The Span of Illusiveness – The 1st Hemisphere of Capricorn
Earth Element – Cardinal
The formula is: sustaining-critical-efficient-specializing-physical-sensitive.
Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:
Capricorn 2° Three stained-glass windows, one damaged by bombardment
This is a symbol of man’s illimitable capacity for memorializing his experience by the record he leaves in history, and of the necessity that he protect his handiwork from the superficial destructiveness of a life without vision or pride. Implicit in the negative symbolism is the irrevocable narrowing of all things to their point of greatest personal significance, and the responsibility of the individual for exalting whatever he may draw to pertinence in his own case.
The keyword is COMMEMORATION.
When positive, the degree is effective self-dramatization in some vital service to human affairs, and when negative, overconservatism and unwarranted fearfulness.
Jump In The Line ~ Shake Senora ~ BeetleJuice
“’Crazy’ is a term of art; ‘Insane’ is a term of law. Remember that, and you will save yourself a lot of trouble.” Hunter S. Thompson
If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It
Ah! The generation first introduced to crazy glue, or super glue! We were in awe! There was nothing we couldn’t stick together. Duct tape, move aside! But we soon learned it came with its own inherent problem: It stuck everything to everything! We ended up attaching a lot of really wrong things together with it! Oops! Reminds me of Zeus’s anger when Prometheus stole fire and gave it to man. Punishment followed! Pandora’s Box! Not to mention his ever-regenerating heart (or liver, depending on your source) being pecked at and eaten by an eagle! Anyway, in either case—fire-giver or crazy glue–solutions had to be found. Now that we had the stuff, we had to figure out how to use it wisely. We needed to learn to think before gluing things together. Talk about crazy! That’s what Prometheus is about: Forethought and crafty counsel!
When Lightning Strikes
So, two wrongs don’t make a right, but three rights make a left. Try it and see. The first part we all learned in childhood, i.e., that two wrongs don’t make a right. The second part, however, usually arrived via a witty friend along the way: “But three rights do make a left!” That put a fun spin on things. Why not just turn left when all the things you’re trying aren’t going “right”? Hmmm… Is it time to make like a banana and split or make like a tree and leave? Is it time to exit stage left? Or is it time to up your game? Keep on pushing? Is it that winners never lose and losers never win? Give up? Give in? Start over? Try again? Good luck with whatever you choose to do. Or, you can take a number and have a seat. The Witch Doctor is currently with a patient—Betelgeuse, I believe—and, yes, the waiting room is packed.
But I have things to do, people to meet, contracts to sign!
Okay, slow down. There is another way. All is not lost. It’s not as hopeless as you may think. Here are some rules first, though. Let’s assume you’ve taken to heart the idea of forethought, not rushing into things. Back to the superglue… There are two things that help remove super glue—time and acetone. You heard me right, Time and Acetone. Time is the natural way, assuming we’re talking about skin-on-skin issues. Nature has her way of growth and decay—grasping and releasing. These flames will die down soon enough. Then there’s acetone, the man-made way of forcing a release, but please be wise where you apply it. It does take the hide off, if you know what I mean. And never, never, never mix with fire! Skin only! Whew! That was close! And, there is one other option…
I’ll take what’s behind door number three, please.
“Somewhere in the middle between waiting and acetone is simple soap and water. Wash the area with dish or hand soap four or five times over the course of an hour, and you’ll feel it loosening. Another option is applying hand lotion over the spot, then wiping it away and washing your hands. In both cases, I think it’s more a matter of helping your skin shed its top layer than the product doing anything to the actual super glue, but it does help.” Source
Coming clean with yourself? I like this advice! It works so well with today’s Septenary of Commemoration. Attachment to self in such a way that we’re getting a clearer picture of our own truth. Self-communication. Coming clean with self! Destroying the “clever counsel”, the misuse of our fire, learning from our mistakes, and being able to see why this skin got stuck to this skin in the first place.
“We’re all a little crazy.” Namaste ~ Saijin
Image: Lightning Strike Person
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