Cancer 16° (July 6)
Monday. It’s pretty much smooth sailing today, or should be. As I’ve been illustrating these past several months, I have no idea where that sentence was meant to go. I am trying to be super strong right now and not give into thoughts or behavior that will derail me. It is actually better to step away than it would be to try and force any issues. My soul yearns, but then again it always has. I can’t imagine being in a better place than I am this year ahead to write a book so I have zero excuse to be grousing over any of it. Fairly soon I’ll be in a position where my days can end fairly early and I can have a rather easy time. The trick is to make hay while the sun shines and not get derailed, which isn’t easy I can tell you that much. I’m going to spend just a couple more days getting ducks in row, and anywhere, there are a thousand things to do. My dream life has been off the charts (like off the charts) vivid and amazing, and I think I’m more addicted to dreaming than I am to anything else, so I don’t mind making sacrifices, really, in the process. We will figure this all out as we go along. Anyway I’m back in the astrological saddle:
Leo Man review…
- Golden boy, gleaming figure, great charisma, like king, word is playground for satisfying desires which are noble by nature
- Not duplicitous bone in body, prizes honesty,purity, grabs what he wants with pure conviction.
- Unshakable self-esteem, inspires awe and worship in others who bask in presence
- Confidence in masculinity, recognizing no equal, natch assumes leadership roles in bed too
- A notorious cut up, class clown, all personality overshadowing his wholdesome good looks
- Is regarded with schoolgirl wonder. A sexualized Tom Sawyer, almost comically self-serving
- Heart of gold. Doesn’t fall in love easily. When does it is sacred and enobling.
- Driven by strong emotion, not mere expression of lust. Rarely sordid or kinky
- Hetero bonds smack of old-fashioned sweet hearts, with men even more moralistic, sharing abundance of affection , left cold by more overtly sexual aspects of gay life.
Page 198 sidebar principle father principle 5th precept sun and Leo concepts of authority absolutism power supremacy as well as wholeness if not totalitarianism father principle represents the belief that divinity does not stem from natural tangible feminine source but from an unknowable abstract all powerful force the motto is I will
he is ruled by the sun Which revolves around him rules a number of precepts. Leo man A real know-it-all a symptom of deep psychology that disallows him from viewing the world from any other perspective then one of unquestioned soul command. Not so much a scene stealer but someone who pins that label on others considering the default mandate in conversation to be his own. To his mind what others think say is so much bluster and pretense while he is always in control of the sovereign truth. Divine right. Steers clear of others with an obvious agenda preferring deferential company. His slow diatribes entail retelling of his daily experience making it into something legendary. One might wish he came with an off switch. Still better to let him be in filibuster mode. Because when he silent and withholding he’s stifling hurt or outrage. The lion with thorn in his paw injury makes him dangerous. Sulks making those around him miserable . Infamous temper tantrums. In general good humor. He can’t help but hold court . Shining benevolence . A brilliant raconteur diatribes rivaling Beowulf in length. Undisputed King of the jungle no glitch or irony in taking center stage. The Noble Savage meet those marked by the rule of Kings divine right. Cancer to Leo mother to father model of the universe matriarchal to patriarchal rule.
Page 199 planet symbol son tepix individual ensconce within divine sphere integration of self with the whole of creation The shield of helios like the central sun in the Zodiac the hub of the wheel of human interaction King surrounded by court Arthur by round table
biblical context book of Kings Solomon David Arthur Tom Sawyer who is triumph over in zhenzhou mirrors David and Goliath. Leo Incarnation of these archetypes inheritor of patriarchal power his word being law also law of the jungle survival of the fittest might as right I will equals desire and determination code joined we have since said to want and to intend for something all stems from position of authority including his masculinity linked to authenticity being a natural born leader in a world of pretenders phonies and parvenus
5th astrological house Co creation with God and fun and games recreation in both senses of the word his way is the right way his view of existence is absolute . This explains why Leo boy is such an infamous wiseacre showing little respect for authority other than his own Perhaps with exception of his own father whom he tends to worship. Convinced more subjective intuitive views associated with the feminine mind are inferior. Sun symbolic of harsh reality of day as opposed to the mystical world of impressions ruled by the moon
Leo is a realist suspicious of anything too woo woo fixed sign 2nd quadrant a hotbed of manly kingly feelings courage pride valor nobility dignity respect and amour proper (self-love) in contrast to cancer sensitivity sympathy susceptibility. Cancer rules the stomach Leo rules the heart and back passion and resolve both signifying will. 5th house creativity Fine Arts but always on guard for artifice. His creativity is natural weather strictly reproductive or in terms of his own role as an artist atma logically linked to Arthur and Artemis both archetypes of the sign
sidebar quadrant emotional environment where feelings about the world are of prime concern. For Leo importance plies passionate heart level loyalty honor human dignity strict morality moral code the second quadrant is also mythical and mystical aspects of life
If Cancer is mystic then Leo is mythic
Not into the highbrow stuff typically. He despised his formal settings and attire needing to feel relaxed and comfortable. Not interested in pleasing or impressing one takes him as his is or not at all. This applies professionally and in his private life. Equal parts Noble and Savage he thinks himself better than others something he may admit he considers conspicuous finery as symptomatic of the superficial soul. Early birds on the work front are nothing but pets and Brown nosers. He is no romantic hero transformed by love like cancer he will have it on his own terms
Tom Sawyer at heart pick a rest figure everyday roguish hero bucking authority exerting formidable power over others 5th house fun and games sport and amusement natural athleticism not infused with much in the way of team spirit unless he’s captain. Collectivism only works if he is the one orchestrating the action Arthur assembling his Knights Tom Sawyer whitewashing that picket fence . The sport and amusement or at others expense . Not the merry prankster Gemini is he is a jokes they’re only as an extremely practical one like the sun Others run circles around him sometimes for mere amusement . Turns others into gestures element of having associated with those whom he has cast in some role or other geared to his own entertainment. Fixed fire sign Distinguished as concentrated magnetic life force . Passions into purposes re creative spirit shifting as he matures from pure laddish enjoyment to laudable self invention Noble intentions become fervent fixations Prince Hal. Often outright obsession with gaming and gambling horse racing link to helios imitating the sun
Page 201 sign glyph Lions mane masculine power virility might is right rule natural world survival inevitably belongs to the fittest if we were still in the jungle he would be our natural overlord
Leo is archetypally associated with helios dutiful but notoriously put upon Charioteer racing is steeds devotionally. Archetype as meaningful manifestation His divinity is linked to function he performs Leo man often finds it impossible to shirk his responsibility as the zodiac’s ultimate father figure never failing to be perceived as a leader. Despite attempts to lose himself in leisure activities he is the one on whom people increasingly depend. Since youth he can’t escape. Sun principles of absolutism wholeness wholesomeness completion Integration of self makes him uncannily comfortable in his skin At ease natural character but also unable to separate himself from societal roles and the mantle of his obligations. Age group 28 to 35 leaves the ladder climbing of youth comes into his own Fully ripening self realization Something he embodies all his life
ancient sun King inherited majestic power hard pressed to fulfill roll as God’s representative on earth not the errant Knight of Aries born with sense of worthiness intact burning bright. Secure entitled egotistical also to rebel against this helios refusing to drive his chariot Tom Sawyer venturing out in search of fun Shirking duties . Neglect of obligations may have disastrous effects not so much for himself but for those who rely heavily on him and love him capability and culpability go hand in hand
page 202 element kualiti fire life energy spirit divine force fixed magnetism sustainment concentration Fixed fire a son heart the seat of life force the hearth the center of the home
King Arthur divinely empowered to pull sword from stone most daunting challenges come naturally. He does tend to be more physically powerful then other men From a young age this might is mirrored in his intellectual capability clever with creative talent moral fortitude despite his prowess he feels pangs of guilt and disappointment when failing to achieve predetermined goals perhaps a throwback too having been the pride and joy of his family especially singled out by his mother who pinned her greatest hopes on him
set apart from other family members a psychological rift ensues Leo experiences intense sense of blame for out shining siblings. His prowess is a sword that cuts both ways he may even begin to downplay his accomplishments At the same time he delights in mothers preferential treatment likewise perceiving himself as a rising star in the family. Still he can’t get that same sort of feedback from his father movie both respects and relates to intellectually but who is not as overt in regard. His father may even chastise him that he’s trying too hard so he stops trying after this reprimand. Fitting that in the helios myth refined Phaeton Seeking recognition Which leads to a fall. He wants to be like his father the real family star. All this gives birth to Leo man psychological paradox he believes he is superior destined for success via mother but via father he sees no real payoff in trying to achieve such status he adopts a no effort attitude only finding success when it comes naturally and easily. Behavioralist he learns that striving is punishable
page 203 polarity he is aligned he is the fixed star the natural center to which others gravitate and if you get too close you may get burned . Main text: sun’s principle of completion He presents himself as in no way lacking he is quite literally full of himself feeling wholly confident easy stance never takes risk emotional or otherwise where he’s not gaming. In interaction with others makes no effort to establish personal connections securing friendships like everything else that develop naturally without strain As his father’s son Leo is wary and disdainful of people who try too hard. Appan meeting him one senses the waggish Tom Sawyer aspect. Flippant Kurt course prankish fibbing making up vivid tales in the face of a stranger’s sincere interest he expects not to see them again. This dismissive air recalls a disinterested King who cares not one iota to know the little people. The embodiment of authority he is faced with the same brand of decision-making as all Kings whether to be a good one or a bad one. For the fittest might is right evidenced by his allergy and contempt for personal weakness in others. Like Arthur he must make a psychological shift adopting a might for right philosophy lest he become like 2 caesar’s Napoleon Mussolini Blvd salassi Castro. Notoriously above reproach dictatorial in the extreme Houston Hitchcock demille Kubrick as well as father’s of industry Henry Ford Carl young George Bernard Shaw Aldous Huxley Jerry Garcia Norman Lear pathos of sitcoms quintessential tyrant Archie bunker human Garfield Carroll O’Connor alyo whose characters thrown is enshrined in the Smithsonian.
204 sign number the fifth element quint essential quit essence the stuff of ancient heavenly bodies the blue blood that flowed in the veins of gods and appointed Kings the pentacle defines the cosmic man had feet hands making points as the hub of the universe in the axis mundi
The following blocks of text are exceprts from my first year of Blagues, nos. 511-515. I am reading through all of my Blagues, five per day, and posting some samples here. Now, in my sixth year of writing this Blague, by the time I get to my seventh, I will have journeyed through all the daily Blagues of my first five years. If that’s confusing I apologize. Year seven, I’ll only have to read through year six, once a day. (For thirty days this paragraph will include this parentheses to say: I realized that in the summer of 2016 I actually didn’t post for some time, such that for the expanse of two months, I will continue to number the past Blagues, as above, five at a time, but there will be nothing to post from that period.)
To view the original Sabian Symbol themed 2015 Cosmic Blague corresponding to this day: Flashback! The degree point of the Sabian Symbol may at times be one degree higher than the one listed here. The Blague portrays the starting degree of for this day ( 0°, for instance), as I typically post in the morning, while the Sabian number corresponds to the end point (1°) of that same 0°-1° period. There are 360 degrees spread over 365/6 days per year—so they nearly, but not exactly, correlate.
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