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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.


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

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.