Taurus 22° (May 12)

Another alone time. S. driving up then down and all around. I’ve become super fearful lately. I need to keep an eye on that. All this paranoia feeling like I’m being watched. Anyway I seriously need to make some hay. So here goes: In our original philosophy of the stars, we have discerned the unfolding of the spiral spring of the zodiac, itself, as analogous to that of many “sequences” found in metaphysics and mythology as well as in nature, science, and both practical and esoteric programs. We’ve long equated the first cardinal-fire sign of Aries with big-bang creation, the second fixed-earth Taurus with the garden, Eden, and the mutable-air sign of Gemini with munching on that apple—consciousness characterized as and synonymous with duality (The Twins) and the proverbial Fall, expulsion into chaos. Then along comes Cancer, cardinal-water, the Flood, to wash all cares and sins away, and re-create order, providing recovery and providence itself. Flood myths promise passage, deliverance, and promise itself. Without the Cancer-ruled energy of Hope, there can be no possibility. Water symbolizing emotion and intuition, the process of recovery is indeed an emotional one—the Cancer motto is I Feel—one that involves getting to the source of our human emotional being, which is where we tap into our higher power (represented by Cancer’s so-called opposite sign of Capricorn—not actually opposite at all,  as the two signs are mirrors of, sharing resonances with, each other— the relationship between the two offering a wealth of metaphorical and metaphysical wisdom to be mined. Cancer is likened to a spring or source of a river, a vivid representation of initiating, originating cardinal-water; while Capricorn is re-source, a reservoir, contained by the horn-shaped, cardinal-earth landscape of Capricorn, its name, meaning the goat horn-of-plenty, also a container, preserving bounty. Cancer women, especially, can be gushing while Capricorn women tend to be reserved—men born into these feminine—water and earth—stand in ironic contrasts to their female counterparts. Capricorn man may seem flamboyant, and Cancer man, staid. But the operative word in that sentence was: seem. In truth, Cancer man is gushing on the inside, just as Capricorn man is more somber than he may be letting on.  In call and response, Cancer Hope finds its answer in Capricorn Faith. Someone wise once said that, “hope is faith holding its hand out in the dark.” Mythically, too, these signs are linked, in that we see the story of the baby prince Moses, given passage, carried along a river, from one mother to another, floating on promise of deliverance, a metaphor for Cancer man’s reliance on, and ability to elicit (m)others’ care for him as a means of his own desired momentum; while the story of adult Moses, going gray all of a sudden, in discussion with a burning bush, receiving a list of ten shalt-nots—the containment, restriction, structuring of Capricorn—portrays the faithful, old-soul hierophantic personality of men of that tenth sign.

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. 

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