The Span of Illusiveness – The 1st Hemisphere of Capricorn
Earth Element – Cardinal
The formula is: sustaining-critical-efficient-specializing-spiritual-experimental.
Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:
Capricorn 11° A large group of pheasants
This is a symbol of the social ritualization by which man’s everyday personality is able to maintain and refine its particular characteristics, and of the common expression of self through which life endows each individual with his fundamental inner certainty and his convenient outer reality. Here is an emphasis on the reduplications and multiplications of every facet of existence, so that the continuous variations come to dramatize an infinite potential inherent in the whole.
The keyword is ILLIMITABILITY.
When positive, the degree is a tireless pursuit of every personal aspiration, and when negative, egotistic satisfaction in matching the mediocrity of others.
This is the Moment ~ Robert Cuccioli
Quick Change Artist
You are a jigsaw puzzle. Begin by finding your corners. Now find the straight edges. Sort those. Make the frame. Now sort by hue and composition. Work out the male/female connections on the inside. Arrange groupings near like-composed edges. Experiment until everything fits in just right.
Turn to the Right! No! Your Other Right!
Got it together now? Whaddya think? Like what you see? My God! Who is that staring back? Grab your paintbrush! Apply another layer of oils. Let it dry. Break into pieces, Humpty Dumpty, and put yourself together again. Many of the masters had hidden paintings beneath… Just be aware of what you are covering up and why. Why you don’t ever want to look back and see that again. Good! Now, proceed forward.
Who? You Talkin’ to Me?
And now your reflection is talking to you. Good! We’re making progress! You’ve got until the stroke of midnight to respond. Lead, follow or get out of soul’s way. Change is upon you whether that will happen willingly and with cooperation or without and with resistance. You can kick and scream the whole way, if that’s what you choose to do with your time and space. Your life. Your choice. But, regardless, change is here!
Fine! Alright then! I hereby resolve to ….
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 …
“The person who knows ‘how’ will always have a job. The person who knows ‘why’ will always be his boss.” Anonymous
My work is done here. Moving along….
“I AM—my moment is NOW!” Saijin
Image source: Jigsaw Puzzle ~ Retrato de Ambroise Vollard
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*All of my works are based on Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, 1953 First Edition, The Sabian Publishing Society, New York; printed in the United States of America by the Roberts Studio Press, Arden, Delaware.
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