Degree: Pisces 22 – 23
In a luxurious house, a young man stares at two daggers lain in a cross shape on the table.
Obsessive, unbalanced, and aggressive character reveling in provocations, plots, and conflicts. Wealth and great honors are often followed by fall from grace. This is caused by bad luck, rashness, or a nervous breakdown. No external help is to be expected since one has no friends. One must beware of burns and injuries made by bladed weapons. If in the natal chart, Jupiter is stronger than Mars, the danger is significantly offset. Nevertheless, one must remain cautious and avoid risky situations such as hunting or all occupations involving handling firearms and cutting devices. If natal Mercury is on this degree, one is blessed with an excellent memory.
Symbol: An old Frank in battle harness; his hair, kept uncut according to the worriers’ custom, is wound into a topknot from which it fails loose on his nape. He hurls the double axe at his foe.
Here the axe blow of fatal determination is symbolized. Either the native’s character is firm and manly, capable of initiative, certain of his aim and apt to snatch the right moment for action, or he is simply not up to his destiny and, high as his aspirations may be, he will shirk or rush through, give up before trying his luck, or waver, foam with rage or let things take care of themselves with a swaggering nonchalance for which there is not the slightest foundation.
Prophetic foresight is a feature, which may lead the native to try his luck at hazardous games or ruinous arbitrage.
Hasty, impulsive and erratic yet filled with remorse as he views the sorrow his actions have caused.
Music, patriotic, hairdresser; art; medical fields; insanity; quick wit, usually positive in his thinking; impulsive and enthusiastic, yet able to concentrate; aim is lofty; appendicitis; Achilles heel of left foot.
Quick wit, usually positive in his thinking. Impulsive and enthusiastic, yet able to concentrate. Aim is lofty.
Symbol: A worrior in helmet drawing a long bow which the fletch is duly set.
This symbol is capable of two renderings, the first of which points to a strong character, a set purpose a lofty aim and is some particular sense the gift of prophecy and knowledge of future events. On the other hand, there is the weakness which depends on the hazard of life, the carelessness or indifference which arises from lack of interest and finds expression in vanity and self-inflation. At its best it signifies the higher indifference which affects the mind secure of its achievements, in the worst case it denotes improvidence and carelessness, a life set upon a hazard. It is a degree of SEECULATION.
Symbol: A heap of broken arms and military trappings lying in a muddy pool.
Denotes one who will know the poverty of aggression and who will suffer from the effects of his actions and intentions. He will understand that what is gained by force may become a curse instead of a blessing, and why the so-called glories of ancient Rome became so many daggers at her throat when the results of her deeds brought her to earth. Let the native prove his power in a greater way than by contention. Let him clear his mind and control himself if he can. It is a symbol of Militancy.