Horoscope Scorpio 2nd Decanate
ARA – the Altar – rising from which is seen the smoke of burnt offerings, pictures in the heavens the Pisces-decanate of Scorpio. Here we find the self-centereness and aggression of Mars, the ruler of Scorpio, somewhat modified by the restrictions of Pisces. All the desire for expression is present, but usually there comes a time in the life when mere personal gratification must be sacrificed on the altar of devotion to the sense of duty.
Those born here are usually strong characters, either in good or in evil. They have vivid passions and abundant animal force. Then comes the time when they are called upon—even as were Cain and Abel—to sacrifice the animal part of themselves. Some, like Cain, refuse to de this and endeavor to buy favor from the Law with the fruits of the earth. But others, rising to the occasion, attain to truly spiritual heights. Those born here find themselves called upon to fill positions of importance, if they do not shirk. And the successful completion of one duty ever leads on to advancement. But the animal needs to be guarded well.
King Edward VII., who dutifully carried the weight of Great Britain’s rulership, was born with his Individuality in this decanate. John Heydon who wrote the “Temple of Wisdom”, and felt it his duty to promote the cause of astrology, was born with his Mentality here. And Wm. Howard Taft, the man whose duty led him to the highest office in both the executive and judiciary branches of the U.S. Goverenment, was born with hi9s Personality polarized to this section of the sky. It is the decanate of RESPONSIBILITY.
C. C. Zain
Agrippa’s Description of the Decan:
A man naked, and a woman naked, and a man sitting on the earth, and before him two dogs biting one another; and their operation is for impudence, deceit, and false dealing, and for to lend mischief and strife amongst men.
6 of Cups – Pleasure:
Commencement of steady increase, gain and pleasure; but commencement only. Also affront, detection, knowledge, and in some instances contention and strife arising from unwarranted self-assertion and vanity. Sometimes thankless and presumptuous; sometimes amiable and patient. … (Beginning of wish, happiness, success, or enjoyment)
Card Title: Six of Cups
Esoteric Title: Lord of Pleasure
Numerical Keywords: 6: Harmony, Pleasure, Perfection
Numerical Attributions: Sun, Yellow, World, East
Intelligence: Mediating Intelligence
Element: Water (cold, wet)
Elemental Keywords: Love, Container, Emotions
Elemental Attributions: West, Fall, Twilight
Astrological Attribution: Sun in Scorpio
Dates & Timing: November 2 to November 11
Qabalistic World: Tipareth in Briah
Translation of World: The Beauty of Creation
Suit Color: Cups – Blue
Keywords: Amiable, Patience, Gain & Pleasure
Ill-Dignified:Defective Knowledge, Unwarranted, Self-Assertive, Vanity, Thankless
Interpretation: Beginning of wish, happiness, success and enjoyment. Innocence, Fond Memories.
Reversed Interpretation: Too much attachment to the past. Need to release the friends you have outgrown. Looking nostalgically at an unrealistic version of the past.
Alan Leo: This will bring many unique experiences i it marks a somewhat critical period, when danger threatens. Some great sorrow will come into the native’s life during the ten years over which this progressed ascendant rules. He should be very guarded in all his actions, for there is some trouble indicated by this influence i his health also is likely to suffer and he may have some connection with hospitals or kindred institutions while it operates. It denotes some kind of confinement, either concerning the native himself or others. The very progressive individual is much drawn to the occult in some form or other at this time, becoming either mediumistic or else in some other way very receptive to psychic influences. The native should be very temperate now and onward, and live as discreetly as he can, for he will pass through many temptations while this decanate is upon the ascendant. He will come into contact with persons who are passing through much trouble, and in general will see the sad side of life in many forms. He should live as purely as he possibly can, and should also be on guard against treachery and enemies i especially females, who are not well disposed towards him.