Horoscope Libra 1st Decanate
The first decanate of Libra is pictured among the constellations by SERPENS – the Serpent. This is the snake that sacred tradition asserts tempted Eve to her downfall. The serpent has been used from ancient times, however, not only as a symbol of creative energy, but also of cunning. In worldly matters those native to this decanate have no need of the admonition to be “wise as serpents,” for they have the innate ability to handle people and situations. It will be remembered that the Biblical serpent told Eve that if she would eat of the apple she would become wise—and that subsequent events verified the prophecy.
And those born under this decanate well uphold all the serpent traditions of wisdom and subtlety, and besides possess the creative energy to pioneer in the realms of human association. Such people should never seek seclusion to be at their best, but should mix in the world’s affairs and come in contact continuously with their fellow-men. In this field they can wield an enormous power for good through their ability to influence the thoughts and actions of others. But they should take pains not to become too engrossed in purely material aims.
Georges Clemenceau, the “Tiger” prime minister of France, was born with the Sun in this part of the sky. Wm. Ewart Gladstone, the great statesman, had the Moon in this place at his birth. And Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, who triumphed over so many difficult situations, was born with his Ascendant here. It is the decanate of POLICY.
C. C. Zain
Agrippa’s Description of the Decan:
An angry man, in whose hand is a Pipe, and the form of a man reading in a book; the operation of this is in justifying and helping the miserable and weak against the powerful and wicked.
2 of Swords – Peace restored:
Contradictory characters in the same nature, strength through suffering; pleasure after pain. Sacrifice and trouble, yet strength arising therefrom, … as though the pain itself had brought forth beauty. Arrangement, peace restored; truce; truth and untruth; sorrow and sympathy. Aid to the weak; arrangement; justice, unselfishness; also a tendency to repetition of affronts on being pardoned; injury when meaning well; given to petitions; also a want of tact, and asking question of little moment; talkative.
Card Title: Two of Swords
Esoteric Title: Lord of Peace Restored
Numerical Keywords: 2: Expansion, Duality, Life Force
Numerical Attributions: Zodiac, Gray, Year, End
Intelligence: Illuminating Intelligence
Element: Air (hot, wet)
Elemental Keywords: Mind, Ideas, Cutting
Elemental Attributions: East, Spring, Sunrise
Astrological Attribution: Moon in Libra
Dates & Timing: September 23 to October 2
Qabalistic World: Chokmah of Yetzirah
Translation of World: The Wisdom of Formation
Suit Color: Swords- Yellow
Keywords: Balanced, Steady, Unconvinced, Unable, Unwilling, Unsure, Harmony, Balance, Proportion, Compromise, Paradox.
Ill-Dignified:Resolution of conflict, decision made, deadlock removed, duplicity, falsehood, release, movement.
Interpretation: No easy solution exists. All possibilities seem like comprises. Situation brings spiritual satisfaction. Difficult decisions must be made. Problem needs new approach.
Reversed Interpretation: Learned to adapt to the other person. Two parties can work together. Need to be careful before committing. Upset do to malicious troublemaker. Lack of self control causes tension in relationship.
Alan Leo: This will bring an entire change into the environment and cause the native to have a much easier and more even period. This progressed ascendant will bring out his faculty of comparison and enable him to take a more balanced and just view of life; in fact he will tend to regard life far more from the standpoint of Justice than hitherto. This means that a critical period has commenced, in which he will be weighed in the balance, all things tending to come to a point at which a new departure is to be made; and much will depend upon his decision during the ten years or so in which it rules over the ascendant. The influence of another will now become very marked, and partners will play a very prominent part in the native’s career. To the very progressive individual this change of sign will bring the opportunity to develop clairvoyance or clear vision, and denotes a period wherein the animal side of the nature is sacrificed for the purely human. To the ordinary person it shows the arrival at a point of equilibrium, and a balancing-up of minor accounts preparatory to a new departure upon the ocean of life.