Horoscope Capricorn 2nd Decanate
DELPHINUS – the Dolphin – pictures among the constellations the second decanate of Capricorn. This is the Taurus-decanate of Saturn’s sign, the strong emotional element conferred by the sub-influence of the Moon’s exaltation being indicated by the water in which the mammal lives. While the Sun passes through this decanate we have Epiphany, and also the common civil year begins, bringing a new dispensation. And about the dolphin that represents this section of the zodiac there are many traditions implying it to be a Savior of Men. So we find that those born here possess extraordinary ability to make the most of whatever environment they find themselves in, even as the dolphin has adapted itself to the water. They utilize every condition to their purpose, and while encountering many setbacks they have the persistence to again come to the surface and “carry on.”
They are indefatigable workers, and when they set their minds upon some worthy aim they scale the heights to success. And if they get a higher than material viewpoint they are capable of great self-sacrifice in the interest of universal progression.
Sir Isaac Newton, the greatest mathematician the world has so far produced, who discovered a yardstick with which to measure the universe, and had the courage to announce his convictions, was born when the Sun was here. Savonarola, who was burnt at the stake rather than forsake his religious convictions, was born when the Moon was in this part of the sky. And Swami Vivekananda, who sacrificed his life in first bringing to America and establishing the Vedanta religion was born when this section of the zodiac was on the Ascendant. It is the decanate of MARTYRDOM.
C. C. Zain
Agrippa’s Description of the Decan:
Two women, and a man looking towards a Bird flying in the Air; and the signification of these is for the requiring those things which cannot be done, and for the searching after those things which cannot be known.
3 of Pentacles – Material Works:
Working and constructive force, building up, creation, erection; realization and increase of material things; gain in commercial transactions, rank; increase of substance, influence, cleverness in business, selfishness. Commencement of matters to be established later. Narrow and prejudiced. Keen in matters of gain; sometimes given to seeking after impossibilities. … (Business, paid employment, commercial transaction).
Card Title: Three of Pentacles
Esoteric Title: Lord of Material Works
Numerical Keywords: 3: Form, Container, Fertility
Numerical Attributions: Saturn, Black, Year, End
Intelligence: Sanctifying Intelligence
Element: Earth (cold, dry)
Elemental Keywords: Physical, Materiality, Worth
Elemental Attributions: North, Winter, Midnight
Astrological Attribution: Mars in Capricorn
Dates & Timing: December 31 to January 9
Qabalistic World: Binah in Assiah
Translation of World: The Understanding of the Material World
Suit Color: Pentacles – Green
Keywords: Success, completion, paid employment, constructive force, cleverness, gain in business, productivity, financial gain, skilled labor, glory, rank.
Ill-Dignified:Overqualified, Loosen up, falling open, narrow, prejudice, selfish, bored, lazy, too critical.
Interpretation: Containing and understanding wisdom. Effort with result of some stability. Long cooperative effort. Active & Stable. Achievement of expertise and mastery. Attention to detail. Using one’s talents. The energy to build and construct.
Reversed Interpretation: No patience for details. Things are disassembling and falling apart. Nothing new to learn. Bored at work. Stopped short of mastery. Preoccupation with money at expense of good work.
Alan Leo: This will bring some acquisitiveness into the desire-nature, and it will cause the native to acquire wealth according to his ability to make the most of the directions operating. He will .now become more persistent and plodding, working on toward the desired goal quietly and cautiously, yet with determination. He will have a fixed ambition to rise and to make progress, and should therefore gain many financial advantages. 1’0 those who are advanced it will give increased intuition, both regarding material and spiritual things; but it is chiefly an influence that brings about a very practical and II common. sense” attitude with regard to all things. It is a very good progressed ascendant for those who are naturally thrifty and painstaking, but is apt to be somewhat indifferent to the ordinary person. By those who would progress with this new influence the II sterner virtues should be studied and practised. The greatest success will come to those who can live purely, and also to those who are not so obstinate as to stand in their own light; for firmness and determination are obtained under the influence of this decanate.