2 of Disks – Reactive/Practical
(8 of Earth, 71=7+1=8)
Astrology: Saturn in Capricorn
Time: 22 December – 1 January
(1st decan of Capricorn)
10th House, House of Social Status (Kingdom)
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
8 of Diamonds (8 of Earth)
Saturn is the tester, and for souls born with Saturn in Capricorn the test is in humility and the use of power. You have a great love of power and the desire to dominate others, but need to learn to let power flow through you and feel yourself as its instrument rather than the great dictator.
You are ambitious and clear-headed with practical matters, and have foresight and organizational ability. If afflicted, you tend to be solitary, serious, suspicious, selfish and egotistical. If unafflicted, you are strong, persistent, and responsible, and may be an evolved soul with none of the negative qualities mentioned here. Prestige and social standing will be very important to some. Your strong sense of duty can be very grim if you haven’t found joy in the accomplishment. Too much holding on and selfishness can manifest as arthritic conditions in your body. A way out of feeling lonely and limited is through service and greater givingness. (Source: myastrologybook.com)
Saturn in Capricorn when well-aspected is strong and therefore his virtues are also pronounced, with honesty and integrity as staunch as the Rock of Gibraltar and the determination to work toward the desired goal no matter how long it may take. Hence in spite of all handicaps and obstacles people with a well-aspected Saturn in Capricorn ultimately achieve a large measure of success and are generally esteemed by their contemporaries. But when Saturn is afflicted in Capricorn the mind is gloomy and the person sees life from a biased point of view. There is a general sense of dissatisfaction which sometimes develops into a diseased mind. These people are cunning, underhanded and not to be trusted. (Sources: rosicrucian.com)
10th House, House of Social Status (Kingdom). Ambitions. Motivations. Career. Status in society. Government. Authority. Father or father figure. The breadwinner of the household. One’s public appearance/impression at-large audience.
Saturn in the Tenth House shows a strong self-reliant and ambitious spirit with the patience and perseverance which make a person destined to rise in life. It is the signature of the self-made man, self-made by all the sterling saturnine ventures, tact, foresight, honesty and systematic application to business. Such people are destined to become captains of industry, presidents of banks or hold other high positions involving great responsibility. (Source: rosicrucian.com)
The Number 11 – Saturn, Reactive/ Practical (Earth)
– Responsible, patient, resourceful, loyal, executive character and abilities, political skills, expert handling of power and authority, working for a cause, achieving recognition, exercising sound judgment, decisive and commanding.
– Distrusting, dictatorial, inhibited, materialistic, overly ambitious, conceited, repressing subordinates, impatient with people.
Crowley: Change. The number Two, Chokmah, here rules in the suit pertaining to Earth. It shows the type of Energy appropriate to Two, in its most fixed form. According to the doctrine that Change is the support of stability, the card is called Change. Its celestial rulers are Jupiter and Capricornus; and these sym bols are most inharmonious, so that in practical matters the good fortune of Jupiter is very limited. Their influence on the card is not great. Yet, Jupiter being himself the Wheel (Atu X), he emphasizes that idea.
The card represents two Pantacles, one above the other; they are the Chinese symbols of the Yang and Yin duplicated as in the Hsiang. One wheel is dextro and the other laevo – rotatory. They thus represent the harmonious interplay of the Four Elements in constant movement. One may in fact consider the card as the picture of the complete manifested Universe, in respect of its dynamics.
About them is entwined a green Serpent (see Liber 65, chapter iii, verses 1720). His tail is in his mouth. He forms the figure Eight, the symbol of the Infinite, the equation 0=2.
Waite: A young man, in the act of dancing, has a pentacle in either hand, and they are joined by that endless cord which is like the number 8 reversed.
On the one hand it is represented as a card of gaiety, recreation and its connexions, which is the subject of the design; but it is read also as news and messages in writing, as obstacles, agitation, trouble, embroilment.
Reversed: Enforced gaiety, simulated enjoyment, literal sense, handwriting, composition, letters of exchange.
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
8 of Diamonds – New job; change in job situation. The young or the old may find love on a trip.