The Tao of the Dignities – A Workshop with Adam Elenbaas

Dates: 02/11/2017 Dates: 02/11/2017 Times: 10:00 - 16:30 Location: Puget Sound Yacht Club

Saturday, February 11, 2017

One of the most common complaints made by modern astrologers about ancient or classical astrological language is that it feels prescriptive or heavy. Saying that a planet is in its “detriment” or “fall,” or that a planet is “exalted,” might seem to encourage an overly simplistic way of thinking about the various facets of life that planets represent within a birth chart, especially when they describe aspects of our character or psychology. However, with a little more careful and imaginative study of the ancient language of dignities it turns out that the dignities are in fact extremely subtle, archetypal, and sophisticated aspects of our astrological vocabulary.

In this workshop we will attempt to re-vision their meaning and relevance by looking at the underlying logic of the dignities in comparison to some of the basic tenets of Taoist philosophy. After doing some thoughtful reframing of the dignities we will explore new ways to interpret their meaning in our own birth charts! Students should bring a copy of their own birth charts to class.

Saturday workshops are held at:
Puget Sound Yacht Club
2321 North Northlake Way Seattle, WA 98103-9163

Workshops begin at 10:00am, and end at 4:30pm. There is a one-hour break for lunch. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to get settled; on-time events respect everyone’s time and attention.

Workshop registration fee:
$50 – members
$65 – non-members

Late registration fee (after day of lecture):
$65 – members
$80 – non-members

If you are unable to attend as planned, please contact us as soon as possible.

Adam Elenbaas is an astrologer, author, and yoga studio owner from the DC/metro area. Adam holds an MFA in creative writing and an MA in English, Language and Literature. His first book, “Fishers of Men: The Gospel of an Ayahuasca Vision Quest,” was published in 2010 by Tarcher/Penguin and Evolver books. Adam is one of the founding writers and contributing editors of You can learn more about Adam and read his daily horoscopes at

One Response to “The Tao of the Dignities – A Workshop with Adam Elenbaas”

  1. Jamie Scott February 8, 2017 at 1:51 pm #

    Can I sign up for Saturday class as late as Friday night?

    Im trying to rearrange my clients for Saturday, but won’t know for sure till Friday pm.

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