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CAPRICORN

Posted in Astrology for Beginners, Sun through the Zodiac with tags , , , , , , on December 21, 2010 by YAEL

Capricorn is the 10th zodiacal sign of the celestial sphere. The sign rules matters belonging to the 10th house which are; Employment, profession or trade; employers and those in authority. Honor, prestige, reputation, power, control, dignity, glory, acclaim, advancement – the worldly position, career or life-interest that attains these. Success or failure that an individual will attain, which, is relative to one’s own station in life. Also, fame, infamy, notoriety and in general terms, the public eye.
Capricorn, represented by the goat, is a cardinal sign because it heralds the beginning of a new season. It presides over the winter solstice when the sun enters Capricorn each year on December 22. For the northern hemisphere, the transit of the sun to its lowest southern declination produces the shortest day, and the longest night of the year. In astronomical terms, the transit of the sun into the lowest southern declination, 23 degrees and 27 minutes, is called the “grave”, because the sun seems to remain at that degree during the next three days. On December 25, as if rising out of the grave, with a new birth, the sun begins to make its slow ascent, back into the closest northern declination which comes to its culmination each year, on the summer solstice.
It is an earth sign, belonging to the earthy triplicity along with Taurus and Virgo. Capricorn is tropical sign, cold, dry, feminine, of short and oblique ascension, nocturnal, weak, unfortunate and it’s direction is west, below. The sign is ruled by Saturn, the most malefic of the 7 ancient planets. In it, according to Ptolemy, Mars has his exaltation at 28 degrees therefore, Mars is co-significator in the sign. Jupiter is in its fall according to Ptolemy, however, being the sign that is the exact opposite of Cancer, home of the moon, it makes sense that the moon would be in its detriment here.
Within its constellation, there is one important star of the second magnitude which is the “Bright star of the Vulture” or “Aquila”.
In its phases, Jupiter holds the first 10 degrees of the sign, and it is represented by the 2 of Pentacles in the minor arcana. It is the phase of hospitality, benevolence and honesty; of conviviality, merriment and sport. In this part of the Capricorn constellation, “Sagitta is observed, a group of stars that resembles a speeding arrow heading for its aim. According to Greek mythology, Sagitta is the arrow that was used by Heracles to kill “Aquila”, the mystical bird that was sent from heaven to punish Prometheus. The bird pecked his liver out as punishment for stealing the fires of heaven in order to share it with mankind, an act that was benevolent, hospitable and honest.
The second phase of the sign is held by Mars, from 11 to 20 degrees Capricorn and it is represented by the 3 of pentacles. The group of stars in this part of the constellation depicts “Aquila” the wounded and falling eagle. The Arabs named it “Al Tair” meaning “the wounded”. Here the source of punishment receives its punishment and therefore, it is a phase of inordinate desires, unbridled passions, intemperate lusts, discontentment and disappointment.
The third phase is held by the Sun, from 21 -30 degrees Capricorn. It is represented by the 4 of pentacles in the minor arcana. The cluster of stars observed here, are associated with “Delphinus” or “sacred fish”, a beautiful dolphin, symbol of metamorphosis, springing upward as to claim its victory over peevishness. Therefore, this is the phases of exalted understanding, manliness and wisdom; of sobriety, integrity and honor.
The tarot card of the sign is XV “The Devil” in the major arcana and the card of it’s ruling planet Saturn, is XXI “The World or Universe”. Capricorn’s Archangel is Hanael and it’s Angel Saritiel. Its Apostle is Thomas and Minor Prophet Nahum. Tribe of Israel represent by the sign is Zebulun. It’s color is Indigo (Blue-Violet) Scent: Musk, Civet and its tone is A.
Psalms associated to the Quinances are:
• From 0-5 degrees Capricorn Ps. 71:16
• From 6-10 degrees Capricorn Ps. 33:4
• From 11-15 degrees Capricorn Ps. 94:11
• From 16-20 degrees Capricorn Ps. 131:3
• From 21-25 degrees Capricorn Ps. 116:1
• From 26-30 degrees Capricorn Ps. 26: 8
Its positive traits are: ambitious, hardworking, serious, businesslike, conservative, pragmatic, prudent, responsible, scrupulous.
Its negative traits are: stubborn, sulking, egotist, status-conscious, overbearing, unforgiving, fatalistic, inhibited, mind over heart.
key phrase : I USE
Key word: AMBITION

Anatomical rulership: bones, all manner of decay and death as part of catabolism and metamorphosis. Part of the body: the knees.

SAGITTARIUS

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on November 22, 2010 by YAEL

Sagittarius is the 9th zodiacal sign of the horoscope, therefore, it naturally rules matters related to the 9th house, which are: long distance travel, voyages and journeys that take us to an unfamiliar environment.
Overseas, foreign countries and distant places. Foreigners, pilgrims and explorers. Places and situations where we seek guidance and wisdom from others. Where we reach out into the unknown in search of widening our knowledge and understanding.

Dreams, visions, inspired thoughts, divination, astrology, mysticism, philosophy, beliefs; the desire to unite with something greater than oneself.

Religion and clergy of any kind. Affairs of the church. Books, learning, wisdom, scholarships, university, and all forms of higher education..

The sun enters Sagittarius every year on November 22. The precise time in which the sun enters the sign varies each year. However, this year, the sun enters Sagittarius on November 22, 2010 at 11:14 AM Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

The sign is a diurnal, masculine and obeying sign, ruled by Jupiter, the most benefic of the seven ancient planets. It is a sign that is bicorporal or double bodied represented by a centaur that is half human and half horse.

The associated deities are Artemis and Chiron (the wounded healer). Sagittarius is a common sign which is part of the fiery triplicity that includes Aries and Leo. The first part of the sign is humane and the second part is considered feral or a furious sign.

A fortunate sign that contains in its constellation 5 important stars; the higher star in the forehead of Scorpio, the left knee of Ophinchus, Cor Scorpio, Scorpion’s Heart which is Antares and the right knee of Ophinchus. Of the five stars, Antares is the brightest and of the first magnitude. Gemini is Sagittarius zodiacal opposite.

Sagittarius decans or phases are;

• Mercury which has his phases from 0-10 degree Sagittarius. This Decan is represented by the eight of wands in the minor arcana. In this part of the constellation Lyra was observed, which means “the harp”, a beautiful stringed instrument and oldest of musical inventions, therefore, it was attributed to the gods. The harp grants the mighty archer inspiration in the pursuit of valour, strength and intrepidity that the associated Vega, the brightest star in Lyra denotes, which means “Victory”. According to Greek mythology, the Lyre was created and crafted by Hermes for his brother Apollo who eventually gave it to Orpheus. Broken hearted by the death of his love, Eurydice, Orpheus traveled in to the underworld using the Lyre to enchant its beastly creatures, but was unsuccessful in bringing back his love from the underworld.

• The Moon has the second phases from 10-20 degrees Sagittarius represented by the nine of wands. In this part of the constellation “Ara” meaning “Altar” and therefore, the holy ground in any sanctuary. The Arabs called it “Al Mugamra” meaning “the completing”. It is at the altar that the sacrifice is set, a time of affliction, sorrow and perturbation of the mind to burn away all difficulty and pollution within the soul.

• Lastly, Saturn holds the last phase from 20-30 degrees Sagittarius and its card is the ten of wands. Within this part of the constellation we observe Draco, a serpentine figure, coiled around the “Ara” guarding its treasure. The “dragon” as it was called, seems to confront once again the “sorrowful heart” who has laid down the sacrifice on the altar, with obstinacy, wilfulness, cruelty and tyranny, so as to test the soul in the truthfulness of its sacrifice.

The tarot card in the major arcana, representing the sign is XIV TEMPERANCE and the card representing it’s ruling planet Jupiter is X THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE.

Its direction is west and the tail of the dragon is exalted in Sagittarius, Mercury faces its detriment, and the head of the dragon is in its fall when in the sign. According to William Lilly, the sun has its joy in Sagittarius.

Its associated Apostle is James, son of Zebedee.
Tribe of Israel represented by the sign: Benjamin
Its color is blue, its tone is G sharp and its scent is light aloes.

Psalms associated with the quinances;

• From 0-5 Sagittarius Ps. 9:1
• From 6-11 Sagittarius Ps. 119:145
• From 11-15 Sagittarius Ps. 140:2
• From 16-20 Sagittarius Ps. 71:12
• From 21-25 Sagittarius Ps. 54:4
• From 26-30 Sagittarius Ps. 71:5

Positive traits: freedom-loving, honest, straightforward, open-minded, philosophical, religious, educated, ethical, optimistic, enthusiastic, charitable

Negative traits: exaggerating, quarrelsome, talks too much, blunt, tactless, impatient, procrastinating, self-indulgent, pushy, hot-headed, risk-taker

Key phrase: I UNDERSTAND
Key word: VISUALIZATION

Archangel: Advakiel
Angel: Sameqiel

Anatomical rulership: the thighs, hips, and sacrum.

Best locations: high places, the topmost room in a house, places near fire or where fire has been, stables, long pointy objects such as arrows, spears, swords, etc.

FULL MOON REPORT

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 22, 2010 by YAEL

THE FULL MOON REPORT

The moon will be full exactly at 7:33 pm (CST) today Friday October 22, 2010.

The nature of this full moon mark the events that will set the tone for the next three months until the sun makes its ingress into Capricorn in the winter.

Ramesey says; “if your Ascendant at this time be a movable sign, then must you not content yourself with that scheme alone; but for every quarter of the year must you erect another, this enduring no longer than till the Sun enter the first point of Cancer, and from thence1 may you know the events of the summer quarter, being June, July and August, under Cancer, Leo and Virgo; the third figure, for the third quarter, and that which is termed autumnal, being September, October and November, under Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius, is to be erected for the Sun his entrance into Libra; and then the last for the winter quarter when he enters Capricorn, which together with Aquarius and Pisces does rule December, January and February”(Astrologia Munda, B 4, sec 1, p. 21) Because the ascendant was in a movable sign (cancer) at the moment the sun entered Aries in the spring of this year, it is necessary to erect a chart for every change in season.

The sun entered Libra on September 22, 2010 at 10:09 Pm (CST). The ascendant was at 16 degrees Gemini. According to Ramesey, “In like manner, look whatever sign ascends at the time aforesaid, i.e., the Suns ingress into Aries in any year, and that sign, together with the Lord, shall particularly denote the common people of that kingdom or nation for which your scheme is erected, and shall be their significators, and the Moon generally..” (p.31), therefore, Mercury being Lord of Gemini, is the significator of the people and will mark the events of the fall season.

The hyleg was the moon, Mars the angel or promissor and Jupiter the almuten. The anaretic or killing places, are the places of Saturn and Mars (E. Sibly, The New & Complete Illustration of the Celestial Science of Astrology, London, 1826, p. 468). On Saturday, October 23, at 5:58 Pm (CST) Mercury reaches the point where Mars was located at the moment of the ingress of the sun into Libra, which is 6 degree Scorpio. The houses affected are in angles. Because they are in angles the influence is likely to be very strong. The moon at the time the significator reaches the promissor, is in Taurus. When the moon is in Taurus, it becomes exalted, meaning, next to her own house (cancer), in Taurus she is in the most agreement with her own nature. The house that she occupies at the time is the first house (self) in Taurus (self-esteem, self-worth, monies, possession). Emotional issues arising from self-esteem, self-worth, monies, possessions will be key factors that will generate the event. When Mercury (significator) reaches it promisor (Mars), it takes place in the 7th house (house of relationships, marriage, partnerships, open enemies) in Scorpio (sex, jealousy, envy, passion). In antiquity, before the discovery of Pluto, Mars was Lord (ruler) of Scorpio. To the ancients, it was well known the behavior that Mars exerted when he was in his own house because of the many manifestations and altercations of jealousy, sexual pleasures, passions and envy.

Jupiter is the almuten (the reason for the event) and it was found in Pisces( drugs, illusions, fantasy), retrograde in the 11th house (friends, freedom, universal consciousness).

Mercury was casting a sextile on to Mars at the time of the Autumnal equinox, therefore, the event takes place because of friends who portent to be friends and yet are not.

In conclusion, the full moon and thereafter, we shall see some very heated arguments between spouses, partners, or open enemies in regards to friends that in reality where not a true friend, whether they be mutual to the partnership or the individual, it will be a cause of much envy, jealousy, sexual rivalry and passionate emotional outburst.

It will be well advised to increase damage control and keep heated replies to a minimum. In time, the identity, nature and intentions of the false friend will be understood and hopefully we shall emerge from the influence without any major reprecations to ourselves, or anyone else.

The Moon: feeling nature of the individual

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on October 20, 2010 by YAEL

The Moon is the ruling planet of Cancer. In Roman mythology, the Moon was represented by Diana, the hunter goddess. In Western astrology The Moon is said to represent the feeling nature of the individual.

The moon is associated with a person’s emotional make-up, unconscious habits, rhythms, memories and moods. It is also associated with the mother, maternal instincts or the urge to nurture, the home, and the past.

The moon is used to characterize the inner child within us, as well as the past and how we have been as individuals rather than how we are now. It is also used to represent the perception one has of one’s mother, so someone with a Pisces Moon would be more likely to see their mother as a Piscean type, even if in reality that was not the case. In the horoscope the aspects the moon makes with other planets and the transits the slower moving planets make to the moon are all said to have a strong impact on how our lives unfold.

The moon is also said to represent receptivity, vulnerability, etc. but this should not suggest that its power is considered less than the sun’s. From an astrological perspective (in which we assume, for the sake of argument, that the earth is fixed and everything else moves) the sun and moon are the same size. From an astrological perspective, they are equals; a solar eclipse reminds us of this so that we do not doubt the power of the moon, which is hidden and mysterious but no less influential.

The first-century poet Manilius, described the Moon or Luna, as melancholic. In medicine the moon is associated with the digestive system, stomach, breasts, genitals, buttocks, the ovaries and menstruation, and the pancreas. The moon is the ruler of the 4th house.

Lunar phases
Astrologers traditionally also consider the phase of the moon at the time of birth in interpreting its effects on the individual. The four phases of the moon are as follows:

First quarter (new)
Astrologers say a person born in the first phase of the moon will have an underlying sense of youthful enthusiasm and optimism, a touch of the zodiac sign Aries in their nature. They will probably prefer to take the initiative, especially in romance, and will be ready to look for new interests in life, new people and new ideas. The person will see how things can be improved and can spur others to action, before leaving them to finish the project. They will probably get off to an early start in life and be quite successful when young, though other factors in the chart will indicate whether this success is lasting. They need to guard against selfishness and taking others by surprise with over quick and hasty reactions.

Second quarter (waxing)
Astrologers say a person born in the second quarter will be ambitious and sociable, with an underlying touch of the zodiac signs Cancer and Leo in their nature. The person will be locked into their goals and have a strong need to create something which will be remembered by others. They will have a charismatic personality that draws others to them, but may instinctively use others for their own ends, rather than help them. They prefer a career where they are out in front and have attention and status. They also need a place of their own to express their personality, either their home or workplace. The person should achieve considerable success when young, but other factors in the chart will indicate whether that status is maintained. The person will be slow to anger, but formidable when aroused, and hates to be hurried or presented with a fait accompli. However, they won’t mind doing this to others if it tips the odds in their favour.

Third quarter (full)
Astrologers say a person born in the third quarter will be sensitive to the needs of others and expects others to be sensitive to their own needs. There is an underlying sense of watchfulness reminiscent of the zodiac signs Libra and Scorpio. The person will need friendships, colleagues and relationships, and will relate well to others. They will either be drawn to highly successful people and help them achieve their goals, or else achieve success themselves with the help of others. There is a tension and nervousness at play which can lead to a short attention span and a constant search for new people and experiences, and sex will play some kind of transformative role in their life. The most successful time of life will be in the middle years.

Fourth quarter (waning)
Astrologers say a person born in the fourth quarter will have an underlying feeling of the zodiac signs Capricorn and Pisces. They will finish the projects that others start, and reorganize and sort out the problems left by others. They will often have clairvoyant insight and follow hunches rather than be logical. The person can be too sensitive and become upset by the demands of others, and can also be too inclined to sit back and let things happen. They will work best in groups and are not materialistic, but they do need job satisfaction. They may be slow to grow up, but are likely to go through some kind of metamorphosis later in life and achieve success in something unusual and completely individual.

The Moon through the Houses

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 18, 2010 by YAEL

The moon has entered Pisces… what does that mean ???

When the moon enters the different signs of the zodiac every 2 ½ days approximately, it changes our moods. In what area of your life will that mood most affect you has to do with where that particular zodical sign sits in your natal chart. For example, Pisces in my natal chart occupies my 10th house. The 10th house of a natal chart reveals all conditions of a person’s career, and reputation.

Therefore, the moon going through Pisces means that it will be influencing my moods in the area of career and reputation in my life !!!

Moon in the 1st House
You often fluctuate between feeling good about yourself and down on yourself. Your emotions are inconsistent and you must make a conscious effort to maintain a positive and balanced outlook on life. You keep those around you on their toes because your moods are difficult for other people to pin down consistently.

Moon in the 2nd House
You can expect some fluctuating circumstances surrounding money with the Moon in this house. You have a strong need to feel secure about what you have and an emotional attachment to whatever your idea of financial success happens to be. You tend to alternate between spontaneous generosity and holding onto money with a tight fist.

Moon in the 3rd House
You’re quite imaginative and there is a strong emotional need to communicate and to express your ideas to others. You need to be heard and you would like others to appreciate what you have to contribute intellectually.

Moon in the 4th House
You have an especially strong need for a secure home base and having a certain amount of privacy is probably very important to you. This placement of the Moon often indicates numerous changes of residence. If this is the case, then greater stability may be obtained later in life.

Moon in the 5th House
The fickle Moon here indicates many ups and down with respect to dating, love affairs and social involvement and yet, you have a very strong need to continuously pursue these things. You are instinctively romantic and feeling that you are in love satisfies deep emotional needs.

Moon in the 6th House
You can expect many changes with respect to the work you do. This term “work” mainly refers to those kinds of jobs that you must take in order to survive and pay the bills vs. having the ultimate career of your choice. You also have an emotional need for a certain amount of order in your environment.

Moon in the 7th House
You have a strong need to experience close committed relationships. These can take the form of marriage partners, business partners, or best friends. The Moon here can stimulate numerous changes within these partnerships.
There is an instinctive desire to move with the flow of your peer group because you’re naturally inclined toward harmony and avoidance of conflict

Moon in the 8th House
You have a natural ability for handling other people’s money. However, matters relating to other people’s money including your spouse’s can be periodically subject to fluctuating circumstances. There is a strong emotional need in you for deep intimate involvement within important relationships.

Moon in the 9th House
You can be restless and you’ve probably done more than your share of being on the move. You need to expand your horizons and this is often accomplished through travel, higher education or simply getting away from it all by periodically communing with nature.

Moon in the 10th House
You could have a strong need for status and success. You need a career or some other form of accomplishment. While climbing the ladder of success though, you could experience numerous job and/or career changes.

Moon in the 11th House
You need groups of people and the support that friends and acquaintances offer. At the same time, you have a need to maintain an emotional distance so that your independence is kept intact, as there is a natural inclination toward yielding to the desires of the “group mind.”

Moon in the 12th House
You have a need to spend some time alone. Periodic withdrawal from the “real world” allows you to level out emotionally and rejuvenate yourself psychologically. You are sensitive, intuitive and sometimes restless. You can gain more life satisfaction by helping those who cannot help themselves via a career choice or volunteer work.

Ptolemy

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on October 18, 2010 by YAEL

Claudius Ptolemaeus (Greek: Κλαύδιος Πτολεμαῖος Klaúdios Ptolemaîos; c. AD 90 – c. 168), known in English as Ptolemy (pronounced /ˈtɒləmɪ/), was a Roman citizen of Egypt who wrote in Greek.[1] He was a mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer and a poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology[2][3]. He lived in Egypt under Roman rule, and is believed to have been born in the town of Ptolemais Hermiou in the Thebaid. He died in Alexandria around AD 168.

Ptolemy was the author of several scientific treatises, at least three of which were of continuing importance to later Islamic and European science. The first is the astronomical treatise now known as the Almagest (in Greek, Ἡ Μεγάλη Σύνταξις, “The Great Treatise”, originally Μαθηματικὴ Σύνταξις, “Mathematical Treatise”). The second is the Geography, which is a thorough discussion of the geographic knowledge of the Greco-Roman world. The third is the astrological treatise known sometimes in Greek as the Apotelesmatika (Ἀποτελεσματικά), more commonly in Greek as the Tetrabiblos (Τετράβιβλος “Four books”), and in Latin as the Quadripartitum (or four books) in which he attempted to adapt horoscopic astrology to the Aristotelian natural philosophy of his day.

Ptolemy’s treatise on astrology, known in Greek as both the Apotelesmatika (“Astrological Outcomes” or “Effects”) and “Tetrabiblios” (“Four Books”), and in Latin as the Quadripartitum (“Four books”), was the most popular astrological work of antiquity and also had great influence in the Islamic world and the medieval Latin West. It was first translated from Arabic into Latin by Plato of Tivoli (Tiburtinus), while he was in Spain (FA Robbins, 1940; Thorndike 1923). The Tetrabiblos is an extensive and continually reprinted treatise on the ancient principles of horoscopic astrology in four books (Greek tetra means “four”, biblos is “book”). That it did not quite attain the unrivaled status of the Almagest was perhaps because it did not cover some popular areas of the subject, particularly electional astrology (interpreting astrological charts for a particular moment to determine the outcome of a course of action to be initiated at that time), and medical astrology, which were later adoptions.

The great popularity that the Tetrabiblos did possess might be attributed to its nature as an exposition of the art of astrology and as a compendium of astrological lore, rather than as a manual. It speaks in general terms, avoiding illustrations and details of practice. Ptolemy was concerned to defend astrology by defining its limits, compiling astronomical data that he believed was reliable and dismissing practices (such as considering the numerological significance of names) that he believed to be without sound basis.

Much of the content of the Tetrabiblos was collected from earlier sources; Ptolemy’s achievement was to order his material in a systematic way, showing how the subject could, in his view, be rationalized. It is, indeed, presented as the second part of the study of astronomy of which the Almagest was the first, concerned with the influences of the celestial bodies in the sublunar sphere. Thus explanations of a sort are provided for the astrological effects of the planets, based upon their combined effects of heating, cooling, moistening, and drying.

Ptolemy’s astrological outlook was quite practical: he thought that astrology was like medicine, that is conjectural, because of the many variable factors to be taken into account: the race, country, and upbringing of a person affects an individual’s personality as much if not more than the positions of the Sun, Moon, and planets at the precise moment of their birth, so Ptolemy saw astrology as something to be used in life but in no way relied on entirely.

Music of the Stars

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on October 17, 2010 by YAEL

Scientists can record the sound of Stars The technique, called “stellar seismology”, is becoming increasingly popular among astronomers because the sounds give an indication of what is going on in the stars’ interior. Since everything what we can touch and see was made inside the stars, we all are Star Children. Do you feel connection to the universe and all there is while listening to this music?

This is how Earth sounds:

The Sun

Saturn’s Rings