Symbols of the Degrees of the Zodiac


Degree Wheeler Charubel Borelli Kozminsky
0-1  A crowded sightseeing bus on a city street. A heart. A nomadic warrior, equipped with javelin and firearms. A man, enraged, tearing a book in pieces.
1-2 A delicate bottle of perfume lies broken, releasing its fragrance. A human skull. A great headland over which the Sun is rising. Two men deeply engrossed in a game of chess.h
2-3 A house-raising party in a small village enlists the neighbors' cooperation. A triangle. An old man seated beneath a shady tree, his head bowed in thought. A pilgrim. Blacksmith striking anvil, the impact causing a dazzling flash of bright light.
3-4 A youth carries a lighted candle in a devotional ritual. A double triangle. A lyre, upon the arm of which there hangs a wreath of laurels. Sword maker tempering a sword.
4-5 A massive rocky shore resist the pounding of the sea.
A trefoil.
A storm-swept prairie. An ancient temple from which shoot forth forks of electricity.
5-6 The gold rush tears men away from their native soil. A monster with two faces, like the ancient Janus. A great mound of earth and stones, on the summit of which there is a single flowering shrub. An eagle with a snake in its beak.
6-7 Deep-sea divers. A naked boy, a crown on his head, a sceptre in his hand. A man standing with his left foot upon the shoulder of a spade. A pickaxe lies upon the ground, and in his hand he holds a jewel which reflects the Sun’s rays. A winged horse flying over a fortress.
7-8 A calm lake bathed in moonlight. A comet (like the one in 1882). An archer shooting his arrows towards a flight of birds. A bundle of papers floating down a dark winding river under a starlit sky.
8-9 A dentist at work. A sheaf of corn. A nest of young and unfledged birds lying upon the ground. An ancient Hellenistic warship lying on the seashore.
9-10 A fellowship supper reunites old comrades. A mariner's compass. A man wearing a mask as in a play. A revolving star which throws off many colors and shades of color.
10-11 A drowning man is being rescued. A lamb at a distance from its dam, but looking towards her. A hare seated upon a knoll above its burrow, behind it is the rising Moon. Pretty little flowers growing on an old moss covered wall in an old, green, country lane.
11-12 An official embassy ball. A bull pawing up the earth. A small cottage surrounded by a thicket. A galvanic battery resting on a rusty iron stand.
12-13 An inventor performs a laboratory experiment. A fox sitting on his haunches. A great and lonely tower rising from an eminence of rock. Water bubbling over rocks and flowing into a large river.
13-14 Telephone lineman at work installing new connections. A dove. Two men seated at a table with beakers of wine before them. A lad pouring water into a sieve instead of a large jug, and watching two others fighting.
14-15 Children playing around five mounds of sand. A round temple with pointed roof. A bear sleeping beneath a tree around which is a swarm of bees. A large ship ashore on an ironstone coast, waves dashing over her.
15-16 A girl's face breaking into a smile. A red flame, ascending upward to a great height. A cup or goblet from which rays of ruddy light are emitted. An ancient warrior on his knees, with a cross sword stuck in the ground before him, praying.
16-17 A woman, fecundated by her own spirit, is "great with child." A female in a state of nudity. A battered hulk lying upon the seashore. A dagger, with a jeweled hilt, stuck in a document.
17-18 A path through woods brilliant with multicoloured splendour. A man holding a pair of scales in one hand and a sword in the other. A woman charming snakes, one of which is twined about her neck. A ballet dancer who has just left the stage talking to some men who are flattering her.
18-19 A parrot repeats the conversation he has overheard. A serpent with many heads, all in a circle, with fangs protruding. A stiletto and tavola. A woman, flashily dressed and adorned with rings, bracelets, and numerous glittering jewels, looking with longing eyes in a jeweler’s window.
19-20 A woman draws away two dark curtains closing the entrance to a sacred pathway. Two men fencing with swords. A Sun that is rising upon the ocean water. A handsome boy, climbing up a ladder, looking upwards to the heavens.
20-21 Obeying his conscience, a soldier resists orders. A man in the midst of a lot of children at play. A buffalo standing on an eminence pawing the ground and snorting. A double-headed giant, in his right hand a great club, in his left a tree — roots and foliage.
21-22 Hunters shooting wild ducks. A man holding a fowl by the neck in the act of strangling it. A cataract falling from one rocky ledge to another. A tax-gatherer demanding dues from a poor poet.
22-23 A rabbit metamorphoses into a nature spirit. The moon in her first quarter. A man sowing in the wind. A man blowing bubbles, a ledger at his feet.
23-24 After having heard an inspired individual deliver his "sermon on the mount," crowds are returning home. A woman sitting on a tombstone in
the act of weeping.
A man habited in rough clothes hewing timber close to a log hut. A wearied traveler on a hot, dusty road obtaining a drink of water from a peasant girl.
24-25 An x-ray photograph. A white flag unfurled, with a red Maltese cross on it. A wolf standing on a carcase of a horse. A moneylender counting his gains in front of a safe crowded with valuables.
25-26 American Indians making camp after moving into a new territory. A mole. A man swimming in an angry sea. A pretty little bird standing on the back of a lion singing.
26-27 A military band marches noisily on through the city streets. With this degree ascending at birth, and other testimonies good, the native will prove a very extraordinary person; one destined to take an active part in public life, and one who will exercise a great influence on mankind. A warrior plumed, haranguing a multitude of armed soldiers. A king holding an illuminated sun’s disc on a spearhead, speaking to his ministers.
27-28 The king of the fairies approaching his domain. A tiger crouching ready for a spring on its prey. A rocky eminence out of which is carved a cross in stone. A sailor steering a ship in a rough sea, looking anxiously ahead.
28-29 An Indian squaw pleading to the chief for the lives of her children. A man with a bow and arrow in the act of taking aim at some object in the distance. A man seated at a table holding a pen. Before him are some pebbles on a sheet of paper. A university professor lecturing to his students.
29-30 Children in Halloween costumes indulge in various pranks. A man in full armor, with helmet on head and spear in hand. A woman in trailing robes waving a wand around which is coiled a serpent. A hand coming out from the heavens holding a pair of perfectly balanced scales, the star Venus glittering beneath.

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