The essential dignities are key to chart interpretation and understanding receptions and aspects between the planets. They show the capacity of the planets to function according to their nature or essence. Dignity, also called rulership, is the strongest dignity. Running a close second is exaltation which, although it suggests a sense of exaggeration, shows the planet is able to function very well. A planet in detriment shows the planet struggles to express its true nature and instead may express its negative characteristics. A planet in fall is also negative and struggles to rise above challenges.
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