In episode 156, astrologer Charles Obert takes part in the show to talk about the concept of essential dignities and weaknesses and how they are used to determine the state of a planet on an astrological map.
The essential dignities are essentially the old equivalent of the modern sign rulers, with the exception that they represent the original and more elaborate set that contains multiple rulers and co-rulers for each of the zodiac signs.
In the course of the discussion, we review each of the five essential dignities and talk about their conceptual motivation and their interpretative value in astrology.
The five essential dignities are:
- Terms / limits
- Deans / faces
You can download a handy printable table for the dignities here:
Table of essential dignities
Charlie teaches at Kepler College and is the author of a new book on Essential Dignities called Using Dignities in Astrology.
You can find more information about his work on his website:
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