0-1 deg Libra
"A man with a pistol in each hand walks in a barren land, unaware that he is followed by a man holding a sword."
Independent, assertive, and affectionate character. There is an overwhelming tendency to be over- protective with family members. Self-righteousness may lead to dangerous situations of violence with danger of severe physical and psychological injuries. This degree indicates a strong taste for the practice of weapons, and the possibility to excel in all martial arts. It also endows with the gift for healing animals, especially horses, and often describes an excellent veterinary specialist.
Symbol: A man brandishing a sword in his right hand and a dagger in his left.
Warlike but hypersensitive, hardly regardful of other people’s prejudices and feelings, yet strictly just and tidy; strong and active but impatient, the native appears self-contradictory and hard to understand. On one hand he is martial, even quarrelsome, ever ready to face danger, heady in everything he does; he will crush the obstacles in his path, break his way open and tread it in spite of anyone. On the other hand he will sincerely regret his being at dagger’s point with his neighbors and surroundings, though failing to understand why, and will not swerve an Inch from the right path in what concerns debit and credit. He is not inclined to marry; his fiery recklessness will rush him headlong Into trouble; his hands are liable to get hurt.
This first decree of Libra clearly admits, among the features peculiar to this sign, cult of justice and love of art, along with other strains jarring with Libra’s general influence.
Ego; intelligence; planning and scheming; often do not marry or not well suited to matrimony; has an influence over the thyroid gland; hands are liable to get hurt; kidney, pelvis.
Symbol: A lion with his paw on a heart, above a square.
Denotes one of a highly magnetic and affectionate disposition combined with mental firmness and endurance. The life will be filled with strange happenings, obstacles, and sorrows. The affairs of his heart bring bitterness, but sweetness may come from pain. It is a symbol of Thwarting.
The influence of the cusp of Virgo-Libra here reaches its peak. The love of detail, native to Virgo, and the desire for truth of Libra meet at times driving the native to the verge of insanity. Truth is not easy to come by and this native has a drive which will not give up. Over work is not shunned in the pursuit of truth. He may spend sleepless nights trying to resolve some situation. Of course, I am speaking of extremes and the rest of the chart will either modify or limit these extremes or tend to drive the native to the limits. They seldom marry. Their nature tends to be melancholy, secretive, and lonely. Mental strain is something they control only with great difficult. Their intelligence is usually very sharp but this ability often does not show because of the slowness of checking too far before arriving at decisions of which they are never sure,. They often cloud their intelligence with unimportant details. Even so, their ability is remarkable, and their opinion is usually valued.
A person of a sensitive nature; not happily disposed, as a rule, owing to the incompatibility of circumstances.
1-2 deg Libra
"A priest burns incense on the ancestors' altar."
Generous, gentle, and melancholic character endowed with sharp intelligence and high moral and humanistic values. Beneath contemplative appearances, one is very efficient in scientific research. Solitary work based on past successful experiences yields valuable discoveries for the future.
This degree is still concerned largely with self. The native spends much time and energy in establishing what is right and defending it with violence if necessary. He suffers much when others fail to understand but he swerves not from what he has decided is true. This native seldom marries largely because of his uncompromising nature. He is meticulously honest and just particularly in his financial accounts. He can be depended upon. However, his rigidity and precision leaves little growing-room or flexibility for life. If this degree is attended by a third quarter Moon the native may have a solid plan but cares even less for whether or not other people can understand and therefore isolates himself even further. All of this comes at great price to Libra for he wants and needs interaction with others which this degree simply does not grant to him.
Symbol: A gold-covered book, on which is cut a Crux ansata crowned, floating in the misty air.
Denotes one of psychic understanding, peculiar knowledge, and inspiration, who will produce work of use or distinct beauty. Particularly is his understanding directed to certain knowledge of the continuity of life, especially as regards individual existence. Within himself rages the eternal contest between spirit and matter. At one time matter is triumphant, at another spirit, but spirit will gain in the end. It is a symbol of Foreseeing.
Has good intentions; a sincere person who is sometimes misunderstood; renal cortex.
Symbol: Raffaello’s St. Cecily
A musical disposition. A great intelligence, thirsting for hidden truths, keen on fathoming the mysteries of the universe. A very kind and humane soul, an exquisite tact, a generous heart, a fine insight.
These gifts do not seem to be matched by a sufficiently hardened character. Hence perhaps a bent toward a deep melancholy. Faced with human wickedness, this soul will take refuge in God. Such a religious feeling may lead the native to the sacred orders and may as well drift into a craze, according to the other astrological components.
One possessing splendid abilities; of most refined taste; exquisite accomplishments; and a generous disposition. Much fineness of perception; and in whose higher nature the intuitional bounds.
2-3 deg Libra
"A priest burns incense on the ancestors' altar."
Generous, gentle, and melancholic character endowed with sharp intelligence and high moral and humanistic values. Beneath contemplative appearances, one is very efficient in scientific research. Solitary work based on past successful experiences yields valuable discoveries for the future.
A titanic intelligence in a weak, sickly, powerless frame; a mind apt to master the most baffling physical laws, chained to a body subject to the meanest physical miseries, and probably exposed to the persecution of ignorance, local patriotism and prejudice, all coalesced on a common front. Its slogan may well be spiritus promptuo caro autem infirma.
A forerunner of things to come, the native will strive to conform to his own principles-whether scientific, religious or artistic-but his uncompromising purposefulness may stray into self- centeredness and misanthropy, giving way to a repulsive hardness of heart.
Of the whole horoscope alone we must ask if the native’s knowledge will conquer human ignorance to be conquered by it, whether his toils will yield riches and welfare or suffering and famine; in a word, if glory or banishment from home or, even worse, the workhouse or the lunatic asylum or a jail will fall to his share.
Doctor or surgeon; the symphony; the violin; medical fields; sensitive and reserved but deeply sympathetic; creative; honest and industrious; usually sees both sides of a question but cannot be turned from his convictions; adrenals (abscess).
Symbol: A young girl striving to escape from immaterial, but visible, cords which surround her; the more she struggles the more they increase.
Denotes one who is in danger of being drawn into psychic conditions from which escape is difficult. Such a one should refrain from dabbling in matters he does not thoroughly understand. Danger in connection with occult or psychic matters is threatened and much suffering there from. Love affairs may embarrass, especially if intertwined with occult practices. The native will be gifted in some branch of art or science, but there is a peculiar force fighting against his success and against which a calm placidity is the only protection. It is a symbol of Involving.
Natives of this degree are usually too weak to cope with the meanness of this world. Their abilities are delicate and refined. They are sensitive and feel everything keenly. They have strong convictions but prefer not to express themselves in a commanding way. Their opinions must be carefully drawn out and listened to quietly with respect, if one is interested in tapping their wisdom. When rebuffed by the world they turn to God or within themselves. They spend their lives searching for one truth after another; defensive of what they know, while leaving the overall pattern flexible and open to new truth as they discover and prove it to themselves. They have a melancholic nature which is expectant of the worst and simply meet with a form of non-resistance which suffers more or in silence.
3-4 deg Libra
"A disheartened man looks on his broken plough while an elegant man on a limping horse comes towards him."
Methodical, affable, and obliging character. Nevertheless, excessive kindness may lead to trust unworthy people and thus, to miss good opportunities. One is urged to identify past mistakes, learn from them, and start afresh on more suitable bases. Otherwise, life is bound to be precarious and fraught with ordeals and hardships.
This degree does not grant the physical strength to catch the native’s mental and spiritual development. He finds it extremely difficult; if not impossible, cope with the blind patriotism, ignorance and prejudice which he finds all around him. He perceives these wrongs and perhaps could offer solutions but his vitality is too to force solutions on an unwilling and prejudiced environment. If the physical vitality is supplied elsewhere this native could be a powerful peacemaker. Oftentimes his energy is spent retracing his steps to be sure he is: He may even succumb to a negative course if his frustration reaches the breaking point without any encouragement to keep him going. The influence needs a supportive environment together with added physical vitality. With these added extra influences he would surely go far.
Symbol: A broken wedding-ring lying on a table.
Denotes one whose path will be filled with bitterness, whose affections are enduring, but lacking in the principle of true love. He is fated to suffer in order to attain development and mind expansion, for his mistakes are many. The experiences of the native will force him to understand the purpose of life. It is a symbol of Isolation.
Refinement; Oriental philosophies and painting; surgeons; sharp edges or clearly defined edges; martial arts (straight lines), sharp, incisive gestures; kidney surfaces.
Symbol: A man tilling with a horse-drawn plough
This degree is, so to speak, tuned in to the dissonant harmonies of a fundamentally aquiline feature. As a result, there may be missed vocation or the native may be left suddenly in the lurch by fortune when, after clearing the first hurdles, he is just about to enjoy the fruit of his work.
Apart from this, the one hundred eighty-fourth degree may bestow different gifts leading to seemingly divergent trades, whose common feature, however, proves on closer scrutiny to be somehow connected with skiff in cutting. Therefore, according to the other stars in the nativity, we may expect skill in the arts of wood carving and engraving, in a tailor’s or a tiller’s trade, or in a successful surgeon’s career.
On the whole, two features stand out: the native’s uncommon taste —even if he does not blossom into an artist—and the fact that as a farmer he would do better business for others than for himself.
Denotes one who may have a knowledge of a law in nature not popularly recognized, whose operations are as marvelous as that of the pole in mid-air. If such an one does not make his or her mark in his day, there must be some terrible power frustrating.
4-5 deg Libra
"As he tries to help a young woman climb a mountainous path, a man falls from the top of a rock into the lake which is further down."
Reckless and undiscerning character lacking practical good sense. Relationships are not selected carefully enough, and confidence is granted too easily. The top of the rock symbolises a high social status, and the question is whether one is able to retain it or not. Females encountered in both the private and the professional spheres are most likely to be the cause of recurrent failures. Several marriages, including an illegal one, are possible. This degree warns against water and accidents in the mountain.
Symbol: An albatross with glaring red beak and claws.
A winged, impulsive, enthusiastic nature full of lofty aspirations but impatient to see its dreams realized and chafing at obstacles. Hence a tendency to impose one’s will violently with out an adequate psychological approach, overlooking and skipping the logical proofs of one’s conviction and neglecting the cogent force of one’s arguments. This exuberance may give rise even to physical dangers; the native will have to check his gestures as well as his actions If he is to avoid harm from iron and fire, without, however, using violence to his own nature.
The native is an essentially fiery and martial being, born to fly and bound to reach his goal with one great heave of his wings. Should he set foot on the ground, (his huge wings sweep the ground and hinder him in walking. —Baudelaire, Les ileurs du mal: L ‘Albatros.)
He is born to wage a titanic struggle with himself—whom he constantly sees reflected on the oceanic mirror of conscience—and against the opponents of his ideals rather than of his own person. The small skirmishes of everyday life do not concern him at all.
Nothing would be so pitiable as the life of such a being if he were chained by fate to a humdrum existence, as every step would cost him an effort not in keeping with the tangible results, which would sap his energies and shorten his lifespan. Strange as it may seem, this influence may induce stoutness or other bodily ailments hampering walk.
Fastidious, intellectual, optimistic, and sagacious; some women with this are dreamy and apt to have unsatisfactory love affairs; fear; honor, congeniality, order, and a lovable nature; benefics here a true friend and home lover, malefices here denote energy but sometimes misdirected. Oriental philosophies and painting; surgeons, sharp edges or clearly defined edges, martial arts (straight lines); sharp, incisive gestures, placing things side by side in deep contrast; goiter. Malpighi’s pyramids.
Symbol: A naked arm and hand, from which blood is flowing. Above, a sword.
Denotes one who attains influence and a degree of power through aggression, forcefulness, and fighting. He is of an adventurous nature and endures a wound for the glory of getting it and the honor it gains him, and he will have many wounds. It is a symbol of Encroachment.
There is much indication of missed opportunities in this degree, perhaps from the inability to be decisive. The individual is usually overly concerned with himself and how he measures up. Because of a willingness to give too much and go too far he often attracts undesirable and unworthy people to him until and unless he develops sufficient self-respect to demand the respect due him. He usually errs by wanting to give too much. Often, and usually this giving of too much, does not make the native it attractive but comes across to the other person as and self-abnegation. He is usually due much more asks or expects. But, until he recognizes his own self-worth and radiates this self- assurance, he really is not the of person who will be able to contribute his own ides a strong and beneficial manner.
Denotes one having, great dexterity in the use of edged tools. He is capable of great achievements as an artist or engraver as well as in the more humble departments, such as carving, etc. As a surgeon he would excel.
5-6 deg Libra
"A farmer walks behind his oxen-drawn plough towards big haystacks neatly aligned at the end of his field."
Honest, courageous, and persevering character. Hard work, loyalty, and wisdom are the keys to success. The haystacks indicate that the second part of life is much happier and more prosperous than the first one. One may become a corporate partner or marry the daughter/son of one's employer.
This degree is loaded with cumbersome insights which the native is not sufficiently skilled to display. If the other factors in the chart grant a further measure of development this degree begins to show its true worth. Otherwise, it can mean sheer frustration; an inability to communicate. These people often give the feeling that they have great abilities and may inspire confidence which leads only to disappointment. The fault here, however, is definitely two-way. The native really does have much capacity but there is still too much of humanity which cannot comprehend what he is able to see. If he also has an awareness of where other people are, and can function with patience to keep in line, with other peoples’ awareness, there may be a great measure of success. Usually, these people do not find an environment which will contribute to their own personal growth. Usually, one is required to tune himself in to his environment the best way he can and limit himself to what he can communicate. Here the necessity of interaction becomes a forced issue. It is as though the native were keenly aware of the pain of solitary confinement and yet~ struggles almost equally with the pain of interaction. The feeling is somewhat like one might imagine of the new born spirit of the infant being fettered by the weight of a material body.
Symbol: A tradition engine traveling along a newly made road in very charming country.
Denotes one of an artistic nature and a plodding but powerful disposition who is called to do work of a pioneering nature. He is an advocate of force, and the discipline with which he has been bended he would use on others. It is a symbol Pioneering.
Comparison; cruelty; homicidal tendency, sometimes a critical or top heavy mentality; apt to be fickle and indecisive; works hard for a living; degree of fear; pubis.
Symbol: An old sapper busy digging.
This degree exacts a hard, patient, endless labor, possibly a serf’s work, certainly a very tiring one. A just but belated reward will follow.
Old traditions and antique objects are cherished or - as the other stars may bear out-the new is opposed on principle and there is an inordinate fondness for worthless old junk.
There may be a critical sense but hardly any inner balance.
6-7 deg Libra
"A raptor, with blood dripping from its claws, flies in front of a triangle of fire which seems to be hung between heaven and earth."
Passionate, self-righteous, and determined character. Depending on the natal chart, one is symbolised by the bird of prey or the triangle. The former describes an aggressive and spiteful person who puts his intelligence at the service of base ambitions and does not hesitate to resort to cruel actions in order to defeat his opponents. There are dangers of severe injuries by fire and sword. As for the triangle, it indicates a strong interest in spirituality, religion, or sociology, but also some sort of over-assertiveness which borders on intolerance. In both cases, one must renounce all forms of excess and violence. Then, as one ages, one becomes able to help other people overcome psychological and moral crises.
Symbol: Mary Magdalene at Christ’s feet in the house of Pharisee Simon, who is scandalized at the sight.
Need I say that love is the keystone of this degree? However, as some obvious features may escape many a reader, I shall dwell on some apparently idle details.
The symbol does not of necessity imply that the male native is a superhuman being or the female native a repentant sinner. On the contrary, it does imply a divalent influence acting on the plane of love.
Such a force may-as in many other significant degrees-raise one up to saintliness and apostleship; or rouse scandal and lose one’s soul; or revile through worldly love and then redeem and purify through real love. All this more or less independently of the native’s sex but in accordance with his or her other stars.
Some patterns may even bear out the figure of the prudish Pharisee who will not only refuse to forgive the sinner but will curse the flesh and go so far as to ruthlessly and indiscriminately persecute love in all its aspects, even the legitimate ones. Here too, though negatively, love is the revolving point.
Yet there is undoubtedly something prophetic or messianic about this degree, and such a feature may sometimes come to light in the oddest ways.
Aviation; birds; a child of fate; strange things happen to them; often psychic or intuitive; dancers, love of danger; goiter; nervous system.
Symbol: A winged globe on the back of a sporting dolphin.
Denotes one with a great message who will travel everywhere and whose thoughts and feelings are expanded and uplifted thereby. His wanderings are often directed beyond this earth to the heavenly fields and, to the lands dosed to those held in material bodies. He is capable of performing many good acts for others and is ever ready to resist actions unworthy of a true man, holding meanness in contempt. It is a symbol of Movement.
This degree is strongly rooted to the past and liking for antiques. This influence also holds one back order to conform to what has been established. Any progress is laborious arid slow. There is sometimes a psychic awareness. This degree also attracts strange and fate like situations, especially if one is oriented towards a fatalistic and psychic interest. It is termed a “life and death” degree by one authority. Sometimes a miraculous recovery is associated with this influence, being significant particularly in a horary chart.
This degree has been pointed out to me as the Messianic degree. At the same time, it does not follow that those having this degree on their ascendant are all Messiahs. But, should the native have the favorable aspects of the superior planets at his birth, he must be more than an ordinary person.
7-8 deg Libra
"Two gladiators fight against one another."
Fiery, quarrelsome, and quick-tempered character. Self-control and concentration abilities must be developed, and conflicts ought to be solved through dialogue and other peaceful means. Under no circumstance should one resort to violent actions, whether legal or illegal ones, lest one dies a violent and premature death.
There is much disagreement surrounding this degree, from exaltation to the threat of untimely death It is my opinion that the influence of this degree is preoccupied with the concept of love in all of the varied a misconstrued meanings of the word. There is perhaps word which is more difficult to define. Some of these natives deal very profoundly with the subject, others through frustration, seek only to destroy any attempt to make valid claim for the existence of love in any relationship. Regardless of the approach or the ability he has, this degree involves him one way or another to one extreme another somewhere to define and deal with the concepts of love. There is much for humanity to learn here perhaps the contrast makes basic truths more obvious. It is worthwhile to watch these people with regard to attitude toward love.
Symbol: A group of people standing dejectedly outside the closed doors of a big financial institution.
Denotes one who will have need to exercise very great caution as to the safe keeping of his worldly possessions. Such a one should keep away from speculations, ventures, and crafty people, and undertake nothing of a nature involving risk. It is a symbol of Forfeiting.
Rules animal life, usually loquacious; given to speculation; paint, perfume, or chemicals may play a part in the vocation; sudden death, dancers, love of danger, jaundice of the renal pelvis.
Symbol: A young lady silently weeping by a bed where a patient lies, on his back giving no signs of life.
A sensitive and melancholy nature apt to love silently and passionately. Whether the native’s inborn inhibitions, mornings or ailments, or anything else, is at the root of her unhappiness, Karma threatens loneliness from her very youth. The native may even have to wail over her unsatisfied love throughout the rest of her life.
A person having strong sympathies; very affectionate; very confiding In the meantime he or she may pass through this world unnoticed and with the finest feelings of the soul unreciprocated.
8-9 deg Libra
"Near a bedridden man, a woman stands by a child who cries. A young girl weeps on the stairs of a mausoleum."
Reserved, sensual, and melancholic character. This degree often portends a separation caused by a bereavement which occurs during childhood or adolescence. In adulthood, one would be well- advised not to listen to one's heart impulses unless the partner is really trustworthy. There is a strong probability of widowhood, or divorce, followed by a second marriage. This degree also indicates psychic powers as well as talent for astrology and the interpretation of cards or tarots.
Symbol: An old warrior in full battle harness raising his sword in token of victory.
The noblest manly traits. The native worships freedom and is ready to forsake life for this ideal. He couples the keenest courage with an utter sincerity, a ready and precise wit, and a sharp, nearly unerring critical sense. But all these virtues open as many pitfalls.
Love of freedom may straggle into waywardness, daring into reckless aggressiveness, frankness into libel; the critical sense may be warped into the peevish pettifogginess of one keen on taking everyone to task and reveling in endless faultfinding. Even his loftiest motives may lead the native to a blind ambition that may prove his undoing.
He must be trained to respect other people’s freedom as much as his own, to understand how frankness ought to go arm in arm with kindness, and to realize that daring cannot go without wariness and magnanimity.
Publicity or scandal (if Venus here, over a love affair or divorce); often causes one to become a widow; immorality; courage, talent for science, literature, or leadership; aggressiveness; linked with sexual problems; jaundice of the kidney and renal pelvis.
Symbol: A large pair of scales. Two men quarrelling behind.
Denotes one who should avoid law and disputes. Inharmony is to him a state of evil which forces him into a groove of fate and holds him in bondage. He should endeavor by the power of his soul to keep the scales even and do nothing to prejudice his peace. It is a symbol of Unevenness.
This native is most likely to love silently. The feelings are often deep and sensitive, but unexpressed. Since they are unexpressed they are also likely to be undeveloped. There is more longing for experience there is actual experience in interacting with people. There is a waiting to be noticed by others. However, there is great hesitancy to be involved even when the native is invited to participate. This withdrawal causes a fantastic amount pain. He usually withdraws into a dream world. There times when he is quite active socially but only withholds his feelings where he wishes most to express them. In either instance it comes about because of fear of being wrong or being rebuffed where it would hurt the most.
Denotes one who will be endowed with great powers of discernment, much fore. thought. One able to detect a fault where another would see nothing wrong. An excellent critic, and may become a proficient analyst.
9-10 deg Libra
"In front of the closed door of a decaying fortress, there is a gibbet and three crows pecking around."
Wicked, careless, and stubborn character. Wild instincts should be fought since early childhood. This degree describes a child who is too pampered or, on the contrary, who is completely neglected and left on its own devices. In both cases, there is a strong danger of troubles with the law, and the necessity to seek the help of a psychiatrist. However, one retains one's free will and if one decides to stick to high moral standards, the misfortunes portended by this degree can be avoided.
In contrast to the last degree, this one is aggressive. There is a critical mentality which is quick perceive, coupled with an aggressive tendency to point any discrepancies. However, true to the Libra nature, native will not make decisions on the basis of these insights but must continue to look further while he goads others into making decisions on the basis of his details without seeing the whole picture which only makes the Libra nature more critical and faultfinding. While pointing out all these details, he demands the freedom to continue his research indefinitely while others follow continually making decisions on his perceptions only to be confused further down the line when he has discovered some new evidence. He continues to unearth these bits of truth and reports them with a sense of outrage without becoming himself involved in any decision-making. He is satisfied to point them out.
Symbol: An old hermit, in a cave, grasping a crucifix.
Denotes one of a conservative and religious mind who is drawn towards solitude. He has many troubles, and endures mortification and suffering, but he directs his thoughts to the grand ideal which materializes as life advances, and this to is happiness. It is a symbol of Solitude.
Widowhood (or alone for a while); on 4th or 10th; parent a widow; courteous, refined, lovable nature; refined instincts; one who gets what he goes after; good managers of finance; favors work in movies; falsity, sometimes dishonesty; loss of partner; conjunct Uranus; spinal trouble; heart trouble; seclusion; jaundice of the kidney and renal pelvis.
Symbol: A marabou.
(The marabou, alias “the philosopher” is a kind of stork, very frequent in Eastern towns and performing of its own accord a scavenger’s work by swallowing any kind of refuse. Its name is due to the bird’s solemn and nearly thoughtful attitude, the word marabou (Arabic marabut) being the equivalent of the Indian word yogin.)
The native’s work is indispensable to society’s bodily and mental healing, but he must have the stomach for it.
The native is likely to be a profound thinker and to have a serious, dreary, ceremonial outward attitude. His garments are likely to be more slovenly than niggardly, perhaps downright grubby or, if well groomed, he is likely to show a definite partiality for black. if smart at all, the native will be so in his style rather than in his dress.
All this is more or less probable. But only the nativity as a whole will be able to tell us whether we are faced with a great philanthropist so engrossed in his study of the most hideous social evils as to forget his own outward aspect altogether or, with a public man who, even if honest, meddles with the loathsome ordure politics mostly consists of; or with a swineherd, a humble sweeper, or an even humbler scavenger in a backward hamlet.
Freedom and life itself are open to risk of a kind varying according to the subject’s social status and special activity. When harmful influences are together at play, he can turn out to be nothing but a dirty pig, a regular, authentic, unadulterated swine.
In higher nativities this influence may induce an Arcadian strain, a taste for domesticated nature.
Denotes a person of good taste fine sensibilities, and an admirer of nature in her most lovely garb; but unable to appreciate her in her ruder though more sublime grandeur. Thus, whilst admiring the tiny springs from the fountain on the lawn, he would be uneasy in the roar of Niagara.
10-11 deg Libra
"A man with a black face, but with white hands and feet, tries to jump on a centaur which holds a bow and arrows."
The man symbolises subtlety, duality, changes, and sometimes opportunism and hypocrisy. The centaur represents independence, idealism, courage, and sometimes, boastfulness and conceit. The natal chart indicates which drawing is relevant. In both cases, success is achieved through personal efforts, good luck, and marriage. This degree often indicates that the father is a foreigner or an important man whose social status is much higher than that of the mother. In some cases, the father dies before the child is born, or the birth occurs out of wedlock.
Here is such an outspoken dualism as to make the influence difficult to define. However, it is certain that, like the previous one, this degree has something Arcadian—pastoral too—although the native can hardly be said to strike a pose if he fosters a longing for the freedom of country life or for a shepherd’s wanderings. He may be a shepherd himself, and not only of sheep but a pastor of souls ‘or the leader of entire peoples as well.
The horoscope studied in its entirety will have to reveal the calling or point to the mission to be carried out; however, the native himself is sure to be outside the fold of common mankind. In his being there is something lordly or beastly, super- or sub-human, led by divine inspiration or atavistically instinctive and cruel; the twain are unlikely to co-exist in one soul, as this degree portends a divalent, self-contradictory, jumpy and jerky nature.
There is a sharp and bright mind, an assured practical intuition, a wide knowledge (provided social conditions warrant any schooling). Although the native may be slow witted in certain things, he is usually quick in the uptake. Unfortunately there may be that lower by-product of intelligence that goes under the name of cleverness and may be warped easily into cunning or hypocrisy. The native may be fond of hunting, riding and all strenuous sports.
Electricians; favors work in movies; often interested in child welfare, hygiene, or social service; jaundice of the kidney and renal pelvis.
Symbol: A crow with a larger rat in its beak.
Denotes one who is liable to be assailed by enemies, but who, being conscious of his own strength, is content to wait patiently until by frequent attacks they fall at last into his power. He is gifted with patience and sagacity, understanding and diplomacy. It is a symbol of Defiance.
The native tends to isolation which, in itself, tends to misunderstanding. He often seems to do the work of a scavenger. Whether he is forced by circumstances or by something he attracts to himself is difficult to determine. At any rate, he preoccupies himself with the lower forms of humanity, either through sociological study or by the position in which he finds himself. There may be a deep- seated sense of inferiority which contributes to his choice of study and alignment with underdeveloped and underprivileged humanity. Usually, he seems not to advance very far by his efforts and is more likely to develop negative than positive attitudes. He usually suffers severe criticism and may be imprisoned or be forcibly restrained in some manner.
Denotes one of great sagacity and who has an extraordinary love for rural life. This is the only degree in this sign that tends to adapt a person for this ordinary earth life, and which at the same time furnishes him with a large amount of this everyday world’s wisdom. This person should reside amid mountain scenery, and should deal in sheep and cattle.
11-12 deg Libra
"Two women are standing on both edges of the ravine which separates them. One of them is looking behind her, and the other one gazes at herself in a mirror. None of them is aware that they may fall in the precipice."
Carefree, self-centred, and frivolous character. One is unable to learn the lessons from the past. Dangers of failure and reversal of fortune stem from neglect and superficiality. However, should the natal chart concur, particularly if Venus is strong and protective, sheer luck and devoted friends prevent the disaster from happening.
This degree produces a rather nervous unsteady tone. There is in this degree some strength for the endurance of hard work but not steady. He will put forth great effort for a period of time and then quit either for a rest or permanently. There is also a well-developed and sharp mind. There may be at times in some of these individuals a love of strenuous sports. He may also vacillate between being very reliable and responsible showing much ability at times and at other times the same individual many go to the other extreme of being completely irresponsible and even in extreme cases to be brutal and cruel. There is here a hint of the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, in an effort to balance one with the other.
Symbol: A man falling from an insecure and broken bridge into a dark pit below.
Denotes one who will suffer chiefly from a lack of confidence in self and ability to realize his own powers and limitations. Evils may assail his health or financial position, and place him in positions of danger from which he can only escape by the power of a resisting will. It is a symbol of Timidity.
Electricians; a connection with poisons, sometimes in working with chemicals; a powerful degree; denotes a clear thinker who knows that success is based more on hard work than on luck; favors work in movies; left renal system.
Symbol: The callipygian Venus of the Naples Museum.
This degree favors only women and harms the other half of mankind, as the only gifts it vouchsafes are good looks, smartness, and formal courtesy. But it nearly always gives a frivolous character, vain to a degree, fond of purposeless leisure, and the native is likely to do a good deal of looking around, and of looking at herself, without achieving either prudence or a moral consciousness. No useful lesson will be drawn from past mistakes.
And these are not her worst defects: the real drawbacks of this degree are effeminacy and impotence. This latter may affect the mind or the virility; and may be partial, rendering thought, or the semen, sterile, or the impotence may be total (producing idiocy ); and may strike the male native or the female native’s husband. Where other astrological components offset this and stress a powerful manliness, a productive mind, a practical sense and the like, this influence may turn to impairing one’s health and warping the sexual urge, without excluding the power, thus leading to narcissism or narcissism in its widest sense.
A person of splendid parts and excellent abilities, but who is ever unfortunate in being deprived of the means of effecting his purpose. When an opportunity presents itself, he finds himself unable to turn it to advantage.
12-13 deg Libra
"A man and a woman walk away from a half-destroyed antique column and follow opposite ways."
Taciturn, introverted, and inventive character. Although associations are the key to harmonious life, difficulties in expressing one's viewpoints and feelings damage partnerships in general, and marriage in particular. One should tap into one's creativity in order to sort out problems. This degree sometimes describes a misunderstood researcher.
Symbol: A man and a woman spitefully turning their backs to each other.
This influence will benefit only the mind or, rather, one of its faculties— presence of mind. Affective life is a failure; marriage will almost certainly result in divorce, friendships in disappointment; there will be disagreement with everyone and, as a consequence, misanthropy.
The native’s trouble may be boiled down to an excessive fondling and pampering of the ones he loves, so that the other partner will feel smothered with love and hardly be able to breathe.
Favors work in movies; electricians; scavenging; walking, gliding movement; a progressive person with some usual ideas; marriage not always successful, loneliness; right renal system.
Symbol: A woman in a dark blue costume entering a convent door; her head is erect, her arms raised, and she heeds not a handsome cavalier who is offering her fruits and flowers.
Denotes one of a refined and highly sensitive nature, religious and disposed to self-immolation. He will be blessed with worldly gifts, but will in the midway of his life know how really weak worldly wealth is, and how impotent to satisfy the cravings of the spirit. It is a symbol of Abdication.
The lack of self-confidence seems to be root of the problem here. There is at the same proclaiming of abilities the native sees as virtuous. So there is no admission of self-confidence. The development seems to be arrested and there appears to be little ability to learn from past mistakes. He is in danger of becoming a complete nonentity unless other features of the make up for what is lacking here. If the self-confidence genuinely supported elsewhere in the chart this may develop a balance of modesty which in some settings be most welcome and helpful.
Denotes one who is liable to accident, and is very unfortunate.
13-14 deg Libra
"Masks, wigs, and other accessories meant for disguise are lain on a table below a mirror. Hidden behind drapes, a man and a woman spy on one another."
Shrewd, subtle, and manipulative character endowed with numerous gifts, including artistic and acting skills. One is capable of simulating a wide range of feelings in order to reach one's goals, both in the professional and the affective spheres. In most cases, one is driven by self-interest.
This is considered an unfortunate degree least, some of the misfortune is caused by one’s excessive attention and restriction of those he loves. He finds people to whom he can relate. He then expects to himself too closely to these few, usually one at a time, e ending in disappointment. Contributes to alcoholism.
Symbol: A brilliantly plumaged peacock strutting towards a wall, behind which are two men unwinding a net.
Denotes one who if not born into worldly wealth will obtain it in another way. He will have much “good luck” and in consequence will feel unduly elated and proud. Then is it that danger is near. He may be snared into a false investment and lose in a night all he has gained in years. It is a symbol of Snaring.
Psychics; shows one who is mediumistic and often inspired; favors work in movies; dietetics; electricians; food and drink; usually more favorable in female than in male charts; perceptive, refined, good mentality; one who “sticks to the job”; energy; rheumatic fever. distinctiveness, malevolence, fiendishness, repulsiveness, and lying; left inguinal gland.
Symbol: A fox and an ancient theatre mask (from one of Aesop’s fables)
It is a degree of theatricality, implying cunning but an otherwise dull mind. The native’s whole life is on the stage. An empty being, dying to play a role and able to put such an apparent life in his personage that he will deceive himself before taking in others. The pattern of his acting may change with circumstances.
All this assuming the best. In other cases there will be self-conceit coupled with the most abject toadying, a mixture of priggishness and pandering, bluff and treacherousness; should the worst come to the worst, there might even be obsession or devilish possession. (Anyhow, mediumship will be a constant danger to be duly considered; even the native’s mere presence at a necromantic invocation—the so-called spiritualist sittings where children masquerading as grownups play with fire—may be a peril in itself).
Among the less serious strains, coquettishness—and not only in female natives—is a normal feature. Equally normal are pseudo-classicism, worship of a manneristic Hellenism or a pasteboard “Romanity,” love for the beau geste and a flamboyant style, propensity for dazzling pageants, void and bombastic rhetoric.
Such rhetorical trash may obviously sublime into dramatic skill or stage ability. But the star, whatever its sex, is unlikely to be very intelligent.
This native will be liable to obsession. I would warn such to beware of mediumship, and would say “strengthen your system, and fortify yourself in every way.”
14-15 deg Libra
"An aurora borealis illuminates a sea of ice as two men ride a sledge drawn by reindeers." Ambitious, inventive, and active character endowed with sharp intellectual capacities. One is deeply interested in literature, the arts, journeys, explorations, and scientific research, particularly in all theories about force, light, cold, and waves. With great leadership abilities, one tactfully boosts friends and colleagues' self-confidence. One is stimulated by obstacles and overcomes them with panache. Life is packed with joy, successes, and honours.
A merely instinctive life. Laziness and lack of ambition dampen an otherwise worldly, fribbling, shrewd, untrue and courteous temperament. The native is selfish and has no backbone, but after all he is harmless and has some common sense.
For him the main problems are those touching his inner man; once his appetite is sated, everything is all right. For the rest, his weakness of character borders on total lack of will power and delivers him into the hands of others.
A lowly sensualist, the native may get into trouble on account of love affairs or sentimental entanglements; he may even be the victim of magic ensnarement (what the French term envoutement and the Javanese mean by guna guna) or other similar filth.
Psyches; literature; love of speech; a prolific writer; electronics; relatives or fraternal brothers may help in realization of hopes and wishes; usually interested in health, diet, and physical training; law enforcement (or lawlessness, under affliction); favors work in movies; mentally alert; right inguinal gland.
Symbol: A man who has just left the banquet table in a dazed condition, holding his hand to his head as if trying to remember something.
Denotes one who is too psychic for strong drink and strong food, which throw him off his balance and injure the fine machinery of his extremely sensitive brain. It is when hurt by any form of overindulgence that he renders himself liable to obsession or evil suggestion. If he resists these evils his gifts will manifest and bring him honor. It is a symbol of Obsession.
This degree contributes much to a theatrical career. Some of these natives never come out from the mask they wear. Most with any planet or even ho cusp here become involved at one time or another in form of acting either professionally or as a hobby. They have the ability to mimic various people and sounds. If are too deeply influenced by this degree they may even themselves as to their own identity. There is some suggestion of danger from obsession. It is very important they develop a strong sense of their own individual as a person of worth.
Denotes one who will ever a pear to live for self. Hence all his or her study will be: “What shall I eat or what shall I drink.” At the same time a harmless person, one free from criminal acts. Being nearly destitute of ambition, he will care but little how the world goes on, so long as he gets his fill of his own desires.
15-16 deg Libra
"A man walks between two women with arms entwined."
Cheerful, caring, but frivolous character prone to self-leniency and fickleness. Romance and marriage are most likely to be the sources of setbacks and misfortunes. However, should the natal chart concur, this degree may describe a loving heart and a long-lasting happiness shared with one's soul mate.
Natives of this degree usually take the line of least resistance. They tend to be self-indulgent but also are a reflection of their environment. They go to extremes to avoid making decisions which causes most of their trouble. They have greater abilities than they show but avoid taking any kind of responsibility even for themselves. They are also subject to possession in losing their own identity.
Symbol: A large hole out of which gases are rising. A number of birds seeking to cross are overcome by the fumes and are falling into the gap, over which only one has passed safely.
Denotes one who will take many risks and expose himself to needless dangers. He should be especially careful when near subtile substances, gases, poisons, etc., and should always strive prevent others obtaining an undue influence him. Many traveling with him will fall by way, being ignorant of approaching dangers, he will perceive—let him regard his perception. It is a symbol of Subtilty.
Musical ability, rhythm; dancing; variations of rhythm and movement; electricians; law and order; good mentality; usually political, musical, or scientific inclinations; much influenced by the opposite sex; eczema; stroke (apoplexy); suicide; renal arteries.
Symbol: A camel speeding along.
A rugged physique with an unusual turn of speed; endurance to fatigue, cold, hunger, and thirst; an ability to stand any hardships; a body fully responding to will power. A brisk, daring, firm, lively will; a far-reaching imagination but wayward rather than original, a more showy than profound mind; and more pluck than independence.
Inborn ambitions are faraway travels and the army, though the native strikes one as more an organizer or a technician than a fighter. Anyhow, he would have no luck fighting for his country on the front line as, barring strong components of luck, any enemy grenade falling into a trench would surely have his name on it. Electrical engineering would be a calling for him.
Should other stars grant the native an original and independent mind- which this degree falls just short of bestowing— the virtues mentioned above would come into full light and allow self- assertion, success, and even renown.
Denotes one who, although possessed of military proclivities and perhaps ambitious of military honors, will ever be unfortunate in that calling. And should he ever be engaged in active service he is nearly certain to be killed, or at the best, badly wounded.
16-17 deg Libra
"A dagger is planted in the front door of a hovel."
Irascible, fault-finding, and unfair character. One does not hesitate to criticise without offering a solution. The propensity to systematically contradict and sneer at one's interlocutors must be tightly reined in, lest one undergoes serious setbacks.
Symbol: A sweetly chirping starling.
A musical soul, gifted for tuning together human voices more than instrument voices, and more for solo singing than polyphony.
A perennially youthful spirit, a born enemy of the powers that be, irrepressibly poking fin at traditional taboos. According to other astrological factors, the character may tend more to good natured joking than to crud jesting, to a cheerful unconcern rather than to bitter faultfinding, or vice versa
In either case, critical sense and dialectic fluency are first rate but may degenerate into a childish desire to demolish and contradict, into an idle quarrelsomeness that looks for trouble and may land in it for no reason. Even if other aspects and a suitable upbringing instill the most gentlemanly and the po1itest wittiness into the native, he would still be very unlikely to use it opportunely
The native’s drawback is an ingenuous belief in abstract logic and Goddess Reason. He cannot find It in himself to admit the existence of such a thing as a mentality.
As the mind, so the native’s body will stay nimble, lithe and youthful till late years. The snag about this is that youth’s passions will lose little of their fire and will be hard to check. Such a glut of physical energy will need a life in the open to find its proper outlet. There is a great fondness for horses and riding. However, this breezing irreverent Tili Eulenspiegel often will run the risk of losing his freedom, through either reprehensible light-mindedness, the uncalled for heroics of an improvised revolutionary, or simply the crime of having slighted the undisputed sovereignty of philistine tradition. All that is likely but not certain. Widely different reasons may lead the little bird into a gilt cage.
Electricians; a good worker, practical and inventive mind; active, progressive, and energetic; criminals who usually have fewer planets in Libra than in other signs, usually have them here and in the following degree if al all; adrenal arteries.
Symbol: A beautifully formed foot rising from a of color-waves.
Denotes one artistic, thoughtful, and able, an idealist of a highly sensuous nature whose it is to blend material thought with spiritual understanding, who perceives that beauty of form must melt into the sublimity of spirit. He will have powers as an inventor, for his inspirations are of a highly utilitarian nature, despite the Neptunian flights to which they ascend. It is a symbol of Sensibility.
There are much greater abilities than show on the surface of these individuals. It might be symbolized by an island supported underneath by a broad expanse but only a small land mass above the water. It usually indicates more support than necessary to do what needs to be done. Whatever shows of this individual is only a sample of his overall ability but it is consistent with what shows. There may not be enough showing to make an accurate evaluation but it is consistent. For the most part these abilities contribute to success. Perhaps the fact that their abilities tend to be hidden may contribute to criminal tendencies. This degree also contributes to military careers. There also seems to be a religious faith and some tendency to have a fatalistic philosophy about what happens to them.
Let this native shun the hunting field and beware of all equestrian adventures. Let him remember also that the horse is the symbol of the senses, and the rider of the mind.
17-18 deg Libra
"A nice house with its door and windows wide open."
Quiet, hospitable, and endearing character always willing to help. One comes from a wealthy family, or one earns a fortune without great efforts. This degree describes a peace-loving person who acts as a mediator and takes it to heart to solve conflicts and alleviate deprived people's hardship.
All abilities connected with the use of words are most activated here. These people love debate, argument, writing, semantics and rhetoric of all kinds. They worship the Goddess of Reason and Logic. They have a youthful and nimble countenance, both physical and mental. They may be critical and quarrelsome or witty, clever and humorous. There may be a gentleness of spirit or a caustic sarcasm, which mocks and taunts others to turn against them. They have a fantastic ability to talk themselves into and out of the most ridiculous situations.
Symbol: A fireman rescuing a little child from a burning house.
Denotes one of a simple nature who is gifted with a strong spirit of self-sacrifice and endowed with inherent bravery. His way in life will be tangled at times, and he will need his energy to set it right again. He is a helper of himself and of others, and he does not count his own needs first. It is a symbol of Self-sacrifice.
Electricians; a romantic degree; rules poets; oratorical ability; violence; a person who will get considerable publicity; has many friends; ambitious to be the greatest; kidney illness; liked with sexual problems; subtle mind, shamelessness, and loss through friends and company, fatty capsule of kidneys.
Symbol: A lordly villa in the open country, its inner walls decorated with encaustic tiles or trimmed with engravings.
An outstandingly good influence for home life, which will be happy and quiet in spite of the great number of friends the native’s hospitable nature will have within his house’s walls. His open and fair character will win the hearts of both friends and strangers, and the favor of stars, which will grant him happiness and wealth.
A profound psychologist, he may excel in outlining with a few lucky strokes or, as the case may be, stigmatizing anyone’s character. This will be the greatest merit of his works, if an artistic career is borne out by other stars, which will then have to determine the kind of art to which he is destined.
Denotes one who possesses some one special gift; a gift that is allied to the artistic. Not a mere painter in colors, but a painter in words. He can read a character quickly, but may indulge a little too freely on these lines, so as to render himself actionable for slander.
18-19 deg Libra
"A crown and a sceptre are lain on a bloc of marble, out of which a throne is being carved out."
Ambitious, proud, and haughty character endowed with numerous gifts and a strong will. With such a great potential, one becomes a leader in one's field of competence, or one puts one's numerous talents at the service of a less skilled boss. In both cases, this degree indicates a position of authority, honours, and fame.
I imagine this is what keeps me out of trouble... or this-
Symbol: A magnificent castle on top of a mountain.
This is one of the most remarkable among the degrees portending rulership, another one being 13 deg Scorpio. The human being hallmarked by it is born to rule out of his own power and, barring indications to the contrary, will be endowed with lord like manners, strength and good looks; an indomitable character, a cold-blooded and wary courage. On the other hand he will be overbearing, selfish, heartless. Should the nativity point to any criminal tendency, he may even not balk at intentional murder.
At variance with his native surroundings, he will strive to reach higher and higher, coolly assessing and lining up the means necessary to work his way up. But he will go too far in his efforts, leaving nothing to chance or to the flash of the moment to decide, thus exposing himself to disappointments and hardships.
He may prove thankful to his faithful followers, seldom to his supporters, never to his equals. Purpose, not feeling, will make him lenient or ruthless. Mistrust of others will harden him into a haughty attitude of self-reliant impassivity, and will isolate him spiritually from his fellow beings. Sparing and hard working by nature, he will, however, love pomp and will not be loath to patronize arts. These apparently conflicting features will puzzle his contemporaries. But within himself he is clearly conscious of his aims and will, if by devious paths, steadily and stubbornly pursue the high goal he set his heart upon.
But he is no cynic. On the contrary he sets a great store by other people’s good opinion and is too shrewd a schemer not to back his bid for success with the support of public opinion as well.
If favorably aspected elsewhere, he will overcome all his enemies and end by holding undisputed sway. Even if he is not going to rank among the rulers of Earth, he is likely to reach the top-flight of any given career, and will make his authority felt, much, to his dependents’ dismay.
Electricians; usually a master in his chosen field; well-aspected; often denotes genius; Bright’s disease; great renal calyx.
Symbol: A lion rising from she blood of a wounded soldier.
Denotes one of powerful and active mind and magical knowledge who knows the extent of his own force and ability, and, knowing it, he concentrates and suffers to give birth to an ideal of strength and nobleness combined—a strength and nobleness fitted to govern men and to demonstrate even to the weak that the concretion of abilities is the key to individual greatness. It is a symbol of Mastery.
Characteristics of this degree indicate mental abilities, artistic talent, and a genuine hospitable nature. There is also an ability with words which may be productive of writing ability. Certainly there is an ability in of basic psychological truths, which contribute to one’s success as a host. His home is usually open to friends and strangers alike. He seems to benefit greatly from his overall hospitality and seems not to attract undesirable character by his openness. He is very outspoken about his and judgment of human characteristics which may be. of the qualities which prevents him from being imp upon. Any undesirable characters would find it uncomfortable under his critical gaze as those more congenial people who find him the epitome of hospitality. Should he take to writing his artistic ability would through in an ability to paint word-pictures.
This does not imply criminality, but rather that this native will have a very hard and unsatisfactory life. He is compelled by the force of circumstances to labor hard, and will witness but little, if any, of the fruits of his labors.
19-20 deg Libra
"At sunset time, a priest in a cloister stands by an altar where incense is burning."
Quiet, simple, and wise character. Life unfolds peacefully under the protection of a spiritual figure. Charity work and dedication to deprived people plays a major role in life. If in the natal chart, the Midheaven or the ruler of the 9th House is on this degree, high religious concerns prevail, and ties with members of the clergy are very tight. Celibacy vows are possible.
Very hard work is required by this degree some cases this results in the development of a philosophical person capable of true greatness. On the other it is perhaps more likely to contribute to fascism and criminal tendencies. There is a strong desire to be in positions of power. There are religious tendencies and artistic abilities which may be brought to light by o areas of the chart, or developed by concentration a awareness.
Symbol: A young girl amidst the flowers in the sunlight wearing a garland of roses and weaving others.
Denotes one to whom natural beauty offers the strongest appeal, whose happiness is in simple things, in art, literature, and science. Pleasure claims him only when pleasure is connected with the artistic. He can keep a secret better than he can keep his money and possessions, and he must be careful lest he be led into extravagances which can never appeal to his plain philosophy. It is a symbol of Gentleness.
Financially fortunate; electricians; a powerful degree; one who makes a religion of his work or politics; sometimes a pleasure-living wastrel who consequently has ups and downs in fortune; often in charts of those with religious or artistic leanings; small renal calyx.
Symbol: Around an altar, on which the fire of sacrifice is blazing, the priests lay the sacred meal.
An outstanding personality, innerly filled with light and warmth. There is a sincere religious spirit, exclusive of hypocrisy but not of earthly pleasures, prominent among which is enjoyment of good food. The other factors have to show whether this pious strain is likelier to inspire an ascetic or a sensuous mystic. In either case the native may enter the clergy or, as a layman, lead an apostle’s life.
Either in a cloister or in the world, the native’s ecclesiastical or worldly career stands ,under good auspices and even may prove very fortunate indeed, if backed by other indications of luck. The support of highly placed people and the sympathy of learned persons will bring forth the native’s otherwise unmistakable gifts, and his presence will appear indispensable to others.
Denotes a great man; a public character; one who will be noted in his day, and whose presence among mankind will be considered essential. The world will ever appreciate the presence of such an one.
20-21 deg Libra
"A dwarf riding a donkey jumps over a broken bridge."
Intelligent, conceited, and wily character. Instead of focusing on hard work and enhancing one's skills, one spends too much time plotting and gossiping. But it won't take long before people understand one's dishonest nature and spread the word. It is necessary to adopt a more respectable behaviour in order to earn back the esteem of friends and colleagues and avoid serious setbacks.
This nature shows some undeniably positive features and bright gifts, or even magic abilities. Yet it lacks some practical faculties needed to make one’s way in everyday life. The native will have to work in someone else’s employ, which he can do without debasing himself, as service does not mean servility to him; he can keep his self-respect even in the humblest positions, and is apt to resent the slightest encroachment upon his free will.
Unfortunately the native is likely to stick to absurd fads and to tread ways leading him nowhere. The greater his stubbornness, the more cruel the disappointments fate has in store for him. He will not make any headway but will see all his plans crumble and his alleged friends turn their backs on him.
Venus here; a charming personality; especially for women; fond of sports and travel; electricians; frank and outspoken; can be scientific and entertaining at the same time; renal hilum.
Symbol: A flashily dressed woman singing, with a glass of wine raised in her right hand. On one side of her is the spirit of Mirth, on the other the spirit of Sorrow.
Denotes one who is liable to be led astray by externalities, who grasps at the shadow and misses the substance. Ornaments and the things which gratify the demanding senses only allure, but never satisfy, the continued demand for more. If in the government of himself he does not employ care and intelligence, he will find himself stung by a serpent, and the wound can never be healed. It is a symbol of Retribution.
Much charm radiates from this degree. There is an involvement with religion whether formal otherwise. One tends to isolate himself either in a religious cause or from other reasons. These natives often do marry. Often, they rise to greatness and more often than not involve themselves in some form of public servic. They have a charming manner which never ceases to ”pour oil on troubled waters.” They may be sought for their peace-making abilities. Of course, if they do marry it must be remembered that they have to have an outlet some where and likely as not it will be at home. However, even here they are charming and their quality of Libra-like here they are charming and their quality of Libra-like abhorrence of punishment, makes their “bark worse than their bite.”
A very positive character. A person to strong will. He will never allow anyone to impose on him. He is ever on the defensive; one with magical abilities.
21-22 deg Libra
"A man sleeps on the grass with several pouches of silver by his side, while his horses are waiting."
Neglectful, unwise, and unrealistic character. As one readily flaunts one's wealth, one is bound to be taken advantage of by friends and relatives. However, since one is intelligent and hard-working, one manages to be successful and to achieve power.
There is much disagreement around this degree. Trouble when it comes is usually the result of being too much on the defensive, sometimes because of an earlier characteristic of trusting too much. There is some suggestion of research and mathematical abilities and also a bent for politics. A politician would certainly have to have controlled the problem of either being on the defensive or trusting too much. Either extreme would spell failure.
Symbol: A youth searching for a jeweled rang which he has on his finger.
Denotes one who will waste time which, if he uses his mind and senses, he can save. He will be fairly favored by fortune, will possess a dainty mind with an appreciation for all that is enlightening and charming, but there is a danger of negligence and lack of caution which will hurt him if he lets it. It is a symbol of Thoughtlessness.
Art; literature; music; panting; judicial; impartial, studious, and meditative; mathematical or political inclinations abscesses (with 3 Aries-Libra, in ears, with 16 Taurus-Scorpio, the neck), peril, dignity, piety, usefulness, and acquisitiveness, and gives danger to the eyes; with Sun: danger of shipwreck; renal veins.
Symbol: Two saddled horses.
Here is another inconsequent degree, pointing to an innerly split nature. There are side by side wisdom and recklessness, good-heartedness and haughtiness, earnestness and light-mindedness, stern justice and guilty self-indulgence, absolute sincerity in some things and double-dealing in others, deep pondering and illusory daydreaming. Great plans and aspirations yield paltry results, perhaps as a consequence of wishing too many things at a time.
The native may be advised to use more firmness and a measure of self-denial, to be less vain, to stop lulling himself into a deceiving sense of safety, and to step boldly into real life. Thought and will create, whereas yearning and daydreaming only destroy.
Denotes a truthful person, a good person and a just person. The judge who has this degree on his ascendant will give righteous judgment.
22-23 deg Libra
"A mature man wearing a scholar's gown and headgear works in his laboratory amid retorts, an earth globe and precision tools."
Gentle, sincere, and wise character endowed with sharp intellectual capacities and a strong interest in science and the arts. Intellectual pursuits, particularly scientific research, are very favoured and lead to brilliant success and fame. If in the natal chart, the Midheaven is on this degree with the Sun or the Moon, this indicates that exceptional honours and high dignities can be expected, even though one is of humble origins.
Symbol: An old physician intent to a urine test
The native is a tireless researcher who will inquisitively pry into nature, snatch her secrets, analyze them and methodically pigeonhole the results. A restless urge to change subject and shift his grounds of observation will make him loath to stay put, so that even when penned within four walls he will try to change his room from time to time. He may be fond of journeying to unexplored countries and will certainly worship knowledge. The branches most congenial to him seem to be chemistry and medicine (this one perhaps in a spiritual sense). Occultism is not to be ruled out in branches akin to the ones quoted: viz., alchemy, the mother of chemistry, and pastoral medicine.
Success ought to crown his efforts; public recognition, though belated, may ratify his discoveries. Either for this or other reasons there will be a certain self-assurance, a somewhat consequential mannerism in his speech, as if he were delivering abstruse truths to a large audience.
Attention is to be paid to the urinary system. On the other hand the whole organism is subject to precocious decay, either owing to the stuffy laboratory air or to the unhealthy atmosphere of close rooms.
Art (artistic ability); sweet disposition; a person of great vitality with considerable ability and tenacity of purpose; art, literature, and acting favored, but the person is apt to follow other work that requires physical or mental activity; projecting and the arts; denotes fame and honor; adrenal veins.
Symbol: A pair of compasses lying on a map of the world.
Denotes one whose business will demand movement and journeying. The native is a lover of ill traveling, for with him the rolling stone does gather moss and the still one but stagnation. He is a traveler and a searcher, seeking to know, not only this world, but that great beyond into which he also travels when sleep holds his mortal body. It is a symbol of Outreaching.
If these natives can control their tendency to vacillate in all that they do, they will display very worth while qualities. They are very mindful of truth and are capable of good judgment. Much of the vacillation and indecisiveness comes from over activity. They show abilities with art, literature, and acting, and have a good sense of time. They have some tendency to self-indulgence and carelessness, with lack of caution. If these tendencies become too pronounced they will spell ruin.
Denotes one possessed of numerous gifts, and endowed with many accomplishments. He will never reside long in one place. A wanderer over the earth; an explorer; an astronomer; and one who will make great discoveries.
23-24 deg Libra
"In the neighbourhood of a splendid tree on top of a rocky promontory, a centaur shoots arrows at snakes, which are running away in the grass."
Righteous, humble, and independent character. One has the capacity to wisely manage private companies or institutions dealing with public interests. High-ranking positions in the ministry of Finance or the Central Bank are very favoured. However, since success often arouses envy one must beware of jealous people and steer clear of political intrigues, especially if in the natal chart, Mars is dominant. As a matter of rule, this degree is a splendid omen for happiness, wealth, and honour.
Abilities for patient and untiring research bless this degree. It usually promises success and recognition of merit. Natives are most devoted to the acquiring of knowledge. They usually work in a restless shifting manner so as to discover all the angles to what they are observing. This nature also contributes to their never settling down happily in one place. If confined to one location for long periods of time they will move the furniture around and whatever else there is to move around. Libra rules the kidneys and this degree is especially susceptible to infections of the urinary tract possibly due to their habits as well as any inborn tendency.
Symbol: A whirlwind scattering a — of papers into the air.
Denotes one who will suffer from an overconfident nature that neglects those details which, insignificant as they may appear, are as necessary for the safeguarding of his interests as water is to earth. His mentality is good, and he is capable of useful mental work, but he may lose the results of his labor. and suffer thereby in many ways. It is a symbol of Entrapping.
Often associated with homosexuality (depending on aspects); gives success, renown, and riches; a love of arts and sciences; adversely aspected; unscrupulousness, unfaithfulness, and injustice to innocence; “sweetest star of the heavens”; “star of the artists” and promises honor and fame; prefers to work and plan in privacy, but his work may achieve great renown; vascular circulation of the renal cortex.
Symbol: A satyr strikes a dragon with a stick
A tall, sturdy and handsome physique, great sexual vigor and inordinate lustfulness. A fierce character, more likely to prevail upon others than upon himself. A sharp wit, inclined to good natured irony or to bitter sarcasm, as the case may be. Self-confidence in even too large a measure. The native’s high ambitions will shut him off from the common fold and inspire him with a pride verging on haughtiness. He will be fond of hunting.
The native is exposed to ambushes and foul play at the hands of his opponents and may collapse when he least expects it.
Whatever kind of gambling he may try his hand at, bad luck is certain to crush him.
24-25 deg Libra
"The sun shines bright on a flowery promontory where a peacock spreads its tail." Ambitious, proud, and frivolous character. Success and wealth are achieved owing to one's good- looking features and sex-appeal. However, if the natal chart indicates strong moral and intellectual qualities, thanks to a devoted mentor, and although one never asked for it, one achieves considerable success and prosperity and remains simple and nice.
Symbol: A pea fowl.
A pride that can be sublimated into the noblest sense of human dignity or debased into vanity rather than haughtiness, into a tendency to strut and show off, either materially or morally.
On the other hand, kindness, equability, poise, tidiness, love of justice and harmony are inborn virtues. Yet these in their turn may induce a too yielding, dull, helpless and fickle disposition. The native thus may fall easy prey to flattery, or to his own desire to appear obliging. A contrasting strain of jerky impulsiveness will seem not to fit in with the whole.
In the main a nice—even charming—personality, a graceful and probably good-looking figure, a great career, a happy life.
Occult initiation cannot be excluded but may certainly be hindered by vanity.
Musical ability; usually a progressive person; foresighted; sagacious; has many good ideas, though they may seem strange to most people of his time; vascular circulation of the renal cortex.
Symbol: A woman naked standing on a crescent moon, the stars glittering behind her in a sky of blue.
Denotes an attractive person who is in danger of being held in the chains of sense and at the will of others. His nature is impulsive and artistic, restless and pleasure-loving. His desires are strong and may run riot with his reason. There is a leaning to the artificial, the theatre, and the dance, and a very sensuous love of earth life. It is a symbol of Vacillation.
This degree gives, very little basic hint as to its real character. Natives of this degree seem to be involved in difficulties of one kind or another. Much of their trouble may be attributed to excessive pride and jealousy. However, I find little to hint at the cause either in the native himself or what might be termed destiny. Most of Libra’s problems result from an inability to work out relationships with other people. This is often due to the fact that other people are simply not as interested in these problems as they are. But, also, many people are not really sufficiently developed to be a responsible party to a worthwhile relationship. Libras seem not to have the ability to take it or leave it where relationships are concerned. They either find a measure of success or their continual pursuit brings them a large measure of pain. Some of the Libra degrees find it easier than others to walk away and live alone rather than engage in continual struggle. This degree seems not to grant this ability.
Denotes equanimity; evenness or temper, and great regularity of conduct; a degree of passivity; a lover of the harmonious, in all things.
25-26 deg Libra
"A knight wearing a coat of mail and holding a sword flies to aid a man threatened by a lion."
Daring, determined, and helpful character endowed with self-confidence and strong will. Not only does one defend oneself, but one also stands up for other people's rights and for the higher interests of one's country. Should the natal chart concur, this degree indicates nearly unlimited success in one's field of competence.
There is considerable promise here that knowledge may grow into wisdom. The native seems cover broad territory and may be quite flexible before showing any consistency and may even be lead to transitory and selfish interests. However, there seems to be considerable encouragement that all his meandering is productive of real learning and progress. This degree incorporates all of the qualities of Libra, both the weaknesses and the strengths, with more hope than despair. Much also depends on the support received from the rest of the chart. There is pride subject to flattery and many surface relationships.
Symbol: A successful candidate for Parliament addressing the people after an election.
Denotes one who will gain from the masses. He is subtle, diplomatic, and capable of handling subjects from different view-points and in adhering to that interpretation which the majority believe to be correct. His philosophy teaches him to subordinate his ideas to the wills of those whose cause he champions. It is a symbol of Diplomacy.
Literature; refined mentality; denotes leadership (if the rest of the chart is favorable for this); sometimes financial losses through poor judgment or otherwise; vascular system of the skin.
Dieu et mon droit.
A firm and generous heart, jealous of his own rights, an undaunted courage, a fighting spirit not devoid of wariness and prudence, a warm patriotic feeling. A sturdy and aristocratic physique, very keen senses of sight and hearing; an emotional, perhaps oversensitive temperament, open to danger of jumping to extreme mental’ attitudes.
A two-edged fortune; great chances of victory in the struggle for life, and danger of losing all of one’s property.
It denotes fineness of perception, one who very keenly appreciates what may be going on around him; he cannot be apathetic tinder any circumstances; a sensitive person, liable to be carried to extremes. This is a sensitive point of the Zodiac.
26-27 deg Libra
"In a neat little garden, there is a rustic pretty cottage under a beautiful cedar tree." Simple, methodical, and benevolent character. Although one is deeply devoted to one's professional and family responsibilities, one always manages to find the time to lend assistance to friends and neighbours, and leaves no stone unturned in order to help people in distress. One enjoys a comfortable and peaceful life, and one is blessed with a very good health.
Symbol: A great eucalyptus in a garden.
A vital, force spreading its wholesome influence on all surrounding beings, a healthy spirit radiating around itself. A charitable, hospitable and fatherly nature, love of home, a taste for comfort and coziness.
A strong but limited intelligence, as the native’s mind can do only one thing at a time and does it with all its might. There is a cool courage and sudden spells of fury on a background of impassiveness. However, if deliberately planned, this wrath will explode blindly. Lack of moral and physical suppleness; the native is unwieldy and nearly horny skinned; rugged, not springy; slowwitted and slowly aroused.
Few will be able to see through the apparent contradiction of this oversensitive, close soul, gifted with imagination, but loath to conceive certain ideas.
Detectives; artistic and sensitive; a lover of children; sympathies often on the unpopular side; peculiar mental quirks such as a mind that can do only one thing at a time; a cool courage; lack of moral and physical suppleness; slow-witted and slowly aroused; vascular system of the skin.
Symbol: The moon throwing its beams on a little bush hut amidst forest trees. A storm has just passed.
Denotes one who if saved from malefic planetary action is contented with little and is pleasant and kind to men and animals. His nature is devotional and sensitive, and is capable of obtaining knowledge from astral sources and atmospheric conditions. He influences others for good, spreading content in the halls of inharmony. It is a symbol of Harmony.
We find here the qualities necessary to balance a very sensitive awareness. Artistic qualities are found here. One may support unpopular causes with such finesse and skill that those observing would not realize it was an unpopular cause. He is usually a patriotic but peaceful lover of his country. His attitude is kind and benevolent. He may be slow to develop the greatness this degree stimulates. But few of these natives fail to show real progress and adaptability to whatever they have to deal with in their environment. The environment provides the schoolroom for these natives and seldom do they fail to understand what they are shown. They are also humble enough to master the small and easy lessons first. And, like the parable of the talents, those who are successful in small ways are given responsibility over larger realms. Nothing breeds success like success itself.
Denotes strength of body, calm courage; one who can stand unmoved on the battle-field simply because he is incapable of fear, or of realizing danger. Such an one has but one object at a time, that absorbs him.
27-28 deg Libra
"A donkey is tethered to a windmill."
Submissive, unambitious, and fatalistic character. One is resigned to follow the beaten path and to relegate personal aspirations on the back burner. For instance, one takes on the family business or embraces a career to abide by one's parents' wish instead of focusing on the matters one is really interested in. Artistic activities are a nice source of solace and contribute to counterbalance the dull routine.
This degree has a Taurus-like influence on Libra. There is a mighty and steadfast strength which shows more holding power than flexibility. There is also a peaceful harmony which radiates from these people in a rather intangible and somewhat mysterious way, very difficult to explain. One simply feels a certain health-giving peaceful protection in their presence. Part of this may come from a naive lack of awareness of danger. As some-one has said, “If you can keep your head when all around you are losing theirs, you just may be out of touch with the situation.” Nevertheless, this native’s quiet stability is reassuring and helpful. Any qualities which the rest of the chart and the effort of the native can add to this influence will greatly add or detract from this one. He is more likely to be sensitive, kind and generous. But he may be goaded into extreme violence.
Symbol: A mass of quartz through which veins of fine gold can be traced.
Denotes one to whom bard work appears to be the only thing worth while in this world, and who carries out his belief with himself as subject. He is conservative in his ideas and fights to uphold the landmarks of the fathers. It is a symbol of Exertion.
Occult; gamblers, digestive troubles; a very good mind; constructive work in a favorable chart; changeable and contradictory notions or sensational schemes if the chart is not favorable; the lung; tuberculosis; urinary bladder.
A self-conflicting influence; human dignity and bondage, aristocracy and menial work, gallantry and lack of initiative, a sensitive soul and a limited mental range. I think the keynote here is resignation, in both good and evil senses. Therefore, ambition is totally absent, even if the native’s karma leads him to occupy ruling positions; whatever the status, his patience is boundless, his view confined.
The drabness of such a narrow horizon will be borne with ease and taken for granted by this unhinged mind, prone to find any wider ambitions abnormal.
Denotes dignity, valor, and humanity combined.
28-29 deg Libra
"In a thick wood, by a deep pond, a young man lies on the grass with a book in his hand. A few sunbeams shine through the trees."
Melancholic, romantic, and humble character. One amasses a great deal of knowledge and becomes an expert in one's field, but one is determined to stay out of the spotlight. If in the natal chart, the Sun or Mercury is strong, this degree indicates that intellectual undertakings bring about outstanding success.
Although the native has moral principles, he will put up with anything for the sake of peace. An intellectual mind, gifted for literature and art, and likely to dodge his enemies’ underhanded plots.
Should the nativity bear out fatalism rather than ambition, the subject would be a crack shirker, a likeable sluggard, a pleasant daydreamer, whose life will risk flowing on uneventful and dull without an ideal and with the sole aim of shunning effort. Most of the intellectual flotsam of the modern middle class is under this influence; their only ambition is some obscure government job, where they can dig in and bend their backs, ready to stick anything provided It wards off hunger.
On the contrary, where other forces at work supply the native with a bare minimum of initiative and self-respect —which this degree in itself neither gives nor denies —there could be real courage and firm principles behind the outward softness of manners. Such virtues must be developed by manly training, enabling the native to weather any storm and to take life like a man. Then the native’s twist toward cunning can be turned into wisdom, and culture and good manners will confer great charm. The rest of the horoscope must show what the native is driving at.
Philosophy; hair; hospitality; religious; political, or literary tastes; not a fortunate degree; aims to shun effort; bladder trouble; right ureter.
Symbol: An eclipse of the sun.
Denotes one who will have to be guarded in his dealings. With financial affairs great caution is necessary, for losses may occur of a serious nature, involving the native in much responsibility. He should never become surety for others, and should endeavor to realize himself and hold his earthly possession. Death will make inroads into his family circles and amongst near friends. It is a symbol of Fading.
The patience to listen sympathetically with quiet dignity sustains this Libra native through much human weakness and hypocrisy. This ability sometimes results in lack of initiative and resignation to a lower quality of life. It also may give him a reputation for unorthodox thinking from which he is not swayed while still allowing others to believe otherwise. His inability to convey his ideas and convictions will make him thought of as strange and unusual. However, for the most part he is still by and enjoyed because of his ability to make others feel accepted. He has faith in good work and gains some recognition and respect for what he is able to accomplish without explanation. This native is usually right about much he unable to communicate to others.
Denotes great sagacity, under the guise of feminine weakness; a person of great fascinating power.
29-30 deg Libra
"In a clearing, a man lying on a heap of clothes notices neither the sparrow hawk gliding above him, nor the wolf and the snake ready to attack."
Reckless, lazy, and carefree character devoid of discernment capacity. One is unable to properly analyse a situation, and one feels in security even though danger is lurking. Friends are driven by their self-interest and give bad advices, which bring about misfortunes of all kinds, physical, financial, or affective ones.
Artistic abilities are the strength of this degree. The native prefers to work quietly on his own. He will put up with almost anything to keep things peaceful in his environment. He cherishes need for human interaction and will sacrifice much to hold his relationships with other people in tact. Spending some of his time alone helps him to maintain his own identity in being with others. There is usually a keen mind sensitive to others around him. Being continually subjected to a hostile ronment would destroy him one way or another, either by withdrawal and melancholy or possibly violence, depending on the frustration he suffered.
Symbol: A boy moping over his book in a schoolroom.
Denotes one who will have to wake up else he will be elbowed out of everything by others more vigorous. He is possessed of good mental qualities, is well-mannered and good-natured, but he allows others to take advantage of him, and he will suffer from deceit and unfairness. It is a symbol of Sluggishness.
Clairvoyance, a seeker after truth, much given to meditation, bronchitis, left ureter.
Symbol: Deluge’s end: the Ark is stranded on top of Mt. Ararat, and the raven flies over the expanse of water. (Gen. 8:1 —7)
This degree may see any occult disciple through some stage of the Great Work (the raven), but is ominous to anyone else insofar as it hinders the establishment of a correct relation between the human being and its surroundings.
It is as if the sprockets of the native’s wheels could not engage with the links of the outside world. If he is not endowed with the kind of faith that moves mountains, he risks growing fearful and reckless, humoring his own weaknesses without understanding the weaknesses of others. Shy of human society, he will feel safer among dangers; absolute faith or blind recklessness? Danger of accidental death or murder? To the stars the answer to those questions, although it will never be stressed enough: they predispose, never compel.
Denotes individuality, moroseness; a person avaricious, destructive, or revengeful; secretive; a recluse; a misanthrope.