The Span of Illusiveness – The 1st Hemisphere of Capricorn
Earth Element – Cardinal
The formula is: sustaining-critical-efficient-specializing-social-inspired.
Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:
Capricorn 10° An albatross feeding from the hand
This is a symbol of man’s basic self-justification on the practical or commonplace side, and of his complete dependence on the co-operation of the world at large for any actuality of personal experience. He must ever take the initiative in meeting the needs of others if he is to expect them to stir appreciably and similarly in his own behalf. If he reaps in life he must sow abundantly, and he establishes himself as he expends himself and thereby encourages his fellows to do the same.
The keyword is NURTURE.
When positive, the degree is unusual success in dramatizing the potentialities of human nature and its ramifying achievements, and when negative, overconcern with side issues.
Vanessa’s Song ~ The Little Mermaid
“Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.” Thomas Browne
What’s the Scuttlebutt?
Did any of you get coal in your stockings for Christmas? I’m asking seriously. No? Hmmm…. Did you deserve to get coal? Um, I see. Brings this scripture to mind:
Matthew 7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
So then, what’s all the scuttlebutt about?
Scuttlebutt, the Water Cooler Talk of 19th Century Seafarers (Merriam-Webster def.)
When office workers catch up on the latest scuttlebutt around the water cooler, they are continuing a long-standing tradition that probably also occurred on the sailing ships of yore. .. In time, the term for the water source was also applied to the gossip and rumors generated around it, and the latest chatter has been called “scuttlebutt” ever since.
Then, just watch what happens next! Rumors are like that–everyone rushing in at once to add in or take away their two cents’ worth. My, we are all such a motley crew! But in the heart of hearts, what’s not to love! We are all so very human. In our hearts we all cherish those we’ve been given to love in this life–beyond any imperfections displayed at times. We are endowed with the gift of the Divine to see beneath the rough to the diamond. Flaws and all, we bring miracles to life because, at the end of all the fuss and feathers, we have the sense to follow our hearts.
So, let’s take a peek at what’s really shining through today on NURTURE:
Visualize: MANDATE – A man shouting from the rooftops! (What would he be shouting?)
Objectify: RITUALIZATION – A kiss beneath the mistletoe! (Oh my! With whom, might I ask!)
Synchronize: RECOVERY – Radiant sunbeams break through a dark, cloudy sky! (Silver linings?!)
Actualize: RESPONSIVENESS – Look into the face of innocence. (Quick! Find a mirror!)
Some of the motley crew are about to witness first-hand just how quickly destiny can change when the heart is beating true. It just wouldn’t be right to tell their story’s ending, but here’s a hint: You do believe in magic, don’t you?
My grandson asked his mom, “Mom, is this magic?” His mom answered, “Everything is magic. You’re going to have to be more specific.”
So, you see this story is far from ending. In fact, it’s just about to start all over again. T-1 and Counting to the New Year!
“Swallowed hook, line and sinker.” Saijin
Image source: Coal Scuttle
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