Horoscope Virgo 1st Decanate
In the Mercury decanate of Virgo we find the assimilative quality exercised to the most pronounced degree. The mind of those born here are usually restless and active, a tendency pictured among the constellations by BOOTES—the Bear Driver—who follows the Great Bear, symbol of the objective mind, about the heavens with an upraised sickle, urging him on. And to convey the idea that man’s thoughts, when carefully tended, yield a most precious fruitage, Bootes is traditionally associated with the vine of the grape; for he is also a husbandman.
So those who are native of this section of the zodiac press, with great dexterity, the wine from all life’s varied experiences. It then becomes a coveted elixir which stimulates them to still greater accomplishment. This is the harvest decanate, and these people readily sift the grain from the chaff, and use it practically for sustenance.
Maurice Maeterlinck, so successful in literature, was born with his Individuality in this decanate. Alexander the Great, whose military achievements have been unsurpassed, was born with the Moon in this part of the heavens. And Henry Cornelius Agrippa, who attained success and renown in the practice of ceremonial magic, was born with his Ascendant here. It is the decanate of ACHIEVEMENT.
C. C. Zain
Agrippa’s Description of the Decan:
A good maide, and a man casting seeds; it signifieth getting of wealth, ordering of diet, plowing, sowing, and peopling.
8 of Pentacles – Prudence:
Over-careful in small things at the expense of great: “Penny wise and pound foolish”: gain of ready money in small sums; mean; avaricious; industrious; cultivation of land; hoarding, lacking in enterprise.
Card Title: Eight of Pentacles
Esoteric Title: Lord of Prudence
Numerical Keywords: 8: Intellect, Progress, Science
Numerical Attributions: Venus, Green, World, Above
Intelligence: Perfect Absolute Intelligence
Element: Earth (cold, dry)
Elemental Keywords: Physical, Materiality, Worth
Elemental Attributions: North, Winter, Midnight
Astrological Attribution: Sun in Virgo
Dates & Timing: August 23 to September 1
Qabalistic World: Hod in Assiah
Translation of World: The Splendor of the Material World
Suit Color: Pentacles – Green
Keywords: Training, learning, selling something, economy, cunning, practical success, commissioned work, vanity.
Ill-Dignified:Over careful, hording, voided ambition, over qualified.
Interpretation: Pleasure in work, Going to school. Slow gradual learning. needs more experience and knowledge. Developing a new skill at work. Attention to detail.
Reversed Interpretation: Losing interest in a skill of feeling mediocre. Dropping out of school. Persist in mastering a skill rather than giving up. Devoete energies to a new area of interest.
Alan Leo: This will bring a much more practical and critical frame of mind, which will ultimately make the native more discriminative and thoughtful than he has hitherto been. It is not a fortunate decanate so far as worldly progress goes, for he may have to keep quiet and work without much apparent result; but it has its lessons to teach, chief of which is discrimination, out of which wisdom is to evolve. Therefore the experience he will gain will be of benefit, and if looked at in this light Ie the end will justify the means”; for he will be liable to make mistakes under its influence, especially with regard to inferiors in business or those who are of a lower social standing. While under this progressed ascendant he will have an illness or at least will not enjoy his usual health, but will be subject to nervous troubles, especially if he worries or gives way to anxiety. It may bring him somewhat into touch with psychic matters and awaken an interest in the occult, but nothing very vivid or marked will be noticed; except it be the realisation that ability needs opportunity, and that environment is sometimes to be reckoned with, no matter how strong the Ego.