Symbols of the Degrees of the Zodiac


Degree Wheeler Charubel Belloni Kozminsky
0-1 Blood rushes to a man's head as his vital energies are mobilized under the spur of ambition. An obelisk. There stands a lion upon an elevation looking towards the sun. A king stepping from his carriage receiving a document from a group of citizens.
1-2 An epidemic of mumps. A rostrum. A pennant or streamer, such as is used by mariners to indicate the course of the wind. A roll of papers having dropped from the hand of a dying scholar is eagerly caught up by eminent professor on whose face there is a look of triumph.
2-3 A middle-aged woman, her long hair flowing over her shoulders and in a braless youthful garment. A veiled statue. A wave-line of nebulous light, obscured by a cloud in the midst. A huge human head. From the left eye emanates a ray of black vapor, from the right a ray of yellow, and from the center of the forehead a ray of white.
3-4 A formally dressed elderly man stands near trophies he brought back from a hunting expedition. A carrier's waggon: one of those with the tarpaulin overhead. A cat upon the watch for prey. An ambassador leaving the presence of a prince who is smiling significantly to his chancellor.
4-5 Rock formations tower over a deep canyon. Something like a forge beneath the surface of the earth. A number of men are working in an almost nude state, owing to the heat. It proves to be an engine room belonging to a large steamer. A snake coiled around a tree, its head raised ready to strike. A lawyer placing a document before a client, who signs it. His eyes are bandaged.
5-6 A conservative, old-fashioned lady is confronted by a "hippie" girl.
A large ball of fire flying through the air. Two crossed swords above a gauntlet, forming an escutcheon. A lion crouching in a jungle with a large bird of the eagle type in his mouth.
6-7 The constellations of stars shine brilliantly in the night sky. A pyramidal figure with a Maltese cross at the top, or rather on the apex. A sceptre, on the crest of which shines a diamond like a magnificent star. A book, on which is a crown, resting on a golden throne.
7-8 A communist activist spreading his revolutionary ideals. A hedgehog. An aureole of clouds, in the midst of which appears a triangle of flame, and an eye within the triangle. Two lovers walking in a forest glade. Before them are two doves and a brilliantly colored butterfly
8-9 Glass blowers shape beautiful vases with their controlled breathing. A bomb exploding in mid-air. A fine chateau, with gardens and terraces. In the foreground a peacock in full feather struts leisurely. A lady, elegantly dressed and bedecked with many jewels, standing before a mirror.
9-10 Early morning dew sparkles as sunlight floods the field. A shovel suspended in mid-air. An oak tree broken by the wind, and beneath is the skeleton of some dead creature. A soldier rescuing a wounded comrade on a field of battle — a dark, sinister figure rising behind him.
10-11 Children play on a swing hanging from the branches of a huge oak tree. A new Moon, but only the smallest portion of it to be seen in the western sky. A man and woman are seated at a table, whereon viands and wine are lavishly abundant. A troop of old barbarian soldiers carrying off struggling women.
11-12 An evening party of adults on a lawn illumined by fancy lanterns. A sailnig ship on a calm sea. The sails are all unreefed, and the masts are decorated with a profusion of bunting. A fine bull, of a white colour, grazing in the shade of a large tree which stands in a park. A man of martial and distinguished bearing giving alms to the poor.
12-13 An old sea captain rocking himself on the porch of his cottage. The letter Q appears. A jutting rock, upon which some tufts of grass hold a thin, but certain existence. An old oak-tree over which shines the noonday sun in a clear sky.
13-14 A human soul seeking opportunities for outward manifestation. A bubble floating on the water, in which are seen all the colours blending. A broken wheel lies upon the ground, while a horse grazes near by. Two men tossing coins whilst another looks on.
14-15 A pageant, with its spectacular floats, moves along a street crowded with cheering people. A profile of the head and face of a man. His face is long, but inclined to the oval; the eyes are large, but somewhat expressionless; he is clean-shaven, save a very carefully cultivated moustache. A figure like the angel of the Sun (Michael), standing erect, and striking the earth with the point of a dazzling sword. A mass of black rock in the center of which is a large diamond.
15-16 The storm ended, all nature rejoices in brilliant sunshine. A giant amusing himself with a child's doll. A ram standing upon a barren rock, pawing the ground. A pyramid in the midst of a sand waste, with lowering black clouds above it.
16-17 A volunteer church choir singing religious hymns. A wild boar. A man riding a camel with attendants following. An architect standing by a desk with the plans of a building before him.
17-18 A chemist conducts an experiment for his students. The Greek letter Lambda, λ. A bright mirror in which the Sun's rays are reflected. Two gold-miners seated near mining machinery examining a strange metal unknown to modem science, which they have found amongst the quartz.
18-19 A houseboat party. A star surrounded with many rings. A man running in the face of a strong wind, but making little headway. His garments fly in tatters behind him. A giant holding a number of bleeding hearts pierced on his sword.
19-20 Zuni Indians perform a ritual to the sun. A man, like the fabled "Sisyphus," rolling a stone up a hill, but who never gains the top. A crescent moon joined to a shining star. A violin and bow lying on some sheets of music.
20-21 Intoxicated chickens dizzily flap their wings trying to fly. A high mountain having a plateau on the summit. In the centre of the plateau I see one of the ancient magi in the act of performing his matutinal devotions. The lord of the day ascends on the luminous horizon. A human face surmounted by a coiled serpent; a raised hand also appears. A man in the robes of a magician tracing mystic signs on the sands of the seashore in the silence of night.
21-22 A carrier pigeon fulfilling its mission. A man with a long wand with a glass globe on the top. The globe is charged with aromatics. The bearer as he passes along fills the air with sweet odours. A nest of young birds, over which a hawk is seen hovering. A man carrying a bird in a golden cage.
22-23 In a circus the bareback rider displays her dangerous skill. A large undershot water-wheel. A bright, pale star, shining over a clear lake. A trumpet made from a ram’s horn bathed in the sun’s rays.
23-24 Totally concentrated upon inner spiritual attainment, a man is sitting in a state of complete neglect of bodily appearance and cleanliness. A farmhouse between the high mountains. A yard about the house entered by a whaite gate.
A man felling a tree.
An old rusty sword, over which grass is growing, outside a rustic cottage.
24-25 A large camel is seen crossing a vast and forbidding desert. An orange tree loaded with fruit. A reversed triangle upon a red ground. A poet reading his verses to a group of ladies in an old castle garden.
25-26 After the heavy storm, a rainbow. A rock, and men getting large granite stones out of this rock. A thick wood at the back of a field, in which is a man ploughing with an ox. Two hands clasped under a floral crown.
26-27 The luminescence of dawn in the eastern sky. A large stone falling on the head of a man. A dagger. A bleeding hand holding a thorny orange branch on which the fruit is growing.
27-28 Many little birds on a limb of a big tree. A man descending a pit. Two hands linked in a close grip of friendship. A stream of oil falling from mid-air upon the troubled waters beneath.
28-29 A mermaid emerges from the ocean waves ready for rebirth in human form. A number of mathematical instruments on a table, with a large sheet of blank white paper. Two golden circles joined by a blue ribbon tied in a double bow. A man climbing a ladder and helping others who strive behind him. At the top, a veiled figure holds
out to him a wreath of stars.
29-30 An unsealed letter. An old sage, sitting by his midnight lamp, studying some grand problem. A dog in poor condition stands whining and cringing. A ship’s steward carrying a bowl of enchanting white lilies.

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