Discussing Ptolemy's Essential Dignities

Hey!
I'm new to the group and I don't see that much of anything has happened recently, so I wanted to make a suggestion.

I have been studying astrology for a little over three years but have been doing so independently, so I'd really like to hear about how other people are approaching their study and/or practice.

In an effort not to keep it from being nebulous and to also touch on a fundamental, I have suggested discussing Ptolemy's Essential Dignities.

I hope that someone(s) is up for this as I am really excited to find a meet up group.

I am very open to ideas as well!

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  • Hugh H.

    I apologize for not setting this up sooner. I am doing it today, Monday, just in case someone wants to come tonight at 6:30. I will be in the Victrola Coffee place (on 15th, not Pike) near the Group Health and the Safeway on Capitol Hill at that time and have an astrological chart clearly visible on my table. We can try it again next week whether or not anyone comes tonight.

    April 29, 2013

  • Hugh Higgins changed the date and time to Monday, April 29, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    April 29, 2013

  • Hugh Higgins changed the location from Saxe Apartments to Victrola Coffee

    April 29, 2013

  • Hugh H.

    Sounds good, Lonna. Let me check with them at the coffee shop tomorrow during business hours. But if it's just a couple of us of course we wouldn't need any reservation. As for time, I would check an ephemeris for maybe fairly good lunar aspects. Are weekday nights best for those interested? 6, 6:30, or 7? What about Monday April 29, I see the moon in early Capricorn trining Mars and the sun in Taurus while sextile Saturn.

    April 23, 2013

  • Lonna

    I'm in! Time & date ?

    April 22, 2013

  • Hugh H.

    Yes, let's do this. Essential dignities are fascinating and can lead to long conversations, more than we could even handle in a couple of hours, so I do not see it as a "narrow" topic at all. Besides, we all know that astrological conversations go every which way, unless some moderator holds firmly to the topic. I am in. I could suggest a time and place if nobody else is going to. The Victrola coffee shop on 15th Avenue in Capitol Hill (near a multiple bus stop on John Street) has a large room which could be used for meetings, with a large table. I would talk to them and set something up if we need to. As for date, I would check the ephemeris but haven't yet.

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Archie D.

    How do people see the essential dignities? This kind of presupposes a traditional view of astrological - one which I certainly subscribe to. I also have a question in general about astrology. Is it dead, sleeping or reawakening?

    April 21, 2013

  • Lonna

    Hello! New to Seattle and new to this meetup group! Is anyone interested in getting another astrology meetup set up?

    April 21, 2013

  • Hugh H.

    I hope this isn't dead, I would enjoy being in such a discussion. There is a lot to talk about. The essential dignities are fascinating and very helpful. It is not a small or narrow topic but "essential."
    I hope we can still do it, sometime in February?

    January 30, 2013

  • Archie D.

    You got a date and five people turning up? I still don't want to commit myself, because I'm outside Seattle, but I'm certainly interested. I use essential dignities a lot in my work.

    October 2, 2012

  • jamie scott changed the location to Saxe Apartments

    October 2, 2012

  • Lila W.

    Thanks Eva. That's very generous of you. Hopefully, you'll find a taker. Sounds lovely!

    July 12, 2012

  • eva L.

    Hello, this is eva. I just signed up for this group, and i got something somewhat related that I wanted to post here: I have 2 tickets for "the planets - an HD odyssey" with the seattle symphony orchestra tomorrow night (july 12 at 7.30pm)
    Anyone interested in going? i would just give the ticket away...
    you can contact me at [masked]

    July 11, 2012

  • Lila W.

    Hey Archie, I haven't set a date yet sine I want to have more people involved, so if there is a day or time that might work well for you, let me know! :) Would love to meet ya!

    July 11, 2012

  • Archie D.

    Thanks! Would love to go, but I am not sure what my schedule is, and I live outside Seattle. Still, I think you're right in thinking that essential dignities are important - this is something that modern astrologers often forget.

    July 10, 2012

  • Lila W.

    Also, hello! :)

    July 10, 2012

  • Lila W.

    Archie, no worries about questions. That's presumably what this is for. What is interesting though, is that you thought the topic was too narrow and then went off on a tangent about all of the different things that could be encompassed during such a discussion. I think we could meet several times over discussing Ptolemy's Essential Dignities and any spin-offs from there. :) I believe that all of us are at different levels so, I wanted to start small and, well, essential. :)

    July 10, 2012

  • Archie D.

    Is the topic too narrow? Clearly dignity is important, even if the logical conclusions are surprising - ceteris paribus Librans and Aquarians are going to be less fortunate than Leos and Ariens. Also, there is the question of whether dignity matters as much in natal astrology as horary astrology. It might be useful to look at accidental as well as essential dignity. Sorry to go on... I'm a relative newcomer to the PNW and I wanted to introduce myself.

    July 10, 2012

  • Lila W.

    Are there any suggestions for dates?

    July 8, 2012

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