HYDRA – the water-serpent – commences as the middle decan of Cancer and extends through the sky all the distance from this home constellation to Scorpio, the constellation of death. Representing the Scorpio, or sex, decanate of the domestic sign, those born under it possess much resource and energy, as well as being strongly emotional. The serpent is the symbol of creative energy and the water in which it dwells is the symbol of the strong emotions displayed by these people. So the traditional struggle of Hercules with this monster is not without significance, for it represents the struggle with sensual desires, as well as a struggle to overcome the limitations imposed by death.
Thus we find that those born here have a natural aptitude for communion with those who have passed to the spirit side of life. And if they do not fall into the destructive forms of mediumship, but instead retain at all times full control of their bodies and minds, they are led, impressed, and guided from the spirit side of life in all their worthy undertakings.
W. T. Stead, who established the bureau for spirit communication and did so much for the spread of spiritualism, was born with his Individuality here. Dr. Luke D. Broughton, author of the well-known “Elements of Astrology,” had his Mentality in this decanate. And Sarah M. Grimke, the fine seeress, and author of “Esoteric Lessons,” who contributed valuable work in behalf of spiritual enlightenment, had her Personality in this section of the sky. It is the decanate of REVELATION.
C. C. Zain
Agrippa’s Description of the Decan:
A man cloathed in comely apparrel, or a man and woman sitting at the table and playing; it bestoweth riches, mirth, gladness, and the love of women.
3 of Cups – Abundance:
Abundance, plenty, success, pleasure, sensuality, passive success, good luck and fortune; love, gladness, kindness, liberality.
Card Title: Three of Cups
Esoteric Title: Lord of Abundance
Numerical Keywords: 3: Form, Container, Fertility
Numerical Attributions: Saturn, Black, Year, End
Intelligence: Sanctifying Intelligence
Element: Water (cold, wet)
Elemental Keywords: Love, Container, Emotions
Elemental Attributions: West, Fall, Twilight
Astrological Attribution: Mercury in Cancer
Dates & Timing: July 2 to July 11
Qabalistic World: Binah in Briah
Translation of World: The Understanding of Creation
Suit Color: Cups – Blue
Keywords: Pleasure, fun, entertainment, parties, drinking, family reunion, happy hour, weddings, baptism, birth, success, fun lucky turn, group of friends, planned pregnancy.
Ill-Dignified:Excess, partying, over indulgence, alcoholism, accidental pregnancy, promiscuity, failing marriage.
Interpretation: Auspicious times for conception. Good beginning for new venture. Eve of a journey. Joy in Love. Power of emotions is now usable.
Reversed Interpretation: Situation: Wild abandon to escape something. Pleasure becomes pain. Gossip from an old friend. Talents and abilities hidden. Abundance becomes want. There is a woman with dark hair, red hair and blond hair.
Alan Leo: This progressed ascendant brings the native to a critical stage in his evolution; and as the influence of each decanate extends over a period of about ten years, he will feel the effects of its influence more or less during the whole of that time. It will bring deaths into the family circle, and sorrow through the feelings and emotions j it also marks a critical stage for the personality, giving liability to infection and to come into contact with some very disagreeable conditions. It will accentuate the passional side of the nature, giving subtler and keener feelings than have hitherto been experienced. To those who are progressing, and advancing their individual growth, it will cause a far deeper interest to be taken in occult and mystical matters, with an ardent desire to understand the mystic side of nature. To the ordinary slowly developing person it will bring more curiosity, a greater love of secrecy, and some secret transactions which will be related to the feeling and emotional side of the nature. To all it will bring an acquisition of dignity, with some danger of jealousy and pride. It will stir up all that is latent in the feeling side of the character and cause the native to undergo some striking experiences.