Degree: Pisces 25 – 26
A soldier wearing a coat of mail and holding a spear protects himself behind a large shield while another soldier catches a sentry who is sleeping. Serious, courageous, and fair character endowed with a vivid imagination and literary talents. One can achieve success in careers related to education, law, or publishing. This degree indicates that law prevails over force, and that intelligence can defeat sheer might.
Symbol: Judith beheads sleeping Olophemes (Judith, 13-15).
Give me a cup, give me a stab, as in times past
In his immortal poem Alcaeus asked;
The stab he meant the tyrants’ hearts to pierce,
The cup to drink and frolic on their hearse.
-Carducci, Giambi ed Epodi, 17
Unless provided with strongly opposing aspects elsewhere, the native will be a revolutionist, a tribune, a tyranicide. The woman native may turn a heroine, or a female gangster as well, as the rest of the nativity will have it. A man, the native ought to be on the lookout against the ambushes of the weak and of the weaker sex as well, as he can expect only trouble from that quarter.
Fearless and wary, strong and warlike, clear-sighted and a good organizer, he may tread safely his victorious path, as his friends’ affection and his dependents’ devotion will protect him from his great foes. Against the little traitor, or traitors, he is defenseless, a thing he ought to keep in mind in order not to let wine or love turn his head, or the dope of power let his watchfulness slumber.
His downfall will spell ruin to the structure he had built and swayed.
Keen intuitions, lover of travel which is not without danger. Clever, inventive, practical.
Tyrannical disposition; panting; usually denotes one who is fearless or headstrong; not a good degree unless the person can overcome erratic inclinations; gout; neurasthenia; cancer; nerves of lower foot.
Usually denotes one who is fearless or headstrong. Not a good degree unless native can overcome erratic inclinations.
Symbol: A man in armor, fully equipped and bearing a shield.
This indicates one who will walk through life warily, but with that assurance which is the result of being forearmed against danger. While cautious and circumspect, he will evince a brave and dauntless spirit, and with the double equipment of caution in defense and courage in attack, he will surmount the machinations of his enemies and break down all opposition. Such an one will be faithful in his dealings and just to his fellows, so that he will abide in. safety, defended at a11 points by the goodwill or his friends and the faith of his associates. It is a degree of SECURITY.
Symbol: A dowser, with a wand of hazel in his hands, finding water on barren lands.
Denotes one who will be blessed with natural gifts of a very high order. He will be very fortunate in his undertakings, benevolent, and beneficial to the people. He is a searcher and a seeker, is rather conservative, and does not easily accept reforms and changes. It is a symbol of Discovery.