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In astrology, a triplicity is a group of three signs belonging to the same element. Signs of the same triplicity tend to have many of the same qualities in common. Hand-coloured version of the anonymous Flammarion woodcut. ... Chinese Wood (木) | Fire (火) | Earth (土) | Metal (金) | Water (水) Hinduism The Panchamahabhuta (five great elements) Prithvi/Bhumi (Earth) Ap/Jala (Water) Agni/Tejas (Fire) Vayu/Pavan (Air/Wind) Akasha (Aether) Many ancient philosophies used a set of archetypal classical elements to explain patterns in nature. ...


Each triplicity is governed by a planetary ruler, which varies according to the sect of the chart. Triplicity rulerships are one of the most important essential dignities of each planet. Sect is an ancient astrological concept in which the seven traditional planets (including the Sun, the Moon and the five starry planets) are assigned to two different categories: diurnal or nocturnal sect. ... In astrology, domicile, rulership or house is the strongest essential dignity of a planet. ... In astrology, essential dignity is the strength of a planet concerning its position in the zodiac in an astrological chart, not considering other, non-zodiacal, factors, which comprise the accidental dignities. ...


Signs within each element's triplicity

In traditional Western astrology there are four triplicities, being: Western astrology is the system of astrology most popular in Western countries. ...

In Western astrology each sign of the same triplicity is 120 degrees apart, forming angles to one another called trines, which are each equivalent to the 360 degrees of the circle divided by three. Trines are considered to be very powerful and yet very comfortable, free-flowing connections. This suggests that the signs in each element are very comfortable and compatible with one another. Photo of Aries with added art. ... Symbol of Leo Leo is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Leo. ... Photo of Sagittarius with added art. ... Photo of Taurus with added art. ... Photo of Virgo with added art. ... Photo of Capricorn with added art. ... Photo of Gemini with added art. ... Libra is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Libra. ... A Medieval representation of the water bearer symbol of Aquarius Aquarius is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Aquarius. ... Photo of Cancer with added art. ... Symbol of Scorpio Scorpio is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Scorpius. ... Photo of Pisces with added art. ... The angles are the four Cardinal points of an astrological chart: the Ascendant, the Midheaven, the Descendant and the Imum Coeli. ... In astrology, a trine is an astrological aspect formed when a planet, point, or other celestial body is 120 degrees away from another planet, point or celestial body. ... In astrology, a trine is an astrological aspect formed when a planet, point, or other celestial body is 120 degrees away from another planet, point or celestial body. ...


Triplicity Rulerships

In traditional astrology, each triplicity has several planetary rulers, which change with conditions of sect--that is, whether the chart is a day chart or a night chart. Sect is an ancient astrological concept in which the seven traditional planets (including the Sun, the Moon and the five starry planets) are assigned to two different categories: diurnal or nocturnal sect. ...


Triplicity rulerships are a very important essential dignity--one of the several factors used by traditional astrologers to weigh the strength, effectiveness and integrity of each planet in a chart. Many Hellenistic astrologers (for example, Dorotheus of Sidon) considered triplicity rulership the most powerful and demonstrable of the several essential dignities of a planet. In astrology, essential dignity is the strength of a planet concerning its position in the zodiac in an astrological chart, not considering other, non-zodiacal, factors, which comprise the accidental dignities. ... The term Hellenistic (established by the German historian Johann Gustav Droysen) in the history of the ancient world is used to refer to the shift from a culture dominated by ethnic Greeks, however scattered geographically, to a culture dominated by Greek-speakers of whatever ethnicity, and from the political dominance... Dorotheus of Sidon was a first-century Hellenistic astrologer, whose Carmen Astrologicum, a textbook of judicial (or horary) astrology, has come down to us mainly from an Arabic translation dating from around 800 AD (itself a translation of a third-century Persian translation from the original Greek, which has been...


Triplicty rulerships (using the "Dorothean system") are as follows:

Triplicity Rulerships
Triplicity Day Ruler Night Ruler Participating Ruler
Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius): Sun Jupiter Saturn
Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius): Saturn Mercury Jupiter
Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn): Venus Moon Mars
Water * (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces): Mars Mars Moon
'* (Ptolemy later modified the rulerships of Water triplicity: he considered Mars the ruler of the water triplicity for both day and night charts--and William Lilly concurred.)


"Participating" rulers were not used after the Hellenistic period. Photo of Aries with added art. ... Symbol of Leo Leo is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Leo. ... Photo of Sagittarius with added art. ... The Sun in astrology is considered to possess a number of qualities which influence events on Earth . ... The planet Jupiter in astrology is considered to possess a number of qualities which influence events on Earth . ... The planet Saturn in astrology is considered to possess a number of qualities which influence events on Earth . ... Photo of Gemini with added art. ... Libra is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Libra. ... A Medieval representation of the water bearer symbol of Aquarius Aquarius is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Aquarius. ... The planet Saturn in astrology is considered to possess a number of qualities which influence events on Earth . ... The planet Mercury is held in Western astrology to possess certain qualities that influence events on Earth. ... The planet Jupiter in astrology is considered to possess a number of qualities which influence events on Earth . ... Photo of Taurus with added art. ... Photo of Virgo with added art. ... Photo of Capricorn with added art. ... The planet Venus in astrology is considered to possess a number of qualities which influence events on Earth . ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The planet Mars in astrology is considered to possess a number of qualities which influence events on Earth . ... Photo of Cancer with added art. ... Symbol of Scorpio Scorpio is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Scorpius. ... Photo of Pisces with added art. ... The planet Mars in astrology is considered to possess a number of qualities which influence events on Earth . ... The planet Mars in astrology is considered to possess a number of qualities which influence events on Earth . ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This article is about the geographer and astronomer Ptolemy. ... William Lilly William Lilly (May 1 (O.S.)/May 11 (N.S.), 1602 - June 9, 1681), was a famed English astrologer and occultist during his time. ... The term Hellenistic (established by the German historian Johann Gustav Droysen) in the history of the ancient world is used to refer to the shift from a culture dominated by ethnic Greeks, however scattered geographically, to a culture dominated by Greek-speakers of whatever ethnicity, and from the political dominance...


One way in which triplicty rulerships were used by earlier astrologers was to divide a person's life into three periods: early, middle, and late. The condition of the triplicity ruler that is in sect in the chart is evaluated when considering the tenor of the early part of life; the ruler out of sect is examined for the middle of life; and the last third of life is evaluated by looking at the condition of the participating triplicity ruler.


In medieval systems of astrology, each essential dignity was given a different weight. domicile rulers were given 5 points of weight; exaltation rulers were given 4 points; and triplicity rulers were assigned 3 points of weight. This gives some idea of how much power medieval astrologers accorded to each essential dignity. The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... In astrology, essential dignity is the strength of a planet concerning its position in the zodiac in an astrological chart, not considering other, non-zodiacal, factors, which comprise the accidental dignities. ... In astrology, a sign is considered to be in domal dignity when a planet is positioned in the sign it rules, called its domicile. ... In astrology, exaltation is the second strongest essential dignity of a planet, after the rulership or domicile. ...


Triplicities by season

In ancient astrology, however, triplicities were more of a seasonal nature, so a season was given the qualities of an element, which means the signs associated with that season would be allocated to that element. The seasonal elements of ancient astrology are as follows:

  • Spring - Air - Aries, Taurus, Gemini
  • Summer - Fire - Cancer, Leo, Virgo
  • Autumn - Earth - Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius
  • Winter - Water - Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces


See also: Astrology and the classical elements Spring is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ... For other senses of this word, see Summer (disambiguation). ... Fall redirects here. ... For other senses of this word, see winter (disambiguation). ... Astrology has used the concept of classical elements from antiquity up until the present. ...


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