2. Essential Dignity with Michael Barwick
Date: Wednesday May 12, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm EDT
Essential dignity describes the intrinsic strength of a classical planet based on its zodiacal placement. While references to domicile (sign) and exaltation placements (and their corresponding detriment and fall equivalents) are relatively common in the astrological literature, little attention is paid to other dignities/debilities (triplicity, term, face, and peregrine) which can be used to assign essential dignity values to planets. This lecture explores these designations and their relationship to rulership and mutual reception, which enables the determination of the degree to which a planet can be itself and to differentiate between the ruler of a house cusp and its almuten, believed by the ancients to be a higher level of rulership.