Essential Dignities

The Power of Essential Dignities: A Quick Example

In this essay I want to demonstrate how the traditional system of essential dignities can be used to add quite a bit of detail and nuance to the interpretation of a chart. Traditional astrology uses five different essential dignities. There are the major dignities, rulership and exaltation, and their corresponding debilities, detriment and fall. Modern astrology still has these dignities, although they are often not widely recognized or used.