I calculate a planet’s dignity not by sign alone, but by six or more subdivisions of the sign (varga-vimshopaka). This is how the sages instruct us to evaluate dignity. The sign a planet occupies in the main birth chart is one of several signs it occupies when you take subdivisions into account. Therefore often a planet that looks “debilitated” can have pretty good dignity, and visa versa.
Considering this is infinitely simpler and more useful and reliable than going off on the wild-goose tangent of “Cancellation of Debilitation” (neech-bhanga)
– Vic DiCara