Degree: Pisces 20 – 21
In the middle of the sea, a man is tossed about in a small boat without oars. On the shore, a beached whale attracts birds of prey.
Lazy, straightforward, and irascible character inclined to give orders rather than to roll up one’s sleeves. If one has the willpower to overcome one’s laziness, success can be achieved in fish cannery, the exploitation of salt marshes, or deep-sea fishing. According to Manilius, a Roman astrologer of the 1st century AD, this degree highly favors the hunting, processing, and trade of big fishes such as whales, sharks, tuna, cod, and even mackerels.
Symbol: Nightly duel of-two ancient crusaders.
My son, the cut was good, now think of the stitching. Words of Catherine de Medicis to her son Henry III after the murder of the Duke of Guise
A very warlike temperament. Plenty of strife and struggle can be expected.
A rugged, proud and mettlesome individualist, daring and deliberate, ever ready to plunge into quick, efficient and even violent action. A supple and sharp mind, fond of peering and prying, a polemical spirit. There is a strong religious feeling, where, however, charity is not up to the level of hope. Conservative ideas, a respect for mankind’s deep-rooted mistrust, and a dislike of novelty.
Combativeness may drift into brutal and bloodthirsty aggressiveness, individualism into fierce selfishness, conservatism into extreme reaction. Hopes can be fulfilled as long as speedy execution does not lead him to rash or reckless gestures. Darkness is harmful to the native.
Shy, retiring but loving nature in all her moods. He is strongly attracted towards mystical studies.
Music ( mandolin); may be an orphan, have two homes, or foster parents; mixed nature; emotions conflict with intellect; may live in a world of dreams; left fibular muscle.
May be an orphan, have two homes, or foster parents. Mixed nature, emotions conflict with intellect. May live in a world of dreams.
Symbol: A lunar crescent emerging from cloud from which also proceeds a flash lightning.
This denotes a person of strong and forceful nature, proud and conflicting spirit, great dispatch and celerity of action, penetrating and swift thought, and tremendous executive faculty. Here there is determinism and direction of force in the highest degree, effective in all the affairs of life, but not for that matter always productive of success or happiness. Hopeful though the nature is, its schemes and projects will not always bear the light of day, and as in a dark imagination the highest hopes and fancies of the nature will be elaborated, so in the night time also will judgment strike home to the sundering of root and branch. Let him beware of the dark hours. It is a degree of CLEAVAGE.
Symbol: A staff adorned with colored ribbons, standing in a field of violets, butterflies circling around it.
Denotes one of a fresh and beautiful mind, a lover of nature in sunshine and shower. His ideal is a life of freedom in flowered fields and woods. He inclines to people of high thoughts, children, animals, and the great things of life. He will be exposed to some dangers and will sometimes find the way blocked – the way he has to go. Still, a magical protection is over him and a defending power invisible is always near. It is a symbol of Shielding.