The signs act as homes or residences for the planets. Based on the sign and degree it occupies, a planet is bestowed with or denied certain gifts, powers, or resources. This is essential dignity, a measure of the strength or weakness of a planet. Essential dignity is one of the most important techniques in traditional natal astrology.
The table of essential dignities is used to calculate the essential dignity score of a planet. Satya Astrology uses the Egyptian system of bounds and the Hindu decan rulers.
The table is available as PDF here –>
Satya Astrology’s Beginning Traditional Natal Astrology course has a lesson on Essential Dignities where we learn about all the levels of essential dignities and how to calculate the essential dignity grade of a planet.
Table of Contents for the essential dignities lesson
- Essential Dignities (Domicile, Planet in Domicile, Joy by Sign, Detriment, Exaltation, Planet in Exaltation, Fall or Exile, Triplicity, Planet in Triplicity, Bound or Term , Decan or Face, The Chaldean Decans, The Hindu Decans, Peregrine)
- Analogies for Essential Dignities (The Island Countries, The School Analogy)
- Essential Dignities Examples (Sun in Leo: Napoleon, Mars in Libra: Tilak, Saturn in Libra: Petrarch, Mars in Cancer: Petrarch, Jupiter in Aries: Tilak, Mars in Aquarius: Copernicus)
- Essential Dignities Grading (Scoring Essential Dignity, Grading Essential Dignity, The Essential Dignities Table, Dickens – Essential Dignities and Rulerships)