Symbols of the Degrees of the Zodiac


Degree Wheeler Charubel Belloni Kozminsky
0-1 A glass-bottomed boat reveals undersea wonders. A white oval figure on a very black background. The background contains no forms or shapes of any kind. Two yellow flowers growing beneath the shade of a luxuriant tree. Two Ionic columns adorned with globes — a burst of flame issuing out of clouds behind
1-2 Santa Claus furtively filling stockings hanging in front of fireplace. A narrow vista of considerable extent, resembling a square tube, the interior of which is luminous, rendered so by some means I do not understand. A man scaling a wall by means of a rope ladder. In his teeth he holds a sword, and in his right hand a firearm. A military officer seated on a heap of arms studying a map which he holds in his hands.
2-3 The garden of the Tuileries in Paris. A tremendous Corinthian pillar, with a large amount of earth, buildings and rocky ramparts resting on it, and which appears to be the only support of the massives superstructure. A troubadour stands with one foot upon the ledge of a rock, his instrument slung at his side; he is listening to the music of a cascade which falls at his feet. A composer standing before a large organ, with a scroll of music in his hand.
3-4 Holly and mistletoe reawaken old memories of Christmas. A profile, with only one eye in view. A man dressed like a Minister of State, of venerable and kindly aspect. A human face, the expression calm and serene, a silvery triangle pointing upwards below, a dark square above.
4-5 A revolutionary magazine asking for action. A person of good proportions; fine darks eyes with arched eyebrows. Two men standing in a wood in the act of fighting a duel. Between them lies a rich purple and gold vesture and a casket of jewels. Little children playing near an old wrecked ship on the seashore.
5-6 Workmen drilling for oil.
A promiscuous lot of creatures, consisting of cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry. A woman stands holding a book in one hand and a pair of scales in the other. An analytical chemist holding up to the light a test-tube in which is a dull green liquid.
6-7 A well with bucket and rope under the shade of majestic trees. There is NOTHING connected with this degree. A blank. A peaceful valley; a lake on which a swan is floating. A white ship with sails set on a peaceful ocean, over which the full moon is throwing a silvery light.
7-8 Aroused strikers surround a factory. A large office, and a man sitting at a desk, writing in a large book resembling a ledger. A house on fire at night-time. A winged horse in mid-air with the Sun above its head.
8-9 A quiver filled with arrows. A labyrinth, situated in the heavens, and a fine silver thread suspended from it to the earth. The figure of a woman holding a globe in one hand and a sceptre in the other. A hand holding a document on which is a crown and royal seal.
9-10 An airplane performing a nose dive. A monster plant of the gourd tribe, arising spontaneously from beneath the soil; growth is in the act of taking place before my vision. A woman of pleasing appearance stands offering a glass of some fluid to a child. A hospital nurse whose face expresses sympathy and sacrifice, tending a sick man.
10-11 Newly opened lands offer the pioneer new opportunities for experience. A triangle, whose base-line is three-fourths the length of one of its sides, having a small circular figure at the extremity of each of the angles. A group of vagrants or gipsies, seated round a cauldron, in which food is preparing. Interior of a stock exchange, a number of men shouting, jostling each other, and holding up papers.
11-12 A negro girl fights for her independence in the city. Two men turning a handle of a crane from the jib of which a large chain is suspended, attached by a hook to a large stone. A young laurel tree, broken by the wind and withered. An accountant puzzling over a ledger, which he is struggling to balance.
12-13 A famous pianist giving a concert performance. Stairs, or large step-ladder, with a landing, and a hand rail at the top, which leads to nowhere. Two wolves are devouring a carcase in the moonlight. Two men playing at cards, a man standing behind one player making signs to his opponent.
13-14 Bridging physical space and social distinctions, two men communicate telepathically. I see a number of quadrangular figures, consisting of straight lines forming an oblong square, with two triangles on the top. It appears to assume the form of a cube. A man in a mask stands beneath the shadow of a tree at night. At his feet there is a dead cow. A man in a forest handing to another an open box full of jewels which he has just stolen from an adjacent castle.
14-15 Two Dutch children talking to each other, exchanging their knowledge. A dark and sombre curtain hanging form a horizontal pole which covers the mouth of a dark cavern in a rock. A woman holding a bundle of faggots, her hair loose and disordered by the wind. She wanders in search of something. A wounded soldier drawing an arrow from his arm. A dog is howling near-by.
15-16 A woman activist in an emotional speech dramatizing her cause. A rapid inland stream which might be called a narrow river. A man sitting upon his heels and breaking stones with a hammer. A sword lying shattered before a cross of stone.
16-17 The head of a robust youth changes into that of a mature thinker. A man on the roof of a building putting slates on it; and another carrying the slates up a long ladder. A broken pitcher lying upon the ground with spilled fruit around it. A blind giant in full armor hitting out wildly with a huge battle-axe at nothing.
17-18 Two Chinese men converse in their native tongue in an American city. The number 6 rules this degree. A flying arrow. An eagle wounded in flight swoops to a mountain ridge, where a brood of young ones rise from the drops of blood.
18-19 A large archaic volume reveals a traditional wisdom. An empty space. A woman stands in an attitude of dejection and covers her otherwise naked breast with the hair of her head. A mountaineer, climbing in the darkness in a violent storm which has blown away his cloak and hat, saved from falling down a precipice by a flash of lightning.
19-20 A modern cafeteria displays an abundance of food, products of various regions. A red tree covered with golden fruit. Two men, well clad, are standing together, the one holding a white horse by the bridle. A drunken reveler holding a skull in his hands.
20-21 A tumultuous labour demonstration. A traveller struggling onward in the midst of terrible snow-storm. He pushes forward in the hope of finding refuge, but the storm thickens, it grows darker and darker. The brave man is lost in the darkness. A youth is seen throwing coins into a cup as if in play. An old man in graveyard, standing under a cypress-tree, watching a form rising from a tomb.
21-22 Dancing couples in a harvest festival. I see the Sun rising in his brightness. It is on the horizon, but all the other part of the sky is covered with dark clouds, over which hang the shades of a lingering night. A young woman lying beneath a tree, throwing food to the birds which gather around her. A heap of stones over which ivy is growing.
22-23 Three fledglings in a nest high in a tree. A man standing on a lonely plain, weeping. An old oak, without leaf or bark, splintered by the storms through which it has passed, stands alone upon a desolate moorland. A triangular-shaped hill. On one side the sun is shining on pleasant paths and beautiful foliage — the other side is dark and gloomy.
23-24 Children skating over a frozen village pond. A deer. Several sparrows are collected together, chattering and pluming themselves in the dust. A beautiful woman giving bread to a crowd of starving people. From behind her, showing dimly through a haze of white light, is a high Intelligence placing a crown of a bright strange metal on her head.
24-25 A gardener trimming large palm trees. A balloon. An old book lying open upon a table, and beside it a burning lamp. A hand issuing from the heavens holding a great scroll on which is shining a pentagram.
25-26 Frost-covered trees against winter skies. A spacious room filled with expensive furniture, among which several mirrors are to be seen. A market place, in which several young men are in dispute, and asserting their respective opinions by the free use of cudgels. A broken trident falling into the sea.
26-27 A gypsy emerging from the forest wherein her tribe is encamped. A large room, on the ceiling of which is a gilded star. A young man of dishevelled appearance sitting upon a barren rock by the sea, weeping. A man seated at a table, gloomily looking at a violin with broken strings before him.
27-28 Through bankruptcy, society gives to an overburdened individual the opportunity to begin again. A baronial mansion with spacious park abounding with gigantic trees. A large and well cultivated tract of land. A number of workmen building a railway track through barren country.
28-29 The first mockingbird of spring. A man flogging a body with  horse whip. A gloomy sky filled with scudding clouds. A flight of black birds are struggling against the wind. A child blowing a steel glove from a cube of stone.
29-30 A parade of bathing beauties before large beach crowds. An execution. A wolf following a sheep along a secluded pathway. A maiden bound to a stake smiling at an angel. Near-by lie three dead bats.

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