Symbols of the Degrees of the Zodiac


Degree Wheeler Charubel Borelli Kozminsky
0-1 An old adobe mission in California. A man standing at the junction of cross roads, not knowing which way to go. A man lying upon a sheaf of corn, asleep, with viands at his side. A human head in a mass of clouds, which are rose-tinted by the rising Sun.
1-2 An unexpected thunderstorm. The trunk of a large tree covered with moss, and a hollow. A book on which stand a compass and an hour glass. A large mulberry tree laden with fruit, around which are many birds.
2-3 A deserter from the Navy. A warrior in bright armor with drawn sword, pursuing a savage multitude. A man walking with bended head, leaning upon a staff. A white-haired man, holding a cross before him, walking over a mosaic pavement.
3-4 A Hindu yogi demonstrates his healing powers. The letter T or Tau. An officer arrayed much like a Chinese mandarin in an official robe of purple and gold and blue. A beautiful fountain throwing upwards delicate rays of yellow-tinted water, a jeweled crown showing in the mists.
4-5 A council of ancestors is seen implementing the efforts of a young leader. A cherry tree in full blossom. A woman nude, looking at her reflection in a pool of water. A nautilus shell being driven, on the sea, before the winds towards a rocky shore.
5-6 A masked figure performs ritualistic acts in a mystery play. Two bulls fighting. An archer drawing a long bow. A lady raising her white-gloved hand to receive a jeweled crown surrounded by a strange light which is floating towards her.
6-7 A child is seen being born out of an egg. A crown and scepter. A target pierced by a rapier. A naked foot bleeding; above, a burning lamp.
7-8 Beautifully gowned wax figures on display. An astrological chart in square form. A lion standing in the open arena. A soldier endeavoring to escape from a prison cell through a barred window.
8-9 A flag is seen turning into an eagle. A farmer's horse and cart with man driving. A large rock rent by a flash of lightning. A large, bright, military shield lying on a mountain, from which stream rays reflecting shafts of brilliant light.
9-10 A man who had for a time become the embodiment of a popular ideal is made to realize that as a person he is not this ideal. A ruin consisting of the remains of an ancient massive wall, with an archway therein. A head and a hand separated from a body. A woman, blind and in chains, in a magnificent and brilliantly lighted room.
10-11 During a silent hour, a man receives a new inspiration which may change his life. A monster rocket exploding in mid-air above a crowd. Two bulls fighting on the edge of a precipice. Flowers twined round a scepter.
11-12 On a vast staircase stand people of different types, graduated upward. A sexton digging a grave. A lion raging against the bars of its cage. A beautiful woman tending a dove with injured wing. On a table a manuscript, a bundle of letters, and an open book.
12-13 A barometer. A tastefully furnished room, with a large wax candle on a round table in center. A cavalier fully armed. A veiled figure, seated on a rock, pointing to a radiated human eye in mid-air.
13-14 A train entering a tunnel. An oval-shaped mirror. A broken bridge spanning a rapid stream. Man writing, with a quill pen in each hand, in front of him a flickering oil-lamp. His face betrays anxiety.
14-15 Two lovebirds sitting on a fence and singing happily. A beacon light on a high rock. A ship in full sail upon a sunlit sea. A woman seated on an anchor, a rudder in her hand and an opened book at her feet.
15-16 A businessman at his desk. A vessel rolling in the trough of a rough sea. A smith's forge and bellows. A ship running before the wind with bare poles. The sea, black and angry, is illumined by a ray of moonlight which shines through a break in the heavy clouds.
16-17 A watchdog stands guard, protecting his master and his possessions. A naked man, having a serpent coiled around the lower part of the body. A man lying prone upon a bed of sickness. A crab on an inverted triangle, above which are two hands tugging at a laurel wreath.
17-18 A man's secret motives are being publicly unmasked. A man on crutches. An old woman seated on a stool with a hooded cloak wrapped closely round her. A lion running along a dreary and barren field at the end of which is a V-shaped road. On the one side are hunters armed, on the other a rocky entrance leads to sunlit lawns.
18-19 A forest fire is being subdued by the use of water, chemicals and sheer muscular energy. A man seated at a desk with account books before him. He has dark hair, projecting eyebrows, receding forehead, keen dark eyes. A boat upon the sea to which a submerged man is clinging for support. Setting sun shining on a waterfall, giving it the appearance of golden water.
19-20 A large white dove bearing a message. A man playing a violin. A great tortoise. A quaint old chest standing in an old hall, a large key on the floor before it. Around are pieces of armor and old instruments of music. On the top of the chest is a dog asleep.
20-21 A disappointed and disillusioned woman courageously faces a seemingly empty life. A man in monkish dress, with long hair and flowing beard. A man lying wounded or sick upon the ground. A man with chains on his wrists appealing to a crowd of people.
21-22 A rug is placed on the floor of a nursery to allow children to play in comfort and warmth. A lady with rounded features; fair skin, hair between auburn and brown, deep blue eyes; she is busy at her toilet. A raging bull stamping upon the body of a dog. A number of men saving volumes of books from the flames which are enveloping a library building.
22-23 A big bear sitting down and waving its paws. Three men in a boat, two on one side, one on the other. A beaver at work upon a tree overhanging a gorge. A musician playing a curious instrument of the organ type. In the foreground a large St. Andrew’s cross, one limb of a dark, cloudy substance, the other white.
23-24 A man, having overcome his passions, teaches deep wisdom in terms of his experience. A man with arms folded, unmindful of danger; behind him an assassin with dagger about to stab him. A bent stalk bearing a full ear of corn. A woman neatly attired, with her hand on a tomb, looking sorrowfully on a flower-covered grave.
24-25 A butterfly with the right wing more perfectly formed. An old-fashioned wodden pump; a man in rustic garb at the handle, pumping for a crowd with vessels reaching forward for them to be filled. A dark face wearing an expression of fierce anger, and across the forehead a red band of blood. A victor in a duel with a look of agony breaking his sword over his knee.
25-26 A garage man testing a car's battery with a hydrometer. There is no symbol for this degree. A degree of mystery. It is allied to the fourth dimensional space. A man walking blindfold towards the opening of a deep pit. Three fires blazing above three triangular hills, a cross sword floating in air above.
26-27 An ancient pottery bowl with fresh violets. A Standard-bearer. A stale mansion surrounded by trees in an expanse of pasture land. A man, of strong build locking securities in a great iron safe in the turret-room of an old castle.
27-28 A tree felled and sawed to ensure a supply of wood for the winter. A neat little thatched cottage in an Alpine valley. A cup, a pack of playing cards, dice. A spire on top of a pyramid, at the base of which is a horse with a manuscript in his mouth.
28-29 A butterfly emerging from a chrysalis. A man with open breast, showing enlarged heart overflowing with blood. Two crossed swords surrounded by a wreath of laurels. Forked lightning surrounded by stars amidst storm-clouds.
29-30 Deeply rooted in the past of a very ancient culture, a spiritual brotherhood in which many individual minds are merged into the glowing light of a unanimous consciousness is revealed to one who has emerged successfully from his metamorphosis. A man reclining on a rustic seat beneath a shady tree; a ray of sunshine has fallen on him. A scepter surrounded by a crown. Wavy rays of light, in shape like a huge wheel, reflecting on a blue evening sky.

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