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Essential Dignity in Horary Astrology

 

A Table of the Essential Dignities of the Planets According to Ptolemy--D = Day House, N = Night House
Signs Ruler

Exaltation/ Degree

Triplicity of the Planets
Terms of the Planets
Faces
Detriment

Fall

 

Day/Night 0° - 10° 10° - 20° 20° - 30°

Aries

Mars

D.

Sun

19th

Sun/Jupiter

Jupiter

0°-6°

Venus

-14°

Mercury

-21°

Mars

-26°

Saturn

-30°

Mars Sun Venus Venus Saturn
Taurus

Venus

N.

Moon

3rd

Venus/Moon

Venus

0°-8°

Mercury

-15°

Jupiter

-22°

Saturn

-26°

Mars

-30°

Mercury Moon Saturn Mars
Gemini

Mercury

D.

North Node

3rd

Saturn/Mercury

Mercury

0°-7°

Jupiter

-14°

Venus

-21°

Saturn

-25°

Mars

-30°

Jupiter Mars Sun Jupiter
Cancer

Moon

D/N

Jupiter

15th

Mars/Mars

Mars

0°-6°

Jupiter

-13°

Mercury

-20°

Venus

27°

Saturn

-30°

Venus Mercury Moon Saturn Mars
Leo

Sun

D/N

Sun/Jupiter

Saturn

0°-6°

Mercury

-13°

Venus

-19°

Jupiter

-25°

Mars

-30°

Saturn Jupiter Mars

Saturn

Virgo

Mercury

N.

Mercury

15th

Venus/Moon

Mercury

0°-6°

Venus

-13°

Jupiter

-18°

Saturn

-24°

Mars

-30°

Sun Venus Mercury Jupiter Venus
Libra

Venus

D.

Saturn

21st

Saturn/Mercury

Saturn

0°-6°

Venus

-11°

Jupiter

-19°

Mercury

-24°

Mars

-30°

Moon Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun
Scorpio

Mars

N.

Mars/Mars

Mars

0°-6°

Jupiter

-14°

Venus

-21°

Mercury

-27°

Saturn

-30°

Mars Sun Venus Venus Moon
Sagittarius

Jupiter

D.

South Node

3rd

Sun/Jupiter

Jupiter

0°-8°

Venus

-14°

Mercury

-19°

Saturn

-25°

Mars

-30°

Mercury Moon Saturn Mercury
Capricorn

Saturn

N.

Mars

28th

Venus/Moon

Venus

0°-6°

Mercury

-12°

Jupiter

-19°

Mars

-25°

Saturn

-30°

Jupiter Mars Sun Moon Jupiter
Aquarius

Saturn

D.

Saturn/Mercury

Saturn

0°-6°

Mercury

-12°

Venus

-20°

Jupiter

-25°

Mars

-30°

Venus Mercury Moon Sun
Pisces

Jupiter

N.

Venus

27th

Mars/Mars

Venus

0°-8°

Jupiter

-14°

Mercury

-20°

Mars

-26°

Saturn

-30°

Saturn Jupiter Mars Mercury Mercury