0-l deg Aries
Dives headlong into projects with freshness, enthusiasm, and naïveté. A desire to understand the essential meaning of any philosophy or theory.
It denotes a man capable of sustaining much labor, and one likely to perform great acts in which force of character and endurance sustain him rather than goodness of principle ,or purity of motive. The native is aggressive, passionate and quarrelsome, and well equipped for the struggle of life in its practical aspects. STRENGTH AND PASSION seems to mark this degree of the ecliptic.
An outstanding, original, independent personality. His ambitions and aims are beyond the common mark. He is up to great undertakings and can stand the hardest tests, not so much with the forces supplied by a spiritual faith (which the native may or may not have, according to the other features of his horoscope), as with the inborn energy of his own character; not only in the name of an ideal (which he may or may not feel) but especially with a tangible result in sight.
Here are the marks of endurance, positivism or at any rate practical sense. Such a nature will do everything passionately (even the most passionless, self-denying deeds), will be led by natural aggressiveness, seldom by human solidarity, and prompted by a spirit of contest, which in less noble beings may drift into base envy.
This denotes one possessing a great amount of individuality and originality; ambitions of being the first in everything. Very jealous of a rival; not an agreeable companion.
Jealous to be first in everything; some significance in art; rules mammals; rules the ego; on Ascendant, one whose energy is greater than his judgment; inclined to military occupations. cerebrum.
This degree represents the cusp influence of Aries-Pisces. It incorporates the militant nature of self righteous indignation with honor and justice. The native maintains a clear conscience about all that he becomes involved in. His ideals are honorable, imbued with fair-play, a sense of justice, and the letter of the law. There may be some artistic inclination. There is much egotism and self-respect. The abilities are limited because of a lack of flexibility not expected to be the case on this cusp.
Marks the passage of our Sun over the Equator into the Northern, land hemisphere-first day of Spring- a degree of newness, beginnings, “hope” and uniqueness, due to Aquarius here-original, outstanding, independent. Lofty ambitions, a spiritual self faith, persevering, fiery strength, positive, practical, fond of everything - often overly aggressive, testing and loud. Openly passionate and possibly envious of the fairer traits in others. Military or outdoor careers favored.
Aggressive, tough, and passionate character well-equipped for facing life struggles. One is able to use physical strength as well as intellectual weapons, according to one's social background. One is mainly interested in life's materialistic aspects and protects efficiently one's rights and assets. Nevertheless, there is a potential danger of loss and/or lawsuit related to inheritance matters. One must be careful not to let temptations, whether sex, gambling, or any other passion, prevail over one's major goals. Indeed, this degree is associated with Hercules, a man who can achieve amazing feats, but who can also fall into the traps of seduction.
1-2 deg Aries
Strives to perfect talents and acquire the resources and tools necessary to advance in life. Honest, self-willed, persistent, and periodically excited by some new idea or plan.
It denotes a proud, warlike nature, with much self- reliance and confidence in his own powers. One who will have few friends and will be very independent in his way of living; at all times willing to assert his opinions and to evidence his powers. A nature somewhat fond of DISPLAY.
Remarkable powers of concentration, of close, steady, well-planned work (as, for instance, laboratory research), with chances of good results for science. There is faith in oneself and in one’s forces, with the attendant danger of haughtiness, overbearingness, ostentation of one’s own abilities. One’s ideas are challengingly asserted, one’s own way of life is pursued with a tendency to full self- sufficiency. At the same time, there will be hardly any ability to personally exploit the scientific results obtained.
Few friendships; an unsocial, perhaps even grouchy character. The native may let his envy of his neighbor run away with himself.
It denotes one possessing great powers of concentration; a mind capable of great achievements in science, especially in a, mathematics; yet, owing to some peculiarity of temper, he will never benefit himself by his studies.
Mathematics; degree of the surgeon; science; religious high position; an organizer; causes self- destruction by brute force, sickness, disgrace, misfortune, and compulsory change; mid-brain- mesencephalon
One authority grants some artistic ability to this degree. It is perhaps more indicative of a desire to be first in everything, not necessarily with regard to quality but first in line. There is much force and daring without considered judgment. With supporting qualities in the chart he may indeed compete favorably with others. The self-orientation of Aries is here most strong. Tremendous drive but there is a need for balancing if worthwhile characteristics result. This degree blends most the qualities of Aries-Pisces, neither of which has the cohesiveness to hold a project together. If there are supporting factors to bring out the best of what is inherent here, we may find a blending of the intuitive faculty with initiative. And, by sheer process of growth, these people may appear to develop in mysterious ways. There is the seed factor at work here symbolizing the end and the beginning. But one must what is planted and what there is for it to be nourished with in order to tell the end result of what is begun here. Basically, it represents a potential undeveloped except as it may lend energy to the direction of the rest of the chart.
Aquarius with watery, emotional Cancer is factual, cautions, capable of great concentration, but often negative, usually scientific. Grouchy, unsocial and envious at times, but capable of building castles and carving out their own careers. Helped by contemplation, reserve and education - grows with life’s experiences.
Brave, ostentatious, and generous character endowed with organisation skills and self-confidence in one's strength. One has a very independent lifestyle and is always prepared to stand up for one's opinion. Success can be achieved in all occupations involving horses, or in a career in medicine, surgery, diplomacy, or religion. However, instead of showing off and trying to brutally impose one's beliefs, one must pay more respect to other people's feelings and ideas, lest all sorts of setbacks crop up. Indeed, this degree also warns against possible fall from grace, violence, or treachery.
2-3 deg Aries
Quick and sharp intellect. Versatile, honest, and clear-headed. May lack spiritual sensitivity, intuition, and compassion. Designs and builds things, solves problems, and applies intelligence in other practical ways. Friendly and communicative.
It denotes a person of easy manner, kind and accessible to all; one fond of cheerful company and pleasant life. The native would never be cruel or harsh, but impulsive in passion and yet gentle in manner. The native would go to sonic length in order to avoid a quarrel, and is pre-eminently a lover of peace and harmony and will have many friends on that account who will be of use to him. It is a degree of ease and LUXURY.
A great heart, inborn kindness, courage and love of peace and concord; smoothness and spontaneity; no afterthoughts or mental reservations; hospitality and broadmindedness; many true friendships; love of art.
The corresponding defects will be thoughtlessness, impulsiveness, reckless decisions; an unguarded and yet violent passionateness, lack of self-control; too great a lack of inhibitions. The native may run into danger through his own foolhardiness.
It denotes a violent and fearless person, showing more courage than discretion. He will be liable to get into trouble through rash acts.
Surgeons (probing and cutting); osteopaths — gives skill in manipulation and deftness of the fingers necessary for such work: humor (especially with 23 degree of other signs): literary and poetic; music, specifically the symphony. more peace loving than most Aries degrees should be ware of over - exertion and overindulgence; cerebellum.
This degree also lacks continuity. There is a veiled sense of humor which, with other influences, could develop into a comedian. Mathematical ability is also hinted at. However, the consistent characteristic is one the ability to follow through. A study of the self as role player in which the individual observes and studies his own actions could prove beneficial. There seems to be here a demand to give, consistent with what is received. Every lesson must be used in order to be learned. This degree gives nothing which the individual does not nurture and give expression to. Much depends on the stimulus this degree receives from the rest of the chart. And the individuals destiny rests largely in his own hands. It is like the offer that you can have all that you can carry away. What you can carry away rests largely on your ability.
Sensitive Pisces here manifests “heart” - love of peace and concord, smoothness and spontaneity. No afterthoughts and illogical in approach; often thoughtless, impulsive, reckless poor decisions. Hospitable, understanding and affable - also romantic, passionate, possessive, and at times, uninhibited - danger and exploitation in romance and career. Gifted in the arts; often common vocations in service or health fields.
Fiery, honest, and generous character. One is always prepared to reach out to deprived people in order to alleviate their sufferings. One seeks peace and harmony and attracts many friends who are willing to help. However, if in the natal chart the planets linked to emotions are severely afflicted by hard aspects, this degree may warn against all sorts of sensual excesses, and advises to beware of passions of all sorts.
Pleasant and kind. Motherly, nurturing, and domestic. Happiest living away from the city; draws wisdom from nature.
It denotes a rustic nature, fond of the beauties of the country life; displaying not the least indication of learning, yet having much natural wisdom. A nature somewhat brusque and uncultivated, but rich of heart; abundant but untrained—one who will he very prodigal of his energies and wealth. It is a degree of crudity and RUGGEDNESS.
A rich, impulsive, naturally exuberant and thoroughly prodigal human being, always directly drawing on nature’s reserves. Other pointers in the horoscope must show whether he will be educated or ignorant, clever or foolish, lucky or unfortunate. Even if well-bred and educated, the native will retain something rough and uncouth about himself, a wild energy, as it were. Should he on the other hand (as is more likely) be uncultured, he will show a greater wisdom than purported by the rest of his pattern. In luck he will take the blind goddess’s gifts for granted and is not likely to exploit them in heaping up wealth. Bad luck, on the other hand, will be unable to teach him moderation in lavishing his own on others and giving himself up entirely in whatever he does. He is extremely Kindhearted and yet very irascible; he is fond of the country-nay, of his own country-has compassion on all living beings and may nevertheless be a passionate sportsman; he is careless in dress and yet vain. Instinct prevails on logic, the heart on reason; his only consistency lies in his being perfectly natural, as he sucks from Mother Nature’s breasts the hoary wisdom enabling him to give advice to people who ought to know more than he does.
A most fortunate degree; fortune smiles on the native, from first to last, by showering on him her choicest gifts. It will not, however, be the result of any particular merit on his part, but rather in the order of good luck. He, or she, will be as vain as a peacock
Aviators; financial ability; birds; collisions; impulsive and passionate: goiter: mathematics: mechanical engineers and mechanics, those who compete in sports and games; a fortunate degree; abscesses (of ears with 25 deg Leo, Aquarius or 21 degree Aries, Libra); literary and poetic; pineal gland.
Impulsiveness characterizes this degree. It swings from an excessive amount of courage, rash and reckless, to a lover of peace and harmony uncharacteristic of Aries generally. There is some indication of vanity. Danger of over-activity. Here again, this degree basically adds energy to the overall direction of the chart. There are many directions in which this energy may be used. It requires a give and take to develop. Interaction is necessary to develop the latent qualities potential in this degree. There is also a danger of going to extremes with whatever is undertaken. A tendency for all or nothing at all. If the rest of the chart contributes to an easy going temperament he may be subject to exploitation by other people. It may be: difficult for the individual to keep his life under his own control.
Keen, aspiring Scorpio adds depth and stalking, calculating nature-wild and rough when defenses are down. Passionate, self made quality-sportsman or hunter, knives and guns, and dangers of accidents and wounds thought out life. Instinctive naturalist - strong and often vain - bearish. Mechanical, military or “director” type of careers where its inner force can be peacefully channeled outward.
Pragmatic, modest, and unsophisticated character. In spite of a great natural wisdom, one has no inclination for studies. One is driven by the sense of honour and by genuine generosity. The man hidden in the shrubs is not necessarily ill-intentioned. He may just be an original and independent person who prefers to remain out of the mainstream. In this lifetime, one can expect at least one major encounter which brings about crucial events, the positive or negative outcomes of which depend on the natal chart. All occupations related to security such as the police, the military, or the law are highly favoured. If in the natal chart, Mars is on this degree and forms hard aspects with the Sun and the Moon, he may portend a violent death.
4 - 5 Aries
Strong-willed, noble, individualistic, self-absorbed. Good sense of beauty, usually preferring rich, exuberant styles in art, home decor, etc. Creative.
It denotes a person who will give evidence of much force of character. One who will make his way against almost insuperable difficulties, but whose efforts will be finally crowned with a position of security and comfort. The native will pass through many perilous adventures and will make many conquests, but they will all be due rather to his own perseverance and force of character than to favoring circumstances. The degree seems to be one of UNCERTAINTY, PERIL, and FINAL SUCCESS.
The subject will lead all his life or most of it in obscurity. He will be either bodily disabled by blindness, deafness or otherwise; morally or intellectually adrift; or steeped in the darkest misery. Whatever his plight, he will have to face a long and hard ordeal. If he emerges at all from his gloom, that can be ascribed only to a powerful, stalwart, plucky character (which this degree certainly grants) and certainly not to any favorable circumstances (excluded by this degree, unless other influences are at work). Once he has the “dark night of the soul” and the obscurity of misery behind his back, the native, hardened by the struggle, may assert himself and even rise very high and reap a plentiful crop to reward his nearly superhuman effort. He will then enjoy liberally what he conquered and will exert imperiously but with a fatherly spirit the authority to which he acquired the right.
This denotes much more than I am able, to explain; but the main or leading points are these: The native will be a sufferer through life. His, or her, cross will prove too heavy to carry. The distress will be of such a nature that it will be out of the power of another to help. It may be the native is born a cripple, or lacks some other Important faculty, such as the eyesight, or some other sense; but, whatever it be, he will pass his days in gloom and darkness.
Aviators, hairdressers, and barbers, goiter, cruelty; birds; creative ability; rules sense of taste; one who appreciates the fine arts; fearless, usually magnanimous; fear; right or left eye.
A nature relying on instinct which guides I beyond what wisdom provides for many others. A tremendous force of growing energy yet undifferentiated. At energy which moves out in all directions productive ( results much like the influence of a New Moon. One beware of what one starts here as, like King Midas, ever thing the native touches will be productive and there danger that one will not be pleased with the harvest if the wrong action was sown. It is like a child at the control of vast energies. Everything works and the child may wasteful of its wealth and find out too late that what h3 been gathered is not really rewarding. The influence is full blown but still lacks experience. In a well-directed chart this degree might insure the luck factor to guarantee success but this degree needs direction and structure be more than just prodigal.
Secretive Scorpio hides beneath the surface of this zealous, dubious Aries degree-strong, steady, big powerful, argumentative and often negative, good at vocations involving food, drugs research and analysis-perhaps religion due to its power. Good parent, but not social nor gifted with good looks. Sensual; romance is controlled (but unsteady) and plays a key role in its vocation. Must avoid gloom and doom - danger of accidents and wounds.
Ambitious, tenacious, and enterprising character. Despite nearly insurmountable obstacles, efforts are eventually rewarded by a safe and comfortable position. One goes through many perilous adventures and achieves many conquests owing to one's perseverance and courage, and not owing to lucky circumstances. If one is born in a wealthy family, one is most likely to use one's money to fund some altruistic cause.
5-6 deg Aries
Clear and alert conscious intellect, although not particularly original or inspired in thought. Conservative and unassuming, perhaps timid.
It denotes a nature well qualified to undertake the government of others; it seems to indicate that the force of circumstances will frequently place such a person in a position over others which is not without its dangers, and many catastrophes are to be feared. The degree indicates SUPERIORITY, attainment and honor; but is fraught with many dangers.
No element of gravity in or around the native will be present to pull him down to earth. His ascent, both materially and figuratively, will be easy and smooth. Looking from above, or looking down, at the teeming bustle of human masses will come natural to him. Placed high through political authority, wealth or any other kind of power, a simple airman or a mountaineer, or a scientist given to researches into the imponderable or the abstract (anyway, remote from humble earth). Riches and honors will be easily within his reach, though the very nature of his pursuits has in itself the threat and the danger of his fall.
The lightness of those without burdens is apt to drift into foolhardy lightheadedness; too-easy luck is likely to make one fling caution to the four winds; those who indulge in daydreaming risk to build castles in the air. However it is, according to the Italian couplet: He who rises too high, will often fall as quick as, when kicked up, down flops a ball.
The person born with this degree on the ascendant will never have rest, but will ever be on the move. He will ever be seeking rest, but will find none, and notwithstanding the changes he may make, he will find himself at the close as far off from the goal as ever. He may be a balloonist, or be may take a fancy to the study of what is termed the imponderable In nature.
Good at classifying things; degree of fear; unsatisfied ambitions; accidents (particularly associated with fire); botanists and zoologists; hair; ( Moon or Venus here fine and beautiful hair; Mars, coarse and stiff; Saturn inhibited growth); cruelty; homicidal tendency; “a curious six-stringed harp”; a degree of sharp edges; distillers and distilling; the sex organs may be affected by planets here; Jupiter - an abnormal growth; Saturn or South Node - a restriction; socket of eye.
This degree brings some major difficulty to be overcome. It reflects the characteristics of the square aspect. The problems it brings must be faced. They cannot circumvented or side-stepped. The very fact that its nature is demanding of an answer often rises the native to he would not otherwise have reached. The difficulties are a sufficient challenge so that real effort and concentration are required. Whenever such challenges are thrown an individual he is not given a choice as to whether or he will meet the situation. But he is encouraged by his successful efforts and often is oblivious to the fact that s are not carrying the same heavy load with which he is addled. Much depends on the influence which sets this off in the chart. Saturn here is perhaps the most demanding while Jupiter might give more of a feeling of optimism that the problem could be faced successfully. The aspects must also be considered: a square would add to the severity while a trine would lighten the load and make success easier.
Double Aries strength; lean, rough and energetic; capable of outstanding accomplishments when its boundless energy is channeled properly. Improper use of energy channeled properly. Improper use of energy leads to frustrations. Drawn to challenges of political or charismatic fields, or natural or technological development. This fearless degree brings wealth and riches with its successes - failures from oversights and carelessness are also possible. Youthful and unlimited - needs “space” in relationships.
The person influenced by this degree is meant to dominate others. Extreme circumstances put him/her in the highest positions, which is not devoid of danger. Although many disasters are experienced, one remains undisturbed and pursues the challenging path. This degree indicates that one belongs to a powerful and wealthy family. If of royal descent, and this degree is in conjunction with the Ascendant, this heralds that one will access the throne. If one is of modest origins, then, one enjoys the protection of the head of state or that of most prominent figures. There is also the possibility that one becomes the power behind the throne. In any case, one has real decision-making powers and becomes a leader in one's field, be it the arts, business, or politics.
6 - 7 Aries
Sociable, tactful, and courteous. Interested in psychology, sociology, and communications. Not particularly ambitious.
It denotes a wily, prudent and cunning person: one endowed with much circumspection and diplomatic power. Such persons are inclined, most of all, to self-defence without violence, and they gain their ends more by avoidance of dangers than by strength or aggressive means. In extremities of peril, a clever ruse or extraordinary presence of mind will often be the means of liberation. The quality of this degree is CAUTION.
A wary and cautious conservative, sometimes sluggishly fond of his own groove, often watchful, always endowed with great presence of mind, the native will go out of his way to shirk clashes and to dodge risks, and may go so far as to run away altogether from them. Should the worst come to the worst, he knows how to come out of a scrape by a sudden brainwave or a lightning-lice makeshift.
He loves the country and rural life and is a great sportsman. Yet he hates violence and is a subtle diplomat. His success in life is assured provided he can stay in his natural abode and avoid the hated novelties.
Marriage will be lucky, unless other influences point to the contrary.
This denotes firmness of purpose; singleness of aim; a lover of rural life; a person holding conservative principles, and opposed to change, or what Is called “reform.” This person will propose If allowed to go in his own groove. His chief amusement is the chase.
Foresters; loggers; lumbermen; butchers; unsatisfied ambitions; jaundice; accidents, particularly associated with fire; dancers; cutting or chipping (such as a diamond cutter or setter); ear
Attracts position of leadership and authority but with insufficient all around ability. It tends to material success which may crumble when it is tested by things that spiritual development. Especially, people born with Sun or Ascendant here, find themselves attracted to and in possession of managerial or executive positions. However, they are likely to find later in life that they have failed to build relationships with those people close to them that they realize only too late they needed. Usually they sacrifice everything for these elevated positions and build only superficial relationships which are not really satisfying when they really need a friend to understand. They are usually shortsighted in their desire to arrive at the top. They sacrifice everything to reach the top and find they have thrown away what they needed most.
Perceptive, earthy, naturalist Virgo supplies conscience and administrative abilities - busy hands, manifold mind, well-learned, but often a loner, although friendly, patriotic, lover of animals and valuable in any, often common, vocations. Workmanlike, skillful, versatile. Must watch diet and have occasional quite and relaxation, as nervous irritation is possible. Fond of outdoors and nature; a good gardener or naturalist - respectful of living things.
Cunning, secretive and vigilant character. One prefers to defend oneself without resorting to violence, and one reaches one's goals using a diplomacy which may border on lie. Since one loathes direct confrontations, one tries to get around problems. In situations of extreme danger, clever tricks or presence of mind are excellent tools to get out of tight spots. In most cases, one manages to get away with it, especially if, in the natal chart, Mercury is strong and rules Mars. Nevertheless, ruin is looming despite efforts to shelter one's wealth from bankruptcy.
7 -8 deg Aries
Instinctive, intense, magnetic, emotional, intuitive.. Penetrating intellect, keen perception. Searching for answers. Caustic and critical at times. Sometimes denotes difficulty in sharing, or protectiveness toward family and country. Emotional complexity; may experience extreme joy and sorrow.
It denotes one who is quick to anger, stirring up strife around him; eager to combat the opinions and to disturb the peace of others. Persons under this degree have a tendency to run into dangers, and not infrequently fall victims to their own imprudence. It is essentially a RASH and IMPETUOUS degree.
In neoplatonic parlance, the subject’s “irascible soul” is incontinent: Dante would have doomed him to his Stygian swamp (according to Interpretations of Dante by Luigi Valli and Giovanni Pascoli). In other words, he does not know will’s golden mean; he is either high-handed or subdued, either an infamous executioner or a contemptible victim of life, according to the whole of his pattern pointing to the one or the other form of incontinence.
If overbearing, he will be a quarrelsome daredevil, devoid of self-control, inclined to the most arbitrary violence; his recklessness will be his own undoing.
If cowardly, his life will be a grey one, dully monotonous in its boundless misery and endless gloom. Luckily enough, he is not apt to live long.
This Is a most cheerless degree, and the person so born will experience a most cheerless and uneventful life, and unless well born will be poor through life, as he, or she, will lack that native energy, so requisite to ensure success. I do not consider It possible for such an one to live beyond the prime of life. This person will be free from crime.
Dancers; dentists; sculptors; very reticent or very talkative at times; afflicted - sarcastic, impulsive, hot-tempered, brooding; jaundice; cheekbone
Avoids conflict in order to keep on his own track. His success depends on not becoming sidetracked. This degree shows some basic undeveloped awareness of the need to work with others. He must be allowed to interact; yet, he must keep himself independent of the interaction. He must maintain his individual integrity in spite of this process. If he maintains a calm, undisturbed attitude he is capable of clever means of side-stepping trouble of, various kinds. He is often able to employ intelligence in planning strategy out of a situation that might threaten what he has been able to accomplish. The degree seems to grant a sense of diplomacy in avoiding showdowns rather than meeting a situation head-on, as is typical of Aries. He often becomes skilled at compromise and avoids reform movements of any kind. .The process at work here is to establish one’s own ego in a delicate balance difficult for Aries generally.
Defensive and negative due to heavy Taurus influence here - magnetic personality, fond of nature and land, trendy and excitable. Subdued, high-handed, dictatorial and demanding-quarrelsome “I m right” nature, often lacking in self control. This will of course, endanger relationships and cause career problems.
Hot-tempered, quarrelsome and reckless character. One always wants to create conflicts, antagonise everyone, criticise other people's opinions, and stir trouble. One is heading for serious problems because of one's own animosity. A career requiring aggressiveness is an excellent outlet for these violent impulses and brings about success and fame. If in the natal chart, Mars and Mercury form hard aspects with this degree, it portends bad reputation and misfortunes caused by one's own brutality. If Saturn is in conjunction with this degree, it describes a person who chooses to live in poverty or who is a professional beggar.
8 -9 Aries
Friendly, tactful, and gracious. Though not particularly ambitious, a cheerful and helpful disposition brings some success in business pursuits.
It denotes a person of great courage and self- confidence. One who makes an able friend or formidable enemy. In dangers he is cool and collected, at all times endowed with courage, and not infrequently a victims to pride and self-love. In most affairs of life he gains his ends on account of his temerity and positive disposition. In the service of others he is frequently presumptuous, restless under restraint, loving freedom, and despising assistance. Occasionally he is too lofty to command attention from any but himself. This degree is one of PRIDE.
The native has such faith in himself as to border on heedlessness, but will be assisted in danger by that cool-bloodedness which usually is the mark of true courage. Too proud to serve, he can fulfill himself as a leader or a cultist of the free arts; he is hardly a bearable subordinate, as his lack of modesty will let his inborn pride drift into conceit, haughtiness and misplaced touchiness.
Yet his never-falling, positive sense of reality always will lead him back to the right path if vanity has led him astray, and will enable him to show it to anyone willing to follow him.
Luckier than he deserves, he has a noble sense of friendship, which he feels strongly. He is on the other hand a dangerous foe.
All human activities based on the written or spoken word—political and forensic rhetoric, philosophy, writing-are congenial to him. He speaks well, even too well, and is bent on listening to himself rather than to others.
There is a finger-post which points but one way-the primal way, the direct one, alluded to. This denotes one who will miss his way in life, but who will eventually recover, and will become a teacher of others, or may prove a reformer, either as a public speaker or writer.
Rules soldiers and sailors; gunsmiths; courage and aggressiveness; immorality; (Algenib) - notoriety, violence, the professional beggar, dishonor, violence, misfortune; linked with sexual problems; crystalline lens of eye.
Developed only in the use of violence. Planets on this degree will inject an impatience in whatever the rest of the chart pushes toward. The influence from this degree is one of revenge and hostility. This native tends to wear a chip on his shoulder most of the time. He is defensive of whatever he is doing. Generally speaking, this attitude is the result of lack of skill and finesse and he can be encouraged by lack of criticism and patience. However, there are those who are so defensive and inadequate without the ability to feel successful that they cannot be encouraged to do anything to advantage. The general influence is one of undirected energy. Whenever this situation occurs it can be harnessed by directing the energy. This must be directed by other factors in the chart, and a personal commitment to something worthwhile.
Austere, calculating, quite Capricorn with Aries here believes in “self”, rules and structure. Hard. courageous, direct and proud of service and work, often found in martial vocations, policework or school administration or teaching - or medicine and geriatrics. Inner pride; noble and not likely to stray into vain displays or conceit. Inquisitive, disciplined, and often a good public speaker. Fearless and too independent of home life and marriage.
Courageous, self-confident, and clever character. One makes a loyal friend or a formidable foe that is to be reckoned with. One does not shirk from dangers and tackles all difficult situations with self- control and bravery. The major downside is that one is often the victim of one's own pride, and that one is reluctant to ask for help. In the professional area, one achieves success thanks to one's excellent strategy and disregard for danger. If one obtains a position of power, one demonstrates a sharp sense of justice and always acknowledges people's talents.
9-10 deg Aries
Reflective; perceives things objectively. Works well with the public and with groups. Interested in symbolism, meditation, and the inner needs of others.
It denotes a person who will occupy some singular position in life; one whose career will be remarkable, if not unique, and noted for Its daring and hazardous exploits. It gives success In undertakings and much prestige. It is a degree of VICTORY.
Courage, nay daring; here too, as in the foregoing degree, the borders of recklessness are skirted.
Led by a successful ambition, barring signs to the contrary, the native is likely to beat his foes, to reach the highest standing, to attain peerless distinction. His career will be at any rate exceptional or uncommon.
The native will be blessed with an inborn righteousness as well, and with a mind open to truth. Should he be gifted for mental work, natural sciences would be his branch; should he be particularly sensitive to spiritual forces, he would have the gift of clairvoyance, perhaps of prophecy. Initiation is not excluded. The other aspects of the horoscope will show. A great fondness for hunting is to be expected.
The person here denoted will possess a mind open to receive truth and will reflect the truth in his or her daily life. Such will be scrupulously just and honourable. He, or she, may prove to be a great seer, or naturalist. Should this person be of humble origin, he will rise far above his birth.
Policemen; great generals; courage; triumph and immortality; eye balls.
A strong desire to be first usually makes these people choose the wrong road in haste. However, there is a sufficiently keen insight that the mistake can be easily corrected sometimes even without much help from other influences in the chart. One of the factors here is activity is more important to the individual than the embarrassment of having made a mistake. He doesn’t take time make involved diagnosis. He moves in the direction shouts the loudest to him. But he remains ever sensitive to the next clue and remains constantly responsive and adaptable. His motto might be better to do the wrong thing than nothing at all, and thereby learns from experience as a result of his constant awareness. This nature keeps him from delving too deeply into anything because is constantly open to change, always ready and willing make a fresh start. Eventually his broad experience will, if properly studied and used, put him in a position to advise lead others but this must be left to the rest of the chart and his ability to learn from experience.
Influenced by quick, dexterous Gemini and responsible Capricorn - ambitious, courageous, persevering, strategic. Unusual career; honors and distinction. Righteous and truthful - has no reason to lie - attracted to science, transportation, and trade involving metals and had-skills- disciplined, inquisitive. Politics and police work. Independence may make marriage difficult or superficial; male children likely.
Quiet, courageous, and generous character. Success is achieved in a very unusual and prestigious occupation requiring boldness, such as in the military, big game hunting, politics, etc. Should the natal chart concur, one can have a quite remarkable career in chemistry, mechanics, or metalwork such as the manufacture of weapons. One wins many a victory, including in the romantic field, which is fraught with hurdles and hurt self-esteem. This degree indicates that success is, somehow, linked to deaths or destruction.
10-ll deg Aries
Original, innovative, and active. Dislikes conforming to conservative or restrictive social mores.
It indicates a soft, gentle and amiable disposition; addicted to acts of kindness and charity; but of weak will, such as to be led astray through a desire to please others; forgetful of self and liable to acts of indiscretion. This is a degree of BEAUTY AND GENTLENESS.
This degree apparently can produce diametrically opposed effects, which are, however, to be traced back to the same cause -lack of balance between rights and duties, between one’s own and the others’ dues. If, therefore, the native is by the rest of his horoscope predisposed to selfishness, his self-conceit will go so far as to make him extravagant and ridiculous. Should he, on the contrary, tend toward altruism, he would be done for. The rest of the pattern will show in which of the two senses there will be exaggeration. Potentially both excesses are present, and their expression may sometimes alternate (as in people who are in some things childishly boastful, and who forget themselves in all the rest).
The egotist born under this star may act in a grotesque and harmless way, as well as prove really evil and slander all others. The altruist will be so yielding and subservient as to verge on absolute want of will power; he will indiscriminately please his neighbor, and all will exploit this to his harm. For a woman, this would mean she might be an easy prey to seduction and even to corruption.
To the mild-natured people born under this sign, the warning can be given that indiscriminate generosity is not goodness, but weakness; that to yield to the first corner and to resign one’s own duties toward oneself is to resign one’s human dignity. Weakness and submissiveness are vices as great as the virtues they pervert.
The lopsidedness and misproportion of this eleventh degree may extend their influence to the body and render it crippled or misshapen. Apart from this, the features will be fine and delicate, beauty being not at all excluded; on the contrary, a beautiful face often can go with faulty limbs.
This denotes an egcilist, a boaster, a traducer, and slanderer. He will never utter a good word for anyone, and will never acknow. ledge merit. There is no one so great as himself. Of course, a liberal education may tend to tone down much of these extravagances, yet can never obliterate the whole.
Scientific interest; electricity; manufacture of cotton goods; dealers in metal ware; railroaders; great generals often; lover of philosophy; hopes are often realized; spiritual triumph; Uranus well- aspected here - genius; rules heat, fevers, and metals; optic nerve.
This degree sharpens the insight and probably the physical sight as well. It suggests an almost prophetic ability to see into a situation clearly. His vision may not go so far as to see a solution but he perceives more clearly the elements to be dealt with. Recognizing a problem is only the first step in the solution but it is a necessary step. Seeing more than can be dealt with can be a handicap. It can cause only confusion and frustration unless other factors in the chart provide the necessary elements to make use of the clear insight. However this degree has a better record of success than failure. The quality this degree gives seems easier to put to constructive use and seldom results in the possible confusion.
Cannot sit still with Gemini and its fiery opposite sign Sagittarius on this degree - exaggeration of self, lofty ambitions, preference for games, scientific investigation and mental or physical challenges. Better for males than females, possible writer or administrator. Good degree for formulating ideas and attracting attention. Attractive face, but rather lean and rough - may have physical handicap. Must avoid unconscious fears, submissiveness and learn to cultivate many talents.
Gentle, pleasant, and hospitable character. One is devoted to nice deeds and charity work, but one has no willpower. One is so selfless that one may get involved in a romance just out of one's inability to say no. Therefore, there is a danger to get lost in one's desire to please others. This degree indicates that happiness comes from concealed love affairs and changes, rather than from marriage. If in the natal chart, Mercury is dominant, the intellect may prevail over sensuality and may prompt to establish some sort of literary or artistic circle which offers a nice opportunity to both genders to get together and flirt.
11-12 deg Aries
Receptive, sensitive, and imaginative. Strives to overcome impressionability by gaining personal strength and integrity.
It denotes a sociable and bountiful nature with strong instincts of a domestic nature. One who delights in his family relations and feels pride in the quality of householder and husband. The degree confers much dignity and honor upon the native in his social and civil life, but elsewhere he does not meet so much success. It Is a degree of CONSERVATISM.
It is a degree of ‘sacred selfishness’ in a familiar or national sense. It gives a strong fatherly or motherly instinct, a high conception of one’s standing as peter familias or mater familias, a keen sense of one’s “I”, of personal initiative, of the free individual property; and leads to the attendant danger of clashing against the established order in more or less collectivistic sense, or against the economics of the so-called modem democracies.
If this danger is not borne out by other threads in the astrologic pattern, the native’s steady effort to rise higher and to improve his condition may bear honor and distinctions in the social and civic fields. The native’s rugged individualism may let his or her generous and lordly nature appear extravagant.
This denotes one who will prove very eccentric in his or her conduct through life. Will have a way and will of his own; and will find his way, if permitted to do so: but as the world is now governed, this person is likely to come into collision with the ruling powers, and thus be in danger. Be this as it may, he will not prosper in the world by following his own way.
Scientific interests; electricity; working with chemicals or poisons; along with Cancer or Capricorn; with Leo or Aquarius - often gold miners; rules heat, fevers, and metals; a child with a planet here is usually more fortunate if he develops slowly; a dreamer; alcoholic; spiritual intuition and triumph; extreme afflictions to this - delirium or insanity; tongue.
This degree tends to exaggeration; it lacks balance. It is extremely erratic and unpredictable. There is much disagreement in what this influence contributes to the individual. It is most like Uranus in character. In a strong and well-directed chart this degree could contribute to genius. But it must be remembered that much is required to get the best out of this influence. Oftentimes this individual will go about things in an unorthodox way. I think much of the disagreement here rests with whether this individual conforms or not. His value is in his uniqueness. Society finds this valuable only when what he does fits easily with what has been established. When this individual makes a real breakthrough frustration is inevitable. Not all of his uniqueness is valuable. This degree seems to pick up all the qualities of Uranus in odd combinations involving altruism, mental genius, sympathy, coupled with the egotistical nature of Aries.
Vital, magnetic, “searching” Scorpio with Gemini promotes deep inner mental concentration, sportsmanship, medical and body conditioning interest. Acute paternal/maternal instincts; diplomatic although judgmental, deterministic and often unjust. Not afraid to clash with authority or peers. Many appear extravagant - showy, but more like an eagle than a peacock, and certainly more serious, devoted, sinister, observant and independent.
Sociable, honest, and generous nature endowed with strong domestic instincts. Family matters are of utmost importance and priority is given to well-being at home and to education. Child-rearing practices are based on the principles of honour, effort, and integrity. One achieves some success in social work, but not in other areas, unless the Sun in the natal chart is posited on this degree.
12 - 13 Aries
Energetic, impulsive, individualistic, not easily swayed by others. His initiative can lead the way to new horizons. Strives for purity, refinement, and perfection. Seeks the essential and fundamental basis of any idea.
It denotes one who through suffering, pain and hard work, will at the close of life rise to much dignity and receive many honors. This degree is capable, of lifting, the native from obscurity to prominence as the reward of enduring effort. It is a degree of REWARD.
The native’s character will be subjected to exceptional tests; his or her youth will be such a furnace of grief as to blast anyone not made of the sterner stuff. Should there be any real gold in the crucible, the furnace might purify and purge it of any dross. Ripe age would then reward the native for his youthful ordeals and would lead his inborn superiority to universal recognition. When the rest of the horoscope shows other signs in support of this, the highest steps of the social ladder can be reached.
In less noble patterns the temperament will be harsher, warlike, even destructive; the tests will be less frightening, but courage will not be unrewarded.
Last, the theme may point only to a particular fondness for gold and gilt fittings; the horoscope taken as a whole will have, as usual, to decide.
The sturdier the mind, the frailer will be the body, and the limbs often will be puny and sickly.
This is a most significant degree. It denotes great native powers or abilities which, by some occult power, bring about a host of heart- rending trials for the native during his earlier days. This may be noted in a number of instances, where there is a born genius; and it has proved a puzzle to the philosopher. The qestion has been asked again and again, “Why should such persons be the subjects of such trials?” The answer I give Is that by virtue of pre-natal conditions, combined with the natal, the psychic nature of that person being more open to outside influence than the ordinary, there is a rush of the unfavourable and malignant powers to that sphere, with the object of extinguishing that luminary, or otherwise bringing on a total eclipse.
A degree of movement; medical fields - doctors (along with 23-24 deg Leo, Aquarius); sportsmen or athletes (with fixed signs); electricians; wrestlers (with fixed signs); lawyers (along with 23-24 Leo, Aquarius); hair, spiritual intuition; if afflicted - may start many things he will never finish; corpus callosum (band of nerve fibers).
Here charity begins at home. There is a strong possessive element. Anything one owns is protected and cared for, first and foremost the home fires and those who dwell under the native’s roof and come under his influence. He sets his own course and follows it at times to his detriment, often against the established order of things. He may develop a reputation as a rebel. But this attitude is oriented to protecting his own identity. Compromise throws him off balance. He must follow his own course even if it leads to his own destruction. And on this course he will make the most progress even if he appears to fail. He acts spontaneously and is dependent on the proper subtle stimulus to set him on course. Any attempt to interfere with his direction will end disastrously. However, he is absolutely dependent on that small start or push from some other source.
Dramatic, intuitive Cancer here is utilitarian and efficient, also competitive. Commonly a house lord, housekeeper or cook, is not tidy, but may grow beyond common vocations with an eye for self-improvement. Often weak and heavy, benefits from sports and a health regimen, often becomes adept at coordinating mind and body. Inborn feeling of superiority is a powerful drive. Impetuous; desires the best mate, pleasant confidants and positions of responsibility - and successfully finds them.
After a host of sufferings, sorrows, and hard work, one reaches a prestigious position and receives many honours towards the end of one's life. One may also accede to a prominent government office. The sunset heralds a belated success, the fulfilment of which has been the secret drive prompting to relentlessly pursue, a whole life through, the route towards recognition, love, wealth, and fame. April is usually the most auspicious month.
Takes the time to work neatly and accurately. Interested in nutrition or other health-related fields.
It denotes loneliness and indigence in life; one who will lead a strange and outcast life, with few friends and those either unwilling or unable to help him. It. seems to contain the idea of much traveling, perhaps exile, and finally a lonely grave. It is a degree of ISOLATION.
The native is an uncommon being; whether above or below the average will have to be left to other pointers to show. No doubt there is something forceful about him, either his passions or his wishes or his more or less noble aims.
In a way he is a solar being, as he stands alone, cannot count on personal friendships, and his career tends to trace a parable. Where most of the other features hint at success, the native is certainly destined to lead and sway. In questions regarding the whole community or the masses, success awaits him.
Where other pointers do not help, he will be utterly poor and lonely, an outcast, or worse, an outlaw heading for an obscure end, for exile and perhaps even jail.
Whether a winner or a loser, he always will be an isolated, strange being.
This person will prove a true Solar man, destined to rule or command. Let such an one ever look towards the south-east of the place of his birth for success in all matters of a worldly nature.
Bakers; dietetics - food and drink; music (the beautiful); love of words; often found in charts of those who compete in games or sports, especially tennis; the physicians; gluttony; independence; freedom, love of wealth and honor, and keen intellect; gives a sixth sense. One cannot tell them a lie because they see through others. They are seldom mistaken in their judgment of others; rheumatic fever; rheumatism; frontal lobes .
Trial by fire seems indicated by this degree. The trials which accompany this degree are calculated to perfect the soul, and have a high record of success. Perhaps it is associated with karma; if so, it is a karma from which the individual is ready and willing to learn. The trials seem to be disassociated from anything the individual can be seen to have logically caused by his actions. They seem to be acts of fate. The individual seems in most cases capable of dealing with the apparently unjust burden in a saintly manner, thereby incurring the sympathy of onlookers. Perhaps it is the need for sympathy that makes the native willing to suffer so patiently.
Double water influence of Cancer (square Aries) and Pisces (12th house to Aries) signifies double troubles and challenges - marks this degree as something special, often disliked and overweight.
Refined, faithful, and generous character fully aware of one's worth. One is unanimously respected and stands on an equal footing with the powerful figures who grant their protection and trust. Success can be achieved in agriculture, especially wine growing, the art of cooking, the military, or the judiciary. Noble deeds are highly rewarded and attract numerous loyal friends.
14-15 deg Aries
Grasps ideas quickly and clearly. Communicates well. Adaptable, but lacks determination and will power.
It denotes a nature prone to mistakes of judgment; liable to be too trustful of others and to misplace his confidences, so that he is often deceived, not only in his own powers, but in his estimate of the character of others. In a speculative life, the native of this degree would be hopelessly unsuccessful in the end; and ought to cultivate self-knowledge and self-reliance and to exercise extreme caution in all his dealings and associations. This degree is one of TREACHERY.
The native is one whose idea of safety consists of shutting all windows, without worrying in the least about the door left wide open. You cannot very well say whether he is more likely to be a gentleman or a sharper. He is certain to be reckless and to think he is high and dry when on the contrary he is between the devil and the deep blue sea. He may often have a faint heart and not a spark of faith in himself, and yet seek shelter in the bosom of the most unreliable beings. Whether a man of honor or a knave, he always will be taken in and left in the lurch by those upon whom he relied. Should he by ill luck try his hand at stock-jobbing, he would get into a mess headfirst.
To the honest-minded, whose thread of life has not been prematurely snapped in childhood or early youth (as always can happen under this influence) three pieces of advice can be given: make a habit of keeping both your eyes open and leave nothing to chance, have faith in yourself first if you want others to rely upon you, do not lean on others for anything; listen courteously, but follow no advice. Further experience will show you how far wrong your first impressions of people were.
My impression is that this degree denotes an untimely or premature death in some terrible way, which I am unable to explain. It is to be hoped that such an one may die in infancy.
Electricians; swimmers; medical fields; one who devotes much time, thought, and money to horse racing; work or hobby connected with speed; suicide; apoplexy; the physician; food and drink; riches and honors; a keen intellect; agreeable and talented but inclined to be timid or undecided; sometimes indicates one who may not live to an old age; lateral lobes.
He travels fastest who travels alone. This degree magnifies the ego nature of the sign Aries. Natives of this degree tend to isolation whether leading a crowd or living the life of a hermit in order to pioneer some new frontier. There is very little interaction of a social nature with these natives. They seem to walk around encased with some protective barrier as though not to contaminate themselves. In some cases they may develop some new element which may be adapted for use by humanity by some other person. Even when they appear to be social they are wearing a protective shield to isolate the developing ego inside. They are observers and avoid doing anything to change what they observe.
Thoughtful Pisces with noble Leo is bound to romance and children, but often a common person, not particularly skillful, often feeling secure despite the ground crumbling away beneath it. Benefited by religion, large social or cultural groups. Must be diligent and concentrate on keeping promises and achieving real results. Must be reliable to collect what is due. Well-proportioned, but fullness of body and face. Entertaining.
Loyal and gullible character prone to misjudgements. One often misplaces one's trust and overestimates one's ability to evaluate people's honesty. Speculations are doomed to failure and bring about serious reversals of fortune. It is necessary to learn to know oneself, to accurately assess one's strength, and to be extremely careful in business and in the selection of partners. Should the natal chart concur, this degree warns against travels across the sea and all activities involving water.
15-16 deg Aries
Tactful, obliging, contented. Compassion and kindness may promote an interest in social work, psychology, or other personal service for others.
It denotes one who is fond of nature, and studious of her laws; loving the peaceful contemplation of natural-beauty; devoted to the higher interests of his soul; and of a reclusive disposition. Such would be successful in his pursuits of natural history , whether in one department or another, but would not apply his knowledge to the attainment of fame. This is a degree of PASSIVE BEAUTY.
Symbols: A man pouring water from an ewer. A reaper at his work.
The seaside dwellers who both till the soil and rake the sea are often under this influence. By itself this degree does bestow luck, but not exclusively in farming; it does not ensure renown to one dealing with agriculture from a scientific viewpoint, like botany, agricultural economics, statistics, etc.
As a tiller, an agronomist or a naturalist, as a seaman or a fisherman, the native is fond of nature and tends to a contemplative life, which may lead him to passivity or even idleness. Hard working as he may be, he will, however, love what the French call ecole buissonniere and like roving outside the four walls of school. As a boy, he will play truant, or will rather do his “homework” in the open; as a grownup, he will have no ambition and will not care two hoots about academic laurels.
Neither contemplative love of nature nor work (whether material or scholarly) will hinder the native’s eloquence. If the other aspects favor it, he may very well take to teaching.
This denotes a hardworking person, one who will devote his energies to husbandry, and who will prosper by his labour. I advise those who may have this degree on the ascendant to keep to agriculture.
Persuasive oratory; public life; music (variations of rhythm and movement); dancers and poets; electricians; a public character or one with oratorical ability; a degree of law, order, and rhythm; loves family and home; with Cancer-Capricorn and Gemini-Sagittarius, lawyers; with Leo-Aquarius and Taurus-Scorpio, musicians; suicide; apoplexy (stroke); pons vareli.
This individual needs to follow guidelines which have been tested and proven. Everyone must learn from his own experience, but this degree indicates an undeveloped judgment. These people do well when they have a pattern or rhythm to follow. They also do better when they are educated. However, they tend to trust the wrong people and leave themselves unguarded. Some people seem to be protected so that they can walk safely through a dangerous situation without a scratch. But people who come strongly under the influence of this degree seem not to have this protection. They seem to feel this vulnerability and even their fear draws the thing they most fear to themselves.
Ardent, faithful, strong Leo here bestows acting, oratorical or sales abilities, and a desire to dominate in romance, which is like a scene from a play. Lucky, positive and “liked” - must watch associations and money and resources closely - too free and generous. Often passive and idle - must be kept motivated. Capable, witty, perhaps a teacher, but always an actor and mindful of where the “attention” is.
Selfish, materialistic, and conceited character. One is only concerned in luxury, fine clothing, and all kinds of pleasures. One spends lavishly for oneself but displays utter stinginess towards other people. One is driven by self-interest and picks one's acquaintances among wealthy and influential persons. Good luck seems to smile on this degree, and with the support of powerful protectors, one achieves success in occupations involving precious stones, gold, silver, and jewellery in general. Nevertheless, unless the natal chart indicates otherwise, such intense self-centeredness and extravagant expenses bring about ruin and unhappiness.
A natural leader. Organizes and directs activities without being domineering. Fair and just.
This is a degree indicating one of a speculative nature, selfish, and luxurious; one whose heart is divided between pleasure and wealth, but who knows not the true use of either. Such would gain wealth by. speculation, but waste it in extravagance. “The fool and his money are soon parted.” So here. It Is a degree of EARTHINESS.
More gaudy than elegant, precious rather than refined, sooner worldly than lordly, very fond of luxury and display; the native may outwardly appear a gorgeous personage, imposing in spite of his inward misery. Inwardly he is torn by the ever-recurring clash between his craving for pleasure and his sense of duty, without being able to give up to either of them.
This degree by itself gives no love for work; however, if this should be borne out by other aspects in his horoscope, the native would become what I define as a laborious adventurer who might strike oil during his industrious adventures, be they journeys or financial gambles; he may even become famous. Gain, however, comes to him easier than thrift. He can smell luck, but cannot spend with a pinch of salt what he laid hands on.
The person of this degree will be a successful merchant. He may prove a great traveller or navigator, and may get a name that will be handed down in history.
Music ( a trumpet); electricians; interest in occultism, spiritualism, metaphysics or magic; persuasive oratory; public life; spinal cord canal.
This degree seems to manifest in a love of nature, the outdoors generally. Persons born with this degree strong seem to have an ability to commune with nature and draw strength from the good earth and things growing there. It is most strongly an agricultural influence. These people would do very well working with ecology. There may be great untapped wisdom here to which humanity as yet has not evolved. We have gone the route of competing with nature to do it better which has resulted in a fantastic rape of all that nature has to offer. With this degree there is a humility which seeks to woo nature in her own setting. The influence is to study the life of nature rather than to dissect. Some of these people may make great strides with organic gardening. They also have a metaphysical intuitive quality.
Worldly, Cautious Capricorn darkens, “centers” and cools down the Leo/Aries fire on this degree - more serious, status conscious, responsible and businesslike, but still noble, poised and domineering. Desire for fame and riches, but must plan and work from them. Fatherly, wise, conservative but can be experimental. Not good for romance - not amorous and more interested in self. Luck is questionable and limited. Overwork is any unhealthy as no work at all.
Contemplative, helpful, and simple character. One revels in solitude and meditation, and one spends long hours pondering in order to understanding one's true nature and improve oneself. One readily responds to requests for help and protects the weak against the powerful. One is kept in high esteem for one's scientific knowledge about the laws and mysteries of nature. Although one prefers living in the quietness of a remote place, one may be brought under the spotlight by success and fame.
17 - 18 Aries
Refined and courteous. Capable, well-balanced, not an extremist in any aspect of life. Ideals of purity and refinement may conflict with an equally strong instinctive or sexual nature. Neat and particular worker. May be too critical of others.
This denotes a person of an amiable and pleasant disposition, friendly to all, and beloved of his kinsmen. One who desires peace and concord, and who will meet with success through the intervention of some female friend. It is a degree of AMITY.
This degree will give a keen intelligence, a very sociable and hearty nature, a talkative disposition without a shadow of wantonness, a peaceful yet courageous and resolute character. Such a personality will be worshipped by some, envied or slandered by many, feared or respected by all.
For all his love of peace and concord the native is by some karmic law compelled to face some decisive fight, for which destiny exacts the strictest self-control. Any rash act may lead to trouble, any show of light-headedness may have fatal results owing to the plots of the envious
In a man’s horoscope, such an influence will make the native’s success in some way dependent on a female friend’s support, either in the smart set, in the financial world, or elsewhere.
This prefigures a life of conflict. Such an one can scarcely avoid being a military person. Should he pass through an engagement, he would be killed. If he does not become a soldier, he must be watchful over his own conduct, or he will come to grief.
Oratorical ability; electricians; poets; children; a romantic degree; with Virgo-Pisces novelists; with Leo-Aquarius or Gemini-Sagittarius poets; often connected with tragedies of violence in either the chart of the attacker or the victim. Associated with divorce and separations; sexual emotionalism; linked with sexual problems; nerve connections.
This degree may bring a certain amount of luck in a not too heavy chart. Whether lucky or not, it brings a love of luxury and extravagance and what is gained is seen dissipated. There may be a lively imagination and if there are other indications which give writing ability this degree would add color and interest to what was written. Also, if there were influences to curb the extravagance this degree would certainly add spice to an otherwise heavy chart. In other types of charts this degree could produce over optimism, bitterness, and greed. The individual may have a certain amount of awareness from the rest of the chart to make him feel a sense of duty which may only result in conflict between a sense of rights and obligations. Saturn on this degree well aspected might produce a very responsible and yet interesting person.
Earthy, efficient Virgo in Leo’s decant of Aries allows intelligence and materialistic rewards - estate or commodities, probably not as liquid as money. Hearty and social - a “pleasing” personality. Often envied, but secure due to its many talents. Troubles in love, usually irritates its partners. Must rely on logic, sound reasoning, perception and successes in common commerce. Self-control and experience will help in technical, “people” or construction related vocations.
Kind, helpful, and honest character. Sincere feelings of devotion, peace, and harmony prevail within the family, as well as in the workplace among colleagues, employers, and employees. Success is nice and steady, though not outstanding. A female figure plays an instrumental role in enhancing one's social status.
18-19 deg Aries
Concerned with relationships and sharing with others. Marriage is important to this person. May have a charismatic influence over others.
It denotes one who worships gold; a stingy and misanthropic nature. One who acquires to no purpose: self-centered and reclusive; whose constant fear is loss, a fear that is sure to be realized. It is a degree of ACQUISITIVENESS.
The native will have an eye on only gain; his life seems to have no other aim. His soul may not be utterly devoid of feelings, but his craze and the ensuing need of being constantly on the lookout will stifle them. He may, therefore, become selfish, stingy, suspicious, hidebound, misanthropic, and often unscrupulous. Whether driven toward the noble metal, as the symbol has it, or toward other gains, the subject is more than likely to work on a mine—and to kick the bucket there, too.
This denotes that the native will be engaged in mining operations, and will lose his life thereby.
Sexual emotionalism and romance (physical passionateness); mental fertility; electricians (with 13- 14 degree Taurus-Scorpio and Gemini-Sagittarius); a creator; capable of great concentration; actors; orators (with 18-19 deg Gemini-Sagittarius); noble and sincere; corpus collosum cerebri.
This is a peace-loving degree, however the life seems destined to face conflicts which stir whatever violence the nature harbors. This depends greatly on the rest of the chart and the over-all evolvement of the individual. Whatever violence is inherent in the individual is challenged here. In a well-disciplined individual this energy may be channeled into creative pursuits. In which case this degree contributes a certain amount of push. However, it is likely that violence is avoided, when it is avoided, by an effort to relax and withdraw seeking peace by avoiding conflict. When action is aroused it needs control to make it creative. There is danger that more energy will be aroused than can be creatively dealt with when this individual allows himself to become involved. We have three possible directions to go here: the individual may remain detached always seeking peace, harmony and the voidance of conflict; he may be stimulated to violent responses still somewhat controlled which could succeed perhaps in a military career; or he might become interested in some creative project which sufficiently consumed his interest to give vent to his otherwise pent up or dormant energy.
Taurus bestows the character of a farmer or prospector - reliant upon nature, experience, manual skills and new knowledge’s in the earth sciences. Materialistic, agrarian, sure of self. Accumulates and concentrates on growth with little time for carefree pleasures, fun and other people, which it really enjoys. Dedicated: hard work may stifle romance and associations, often a selfish, stingy, self-protective, stubborn, faithful and intuitive. Children become employees or vice versa.
Stingy, misanthropic, and greedy character. One is only interested in increasing one's wealth, through honest or less honest means, and one displays an obsessive attachment to gold. One prefers to live in solitude, estranged from relatives and friends, for fear that they might borrow money. One would be well-advised to change one's behaviour, to indulge in a more comfortable life, and to learn the value of sharing. Otherwise, sooner or later, one will lose one's riches through a natural disaster, war or revolution, or robbery. Indeed, this degree warns against gold hoarding.
19-20 deg Aries
Learns instinctively rather than academically or vicariously. Intense, magnetic, charismatic, or sexual.
This degree signifies one of adventurous nature, food of discovery and of travel. A pioneer In what ever field of labor he may undertake to work in; one. who will open up new roads of knowledge and research; active, aggressive, bold and fearless; one who will travel into distant countries and gain applause for his discoveries. It is a degree of INQUISITIVENESS.
Few moral scruples, if any at all. An original mind, inexhaustible in resources, never at a loss.
An extremely active and daring temper with a pioneer’s or an adventurer’s craving inquisitiveness. A life of travel, exploration, of scientific discoveries, perhaps of more or less reckless adventures. There will be some renown and possibly a violent death.
The native ought to remember Dante’s warning (Inf. 26, 119-20): You were not born to vegetate like beasts, but to follow the path of truth and virtue.
This appears a bloody degree. Those who may have this degree ascending are advised to do all in their power to fortify the soul, and pray to God for help and guidance.
Electricians, machinists; blacksmiths; a fortunate degree; sexual emotionalism and romance (physical passionateness); mental fertility; intensity or fanaticism. Often found in charts of reformers or propagandists who have a burning zeal to convert others to their way of thought (especially if squared by a planet at about 16-17 Cancer-Capricorn); resourceful, but sometimes self-centered or unscrupulous; hyoid bone.
This degree has been associated with mining activities and generally a dark and dreary life with a fearful miserable early death. However, I think we must try look beyond to what influence lurks here which individuals have not found a way to use constructively. Perhaps a diamond in the rough is to be uncovered here. I think we would have to grant in the light of experience noted heretofore that whatever positive influence there is still to be uncovered. Aries is a pioneering sign and this is a degree to be pioneered. This is the exaltation point of the Sun and as such it may represent a blinding light falling on the new born soul seeking cover or darkness. It must also be recognized that good aspects and harmonious influences tend to bring out the best of the worst influences. Only one authority suggests that the influence is thoughtful and unselfish in the evolved types. As the exaltation point of the Sun there must be much promise from new beginnings at this point.
Libra and Taurus - the two Venusian signs - with active, curious Aries may make a rogue and romantic - attracted to entertainment, arts fashion and ego displays. Has exaggerated features, showcases talents and loves attention. Physically passionate, intense and often fanatical, or a reckless adventurer- perhaps violent death. Should learn compassion and respect, self-control and a trade to carry into its later years. Vigorous and expressionistic. Hospitable but native and possibly low intelligence.
Cautious, intelligent, and adventurous character. One is action-oriented and fond of discoveries and travels. Before embarking upon any new venture, one thoroughly assesses its potential difficulties and equips oneself accordingly. Success is obtained in pioneering projects involving foreign countries, exploration of unknown territories, science, and raw materials such as ore or petroleum. One is very likely to be rewarded for a major discovery in one of these fields.
20-21 deg Aries
Expansive, enterprising, ingratiating. Enjoys comfort. May travel extensively.
It denotes a generous and hospitable nature; one that will succeed through good and worthy actions, yet has some sense of his own merits and powers, and is desirous of recognition. A steadfast and sincere man, who will make many friends and be held by them in respect. It is a degree of CONSCIOUS MERIT.
The native will be an elementarily active, generous, loyal, truthful being. Unfortunately, his virtue is too self-conscious and seeks outward recognition, which on the other hand is not withheld. His or her faithfulness in affections and hospitable ways will win many friends, and success will reward hard work. Respected by all, the native will be able to say in truth, “I have what I have given.” (D’Annunzio’s slogan).
There may be some adventurous journey or voyage.
Seer Cherubel holds that this degree gives birth to the gravediggers and undertakers. To him I leave the authority of this statement.
This degree points to one who will be a sexton, an undertaker, or otherwise will have to do with the dead.
Electricians; active and adventurous; a degree of supreme sacrifice; abscesses; accidents; a traveler who makes plans and lives them; preparedness, steadiness, determination, and final success; a fortunate degree; eye muscle.
Here we begin the Sagittarius decanate of Aries, where the raw ego begins to take to the stage of life. Increased activity is the keynote here. It seems to be amoral in its search for experience. It also seems unmindful of danger, particularly in the sense that “fools rush in where angels fear to tread,” but often something unexpected and worthwhile results from the innocent excursion. It is naive.
However, it is only an empty cup that can be filled. And this native is busy filling an empty cup with a completely fresh approach to experience. How great the risks he is willing to run depend on the knowledge he has already acquired. He is continually open to what he does not know as well as anything which will enhance or add to. what he already knows.
Self-conscious, curious, expansive and recognition-seeking Libra/Aries combination - elementally active, generous, loyal truthful and cooperative. Enjoys successes by gaining friends, being industrious and cooperative. Often found in odd or low-status vocations. Open and forthright, bold, sexual and curious, often inherits the troubles of friends and lovers for whom it makes many personal sacrifices due to its desire of attachment. Good planner, traveler and companion; an adventure with grand, but often impractical ideas. Benefits from a pleasant environment.
This degree portends loneliness, extreme poverty, and perhaps, exile or imprisonment abroad. In difficult circumstances, friends are unwilling or unable to help. Trips to foreign countries are strongly advised against. One must think thoroughly before taking action, and opt for a quiet and modest life in order to offset the dangers of drowning, in both the literal and the figurative sense, which are associated with this degree.
21 - 22 Aries
Clear, objective insight combined with an enterprising spirit. Capable in business.
It denotes a weak and disorderly nature which, by reason of its imperfection, will be prone to go astray. Such an one will lose credit and substance through his indecision and faulty judgment. One that will not attain to his end because of his wavering nature and his want of direction and stability. How shall he act who does not know what he desires? It is a degree of INSTABILITY.
By itself this degree will not bring the native ill luck, but it is not ruled out that his persistent shilly- shallying may attract a hail of misfortunes onto him. He is likely to live in a muddle of laziness, bewilderment and suspense leaving him powerless and puzzled; he will make a bad partner and be ever beset by gloom. A bohemian’s untidiness will hold sway in him and about him. An untalented musician, he prefers decadent authors, loves the artificial life of modern towns and finds his congenial atmosphere in dance halls, comic shows, etc.
What threatens him, his property and credit is, in a word, much more an inborn weakness than ill luck; the native will get more luck than he deserves. Little as he exerts himself to conquer his slackness, his ambitions will be satisfied, if other stars help.
The person so born will take an active part in such a calling; yet will never become a great musician or actor, not yet a great anything.
Electricians; abscesses; enforced migration; not usually an important degree; said to denote danger of assault, accident, or misfortune. Enforced migration, shipwreck with rescue, change or migration; falls and blows; on Ascendant, a wanderer, ne’er-do-well, or someone who is not dependable; compulsory transportation, change, or immigration, misfortune by force or accident; cheek muscle.
Openness is the theme here. The native seeks to display all that he has. He is generous also in a typically Aries way because he desires not to be weighted down by anything and thereby leaves his possessions as he travels on. His openness seeks recognition on the part of others. He is outgoing and eager to display what he knows as was his accomplishments. He seeks not so much interaction as a desire to be noticed. He is very much influenced by friends and associates. He is sensitive to what will attract attention. This Aries will not move too far ahead of others And he uses their reaction as guidelines as to what direction he should pursue. He finds it easy to bury the past leave everything behind him in order to be free to pursue whatever door opens ahead of him.
A fighter and “scrapper”. Artificial, misinformed, but artistic and fond of light pleasures and humor. Relies on faith - luck it may have, but can be untidy or confused; lackluster career and romance. Often an immigrant, unafraid of newness, and ready for “change” - waits for luck of strike.
Lazy, carefree and conceited character. One loses one's credibility and wealth owing to one's indecisiveness and wrong judgements. Furthermore, one nurtures ambitions which are out of proportion with one's intellectual and financial abilities. The bear indicates that one keeps other people responsible for one's failures instead of acknowledging that one's negligence and lack of skills are the real causes of repeated setbacks.
22 - 23 deg Aries
Progressive, original, enterprising. Active in business or academic circles. Optimistic and successful. Intelligent. Scientific aptitude and capable in business pursuits. Industrious. May be rather cool and detached, lacking personal warmth and compassion.
This denotes one who is likely to fail Into evil habits by low associations, and who, through the envy and intrigues of his comrades, will suffer injury. Such an one has not the power of selection in his pursuits, and is likely to drift with the stream into all sorts of unpremeditated evil. It is a degree of WEAKNESS.
It is a degree of fatality. An instrument of collective karma or the victim of his own, either a healer or a great invalid; aggressive and warlike, yet in some things or under certain aspects exposed to man’s and fate’s ambushes and attacks; the native is wise and capable of having immense following, yet liable to fall under the influence of ill advisors.
What this native is, what his skill, where his power and his shortcomings lie, how far he is apt to influence the others and the others him, which evils he is likely to work, which to heal, which to suffer—all this can be shown only by the rest of the birth pattern. Only through its whole can we establish whether his pugnacity is a sign of force or of weakness; i.e., whether the subject’s bite, or the one of his foes, is venomous, or both; whether his is a real following or rather a drunken rabble in arms; whether the cup he reaches out to mankind is brimming with wholesome drugs, with dope, or poison; whether he is really original or rather eccentric, an imaginative being or rather a daydreamer, an enthusiast or a man perverted by fallacies. One thing is certain: the mark of fatality.
Initiation is not ruled out.
He, or she, will be a notorious character; and may become an instrument in the hands of evil powers, so as to bring evil on this earth generally, as well as on individuals in particular. Such persons, if born in a high position, may become the scourge of nations. But whatever be their position, their Influence will prove baneful to all with whom they may have to do.
Music; artistic; projecting and the arts; may be noted for the amount of work he does; strong, just, and scrupulously honest; hope; intellectual foresight; masticatory muscle.
The luck factor here tends to weaken character. There may be musical ability or artistic qualities which lay undeveloped because of an unwillingness to do the hard work necessary to develop such talents. The native expects and often receives more than he deserves from as though the gods were trying to encourage him with success. However, he usually remains discouraged when the real weight of any task is felt. He is also confused bewildered by the number of choices he sees and may suffer from indecision. He may start many things he does not finish because starting is easier than finishing, and he becomes bored easily. If the rest of the chart is sufficiently oriented in a well- defined way this degree may prove helpful by providing just the necessary amount of luck to encourage. But if the chart generally leans to too much luck anyway, this degree can spell disaster.
Penetrating, serious Scorpio at the forefront of this degree breeds cautions, fearlessness and an attraction for life, death and dangers. Military, police, surgical, or underworld activities likely. Powerful, perhaps a healer or destroyer. Not well-linked; suspected. Must avoid poisons, drugs and alcohol, and the lower, meaner people of the word. Strong sexual desires; mistakes are often made in romance - hurt and injury result.
Refined, benevolent, and impressionable character. Because one lacks willpower, one often allows other people to take decisions. One does not have the heart to break up even though so-called friends prove to be harmful and covet one's spouse or romantic partner, one's wealth or one's position at work. However, the snakes represent protective occult powers which are readily available, provided that one displays willpower and fortitude.
23 - 24 deg Aries
Intuitive, idealistic, sensitive, self-sacrificing. Strives to gain clarity, detachment, and objectivity.
This indicates one of a playful but careless nature, given over to pleasures and unprofitable pursuits. One who will be crossed in life by the opposite sex, and meet with troubles thereby. One of very little force of character or worthy ambition. It is a degree of FOOLISHNESS.
No explanation, but rather a commentary is needed. This is a hard truth to my countrymen’s ears: the habit, nearly everywhere accepted by now, to marry several years after the provocative forces’ full development is tantamount to condemning to public infamy or hysterical folly the woman who, in my country, has been born under this degree. In Anglo-Saxon or Teutonic countries things are different. There, instead of that old austerity of custom which seems, for the time being, too hard to reestablish, a campaign for the reinstatement of equal rights between the two sexes has been successfully carried out. Instead of an equal purity of life, an equal freedom; instead of Jesus Christ’s moral, a purely human justice. Should a man want to be free, he must let the woman be free as well, who may become his wife tomorrow.
But to return. The vulgar expression “sexual need” never has fitted so well as in this degree. It is more than a need; it is an inescapable necessity, something fatal. Any attempt to repress will end in a female native’s perversion or hysteria.
Nothing doing; she either marries or satisfies otherwise her irresistible need. Cooler people may well judge and condemn. But whoever judges will be judged. Nobody is in a position to know what takes place in a different being’s nervous system. No further comment is needed, as those who have ears may well have understood; as to the others, none is so deaf as the voluntarily deaf hypocrite.
To such hypocrisy we owe the institution of the demivierge, a typical infamy of the so-called modern civilization.
As to the other features of this degree, we may point out that the subject will not strive too high, and will be content with eking out a living, which will not be denied to him.
The native is obviously fond of fun and is rather wanton and carefree. Male subjects may have trouble with the other sex; female ones have been even too clearly described.
It is from the north-east point of the place of birth that persons born under this degree will derive all their good. It denotes one who will possess an adequacy to keep him; and with this he has the disposition to be content.
Philosophy and contemplation; associated with drowning (with other aspects); a patient lover of harmony; a female with this often marries beneath her; danger of worry and sorrow through the opposite sex; no matter what happens, can always see a ray of hope ahead; for females, strong sexual need; for males, trouble with the other sex; will not strive too high, but will be content eking out a living which will not be denied him; zygomatic muscle.
This degree has a Neptune flavor. It would well to judge the strength or weakness of that planet the chart before attempting to establish the influence of this degree. If the individual has a mastery of Neptunian influences so that he is spiritually oriented to genuine truth this degree will lend its influence to that direction. If the individual is inclined to take the Neptunian avenues of escape this degree will contribute greatly to his downfall. At any rate it will raise cloudy and Neptunian type problems be solved. If he can perceive these situations in their true light and deal with them in a meaningful way rather than being overwhelmed with confusion, he may to great heights under this influence. The trick here is to look beneath the surface for the individual is likely to misjudge even his own abilities. He may look through rose-colored glasses or through dark and foreboding fog.
Double water influence of fitful, moody Cancer and powerful, selfish Scorpio creates sexual problems - morality plays a role. May be an underhanded degree, and likely to be looked down upon and punished. Emotional hysteria possible; a slave to needs and possessions, untrusting due to lack of air and earth elements. Watchful degree, or must be watched. Good for history, polite sciences, diplomacy and often, police work.
Cheerful, weak-willed and carefree character. One has no ambition other than indulging in meaningless activities, and one lets other people run the show, probably the spouse, a sibling, or a business partner. One does not mind their contempt because one is aware that outside the family and work circles, one is very much appreciated for one's talents when it comes to organising parties and fashionable gatherings. This degree indicates that one is endowed with intense sensuality, and that attraction to persons of the opposite gender is a source of troubles.
24-25 deg Aries
Independent, honest, and straightforward. Looks for what is essential and fundamental in any theory or idea.
It denotes a man of strong character, capable of maintaining his dignity and position by means of his natural powers. One of strong and independent nature, who will so far have his own way as to be at times tyrannous and unjust. One who will brook no opposition, nor give quarter to an enemy. It is a degree of DOMINION.
This degree awaken an ambition to rise very high, and they supply the power to do so.
Makes one more active, fierce and independent, but restless and selfish as well. The power it vouchsafes tends to drift into whimsical and intolerant tyranny. There is no sense of justice, not the least trace of chivalry toward foe or opponent. Hence the danger of being repelled into the nameless herd after having taken the first steps toward power and glory.
Unless the person who has this degree be born rich, he, or she, will become a vagrant and beg.
Music; policemen (with Cancer-Capricorn); literature; travel; an independent person; philosophyl afflicted - a restless wanderer; sternocleidomastoid muscle.
Here we find a peak of creative energy which unchanneled results in an excess of sexual activity. Because women‘s activities have been more severely restricted to the home and procreation we find more women using this degree by some form of excess sexual activity than men. However, the keynote is creative energy to be used in whatever form the individual can find to express it. There are possibilities in music, writing, art, or any venture which makes use of creative drives. It also contributes valuable qualities to detective work. When sexual activity is the only route recognized it often results in lethargy and lack of initiative in any other area. In women it even detracts from their becoming an interested and adequate mother, unless other avenues of expression are found.
Worrisome, contrary Cancer with mental, striving, stalking Sagittarius with “winner” Aries is ambitious and usually successful - powerful, but reserved - independent, restless, selfish, and diplomatic - a fighter who exists to win, and with the help of family and close associates, does so. Activist, developer, “growth” oriented, not attractive or outstanding but sure of self, guarded, alert and competitive.
Domineering, careful, and trustworthy character. One has the capacity to fight against all kinds of opponents. However, one must understand that people are entitled to have different opinions and lifestyles, and that they must be respected. Otherwise, one may spark off relentless resistance, serious ordeals, and unnecessary troubles, in both the private and the public spheres.
25-26 deg Aries
Strives to perfect talents, tools, or resources so that he may advance in life. Feels a great deal of personal potential to be developed.
It denotes one, who, whether by his merits, or’ by the influence of persons in power and authority, will rise above the level of his birth. The nature is one of merit allied to ambition, which will effect great things, not, however, without assistance. It is a degree of ATTAINMENT.
This degree awaken an ambition to rise very high, and they supply the power to do so.
Grants a nobler, a more spiritual (or artistic, scientific, or, otherwise) kind of talent, but allows loss of independence. At any rate, where no other aspects are in the way, the native’s success is assured on the bright path he wants to follow. The support of the powerful will be more than deserved, but the recognition and the official consecration of the native’s merits, whatever they are, can be expected only from that source.
The person born with this degree ascending will make a discovery; a new idea will dawn on the world through his agency.
Literature; exploration and discovery; travel; peace-loving artist to inspired genius; often found in charts of spiritualists or Christian Scientists; skull.
Indicates one of proud and independent nature, too little versed in the art of compromise. His abilities are arrested because of an arrogance which will not admit to being wrong. Pride can be used to advantage if it is sufficiently directed. It is not however the other degrees alone which can be brought to bear on the situation. Any individual can, by resolution, direct these energies towards constructive ends. Also, this degree gives a desire to rise and the development of positive goals will intelligently further these desires. When the desire to rise gets in the way so that it blinds the individual to the means he is using, he will find that the means have destroyed his efforts. These are problems which can be overcome if he is oriented to doing so. If his self-interest is enlightened by an awareness of his greater good he will find that by being true to himself he cannot be false to anyone else.
Like the 24 - 25 degree, also good for success in life, with Sagittarius and Taurus contributing to self-concerned Aries. Often religious or spiritual; private, magnetic and talented, very powerful and determined -often recognized and admired. Practical and visionary, progresses a head steadily. Always grows and accumulates due to its vocation and with its respectful spouse.
Regardless of one's qualities and merits, one rises above one's natal status and achieves outstanding success thanks to sheer luck and the unfailing support of person wielding power. If the natal chart concurs, one may land a prestigious position of authority in the government, owing to one's ability to take the right decisions swiftly, but above all, owing to the protection of higher-ups.
26 - 27 deg Aries
Curious, quick, inventive mind. Seeks original ways of doing things. Aptitude for science and business.
It denotes one whose nature will not sustain the reverses of fortune to which he will be subjected. Attaining to considerable dignity and influence, most likely as the accident of birth, he will not continue therein to the end of his days, but will fail for want of judgment and persistence. This degree signifies the breaking up of families and the loss of their traditions. It is a degree of DECADENCE.
Whether the native is pushed upward by his noble household’s fortunes or by his own luck, he is likely to climb unhindered the ladder of honor and power. Should he have chosen a clergyman’s career, prelacy expects him and nearly belongs to him by birthright.
But the very circumstance of his high birth and obvious ascent will weigh down the subject’s distinctive pride with lack of experience in life’s storms and, barring pointers to the contrary elsewhere, will deprive him of the power of recoil and of the art of passive resistance. He is more than sturdy and powerful, but not enough broken in to man’s and destiny’s dirty tricks, and will skittishly rear and prance rather than adopt the elastic resistance tactics of those who had to conquer their territory step by step.
Little as the stars may show the sign of drawbacks or reverses being more probable than steady luck, the tree may crash and be uprooted, the native may lose his brilliant position, and his family’s star may dim and set forever.
Denotes a lover of horticulture, and one who may prosper on those lines.
Great soldiers; militant leaders; opposition and strife; detectives, explorers, inventors, writers; auctioneers (with 14-15 degree Taurus); determination, preparedness, and eventual success; tuberculosis; digestive troubles; fornix.
This degree shows more promise of success than the previous one with similar tendencies. The native seems more likely, because of a softer approach, to attract the help of powerful and influential people. In order to keep this help he is forced to perform in a more humble manner than the 25 degree is likely to do. Also, there is an element of status here. He may become so preoccupied with making an impression on his surroundings that he forgets material gain and may thereby come under the of unscrupulous people, and lose all he had gained, or even be divested of the honor he may have worked for. In both 25 and 26 degree the danger lies in the means used. Where a solid foundation is laid on which to build success is assured. In most cases of failure however the individual and perhaps even those close to him are not capable of seeing the weaknesses which ultimately contributed to that failure. The gifts held out by this degree are generous and lucrative but they tend to dazzle and blind the native to true values.
Capricorn and Taurus double earth sign quality restricts and slows Aries; either lack of resources, hardships, heavy responsibilities or untimely setbacks dull an otherwise clear path to success. Disciplined, sad, sturdy, proud and headstrong. The Vertex - a nebula - is here; emotion, passion and many unexpected changes challenge this tough degree. Usually hard, dark and austere countenance. Over looked, but surprisingly bright and sure of itself and knowledge acquired over the years.
Inventive, non-conformist, and obstinate character. One does not share the ideas prevailing in one's social background and believes that obsolete traditions need to be reformed. After having reached the peak of one's career, one is threatened by a reversal of fortune which can be overcome after many years of hard work and much courage. However, on the image, the man has not fallen down yet, and the dragon, which symbolises the guardian of treasures, indicates that total ruin can be avoided if one displays wisdom and persistence. If this degree is on the Ascendant and in conjunction with Mars and the Moon, there is a risk of violent death or serious eye condition. This degree also portends family estrangement and loss of traditions.
27 - 28 deg Aries
A progressive attitude towards religion, the family unit, and social structures in general. Humanitarian and compassionate, but not sentimental. Loves the family of mankind. Often denotes aptitude for social work or clinical psychology. Imaginative, impressionable, compassionate, and often psychic. Intuitively grasps spiritual truths. Lacks drive, self-reliance, concentration, and mental clarity.
It denotes one of a rich and beneficent nature, who will, by his goodness of heart, attract many friends and gain great attention. It indicates success through a woman. The nature is not free from love of luxury and approbation, but it is generous and gifted, and will, by friendly counsel, meet with opportunity for expression and due reward. It is a degree of FAVOUR.
A spontaneously vain and showy nature, whose body will brim over with vitality; an unruffled temper coupled with a sound and fruitful sensuousness; a character high in optimism and heartiness, bountiful and free-handed. There is a gift of serious ponderation an unruffled and bright mood, and a pinch of stubbornness.
The native will win people’s hearts through her own goodness and will get plenty of useful advice and precious support from good friends. Especially one (seldom more) female friend will supply most of the material help needed.
The symbol may be taken literally when the horoscope as a whole leads to the picture of a wet nurse. Should the native be a male, industry and trade of milk products could be expected.
Tenacity of purpose; Mars here - red hair; military; professional fighters; armies and navies; the lungs (tuberculosis); opponents - lawyers and other opponents or those who oppose in sports; occult; contrary and pugnacious people; degree of understanding and misunderstanding; eye weakness or blindness; violent death sometimes; fornix.
This degree tends also to bestow great promise with little adaptability. The native is likely to squander that is bestowed upon him, and since it did not come his own efforts he is helpless to regain his lost fortune. There is an indication that he will be involved with opposing forces, and thereby develop qualities resulting from teamwork. Generally, his path is too straight and narrow not sufficiently broad. He can find himself out on a which is sawed off. He finds it difficult if not impossible retrace his steps and make a fresh start. He seems headed in only one direction. If his supplies run out he is cut off. He is not sufficiently resourceful to makeshift and find new routes or avenues of escape. If he has developed a strong sense of teamwork he may be sustained in this way over difficulties he would not otherwise be able to face alone.
Overly ambitious, impersonal Capricorn creates a desire for perfection and status, often annoyingly so and with sacrifice and exclusion of others. Good for hunting, writing and technical pursuits, but too self-protective and trouble making of common, cooperative group efforts. Often a status seeker, concerned with appearance, pleasant and well-mannered. Seemingly bright, serious, trusting but careful. Faultfinding - looks for perfect lover - perfect matches are seldom attained.
Exuberant, gifted, and benevolent character. One is generous and has numerous talents, which attracts many friends who reciprocate one's kindness and provide wise pieces of advice. A female figure plays an instrumental role in one's career. She may be a powerful protector or a wealthy spouse. Success can be achieved in all occupations dealing with wool and woollen goods.
28-29 deg Aries
Creative, self absorbed, and idealistic. Wants to give to others. Sometimes denotes exaggeration and a theatrical way of expressing oneself.
It denotes a person of a practical nature; aggressive, and sometimes destructive. One who finds success in simple and persistent effort and who will meet with many obstacles in life, against which he will successfully contend. It denotes a simple, honest, and impulsive nature; one that will cut out his own part in life in spite of many difficulties. It is a degree of LABOUR.
Whatever his social rank or his inherited means, the subject will have to break painfully his path upwards in order to reach his aim. Where the rest of the horoscope admits of luck, he will attain his goal through his deliberate will to break through and his resistance to prolonged effort. Low born, he may one day be called a self-made man. Of high birth and well-to-do, he may well set his aim far beyond his inherited-not despicable-level, but not beyond his reach, horse sense being one of the native’s foremost gifts.
Should the rest of the picture show a vulgar being of low extraction, he would be employed in heavy and well-rewarded work. Where pointers of notoriety crop up, he will be a wrestling champion, a prizefighter or something of the kind. On a somewhat higher level, we shall have Vergo’s Mastro Don Gesualdo or, in an aristocratic family, a cadet son who will work his way up with his sword and end by conquering a kingdom or founding a dynasty.
A tough fighter, whether in real war or in the struggle for life, whose first weapon is the steadfast doggedness with which he goes toward his aim, shattering and crushing any hindrance that may bar his way, making it into a further stepping stone for his climb.
Should the native have spiritual blinkers, this would result in a greater concentration of effort.
He is simple and true to the core; hesitation and wavering are unknown to him. He knows what he wants and likes to pay his price. He balks at no problems but sees his job ahead and gets down to it.
This denotes one who will ever be ready to oppose anything and every. thing; a pugnacious individual; if not respectably connected. may become a professional pugilist.
Philosophy; a degree of novelty, wonder, and awe; tenacity of purpose; Mars here - red hair; teachers (with 15-17 degree Gemini-Sagittarius); power to realize lofty ideals; hair; auditory canal.
This degree suggests much freedom in the development of odd and unusual traits and abilities. It tends also to isolation and disappointment in the failure others to recognize the value of what this individual has discovered to be true. Others may seek this person out to even if he isolates himself from the world. There is likely to be great vitality and some vanity. There is a tendency to serious study with the development of a more philosophical attitude later in life. There seems to be an inborn goodness which does not escape notice even when this individual’s beliefs are ignored. The degree has an affinity for feminine characteristics in a man or the devoted help of one or more women friends. There is a generous attitude with little desire to acquire wealth.
Serious, practical, perfectionist degree: refined, analytical concerned for health, environment and well-being. Similar to the previous degree - social and status seeking, and serious and direct. Manipulative; often harsh. May be trapped in low occupations, or heavy outdoor work. Often a fighter. grapples with hands and metals and dirt. If well-bred, an aristocrat, overbearing, tough and protective, also opportunistic and seldom charitable. Demanding in love. Dark, narrow-minded and ambitious.
Independent, helpful, and forgiving character. The numerous obstacles which crop up throughout life are courageously overcome. One is appreciated for one's dedication to friends and colleagues, and kept in high esteem for the quality of one's work. Success and notoriety can be achieved in animal husbandry, forestry and the wood industry, particularly if in the natal chart, Mars is posited in Taurus. All intellectual occupations such as education, literature, or architecture, are also very favoured. One must be very careful with contracts because they may conceal some breach of trust and lead to a lawsuit, particularly at the beginning of one's career. Happiness in love and marriage may come late.
29-30 deg Aries
Works neatly and accurately, and feels guilty if his work does not meet his own high standards. Lacks will power and is impressionable at times. Interested in spiritual and parapsychological matters.
It denotes a person of an independent and domineering nature, who will be forsaken by his friends and colleagues on that account, and whose fortunes will be severely hurt by a female. Serving himself alone, he will not receive assistance. "The dog and his bone are best left alone." It is a degree of ISOLATION.
An imperious, selfish, and unpleasant temper. The native’s ambition to sway his neighbor for personal interest is even too conspicuous. This estranges his friends and relatives but does not deter the native from his pursuits, which will lead him in the end to face unassisted some too-heavy task exceeding his forces.
In a man’s horoscope, a woman may be feared to be his undoing, so as to dash him headlong into misery or to make a criminal out of him (if the theme as a whole admits of such an extremity).
Another feature is proficiency in riding. In times past such a skill would have led to jousting-an indispensable accomplishment in a knight.
This denotes that the person so born will be engaged through life in downright hard labor; and, although such an one may be born in different circumstances, yet he may be driven to poverty, through crime, or the force of circumstances. So this degree may safely be designated hard degree.
Music; prosperity in marriage; a reformer; sometimes treachery; Venus here - often personal beauty and brilliant mind; love of home; devotion; beneficence, love. Afflicted - may denote a liar or traitor; sudden change; power to realize a lofty ideal; bronchitis; paretid gland.
The Taurus influence is felt in this degree bringing more perseverance than most Aries degrees. It also produces sudden changes. The degree usually gives the native much to work on which most of them seem to have the persistence to complete. This is a good degree for self-made men who start at the bottom and work to the top. Usually they build on a solid foundation and continue the job accordingly. The degree picks up the peaceful nature of Taurus and combines it with the energy of Aries. The degree provides the assurance of success which lessens, if not totally eliminates, any tendency to hesitation and wavering. The nature tends to be simple and homespun, not liking more sophisticated subjects. Much of its influence seems to turn out negatively but this depends on the total chart.
Final degree of Aries combines with Virgo and Taurus; dissatisfied, selfish, unpleasant temper, outwardly ambitious, bullying, and bound to be feared and fought against. Often feels sorry for self and the oppressed - feels hard work should be rewarded and often works for selfish goals - or is forced to A karmic degree; desires to overcome limitations, but often becomes accustomed to and good at arguing and debate.
Independent, combative, and selfish character. One gives top priority to the fulfilment of personal pleasures and tends to be boastful. Decisions are made in solitude. Such self-centredness finally puts off family members, friends, and colleagues. Therefore, no external help is to be expected in days of misfortune and sorrow. Females are the source of troubles, and marriage is most likely to be unhappy.