Lesson: Essential dignities


The term ‘essential dignity’ refers to a planet’s capacity to express its essential nature; to act effectively according to its designated role. When essential dignity is understood the the astrologer’s ability to interpret planetary aspects and understand of the horoscope is greatly enhanced.

In this lesson Peter Burns outlines the major essential dignities of the planets and shows how to apply this interpretation in the context of a horary chart. This understanding can also be applied to natal astrology.