Horoscope Libra 3rd Decanate
The last decanate of Libra is not less given to contact with people than the other two. Neither is the mind less keen. In fact, it is often superior, especially where literature and art are concerned. But as it is the decanate in the sign of partnership and open enemies next to the sign of death, Scorpio, there is sometimes a peculiar fatality associated with it.
This fact is pictured in the sky by the constellation LUPUS—the Wolf. This original of the wolf in sheep’s clothing is represented as impaled on the spear of Centaurus. And as designed it indicates the almost certain fate of those born under this portion of the sky who transgress either the laws of man or those of God. Due to the brilliancy of their minds they sometimes use their talents to ensalve their fellowman and keep him in ignorance and poverty that they may profit thereby. But when they live straightforward moral lives and do not fall into corruption, they rise to positions of power and usefulness, and no tragedy overtakes them.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the poet, who became a victim of opiates, was born with his Sun here. Marie Antoinette, who was accused of extravagance and profligancy, and so was beheaded, was born when the Moon was in this section of the sky. And Henry IV., king of France, who led a stormy life and was finally assassinated, had this decanate on his Ascendant. It is the decanate of EXPIATION.
C. C. Zain
Agrippa’s Description of the Decan:
A violent man holding a bow, and before him a naked man, and also another man holding bread in one hand, and a cup of wine in the other; the signification of these is to shew wicked lusts, singings, sports and gluttony.
4 of Swords – Rest from Strife:
Rest from sorrow; yet after and through it. Peace from and after war. Relaxation of anxiety. Quietness, rest, ease and plenty, yet after struggle. Goods of this life; abundance; … (Convalescence, recovery from sickness; change for the better).
Card Title: Four of Swords
Esoteric Title: Lord of Rest from Strife
Numerical Keywords: 4: Stability, Kindness, Grace
Numerical Attributions: Jupiter, Blue, World, South
Intelligence: Receiving and Containing Intelligence
Element: Air (hot, wet)
Elemental Keywords: Mind, Ideas, Cutting
Elemental Attributions: East, Spring, Sunrise
Astrological Attribution: Jupiter in Libra
Dates & Timing: October 13 to October 22
Qabalistic World: Chesed of Yetzirah
Translation of World: The Mercy of Formation
Suit Color: Swords- Yellow
Keywords: Need for recuperation, rest, inactivity and physical healing.
Ill-Dignified:Ready to resume former activity. Freedom from Anxiety. Contentment of body and mind.
Interpretation: Need for recuperation, rest, inactivity and physical healing.
Reversed Interpretation: Ready to resume former activity. Freedom from Anxiety. Contentment of body and mind.
Alan Leo: This will awaken the mental side of the sign Libra and cause the native to take a keener interest in all intellectual pursuits. He will be fond of reading and learning, and should now make much progress in all intellectual pursuits. This influence, moreover, will either bring some travelling or changes, or a great desire to travel and take journeys. It will bring kindred, relatives, or their affairs more prominently into the life, and some connection between the native and his relatives is sure to occupy his attention. The chief influence, however, of this progressed ascendant will be felt upon the mind, which will become more active, so that he will develop and gain success through writing, correspondence and literary affairs: indeed, he will be able to make the most use of this influence by turning his attention to literature” or general mental improvement. It brings a greater attention to details into the life, and greater gain is shown throughout. the smaller affairs of life than through large concerns.