts (ARHAT), 2001
  • William Lilly, Christian Astrology, Book 1: An Introduction to Astrology; Book 2: The Resolution of All Manner of Questions, 1647. 2nd ed., 1659. Re-published by Astrology Classics (Bel Air, Maryland), 2004; by Ascella Publications, ed. D. Houlding, London, 1999; and [in facsimile of 1647 edition] by Regulus Press, London, 1985
  • William Lilly, Christian Astrology, Book 3: An Easie And Plaine Method Teaching How to Judge upon Nativities, 1647. 2nd ed., 1659. Re-published by Astrology Classics (Bel Air, Maryland), 2004; by Ascella Publications, ed. D. Houlding, London, 2000; and [in facsimile of 1647 edition] by Regulus Press, London, 1985
  • Hand, Robert. Horoscope Symbols. Schiffer Publishing (Easton, PA., 1987), ISBN 0-914918-16-8
  • Crane, Joseph. Astrological Roots: The Hellenistic Legacy. (Wessex Astrologer, Ltd., 2007.) ISBN 1-902405-24-2
  • Marion D. March and Joan McEvers, The Only Way to Learn Astrology, 6 volumes (ACS Publications, San Diego, 1982) ISBN 978-1934976067

Notes and References

  1. Mechanism designed by Claude Dariot (1558)
  2. The signs in brackets are those that have been used before the discovery of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto (which is in accordance to the Thema mundi). Nowadays these dignities still get used in Horary Astrology and in Electional Astrology, where the three Trans-Saturnians usually are not considered. See also Wikipedia: Thema Mundi