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Astrological Insights from Spiritual Astrology...John C. Lewis, Civil Rights Activist & American Politician
The 2nd Decanate of Pisces — Prometheus Defies Convention (Pisces/Cancer)
He Who Sacrifices His Own Desires for the Welfare of Others Draws Down the Divine Fire from Heaven and With It Kindles the Highest Potencies of His Own Soul.
To shed light on the spiritual essence of this decanate, Zain refers to the story of the Greek maiden Andromeda who was chained to a wave-washed rock as a sacrifice for her mother's transgressions against the Greek God, Neptune. Andromeda was innocent and did not choose to be sacrificed. Throughout human history innocence has never been as a protection from the perils of social, political or physical head winds. Andromeda's sacrifice, innocent and compelled, epitomizes the highest expression of the decanate, “the noblest of all mankind who suffer persecution and imprisonment that the rest of humanity may prosper.”
“Progress is thus always gained only through conflict. In fact, progress consists of overcoming obstacles. And where human customs and human ideas are concerned the obstacles which cause the most acute conflict are prejudice and self interest.” — CSVII, Spiritual Astrology
We don't know the exact time or location of John Lewis' birth. For that reason, we must exercise caution when drawing conclusions about his chart. However, Mercury is in the second decanate of Pisces and is sextile Uranus in Taurus, signifying a persistent, peaceful, revolutionary advocating change through measured, nonviolent protest. From the moment he took a stand for freedom and equality on Bloody Sunday at the Edmund Pettus Bridge—though he was bloodied, beaten, and jailed—he became known as a symbol of power that results from calmly and fearlessly standing up to injustice. His life completely and fully represents his admonition to those who come after him, “Speak up, speak out, get in the way. Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America.”
For greater insight into the decanates of spiritual astrology, click here for more about Pisces and the decanate of Self Sacrifice in Course VII or here for “The Last Eighteen Decanates Analyzed” in Course X-1.
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Pisces: The 12th Sign of the Zodiac
February 20 thru March 21
“Love is the Tree of Life, and its Fruit is Universal Brotherhood.”
The Eternal Tie That Binds
”The knot uniting the two Fish represents the Ego which is common to both souls. It is the eternal spark of Deity by which they are energized. Thus, the two souls and their Ego form a distinct system, which when so organized becomes a true spiritual cell in the cosmic body. Such a soulmate system, or spiritual cell, has a distinctive form on the inner planes; and when made permanent is commonly referred to as an angel. It then no longer belongs to four-dimensional existence, but by virtue of its new capabilities is typical of the truly spiritual, or five-dimensional plane.
“The two souls comprising the angel they form do not lose their identity; no more so than Venus and Mars lose their identity because they both belong to the solar system. Liberty of action on the part of each soul is still retained; but before they are thus permanently united in a single five-dimensional formâ€”as the two Fish with their ribbon have a single form and yet each has wide liberty of actionâ€”they must have come into a realization of their Cosmic work.”
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Carefully examined and comprehended, Astrological Archetypes of the Signs, Planets, Houses, and Aspects emerge as an exceptionally efficient and effective tool for self-discovery. They prove invaluable for understanding, categorizing, and intentionally navigating the realms of thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and events of life. Meditating on them becomes a powerful key for unlocking doors that lead to greater happiness, success, spirituality, peace, and understanding.
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Pisces is a Dual Sign with Two Components of Energy —Jupiter and Neptune
Harmonizing Jupiter's Discordant Religious Urges
For use at times of poor judgment, over optimism or personal conceit.
Constructive Religious Urges express as Benevolence, good will, and charity towards opinions of others.
“O Thou Eternal Spirit, in Whom I live, move, breathe and have my Being! Bring to me the realization that my intellectual powers are meant for use. Let me appraise life fully and analyze completely, with sound judgment and good sense the experiences the environment brings to me. Inspire me to take pleasure in being an efficient thinking member of the Universal Order. — So Shall It Be.”
Harmonizing Neptune's Discordant Utopian Urges
For use at times when we tend to be vague, negatively imaginative, and unduly sensitive.
Constructive Utopian Urges express as Idealism and in the practical expression of the plans and schemes the imagination can picture
“O Thou Eternal Spirit, in Whom I live, move, breathe and have my Being! Aid me to attain calmness when emotion would threaten my poise. Aid me to be reasonable when I would feel hurt and unreasonable. Aid me to know that others will give love to me only as I radiate love to them. Inspire me to face reality courageously, confidently and calmly. — So Shall It Be.
In Elbert Benjamine's classic series, he explains the astrological significance of the sign Pisces and its relationship to Arcanum XII, The Martyr tarot card.
“Remember, then, son of earth, that sacrifice is a divine law from which none is exempt; but expect any ingratitude from men. Always hold thy soul in readiness to render its account to the eternal. If Arcanum XII should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, a violent death will spread its snares upon the way. But if the world attempts thy earthly life do not die without accepting with resignation this decree of God, and pardon thy cruelest enemies; for whosoever does not forgive here below will be condemned in the next life to eternal solitude.”
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Why Astrology and the Tarot are so important to understanding Traditional Knowledge
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And this seems the proper place to point out that the unwritten kabala, like the written kabala, is set forth in symbolical language, with purposeful blinds and subterfuges to confuse the uninitiated; so that of the few who undoubtedly exist at the present day who have received it, most remain in as much ignorance of its true interpretation as the majority of students do after studying the more accessible written kabala. This unwritten kabala has been transmitted only through certain secret schools. Those receiving it well merit what is given to them. They are left to their own devices in the matter of interpretation. And because the real keys to its interpretationÃ³astrology and the tarotÃ³have been largely ignored, or distorted, they have floundered sadly in arriving at its meaning. Whether written or unwritten, the kabala is a philosophy correlated to esoteric astrology as exemplified by the tarot; and it can only be comprehended fully by those who perceive the true relation between astrological energies and their pictured tarot exemplification.
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Nature manifests through Diversity.
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Fear of the unknown and that which is different from self manifests throughout nature.
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