Horoscope Sagittarius 1st Decanate
The Harp of Seven Strings – LYRA – such a harp as David played upon to soothe the spirit of King Saul, pictures the Jupiter-decanate of Sagittarius. The constellated instrument portrays the soul which places itself “In Tune with the Infinite,” and becomes responsive to the thoughts radiated by the Cosmic Mind.
Those born under this influence, when true to themselves, are the most religious of all and are capable of attaining Cosmic Consciousness. But their religion need not be tinctured with orthodoxy, and is often most expressed through their kinship with Nature and their love and sympathy for all living creatures. They live at their best, and accomplish most, when they constantly feel the abiding presence of the Cosmic Intelligence and place implicit trust in Its guidance. They then feel impressed to fill a definite mission, and if they follow the dictates of the “Inner Voice” they seldom err in judgment. But either in matters of spiritual progress or in mere worldly affairs, they must rely upon their own judgment, for when they take the advice of others they most signally fail.
William Blake, poet and painter, author of “Books of Prophecy” and designer of illustrations to “The Book of Job,” was born with his Individuality here. Dr. Alfred Russel Wallace, whose research led him independently to the theory of evolution so ably expounded by Darwin, and who was famous as a naturalist, and who embraced the cause of spiritualism in spite of the ridicule of his contemporary scientists, was born with his Mentality in this decanate. And Abraham Lincoln, man of destiny, deeply religious and the instrument through whom human slavery was abolished in America, was born with his Personality under this section of the sky. It is the decanate of DEVOTION.
C. C. Zain
Agrippa’s Description of the Decan:
A man armed with a coat of male, and holding a naked sword in his hand; the operation of this is for boldness, malice, and liberty:
8 of Wands – Swiftness:
Too much force applied too suddenly. Very rapid rush, but quickly passed and expended. Violent, but not lasting. Swiftness, rapidity, courage, boldness, confidence, freedom, warfare, violence; love of open air, field-sports, gardens and meadows. Generous, subtle, eloquent, yet somewhat untrustworthy; rapacious, insolent, oppressive. Theft and robbery. … (Hasty communications and messages; swiftness).
Card Title: Eight of Wands
Esoteric Title: Lord of Swiftness
Numerical Keywords: 8: Intellect, Progress, Science
Numerical Attributions: Mercury, Orange, World, West
Intelligence: Perfect Absolute Intelligence
Element: Fire (hot, dry)
Elemental Keywords: Energy, Action, Inception
Elemental Attributions: South, Summer, Noon
Astrological Attribution: Mercury in Sagittarius
Dates & Timing: November 23 to December 2
Qabalistic World: Hod in Atziluth
Translation of World: The Splendor of Nobility
Suit Color: Wands-Red
Keywords: Forward Motion, Hasty Communication, Confidence, Boldness, Courage
Ill-Dignified:Violent, Not Lasting, Oppressive, Insolent, Hasty, Remorse.
Interpretation: Letter or message. Too much force applied too quickly. Go with the flow and enjoy the energy of the situation.
Reversed Interpretation: Excess and Quarrels. Theft and Robbery. Non-conformity. Limits are off, no more restraints.
Alan Leo: This will bring some improvement into the native’s general affairs, and tends to awaken a more favourable vibration. He will now take a more philosophical view of life, and will tend to look upon all things from a more hopeful and independent standpoint. He will probably take a long journey, or may even have some foreign travel while under this progressed ascendant. He will investigate higher thought, and, if he will allow it to do so, the higher mind will influence him more than the lower. To those who are still living more in the material and physical side of their nature than the mental, it will give a deep interest in sports of all kinds, outdoor exercise, walking, driving, boating, etc. i but to all who are under its influence it will bring greater hope of success, and an increased love of freedom and independence. To those who are still unawakened it will bring a very rebellious spirit and a disregard for established law and order, with a tendency to be careless and indifferent. But in its highest expression it will cause the native to have a greater respect for true law and order, and to seek to know something of religious truths.