The Southern Fish – PISCES AUSTRALIS – is the constellation picturing the Mercury-decanate of Capricorn. It is shown as eagerly drinking the water that flows from the urn of Aquarius. This symbolizes the conception that through the cultivation of the higher emotions it is possible to communicate volitionally with those who have passed to the spirit side of life. Also, that those on earth are, to an undreamed-of extent, the recipients of love and wisdom poured down upon them by those who are of earth no more. People born under this decanate have natural ability to grasp the ideal and express it in concrete form. Their power of imagination is marked, and is united to the faculty of intensive labor. They can follow clerical lines, but to develop their highest talents they should be permitted to develop and execute plans of their own. They readily contact the interior planes and draw valuable information from that source, even when unconscious of the origin of their ideas.
Joan of Arc, who under spirit guidance led France to victory, was born when the Sun was in this decanate. George Eliot, who attained fame through the ideals expressed in her novels, was born with her Mentality here. And Michelangelo, the greatest sculptor and artist of all time, was born with this portion of the zodiac on the Ascendant. It is the decanate of IDEALISM.
C. C. Zain
Agrippa’s Description of the Decan:
A woman chast [chaste] in body, and wise in her work, and a banker gathering his money together on the table; the signification of this is to govern in prudence, in covetousness of money, and in avarice.
4 of Pentacles – Earthly Power:
Assured material gain: success, rank, dominion, earthy power, completed but leading to nothing beyond. Prejudicial, covetous, suspicious, careful and orderly, but discontented. Little enterprise or originality. … (Gain of money or influence: a present).
Card Title: Four of Pentacles
Esoteric Title: Lord of Earthly Power
Numerical Keywords: 4: Stability, Kindness, Grace
Numerical Attributions: Jupiter, Blue, World, South
Intelligence: Receiving and Containing Intelligence
Element: Earth (cold, dry)
Elemental Keywords: Physical, Materiality, Worth
Elemental Attributions: North, Winter, Midnight
Astrological Attribution: Sun in Capricorn
Dates & Timing: January 10 to January 19
Qabalistic World: Chesed in Assiah
Translation of World: The Mercy of the Material World
Suit Color: Pentacles – Green
Keywords: Material prosperity, Financial Stability, Good Investments, A Gift, Mastery of Material World, Law and Order, Stability.
Ill-Dignified:False Economy, Stinginess, Defensive, Suspicious, Fear of Opening Up.
Interpretation: The good things of the universe pours into the 4 of pentacles. Perpetual flow. Source of Physical Abundance.
Reversed Interpretation: Fear of trusting people. Poverty consciousness despite what resources a person has. Neglecting financial responsibilities.
Alan Leo: This will make the native very practical and adaptable in his ambitions, causing the latter, however, to be tempered by a discriminative and critical frame of mind. He will be in danger, consequently, of being somewhat selfish under this progressed ascendant, and should therefore be careful not to allow his activities to carry him to extremes. A great deal will depend upon the directions in force as to how this influence will operate: it will in any case assist him in arranging his affairs so that by a wise and careful judgment he may see clearly the best course of action in any difficulty. It is a decidedly favourable influence for those who are naturally tactful and painstaking, but there will be a tendency for the health to fail if there is too much worry or anxiety while this progressed ascendant operates. It will cause the native to be very practical and to use common-sense methods in all his actions: be will not, however, meet with all the success he may desire, for it is not a very “lucky” period, being a time for sorrow rather than for reaping.